Shashank Dravid, PhD
Shashank Dravid, PhD

Shashank Dravid, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Position

  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

Presentations

  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Ultrastructural localization of glutamate delta-1 subunit in the mouse striatum. Hoover A., Villalba R. M., Pare J-F., Liu J., Gandhi P.J, Shelkar G. P., Pavuluri R., Dravid S. M., Smith Y. Prog No. 034.02/B30. SFN 2019 online, 2019
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Role of GluN2C subunit in nucleus reticularis of the thalamus in schizophrenia-like phenotypes in mice. Shelkar G. P., Liu J., Zhao F., Pavuluri R., Clausen R. P., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 087.20/AA16. SFN 2019 online, 2019
  • Soceity for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Effect of region-specific deletion of glutamate delta 1 receptors on cognitive flexibility in mice. Gawnade D. Y., Shelkar G. P., Pavuluri R., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 034.04/B32. SFN 2019 online, 2019
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Expression of GluN2C subunit in parvalbumin positive neurons and astrocytes: Relevance to schizophrenia. Gandhi P. J., Shelkar G. P., Pavuluri R., Liu J., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 370.17/D22. SFN 2018 online, 2018
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Glutamate delta-1 subunit regulates cocaine-induced plasticity in the nucleus accumbens. Liu J., Gandhi P.J, Pavuluri R., Shelkar G. P., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 161.14/AAA25. SFN 2018 online., 2018
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation.Deletion of Neurexin 1 binding glutamate delta-1 subunit produces cortico-striatal dysfunction: relevance to autism. Liu J., Dravid S. M. (2016) Prog No. 121.10/D17. SFN 2016 online., 2016
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Differential role of NMDA receptors GluN2C and GluN2D subunits in cocaine addiction. Shelkar G. P., Pavuluri R., Liu J., Gandhi P. J., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 419.20/GGG10. SFN 2018 online., 2016
  • Cortico-limbic circuit dysfunction in NMDA receptor hypofunction model of schizophrenia. Prog No. 227.11/I3. SFN 2015 online.Ravikrishnan A., Gupta S. C., Hillman B. G., Dravid S. M. , 2015
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Novel mechanisms of pregnenolone sulfate modulation of GluN1/GluN2A NMDA receptor gating. Prog No. 383.08/A87. SFN 2015 online.  , 2015
  • Poster presentation Title: Gating effects of a novel allosteric modulator at GluN1/GluN2A NMDA receptors Chopra D. A., Irvine M. W., Jane D. E., Monaghan D. T., Dravid S. M.FASEB J, April 2015; 29, 933.3, 2015
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation Title: The NMDA receptor GluN2C subunit regulates behavioral and cellular phenotypes relevant to schizophrenia 2. Ravikrishnan A., Hillman B. G., Gupta S. C., Pavuluri R., Stairs D. J., Dravid S. M, 2014
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation Title: Glutamate delta-1 receptor regulates dendritic spine morphology and density in cortico-limbic circuit *S. C. GUPTA1, P. S. SURYAVANSHI1, B. J. MORLEY2, S. M. DRAVID1;, 2013
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation Title: Voltage-gated sodium channel activator enhancement of immature cerebrocortical neuron development requires both the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor 2B (GluN2B) and p21 protein (Cdc42/Rac)-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) *S. MEHROTRA, S. M. DRAVID, T. F. MURRAY, 2013
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation Title: Best1-mediated astrocytic glutamate lowers the threshold of synaptic plasticity *J. LEE1, H. PARK1, K.-S. HAN1, J. SEO2, S. M. DRAVID3, J. WOO1, H. CHUN1, S. CHO2, T. KIM1, H. AN1, B.-E. YOON1,4, R. BERLINGUER-PALMINI5, G. MANNAIONI6, S. F. TRAYNELIS7, S. CHOI2, C. LEE1;, 2013
  • Targeting the NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis of schizophrenia: Emerging clues from genetic models and drug discovery efforts Winter Conference on Brain Research Panel Chair, 2013
