Undergraduate education

University of California-San Diego, BS, 1994

Years in MSTP



Neuroscience, 2002


Kenneth Mack, MD, PhD, and James Malter, MD

Thesis title

Activity Dependent Translation of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein and its mRNA Targets


Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2008


Movement disorders and neurogenetics, University of Michigan, 2008-2010

Current position

Associate professor, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Medical School

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Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Kuczenski R, Segal DS, Todd PK. Behavioral sensitization and extracellular dopamine responses to amphetamine after various treatments. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 1997 Dec;134(3):221-9. PMID: 9438672.

PhD publications

Todd PK, Mack KJ, Malter JS. The fragile X mental retardation protein is required for type-I metabotropic glutamate receptor-dependent translation of PSD-95. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Nov 25;100(24):14374-8. PMID: 14614133; PMCID: PMC283599.

Todd PK, Malter JS, Mack KJ. Whisker stimulation-dependent translation of FMRP in the barrel cortex requires activation of type I metabotropic glutamate receptors. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2003 Feb 20;110(2):267-78. PMID: 12591163.

Todd PK, Malter JS. Fragile X mental retardation protein in plasticity and disease. J Neurosci Res. 2002 Dec 1;70(5):623-30. PMID: 12424729.

Todd PK, Mack KJ. Phosphorylation, CREB, and Mental Retardation. Pediatr Res. 2001 Dec;50(6):672. PMID: 11726717.

Todd PK, Mack KJ. Sensory stimulation increases cortical expression of the fragile X mental retardation protein in vivo. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 2000 Aug 14;80(1):17-25. PMID: 11039725.