Linda Marie Callahan, Ph.D.

Linda Marie Callahan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1317
Lab: (585) 273-2780

Lab Information

The URMC Confocal and Conventional Microscopy Core strives to provide UR researchers the ability to obtain high quality imaging data using state-of-the-art microscopy instruments.

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Research Bio

My primary research interest is developing and applying light microscopy applications to novel research questions across many disciplines. My particular research interest is in the response of effected and neighboring neurons to cytoskeletal disruption in late-onset neuro-degenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease.

Awards & Honors (National)

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1990
Invitation to Editorial Board, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2004

Awards & Honors (Local)

URSMD Strong Star Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | URMC 2014 - Present
Nominee, Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award 1998
NIH First Award (R29) 1997
Mary Notter Award for Excellence in Research | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester New York 1994
Albany Medical College Alumni Association Award | Albany New York 1991
"Dean's Certificate and Prize for Excellence in Teaching", Albany Medical College Courses taught: Histology, Gross Anatomy | Albany Medical College | Albany New York 1989

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 19 available »

Saul, ML; Helmreich, DL; Callahan LM.; Fudge, J. "Differences in amygdala cell proliferation between adolescent and young adult rats". Developmental Psychobiology. 2013; : DOI: 10.1002/dev.21115.
Muyan, M; Callahan, LM; Huang Y; Lee AJ. "The ligand-mediated nuclear mobility and interaction with estrogen responsive elements of estrogen receptors are subtype-specific." J Mol Endocrinol. 2012; . Link
Sharma, A*.; Callahan, L.M*.; Sul, J.Y*.; Kim, T.K.; Barrett, L.; Kim, M.; Powers, J.M.; Federoff, H.; and Eberwine, J. "A Neurotoxic Phosphoform of Elk-1 Associates with Inclusions from Multiple Neurodegenerative Diseases". PLoS ONE. 2010; 5(2): e9002. *authors contributed equally. Link
Staversky, R.J.; Vitiello, P.F., Yee, M.; Callahan, L.M.; D.A. Dean, O'Reilly, M.A. "Epithelial Ablation of Bcl-XL Sensitivity to Oxygen without Disrupting Lung Development". Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009; : doi:10.1165.
2008 Dec
Janelsins MC, Mastrangelo MA, Park KM, Sudol KL, Narrow WC, Oddo S, LaFerla FM, Callahan LM, Federoff HJ, Bowers WJ. "Chronic neuron-specific tumor necrosis factor-alpha expression enhances the local inflammatory environment ultimately leading to neuronal death in 3xTg-AD mice." The American journal of pathology. 2008 Dec; 173(6):1768-82. Epub 2008 Oct 30.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor (Svc) (Part-Time) - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Neurobiology | Albany Medical College1991
MS | Pathology | University of Vermont1984
BS | Biology | St Lawrence University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Neurodegeneration 1995