Heinz Steiner, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, USA
E-mail: heinz.steiner@rosalindfranklin.edu
Page: http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/academics/faculty/heinz-steiner/

Fields of interest:

Functional organization of the basal ganglia, Molecular basis of movement disorders and addiction.

Recent publication:

  • Books:

Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function. Heinz Steiner and Kuei Y. Tseng, eds. Second Edition. London: Academic Press, 2016.

  • Articles/Chapters:

Alter D., Beverley J. A., Patel R., Bolanos-Guzman C. A., Steiner H.: The 5-HT1B serotonin receptor regulates methylphenidate-induced gene expression in the striatum: Differential effects on immediate-early genes, J. Psychopharmacol., 2017, 31: 1078-1087.

Pedron S., Beverley J., Haffen E., Andrieu P., Steiner H., Van Waes, V.: Transcranial direct current stimulation produces long-lasting attenuation of cocaine-induced behavioral responses and gene regulation in corticostriatal circuits, Addiction Biology, 2017, 22: 1267-1278.

Trossbach S. V., Bader V., Hecher L., Pum M. E., Masoud S. T., Prikulis I., Schäble S., de Souza Silva M. A., Su P., Boulat B., Chwiesko C., Poschmann G., Stühler K., Lohr K. M., Stout K. A., Weisshaupt A., Godsave S. F., Müller-Schiffmann K., Bilzer T., Steiner H., Peters P. J., Bauer A., et al.: Misassembly of full-length Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia 1 protein is linked to altered dopamine homeostasis and behavioral deficits, Mol. Psychiat., 2016, 21: 1561-1572.

Steiner H.Psychostimulant-induced gene regulation in striatal circuits. In: Handbook of Basal Ganglia Structure and Function, Second Edition; H. Steiner, K. Y. Tseng, eds. London: Academic Press, 2016; 639-672. 
Van Waes V., Ehrlich S., Beverley J. A., Steiner H.: Fluoxetine potentiation of methylphenidate-induced gene regulation in striatal output pathways: Potential role for 5-HT1B receptor, Neuropharmacology, 2015, 89: 77-86.

Van Waes V., Steiner H.: Fluoxetine and other SSRI antidepressants potentiate addiction-related gene regulation by psychostimulant medications. In: Fluoxetine: Pharmacology, Mechanisms of Action and Potential Side Effects, G. Pinna, ed. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2015; 207-225.

Beverley J. A., Piekarski C., Van Waes V., Steiner H.: Potentiated gene regulation by methylphenidate plus fluoxetine treatment: Long-term gene blunting (Zif268, Homer1a) and behavioral correlates, Basal Ganglia, 2014, 4: 109-116.

Steiner H., Warren B. L., Van Waes V., Bolanos-Guzman C. A.: Life-long consequences of juvenile exposure to psychotropic drugs on brain and behavior, Prog. Brain Res.: Dopamine, 2014, 211: 13-30.

Van Waes V., Vandrevala M., Beverley J. A., Steiner H.: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors potentiate gene blunting induced by repeated methylphenidate treatment: Zif268 vs. Homer1a, Addiction Biology, 2014, 19: 986-995.

Steiner H., Van Waes, V.: Addiction-related gene regulation: Risks of exposure to cognitive enhancers vs. other psychostimulants, Prog. Neurobiol., 2013, 100: 60-80.