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Alba Rossi-George, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
William Levine Hall, Rm 422
Phone: (848) 445 6820

BA, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ
PhD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Post-Doc University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ; Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

We seek to define the role that nitric oxide plays in the phenotypic differentiation of microglia and how copper interferes with the s-nitrosylation of protein synthesis in response to a toxin.

Representative Publications

Rossi-George, A., Guo, C.J., Oakes, B.S., Gow, A.J. (2012). Copper modulates the phenotypic response of activated microglia through the release of nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide Biology and Chemistry 27(4):201-09.
Rossi-George, A., Virgolini, M.B., Weston, D, Thiruchelvam, M., Cory-Slechta, D.A. (2011). Interactions of Lifetime Lead Exposure and Stress: Behavioral, Neurochemical and HPA Axis Effects. Neurotoxicology 32(1): 83-99.
Rossi-George A., Gow A. (2009). Nitric Oxide Biochemistry: Pathophysiology of nitric oxide-mediated protein modifications. In Oxidative Neural Injury in “Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience” series. Veasey S (ed), Humana Press, New York NY.
Rossi-George, A., Virgolini, M.B., Weston, D., Cory-Slechta, D.A. (2009). Alterations in glucocorticoid negative feedback following maternal Pb, prenatal stress and the combination: a potential biological unifying mechanism for their corresponding disease profiles. Toxicology Applied Pharmacology. 234(1): 117-27.
Virgolini, M., Rossi-George, Weston, D.D., Cory-Slechta, D.A. (2008). Influence of low maternal Pb exposure and prenatal stress on offspring stress challenge responsivity. Neurotoxicology. 29(6): 928-39.
Rossi-George, A., Urbach, D., Colas, D., Goldfarb, Y., Kusnecov, A. (2005). Neuronal, endocrine and anorexic responses to the T cell superantigen Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A: Dependence on Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha. The Journal of Neuroscience. 25(22): 5314-22.

Awards and Honors

Member of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease