Dr John Power
Senior Lecturer

Dr John Power

PhD      Northwestern University, Pharmacology and Toxicology                                             1999
Dissertation: “
Learning and age associated changes in the biophysical and synaptic properties of CA1 pyramidal neurons in hippocampus”
Advisor: John Disterhoft

MS      University of Maine - Orono, Zoology                                                                                 1993

BS       University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, Genetics and Development                        1990

Medicine & Health
School of Medical Sciences

My research focuses on understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie the brain’s ability to remodel neural circuits thus enabling learning and memory formation.

I am a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Physiology and lead Neuroplasticity in Memory and Addiction Group within the Translational Neuroscience Facility.   Over the course of my career, I have made key contributions to our understanding of how neurons integrate information and remodel their connections, and how these processes change with learning and aging.  Currently my research focuses on understanding the cellular processes involved in motivated behaviours such as reward learning.  The overarching aim is to identify and validate therapeutic targets for the treatment of aberrant motivated learning that underlies conditions such as addiction and obesity.  Ultimately, we’d like to find ways to modulate brain circuits to support abstinence and reduce to risk of relapse.

Phone
+61-2-9065 1809
Location
Translational Neuroscience Facility Wallace Wurth Building
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Bulbul L; Power JM; Jones NM; Kumar NN, 2022, 'Long-term hypercapnia does not alter Galanin immunoreactivity in mouse brain respiratory and chemoreceptor regions', FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.2022.36.S1.R2326
    Journal articles | 2022
    Choi EA; Husić M; Millan EZ; Gilchrist S; Power JM; dit Bressel PJR; McNally GP, 2022, 'A Corticothalamic Circuit Trades off Speed for Safety during Decision-Making under Motivational Conflict', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 42, pp. 3473 - 3483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0088-22.2022
    Journal articles | 2022
    Rapp AP; Hark TJ; Power JM; Savas JN; Matthew Oh M; Disterhoft JF, 2022, 'Sex-Dependent Effects of Chronic Microdrive Implantation on Acquisition of Trace Eyeblink Conditioning', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 193, pp. 107649, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2022.107649
    Journal articles | 2022
    Xie C; Power J; Prasad AA, 2022, 'Bidirectional Optogenetic Modulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in a Rodent Model of Parkinson’s Disease', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2022.848821
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chaichim C; Radnan MJ; Dumlao G; Power JM, 2021, 'Long-term depression of excitatory transmission in the lateral septum', Journal of neurophysiology, vol. 125, pp. 1825 - 1832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00657.2019
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chaichim C; Tomanic T; Stefen H; Paric E; Gamaroff L; Suchowerska AK; Gunning PW; Ke YD; Fath T; Power J, 2021, 'Overexpression of tropomyosin isoform tpm3.1 does not alter synaptic function in hippocampal neurons', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms22179303
    Journal articles | 2021
    Peng CY; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Gilchrist S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2021, 'Phasic inhibition of dopamine neurons is an instrumental punisher.', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 135, pp. 415 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000445
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rapp AP; Hark TJ; Power JM; Savas JN; Oh MM; Disterhoft JF, 2021, 'Sex-Dependent Effects of Chronic Microdrive Implantation on Acquisition of Trace Eyeblink Conditioning', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.07.30.454487
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yau JOY; Chaichim C; Power JM; McNally GP, 2021, 'The Roles of Basolateral Amygdala Parvalbumin Neurons in Fear Learning', The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, vol. 41, pp. 9223 - 9234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2461-20.2021
    Journal articles | 2020
    Bolaram A; Coe TE; Power JM; Cheng DT, 2020, 'Awareness and differential eyeblink conditioning: Effects of manipulating auditory CS frequencies', Learning and Memory, vol. 27, pp. 78 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.050146.119
