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Faculty Detail    
Name MIGUEL MELENDEZ-FERRO
PhD
 
Campus Address ACC 300 Zip 0011
Phone
E-mail  melendez@uab.edu
Other websites http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ERhgq9wAAAAJ
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miguel_Melendez-Ferro
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/miguel-melendez-ferro/49/325/938
     


Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Neuroscience 

Biographical Sketch 
-B.Sc., University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Biology), 1995
-M.Sc., University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Cell Biology), 1998
-Ph.D., University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Cell Biology/Neurosciences), 2002
-Postdoctoral Fellow University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 2002
-Postdoctoral Fellow, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 2003-2007
-Postdoctoral Employee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007-2008

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  Member  http://www.aaas.org 
Colexio de Biologos de Galicia (Galician Association of Biologists)  Member  http://www.biologosdegalicia.org 

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Mapping dopaminergic deficiencies in the substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area in schizophrenia.Brain, Structure and Function. 2014 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]  25269834  
Rice MW, Smith KL, Roberts RC, Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M. (2014) Assessment of cytochrome C oxidase dysfunction in the substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area in schizophrenia. PLoS One 18;9(6):e100054.  24941246 
Gandy JC, Melendez-Ferro M, Bijur GN, Van Leuven F, Roche JK, Lechat B, Devijver H, Demedts D, Perez-Costas E, Roberts RC. (2013) Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK3β) expression in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease: a light and electron microscopy study. Synapse 67(6):313-27.  23390016 
Melendez-Ferro M, Rice MW, Roberts RC, Perez-Costas E. (2013) An accurate method for the quantification of cytochrome C oxidase in tissue sections. J Neurosci Methods 214(2):156-62.  23376420 
Melendez-Ferro M, Rice MW, Roberts RC, Perez-Costas E. (2012) Dual use of immunohistochemistry for film densitometry and light microscopy. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 208(1):86-91.  22579877 
Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Rice MW, Conley RR, Roberts RC. (2012) Dopamine pathology in schizophrenia: analysis of total and phosphorylated tyrosine hydroxylase in the substantia nigra. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 3:31.  22509170 
Rice MW, Roberts RC, Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E (2011) Neurochemical characterization of the tree shrew dorsal striatum. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 2011;5:53.  21887131 
Barksdale KA, Perez-Costas E, Gandy JC, Melendez-Ferro M, Roberts RC, Bijur GN. (2010) Mitochondrial viability in mouse and human postmortem brain. FASEB J. 24(9):3590-9.  20466876 
Perez-Costas E, Gandy JC, Melendez-Ferro M, Roberts RC, Bijur GN (2010). Light and electron microscopy study of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta in the mouse brain. PLoS One 5(1):e8911.  20111716 
Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Roberts RC (2010) Basal ganglia pathology in schizophrenia: dopamine connections and anomalies. Journal of Neurochemistry, 113(2):287-302.  20089137 
Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Roberts RC (2009) A new use for long-term frozen brain tissue: Golgi impregnation. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 176(2):72-7.  18789970 
Perez-Costas E, Guidetti P, Melendez-Ferro M, Kelley JJ, Roberts RC (2008) Neuroleptics and animal models: feasibility of oral treatments monitored by plasma levels and receptor occupancy assays. The Journal of Neural Transmission, 115(5):745-53.  18193153 
Abalo XM, Villar-Cheda B, Meléndez-Ferro M, Pérez-Costas E, Anadón R, Rodicio MC (2007) Development of the serotonergic system in the central nervous system of the sea lamprey. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 34 (1-2), 29-46 pubmed  17485194 
Villar-Cerviño V, Abalo XM, Villar-Cheda B, Meléndez-Ferro M, Pérez-Costas E, Holstein GR, Martinelli GP, Rodicio MC, Anadón R. (2006) Presence of glutamate, glycine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid in the retina of the larval sea lamprey: comparative immunohistochemical study of classical neurotransmitters in larval and postmetamorphic retinas. J Comp Neurol. 499(5):810-27.  17048230 
Guidetti P, Hoffman GE, Melendez-Ferro M, Albuquerque EX, Schwarcz R. (2007) Astrocytic localization of kynurenine aminotransferase II in the rat brain visualized by immunocytochemistry. Glia 55(1):78-92.  17024659 
Villar-Cheda B, Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Abalo XM, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Anadon R, Rodicio MC (2006) Cell proliferation of the forebrain and midbrain of the sea lamprey. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 494: 986-1006 pubmed  16385485 
Rodicio MC, Villar-Cervino V, Abalo XM, Villar-Cheda B, Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Anadon R (2005) Chemoarchitecture of the dorsal column of the larval sea lamprey. Brain Research Bulletin, 66 (536-540).  16144645 
Yu P, Di Prospero NA, Sapko MT, Cai T, Chen A, Melendez-Ferro M, Du F, Whetsell WO Jr, Guidetti P, Schwarcz R, Tagle DA. (2004) Biochemical and phenotypic abnormalities in kynurenine aminotransferase II-deficient mice. Mol Cell Biol. 24(16):6919-30.  15282294 
Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Garcia CG, Caruncho HJ, Rodicio MC (2004) Reelin immunoreactivity in the adult sea lamprey brain. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 27: 7-21.  15036359 
Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Villar-Cheda B, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Anadon R, Rodicio MC (2003) Ontogeny of gamma-aminobutyric acid-immunoreactive neurons in the rhombencephalon and spinal cord of the sea lamprey. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 464 (1), 17-35.  12866126 
Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Villar-Cheda B, Abalo XM, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Rodicio MC, Anadon R (2002) Ontogeny of gamma-aminobutyric acid-immunoreactive neuronal populations in the forebrain and midbrain of the sea lamprey. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 446 (4), 360-76.  11954035 
Villar-Cheda B, Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Manoel Abalo X, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Anadon R, Celina Rodicio M (2002) Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunoreactivity and development of the pineal complex and habenula of the sea lamprey. Brain Research Bulletin, 57(3-4), 285-7.  11922973 
Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Santos Y, Anadon R, Rodicio MC, Caruncho HJ (2002) Reelin immunoreactivity in the larval sea lamprey brain. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 23 (3), 211-21.  11861127 
Melendez-Ferro M, Villar-Cheda B, Manoel Abalo X, Perez-Costas E, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Degrip WJ, Yanez J, Rodicio MC, Anadon R (2002) Early development of the retina and pineal complex in the sea lamprey: comparative immunocytochemical study. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 442 (3), 250-65.  11774340 
Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Rodriguez-Munoz R, Gomez-Lopez MP, Anadon R, Rodicio MC (2001) GABA immunoreactivity in the olfactory bulbs of the adult sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus L. Brain Research, 893 (1-2), 253-60.  11223013 
Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Gonzalez MJ, Pombal MA, Anadon R, Rodicio MC (2000) GABA-immunoreactive internuclear neurons in the ocular motor system of lampreys. Brain Research, 855 (1), 150-7.  10650142 
Anadon R, Melendez-Ferro M, Perez-Costas E, Pombal MA, Rodicio MC (1998) Centrifugal fibers are the only GABAergic structures of the retina of the larval sea lamprey: an immunocytochemical study. Brain Research, 782 (1-2), 297-30.  9519276 
Perez-Costas E, Melendez-Ferro M, Roberts RC (2007) Microscopy techniques and the study of synapses In A. Mendez-Vilas, J. Diaz (eds), Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy, 3rd edition, Badajoz, Spain, Formatex, ISBN=9788461194193 (bookchapter) book access