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Louise Abbott


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Department: VIBS

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  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University 1988
  • Ph.D. Zoology, University of Washingtion 1982
  • B.A. Biology, Whitman College 1975


  • D.V.M. License in the State of Illinois - Active #090.006037


  • Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Environmental Health
  • Toxicology
  • Neuroscience

Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Neuroscience
  • Toxicology

Scholarly Interests

developmental toxicology with special focus on the effects of mercury on the developing nervous system.


Compositional analysis of genetically modified corn events (NK603, MON88017×MON810 and MON89034×MON88017) compared to conventional corn.
Rayan AM, Abbott LC
Food Chem. 2015 176(176):99-105.
Pluripotent state induction in mouse embryonic fibroblast using mRNAs of reprogramming factors.
El-Sayed AK, Zhang Z, Zhang L, Liu Z, Abbott LC, Zhang Y, Li B
Int J Mol Sci. 2014 15(12):21840-64.
Fish consumption: Risks versus benefits with respect to developmental methylmercury exposure: Is there a bottom line?
Abbott, L.C.
Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. . 2014
Imaging, Specimen Preparation.
Abbott, L. C.
Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience . 2014
Prenatal metanephrogenesis of the camel: morphological evidence of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction.
Osman AH, Farouk SM, Eidaroos H, Abbott LC, Ahmed AA
Anat Histol Embryol. 2014 43(2):141-52.
Prenatal metanephrogenesis of the camel: morphological evidence of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction.
Osman AH.K., Farouk, S.M., Eidaroos, H., Abbott L.C., Ahmed, A.A.
Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia. 2013
The effect of methylmercury exposure on behavior and cerebellar granule cell physiology in aged mice.
Bellum S, Thuett KA, Bawa B, Abbott LC
J Appl Toxicol. 2013 33(9):959-69.
Selecting optimal animal models to investigate environmental toxicology.
Abbott, L.C.
Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. 2013
The effect of methylmercury exposure on early central nervous system development in the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo.
Hassan SA, Moussa EA, Abbott LC
J Appl Toxicol. 2012 32(9):707-13.
Identification of Peptide lv, a novel putative neuropeptide that regulates the expression of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in photoreceptors.
Shi L, Ko ML, Abbott LC, Ko GY
PLoS One. 2012 7(8).
Changing iron content of the mouse brain during development.
Holmes-Hampton GP, Chakrabarti M, Cockrell AL, McCormick SP, Abbott LC, Lindahl LS, Lindahl PA
Metallomics. 2012 4(8):761-70.
Initial characterization of mice null for Lphn3, a gene implicated in ADHD and addiction.
Wallis D, Hill DS, Mendez IA, Abbott LC, Finnell RH, Wellman PJ, Setlow B
Brain Res. 2012 1463(1463):85-92.
Smoking during pregnancy: lessons learned from epidemiological studies and experimental studies using animal models.
Abbott LC, Winzer-Serhan UH
Crit Rev Toxicol. 2012 42(4):279-303.
Specimen preparation, imaging, and analysis protocols for knife-edge scanning microscopy.
Choe Y, Mayerich D, Kwon J, Miller DE, Sung C, Chung JR, Huffman T, Keyser J, Abbott LC
J Vis Exp. 2011 (58).
Regulated expression of neuronal SIRT1 and related genes by aging and neuronal β2-containing nicotinic cholinergic receptors.
Huang PS, Son JH, Abbott LC, Winzer-Serhan UH
Neuroscience. 2011 196(196):189-202.
Multiscale exploration of mouse brain microstructures using the knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas.
Chung JR, Sung C, Mayerich D, Kwon J, Miller DE, Huffman T, Keyser J, Abbott LC, Choe Y
Front Neuroinform. 2011 5(5):29.
Striatal expression of Homer1a is affected by genotype but not dystonic phenotype of tottering mice: a model of spontaneously occurring motor disturbances.