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng DT; Katzenelson AM; Faulkner ML; Disterhoft JF; Power JM; Desmond JE, 2020, 'Contingency awareness, aging, and the parietal lobe', Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 91, pp. 125 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.02.024
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liu Y; Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Yau JOY; Willing A; Prasad AA; Power JM; Killcross S; Clifford CWG; McNally GP, 2020, 'The mesolimbic dopamine activity signatures of relapse to alcohol-seeking', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 40, pp. 6409 - 6427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.072420.2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Prasad AA; Xie C; Chaichim C; Nguyen JH; McClusky HE; Killcross S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2020, 'Complementary roles for ventral pallidum cell types and their projections in relapse', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 40, pp. 880 - 893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0262-19.2019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Przybyla M; Van Eersel J; Van Hummel A; Van Der Hoven J; Sabale M; Harasta A; Müller J; Gajwani M; Prikas E; Mueller T; Stevens CH; Power J; Housley GD; Karl T; Kassiou M; Ke YD; Ittner A; Ittner LM, 2020, 'Onset of hippocampal network aberration and memory deficits in P301S tau mice are associated with an early gene signature', Brain, vol. 143, pp. 1889 - 1904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awaa133
    Journal articles | 2019
    Moorhouse AJ; Power JM, 2019, 'Making light work of fine-tuning channelrhodopsins', Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 294, pp. 3822 - 3823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.H119.007749
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gibson GD; Prasad AA; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Yau JOY; Millan EZ; Liu Y; Campbell EJ; Lim J; Marchant NJ; Power JM; Killcross S; Lawrence AJ; McNally GP, 2018, 'Distinct Accumbens Shell Output Pathways Promote versus Prevent Relapse to Alcohol Seeking', Neuron, vol. 98, pp. 512 - 520.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.03.033
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gorlamandala N; Parmar J; Craig AJ; Power JM; Moorhouse AJ; Krishnan AV; Housley GD, 2018, 'Focal Ischaemic Infarcts Expand Faster in Cerebellar Cortex than Cerebral Cortex in a Mouse Photothrombotic Stroke Model', Translational Stroke Research, vol. 9, pp. 643 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12975-018-0615-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Goulton CS; Watanabe M; Cheung DL; Wang KW; Oba T; Khoshaba A; Lai D; Inada H; Eto K; Nakamura K; Power JM; Lewis TM; Housley GD; Wake H; Nabekura J; Moorhouse AJ, 2018, 'Conditional Upregulation of KCC2 selectively enhances neuronal inhibition during seizures', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/253831
    Journal articles | 2018
    Jhaveri DJ; Tedoldi A; Hunt S; Sullivan R; Watts NR; Power JM; Bartlett PF; Sah P, 2018, 'Evidence for newly generated interneurons in the basolateral amygdala of adult mice', Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 23, pp. 521 - 532, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.134
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sengupta A; Yau JOY; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Liu Y; Millan EZ; Power JM; McNally GP, 2018, 'Basolateral amygdala neurons maintain aversive emotional salience', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 38, pp. 3001 - 3012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2460-17.2017
    Journal articles | 2018
    Weiss C; Procissi D; Power JM; Disterhoft JF, 2018, 'The rabbit as a behavioral model system for magnetic resonance imaging', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 300, pp. 196 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.05.021
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sengupta A; Yau JOY; Bressel PJ-RD; Liu Y; Zayra Millan E; Power J; McNally G, 2017, 'Basolateral amygdala glutamatergic neurons maintain aversive emotional salience', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/186072
    Journal articles | 2017
    Suchowerska AK; Fok S; Stefen H; Gunning PW; Hardeman EC; Power J; Fath T, 2017, 'Developmental profiling of tropomyosin expression in mouse brain reveals Tpm4.2 as the major post-synaptic tropomyosin in the mature brain', Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2017.00421
    Journal articles | 2016
    Stefen H; Chaichim C; Power J; Fath T, 2016, 'Regulation of the Postsynaptic Compartment of Excitatory Synapses by the Actin Cytoskeleton in Health and Its Disruption in Disease', Neural Plasticity, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2371970
