Revised: 03/26/12 EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STANDARD CURRICULUM VITAE Name: Dr. Peter Andrew Wenner . Office Address: Whitehead Bldg., Telephone: (404) 727-1517 615 Michael St., Rm 645 Atlanta, GA 30322-3110 E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Current Titles and Affiliations: Academic appointments: October 1, 2001 - Assistant Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine Department of Physiology, Atlanta, GA 30322 Education: 1982-1984, undergraduate training, State University of New York at Stonybrook, Stonybrook, N.Y., 11794, Major – Biology 1984-1986, BS Biology (Minor - Neurobiology), Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853 1987-1993, Ph.D. Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Anatomy and Cell Science, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, Advisor - Dr. Eric Frank July 1998, Molecular Cloning of Neural Genes Course, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer 1999, Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops, NIH, NINDS, LNLC Postgraduate Training: IRTA Fellow, NIH, NINDS, LNLC Bethesda, MD 20892 Advisor – Dr. Michael O’Donovan, December 1993 – November 1997 Senior Staff Fellow, NIH, NINDS, LNLC Bethesda, MD 20892 Advisor – Dr. Michael O’Donovan (November 1997 – August 2001) Peter A. Wenner Page 2 Grant reviewer: National Science Foundation Manuscript reviewer: Journal of Neuroscience Journal of Neurophysiology Neuroscience Brain Research Public Library of Science Honors and Awards: 1987 – 1988 University of Pittsburgh Dean's Fellowship 1988 - 1990 University of Pittsburgh Teaching Fellowship (Human Anatomy - School of Medicine) 1993 – 1997 Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) 2002 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award ($10,000) Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and Seminar 2003 Society Memberships 1995 – present Society for Neuroscience Grant Support: a. Active support: 1. R01 NS046510 06/01/2003 – 06/30/2007 NIH/NINDS Activity and Synaptic Maturation in the Spinal Cord. Role on Project: PI (50%) $252,700/yr; 4 years ($1,010,800 total) University Research Council, Emory University 02/06 – 02/07 Regulation of transmitter release by endocannabinoids in developing networks. $30,000 for the year. NSF 0616097 08/01/2006 – 07/31/2009 Refinement of an Inhibitory Interneuronal Circuit in the Embryonic Spinal Cord. Role on Project: PI (15%) $112,229 yr-1; $130,000 yr-2; $130,000 yr-3 ($372,229 total) Formal Teaching: a. Medical Student Teaching Peter A. Wenner Page 3 Instructor; Gross Anatomy, 1st Year Medical Students After completing course I was involved in teaching Human Anatomy the following 2 years (gave lectures, lab assistant, graded exams) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1988-90 MEDI 530; 2 Visual System Function lectures – 1st year Med Students (spring 2005); instructor in the action potential Lab (Axovax, 3 hours) and led 2 small group review sessions for the Medical Neuroscience course this spring (synaptic transmission, neural signaling, 1.5 hours each 2003-2005). b. Graduate Program IBS 570 (30 contact hours/ semester, fall and spring semesters) Seminars in Neuroscience Course for 1st year Neuroscience Program Graduate Students this past fall and spring (2002-5). IBS 514 (2 contact hours/ class) 3 developmental neuroscience seminars in Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience Course for 1st year Neuroscience Program Graduate Students this past fall and spring (2003 & 2004). Training programs Graduate Division Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience Program Supervisory Teaching: a. Ph.D. students directly supervised: Jenifer Wilhelm b. Post-doctoral fellows directly supervised: Carlos Gonzales-Islaz Huaying Xu (2003-6) c. Arthur Clement, Summer Student (2002 & 2003), Research Specialist (7/04- present). Veronica Barajas, Research Specialist, 5/02 to 8/03 Other Activities: Department of Physiology Seminar Series (weekly, 2004 – present). Bibliography: Published and accepted research articles (clinical, basic science, other) in refereed journals: Peter A. Wenner Page 4 1. Kanter, P., Leister, K. J., Tomei, L. D., Wenner, P., Wenner, C. E. (1984), Epidermal growth factor and tumor promoters prevent DNA fragmentation by different mechanisms. