Gerlinda E. Hermann

Associate Professor -Adjunct

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Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1984, Neuroscience


Dr. Hermann's areas of interest involve the connection between immune activation, cytokine production and the CNS control of vagal tone and gastric function in disease and traumatic injury. She is also proposing to characterize some of the neural circuitry involved in monitoring metabolic state, food intake and autonomic function using live cell imaging techniques.


McDougal DH, Viard E, Hermann GE, Rogers RC. Astrocytes in the hindbrain detect glucoprivation and regulate gastric motility. Auton Neurosci. 2013 Apr;175(1-2):61-9.

Rogers RC, Hermann GE. Tumor necrosis factor activation of vagal afferent terminal calcium is blocked by cannabinoids. J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 11;32(15):5237-41.

Viard E, Rogers RC, Hermann GE. Systemic cholecystokinin amplifies vago-vagal reflex responses recorded in vagal motor neurones. J Physiol. 2012 Feb 1;590(Pt3):631-46.

McDougal DH, Hermann GE, Rogers RC. 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. J Neurosci. 2011 Sep28;31(39):14037-45.

Hermann, G.E. and Rogers, R.C., TNFalpha: a trigger for autonomic dysfunction. The Neuroscientist [2007 Oct 2; Epub] 14(1):53-67 (2008)

Hermann, G.E., Van Meter, M.J. and Rogers, R.C., CXCR4 receptors in the dorsal medulla: implications for autonomic dysfunction. Euro J Neurosci 2008 27:855-864

Rogers, R.C., Nasse, J.S., and Hermann, G.E., Live-cell imaging methods for the study of vagal afferents within the nucleus of the solitary tract. J. Neurosci. Methods 2006, 150:47-58.

Hermann, G.E., Barnes, M.J., and Rogers, R.C., Leptin and thyrotropin releasing hormone: cooperative action in the brainstem to activate brown adipose thermogenesis. Brain Res. 2006 Oct 30;1117(1):118-24. Epub 2006 Sep 7.
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