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Lin Aanonsen

Curriculum Vitae

Macalester College        Phone:     (651) 696-6470 (Macalester)
Biology Department                       (651) 696-6443 (fax)
1600 Grand Ave.                            
St. Paul, MN 55105        Email:      aanonsen@macalester.edu

EDUCATION

   1987  Ph.D., Pharmacology
            University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.     
            Thesis: Pharmacological characterization of excitatory amino acids in the                   spinal cord.  Mentor: George Wilcox, Ph.D.

   1978  B.Sc., Biology
            Edgewood College, Madison, WI.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

    CURRENT APPOINTMENTS
      2000    Professor of Biology
                 Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

    PAST APPOINTMENTS    
      2000 – 2008    Chair, Biology Department
                            Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

      1994 – 1999    Director, Neuroscience Program
                            Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

      1995 – 1999    Associate Professor of Biology
                            Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
   
      1989 - 1995    Assistant Professor of Biology
                           Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

      1987 - 1989    Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Cell Biology & Neuroanatomy
                            University of Minnesota, Mpls, MN 
                            Mentor: Virginia Seybold, Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

1983 - present    Society for Neuroscience
1983 - present    Graduate Women in Science
1983 - present    Association of Women in Science
1989 - present    American Pain Society
1990 - present    Council on Undergraduate Research
1991 - present    Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
1991 - present    International Association for the Study of Pain
1996 - present    Minnesota Academy of Science

TEACHING & HONORS


1989 - present   
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Courses taught: Human Physiology, Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience, Research in Neuroscience, Seminar in Neuropharmacology, Introductory Biology — Animal and Plant Physiology, Introductory Biology — Cell Biology & Genetics.

2004                 
Invited Panel Member—“Taking leadership responsibility—making decisions about personal and professional futures” at the Project Kaleidoscope Faculty of the 21st Century National Assembly in Dallas.  The assembly focus was “Leadership.  Investing in the Future: Building Institutional Leadership for Natural Science Communities”

2003                 
Macalester College Teaching Award

1998 - 1999       
Past Director—Minnesota Senior Academy of Science
Hosted the 67thAnnual Meeting of the Minnesota Academy of Science
at Macalester College

1997 - 1998       
Director—Minnesota Senior Academy of Science

1996 - 1997       
Director-elect—Minnesota Senior Academy of Science

1995                 
Invited Guest lecturer/speaker—National Leadership Program on “Neurobiology” for (High School) Teachers, sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

1995                 
Invited Workshop leader for Project Kaleidoscope: Interdisciplinary Connections: Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. 
Davidson College.

1991 - present                 
Member of the first class of Project Kaleidoscope—
Faculty of the 21st Century


MAJOR COMMITTEE WORK & OTHER ACTIVITIES AT             MACALESTER COLLEGE


ELECTED COMMITTEES
Member, Faculty Personnel Committee (1990/91, 1991/92, 1999 – 2001)
Member, Faculty Advisory Council (1995 – 1998)
Chair, Faculty Advisory Council (1997/98)

APPOINTED COMMITTEES
Director, Health Professions Advising (1994 – 2000; 2002 – present)
Member, Multicultural Advisory Board (2004/05)
Chair, Task Force on Academic Structure & Quality (2001/02)
Member, Affirmative Action Committee (2001 – present)
Director, Affirmative Action Committee (2003/04; 2005/06 co-director)
Member, Multicultural Taskforce for Best Practices (1999/2000)
Member, Task Force on Interdisciplinary Programs (1993)
Member, "Year of Academic Planning" subcommittee (1990/1991)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES  & SERVICE

2006            
Reviewer for NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Scholarships

2005            
Biology Department reviewer—Was the lead reviewer of the biology department at Kalamazoo College

2005            
Host site committee member, Project Kaleidoscope –Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshop at Macalester

2002             
Consultant— biological sciences; development of undergraduate science curriculum at Aga Kahn University

2002           
Guest lecturer/speaker—Linda Hall Lecture Series

1999, 1996   
Grant Review Panel—National Science Foundation-DUE grants, ILI grants

1997             
Consultant—neuroscience program consultant at Centenary College as part of the Keck/PKAL Consultant Program

