Senior Research Specialist and Imaging Core Facility Manager


B.S.   University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D.   University of Pittsburgh

Full CV here.


Selected Publications

De Biase, L.M., Kang, S.H., Baxi, E.G., Fukaya, M., Pucak, M.L., Mishina, M., Calabresi, P.A., and Bergles, D.E. (2011). NMDA receptor signaling in oligodendrocyte progenitors is not required for oligodendrogenesis and myelination. J. Neurosci. 31, 12650–12662.

Pucak, M.L., Carroll, K.A.L., Kerr, D.A., and Kaplin, A.I. (2007). Neuropsychiatric manifestations of depression in multiple sclerosis: neuroinflammatory, neuroendocrine, and neurotrophic mechanisms in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated depression. Dialogues Clin. Neurosci. 9, 125–139.

Kerr, D., Krishnan, C., Pucak, M.L., and Carmen, J. (2005). The immune system and neuropsychiatric diseases. Int. Rev. Psychiatry 17, 443–449.

Pucak, M.L., and Kaplin, A.I. (2005). Unkind cytokines: current evidence for the potential role of cytokines in immune-mediated depression. Int. Rev. Psychiatry 17, 477–483.



Contact information

Department of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

725 North Wolfe Street, WBSB 1002 (Core Facility)

Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: (410) 502-7858

Fax: (410) 955-6942