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Education
Ph.D., Ohio State University (December 1995), Dr. Brian H. Smith advisor
 
Professional Background
(July, 2018 - present) Professor of Neuroscience, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
(July, 2010 - June, 2018) Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

(May, 2004 - June, 2010) Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

(February, 2001 - April, 2004) Assistant Research Scientist, Department Biological Sciences at Purdue University

(January, 1996 - January, 2001) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Miami School of Medicine

 

  1. Yuan, S, Burrell BD (2019) Interaction between NMDA Receptor- and Endocannabinoid-Mediated Modulation of Nociceptive Synapses. Scientific Reports 9: 1373 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37890-z).

  2. Hanson AH, Burrell BD (2018) Are the Persistent Effects of “Gate Control” Stimulation on Nociception a Form of Generalization of Habituation that is Endocannabinoid-Dependent? Neurobiol Learn & Mem 155: 361-370.

  3. Wang, Y, Burrell BD (2018) Endocannabinoid-mediate potentiation of non-nociceptive synapses contributes to behavioral sensitization. J. Neurophysiol. 119: 641-651.

  4. Summers T, Hanten B, Peterson W, Burrell BD (2017) Endocannabinoids have opposing effects on behavioral responses to nociceptive and non-nociceptive stimuli. Scientific Reports 7:5793.

  5. Wang, Y, Burrell BD (2016) Differences in chloride gradients allow for three distinct types of synaptic modulation by endocannabinoids. J. Neurophysiol. 116: 619-628.

  6. Summers T, Wang Y, Hanten B, Burrell BD (2015) Physiological, pharmacological, and behavioral evidence for a TRPA1 channel that can elicit defensive responses in the medicinal leech. J Exp Biol 218: 3023-3031.

  7. Wang Y, Summers T, Peterson W, Burrell BD (2015) Differential effects of GABA in modulating nociceptive vs. non-nociceptive synapses. Neuroscience (298) 397-409.

  8. Hahn E, Burrell BD (2015) Pentylenetetrazol-induced seizure-like behavior and neural hyperactivity in the medicinal leech.  Invertebrate Neuroscience 15:1.

  9. Summers T, Holec S, Burrell BD (2014) Physiological and behavioral evidence of a capsaicin-sensitive TRPV-like channel in the medicinal leech.  J Exp Biol 217: 4167-4173.

  10. Yuan S, Burrell BD (2013) Non-nociceptive afferent activity depresses nocifensive behavior and nociceptive synapses via an endocannabinoid-dependent mechanism. J Neurophysiol 110: 2607-2616.  PMID 24027102

  11. Higgins A, Yuan S, Wang Y, Burrell BD (2013) Differential modulation of nociceptive versus non-nociceptive synapses by endocannabinoids. Molec Pain 9: 26. PMID 23725095

  12. Yuan S, Burrell BD (2013) Endocannabinoid-dependent long-term depression in a nociceptive synapse requires coordinated pre- and postsynaptic transcription and translation.  J Neurosci. 33:4349-4358. PMID 23467351

  13. Yuan S, Burrell BD (2012) Long-term depression of nociceptive synapses by non-nociceptive afferent activity: Role of endocannabinoids, Ca2+, and calcineurin.  Brain Research 1460: 1-11. PMID 22578358

  14. Grey KB, Burrell BD (2011) Seasonal variation of long-term potentiation at a central synapse in the medicinal leech.  J Exp Biol 214: 2534-2539.  PMID 21753047

  15. Li Q, Burrell BD (2011) Associative, bidirectional changes in neural signaling utilizing NMDA receptor- and endocannabinoid-dependent mechanisms.  Learning & Memory 18: 545-553. PMID 21844187