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yang J-L; Polly P; Fath T; Jones NM; Power J, 2016, 'ISA model and integrative career development learning in year three science courses', Int J Science Math Tech Learning, vol. 23, pp. 33 - 46
    Journal articles | 2015
    Harasta AE; Power JM; Von Jonquieres G; Karl T; Drucker DJ; Housley GD; Schneider M; Klugmann M, 2015, 'Septal glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor expression determines suppression of cocaine-induced behavior', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 40, pp. 1969 - 1978, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npp.2015.47
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keshavarzi S; Power JM; Albers EHH; Sullivan RKS; Sah P, 2015, 'Dendritic Organization of Olfactory Inputs to Medial Amygdala Neurons', The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 35, pp. 13020 - 13028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0627-15.2015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Keshavarzi S; Power JM; Albers EHH; Sullivan RKS; Sah P, 2015, 'Dendritic organization of olfactory inputs to medial amygdala neurons', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 35, pp. 13020 - 13028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0627-15.2015
    Journal articles | 2014
    Power JM; Sah P, 2014, 'Dendritic spine heterogeneity and calcium dynamics in basolateral amygdala principal neurons', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 112, pp. 1616 - 1627, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00770.2013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cheng D; Meintjes EM; Stanton ME; Desmond J; Pienaar M; Dodge N; Power J; Molteno CD; Disterhoft JF; Jacobson JL; Jacobson SW, 2013, 'Functional MRI of cerebellar activity during eyeblink classical conditioning in children and adults.', Human Brain Mapping, vol. 35, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22261
    Journal articles | 2013
    Delaney A; Sedlak PL; Autuori E; Power J; Sah P, 2013, 'Synaptic NMDA receptors in basolateral amygdala principal neurons are triheteromeric proteins: physiological role of GluN2B subunits', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 109, pp. 1391 - 1402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00176.2012
    Journal articles | 2012
    Delaney A; Power J; Pankaj S, 2012, 'Ifenprodil reduces excitatory synaptic transmission by blocking presynaptic P/Q type calcium channels', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 107, pp. 1571 - 1575, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.01066.2011
    Journal articles | 2012
    Kim YS; Wong AC; Power J; Tadros SF; Klugmann M; Moorhouse AJ; Bertrand PP; Housley GD, 2012, 'Alternative Splicing of the TRPC3 Ion Channel Calmodulin/ IP3 Receptor-Binding Domain in the Hindbrain Enhances Cation Flux', The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 32, pp. 11414 - 11423, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6446-11.2012
    Journal articles | 2011
    Power J; Bocklisch C; Curby P; Pankaj S, 2011, 'Location and function of the slow afterhyperpolarization channels in the basolateral amygdala', The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 31, pp. 526 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1045-10.2011
    Journal articles | 2009
    Oh MM; McKay BM; Power J; Disterhoft JF, 2009, 'Learning-related postburst afterhyperpolarization reduction in CA1 pyramidal neurons is mediated by protein kinase A', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 106, pp. 1620 - 1625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0807708106
    Journal articles | 2008
    Cheng D; Disterhoft JF; Power J; Ellis DA; Desmond J, 2008, 'Neural substrates underlying human delay and trace eyeblink conditioning', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 105, pp. 8108 - 8113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0800374105
    Journal articles | 2008
    Faber EL; Delaney A; Power J; Sedlak PL; Crane JW; Pankaj S, 2008, 'Modulation of SK channel trafficking by beta adrenoceptors enhances excitatory synaptic transmission and plasticity in the amygdala', The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, pp. 10803 - 10813, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1796-08.2008
    Journal articles | 2008
    Power J; Pankaj S, 2008, 'Competition between calcium-activated K+ channels determines cholinergic action on firing properties of basolateral amygdala projection neurons', The Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 28, pp. 3209 - 3220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4310-07.2008
    Journal articles | 2007
    Morley SN; Power JM; Coulson EJ; Bartlett PF, 2007, 'Zinc-mediated neuronal death is dependent on Trk activation', Experimental Neurology, vol. 205, pp. 360 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expneurol.2007.02.006
