Anastas Propratiloff M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Core Director, Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis

Children's National Medical Center
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Georgetown University Medical Center
Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC 20009
202-994-2164 (tel)
202-994-8885 (fax)

Biography/Curriculum Vitae:

Research Interests:

Narrative of Current Research Efforts:

Major Honors and Awards:
1997-2000      Jean-Uhrmacher Foundation Research fellowship, ENT Hospital, University of Cologne,
1994              Travel grant from foundation „Open Society - Soros“, Sofia, Bulgaria
1993              Research development grant award – Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
1993              Research Grant Award, (co-Investigator), Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
1992              Tenure assistant professor, Department of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of
                     Sofia, Bulgaria
1989              Third Prize, Medical student Scientific Achievement Award, Medical University of Sofia,

Representative Publications:
1.         Pollack SM, Popratiloff A, and Peusner KD. (2004) Vestibular ganglionectomy and otolith nerve
            identification in the hatchling chicken. J Neurosci Meth, 138:149-155
2.         Popratiloff A, Wang Y-X, Narvid J, Petralia RS, Giaume C, and Peusner KD (2004) AMPA
            Receptor Subunit Expression in Chick Vestibular Nucleus Neurons. J Neurosci Res 76:662–677
3.         Popratiloff A., Giaume C., and Peusner K.D. (2003) Developmental change in expression and
            subcellular localization of two Shaker-related potassium channel proteins (Kv1.1 and Kv1.2) in the
            chick tangential vestibular nucleus. J Comp Neurology, 461:466-482
4.         Popratiloff A, Pollack SM, Giaume C, Peusner KD. (2003) The differential expression of Cx 43 in 
            the chick tangential vestibular nucleus. J Neurosci Res, 71(5):617-28
5.         Skouras E, Popratiloff A, Guntinas-Lichius O, Streppel M, Neiss WF, Rehm K, Angelov DN. (2002)
            Altered sensory input improves the accuracy of muscle reinnervation. J Resotorative Neurology,
            20(1, 2), 1-14
6.         Walther M, Popratiloff A, Lachnit N, Streppel M, Guntinas-Lichius O, Neiss WF, Stennert E. and
            Angelov DN. (2001) Chemokine-mediated Adhesion to Cerebral Perivascular Phagocytes Prevents
            the Entry of HRP-primed T-Cells into the Brain Parenchyma. J Neuroimmunology, 117, 30-42
7.         Streppel M, Popratiloff A, Gruart A, Angelov DN, Guntinas-Lichius O, Delgado-Garcia JM, Neiss
            WF. and Stennert E. (2000) Morphologische Verbindungen zwischen N. hypoglossus und N.facialis
            im Hirnstamm der Ratte, HNO, 48, 911-916
8.         Popratiloff A, Streppel M, Gruard A, Delgado-Garcia J-M, Stennert E, Neiss WF. (2001)
            Hypoglossal and reticular neurons involved in oro-facial coordination. J Comp Neurol, 433, 364-
9.         Popratiolff A, Neiss WF, Skouras E, Streppel M, Guntinas-Lichius O, and Angelov DN (2001)
            Evaluation of muscle re-innervation employing pre- and post-axotomy injections of fluorescent
            retrograde tracers: Brain Res Bull, 54, 115-123
10.       Angelov DN, Skouras E, Guntinas-Lichius O, Streppel M, Popratiloff A, Walther M, Klein J,
            Stennert E, and Neiss WF. (1999) Contralateral trigeminal nerve lesion reduces polyneuronal
            muscle innervation after facial nerve repair in rats. Eur J Neurosci, 11, 1369-1378
11.       Mineff EM, Popratiloff A, Usunoff KG, and Marani E. (1998) Immunocytochemical localization of
            the AMPA receptor subunits in the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus of the rat. Arch Physiol &
            Biochem, 106(3), 203-209
12.       Mineff EM, Popratiloff A, Romansky R, Kazakos V, Kaimaktschieff V, Usunoff KG, Ovtscharoff W,
            and Marani E. (1998) Evidence for a possible glycinergic inhibitory neurotransmission in the
            midbrain and rostral pons of the rat studied by gephyrin. Arch Physiol & Biochem, 106(3), 210-
13.       Streppel M, Popratiloff A, Angelov DN, Guntinas-Lichius O, Hilgers RD, Stennert E, and Neiss WF.
            (1998) Significance of trigeminal sensory input on re-growth of hypoglossal and facial
            motoneurons after hypoglossal-facial anastomosis in rats. Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh), 118, 790-
14.       Popratiloff A, Weinberg RJ, and Rustioni A. (1998) AMPA receptors at primary afferent synapses
            in substantia gelatinosa after sciatic nerve section. Eur J Neurosci, 10(10), 3220-3230
15.       Popratiloff A, Weinberg JR, Rustioni A. (1998) NMDAR1 and primary afferent terminals in the
            superficial spinal cord. Neuroreport, 9(10), 2423-2429.
16.       Popratiloff A, Weinberg RJ, and Rustioni A. (1997) Heterogeneity of AMPA receptors in the dorsal
           column nuclei of the rat. Brain Research, 754(1-2), 333-339
17.       Popratiloff A, Weinberg RJ, and Rustioni A. (1996) AMPA receptor subunits underlying terminals
           of fine caliber primary afferents. J Neuroscience, 16(10), 3363-3372
18.       Popratiloff A, Kharazia VN, Weinberg RJ, Laonion B, and Rustioni A. (1996) Glutamate receptors
            in spinal motoneurons after sciatic nerve transection. Neuroscience, 74, 953-958
19.       Popratiloff A, Valtschanoff JG, Rustioni A, and Weinberg RJ. (1996) Colocalization of GABA and
           glycine in the rat dorsal column nuclei. Brain Research, 706, 308-312

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