The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Diana Kim

Associate Professor of Instruction

Research Interests

Regulation of striatal nitric oxide signaling by glutamate and dopamine in experimental parkinsonism

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3831
Office: JO_3.314
Campus Mail Code: GR41


Dr. Diana Kim teaches neuroscience courses in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She completed her BA and PhD in neuroscience. Her doctoral dissertation examined dopamine and glutamate interactions in regulating striatal nitric oxide in normal and parkinsonian states. She brings to the classroom her experience in undergraduate, graduate, and medical education.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Selvakumar, B., Campbell, P.W., Milovanovic, M., Park, D.J., West, A.R., Snyder, S.H., Wolf, M.E. (2014) Ampa receptor upregulation in cocaine-sensitized rats is mediated by stargazing S- nitrosylation. Neuropharmacology, 77:28-38.

Tseng, K.Y., Caballero, A., Simak, N., Dec, A., Cass, D.K., Sunu, E., Park, M.J., Blume, S.R., Sammut, S., Park, D.J., and West, A.R. (2011) Inhibition of striatal soluble guanylyl cyclase- cGMP signaling reverses basal ganglia dysfunction and akinesia in experimental parkinsonism. PLoS ONE, 6(11):e27187.

Park, D.J. and West, A.R. (2009) Regulation of striatal NO synthesis by local dopamine and glutamate interactions. Journal of Neurochemistry, 111:1457-1465.

Sammut, S., Park, D.J., West, A.R. (2007) Frontal cortical afferents facilitate striatal nitric oxide transmission in vivo via a NMDA receptor and neuronal NOS-dependent mechanism. Journal of Neurochemistry, 103:1145-1156.

Currie, P.J., Mirza, A., Fuld, R., Park, D., Vasselli, J.R. (2005) Grehlin is an orexigenic and metabolic signaling peptide in the arcuate and paraventricular nuclei. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol., 289:R353-R358.