Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Mari Kondo

Medicine & Health
Centre for Healthy BrainAgeing

Dr Mari Kondo is a UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. Dr Kondo is interested in exploring how our lifestyle and environment affect gene expression and indicators of brain health throughout development and aging.

Prior to joining UNSW, Dr Kondo earned her PhD investigating gene-environment interactions in a mouse model of Rett syndrome at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (University of Melbourne). She then conducted postdoctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA, investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, using tools ranging from mouse models and cell culture, to bioinformatics and next generation sequencing.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Hannan AJ, 2019, 'Chapter 3 Environmental Stimulation Modulating the Pathophysiology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders', in Neurotechnology and Brain Stimulation in Pediatric Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, pp. 31 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-812777-3.00003-9
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Hannan AJ, 2018, 'Environmental stimulation modulating the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders', in Neurotechnology and Brain Stimulation in Pediatric Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, pp. 31 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812777-3.00003-9
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Hannan AJ, 2016, 'Gene-environment interactions in the aetiology of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders', in Sale A (ed.), Environmental Experience and Plasticity of the Developing Brain, John Wiley & Sons Inc, pp. 47 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118931684.ch3
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Mohan A; Mather KA, 2020, 'Going around in circles: Deciphering the role of circular RNAs in neurodegenerative disease', Current Opinion in Psychiatry, vol. 33, pp. 141 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000582
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Yang K; Kondo MA; Jaaro-Peled H; Cash-Padgett T; Kano SI; Ishizuka K; Pevsner J; Tomoda T; Sawa A; Niwa M, 2019, 'The transcriptome landscape associated with Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1 locus impairment in early development and adulthood', Schizophrenia Research, vol. 210, pp. 149 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2019.05.032
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Weissleder C; Kondo MA; Yang C; Fung SJ; Rothmond DA; Wong MW; Halliday GM; Herman MM; Kleinman JE; Webster MJ; Shannon Weickert C, 2017, 'Early-life decline in neurogenesis markers and age-related changes of TrkB splice variant expression in the human subependymal zone', European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 46, pp. 1768 - 1778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13623
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Olaya JC; Heusner CL; Matsumoto M; Sinclair D; Kondo MA; Karl T; Shannon Weickert C, 2017, 'Overexpression of Neuregulin 1 Type III Confers Hippocampal mRNA Alterations and Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors in Mice.', Schizophr Bull, vol. 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbx122
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Gamo NJ; Birknow MR; Sullivan D; Kondo MA; Horiuchi Y; Sakurai T; Slusher BS; Sawa A, 2017, 'Valley of death: A proposal to build a “translational bridge” for the next generation', Neuroscience Research, vol. 115, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neures.2016.11.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Nomura J; Jaaro-Peled H; Lewis E; Nuñez-Abades P; Huppe-Gourgues F; Cash-Padgett T; Emiliani F; Kondo MA; Furuya A; Landek-Salgado MA; Ayhan Y; Kamiya A; Takumi T; Huganir R; Pletnikov M; O'Donnell P; Sawa A, 2016, 'Role for neonatal D-serine signaling: Prevention of physiological and behavioral deficits in adult Pick1 knockout mice', Molecular Psychiatry, vol. 21, pp. 386 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2015.61
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Gray LJ; Pelka GJ; Leang SK; Christodoulou J; Tam PPL; Hannan AJ, 2016, 'Affective dysfunction in a mouse model of Rett syndrome: Therapeutic effects of environmental stimulation and physical activity', Developmental Neurobiology, vol. 76, pp. 209 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dneu.22308
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Horiuchi Y; Kondo MA; Okada K; Takayanagi Y; Tanaka T; Ho T; Varvaris M; Tajinda K; Hiyama H; Ni K; Colantuoni C; Schretlen D; Cascella NG; Pevsner J; Ishizuka K; Sawa A, 2016, 'Molecular signatures associated with cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: a study of biopsied olfactory neural epithelium', Translational psychiatry, vol. 6, pp. e915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/tp.2016.154
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Fukudome D; Smith DR; Gallagher M; Kamiya A; Sawa A, 2016, 'Dimensional assessment of behavioral changes in the cuprizone short-term exposure model for psychosis', Neuroscience Research, vol. 107, pp. 70 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neures.2016.01.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kano S; Yuan M; Cardarelli RA; Maegawa G; Higurashi N; Gaval-Cruz M; Wilson AM; Tristan C; Kondo MA; Chen Y; Koga M; Obie C; Ishizuka K; Seshadri S; Srivastava R; Kato TA; Horiuchi Y; Sedlak TW; Lee Y; Rapoport JL; Hirose S; Okano H; Valle D; O’Donnell P; Sawa A; Kai M, 2015, 'Clinical utility of neuronal cells directly converted from fibroblasts of patients for neuropsychiatric disorders: Studies of lysosomal storage diseases and channelopathy', Current Molecular Medicine, vol. 15, pp. 138 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1566524015666150303110300
