Sokolowski Lab

Sokolowski Lab

Genes, Environment & Behaviour

Jeff Dason

Jeff Dason

Current Position

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor

Previous Degrees and Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fellowship (University of Toronto, 2013 – 2016). Supervisor: Marla B. Sokolowski.
    Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Toronto, 2009 – 2012). Supervisor: Milton Charlton.
  • Ph.D. Physiology, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (University of Toronto, 2008). Supervisor: Harold Atwood; Co-Supervisor: Milton Charlton.
  • M.Sc. Biology (York University, 2003). Supervisor: Brian Colman.
  • H.B.Sc. (University of Toronto at Scarborough, 2000): Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Project Title

The role of PKG in synaptic transmission and food related behaviours


Romero-Pozuelo J, Dason JS, Mansilla A, Baños-Mateos S, Sardina JL, Chaves-Sanjuán A, Jurado-Gómez J, Santana E, Atwood HL, Hernández-Hernández A, Sánchez-Barrena MJ, & Ferrús A (2014). Ric8a, a guanine-exchange factor, binds the calcium sensor NCS-1 and regulates synapse number and probability of release. Journal of Cell Science, 127:4246-4259.

Dason JS & Charlton MP (2014). A Novel Extraction Protocol to Probe the Role of Cholesterol in Synaptic Vesicle Recycling. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1174:361-373.

Dason JS, Smith AJ, Marin L, & Charlton MP (2014). Cholesterol and F-actin are Required for Clustering of Recycling Synaptic Vesicle Proteins in the Presynaptic Plasma Membrane. Journal of Physiology, 592(4):621-633.

Dason JS, Romero-Pozuelo J, Atwood HL, & Ferrús A (2012). Multiple Roles for Frequenin/NCS-1 in Synaptic Function and Development. Molecular Neurobiology, 45(2):388-402.

Dason JS, Smith AJ, Marin L, & Charlton MP (2010). Vesicular Sterols Are Essential For Synaptic Vesicle Cycling. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(47):15856-15865.

Klose MK, Dason JS, Atwood HL, Boulianne GL, & Mercier AJ (2010). Peptide-induced modulation of synaptic transmission and escape response in Drosophila requires two G-protein coupled receptors. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(44):14724-14734.

 Dason JS, Romero-Pozuelo J, Marin L, Iyengar BG, Klose MK, Ferrús A, & Atwood HL (2009). Frequenin/NCS-1 and the Ca2+ channel α1-subunit co-regulate synaptic transmission and nerve terminal growth. Journal of Cell Science, 122(22): 4109-4121.

Romero-Pozuelo J, Dason JS, Atwood HL, & Ferrús A (2007).  Chronic and Acute Alterations in the Functional Levels of Frequenins 1 and 2 Reveal Their Roles in Synaptic Transmission and Axon Terminal Morphology. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26(9): 2428-2443.

Dason JS & Colman B (2004).  Inhibition of Growth in Two Dinoflagellates by Rapid Changes in External pH.  Canadian Journal of Botany 82: 515-520.

Dason JS, Huertas IE, & Colman B (2004). The Source of Inorganic Carbon for Photosynthesis in Two Marine Dinoflagellates. Journal of Phycology 40(2): 285-292

Colman, B., Huertas IE, Bhatti S, & Dason JS (2002). The diversity of inorganic carbon acquisition mechanisms in eukaryotic microalgae.  Functional Plant Biology 29: 261-270.

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