2005, 19971995     
Teaching Mentor for the University of Minnesota “Preparing Future Faculty”  

1996             
Grant Review Panel—National Science Foundation-ILI grants

1995             
Student Travel Awards Committee—Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience/Society for Neuroscience

1995             
Host Site Committee—Project Kaleidoscope: Faculty for the 21st Century “Building a network of the next century of leaders”

1994 – 1996  
Awards Committee—Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science

Ongoing         
Ad hoc reviewer for the journals Neuroscience, and Pain (the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain)

RESEARCH SUPPORT

1994 - 1998  
Contract for Services with Dr. Ken Hargreaves (University of Minnesota) to "conduct mutually agreed-upon studies evaluating analgesic actions of specifies agents ";  $10,000.

1989 - 2005  
Hughes Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Program Awards (48 students supported for the summer research)

1994, 1997   
Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Opportunities for Research (CURSOR) Fellowship Award (2 students supported)

1993 - 1994  
Minneapolis Foundation Minority Summer Research Award

1992             
Wallace Faculty Development Program ($1662)—to support travel to meetings during my Junior Sabbatical Leave

1992 - 1994  
NSF, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Grant— Equipment for a Neurobiology Laboratory, Grant #: USE-9251547, Total project: $80,036.

1990            
PEW Faculty Development Program Award — "The distribution of excitatory amino acid receptors in rat spinal cord: Binding characterization and receptor autoradiography"; $7500

1987 - 1989  
NIDA, National Research Service Award — "Phencyclidine and s opioid binding in rat spinal cord".

PUBLICATIONS

(Note: *indicates Macalester students/graduates)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

R. Groth* and L.M. Aanonsen (2002) The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in spinal nociceptive processing in mice. Pain 100: 171-81.

J.D. Richardson*, L.M. Aanonsen and K.M. Hargreaves (1998) Antihyperalgesic effects of spinal cannabinoids.  Eur. J. Pharmacol. 345(2): 145-53.

J.D. Richardson*, L.M. Aanonsen and K.M. Hargreaves (1998) Hypoactivity of the spinal cannabinoid system results in NMDA-dependent hyperalgesia. Journal of Neuroscience, 18(1): 451-457.

J.D. Richardson*, L.M. Aanonsen and K.M. Hargreaves (1997) SR 141716A, a cannabinoid receptor antagonist, produces hyperalgesia in untreated mice. Eur. J. Pharmacology 319: R3-R4.

M. G. Garry, E. Abraham*, K. Hargreaves and L.M. Aanonsen (1994) Intrathecal injection of cyclic 3'-5' guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) produces hyperalgesia in mice.  European Journal of Pharmacology 260:129-131.

L.M. Aanonsen , Kajander, G.J. Bennett and V.S. Seybold (1992) Autoradiographic analysis of 125I-substance P in rat spinal cord following chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Brain Research 596: 259-268.

L.M. Aanonsen and V.S. Seybold (1991) 125I-Substance P binding sites in rat spinal cord in a chronic constriction injury and following dorsal rhizotomy. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 632: 354-357.

L.M. Aanonsen, S. Lei and G.L. Wilcox (1990) Excitatory amino acid receptors and nociceptive neurotransmission in rat spinal cord. Pain 41: 309-321.

V.S. Seybold, A.M. Parsons, L.M. Aanonsen and D.R. Brown (1990) Characterization and autoradiographic localization of gastrin releasing peptide in the porcine gut.  Peptides 11: 779-787.

V.S. Seybold, B.G. Treder, L.M. Aanonsen and D.R. Brown (1990) Neurotensin binding sites in porcine jejunum: Biochemical characterization and intramural localization. Synapse 6: 81-90.
 
L.M. Aanonsen and V.S. Seybold (1989) Phencyclidine and sigma receptors in rat spinal cord: Binding characterization and quantitative autoradiography. Synapse 4: 1-10.

L.M. Aanonsen and G. L. Wilcox (1989) GABA antinociception in the mouse spinal cord II: GABAA receptors and excitatory amino acids. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 248: 1034-1038.

