Reza Lashgari

Graduate Student

Entering Class: 2008
Primary Research Interest: Plasticity in visual cortex
Secondary Research Interest: Decision making, attention and learning and memory
Graduate Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jose-Manuel Alonso
Dissertation Project: Neural mechanisms of visual attention in area V1 measured with spiking and local field potential (LFP) activity

PUBLICATIONS

Jin J, Wang Y, Lashgari R, Swadlow HA, Alonso JM. Faster thalamocortical processing for dark than light visual targets. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 30;31(48):17471-9.
Reisi P, Babri S, Alaei H, Sharifi MR, Mohaddes G, Noorbakhsh SM, Lashgari R. Treadmill running improves long-term potentiation (LTP) defects in streptozotocin-induced diabetes at dentate gyrus in rats. Pathophysiology. 2010 Feb;17(1):33-38.
Haghparast A, Naderi N, Khani A, Lashgari R, Motamedi F. Formalin-induced differential activation of nucleus cuneiformis neurons in the rat: an electrophysiological study. J Pain. 2010 Jan;11(1):32-43.
Khakpour-Taleghani B, Lashgari R*, Motamedi F, Naghdi N. Effect of reversible inactivation of locus ceruleus on spatial reference and working memory. Neuroscience. 2009 Feb 18;158(4):1284-91.   * Corresponding Author
Lashgari R*, Khakpour-Taleghani B, Motamedi F, Shahidi S. Effects of reversible inactivation of locus coeruleus on long-term potentiation in perforant path-DG synapses in rats. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2008 Sep;90(2):309-16. * Corresponding Author
Reisi P, Babri S, Alaei H, Sharifi MR, Mohaddes G, Lashgari R. Effects of treadmill running on short-term pre-synaptic plasticity at dentate gyrus of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Brain Res. 2008 May 23;1211:30-6.
Shahidi S, Komaki A, Mahmoodi M, Lashgari R. The role of GABAergic transmission in the dentate gyrus on acquisition, consolidation and retrieval of an inhibitory avoidance learning and memory task in the rat. Brain Res. 2008 Apr 14; 1204:87-93.
Khakpour-Taleghani B, Lashgari R*, Aavani T, Haghparast A, Naderi N, Motamedi F. The locus coeruleus involves in consolidation and memory retrieval, but not in acquisition of inhibitory avoidance learning task. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Jun 3;189(2):257-62. * Corresponding Author
Nooshinfar E, Lashgari R*, Haghparast A, Sajjadi S. NMDA receptors are involved in Ginkgo extract-induced facilitation on memory retention of passive avoidance learning in rats. Neurosci Lett. 2008 Feb 27;432(3):206-11. * Corresponding Author
Haghparast A, Khani A, Lashgari R, Fallahian S. Reducing the time and dose of morphine application used in Marshall and Grahame-Smith method for induction of morphine tolerance and dependence in mice. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Jan 11;93(1-2):185-9.
Komaki A, Shahidi S, Lashgari R, Haghparast A, Malakouti SM, Noorbakhsh SM. Effects of GABAergic inhibition on neocortical long-term potentiation in the chronically prepared rat. Neurosci Lett. 2007 Jul 18;422(3):181-6.
Zarrindast MR, Lashgari R, Rezayof A, Motamedi F, Nazari-Serenjeh F. NMDA receptors of dorsal hippocampus are involved in the acquisition, but not in the expression of morphine-induced place preference. Eur J Pharmacol. 2007 Jul 30;568(1-3):192-8.
Haghparast A, Gheitasi IP, Lashgari R. Involvement of glutamatergic receptors in the nucleus cuneiformis in modulating morphine-induced antinociception in rats. Eur J Pain. 2007 Nov;11(8):855-62.
Lashgari R*, Motamedi F, Noorbakhsh SM, Zahedi-Asl S, Komaki A, Shahidi S, Haghparast A. Assessing the long-term role of L-type voltage dependent calcium channel blocker verapamil on short-term presynaptic plasticity at dentate gyrus of hippocampus. Neurosci Lett. 2007 Mar 26;415(2):174-8. * Corresponding Author
Lashgari R, Motamedi F, Zahedi Asl S, Shahidi S, Komaki A. Behavioral and electrophysiological studies of chronic oral administration of L-type calcium channel blocker verapamil on learning and memory in rats. Behav Brain Res. 2006 Aug 10;171(2):324-8

