lab

Integrative neurobiology of psychiatric disorders

Lab Members

Steven Kushner
Prof.Dr. Steven Kushner (S.A.)
Full Professor
Lab Head
Femke de Vrij
Femke de Vrij
Assistant Professor
Guy Shpak
Guy Shpak
Postdoctoral Fellow
Christian Bouwkamp
Christian Bouwkamp
Postdoctoral Fellow
Shashini Munshi
Shashini Munshi
Phd Student
Bas Lendemeijer
Bas Lendemeijer
Phd Student
Giuseppe Cammarata
Giuseppe Cammarata
Master Student
Hilde Smeenk
Hilde Smeenk
Master Student
Denise Slump
Denise Slump
Research Analyst
Mark van der Kroeg
Mark van der Kroeg
Research Analyst

Recent Publications

Candidate CSPG4 mutations and induced pluripotent stem cell modeling implicate oligodendrocyte progenitor cell dysfunction in familial schizophrenia.

de Vrij FM, Bouwkamp CG, Gunhanlar N, Shpak G, Lendemeijer B, Baghdadi M, Gopalakrishna S, Ghazvini M, Li TM, Quadri M, Olgiati S, Breedveld GJ, Coesmans M, Mientjes E, de Wit T, Verheijen FW, Beverloo HB, Cohen D, Kok RM, Bakker PR, Nijburg A, Spijker AT, Haffmans PMJ, Hoencamp E, Bergink V, Vorstman JA, Wu T, Olde Loohuis LM, Amin N, Langen CD, Hofman A, Hoogendijk WJ, van Duijn CM, Ikram MA, Vernooij MW, Tiemeier H, Uitterlinden AG, Elgersma Y, Distel B, Gribnau J, White T, Bonifati V, Kushner SA
in Molecular psychiatry 2018

The Zinc Transporter SLC39A7 (ZIP7) Is Essential for Regulation of Cytosolic Zinc Levels.

Woodruff G, Bouwkamp CG, de Vrij FM, Lovenberg T, Bonaventure P, Kushner SA, Harrington AW
in Molecular pharmacology 2018

Employed family-based genetic discovery combining linkage analysis and exome sequencing to identify RCL1 as a novel candidate gene for depression, with independent replication in a population-based cohort.

Amin N, de Vrij FMS, Baghdadi M, Brouwer RWW, van Rooij JGJ, Jovanova O, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, Janssen HLA, Murad SD, Kraaij R, Stedehouder J, van den Hout MCGN, Kros JM, van IJcken WFJ, Tiemeier H, Kushner SA, van Duijn CM
in Molecular psychiatry 2018

Homozygous missense mutation associated with complicated hereditary spastic paraplegia

Bouwkamp CG, Afawi Z, Fattal-Valevski A, Krabbendam IE, Rivetti S, Masalha R, Quadri M, Breedveld GJ, Mandel H, Tailakh MA, Beverloo HB, Stevanin G, Brice A, van IJcken WFJ, Vernooij MW, Dolga AM, de Vrij FMS, Bonifati V, Kushner SA
in Neurology. Genetics 2018

Activity-Dependent Myelination of Parvalbumin Interneurons Mediated by Axonal Morphological Plasticity.

in The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2018

SOX10 Single Transcription Factor-Based Fast and Efficient Generation of Oligodendrocytes from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.

García-León JA, Kumar M, Boon R, Chau D, One J, Wolfs E, Eggermont K, Berckmans P, Gunhanlar N, de Vrij F, Lendemeijer B, Pavie B, Corthout N, Kushner SA, Dávila JC, Lambrichts I, Hu WS, Verfaillie CM
in Stem cell reports 2018

An expandable embryonic stem cell-derived Purkinje neuron progenitor population that exhibits in vivo maturation in the adult mouse cerebellum.

Higuera GA, Iaffaldano G, Bedar M, Shpak G, Broersen R, Munshi ST, Dupont C, Gribnau J, de Vrij FMS, Kushner SA, De Zeeuw CI
in Scientific reports 2017

Copy Number Variation in Syndromic Forms of Psychiatric Illness: The Emerging Value of Clinical Genetic Testing in Psychiatry.

Bouwkamp CG, Kievit AJA, Markx S, Friedman JI, van Zutven L, van Minkelen R, Vrijenhoek T, Xu B, Sterrenburg-van de Nieuwegiessen I, Veltman JA, Bonifati V, Kushner SA
in The American journal of psychiatry 2017

Fast-spiking Parvalbumin Interneurons are Frequently Myelinated in the Cerebral Cortex of Mice and Humans.

Stedehouder J, Couey JJ, Brizee D, Hosseini B, Slotman JA, Dirven CMF, Shpak G, Houtsmuller AB, Kushner SA
in Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 2017

Phenotypic Differences between Asian and African Lineage Zika Viruses in Human Neural Progenitor Cells.

Anfasa F, Siegers JY, van der Kroeg M, Mumtaz N, Stalin Raj V, de Vrij FMS, Widagdo W, Gabriel G, Salinas S, Simonin Y, Reusken C, Kushner SA, Koopmans MPG, Haagmans B, Martina BEE, van Riel D
in mSphere 2017

A simplified protocol for differentiation of electrophysiologically mature neuronal networks from human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Gunhanlar N, Shpak G, van der Kroeg M, Gouty-Colomer LA, Munshi ST, Lendemeijer B, Ghazvini M, Dupont C, Hoogendijk WJG, Gribnau J, de Vrij FMS, Kushner SA
in Molecular psychiatry 2017

The SAC1 domain in synaptojanin is required for autophagosome maturation at presynaptic terminals.

Vanhauwaert R, Kuenen S, Masius R, Bademosi A, Manetsberger J, Schoovaerts N, Bounti L, Gontcharenko S, Swerts J, Vilain S, Picillo M, Barone P, Munshi ST, de Vrij FM, Kushner SA, Gounko NV, Mandemakers W, Bonifati V, Meunier FA, Soukup SF, Verstreken P
in The EMBO journal 2017

A rare missense variant in RCL1 segregates with depression in extended families.

Amin N, de Vrij FMS, Baghdadi M, Brouwer RWW, van Rooij JGJ, Jovanova O, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, Janssen HLA, Darwish Murad S, Kraaij R, Stedehouder J, van den Hout MCGN, Kros JM, van IJcken WFJ, Tiemeier H, Kushner SA, van Duijn CM
in Molecular psychiatry 2017

Hepatitis E Virus Infects Neurons and Brains.

Zhou X, Huang F, Xu L, Lin Z, de Vrij FMS, Ayo-Martin AC, van der Kroeg M, Zhao M, Yin Y, Wang W, Cao W, Wang Y, Kushner SA, Marie Peron J, Alric L, de Man RA, Jacobs BC, van Eijk JJ, Aronica EMA, Sprengers D, Metselaar HJ, de Zeeuw CI, Dalton HR, Kamar N, Peppelenbosch MP, Pan Q
in The Journal of infectious diseases 2017

The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device potentiates stress reactivity.

Aleknaviciute J, Tulen JHM, De Rijke YB, Bouwkamp CG, van der Kroeg M, Timmermans M, Wester VL, Bergink V, Hoogendijk WJG, Tiemeier H, van Rossum EFC, Kooiman CG, Kushner SA
in Psychoneuroendocrinology 2017
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