Dr. Gerald Rameau

Associate Professor of Biology
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 115
(443) 885-4685

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 1994


Ph.D. Biochemistry, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, 1994

Current Research:

We examine the coupling between neural activity and glucose transporter type 3 (GLUT3). We focus on NMDAR signaling through nitric oxide (NO) and Ca2+ dynamics that regulate the trafficking of GLUT3 and expression at cell surface. The understanding of the mechanism by which neural activity regulates GLUT3 trafficking may elucidate the influence of neural metabolism on physiologic and pathologic conditions of the CNS.

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 101, General Education
  • BIOL 453, Scientific Writing and Communication 
  • BIOL 520, Biochemistry Structure and Function of Biological Molecules

Selected Publications:

  • Anti-hypertrophic and anti-oxidant effect of beta3-adrenergic stimulation in myocytes requires differential neuronal NOS phosphorylation. Watts VL, Sepulveda FM, Cingolani OH, Ho AS, Niu X, Kim R, Miller KL, Vandegaer K, Bedja D, Gabrielson KL, Rameau G, O'Rourke B, Kass DA, Barouch LA. J Mol Cell Cardiol. May 2, 2013. 
  • Cyclic AMP-dependent phosphorylation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase mediates penile erection.Hurt KJ, Sezen SF, Lagoda GF, Musicki B, Rameau GA, Snyder SH, Burnett AL.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 9;109(41):16624-9.
  • Ferreira, J. M., Burnett A., Rameau G.A. Activity-Dependent Regulation of Surface Glucose Transporter-3. J Neurosci. (2011) Feb. 9; 31 (6): 1991-99.
  • Rameau, G.A. Tukey, D.S. Garcin-Hosfield, E.D. Misra, C. Titcombe, R.F. Kathri, L. Getzoff, E.D. and Ziff E.B. (2007). Biphasic Coupling of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Phosphorylation to the NMDA Receptor Regulates AMPA Receptor Trafficking and Neuronal Cell Death. J Neurosci. 2007 Mar 28; 27 (13): 3445-55.
  • Rameau, G. A. Lin C. Ziff E.B (2004). Bidirectional Regulation of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Phosphorylation at Serine 847 by the NMDA Receptor. J Biol Chem, 279(14): 14307-14.