Claire-Anne Gutekunst, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery


    • Baccalauréat Serie D, Biologie, Académie de Versailles, France, 1982
    • DEUG (Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales) Mention B (Science de la Nature et de la Vie), University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1984
    • Licence de Biochimie : Physiologie Animale et Végétale, University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1985
    • Maîtrise ès Physiologie : Psychophysiologie, University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1986
    • MA, Emory University, 1991
    • PhD, Emory University, 1993



    • Astra Merck Educational Scholarship/HDSA Travel Fellowship – August 1997
    • Markey Fellowship – 1996-1997
    • The Hereditary Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship – 1994-1996
    • Sigma Xi, Dissertation Award - 1992
    • Emory University Department of Psychology - 1992   
    • American Psychological Association Dissertation Award - 1991
    • Emory University Department of Psychology Graduate Teaching Fellowship - 1990
    • Emory University Department of Psychology Graduate Fellowship - 1986-1990        


    • American Society for Cell Biology
    • Huntington's Disease Society of America
    • International Brain Research Organization
    • Society for Neuroscience
    • World Federation of Neurology, Working Group on Huntington's Disease


    • Neuropathology and neurobiology of Huntington's Disease.
    • Molecular neuropathology of neurodegenerative disorders.
    • The role of Hap1 and molecular composition and function of Stigmoid Bodies.
    • Neurogenerative therapies for Parkinson’s Disease.
    • Neuromodulation therapies for epilepsy. 


    • Gutekunst CA, Gross RE. Plexin a4 expression in adult rat cranial nerves. J Chem Neuroanat. 2014 Jun 23;61-62C:13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2014.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Arcot Desai S, Gutekunst CA, Potter SM, Gross RE. Deep brain stimulation macroelectrodes compared to multiple microelectrodes in rat hippocampus. Front Neuroeng. 2014 Jun 12;7:16. doi: 10.3389/fneng.2014.00016. eCollection 2014.
    • Norflus F, Bu J, Guyton E and Gutekunst CA. The effects of a Hap1 homolog on behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans. JBNR (in press)
    • Gu H, Yu SP, Gutekunst CA, Gross RE, Wei L. Inhibition of the Rho signaling pathway improves neurite outgrowth and neuronal differentiation of mouse neural stem cells. Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 2013;5(1):11-20. Epub 2013 Mar 8.
    • Arcot Desai S, Gutekunst CA, Potter S, Gross RE.  Analyzing Neuronal Activation with Macroelectrode vs. Microelectrode Array Stimulation. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2012;2012:4144-7. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346879.
    • Gutekunst CA, Stewart EN, Franz CK, English AW, Gross RE. PlexinA4 distribution in the adult rat spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia. J Chem Neuroanat. 2012 May;44(1):1-13. Epub 2012 Mar 23.
    • Rolston JD, Laxpati NG, Gutekunst CA, Potter SM, Gross RE. Spontaneous and evoked high-frequency oscillations in the tetanus toxin model of epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2010 Nov;51(11):2289-96.
    • Gutekunst CA, Stewart EN, Gross RE. Immunohistochemical Distribution of PlexinA4 in the Adult Rat Central Nervous System. Front Neuroanat. 2010 Jul 13;4. pii: 25.
    • Torre ER, Gutekunst CA, Gross RE. Expression by midbrain dopamine neurons of Sema3A and 3F receptors is associated with chemorepulsion in vitro but a mild in vivo phenotype. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2010 Jun;44(2):135-53. Epub 2010 Mar 16.
    • McConnell GC, Rees HD, Levey AI, Gutekunst CA, Gross RE, Bellamkonda RV.  Implanted neural electrodes cause chronic, local inflammation that is correlated with local neurodegeneration. J Neural Eng. 2009 Oct;6(5):56003. Epub 2009 Aug 21.

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