Matt Pankratz, Ph.D.
2007 Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2001 B.S. Psychology and Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Research Associate Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies La Jolla, CA
Samuel L. Pfaff, Ph.D., Supervisor
Neuroscience Training Program Graduate Student, UW-Madison
Advisor: Su-Chun Zhang, Ph.D., M.D.
Neural Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells:
A Model for Human Neural Development
Undergraduate Researcher, UW-Madison
Advisor: Vjekoslav Miletic, Ph.D.
Spinal cord plasticity associated with chronic pain
Neuroscience Training Program Student Travel Award
Wayne J. and Jean B. Roper Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
Graduated with honors, BS in Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Pankratz MT, Zhang SC. “Embryoid body” formation and neuroepithelia differentiation. In: Human Stem Cell Manual: a Laboratory Guide, June 2007, J Loring, ed. Academic Press: New York.
Pankratz MT, Li XJ, Lavaute TM, Lyons EA, Chen X, Zhang SC. Directed Neural Differentiation of hESCs via an Obligated Primitive Anterior Stage. Stem Cells 2007, 25(6):1511-20.
Zhang SC, Li XJ, Johnson MA, Pankratz M. Human embryonic stem cells for brain repair? (review). Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2007 Feb 23 [Epub ahead of print].
Li XJ, Du ZW, Zarnowska ED, Pankratz M, Hansen LO, Pearce RA, Zhang SC. Specification of motoneurons from human embryonic stem cells. Nature Biotechnology 2005, 23(2):215-21.
Miletic G, Draganic P, Pankratz MT, Miletic V. Muscimol prevents long-lasting potentiation of dorsal horn field potentials in rats with chronic constriction injury exhibiting decreased levels of the GABA transporter GAT-1. Pain 2003, 105(1-2):347-53.
Miletic G, Pankratz MT, Miletic V. Increases in the phosphorylation of cyclic AMP response element binding protein (CREB) and decreases in the content of calcineurin accompany thermal hyperalgesia following chronic constriction injury in rats. Pain 2002, 99(3):493-500.
Li J, Pankratz M, Johnson JA. Differential gene expression patterns revealed by oligonucleotide versus long cDNA arrays. Toxicol Sci. 2002, 69(2):383-90.
MT Pankratz, Li XJ ,Yan YP, Chen X, Zhang ZJ, Johnson MJ and SC Zhang. ES cell-derived primitive but not definitive neuroectodermal cells are versatile for neuronal subtype specification. International Society for Stem Cell Research 850, 2005.
MT Pankratz, EA Lyons, P Moreno and SC Zhang. Gene expression during human embryonic stem cell differentiation to neuroepithelia. Soc. Neurosci. 673: 5.11, 2003.
G Miletic, MT Pankratz and V Miletic. Changes in pCREB and PKA content parallel the development and disappearance of neuropathic pain following loose ligation of the sciatic nerve in rats. Soc. Neurosci. 27: 54.9, 2001.
V Miletic, G Miletic, MT Pankratz and P Draganic. Changes in pCREB immunoreactivity and post-tetanic responses of A-fiber evoked dorsal horn field potentials parallel the onset and disappearance of thermal hyperalgesia in rats. Soc. Neurosci. 26: 429.15, 2000.