David McDougal, PhD

Assistant Professor-Research

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Doctor of Philosophy
Vision Sciences
December 2008
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Bachelor of Science
December 2001
Biological Sciences
December 1999
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

1. Gamlin PD, McDougal DH, Pokorny J, Smith VC, Yau KW and Dacey DM. (2007) Human and macaque pupil responses driven by melanopsin-containing retinal ganglion cells. Vision Res 47, 946-54. PMCID: PMC1945238

2. McDougal DH, and Gamlin PD. (2010) The influence of intrinsically-photosensitive retinal ganglion cells on the spectral sensitivity and response dynamics of the human pupillary light reflex. Vision Res. 50(1):72-87. PMCID: PMC2795133

3. Sipe GO, Dearworth J. Jr, Selvarajah BP, Blaum JF, Littlefield TE, Fink DA, Casey CN, and McDougal DH, Spectral sensitivity of the photointrinsic iris in the red-eared slider turtle (trachemys scripta elegans). Vision Research, 2011. 51(1): p. 120-130. PMID: 20951155

4. Rogers RC, McDougal DH, and Hermann GE. (2011) Leptin amplifies the action of thyrotropin-releasing hormone in the solitary nucleus: An in vitro calcium imaging study. Brain Res, 1385: p. 47-55. PMID: 21334313

5. McDougal DH, Hermann GE, and Rogers RC. (2011) Vagal afferent stimulation activates astrocytes in the nucleus of the solitary tract via AMPA receptors: evidence of an atypical neural–glial interaction in the brainstem." The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(39): 14037-14045. PMID: 21957265

6. McDougal DH, Viard E., et al. (2013). "Astrocytes in the hindbrain detect glucoprivation and regulate gastric motility." Autonomic Neuroscience 175(1–2): 61-69. PMID: 23313342
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