Michael Duff Davis

Associate Professor, PhD
Research Imaging Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center
E-mail: davisduff@msn.com
Page: http://profiles.uthscsa.edu/?pid=profile&id=1BT0U68I1


Fields of interest:

  • Developing a primate aging model by studying brain maturation in the marmoset across its entire lifespan
  • The neuropharmacology of ADHD, depression and schizophrenia using functional imaging and in vivo receptor binding
  • The mechanism of action and influence of physical exercise in reducing stroke-induced damage
  • Characterizing the phenomenon that certain psychotropic drugs exhibit in initiating coordinated neuronal networking (e.g., calcium waves) using in vivo optical imaging


Recent publications:

Zwagerman N., Sprague S., Davis M. D., Daniels B., Goel G., Ding Y.:
Pre-ischemic exercise preserves cerebral blood flow during reperfusion in stroke
Neurol. Res. 2010; 32(5): 523-9.

Kochunov P., Duff Davis M.:
Development of structural MR brain imaging protocols to study genetics and maturation
Methods 2010; 50(3): 136-46.

Okeson D. M., Coke R. L., Kochunov P., Davis M. D.:
Magnetic resonance imaging findings in a red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) with otitis
J. Zoo Wildl. Med. 2008; 39(4): 667-70.

Szabo C. A., Narayana S., Franklin C., Knape K. D., Davis M. D., Fox P. T., Leland M. M., Williams J. T.:
“Resting” CBF in the epileptic baboon: correlation with ketamine dose and interictal epileptic discharges
Epilepsy Res. 2008; 82(1): 57-63.

Bao A., Goins B., Dodd G. D., 3rd, Soundararajan A., Santoyo C., Otto R. A., Davis M. D., Phillips W. T.:
Real-time iterative monitoring of radiofrequency ablation tumor therapy with 15O-water PET imaging
J. Nucl. Med. 2008; 49(10): 1723-9.

Bahadur A. N., Wu I. Q., Weinstein D. M., Davis M. D., Lewis D. A., Kochunov P., Keller C.:
Multimodality Chamber for coregistered anatomical and molecular imaging of small animals
Lab. Anim. (NY) 2007; 36(8): 29-35.

Brammer D. W., Riley J. M., Kreuser S. C., Zasadny K. R., Callahan M. J., Davis M. D.:
Harderian gland adenectomy: a method to eliminate confounding radio-opacity in the assessment of rat brain metabolism by 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography
J. Am. Assoc. Lab. Anim. Sci. 2007; 46(5): 42-5.

Kumar A. P., Bhaskaran S., Ganapathy M., Crosby K., Davis M. D., Kochunov P., Schoolfield J., Yeh I. T., Troyer D. A., Ghosh R.:
Akt/cAMP-responsive element binding protein/cyclin D1 network: a novel target for prostate cancer inhibition in transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate model mediated by Nexrutine, a Phellodendron amurense bark extract
Clin. Cancer Res. 2007; 13(9): 2784-94.

Szabo C. A., Narayana S., Kochunov P. V., Franklin C., Knape K., Davis M. D., Fox P. T., Leland M. M., Williams J. T.:
PET imaging in the photosensitive baboon: case-controlled study
Epilepsia 2007; 48(2): 245-53.

Bian F., Li Z., Offord J., Davis M. D., McCormick J., Taylor C. P., Walker L. C.:
Calcium channel alpha2-delta type 1 subunit is the major binding protein for pregabalin in neocortex, hippocampus, amygdala, and spinal cord: an ex vivo autoradiographic study in alpha2-delta type 1 genetically modified mice
Brain Res. 2006; 1075(1): 68-80.