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Stephen M. Maricich, PhD, MD

Stephen Maricich, MD, PhD
Job Title Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5520 Phone
412-692-6787 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2000 MD, PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio
 

Residency:

2002 Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
 

Fellowship:

2005 Child Neurology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.

Memberships

  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Child Neurology Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Neuroscience

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, special certification in Child Neurology

Awards

  • 2013 Richard King Mellon Foundation Scholar, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2010 Child Neurology Society Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
  • 2002 Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Science Day Award
  • 2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 2000 Harry Resnick Memorial Fund Award (By Virtue of Unusual Accomplishment)
  • 2000 Noether Memorial Fund Award for Excellence in Therapeutics
  • 1998 Dean’s First Prize, Irwin Lepow Student Research Day, CWRU
  • 1993 Student of the Year, Biology Department, SUNY Buffalo
  • 1992 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1992 UB Launch Leadership Honor Society
  • 1991 Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society
  • 1991 Barry Goldwater Scholarship
  • 1991 Golden Key Honor Society
  • 1991 Grace Capen Memorial Scholarship, SUNY Buffalo
  • 1991 Organic Chemistry Award, SUNY Buffalo
  • 1990 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
  • 1990 Freshman Chemistry Award, SUNY Buffalo
  • 1989-1993 Honors Scholar, SUNY Buffalo

Publications

  • SM Maricich, KM Cameron, EL Mathes and BM Brewer. (2012). Rodents rely upon Merkel cells for texture discrimination tasks. J Neurosci, 32(10): 3296-3300.
  • KM Morrison, GR Miesegaes, EA Lumpkin, SM Maricich. (2009). Mammalian Merkel cells are descended from the epidermal lineage. Dev Biol, 336(1): 76-83.
  • SM Maricich, A Xia, VY Wang, JS Oghalai, B Fritzsch & HY Zoghbi. (2009). Atoh1-lineal neurons in the cochlear nucleus are required for hearing and for the survival of brainstem accessory auditory and spiral ganglion neurons.   Neurosci, 29(36): 11123-11133.
  • SM Maricich, SA Wellnitz, AM Nelson, DR Lesniak, GJ Gerling, EA Lumpkin & HY Zoghbi. (2009). Merkel cells are essential for light touch responses. Science, 324: 1580-1582.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • The role of Atoh1 in the development and function of Merkel cells
  • Genetic factors/mechanisms that control SAI neuron development
  • Role of the inferior colliculus and superior olivary complex in the development and connectivity of the central auditory system
  • The role of Atoh1 in adult Merkel cells
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November 26, 2013
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