Department of Neurobiology
Strick, Peter L.
Distinguished Professor & Chair of Neurobiology
Co-Director, Center for Neuroscience
Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
4074 BST3
  3501 Fifth Avenue
  Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3301
Tel: 412-383-9961
Fax: 412-383-9061
Website: my CNBC page
    Dr. Strick's research focuses on three major issues:
  1. The Cortical Motor Areas: Control of Voluntary Movement, Acquisition of Motor Skills and Motor Learning,
  2. Motor, Cognitive and Affective Functions of the Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum, and
  3. Unraveling the Circuitry of the Central Nervous System.

Sample Publications:

The motor cortex communicates with the kidney.
Levinthal DJ, Strick PL.
J Neurosci. 2012 May 9;32(19):6726-31.

Response-mode shifts during sequence learning of macaque monkeys.
RĂ¼nger D, Ashby FG, Picard N, Strick PL.
Psychol Res. 2011 Dec 9.

Cerebellar vermis is a target of projections from the motor areas in the cerebral cortex.
Coffman KA, Dum RP, Strick PL.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 20;108(38):16068-73.

The cerebellum and basal ganglia are interconnected.
Bostan AC, Strick PL.
Neuropsychol Rev. 2010 Sep;20(3):261-70.

The basal ganglia communicate with the cerebellum.
Bostan AC, Dum RP, Strick PL.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 4;107(18):8452-6.

The development of the basal ganglia in Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).
Phillips KA, Sobieski CA, Gilbert VR, Chiappini-Williamson C, Sherwood CC, Strick PL.
Brain Res. 2010 May 6;1329:82-8.

The spinothalamic system targets motor and sensory areas in the cerebral cortex of monkeys.
Dum RP, Levinthal DJ, Strick PL.
J Neurosci. 2009 Nov 11;29(45):14223-35.

Cerebellum and nonmotor function.
Strick PL, Dum RP, Fiez JA.
Annu Rev Neurosci. 2009;32:413-34.

Subdivisions of primary motor cortex based on cortico-motoneuronal cells.
Rathelot JA, Strick PL.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 20;106(3):918-23.

Supplementary motor area and presupplementary motor area: targets of basal ganglia and cerebellar output.
Akkal D, Dum RP, Strick PL.
J Neurosci. 2007 Oct 3;27(40):10659-73.

Skill representation in the primary motor cortex after long-term practice.
Matsuzaka Y, Picard N, Strick PL.
J Neurophysiol. 2007 Feb;97(2):1819-32.

Rapid and long-lasting plasticity of input-output mapping.
Yamamoto K, Hoffman DS, Strick PL.
J Neurophysiol. 2006 Nov;96(5):2797-801.

Muscle representation in the macaque motor cortex: an anatomical perspective.
Rathelot JA, Strick PL.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 May 23;103(21):8257-62.

The cerebellum communicates with the basal ganglia.
Hoshi E, Tremblay L, Féger J, Carras PL, Strick PL.
Nat Neurosci. 2005 Nov;8(11):1491-3.


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