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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.


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.

Regulation of Ion Channels by MicroRNAs and the Implication for Epilepsy. Gross, C; Tiwari, D. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2018; 18.

Cognition in epilepsy: ΔFosB takes center stage (and may star in the prologue). Gross, C. Epilepsy Currents. 2018; 18:323-325.

cPLA2 in epilepsy: Shutting down the leaker at its source. Gross, C. Epilepsy Currents. 2018; 18:334-335.