Jean-Sebastien Austin, B.Sc.

Research Associate

Director of Transcriptomics

  • Mogil, J.S., Miermeister, F., Seifert, F., Strasburg, K., Zimmermann, K., Reinold, H., Austin, J.-S., Bernardini, N., Chesler, E.J., Hofmann, H.A., Hordo, C., Messlinger, K., Nemmani, K.V., Rankin, A.L., Ritchie, J., Siegling, A., Smith, S.B., Sotocinal, S., Vater, A., Lehto, S.G., Klussmann, S., Quirion, R., Michaelis, M., Devor, M., and Reeh, P.W.  Variable sensitivity to noxious heat is mediated by differential expression of the CGRP gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A., 102:12938-12943, 2005.
  • Smith, S.B., Marker, C.L., Perry, C., Liao, G., Sotocinal, S.G., Austin, J.-S., Melmed, K., Clark, D.J., Peltz, G., Wickman, K., and Mogil, J.S.  Quantitative trait locus and computational mapping identifies Kcnj9 as a candidate gene affecting analgesia from multiple drug classes. Pharmacogenet. Genom., 18:231-242, 2008.
  • Schorscher-Petcu, A. Austin, J.-S., Mogil, J.S., and Quirion, R. Role of central calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in locomotor, anxiety- and depression-like behaviors in two mouse strains exhibiting a CGRP-dependent difference in thermal pain sensitivity.  J. Molec. Neurosci., 39:125-136, 2009.
  • LaCroix-Fralish, M.L., Mo, G., Smith, S.B., Sotocinal, S.G., Ritchie, J., Austin, J.-S., Melmed, K., Schorscher-Petcu, A., Laferriere, A., Lee, T.H., Romanovsky, D., Liao, G., Behlke, M.A., Clark, J.D., Peltz, G., Seguela, P., Dobretsov, M., and Mogil, J.S.  The beta3 subunit of the Na+,K+-ATPase mediates variable nociceptive sensitivity in the formalin test.  Pain, 144:294-302, 2009.
  • Kest, B., Smith, S.B., Schorscher-Petcu, A., Austin, J.-S., Ritchie, J., Klein, G., Rossi, G.C., Fortin, A., and Mogil, J.S.  Gnao1 (Galphao protein) is a likely genetic contributor to variation in physical dependence on opioids in mice. Neuroscience, 162:1255-1264, 2009.
  • Malfait, A.-M., Ritchie, J., Gil, A.S., Austin, J.-S., Hartke, J., Qin, W., Tortorella, M.D., and Mogil, J.S.  ADAMTS-5 deficient mice do not develop mechanical allodynia associated with osteoarthritis following medial meniscal destabilization.  Osteoarth. Cart., 18:572-580, 2010.
  • Mogil, J.S., Graham, A.C., Ritchie, J., Hughes, S.F., Austin, J.-S., Schorscher-Petcu, A., Langford, D.J., and Bennett, G.J. Hypolocomotion, asymmetrically directed behaviors (licking, lifting, flinching, and shaking) and dynamic weight bearing (gait) changes are not measures of neuropathic pain in mice.  Mol. Pain, 6:34, 2010.
  • Lacroix-Fralish, M.L., Austin, J.-S., Zhang, F.Y., Levitin, D.J., and Mogil, J.S.  Patterns of pain: meta-analysis of microarray studies of pain.  Pain, 152:1888-1898, 2011.
  • Mogil, J.S., Sorge, R.E., LaCroix-Fralish, M.L., Smith, S.B., Fortin, A., Sotocinal, S.G., Ritchie, J.R., Austin, J.-S., Schorscher-Petcu, A., Melmed, K., Czerminski, J., Bittong, R.A., Mokris, J.B., Neubert, J.K., Campbell, C.M., Edwards, R.R., Campbell, J.N., Crawley, J.N., Lariviere, W.R., Wallace, M.R., Sternberg, W.F., Balaban, C.D., Belfer, I., and Fillingim, R.B. Pain sensitivity and vasopressin analgesia are mediated by a gene-sex-environment interaction. Nat. Neuroscience, 14:1569-1573, 2011.
  • Sorge, R.E., LaCroix-Fralish, M.L., Tuttle, A.H., Sotocinal, S.G., Austin, J.-S., Ritchie, J., Chanda, M.L., Graham, A.C., Topham, L., Beggs, S., Salter, M.W., and Mogil, J.S.  Spinal cord Toll-like receptor 4 mediates inflammatory and neuropathic hypersensitivity in male but not female mice.  J. Neurosci., 31:15450-15454, 2011.
  • Sorge, R.E., Trang, T., Dorfman, R., Smith, S.B., Beggs, S., Ritchie, J., Austin, J.-S., Zaykin, D.V., Vander Meulen, H., Costigan, M., Herbert, T.A., Yarkoni-Abitbul, M., Tichauer, D., Livneh, J., Gershon, E., Zheng, M., Tan, K., John, S.L., Slade, G.D., Jordan, J., Woolf, C.J., Peltz, G., Maixner, W., Diatchenko, L., Seltzer, Z., Salter, M.W., and Mogil, J.S. Genetically determined P2X7 receptor pore formation regulates variability in chronic pain sensitivity. Nat. Med., 18:595-599, 2012.
