Revised: 03/26/12


    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: pwenner@physio.emory.edu

    Current Titles and Affiliations:

           Academic appointments: October 1, 2001 - Assistant Professor,
                                  Emory University, School of Medicine
                                  Department of Physiology, Atlanta, GA 30322

    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:
    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)
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      Grant reviewer: National Science Foundation

      Manuscript reviewer:
            Journal of Neuroscience
            Journal of Neurophysiology
            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
             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

      Formal Teaching:

      a.     Medical Student Teaching
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             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-
             Veronica Barajas, Research Specialist, 5/02 to 8/03

      Other Activities:
             Department of Physiology Seminar Series (weekly, 2004 – present).


      Published and accepted research articles (clinical, basic science, other) in refereed
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      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.

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      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.
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      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-

      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,

      15.    Gonzalez-Islas, C., Wenner, P., (2006) Embryonic network activity regulates
             AMPAergic and GABAergic synaptic strength homeostatically, Neuron. 49: 563-
                 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

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