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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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