Eiman Azim

Assistant Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

List of Publications


2016

Kishi, N.*, MacDonald, J.L.*, Ye, J., Molyneaux, B.J., Azim, E., Macklis, J.D. (2016). Reduction of aberrant NF-κB signalling ameliorates Rett syndrome phenotypes in Mecp2-null mice. Nature Communications. 7: 10520. (*equally-contributing first authors). PMCID: PMC4740176 (link)

2015

Azim, E., Alstermark, B. (2015). Skilled forelimb movements and internal copy motor circuits. Review. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 33: 16-24. PMCID: PMC4497943 (link)

Jiang, J., Azim, E., Ekerot, C.F., Alstermark, B. (2015). Direct and indirect spino-cerebellar pathways: shared ideas but different functions in motor control. Perspective article. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 9: 75. PMCID: PMC4491712 (link)

2014

Azim, E., Jiang, J., Alstermark, B., Jessell, T.M. (2014). Skilled reaching relies on a V2a propriospinal internal copy circuit. Nature. 508(7496): 357-363. PMCID: PMC4230338 (link)

Current Biology Dispatch: Zhou, K, Wolpert, D.M., De Zeeuw, C.I. (2014). Motor Systems: Reaching Out and Grasping the Molecular Tools. Current Biology. 24(7): R269-R271. PMID: 24698373 (link)

Fink, A.J.P., Croce, K.R., Huang, Z.J., Abbott, L.F., Jessell, T.M., Azim, E. (2014). Presynaptic inhibition of spinal sensory feedback ensures smooth movement. Nature. 509(7498): 43-48. Cover article. PMCID: PMC4292914 (link)

Nature News & Views: Scott, S.H., Crevecoeur, F. (2014). Neuroscience: Feedback throttled down for smooth moves. Nature. 509: 38-39. PMID: 24784211 (link)

Azim, E. (2014). Shortcuts and checkpoints on the road to skilled movement. Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology- Grand Prize essay. Science. 346(6209): 554-5. PMID: 25359954. (link)

Azim, E., Fink, A.J.P., Jessell, T.M. (2014). Internal and external feedback circuits for forelimb movement. Review. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Volume LXXIX. 79: 81-92. PMCID: PMC4475648 (link)

2013

Miri, A., Azim, E., Jessell, T.M. (2013). Edging toward entelechy in motor control. Perspective article. Neuron. 80(3): 827-834. PMID: 24183031 (link)

Cederquist, G.Y., Azim, E.**, Shnider, S.J.**, Padmanabhan, H.K., Macklis, J.D. (2013). Lmo4 establishes rostral motor cortex projection neuron subtype diversity. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(15): 6321-6332.(**equally-contributing second authors). Cover article. PMCID: PMC3698850 (link)

MacDonald, J.L.*, Fame, R.M.*, Azim, E., Shnider, S.J., Molyneaux, B.J., Arlotta, P., Macklis, J.D. (2013). Chapter 25 - Specification of cortical projection neurons: Transcriptional mechanisms. Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience: Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS, Volume 1. Rubenstein J.L.R. and Rakic, P. editors. Amsterdam: Academic Press. 475-502. (*equally-contributing first authors).

2009

Azim, E., Jabaudon, D., Fame, R., Macklis, J.D. (2009). SOX6 controls dorsal progenitor identity and interneuron diversity during neocortical development. Nature Neuroscience.12(10): 1238-1247. PMCID: PMC2903203 (link)

Azim, E.*, Shnider, S.*, Cederquist, G., Sohur, U.S., Macklis, J.D. (2009). Lmo4 and Clim1 progressively delineate cortical projection neuron subtypes during development. Cerebral Cortex.19: 62-69. (*equally-contributing first authors). PMCID: PMC2693532 (link)

2008

Lai, T.*, Jabaudon, D.*, Molyneaux, B.J.**, Azim, E.**, Arlotta, P., Menezes, J., Macklis, J.D. (2008). SOX5 controls the sequential generation of distinct corticofugal neuron subtypes. Neuron. 57(2): 232–247. (*equally-contributing first authors, **equally-contributing second authors). PMID: 18215621 (link)

2005

Azim, E., Mobbs, D., Jo, B., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L. (2005). Sex differences in brain activation elicited by humor. PNAS.102(45): 16496-16501. PMCID: PMC1277963 (link)

Mobbs, D., Hagan, C., Azim, E., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L. (2005). Personality predicts activity in reward and emotional regions associated with humor. PNAS.102(45): 16502-16506. PMCID: PMC1277964 (link)

2003

Mobbs, D., Greicius, M.D., Abdel-Azim, E., Menon, V., Reiss, A.L. (2003). Humor modulates the mesolimbic reward centers. Neuron. 40: 1041-1048. PMID: 14659102 (link)

Education

BS, Biology, Stanford University, 2003
BA, Philosophy of Science, Stanford University, 2003
PhD, Neuroscience, Harvard University, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center


Awards & Honors

  • 2017 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)
  • 2017 Kathryn W. Davis Aging Brain Scholar
  • 2017 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences
  • 2017 Searle Scholar
  • 2015 Next Generation Leaders Advisory Council: Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • 2014 Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
  • 2014 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
  • 2011 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2010 Krieg Cortical Scholar Award
  • 2008 Albert J. Ryan Fellow

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