Conte Center

Vanderbilt / NIMH Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research

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Vanderbilt University
465 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
615-936-1898
For more information,
please contact Denise Malone.



Levitt Publications

P50MH096972, Project 2: Influence of Placental Serotonin on Neural Development and Behavior


Hern-Johnson H, Levitt P. Early-Life Stress Paradigm Transiently Alters Maternal Behavior, Dam-Pup Interactions, and Offspring Vocalizations in Mice. Front Behav Neurosci. 2016 Jul 5;10:142. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00142. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27458353 PMCID: PMC4932116.


Ye R, Quinlan MA, Iwamoto H, Wu HH, Green NH, Jetter CS, McMahon DG, Veestra-VanderWeele J,
Levitt P, Blakely RD. Physical Interactions and Functional Relationships of Neuroligin 2 and Midbrain Serotonin Transporters. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 2016 Jan 11;7:20. doi: 10.3389/fnsyn.2015.00020. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26793096 PMCID: PMC4707279.


Wu HH, Choi S,
Levitt P. Differential patterning of genes involved in serotonin metabolism and transport in extra-embryonic tissues of the mouse. Placenta. 2016 Jun;42:74-83. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.03.013. Epub 2016 Mar 30. PMID: 27238716 PMCID: PMC4886340 [Available on 2017-06-01]


Levitt P, Veenstra-VanderWeele J. Neurodevelopment and the origins of brain disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Jan;40(1):1-3. doi: 10.1038/npp.2014.237. PMID: 25482168 PMCID: PMC4262917.


Wu HH,
Levitt P. Prenatal expression of MET receptor tyrosine kinase in the fetal mouse dorsal raphe nuclei and the visceral motor/sensory brainstem. Dev Neurosci. 2013;35(1):1-16. doi: 10.1159/000346367. Epub 2013 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 23548689; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3746026.