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Angy Kallarackal

Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Coad Science Building
Room 119

+ (301) 447-5674

Angy Kallarackal, Ph.D joined the Mount in 2017. Her previous work in Psychology, Physiology, and Biology departments helped her to form the interdisciplinary major in Neuroscience in 2020. Her research is focused on understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying stress and addiction-related behaviors using the model organism C. elegans.

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore (2011)
  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland (2006)

Hoerndli F, Brockie PJ, Wang R, Mellem JE, Kallarackal A, Doser R, Madsen DM, Maricq AV (2022). MAPK signaling and a mobile scaffold complex regulate AMPAR transport to modulate synaptic strength. Cell Reports, 38(13) 11057.

Kallarackal, AJ (2021). Benefits of using the invertebrate model organism C. Elegans in an inquiry-based laboratory activity. Teaching of Psychology, 1-6.

Hoerndli FJ, Kallarackal AJ, Maricq AV. Mobile AMPARs are required for synaptic plasticity. Channels, 2015, 9(5), 230-232.

Thompson SM, Kallarackal AJ, Kvarta MD, Van Dyke AM, LeGates TA, Cai X. An excitatory synapse hypothesis of depression. Trends In Neuroscience, 2015, 38(5), 279-294.

Hoerndli FJ, Wang R, Mellem JE, Kallarackal A, Brockie PJ, Thacker C, Madsen DM, Maricq AV. Neuronal activity and CaMKII regulate Kinesin-mediated transport of synaptic AMPARs. Neuron, 2015, 86(2), 457-474.

Kallarackal AJ*, Kvarta MD*, Camarata E, Jaberi L, Cai X, Bailey AM, Thompson SM. Chronic stress induces a selective decrease in AMPA receptor-mediated synaptic excitation at hippocampal temporoammonic-CA1 synapses. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013, 33(4), 15669-15674.

Cai X*, Kallarackal AJ*, Kvarta MD, Goluskin S, Gaylor K, Bailey AM, Lee H-K, Huganir RL, Thompson SM. Local potentiation of excitatory synapses by serotonin and antidepressants and its alteration in depression. Nature Neuroscience, 2013, 16: 464-472.

Kallarackal AJ, Simard JM, Bailey AM. The effect of Apamin, a small conductance calcium activated potassium (SK) channel blocker, on a mouse model of Neurofibromatosis 1. Behavioral Brain Research, 2013, 237: 715-75