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW AND PREPARATION

• Response properties of local field potentials and neighboring single neurons in awake area V1.
• Neural circuitry of visual attention across cortical depth of primary visual cortex.
• Frequency dependent of visual attention across cortical depth of primary visual cortex.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & ABSTRACTS

Kremkow, J., Jin, J., Wang, Y., Lashgari, R., Komban, SJ.,  Alonso, J.M.  Adaptive  sampling of visual stimuli in cortical neurons.  Computational and systems Neuroscience 2012.
Lashgari, R., Li, X., Chen, Y., Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Visual response properties of local filed potentials and neighboring single neurons in awake area  V1.  Program No. 649/14/NN9. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Li, X., Lashgari, R.,  Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Tracking attention modulations in primary visual cortex over several months of training. Program No. 800.02/KK29. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Jansen, M., Li, X., Lashgari, R.,  Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Improved visual performance is associated with increased LFP power in area V1.  Program No. 483.12/MM25. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Komban, SJ.,  Jin, J., Wang, Y., Lashgari, R. , Zaidi, Q., Alonso, J.M. Ensemble representation of darks and lights in layre 4 of cat visual cortex. Program No. 270.06/116. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Wang, Y., Jin, J., Lashgari, R., Alonso, J.M. Horizontal organization of On/Off receptive field structure in primary visual cortex. Program No. 270.07/117. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
Lashgari, R., Li, X., Chen, Y., Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Contrast response functions of single neurons and local field potentials in primary visual cortex of awake primates.  Program No. 674.9. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
Li, X., Lashgari, R., Chen, Y., Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Slowly-progressing visual adaptation of local field potential and single neuron activity in primary visual cortex.  Program No. 73.9. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
Wang, Y., Jin, J. Lashgari, R. Alonso, J.M. Columnar organization of on/off receptive field structure in primary visual cortex. Program No. 277.15. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
Polosecki, P., Komban, J.S., Chen, Y., Jin, J, Wang, Y., Lashgari, R., Bereshpolova, Y., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. The receptive fields from local field potentials are similar in size to those from multiunit and single unit activity. Program No.261.13. 2009 Neuroscience meeting planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online
Wang, Y., Jin, J., Lashgari, R., Alonso, J.M. Topographic organization of on and off neuronal clusters in visual cortex. Program No.261.5. 2009 Neuroscience meeting planner. Chicago , IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online
Jin, J., Wang, Y., Lashgari, R., Swadlow, H.A., Alonso, J.M. Visual responses are faster in OFF than ON visual channels. Program No.261.5. 2009 Neuroscience meeting planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Malakouti, M., Lashgari, R., Noorbakhsh, SM. Effects of neonatal C-fiber depletion on interaction between neocortical short-term and Long-term plasticity. The 7th IBRO, world congress of Neuroscience (12-17 July, 2007, Melbourne, Australia).
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Malakouti, M., Lashgari, R. Dopaminergic and Adrenergic modulation of EEG. The 2nd international congress of the Emirates Neurology Society (6th-8th March 2007, Dubai, U.A.E).
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Malakouti, M., Lashgari, R.,  Noorbakhsh, SM., Haghparast, A.,  Hashmatian B. The effects of Dopaminergic system on level of anxiety in rat. The 7th International Review of Bipolar Disorder (3-5 May 2007, Rome, Italy). 
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Lashgari, R., Malakouti, M., Noorbakhsh, SM., Interaction between short-term and long-term plasticity in the neocortex of freely moving rat. The 4th Congress of Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) , Nove 30-Dec 2, P-C21, 2006 Hong Kong,  
