Koob, Andrew

Andrew Koob

Andrew Koob


Office: 414 Ag Science Building
Phone: 715-425-3591



B.A., Northwestern University;
Ph.D., Purdue University

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Biology, General Biology, Neurobiology,Pharmacology

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Biology, General Biology, Pharmacology, Histology, Neurobiology

Academic Specialization: 

Neurobiology, the role of astrocytes in degenerative brain disease.


Koob AO, Ubhi K, Paulsson JF, Kelly J, Rockenstein E, Mante M, Adame A and Masliah E, (2010) Lovastatin ameliorates alpha-synuclein accumulation and oxidation in transgenic mouse models of alpha-synucleinopathies. Experimental Neurology 221: 267-274. 

Koob AO, Paulino AD and Masliah E (2010) GFAP reactivity, apolipoprotein E redistribution and cholesterol reduction in human astrocytes treated with alpha-synuclein. Neuroscience Letters 469: 11-14.

Koob A, (2009) The Root of Thought: Unlocking Glia. FT Science Press, Prentice Hall.

Bar-On P, Crews L, Koob AO, Mizuno H, Adame A, Spencer B and Masliah E (2008) Statins reduce neuronal α-synuclein aggregation in in vitro models of Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Neurochemistry 105: 1656-67.

Koob AO, Colby J and Borgens RB (2008) Behavioral recovery from traumatic brain injury after membrane reconstruction using polyethylene glycol treatment. Journal of Biological Engineering 2:9.

Koob AO, Harris BT and Duhaime AC (2008) Cellular genesis in the postnatal piglet. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 26: 641-646.

Koob AO, Cirillo J and Babbs CF (2006) A novel activity box to determine spatial and temporal rat movement after injury and disease. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 157: 330-336.

Koob AO and Borgens RB (2006) Polyethylene Glycol Treatment after Traumatic brain injury reduces β-amyloid precursor protein accumulation in degenerating axons. Journal of Neuroscience Research 83: 1558-1563.

Koob AO, Duerstock BS, Babbs CF, Sun Y and Borgens RB (2005) Intravenous polyethylene glycol inhibits degeneration of cerebral cells after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma 22: 1092-1111.

Vaidhyanathan N, Sun Y, Duerstock BS, and Koob AO (2005) Effective registration and visualization of fluorescent neural images, Proc. of SPIE and IS&T Electronic Imaging 2005. Visualization and Data Analysis 5669: 360-371.