John David Elsworth PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchPsychiatry: Molecular Psychiatry, Division of; Neural Transplant and Neurobehavior Program

Research Interests

Dopamine neurons; Oxidative stress; Mitochondrial dysfunction; Uncoupling proteins; Neurotrophic factors; Development; Stem cell transplantation; Parkinson’s disease; Striatum; Prefrontal cortex; Schizophrenia. more...


  • Ph.D., University of London, 1979

Selected Publications

  • Elsworth,J.D., Groman, S.M., Jentsch, J.D., Leranth, C., Redmond, D.E., Kim, J.D., Diano, S., Roth, R.H., 2015. Primate phencyclidine model of schizophrenia: sex-specific effects on cognition, brain derived neurotrophic factor, spine synapses, and dopamine turnover in prefrontal cortex. Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol., in press
  • Elsworth, J.D., Jentsch, J.D., Groman, S.M., Roth, R.H., Redmond, D.E., Jr., Leranth, C., 2015. Low circulating levels of bisphenol-A induce cognitive deficits and loss of asymmetric spine synapses in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of adult male monkeys. J Comp Neurol, 523: 1248-1257.
  • Elsworth, J.D., Jentsch, J.D., Vandevoort, C.A., Roth, R.H., Redmond, D.E., Leranth, C., 2013. Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A impacts midbrain dopamine neurons and hippocampal spine synapses in non-human primates. Neurotoxicology 35, 113-120.



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