Converse Lab

Refereed Journal Publications

(Contributions to Design of study, Performance of experiments, Analysis of data, Writing of manuscript.)

35. Converse AK, Ahlers EO, Bryan TW, Hetue JD, Lake KA, Ellison PA, Engle JW, Barnhart TE, Nickles RJ, Williams PH, and DeJesus OT (in press) Mathematical modeling of positron emission tomography (PET) data to assess radiofluoride transport in living plants following petiolar administration Plant Methods. (DPAW)

34. Converse AK, Moore CF, Holden JE, Ahlers EO, Moirano JM, Larson JA, Resch LM, DeJesus OT, Barnhart TE, Nickles RJ, Murali D, Christian BT, Schneider ML (2014) Moderate level prenatal alcohol exposure induces sex differences in dopamine D1 receptor binding in adult rhesus monkeys Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 38:2934-43. PMID: 25581649 (DPAW)

33. Hillmer AT, Wooten DW, Tudorascu DL, Barnhart TE, Ahlers EO, Resch LM, Larson JA, Converse AK, Moore CF, Schneider ML, Christian BT (2014) The effects of chronic alcohol self-administration on serotonin-1A receptor binding in nonhuman primates Drug and Alcohol Dependence epub ahead of print. PMID: 25220896 (DPW)

32. Rajala AZ, Zaitoun I, Henriques JB, Converse AK, Murali D, Epstein ML, Populin LC (2014) Dopamine transporter gene susceptibility to methylation is associated with impulsivity in non-human primates Journal of Neurophysiology epub ahead of print. PMID: 25122707 (DPAW)

31. Hillmer AT, Tudorascu DL, Wooten DW, Lao PJ, Barnhart TE, Ahlers EO, Resch LM, Larson JA, Converse AK, Moore CF, Schneider ML, Christian BT (2014) Changes in the a4b2* nicotinic acetylcholine system during chronic controlled alcohol exposure in nonhuman primates Drug and Alcohol Dependence 138:216–9. PMID: 24602361 (DPW)

30. Converse AK, Ahlers EO, Travers BG, Davidson RJ (2014) Tai chi training reduces self-report of inattention in healthy young adults Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (13):1-7. PMID: 24478679 (DPAW)

29. Converse AK, Moore CF, Moirano JM, Ahlers EO, Larson JA, Engle JW, Barnhart TE, Murali D, Christian BT, Dejesus OT, Holden JE, Nickles RJ, and Schneider ML (2013) Prenatal Stress Induces Increased Striatal Dopamine Transporter Binding in Adult Nonhuman Primates Biological Psychiatry 74:502-510. PMID: 23726316 (DPAW)

28. Christian BT, Wooten DW, Hillmer AT, Tudorascu DL, Converse AK, Moore CF, Ahlers EO, Barnhart TE, Kalin NH, Barr CS, and Schneider ML (2013) Serotonin transporter genotype affects serotonin 5-HT1A binding in primates Journal of Neuroscience 36:2512-6. PMID: 23392679 (DPW)

27. Murali D, Barnhart TE, Vandehey NT, Christian BT, Nickles RJ, Converse AK, Larson JA, Holden JE, Schneider ML, and DeJesus OT (2013) An efficient synthesis of dopamine transporter tracer [18F]FECNT Applied Radiation and Isotopes 72:128-32. PMID: 23208243 (DW)

26. Converse AK, Aubert Y, Farhoud M, Weichert JP, Rowland IJ, Ingrisano NM, Allers KA, Sommer B and Abbott DH (2012) Positron emission tomography assessment of 8-OH-DPAT-mediated changes in an index of cerebral glucose metabolism in female marmosets NeuroImage 60:447-455. PMID: 22233732 (DPAW)

25. Converse AK, Larsen EC, Engle JW, Barnhart TE, Nickles RJ and Duncan ID (2011) 11C-(R)-PK11195 PET Imaging of Microglial Activation and Response to Minocycline in Zymosan-Treated Rats Journal of Nuclear Medicine 52:257-262. PMID: 21233178 (DPAW)

24. Vandehey NT, Moirano JM, Converse AK, Holden JE, Mukherjee J, Murali D, Nickles RJ, Davidson RJ, Schneider ML and Christian BT (2010) High-affinity dopamine D-2/D-3 PET radioligands F-18-fallypride and C-11-FLB457: A comparison of kinetics in extrastriatal regions using a multiple-injection protocol Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 30:994-1007. PMID: 20040928 (P)

