ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-961106-1
Moorman, Stephen J.
Email: Stephen.Moorman@umdnj.edu
URL: http://zebrafish.umdnj.edu/
Affiliation: Stephen Moorman Lab
Address: Neuroscience and Cell Biology Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 675 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 USA
Country: United States
Phone: (732) 235-4523
Fax: (732) 235-4029

My areas of interest include developmental neurobiology and spinal cord regeneration. The current major thrust in the lab is to determine whether the appropriate development of the vestibular system is dependent on gravity. In the vertebrates, including humans, the vestibular system is the sensory system that transduces gravity into meaningful neurological signals for proper equilibrium orientation. We use zebrafish in our experiments to determine some of the fundamental mechanisms that control development of the vestibular system.

Lindsey, B.W., Dumbarton, T.C., Moorman, S.J., Smith, F.M., and Croll, R.P. (2011) Effects of simulated microgravity on the development of the swimbladder and buoyancy control in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological genetics and physiology. 315(5):302-313
Chen, X., Moorman, S.J., Wallace, K.N., Pack, M., and Haendel, M.A. (2007) ZFIN Anatomy Working Group: Digestive System. Manually curated data.
Kwak, S.J., Vemaraju, S., Moorman, S.J., Zeddies, D., Popper, A.N., and Riley, B.B. (2006) Zebrafish pax5 regulates development of the utricular macula and vestibular function. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 235(11):3026-3038
Shimada, N., and Moorman, S.J. (2006) Changes in gravitational force cause changes in gene expression in the lens of developing zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 235(10):2686-2694
Sive, H., Mueller, T., Wullimann, M.F., Kuwada, J.Y., Moorman, S.J., Haendel, M.A. (2006) ZFIN Anatomy Working Group: Nervous System. Manually curated data.
Shimada, N., Sokunbi, G., and Moorman, S.J. (2005) Changes in gravitational force affect gene expression in developing organ systems at different developmental times. BMC Developmental Biology. 5(1):10
Gillette-Ferguson, I., Ferguson, D.G., Poss, K.D., and Moorman, S.J. (2003) Changes in gravitational force induce alterations in gene expression that can be monitored in the live, developing zebrafish heart. Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). 32(8):1641-1646
Moorman, S.J., Cordova, R., and Davies, S.A. (2002) A critical period for functional vestibular development in zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 223(2):285-291
Moorman, S.J. (2001) There are two different critical periods for zebrafish vestibular development. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 15(5):A743
Moorman, S.J. (2001) Development of sensory systems in zebrafish (Danio rerio). ILAR journal. 42(4):292-298
Riley, B.B. and Moorman, S.J. (2000) Development of utricular otoliths, but not saccular otoliths, is necessary for vestibular function and survival in zebrafish. Journal of neurobiology. 43(4):329-337
Moorman, S.J., Burress, C., Cordova, R., and Slater, J. (1999) Stimulus dependence of the development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) vestibular system. Journal of neurobiology. 38(2):247-258

Moorman, S.J. (2006) Prof-in-a-Box: using internet-videoconferencing to assist students in the gross anatomy laboratory. BMC Medical Education 6:55

Moorman, S.J. and R.M. Gould (1997) Differentiating oligodendrocytes inhibit neuronal growth cone motility in different ways. J. Neurosci. Res. 50:

Moorman, S.J. (1996) Does myelin limit regeneration and remyelination? in: Molecular Signaling and Regulation in Glial Cells: A Key to Remyelination and Functional Repair, G. Jeserich, H.H. Althaus, C. Richter-Landsberg, R. Heumann eds. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. pp.243-254

Moorman, S.J. (1996) The inhibition of motility that results from contact between oligodendrocytes in vitro can be blocked by pertussis toxin. GLIA 16:257-265

Sims, J.A. and S.J. Moorman (1996) The role of the iliolumbar ligament in low back pain. Medical Hypotheses 46:511-515

Gould, R.M., A.M. Fannon, and S.J. Moorman (1995) Neural cells from dogfish embryos express the same subtype-specific antigens as mammalian neural cells in vivo and in vitro. GLIA 15:401-418

Moorman, S.J. and R.I. Hume (1994) Locus Coeruleus Growth Cones and Spinal Cord Regeneration. Brain Research Bulletin 35:419-422

Moorman, S.J. and R.I. Hume (1994) Contact with myelin in-vitro evokes a release of calcium from internal stores in neonatal rat oligodendrocytes. GLIA 10:202-210

Moorman, S.J., and L.R. Whalen (1993) A model system to determine the effects of specific neurotransmitters on segmental reflexes in the spinal cord of the rat. J. Neurosci. Meth. 46:73-81

Moorman, S.J., and R.I. Hume (1993) Omega-conotoxin prevents myelin-evoked growth cone collapse in neonatal-rat brainstem neurons in-vitro. J. Neurosci. 13:4727-4736

Nornes, H.O., S.J. Moorman, A.R. Mihajlov, B.E. Pulford and L.R. Whalen (1992) Intraspinal transplants of catecholamine containing cells and fetal spinal cord and iris tissues in the adult rat. Advances in Neurology 59:185-197

Moorman, S.J. and L.R. Whalen (1991) Fetal implants in the lesioned spinal cord of the rat. Methods in Neurosciences 7:300-304

Moorman, S.J. and R.I. Hume (1990) Growth cones of chick sympathetic preganglionic neurons in vitro interact with other neurons in a cell-specific manner. J. Neurosci. 10:3158-3163

Moorman, S.J., L.R. Whalen, and H.O. Nornes (1990) A neurotransmitter specific functional recovery mediated by fetal implants in the lesioned spinal cord of the rat. Brain Res. 508:194-198