Marina Cholanian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice

Rm 642, Gould-Simpson


Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Arizona, 2013

B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2007

Postdoctoral training:

2014-2016 - University of Arizona, Department of Physiology, Tucson, AZ

2016-2017 - Massachusetts General Hospital, Reproductive Endocrine Unit, Boston, MA

Courses taught at University of Arizona:

NROS307 - Cellular Neurophysiology

NROS308 - Methods in Neuroscience

NROS310 - Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurons

NROS330 - Principles of Neuroanatomy

NROS418 - Systems Neuroscience


J. Wealing, M. Cholanian, E.G. Flanigan, R.B. Levine, R.F. Fregosi (2019) Diverse physiological properties of hypoglossal motoneurons innervating intrinsic and extrinsic tongue muscles, Journal of Neurophysiology, Nov. 1: 122(5):2054-2060

M.Cholanian, J. Wealing, R.B. Levine, R.F. Fregosi (2017) Developmental nicotine exposure alters potassium currents in hypoglossal motoneurons of neonatal rat, Journal of Neurophysiology, Apr 1; 117(4): 1544-1552.

M. Cholanian, P.L. Powell, R.B. Levine, R.F. Fregosi (2017) Influence of developmental nicotine exposure on glutamatergic neurotransmission in rhythmically active hypoglossal neurons, Experimental Neurology, Jan; 287:254-260.

M. Cholanian, S.J. Krajewski-Hall, N.T. McMullen, N.E. Rance (2015) Chronic oestradiol reduces the dendritic spine density of KNDy neurones in the arcuate nucleus of ovariectomized Tac2-EGFP transgenic mice, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, Apr; 27(4): 253-63

M. Cholanian, A. Lobzova, B. Das, C. Yelleswarapu, S.T. Donaldson (2014) Digital holographic microscopy discriminates sex differences in medial prefrontal cortex GABA neurons following amphetamine sensitization, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, Sep; 124: 326-32

M. Cholanian, S.J. Krajewski-Hall, R.B. Levine, N.T. McMullen, N.E. Rance (2014) Electrophysiology of Arcuate Neurokinin B neurons in female Tac2-EGFP transgenic mice, Endocrinology, Jul; 155 (7): 2555-65.

N.E. Rance, S.J. Krajewski, M.A. Smith, M. Cholanian, P.A. Dacks (2010) Neurokinin B and the hypothalamic regulation of reproduction, Brain Research, Dec. 10; 1364:116-28