  16. Yuan S, Burrell BD (2010) Endocannabinoid-dependent LTD in a nociceptive synapse requires activation of a presynaptic TRPV-like receptor. J Neurophysiol 104: 2766-2777. PMID 20884761
    Li Q, Burrell BD (2010) Properties of cannabinoid-dependent long term depression in the leech.  J Comp Physiol 196: 841-851. PMID 20803022
  17. Grey KB, Burrell BD (2010) Co-induction of LTP and LTD and its regulation by protein kinases and phosphatases.  J Neurophysiol 103: 2737–2746.  PMID 20457859
  18. Li Q, Burrell BD (2009) Two Forms of Long Term Depression in a Leech Polysynaptic Connection: One NMDA Receptor-Dependent and the other Cannabinoid-Dependent.  J Comp Physiol.  195: 831-841. PMID 19657662
  19. Grey KB, Moss BL, Burrell BD (2009) Molecular identification and expression of the NMDA receptor NR1 subunit in the leech.  Invert. Neurosci. 9: 11-20. PMID 19142676
  20. Li Q, Burrell BD (2008) CNQX and AMPA inhibit electrical synaptic transmission: a potential interaction between electrical and glutamatergic synapses. Brain Research 1228:43-57. PMID 18601913
  21. Burrell BD, Li Q (2008). Co-induction of long-term potentiation and long-term depression at a central synapse in the leech. Neurobiol Learn Mem 90: 275-279. PMID 18182311
  22. Grey KB, Burrell BD (2008).  Forskolin induces NMDA receptor-dependent potentiation at a central synapse in the leech.  J. Neurophysiol. 99: 2719-2724. PMID 18337371
  23. Burrell BD, Crisp KM (2008) Serotonergic modulation of afterhyperpolarization in a neuron that contributes to learning in the leech.  J Neurophysiol 99: 605-616.
  24. Burrell BD, Sahley CL (2005) Serotonin mediates learning-induced potentiation of excitability.  J Neurophysiol 94: 4002-4010.
  25. Moss BL, Fuller A, Sahley CL, Burrell BD (2005) Serotonin modulates axo-axonal coupling between neurons critical for learning in the leech.  J Neurophysiol 94: 2575-2589.
  26. Burrell BD, Sahley CL (2004). Multiple forms of long-term potentiation and long-term depression that converge on a single interneuron in the CNS of the medicinal leech.  J Neurosci 24:4011-4019.
  27. Burrell BD, Sahley CL, Muller KJ (2003). Progressive recovery of learning during regeneration of a single synapse in the medicinal leech. J Comp Neurol 457: 67-74.
  28. Burrell BD, Sahley CL, Muller KJ (2002). Differential effects of serotonin enhance activity of an electrically coupled network. J Neurophysiol 87: 2889-2895.
  29. Burrell BD, Sahley CL, Muller KJ (2001).  Non-associative learning and serotonin induce similar bidirectional changes in excitability of a neuron critical for learning in the medicinal leech.  J Neurosci 21(4): 1401-1412.
  30. Baccus SA, Burrell BD, Sahley CL, Muller KJ (2000). Action potential reflection and failure at axon branch points cause stepwise changes in EPSPs in a neuron essential for learning.  J Neurophysiol 83: 1693-1700.
  31. Burrell BD, Sahley CL (1999).  Serotonin depletion does not prevent intrinsic sensitization in the leech.  Learning & Memory 6: 509-520.
  32. Burrell BD, Sahley CL (1998). Generalization of habituation and intrinsic sensitization in the leech.  Learning & Memory 5: 405-419.
  33. Burrell BD, Smith BH (1995). Modulation of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) sting response by octopamine.  J. Insect Physiol. 41(8): 671-680.
  34. Burrell BD, Smith BH (1994). Age- but not caste-related regulation of abdominal mechanisms underlying the sting reflex of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.  J Comp Physiol A 174: 581-592.
 
Reviews/Book Chapters
  1. Burrell, B. (2017b). Leech Mechanosensation. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. http://neuroscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264086.001.0001/acrefore-9780190264086-e-179
  2. Burrell BD (2017a). Comparative Biology of Pain: What Invertebrates Can Tell Us about How Nociception Works. J. Neurophysiol.  117(4): 1461-1473.
  3. Crisp KM, Burrell BD (2009).  Cellular and behavioral properties of learning in the leech and other annelids.  In Annelids as Model Systems in the Biological Sciences (Ed. Daniel Shain); Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.
  4. Duan Y, Panoff J, Burrell BD, Sahley CL, Muller KJ (2005).  Repair and regeneration of functional synaptic connections: Cellular and molecular interactions in the leech.  Cell Mol Neurobiol. 25(2): 441-450.
  5. Burrell BD, Sahley CL (2001). Learning in simple systems. Curr Op Neurobiol 11(6): 757-764. 

 

 Courses Taught
Introduction to Neurobiology (BIOL 430/530)
Neurobiology of Disease (NSCI 720)
Medical Neuroscience (NSCI 531/731)
 

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