  • Protease activated receptor regulates migration and invasion of glioblastoma via transactivation of EGFR. Gupta S.C., Bandyopadyay B., Prakash A., Yadav R. and Dravid S.M. Society for Neuroscience 2012, 2012
  • Deletion of glutamate delta-1 receptor in mouse leads to enhanced working memory and deficits in contextual fear conditioning. Suryavanshi P.S., Yadav R., Hillman B.G., Gupta S.C., Stairs D.J. and Dravid S.M. Society for Neuroscience 2012, 2012
  • INBRE "Ionotropic glutamate receptors: Therapeutic potential in neuropsychiatric disorders", 2012
  • Hillman B.G., Stairs D.J. and Dravid S.M. (2012) Role of GluN2C-containing receptors in rodent schizophrenia-like phenotypes. FASEB J, March 29, 26:1045.5, 2012
  • Ugale R.R., Hillman B.G., Gupta S.C., Suryavanshi P., Stairs D.J. and Dravid S.M. (2012) Role of NMDA receptor subtype in regulation of central amygdala. FASEB J, March 29, 26:lb574., 2012
  • Dravid S.M., Mannioni G., Lee J., Wahl P., Lee C.J. and Traynelis S.F. (2012). Protease activated receptor-1 (PAR1) control of glutamate time course in the synaptic cleft. FASEB J, March 29, 26:lb577., 2012
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Gupta S.C., Hillman B.G., Prakash A., Stairs D.J. and Dravid S.M. (2011). D-cycloserine potentiates fear extinction-induced ERK activation in prefrontal cortex and lateral nucleus of central amygdala. Prog No. 762.17. SFN 2011 online., 2011
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Murray T.F., Kelamangalath L., George J., Dravid S.M. and Aldrich J.V. (2011). Kappa-opioid receptor inhibition of calcium oscillations in spinal cord neurons. Prog No. 341.24. SFN 2011 online., 2011
  • Hillman B.G., Gupta S.C., Suryavanshi P.S., Stairs D.J. and Dravid S.M. (2011). Regulation of inhibitory tone in the central amygdala by NMDA receptor GluN2C subunit. Gordon Research Conferences. Amygdala in health and disease., 2011
  • Adopting the orphan glutamate delta-1 receptor at Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, 2011
  • The orphan glutamate delta-1 receptor: potential role in central nervous system and mental disorders NIMHANS, Bangalore, India, 2011
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Ablation of nr2c receptor models negative symptoms of schizophrenia B. HILLMAN1, S. GUPTA1, D. STAIRS2, S. DRAVID1, 2010
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Effects of Ifenprodil on NR1/NR2B NMDA receptor gating J. M. BHATT1, A. PRAKASH1, *S. DRAVID2;, 2010
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Kappa opioid receptor regulation of spontaneous calcium oscillations in embryonic spinal cord neurons L. KELAMANGALATH1, S. DRAVID1, J. ALDRICH2, T. F. MURRAY, 2010
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Functional study of ionotropic glutamate delta-1 receptor R. YADAV, M. SCOFIELD, R. A. RIMERMAN, S. M. DRAVID, 2010
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Structure-function study of ionotropic glutamate delta-1 receptor. R. YADAV, M. ROENFELD, M. SCOFIELD, S. DRAVID, 2009
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation. Acquisition of fear and extinction in an NR2C knock-out B. HILLMAN, S. DRAVID, 2009
  • Tuesday Night Neuroscience "Adopting the orphan glutamate delta receptor.", 2008
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual meeting. Poster presentation S. M. DRAVID, M. T. GEBALLE, J. P. SNYDER, S. F. TRAYNELIS Residue at dimer interface of NR1/NR2C ligand binding domain control the relative efficacy of D-cycloserine, 2007
  • Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Differential role of GluD1 in synapse maintenance. Gandhi P.J, Liu J., Shelkar G. P., Pavuluri R., Dravid S. M. Prog No. 034.03/B31. SFN 2019 online

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Glutamate is the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. The family of glutamate receptors play a critical role in synaptic plasticity and learning and memory. We are interested in understanding the roles of glutamate receptors and in particular N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and glutamate delta receptors in the central nervous system. The eventual goal is apply this undestanding to develop therpeuatics to treat severe neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.