23. Fox AS, Shelton SE, Oakes TR, Converse AK, Davidson RJ and Kalin NH (2010) Orbitofrontal Cortex Lesions Alter Anxiety-Related Activity in the Primate Bed Nucleus of Stria Terminalis Journal of Neuroscience 30:7023-7027. PMID: 20484644 (P)

22. Vandehey NT, Garell PC, Hampel JA, Murali D, Smith EM, Davidson R, Converse AK, Nickles RJ and Christian BT (2009) PET measurement of changes in D2/D3 dopamine receptor binding in a nonhuman primate during chronic deep brain stimulation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis Journal of Neuroscience Methods 176:129-135. PMID:18824196 (PA)

21. Christian BT, Vandehey NT, Fox AS, Murali D, Oakes TR, Converse AK, Nickles RJ, Shelton SE, Davidson RJ and Kalin NH (2009) The distribution of D2/D3 receptor binding in the adolescent rhesus monkey using small animal PET imaging Neuroimage 44:1334-1344. PMID:19015034 (PA)

20. Cheng TE, Yoder KK, Normandin MD, Risacher SL, Converse AK, Hampel JA, Miller MA and Morris ED (2009) A rat head holder for simultaneous scanning of two rats in small animal PET scanners: Design, construction, feasibility testing and kinetic validation Journal of Neuroscience Methods 176:24-33. PMID: 18824025 (DPA)

19. Schneider ML, Moore CF, Gajewski LL, Larson JA, Roberts AD, Converse AK and DeJesus OT (2008) Sensory processing disorder in a primate model: Evidence from a longitudinal study of prenatal alcohol and prenatal stress effects Child Development 79:100-113. PMID: 18269511 (PAW)

18. Selwyn RG, Avila-Rodriguez MA, Converse AK, Hampel JA, Jaskowiak CJ, McDermott JC, Warner TF, Nickles RJ and Thomadsen BR (2007) 18F-labeled resin microspheres as surrogates for 90Y resin microspheres used in the treatment of hepatic tumors: a radiolabeling and PET validation study Physics in Medicine and Biology 52:7397-7408. PMID: 18065846 pdf (PW)

17. Avila-Rodriguez MA, Selwyn RG, Hampel JA, Thomadsen BR, DeJesus OT, Converse AK, Nickles RJ, (2007). Positron emitting resin microspheres as surrogates of 90Y SIR-spheres: A radiolabeling and stability study Nuclear Medicine and Biology 34:585-590. PMID: 17591559 (PW)

16. Schneider ML, Moore CF, Gajewski LL, Laughlin NK, Larson J, Gay C, Roberts AD, Converse AK, DeJesus OT (2007) Sensory processing disorders in a nonhuman primate model: Evidence for occupational therapy practice American Journal of Occupational Therapy 61:247-253. PMID: 18269511 (PAW)

15. DeJesus OT, Flores LG, Converse AK, Bartlett RM, Murali D, Jeraj R, Oakes TR, Nickles RJ, Jaskowiak CJ (2006) Assessing environmental chemical uptake in fetal brain in utero: A preliminary PET/CT study. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 269:561-564. (P)

14. Schneider ML, Moore CF, Barnhart TE, Larson J, DeJesus OT, Mukherjee J, Nickles RJ, Converse AK, Roberts AD, Kraemer GW (2005) Moderate-Level Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Alters Striatal Dopamine System Function in Rhesus Monkeys Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 29:1685-1697. PMID: 16205369 (PAW)

13. Holmes JH, Sorkness RL, Meibom SK, Sundaram SK, Perlman SB, Converse AK, Pyzalski RW, Hahn AD, Korosec FR, Grist TM, Fain SB (2005) Noninvasive Mapping of Regional Response to Segmental Allergen Challenge Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and [F-18]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomograph Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 53:1243-1250. PMID: 15906295 (DPAW)

12. Fox AS, Oakes TR, Shelton SE, Converse AK, Davidson RJ, Kalin NH (2005) Calling for help is independently modulated by brain systems underlying goal-directed behavior and threat perception Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA102:4176-4179. PMID: 15753316 (P)

11. DeJesus OT, Flores LG, Murali D, Converse AK, Bartlett RM, Barnhart TE, Oakes TR, Nickles RJ (2005) Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase turnover in vivo in rhesus macaque striatum: A microPET study Brain Research 1054:55-60. PMID: 16055094 (PAW)

