Assistant Professor of Biology
University of North Dakota
B.S. 1982, University of North Dakota
M.S. 1990, Ph.D. 1993, Northwestern University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University
Molecular and cellular neurobiology; neural plasticity; regulation of
the actin cytoskeleton
Graduate Students: to get more information about
research opportunities in Dr. Meberg's lab, contact him directly.
Additional information can also be obtained from the UND
Graduate School and the UND
Department of Biology, including application information.
NSF CAREER award, IBN-0093359 (4/01-3/04): “CAREER: Regulation of growth cone dynamics by actin depolymerizing factor"
National Institutes of Health, 1 R15 NS40760-01 (7/01-6/04):
"Alterations in ADF/cofilin activity related to seizures”
Meberg, P. J. (2000) Signal-regulated ADF/cofilin activity and growth cone motility. Molecular Neurobiology, Molecular Neurobiology 21:97-107.
Meberg, P. J. and Bamburg, J. R. (2000) Increase in neurite outgrowth mediated by overexpression of actin depolymerizing factor. Journal of Neuroscience 20:2459-2469.
Kuhn, T.B., Meberg, P. J., Brown, M. D., Bernstein, B. W., Minamide, L. S., Jensen, J. R, Okada, K., Soda, E. A. and Bamburg, J. R. (2000) Regulating actin dynamics in neuronal growth cones by ADF/cofilin and Rho family GTPases. Journal of Neurobiology 44:126-144.
Minamide, L. S., Streigl, A. M., Boyle, J. A., Meberg, P. J. and Bamburg, J. R. (2000) Neurodegenerative stimuli induce persistent ADF/cofilin-actin rods that disrupt the cytoskeleton and distal function of CNS neurons. Nature Cell Biology 2:628-636.
Meberg, P. J., Kossel, A. H., Williams, C. V. and Kater, S. B. (1999) Calcium-dependent alterations in dendritic architecture of hippocampal pyramidal neurons. Neuroreport 10:639-644.
Meberg, P. J., Ono, S., Minamide, L.S., Takahashi, M. and Bamburg, J. R. (1998) Actin depolymerizing factor and cofilin phosphorylation dynamics: response to signals that regulate neurite extension. Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 39:172-190.
Meberg, P. J., Kinney, W. R., Valcourt, E. G and Routtenberg, A. (1996) Gene expression of the transcription factor NF-kB in brain: regulation by synaptic activity. Molecular Brain Research 38:179-190
Last update 2/1/02