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 118 (2):392-9. 2. P. Wenner and E. Frank (1995) Peripheral target specification of synaptic connectivity of muscle spindle sensory neurons with spinal motoneurons. Journal of Neuroscience 15 (12): 8191-8198. 3. Wenner, P., Tsau, Y., Cohen, L.B., O’Donovan, M.J., Dan, Y. (1996). Voltage- sensitive dye recording using retrogradely transported dye in the chicken spinal cord: staining and signal characteristics. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 70 (2): 111-120. 4. Tsau, Y., Wenner, P., O’Donovan, M.J., Cohen, L.B., Loew, L.M., Wuskell, J.P. (1996) Dye screening and signal to noise ratio for retrogradely transported voltage - sensitive dyes. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 70 (2): 121-129. 5. Oppenheim, R.W., Prevette, D., Houenou, L.J., Pincon-Raymond, M., Dimitriadou, V., Donevan, A., O’Donovan, M., Wenner, P., Mckemy, D.D., Allen, P.D. (1997) Neuromuscular development in the avian paralytic mutant Crooked neck dwarf (cn/cn): Further evidence for the role of neuromuscular activity in motoneuronal survival. Journal of Comparative Neurology 381:353-372. 6. P.A. Carr and P. Wenner (1998) Calcitonin gene-related peptide: Distribution and effects on spontaneous rhythmic activity in embryonic chick spinal cord. Developmental Brain Research 106 (1): 47-55. 7. Fedirchuk, B., Wenner, P., Whelan, P.J., Ho, S., Tabak, J., O'Donovan, M.J. (1999) Spontaneous network activity transiently depresses synaptic transmission in the embryonic chick spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience 19: 2102-2112. 8. Ritter, A., Wenner, P., Whelan, P. J., Ho S., O'Donovan, M.J. (1999) Activity patterns and synaptic organization of ventrally located interneurons in the embryonic chick spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience 19: 3457-3471. 9. P. Wenner and M.J. O’Donovan (1999) Identification of an interneuronal population that mediates recurrent inhibition of motoneurons in the developing chick spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience 19: 7557-7567. * * 10. Wenner, P. , O’Donovan, Matise, M.P. (2000) Topographical and physiological identification of a population of spinal interneurons that express the Engrailed-1 homeodomain transcription factor in the chick embryo. Journal of Neurophysiology 84:2651-2657. Peter A. Wenner Page 5 11. O'donovan MJ, Wenner P, Chub N, Tabak J, Whelan PJ, Rinzel J. (2000) The genesis of spontaneous activity in the developing spinal cord of the chick embryo. Journal of Physiology (London) 52S: 2S-2S Suppl. S JUN 2000. 12. P. Wenner and M.J. O’Donovan (2001) Mechanisms that initiate spontaneous network activity in the developing chick spinal cord. J. Neurophysiology 86:1481- 1498. 13. O'donovan MJ, Bonnot A, Wenner P, Mentis GZ. (2005) Calcium imaging of network function in the developing spinal cord. Cell Calcium. 37(5):443-50. 14. Xu, H., Whelan, P., Wenner, P., (2005) Development of an inhibitory interneuronal circuit in the embryonic spinal cord. .Journal of Neurophysiology, 93(5):2922-33. 15. Gonzalez-Islas, C., Wenner, P., (2006) Embryonic network activity regulates AMPAergic and GABAergic synaptic strength homeostatically, Neuron. 49: 563- 575. * contributed equally Review articles: 1. E. Frank and P. Wenner (1993) Environmental specification of neuronal connectivity. Neuron 10 (5): 779-785. 2. O’Donovan, M.J., Chub, N., Wenner, P. (1998) Mechanisms of spontaneous activity in developing spinal networks. Journal of Neurobiology 37: 131-145. 3. O’Donovan, M.J., Bonot, A., Wenner, P., and Mentis, G. (2005) Calcium Imaging of Network Function in the Developing Spinal Cord. Cell Calcium 37(5):443-50.
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