Geoffrey K. Ganter

Education

B.S.

Atlantic Union College

1989

Ph.D.

Boston College

1997

Post-Doctoral Training

Department of Neurobiology

Harvard Medical School

Boston

Massachusetts

Clinical Affiliations

Maine

Expertise

neuroscience

Neurogenetics

Neurobiology

molecular biology

Cell biology

Drosophila

Genetics

Behavior

Steroids

Nociception

Pain sensitization

Research

Current Research

Identification of novel pathways/components that modulate nociception in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Research Interests

Neurobiology of nociception.

Selected Publications

Ganter GK, Desilets JB, Davis-Knowlton JA, Panaitiu AE*, Sweezy M, Sungail J, Tan LCH*, Adams AM*, Fisher EA*, O'Brien JRM*, Kincaid KM*, Heinrich R. Drosophila female precopulatory behavior is modulated by ecdysteroids (2012) Journal of Insect Physiology, 58 (3): 413-419. (accepted 1/9/12, published 1/15/12);

Ganter GK, Panaitiu AE*, Desilets JB*, Davis-Heim JA, Fisher EA*, Tan LCH*, Heinrich R, Buchanan EB*, Brooks KM*, Kenney MT*, Verde MG*, Downey J*, Adams AM*, Grenier JS*, Maddula S*, Shah P*, Kincaid KM*, O'Brien JRM.* Drosophila male courtship behavior is modulated by ecdysteroids (2011) Journal of Insect Physiology, 57 (9): 1179-1184. (accepted 5/12/11, published 6/14/11);

Ganter GK, Walton KL*, Merriman JO*, Salmon MV*, Brooks KM*, Maddula S*, Kravitz EA. Increased male-male courtship in ecdysone receptor deficient adult flies (2007) Behavior Genetics, 37 (3): 507-512. (Accepted 12/27/2006, published 1/20/07);

Heinrich R and Ganter G. (2007) Invited Review: Nitric Oxide Signaling in Insects. Advances in Experimental Biology;

Ganter G., Walton K.*, Merriman J.*, Salmon M.*, Brooks K.*, Maddula S.* , Kravitz E. (2007) Increased Male-Male Courtship in Ecdysone Receptor Deficient Adult Flies. Behavior Genetics. 37(3): 507-512; 

Wenzel B., Kunst M., Günther C., Ganter G., Lakes-Harlan R., Elsner N. and Heinrich R. (2005) "Modulation of grasshopper acoustic communication behavior by the nitric oxide / cyclic GMP signaling pathway in central brain neuropils". Journal of Comparative Neurology. 488: 129-139; 

Schneider H., Baro D.J., Bailey D., Ganter G., Harris-Warrick R.M., and Kravitz E.A. (2000) Patterns of gene expression in single identified neurons of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Receptors and Channels 7(1):53-64.

* indicates undergraduate co-author

Funded Grants

2012. National Institutes of Health - Centers Of Biomedical Research Excellence award: ÒInterdisciplinary center of excellence for the study of pain and sensory functionÓ (total: ~$10M) Role: Project Leader (subtotal: ~$1M). (Principal Investigator I. Meng.)

2012. National Science Foundation _ Major Research Instrumentation award: MRI: ÒAcquisition of a Scanning Spectral Confocal Microscope for Multidisciplinary Research, Teaching and OutreachÓ ($434K) Role: Co-Investigator. (Principal Investigator J. Vesenka.)

2009. National Institutes of Health - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Supplemental Award: ÒEcdysone modulation of sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster Ò ($223K) Role: Principal Investigator.

2008. Ecdysone modulation of sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. NIH-NIGMS. $207,798.

Ecdysone modulation of sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. NIH-NIGMS. $222,789. 2009-2011.

Geoffrey K. Ganter

,

Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Morgane Hall
104

gganter@une.edu

(207) 602-2126