10. Barnhart TE, Converse AK, Dabbs KA, Schueller MJ, Stone CK, Nickles RJ, Roberts AD (2005) Production of [17F]CH3F (t1/2=65 sec), an improved PET tracer for rCBF measurement Applied Radiation and Isotopes 62:525-532. PMID: 15701406 (DPAW)

9. Nickles RJ, Barnhart TE, Avila-Rodrigues MA, Converse AK, Sundaresan R, Nye JA, Dick DW, Roberts AD (2004) Production of N-16 for instrument calibration. Radiochimica Acta 92:229-232. (P)

8. Converse AK, Barnhart TE, Dabbs KA, DeJesus OT, Larson JA, Nickles RJ, Schneider ML, Roberts AD (2004) PET Measurement of rCBF in the presence of a neurochemical tracer Journal of Neuroscience Methods 132:199-208. PMID: 14706718 (DPAW)

7. Barnhart TE, Converse AK, Dabbs KA, Nickles RJ, Buckley K, Jivan S, Ruth TJ, Roberts AD (2003) Water-cooled grid support for high power irradiation with thin target windows Applied Radiation & Isotopes 58:21-26. PMID: 12485659 (P)

6. Converse A, Allet M, Haeberli W, Hajdas W, Lang J, Liechti J, Lüscher H, Miller MA, Müller R, Naviliat-Cuncic O, Quin PA, Sromicki J (1993) Measurement of the asymmetry parameter for 35Ar beta-decay as a test of the CVC hypothesis Physics Letters B 304:60-64. (DPAW)

5. Converse A, Haeberli W, Hajdas W, Kistryn S, Lang J, Liechti J, Lüscher H, Müller R, Smyrski R, Sromicki J (1992) Absolute calibration of the transverse analyzing power in proton-carbon elastic scattering at 50.24 MeV Physical Review C 45:2320-2327. (PAW)

4. Allet M, Hajdas W, Lang J, Lüscher H, Müller R, Naviliat-Cuncic O, Sromicki J, Converse A, Haeberli W, Miller MA, Quin PA (1992) Search for time-reversal violation in the beta-decay of Li-8 Physical Review Letters 68:572-575. (P)

3. Liechti J, Allet M, Converse A, Deutsch J, Gimenonogues F, Lang J, Lüscher H, Müller R, Naviliat-Cuncic O, Prieels R, Quin PA, Severijns N, Sromicki J (1991) Production of polarized N-12 with the C-12(p,N-12)n reaction Nuclear Physics A 533:292-306. (P)

2. Sromicki J, Allet M, Converse A, Hajdas W, Lang J, Lüscher H, Müller R, Naviliat-Cuncic O, Haeberli W, Miller MA, Quin PA (1990) An experiment to investigate time-reversal invariance in the decay of Li-8 Journal de Physique 51:C6527-C6530. (P)

1. Sromicki J, Converse A, Lang J, Müller R (1989) Method for measurements of absolute analyzing powers in nuclear-reactions Physical Review C 40:R1111-R1113. (W)

Conference Proceedings

Converse AK, Ahlers EO, Williams PH, Engle JW, Barnhart TE, Nickles RJ and DeJesus OT (2011) Fluoride transport in brassica: a positron emission tomography botanical study IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Conference Record 23-29 October 2011, Valencia.

Converse AK, DeJesus OT, Flores LG, Holden JE, Kelley AE, Moirano JM, Nickles RJ, Oakes TR, Roberts AD, Ruth TJ, Vandehey NT, Davidson RJ (2005) Development of a dual tracer PET method for imaging dopaminergic neuromodulation [invited plenary talk]. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advanced Technology and Particle Physics: Astroparticle, Particle and Space Physics, Detectors and Medical Physics Applications 682-691, 17-21 October 2005, Villa Olmo, Como.

Converse AK, Nye JA, Barnhart TE, Dick DW, Avila-Rodrigus MA, Sundaresan R, Nickles RJ, Kalin NH, Roberts AD (2003) MicroPET performance in the presence of the third gamma. Conference Record of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 1797-1799, 19-25 October 2003, Portland, Oregon.

Converse AK (1997) Refractive spectrum splitting optics for use with photovoltaic cells: a research plan and qualitative demonstration. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings 404:373-376 First Conference on Future Generation Photovoltaic Technologies, 24-26 March 1997, Denver.

Converse AK (1996) Refractive spectrum splitting optics for use with photovoltaic cells. Proceedings of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference  1299-1302, 13-17 May 1996, Washington.