Faculty

Rui Peixoto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Neuroscience
Harvard Medical SchoolNeurobiology

Selected Honors & Awards

Bridge to Independence Award, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Research Interests

Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Zhang P, Lu H, Peixoto RT, Pines MK, Ge Y, Oku S, Siddiqui TI, Xie Y, Wu W, Archer-Hartmann S, Yoshida K, Tanaka KF, Aricescu AR, Azadi P, Gordon AP, Sabatini BL, Wong ROL, and Craig AM. Heparan sulfate organizes neuronal synapses through neurexin partnerships. (2018) Cell 174(6):1450
  2. Peixoto RT, Wang W, Croney D, Kozorovitskiy Y, Sabatini BL (2016) Early hyperactivity and precocious maturation of corticostriatal circuits in Shank3B-/- mice. Nature Neuroscience 19(5):716-24
  3. Kozorovitskiy Y, Peixoto R, Wang W, Saunders A, Sabatini BL(2015) Neuromodulation of excitatory synaptogenesis in striatal development. eLife 10.7554/eLife.10111
  4. Peixoto RT, Kunz PA, Kwon H, Mabb AM, Sabatini BL, Philpot BD, Ehlers MD (2012) Trans-synaptic signaling by activity dependent cleavage of Neuroligin-1. Neuron 76(2):396-409.
  5. Kwon H, Kozorovitskiy Y, Oh WJ, Peixoto RT, Akhtar N, Saulnier JL, Gu C, Sabatini BL (2012) Neuroligin-1 dependent competition regulates cortical synaptogenesis and synapse number. Nature Neuroscience 15(12):1667-74