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Millet Treinin


Ph.D in biology from the Hebrew University, 1991

Current position

Associate professor at the department of Medical Neurobiology

Publications (since 2008)

  1. Ben-David, Y., Mizrachi, T., Kagan, S., Krisher, T., Cohen, E., Brenner, T. and Treinin, M. (2016). RIC-3 expression and splicing regulate nAChR functional expression. Mol Brain 9(1): 47.

  2. Rabinowitch, I., Laurent, P., Zhao, B., Walker, D., Beets, I., Schoofs, L., Bai, J., Schafer, W. R. and Treinin, M. (2016). Neuropeptide-Driven Cross-Modal Plasticity following Sensory Loss in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Biol 14(1): e1002348.

  3. Stokes, C., Treinin, M. and Papke, R. L. (2015). Looking below the surface of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Trends Pharmacol Sci 36(8): 514-523.

  4. Rabinowitch, I., Chatzigeorgiou, M., Zhao, B., Treinin, M. and Schafer, W. R. (2014). Rewiring neural circuits by the insertion of ectopic electrical synapses in transgenic C. elegans. Nat Commun 5: 4442.

  5. Cohen, E., Chatzigeorgiou, M., Husson, S. J., Steuer-Costa, W., Gottschalk, A., Schafer, W. R. and Treinin, M. (2014). Caenorhabditis elegans nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are required for nociception. Mol Cell Neurosci 59: 85-96.

  6. Sanders, J., Nagy, S., Fetterman, G., Wright, C., Treinin, M. and Biron, D. (2013). The Caenorhabditis elegans interneuron ALA is (also) a high-threshold mechanosensor. BMC Neurosci 14: 156.

  7. Cohen, E., Yemini, E., Schafer, W., Feitelson, D. G. and Treinin, M. (2012). Locomotion analysis identifies roles of mechanosensory neurons in governing locomotion dynamics of C. elegans. J Exp Biol 215(Pt 20): 3639-3648.

  8. Husson, S. J., Costa, W. S., Wabnig, S., Stirman, J. N., Watson, J. D., Spencer, W. C., Akerboom, J., Looger, L. L., Treinin, M., Miller, D. M., 3rd, Lu, H. and Gottschalk, A. (2012). Optogenetic analysis of a nociceptor neuron and network reveals ion channels acting downstream of primary sensors. Curr Biol 22(9): 743-752.

  9. Albeg, A., Smith, C. J., Chatzigeorgiou, M., Feitelson, D. G., Hall, D. H., Schafer, W. R., Miller, D. M., 3rd and Treinin, M. (2011). C. elegans multi-dendritic sensory neurons: morphology and function. Mol Cell Neurosci 46(1): 308-317.

  10. Hall, D. H. and Treinin, M. (2011). How does morphology relate to function in sensory arbors? Trends Neurosci 34(9): 443-451.

  11. Smith, C. J., Watson, J. D., Spencer, W. C., O'Brien, T., Cha, B., Albeg, A., Treinin, M. and Miller, D. M., 3rd (2010). Time-lapse imaging and cell-specific expression profiling reveal dynamic branching and molecular determinants of a multi-dendritic nociceptor in C. elegans. Dev Biol 345(1): 18-33.

  12. Chatzigeorgiou, M., Yoo, S., Watson, J. D., Lee, W. H., Spencer, W. C., Kindt, K. S., Hwang, S. W., Miller, D. M., 3rd, Treinin, M., Driscoll, M. and Schafer, W. R. (2010). Specific roles for DEG/ENaC and TRP channels in touch and thermosensation in C. elegans nociceptors. Nat Neurosci 13(7): 861-868.

  13. Oren-Suissa, M., Hall, D. H., Treinin, M., Shemer, G. and Podbilewicz, B. (2010). The fusogen EFF-1 controls sculpting of mechanosensory dendrites. Science 328(5983): 1285-1288.

  14. Cohen Ben-Ami, H., Biala, Y., Farah, H., Elishevitz, E., Battat, E. and Treinin, M. (2009). Receptor and subunit specific interactions of RIC-3 with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Biochemistry 48(51): 12329-12336.

  15. Biala, Y., Liewald, J. F., Ben-Ami, H. C., Gottschalk, A. and Treinin, M. (2009). The conserved RIC-3 coiled-coil domain mediates receptor-specific interactions with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. Mol Biol Cell 20(5): 1419-1427.

  16. Shteingauz, A., Cohen, E., Biala, Y. and Treinin, M. (2009). The BTB-MATH protein BATH-42 interacts with RIC-3 to regulate maturation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. J Cell Sci 122(Pt 6): 807-812.

  17. Treinin, M. (2008). RIC-3 and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: biogenesis, properties, and diversity. Biotechnol J 3(12): 1539-1547.

Protocols by Millet Treinin
  1. Artificial Optogenetic TRN Stimulation of C. elegans