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Passeri E; Wilson AM; Primerano A; Kondo MA; Sengupta S; Srivastava R; Koga M; Obie C; Zandi PP; Goes FS; Valle D; Rapoport JL; Sawa A; Kano SI; Ishizuka K, 2015, 'Enhanced conversion of induced neuronal cells (iN cells) from human fibroblasts: Utility in uncovering cellular deficits in mental illness-associated chromosomal abnormalities', Neuroscience Research, vol. 101, pp. 57 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neures.2015.07.011
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Tezuka T; Tamura M; Kondo MA; Sakaue M; Okada K; Takemoto K; Fukunari A; Miwa K; Ohzeki H; Kano SI; Yasumatsu H; Sawa A; Kajii Y, 2013, 'Cuprizone short-term exposure: Astrocytic IL-6 activation and behavioral changes relevant to psychosis', Neurobiology of Disease, vol. 59, pp. 63 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nbd.2013.07.003
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo MA; Tajinda K; Colantuoni C; Hiyama H; Seshadri S; Huang B; Pou S; Furukori K; Hookway C; Jaaro-Peled H; Kano SI; Matsuoka N; Harada K; Ni K; Pevsner J; Sawa A, 2013, 'Unique pharmacological actions of atypical neuroleptic quetiapine: Possible role in cell cycle/fate control', Translational Psychiatry, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/tp.2013.19
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Tezuka T; Tamura M; Kondo MA; Sakaue M; Okada K; Takemoto K; Fukunari A; Yasumatsu H; Kajii Y, 2013, '[Cuprizone early deficits accompanied by specific glial activation implicate pathophysiological changes in schizophrenia].', Nihon shinkei seishin yakurigaku zasshi = Japanese journal of psychopharmacology, vol. 33, pp. 65 - 66
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Tezuka T; Tamura M; Kondo M; Sakaue M; Okada K; Takemoto K; Fukunari A; Yasumatsu H; Kano S-I; Sawa A; Kajii Y, 2012, 'Cuprizone early deficits accompanied by specific glial activation implicate pathophysiological changes in schizophrenia', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol. 15, pp. 137 - 137, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000209062500502&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo M; Sawa A, 2011, 'Anti-/propsychotic drug signaling via heteromeric GPCRs-A balancing act?', Cell, vol. 147, pp. 964 - 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2011.11.012
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo M; Gray LJ; Pelka GJ; Christodoulou J; Tam PPL; Hannan AJ, 2008, 'Environmental enrichment ameliorates a motor coordination deficit in a mouse model of Rett syndrome - Mecp2 gene dosage effects and BDNF expression', European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 27, pp. 3342 - 3350, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06305.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Tweeddale HJ; Kondo M; Gebicki JM, 2007, 'Proteins protect lipid membranes from oxidation by thiyl radicals', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 459, pp. 151 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abb.2007.01.016
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Clarke CE; Hill A; Kondo M; Subbiah RN; Campbell TJ; Vandenberg JI, 2006, 'Effect of S5P alpha-helix charge mutants on inactivation of hERG K+ channels', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 573, pp. 291 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2006.108332
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Subbiah RN; Kondo M; Campbell TJ; Vandenberg JI, 2005, 'Tryptophan scanning mutagenesis of the HERG K+ channel: the S4 domain is loosely packed and likely to be lipid exposed', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 569, pp. 367 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2005.097386
  • Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Fukudome D; Hayes LN; Faust TE; Foss CA; Kondo MA; Lee BJ; Saito A; Kano SI; Coughlin JM; Kamiya A; Pomper MG; Sawa A; Niwa M, 2018, 'Translocator protein (TSPO) and stress cascades in mouse models of psychosis with inflammatory disturbances', in Schizophrenia Research, pp. 492 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.01.015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Kondo M; Fukudome D; Foss C; Coughlin J; Pomper M; Sawa A, 2014, 'Cuprizone Short-term Exposure as a Potential Model for Psychosis-related Brain Changes', in NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, Phoenix, AZ, pp. S163 - S164, presented at 53rd Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Phoenix, AZ, 07 December 2014 - 11 December 2014, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000345905000289&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Mari Kondo
    Tezuka T; Tamura M; Kondo MA; Sakaue M; Okada K; Takemoto K; Fukunari A; Yasumatsu H; Kajii Y, 2013, 'JSNP excellent presentation award for CINP2012: Cuprizone early deficits accompanied by specific glial activation implicate pathophysiological changes in schizophrenia', in Japanese Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, pp. 65 - 66

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