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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.


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. ; (58).
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. ; 503(3):176-80.
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. ; 32(9):707-13.
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. ; 40(3):169-86.
Innervation of the pelvic limb of the adult ostrich (Struthio camelus).
El-Mahdy T, El-Nahla SM, Abbott LC, Hassan SA.
Anat Histol Embryol. ; 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. ; 39(4):339-54.
Effects of quillaja saponin (Quillaja saponaria) on early embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio) development.
Hassan SM, Moussa EA, Abbott LC.
Int J Toxicol. ; 27(3):273-8.
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. ; 191(1):55-61.
Inherited tertiary hypothyroidism in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Stoica G, Lungu G, Xie X, Abbott LC, Stoica HM, Jaques JT.
Brain Res. ; 1148:205-16.
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase expression in cerebellar mutant mice.
Abbott LC, Nahm SS.
Cerebellum. ; 3(3):141-51.
Decreased calretinin expression in cerebellar granule cells in the leaner mouse.
Nahm SS, Tomlinson DJ, Abbott LC.
J Neurobiol. ; 51(4):313-22.
Ultrastructural analysis of catecholaminergic innervation in weaver and normal mouse cerebellar cortices.
Abbott LC, Sotelo C.
J Comp Neurol. ; 426(2):316-29.
Developmental expression of calretinin-immunoreactivity in the thalamic eminence of the fetal mouse.
Abbott LC, Jacobowitz DM.
Int J Dev Neurosci. ; 17(4):331-45.
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. ; 196:189-202.
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. ; 19(1):123-7.
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. ; 13(1):1-18.
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. ; 1140:96-104.
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. ; 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. ; 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. ; 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. ; 16(4):255-63.
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. ; 15 Suppl 1:53-9.
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. ; 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. ; 59(1):93-9.
Selecting optimal animal models to investigate environmental toxicology.
Abbott, L.C. .
Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. ; .
Fish consumption: Risks versus benefits with respect to developmental methylmercury exposure: Is there a bottom line?
Abbott, L.C..
Poultry, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. . ; .
Imaging, Specimen Preparation.
Abbott, L. C..
Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience . ; .
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. ; .
Compositional analysis of genetically modified corn events (NK603, MON88017×MON810 and MON89034×MON88017) compared to conventional corn.
Rayan AM, Abbott LC.
Food Chem. ; 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. ; 15(12):21840-64.
Prenatal metanephrogenesis of the camel: morphological evidence of epithelial-mesenchymal interaction.
Osman AH, Farouk SM, Eidaroos H, Abbott LC, Ahmed AA.
Anat Histol Embryol. ; 43(2):141-52.
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. ; 7(8):e43091.
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. ; 33(9):959-69.
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. ; 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. ; 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. ; 42(4):279-303.
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. ; 5:29.

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