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Kathie Eagleson

Associate Professor of Research Pediatrics, Cell & Neurobiology

Research Topics

  • Development of Neuronal Diversity, Neural Circuitry and Synapses in Neocortical and Autonomic Networks
  • Impact of early adverse experience on brain development
  • Influence of sex on response to early life stress

Contact Information

Mailing Address The Saban Research Institute
4650 Sunset Blvd., Mailstop # 135
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Office Location CHL 307 TSRI
Office Phone (323) 361-7564
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Office Location CHL 307 TSRI


  • BSc (Hons), University of Sydney, Australia
  • PhD, Neurobiology, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical College of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • Wang, F., Eagleson, K.L. and Levitt, P: Positive regulation of neocortical synapse formation by the Plexin-D1 receptor. Brain Res. 1616:157-165, 2015 (co-first author). PubMed
  • Eagleson, K.L., Milner, T.A., Xie, Z. and Levitt, P: Synaptic and extrasynaptic location of the receptor tyrosine kinase Met during postnatal development in the mouse neocortex and hippocampus. J. Comp. Neurol. 521:3241-3259, 2013. PubMed
  • Eagleson, K.L., Campbell, D.B., Thompson, B.L., Bergman, M.Y. and Levitt, P: The autism risk genes MET and PLAUR differentially impact cortical development.  Autism Res. 4:68-83, 2011. PubMed
  • Judson, M.C., Eagleson, K.L., Wang, L. and Levitt, P: Evidence of cell-nonautonomous changes in dendrite and dendritic spine morphology in the met-signaling-deficient mouse forebrain. J. Comp. Neurol. 518:4463-4478, 2010. PubMed
  • Eagleson, K.L., Gravielle, M.C., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L.J., Russek, S.J., Farb, D.H. and Levitt, P:  Genetic disruption of the autism spectrum disorder risk gene PLAUR induces GABAA receptor subunit changes.  Neurosci. 168:797-810, 2010. PubMed
  • Judson, M.C., Bergman, M.Y., Campbell, D.B., Eagleson, K.L. and Levitt, P: Dynamic gene and protein expression patterns of the autism-associated Met receptor tyrosine kinase in the developing mouse forebrain.  J. Comp. Neurol. 513:511-531, 2009. PubMed
  • Eagleson, K.L., Schlueter McFadyen-Ketchum, L.J., Ahrens, E.T., Mills, P.H., Does, M.D., Nickols, J. and Levitt P: Disruption of Foxg1 expression by knock-in of Cre Recombinase: Effects on the development of the mouse telencephalon. Neurosci.  148:385-399, 2007. PubMed
  • Eagleson, K.L., Bonnin, A. and Levitt, P: Region and age specific deficits in GABAergic neuron development in the telencephalon of the uPAR-/- mouse.  J. Comp. Neurol.  489: 449-466, 2005. PubMed