    Journal articles | 2007
    Power J; Pankaj S, 2007, 'Distribution of IP3-mediated calcium responses and their role in nuclear signalling in rat basolateral amygdala neurons', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 580, pp. 835 - 857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2006.125062
    Journal articles | 2006
    Oh MM; Wu WW; Power JM; Disterhoft JF, 2006, 'Galantamine increases excitability of CA1 hippocampal pyramidal neurons', Neuroscience, vol. 137, pp. 113 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.08.063
    Journal articles | 2005
    Power JM; Sah P, 2005, 'Intracellular calcium store filling by an L-type calcium current in the basolateral amygdala at subthreshold membrane potentials', Journal of Physiology, vol. 562, pp. 439 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2004.076711
    Journal articles | 2004
    Baharvand H; Power JM; Ozsarac N; Matthaei KI, 2004, 'Differentiation of embryonic stem cells into functional neurons in vitro', Neuroscience Research Communications, vol. 35, pp. 130 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nrc.20027
    Journal articles | 2003
    Sah P; Faber ESL; De Armentia ML; Power J, 2003, 'The amygdaloid complex: Anatomy and physiology', Physiological Reviews, vol. 83, pp. 803 - 834, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physrev.00002.2003
    Journal articles | 2002
    Knuttinen M-G; Parrish TB; Weiss C; LaBar KS; Gitelman DR; Power JM; Mesulam M-M; Disterhoft JF, 2002, 'Electromyography as a Recording System for Eyeblink Conditioning with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging', NeuroImage, vol. 17, pp. 977 - 987, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/nimg.2002.1199
    Journal articles | 2002
    Knuttinen MG; Parrish TB; Weiss C; LaBar KS; Gitelman DR; Power JM; Mesulam MM; Disterhoft JF, 2002, 'Electromyography as a recording system for eyeblink conditioning with functional magnetic resonance imaging', NeuroImage, vol. 17, pp. 977 - 987, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1053-8119(02)91199-7
    Journal articles | 2002
    Power JM; Sah P, 2002, 'Nuclear Calcium Signaling Evoked by Cholinergic Stimulation in Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neurons', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 22, pp. 3454 - 3462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.22-09-03454.2002
    Journal articles | 2002
    Power JM; Wu WW; Sametsky E; Oh MM; Disterhoft JF, 2002, 'Age-related enhancement of the slow outward calcium-activated potassium current in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons in vitro', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 22, pp. 7234 - 7243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.22-16-07234.2002
    Journal articles | 2002
    Weiss C; Venkatasubramanian PN; Aguado AS; Power JM; Tom BC; Li L; Chen KS; Disterhoft JF; Wyrwicz AM, 2002, 'Impaired eyeblink conditioning and decreased hippocampal volume in PDAPP V717F mice', Neurobiology of Disease, vol. 11, pp. 425 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/nbdi.2002.0555
    Journal articles | 2001
    Geinisman Y; Berry RW; Disterhoft JF; Power JM; Van Der Zee EA, 2001, 'Associative learning elicits the formation of multiple-synapse boutons', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 21, pp. 5568 - 5573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.21-15-05568.2001
    Journal articles | 2001
    Knuttinen MG; Gamelli AE; Weiss C; Power JM; Disterhoft JF, 2001, 'Age-related effects on eyeblink conditioning in the F344 × BN F1 hybrid rat', Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0197-4580(00)00194-9
    Journal articles | 2001
    Knuttinen MG; Power JM; Preston AR; Disterhoft JF, 2001, 'Awareness in classical differential eyeblink conditioning in young and aging humans', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 115, pp. 747 - 757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0735-7044.115.4.747
    Journal articles | 2001
    Power JM; Oh MM; Disterhoft JF, 2001, 'Metrifonate decreases sIAHP in CA1 pyramidal neurons in vitro', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 85, pp. 319 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.2001.85.1.319
    Journal articles | 2000
    Geinisman Y; Disterhoft JF; Gundersen HJG; Mcechron MD; Persina IS; Power JM; Van Der Zee EA; West MJ, 2000, 'Remodeling of hippocampal synapses after hippocampus-dependent associative learning', Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol. 417, pp. 49 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9861(20000131)417:1<49::AID-CNE4>3.0.CO;2-3
    Journal articles | 2000
    Knuttinen M-G; Weiss C; Parrish TB; LaBar KS; Gitelman DR; Power JM; Mesulam M-M; Disterhoft JF, 2000, 'Event-related fMRI of delay eyeblink conditioning', NeuroImage, vol. 11, pp. S416 - S416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1053-8119(00)91347-8