Iasevoli F, Cicale M, Abbott LC, de Bartolomeis A
Neurosci Lett. 2011 503(3):176-80.
Prenatal development of the adrenal gland in the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius).
El-Nahla SM, Imam HM, Moussa EA, Elsayed AK, Abbott LC
Anat Histol Embryol. 2011 40(3):169-86.
Alterations in intracellular calcium ion concentrations in cerebellar granule cells of the CACNA1A mutant mouse, leaner, during postnatal development.
Bawa B, Abbott LC
Neurotox Res. 2011 19(1):123-7.
Innervation of the pelvic limb of the adult ostrich (Struthio camelus).
El-Mahdy T, El-Nahla SM, Abbott LC, Hassan SA
Anat Histol Embryol. 2010 39(5):411-25.
The arterial supply of the pelvic limb of the adult ostrich (Struthio camelus).
el-Nahla SM, el-Mahdy T, Abbott LC, Hassan SA
Anat Histol Embryol. 2010 39(4):339-54.
Chronic, low-dose prenatal exposure to methylmercury impairs motor and mnemonic function in adult C57/B6 mice.
Montgomery KS, Mackey J, Thuett K, Ginestra S, Bizon JL, Abbott LC
Behav Brain Res. 2008 191(1):55-61.
Effects of quillaja saponin (Quillaja saponaria) on early embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio) development.
Hassan SM, Moussa EA, Abbott LC
Int J Toxicol. 2008 27(3):273-8.
Analysis of calcium ion homeostasis and mitochondrial function in cerebellar granule cells of adult CaV 2.1 calcium ion channel mutant mice.
Bawa B, Abbott LC
Neurotox Res. 2008 13(1):1-18.
Inherited tertiary hypothyroidism in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Stoica G, Lungu G, Xie X, Abbott LC, Stoica HM, Jaques JT
Brain Res. 2007 1148(1148):205-16.
Developmental expression of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium ion channel mutant mice, leaner and tottering.
Frank-Cannon TC, Zeve DR, Abbott LC
Brain Res. 2007 1140(1140):96-104.
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase expression in cerebellar mutant mice.
Abbott LC, Nahm SS
Cerebellum. 2004 3(3):141-51.
Insulin-like growth factor-I improves cerebellar dysfunction but does not prevent cerebellar neurodegeneration in the calcium channel mutant mouse, leaner.
Nahm SS, Frank TC, Browning MD, Sepulvado JM, Hiney JK, Abbott LC
Neurobiol Dis. 2003 14(2):157-65.
Fluoro-jade identification of cerebellar granule cell and purkinje cell death in the alpha1A calcium ion channel mutant mouse, leaner.
Frank TC, Nunley MC, Sons HD, Ramon R, Abbott LC
Neuroscience. 2003 118(3):667-80.
Neonatal cerebellar ataxia in Coton de Tulear dogs.
Coates JR, O'Brien DP, Kline KL, Storts RW, Johnson GC, Shelton GD, Patterson EE, Abbott LC
J Vet Intern Med. 2002 16(6):680-9.
A line of Berlin Druckrey IV rats proposed as a new model for human hereditary ataxia.
Guyer CL, Stoica G, Womack JE, Storts RW, Derr JN, Abbott LC
In Vivo. 2002 16(4):255-63.
Decreased calretinin expression in cerebellar granule cells in the leaner mouse.
Nahm SS, Tomlinson DJ, Abbott LC
J Neurobiol. 2002 51(4):313-22.
Ultrastructural analysis of catecholaminergic innervation in weaver and normal mouse cerebellar cortices.
Abbott LC, Sotelo C
J Comp Neurol. 2000 426(2):316-29.
Investigation of the role of the cerebellum in the myoclonic-like movement disorder exhibited by tottering mice.
Abbott LC, Bump M, Brandl A, De Laune S
Mov Disord. 2000 15(Suppl 1):53-9.
Developmental expression of calretinin-immunoreactivity in the thalamic eminence of the fetal mouse.
Abbott LC, Jacobowitz DM
Int J Dev Neurosci. 1999 17(4):331-45.
An ultrastructural study of granule cell/Purkinje cell synapses in tottering (tg/tg), leaner (tg(la)/tg(la)) and compound heterozygous tottering/leaner (tg/tg(la)) mice.
Rhyu IJ, Abbott LC, Walker DB, Sotelo C
Neuroscience. 1999 90(3):717-28.
Expression of calcium channel alpha1A mRNA and protein in the leaner mouse (tgla/tgla) cerebellum.
Lau FC, Abbott LC, Rhyu IJ, Kim DS, Chin H
Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1998 59(1):93-9.

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