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Steve Davidson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of New Orleans
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Minnesota
  • Postdoctoral: Washington University School of Medicine

Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Room 3408
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-7688
  • Fax www.davidsonlab.net
  • Email steve.davidson@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Brenner D.; Bruchas M.; Chung H.; Copits B.; Davidson S.; Gereau R.; Golden J.; Grajales-Reyes J.; Ha J.; Huang Y.; Jang K.; Kim T.; Montana M.; Morgan C.; Noh K.; Norman M.; Oh S.; Pan T.; Park S.; Pullen M.; Rogers J.; Samineni V.; Shin G.; Sundaram S.; Vogt S.; Wilson K.; Xu R.; Yoon J. 12-01-2015. Soft, stretchable, fully implantable miniaturized optoelectronic systems for wireless optogenetics Nature Biotechnology, 33 12, 1280-1286

Davidson S.; Giesler G. 12-01-2010. The multiple pathways for itch and their interactions with pain Trends in Neurosciences, 33 12, 550-558

Copits B.; Davidson S.; Dikranian K.; Gereau R.; McCall J.; Pullen M.; Sheahan T.; Valtcheva M. 10-01-2016. Surgical extraction of human dorsal root ganglia from organ donors and preparation of primary sensor Nature Protocols, 11 10, 1877-1888

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Khasabov S.; Simone D.; Zhang X. 10-01-2008. Termination zones of functionally characterized spinothalamic tract neurons within the primate poste Journal of Neurophysiology, 100 4, 2026-2037

Brasington R.; Brestoff J.; Brombacher F.; Chen S.; Chen Z.; Council M.; Davidson S.; Feng J.; Gao X.; Gereau R.; Guo C.; Hamilton S.; Hsieh C.; Hu H.; Kim B.; Liu Q.; Luo J.; Mack M.; Miller M.; Niu H.; Oetjen L.; Schaffer A.; Trier A.; Tripathi S.; Wang P.; Whelan T.; Xu A.; Yang L. 09-21-2017. Sensory Neurons Co-opt Classical Immune Signaling Pathways to Mediate Chronic Itch Cell, 171 1, 217-228.e13

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Honda C.; Khasabov S.; Moser H.; Simone D.; Zhang X. 09-15-2012. Pruriceptive spinothalamic tract neurons: Physiological properties and projection targets in the pri Journal of Neurophysiology, 108 6, 1711-1723

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Khasabov S.; Simone D.; Yoon C.; Zhang X. 09-12-2007. The itch-producing agents histamine and cowhage activate separate populations of primate spinothalam Journal of Neuroscience, 27 37, 10007-10014

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Zhang X. 09-07-2006. Thermally identified subgroups of marginal zone neurons project to distinct regions of the ventral p Journal of Neuroscience, 26 19, 5215-5223

Copits B.; Davidson S.; Gereau R.; Ghetti A.; Golden J.; Price T.; Ray P.; Schmidt R.; Valtcheva M.; Vogt S. 09-01-2016. Group II mGluRs suppress hyperexcitability in mouse and human nociceptors Pain, 157 9, 2081-2088

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Truong H. 08-15-2010. Quantitative analysis of spinothalamic tract neurons in adult and developing mouse Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518 16, 3193-3204

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Khasabov S.; Simone D.; Zhang X. 05-01-2009. Relief of itch by scratching: State-dependent inhibition of primate spinothalamic tract neurons Nature Neuroscience, 12 5, 544-546

Anderson G.; Cao Y.; Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Martemyanov K.; Pravetoni M.; Thomas M.; Truong H.; Wickman K. 03-01-2010. R7BP complexes with RGS9-2 and RGS7 in the striatum differentially control motor learning and locomo Neuropsychopharmacology, 35 4, 1040-1050

Davidson S.; Giesler G.; Nakagawa Y.; Truong H. 01-11-2010. A microinjection technique for targeting regions of embryonic and neonatal mouse brain in vivo Brain Research, 1307 , 43-52

Davidson S.; Gereau R.; Leitges M.; Valtcheva M.; Zhao C. 01-06-2015. Protein kinase C? mediates histamine-evoked itch and responses in pruriceptors Molecular Pain, 11 1,

Davidson S. 01-01-2016. A Spinal Circuit for Mechanically-Evoked Itch Trends in Neurosciences, 39 1, 1-2

Alter B.; Davidson S.; Demaro J.; Gereau G.; Gereau R.; Golden J.; Landreth G.; Morgan C.; Norman M.; O’Brien D.; Satomoto M.; Vogt S. 01-01-2015. ERK2 alone drives inflammatory pain but cooperates with ERK1 in sensory neuron survival Journal of Neuroscience, 35 25, 9491-9507

Davidson S.; Gereau R.; Golden J.; Samineni V.; Valtcheva M. 01-01-2015. Enhanced nonpeptidergic intraepidermal fiber density and an expanded subset of chloroquine-responsiv Journal of Pain, 16 4, 346-356

Davidson S.; Copits B.; Page G.; Zhang J.; Ghetti A.; Gereau R. 01-01-2014. Human sensory neurons: Membrane properties and sensitization by inflammatory mediators Pain, 155 9, 1861-1870