A photo of Christina Gross.

Neuroscientist, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Research Interests

Molecular neuroscience, fragile X syndrome

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




Diploma in Biochemistry: Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 2000.

PhD: Free University of Berlin, Germany, 2004.


Sustainable Brain Activity and no End in Sight—What’s in It for Status Epilepticus?. Gross, C. Epilepsy Currents. 2020; 20:113-115.

Neuroprotective roles of neurotrophic factors in depression. Gross, C; Seroogy, KB. Neuroprotection in Autism, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. : Elsevier; Elsevier; 2020.

Human genetics and neuropathology suggest a link between miR-218 and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis pathophysiology. Reichenstein, I; Eitan, C; Diaz-Garcia, S; Haim, G; Magen, I; Siany, A; Hoye, ML; Rivkin, N; Olender, T; Toth, B; et al. Science Translational Medicine. 2019; 11:eaav5264-eaav5264.

MicroRNA inhibition upregulates hippocampal A-type potassium current and reduces seizure frequency in a mouse model of epilepsy. Tiwari, D; Brager, DH; Rymer, JK; Bunk, AT; White, AR; Elsayed, NA; Krzeski, JC; Snider, A; Carter, LM S; Danzer, SC; et al. Neurobiology of Disease. 2019; 130:104508-104508.

Peripheral Amyloid Precursor Protein Derivative Expression in Fragile X Syndrome. McLane, RD; Schmitt, LM; Pedapati, EV; Shaffer, RC; Dominick, KC; Horn, PS; Gross, C; Erickson, CA. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 2019; 13.

Encapsulated Neuroprotection to the Rescue—or How to Safely Protect a Brain From Seizing. Gross, C. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:325-327.

Reward-Related Expectations Trigger Dendritic Spine Plasticity in the Mouse Ventrolateral Orbitofrontal Cortex. Whyte, AJ; Kietzman, HW; Swanson, AM; Butkovich, LM; Barbee, BR; Bassell, GJ; Gross, C; Gourley, SL. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2019; 39:4595-4605.

Losing Balance Over a Fatty Acid. Gross, C. Epilepsy Currents. 2019; 19:129-131.

Isoform-selective phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibition ameliorates a broad range of fragile X syndrome-associated deficits in a mouse model. Gross, C; Banerjee, A; Tiwari, D; Longo, F; White, AR; Allen, AG; Schroeder-Carter, LM; Krzeski, JC; Elsayed, NA; Puckett, R; et al. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2019; 44:324-333.

microRNAs Sculpt Neuronal Communication in a Tight Balance That Is Lost in Neurological Disease. Thomas, KT; Gross, C; Bassell, GJ. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 2018; 11.