Spring on the York College campus

FACULTY

Daniel M. Curlik , Ph.D.

Education

  • B.S., Drexel University (2007)
  • M.S., Rutgers University (2009)
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University (2012)

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Biopsychology
  • Design Analysis II

Research Interests

  • Learning and Memory
  • Adult Neurogenesis
  • Aging
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

Honors

  • Northwestern University CNADC Pilot Grant P30 (AG13854) “Ameliorating age related impairments by silencing voltage gated calcium channels”. 2014-2016
  • NIA/NIH Institutional Training Grant T32 (AG020506). “Ameliorating age-related impairments by genetically silencing L-type voltage gated calcium channels”. 2012-2014
  • Carl and Marie Duncan Prize for Memory Disorders Research from Northwestern University
  • Award to attend Business for Scientists Course at Kellogg Management School from Northwestern University
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Young Investigator scholarship

Recent Publications

  • Yu, X-W., Curlik D.M. 2nd, Oh, M.M., Yin, J.C.P. & Disterhoft J.F. (In Revision) CREB overexpression in dorsal CA1 ameliorates long-term memory deficits in aged rats.
  • Difeo G., Curlik D.M. 2nd & Shors T.J. (2014) The Moti-rod: A novel physical training task that evokes sex differences in learning with consequences for cell survival in the hippocampus. Brain Research. Dec; S0006-8993(14)01629-1
  • Curlik D.M. 2nd, Weiss, C., Nicholson, D.A. & Disterhoft, J.F. (2014) Age-related impairments on one hippocampal-dependent task correlate with impairments on a subsequent hippocampal-dependent task. Behavioral Neuroscience. Dec; 128(6):676-88.
  • Curlik D.M. 2nd, Difeo G., & Shors T.J. (2014) Preparing for Adulthood: Thousands Upon Thousands of new Cells are Born in the Hippocampus During Puberty and Most Survive with Effortful Learning. Frontiers in Neurogenesis. 8:70.
  • Curlik D.M. 2nd, Maeng L.Y., Agarwal P.R. & Shors T.J. (2013) Physical skill training increases the number of surviving new cells in the adult hippocampus. PloS ONE 8(2): e55850. PMCID: PMC3577803

Recent Presentations

  • Yu, X-W., Curlik, D.M. 2nd, Oh, M.M., Yin, J.C.P & Disterhoft, J.F. (2016) CREB over expression in dorsal CA1 ameliorates memory deficits in aged rats. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA
  • Curlik, D.M. 2nd, Yu, X-W., Núñez, F., Antion, M.D., Oh, M.M. & Disterhoft J.F. (2014) Age-related cognitive performance correlates with L-type channel protein expression in dorsal hippocampus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, DC
  • Yu, X-W., Curlik, D.M. 2nd, Oh, M.M., Yin, J.C.P. & Disterhoft J.F. (2014) CREB mRNA and protein levels in hippocampal sub-regions change with age. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, DC
  • Curlik, D.M. 2nd, Núñez, F., Yu, X-W., Antion, M.D., Oh, M.M. & Disterhoft, J.F. (2014) Ameliorating age-related cognitive impairments by genetically reducing expression of L-type calcium channels in area CA1 of the hippocampus. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Day symposium, Chicago IL
  • Yu, X-W., Antion, M.D., Oh, M.M., Curlik, D.M. 2nd & Disterhoft, J.F. (2014) Age-related cognitive impairments correlate with hippocampal CREB mRNA levels. Poster presented at Northwestern University’s Alzheimer’s Day symposium, Chicago IL