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Lashgari, R., Malakouti, M., Noorbakhsh, SM.. Effects of Neonatal Nociceptive C-Fiber Depletion on Neocortical Long-Term Potentiation and Depression. The 5th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) – Pain in Europe V Congress, September 13-16 2006 in Istanbul/ Turkey. Published in European Journal of Pain, Volume 10, Supplement 1, September 2006, Pages S68-S69
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Lashgari, R., Malakouti, M., Noorbakhsh, SM.. GABAergic Modulation of Neocortical Long-Term Potentiation Following C-Fiber Depletion in the Freely Moving Rat. The 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience ISDN 2006 August 24-28, 2006-04-25. Banff, Alberta, Canada
Lashgari, R., Zarrindast, MR., Motamedi, F. Dorsal. Hippocampal Glutamate Receptors are involved in Mediating Morphine Reward. The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) July 19- 21, 2006 in Kyoto/ Japan. ISSN 0168-0102, Neuroscience Research, Volume 55, PS1A-E055, Supplement 1, 2006.
Komaki, A., Shahidi, S., Lashgari, R., Noorbakhsh, SM.. Effects of GABAergic inhibition on the neocortical long-term potentiation following C-fiber depletion in the freely moving rat. The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) July 19- 21, 2006 in Kyoto. ISSN 0168-0102, Neuroscience Research, Volume 55,PSIP-A006, Supplement 1, 2006.                                                                
Lashgari, R., Motamedi, F., Zahedi asl, S. Behavioral and Electrophysiological Studies of Chronic Oral Administration of L-type VDCC Blocker Verapamil on Learning and Memory in rats. IBNS 15th Annual Meeting Behavioral Neuroscience Research, May 23-28, 2006, whistler-Canada.
Lashgari, R., Motamedi, F., Zahedi asl, S. Shahidi, S.,  Komaki, A. The effect of L-type calcium channels-dependent synaptic plasticity by high frequency stimulation (200Hz) in the dentate gyrus of rat hippocampus in vivo. First International Congress of the Emirates Neurology Society (ENINS) and 5TH GCC Neurology Symposium, March 06-09, 2006 in Dubai /United Arab Emirates. ISSN-0250-6882, Emirates Medical Journal. Volume 24 Number 1(Suppl.).
Lashgari, R., Motamedi, F., Zahedi asl, S. Shahidi, S. Effect of the Chronic Oral L-Type Voltage Dependent Calcium Channel Blocker Verapamil on the Paired Pulse Stimulation of Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus in Rats. International Neuroscience Conference Al Ain 2005. November 26-29, 2005, AlAin / United Arab Emirates. ISSN-0250-6882, Emirates Medical Journal. Volume 23 Number 3 (Suppl.) December 2005.
Bazrafshan, A., Ghalamghash, R., Lashgari, R. The Importance of Phase ΙΙ Cardiac Rehabilitation as a Home-based Period.4th International Congress of the Iranian Society of Cardiac Surgeons. Nov 16-19, 2005, Tehran-Iran.
R Lashgari, R., Motamedi, F., Zahedi asl, S. The effect of chronic oral administration of Verapamil on learning and retrieval in rats using passive avoidance learning task. 2th Federation of Asian- Oceanic Neuroscience Societies (FANOS) Symposium and 3th Iranian Neuroscience Congress, May 17-19, 2004, Tehran-Iran.
Shabani.M, Zahedi.S, Manaheji.H, Lashgari, R. The effects of chronic oral administration of L-type VDCC blocker verapamil on thyroid function. 7th International Congress of Endocrine Disorders (ICED). October 8-11, 2004, Tehran-Iran. Duplicated in Iranian journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism (volume 6, summer 2004).

INVITED TALKS

Reza Lashgari and Fereshteh Motamedi.  The Role of L-type Voltage Dependent Calcium Channel Blocker Verapamil on Long Term Potetiation and Short- Term Presynaptic Plasticity at Dentate Gyrus of Hippocampus. The 4th Congress of Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS) , Nov 30-Dec 2, O5, 2006 Hong Kong
Fereshteh Motamedi, Reza Lashgari. The role of L-type voltage dependent calcium channels on long-term and short-term hippocampal synaptic plasticity. The 19th Congress of Physiology and Pharmacology in Mashhad/Iran. Sep,2007

JOURNAL REVIEWERS

• Neuroscience
• Neurosci lett
• Physiology and Pharmacology
• Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
• Basic and Clinical Neuroscience Journal ( BCN)
• A couple of native journals

GRANT REVIEWERS

• Farabi Eye Research Center
• Neuroscience Research Center of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University