Anthony N. Van den Pol PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyNeurosurgery: van den Pol LabMolecular Virology

Research Interests

Hypothalamus; Neuroendocrinology; Neural control of energy homeostasis; Neuropeptide modulation of amino acid transmitter actions; Hypocretin/orexin and MCH neurons; Neurovirology; Viral vectors; Oncolytic viruses more...


  • Ph.D., Yale University, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Tsunematsu,T, Fu LY, Yamanaka A, Ichiki K, Tanoue A, Sakurai T, van den Pol AN (2008) Vasopressin increases locomotion through a V1a receptor in orexin/hypocretin neurons- implications for water homeostasis. J. Neurosci. 28: 228-238.
  • Huang H, van den Pol AN. (2007) Rapid direct excitation and long-lasting enhancement of NMDA response by group I metabotropic glutamate receptor activation of hypothalamic melanin-concentrating hormone neurons. J. Neurosci. 27: 11560-11572.
  • Ho WSC, van den Pol AN (2007) Bystander attenuation of neuronal and astrocyte intercellular communication by murine cytomegalovirus infection of glia J. Virol. 2007 81: 7286-7292.



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