    Journal articles | 2000
    Moyer JR; Power JM; Thompson LT; Disterhoft JF, 2000, 'Increased excitability of aged rabbit CA1 neurons after trace eyeblink conditioning', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 20, pp. 5476 - 5482, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.20-14-05476.2000
    Journal articles | 2000
    Oh MM; Power JM; Thompson LT; Disterhoft JF, 2000, 'Apamin increases excitability of CA1 hippocampal pyramidal neurons', Neuroscience Research Communications, vol. 27, pp. 135 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1520-6769(200009/10)27:2<135::AID-NRC7>3.0.CO;2-X
    Journal articles | 1999
    Disterhoft JF; Kronforst-Collins M; Oh MM; Power JM; Preston AR; Weiss C, 1999, 'Cholinergic facilitation of trace eyeblink conditioning in aging rabbits', Life Sciences, vol. 64, pp. 541 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0024-3205(98)00599-2
    Journal articles | 1999
    Oh MM; Power JM; Thompson LT; Moriearty PL; Disterhoft JF, 1999, 'Metrifonate increases neuronal excitability in CA1 pyramidal neurons from both young and aging rabbit hippocampus', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 19, pp. 1814 - 1823, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.19-05-01814.1999
    Journal articles | 1999
    Weiss C; Bouwmeester H; Power JM; Disterhoft JF, 1999, 'Hippocampal lesions prevent trace eyeblink conditioning in the freely moving rat', Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 99, pp. 123 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-4328(98)00096-5
    Journal articles | 1999
    Weiss C; Knuttinen M-G; Power JM; Patel RI; O'Connor MS; Disterhoft JF, 1999, 'Trace eyeblink conditioning in the freely moving rat: Optimizing the conditioning parameters.', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 113, pp. 1100 - 1105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0735-7044.113.5.1100
    Journal articles | 1999
    Weiss C; Knuttinen MG; Power JM; Patel RI; O'Connor MS; Disterhoft JF, 1999, 'Trace eyeblink conditioning in the freely moving rat: Optimizing the conditioning parameters', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 113, pp. 1100 - 1105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0735-7044.113.5.1100
    Journal articles | 1997
    Disterhoft JF; KronforstCollins MA; McEchron MD; Moyer JR; Power JM; Thompson LT, 1997, 'Mechanisms of associative learning in young and ageing hippocampus', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, vol. 501P, pp. S6 - S7, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1997XD09100236&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 1997
    Power JM; Thompson LT; Moyer JR; Disterhoft JF, 1997, 'Enhanced synaptic transmission in CA1 hippocampus after eyeblink conditioning', Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 78, pp. 1184 - 1187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.1997.78.2.1184
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dowse H; Ringo J; Power J; Kinney K; White L, 1995, 'A congenital heart defect in drosophila caused by an action-potential mutation', Journal of Neurogenetics, vol. 10, pp. 153 - 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01677069509083461
    Journal articles | 1995
    Power J; Ringo J; Dowse H, 1995, 'The role of light in the initiation of circadian activity rhythms of adult drosophila melanogaster', Journal of Neurogenetics, vol. 9, pp. 227 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01677069509084159
    Journal articles | 1995
    Power JM; Ringo JM; Dowse HB, 1995, 'The Effects of Period Mutations and Light on the Activity Rhythms of Drosophila melanogaster', Journal of Biological Rhythms, vol. 10, pp. 267 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/074873049501000309
  • Preprints | 2021
    Millan EZ; Lim JH; Power JM; McNally GP, 2021, Rapid appetitive transitions are sculpted by amygdala to accumbens pathways, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.11.435530
    Preprints | 2020
    Liu Y; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Yau JO-Y; Willing A; Prasad AA; Power JM; Killcross S; Clifford CWG; McNally GP, 2020, The mesolimbic dopamine signatures of relapse to alcohol-seeking, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.06.981605
    Preprints | 2020
    Peng CY; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Gilchrist S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2020, Phasic inhibition of dopamine neurons is an instrumental punisher, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.25.399220
    Preprints | 2020
    Yau JO-Y; Chaichim C; Power JM; McNally GP, 2020, Basolateral amygdala parvalbumin neurons report aversive prediction error to constrain fear learning, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.22.307561