  • Sorge, R.E., LaCroix-Fralish, M.L., Tuttle, A.H., Khoutorsky, A., Sotocinal, S.G.,Austin, J.-S., Melmed, K., Labialle, S., Schmidt, J.V., Wood, J.N., Naumova, A.K., and Mogil, J.S. The yin and yang of pain: variability in formalin test nociception and morphine analgesia produced by the Yin Yang 1 transcription factor gene. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 12:405-413, 2013.
  • Wieskopf, J.S., Mathur, J., Limapichat, W., Post, M.R., Al-Qazzaz, M., Sorge, R.E., Martin, L.J., Zaykin, D.V., Smith, S.B., Freitas, K., Austin, J.-S., Dai, F., Zhang, J., Marcovitz, J., Tuttle, A.H., Slepian, P.M., Clarke, S., Drenan, R.M., Janes, J., Al Sharari, S., Segall, S.K., Aasvang, E.K., Lai, W., Bittner, R., Richards, C.I., Slade, G.D., Kehlet, H., Walker, J., Maskos, U., Changeux, J.-P., Devor, M., Maixner, W., Diatchenko, L., Belfer, I., Dougherty, D.A., Su, A.I., Lummis, S.C.R., Damaj, M.I., Lester, H.A., Patapoutian, A., and Mogil, J.S.  The nicotinic a6 subunit gene determines variability in chronic pain sensitivity via cross-inhibition of P2X2/3 receptors.  Science Translational Medicine, 7:287ra72, 2015.
  • Sorge, R.E., Mapplebeck, J.C.S., Rosen, S., Beggs, S., Taves, S., Alexander, J.K., Martin, L.J., Austin, J.-S., Sotocinal, S.G., Chen, D., Yang, M., Shi, X.Q., Huang, H., Pillon, N.J., Bilan, P.J., Tu, Y., Klip, A., Ji, R.-R., Zhang, J., Salter, M.W. and Mogil, J.S.  Different immune cells mediate mechanical pain hypersensitivity in male and female mice.  Nat. Neurosci., 18:1081-1083, 2015.
  • Tuttle, A.H., Tansley, S., Dossett, K., Tohyama, S., Khoutorsky, A., Maldonado-Bouchard, S., Stein, L., Gerstein, L., Crawhall-Duk, H., Pearl, R., Sukosd, M., Leger, P., Hardt, O., Yachnin, D., Austin, J.-S., Chan, C.M., Groves, I., Pooters, T., Martin, L.J., Sonenberg, N., Gkogkas, C.G., and Mogil, J.S.  Social propinquity in rodents as measured by tube co?occupancy differs between inbred and outbred genotypes.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 114:5515-5520, 2017. 
  • Martin, L.J., Smith, S.B., Khoutorsky, A., Magnussen, C.A., Samoshkin, A., Sorge, R.E., Cho, C., Yosefpour, N., Sivaselvachandran, S., Tohyama, S., Cole, T., Khong, T.M., Mir, E., Gibson, D.G., Wieskopf, J.S., Sotocinal, S.G., Austin, J.-S., Meloto, C.B., Gitt, J.H., Gkogkas, C., Sonenberg, N., Greenspan, J., Fillingim, R.B., Ohrbach, R., Slade, G.D., Knott, C., Dubner, R., Nackley, A.G., Ribeiro-da-Silva, A., Neely, G.G., Maixner, W., Zaykin, D.V., Mogil, J.S., and Diatchenko, L. Epiregulin and EGFR interactions are involved in pain processing.  J. Clin. Invest., 127:3353-3363, 2017. 
  • Rosen, S.F., Ham, B., Drouin, S., Boachie, N., Chabot-Dore, A.-J., Austin, J.-S., Diatchenko, L., and Mogil, J.S.  T cell mediation of pregnancy analgesia affecting chronic pain in mice.  J. Neurosci., 37:9819-9827, 2017.  
  • Tansley, S.N., Tuttle, A.H., Wu, N., Tohyama, S., Dossett, K., Gerstein, L., Ham, B., Austin, J.-S., Sotocinal, S.G., and Mogil, J.S.  Modulation of social behavior and dominance status by chronic pain in mice.  Genes Brain Behav., 18:e12514, 2019.
  • Tansley, S.N., Macintyre, L.C., Diamond, L., Sotocinal, S.G., George, N., Meluban, L., Austin, J.-S., Coderre, T.J., Martin, L.J., and Mogil, J.S.  Conditioned pain modulation in rodents can feature hyperalgesia or hypoalgesia depending on test stimulus intensity.  Pain, 160:784-792, 2019.
  • Muralidharan, A., Sotocinal, S.G., Austin, J.-S., and Mogil, J.S.  The influence of aging and duration of injury on the anti-allodynic efficacy of analgesics in laboratory mice.  Pain Rep., 5:e824, 2020.
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