R.B. Messing, S.J. Allen, L.M. Aanonsen and S.B. Sparber (1989) Naloxone administration impairs autoshaped learning. Behavioral and Neural Biol. 51: 34-45.

L.M. Aanonsen and G. L. Wilcox (1987) Nociceptive action of excitatory amino acids in the mouse: effects of spinally administered opioids, phencyclidine and sigma agonists. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 243: 9-19.

L. M. Aanonsen and G. L. Wilcox (1986) Phencyclidine selectively blocks a spinal action of excitatory amino acids in mice. Neurosci. Letters 67: 191-197.

C. Verghese, M. S. Smith, L. Aanonsen, E. L. C. Pritchett and D. G. Shand (1983) High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of diltiazem and its metabolite in plasma. J. Chromatog. 272: 149-155.

M. J. Reiter, D. G. Shand, L. M. Aanonsen, R. Wagoner, E. McCarthy and E. L. C. Pritchett (1982) Pharmacokinetics of verapamil: experience with a sustained intravenous infusion regimen. Amer. J. Cardiology 50: 716-721.

D. G. Shand, S. C. Hammill, L. Aanonsen and E. L. C. Pritchett (1981) Reduced verapamil clearance during long-term oral administration. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. 30: 701-703.

Invited Publications
L. Aanonsen (1998) “A Case Study: The Neuroscience Curriculum at Macalester College” p 16-17 In OCCASIONAL PAPER ON NEUROSCIENCE FROM THE PKAL WORKSHOP INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS: UNDERGRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION.

Ramirez, JJ, Aanonsen, L., Dunbar, G., Hill, W., Paul, CA and D. Smith (1998) Undergraduate Education in the Neurosciences: Four Blueprints, pp. 27-33.  In OCCASIONAL PAPER ON NEUROSCIENCE FROM THE PKAL WORKSHOP INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS: UNDERGRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION, July 28-30, 1995, Davidson College, and published in 1998 by Project Kaleidoscope.

Seybold, V.S., Stucky, C.L., Aanonsen, L.M., Galeazza, M.T., Abrahams, L.G. and A.M. Parsons, Changes in spinal NK1 receptors accompany peripheral inflammation. In NEUROPEPTIDES, NOCICEPTION AND PAIN, Editors: Hokfelt, T., Schaible, H-G and Schmidt, R.F., 1994, Chapman and Hall Publishers; pps. 311-328.

Recent Abstracts
H. Beidas, I.R Harmon and L. M. Aanonsen (2005) Effects of spinal administration of GDNF and neurturin on thermal nociceptive thresholds in normal mice.  Soc. Neurosc. Abstr. Vol. 31.

I.R. Harmon and L.M. Aanonsen (2002) Change in spinal glial derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), GFRa1, GFRa2 and RET immunoreactivity during carrageenan-induced peripheral inflammation in mice. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 28.

LV Fostel, RJ Albrecht, SC Calvert, A Hyslop and LM Aanonsen (2001) PSA-NCAM immunoreactivity increases in mouse spinal cord following peripheral inflammation, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Vol. 27.

R. Groth* and L.M. Aanonsen (2000) The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in spinal nociceptive processing in mice. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26: XX.

R. Groth* and L.M. Aanonsen (1999) Changes in TrkB receptor-like immunoreactivity after carrageenan-induced peripheral inflammation in the mouse. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25:1945.

L.M. Aanonsen, J.D. Richardson, R. Nakkash*, J. Knoll*, K.M. Hargreaves and R. Whitehead (1996) Characterization of carrageenan-induced inflammation in the mouse. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 22:880.

J.D. Richardson*, L.M. Aanonsen and K.M. Hargreaves (1996) SR141716A, a cannabinoid receptor antagonist, induces NMDA-dependent hyperalgesia. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 22:1660.

L.M. Aanonsen, W. Bowles, O. Jeyifous* and K.M. Hargreaves (1996) Effect of nerve growth factor in spinally mediated antinociception in rodents. IASP—8th World Congress on Pain Abstr. P.  375.

J.D. Richardson*, L.M. Aanonsen and K.M. Hargreaves (1995) Modulation of nociceptive thresholds by endogenous cannabinoids in normal animals. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 21:652.


 
 


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