    Preprints | 2019
    Prasad AA; Xie C; Chaichim C; Killcross S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2019, Complementary roles for ventral pallidum cell types and their projections in relapse, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/533554
    Patents | 2018
    Kim Y; Bertrand P; Moorhouse A; Wong ACY; Craig A; Power J; Klugmann M; Krishnan A; Morris R, 2018, Methods for inhibiting neuron apoptosis and necrosis, Patent No. 2013286815, https://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=AU&NR=2013286815B2&KC=B2&FT=D
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Ong-Palsson E; Munro K; Teng K; Takeshima H; Lichtenthaler S; Power J; Gunnersen J, 2017, 'Seizure-related gene 6 (SEZ6) family proteins and their influence on excitatory synapse function, motor coordination and cognition', in JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, WILEY, FRANCE, Paris, pp. 191 - 191, presented at ISN-ESN Meeting, FRANCE, Paris, 20 August 2017 - 24 August 2017, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000407425300456&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Gorlamandala N; Parmar J; Craig A; Power J; Krishnan A; Housley G, 2015, 'Spatiotemporal delineation of a cerebral photothrombotic infarct in mouse using darkfield microscopy', in JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, pp. 292 - 292, presented at 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, 23 August 2015 - 27 August 2015, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000360206300736&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Harasta A; Power JM; von Jonquieres G; Karl T; Drucker DJ; Housley GD; Schneider M; Klugmann M, 2015, 'Septal glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor expression determines suppression of cocaine-induced behaviour', in JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, Vol. 134, pp. 214 - 214, presented at 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, 23 August 2015 - 27 August 2015, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000360206300522&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Khoshaba A; Power J; Inada H; Nabekura J; Moorhouse A, 2015, 'Measuring KCC2 function in brain slices using BCECF imaging', in JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, Vol. 134, pp. 159 - 159, presented at 25th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific-Society-for-Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian-Neuroscience-Society, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, 23 August 2015 - 27 August 2015, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000360206300372&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Patents | 2012
    Housley GD; Kim YS; Bertrand PP; Moorhouse AJ; Wong AC; Craig A; Power J; Klugmann M; Krishnan AV; Morris R, 2012, Methods for inhibiting neuron apoptosis and necrosis” (filed by New South Innovations – (UNSW) – Au Provisional Patent Application No. 2012902920, 6 July 2012)., AUSTRALIA, 2012, Patent No. 2012902920, status:%20Applied%20for%20(Provisional)%20Registered%20in%20names%20of%20(Inventors)
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Disterhoft JF; Thompson LT; Weiss C; Moyer JR; Van der Zee E; Carrillo M; Kronforst-Collins M; Power J, 1995, 'The calcium hypothesis for Alzheimer's disease: Insights from animal and human studies', in Neuroscience Research Communications, pp. 121 - 131

Novel pathways to abstinence from alcohol seeking. National Health & Medical Research Council / Ideas Grants (2022 - 2026)

New Teacher of the Year (2013) – School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Sydney
ResTeach Grant (2011) – University of Queensland
Smart State Fellow (2007 – 10) – Queensland State Government
Journal of Physiology Cover Illustration - Volume 580, Issue 3, May 2007
Chapters Post Doctoral Travel Fellowship (2007) - Society for Neuroscience
National Research Service Award (1994 – 1997) - National Institute for Mental Health (USA)

I am currently the SoMS Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator. I am engaged in the operation of a host of SoMS outreach activities including Open Day, National Youth Science Forum, Brain Awareness Week and the Australian Brain Bee High School Students competitions.

My Research Supervision

Eddie Wise, Sophia Gilchrist, Si Yin Liu

My Teaching

I believe that my role as an educator of adults at university is to encourage and facilitate students’ active engagement in the learning process, enabling students to achieve a deeper understanding of the subject and the capacity to apply the knowledge to new situations. I currently convene NEUR3221 Neurophysiology and NEUR4421 Biomedical Perspectives in Neuroscience.  I also teach into a range of neuroscience courses including NEUR2201 and NEUR3121.