Marcel Estévez, Ph.D.

Marcel Estévez, Ph.D.

Tel: 703-288-4420             8280 Greensboro Drive Suite 150
Fax: 703-288-4430            McLean, VA 22102

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Dr. Estévez received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, and his Ph.D. from the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program at Johns Hopkins University. For his graduate work, he studied the functional interaction of synaptic proteins with a role in dendritic morphology and plasticity. His postdoctoral research, at the University of Pennsylvania, looked into the role of histone acetylation, an epigenetic marker, in memory consolidation.

At Mindspec, Dr. Estévez is a scientific annotator focused on the Animal Model module of AutDB. As a member of the Animal Model annotation team, Dr. Estévez curates and updates the pheno-base, the phenotypic database, which is a standardized repository of meta-data. Dr. Estévez also spearheads the rat ASD model annotation, and helped launch the rat model data in AutDB.


Research Articles

Estévez, M., Skarda, J., Spencer, J., Banaszak, L., & Weaver, T. M. (2002). X‐ray crystallographic and kinetic correlation of a clinically observed human fumarase mutation. Protein science, 11(6), 1552-1557.

Estévez, M. A., Henderson, J. A., Ahn, D., Zhu, X. R., Poschmann, G., Lübbert, H., … & Baraban, J. M. (2008). The neuronal RhoA GEF, Tech, interacts with the synaptic multi‐PDZ‐domain‐containing protein, MUPP1.Journal of neurochemistry, 106(3), 1287-1297.

Martínez-Cruzado, J. C., Toro-Labrador, G., Ho-Fung, V., Estévez-Montero, M. A., Lobaina-Manzanet, A., Padovani-Claudio, D. A., … & Sánchez-Crespo, A. (2011). Mitochondrial DNA Analysis Reveals Substantial Native American Ancestry in Puerto Rico. Human Biology, 73(4), 1.

Multani, P. K., Hodge, R., Estévez, M. A., Abel, T., Kung, H., Alter, M., … & Doyle, G. A. (2013). VMAT1 deletion causes neuronal loss in the hippocampus and neurocognitive deficits in spatial discrimination.Neuroscience, 232, 32-44.

Oliveira, A. M., Estévez, M. A., Hawk, J. D., Grimes, S., Brindle, P. K., & Abel, T. (2011). Subregion-specific p300 conditional knock-out mice exhibit long-term memory impairments. Learning & memory, 18(3), 161-169.

Tabuchi, A., Estevez, M., Henderson, J. A., Marx, R., Shiota, J., Nakano, H., & Baraban, J. M. (2005). Nuclear translocation of the SRF co‐activator MAL in cortical neurons: role of RhoA signalling. Journal of neurochemistry, 94(1), 169-180.

Book Chapter

Estevez, M. A., & Abel, T. (2011). Epigenetic mechanisms of memory consolidation. In A. Petronis & J. Mill (Eds.), Brain, Behavior and Epigenetics (pp. 267-285). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.