Ana E. Vázquez

Ana Vázquez

Position Title
Associate Adjunct Professor

Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine


Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Medical Neuroscience

Professional Societies

  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology
  • Society for Neuroscience


  • 1991 PhD Biological Sciences University of California Irvine


Martín AE, Burgess BK, Iismaa SE, Smartt C, Jacobson MR and Dean DR (1989): Construction And Characterization Of An Azotobacter vinelandii Strain With Mutations In The Genes Encoding Both Flavodoxin And Ferredoxin I. J Bacteriol 171:3162-3167.

Martín AE, Burgess BK, Stout SD, Cash V, Dean DR, Jensen G, and Stephens PJ (1989): Site-Directed Mutagenesis Of Azotobacter vinelandii Ferredoxin I: [Fe-S] Cluster Driven Protein Rearrangement. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 87:598-602.

Stephens PJ, Jensen GM, Devlin FJ, Morgan TV, Stout SD, Martín AE, Burgess BK (1990): Circular Dichroism And Magnetic Circular Dichroism Of Azotobacter vinelandii Ferredoxin I. Biochemistry 30:3200-3209.

Iismaa SE, Vázquez AE, Jensen GM, Stephens PJ, Butt JN, Armstrong FA, Burgess BK (1991): Site-Directed Mutagenesis Of Azotobacter vinelandii Ferredoxin I: Changes In [4Fe-4S] Cluster Reduction Potential And Reactivity. J Biol Chem 266:21563-21571.

Vázquez AE, Shen B, Negaard K, Iismaa SE, Burgess BK (1994): Overexpression Of Ferredoxin I In Azotobacter vinelandii. Protein Expression and Purification 5:96-102.

Calvo DJ, Vázquez AE, Miledi, R. (1994): Cationic Modulation Of 1 -Aminobutyrate Receptors Expressed In Xenopus Oocytes. Proc Nat Acad Sci 91:12725-12729.

Rotundo FL, Rossi BL, Godinho, RO, Vázquez AE, Trivedi B (1995): Restricted Regulation of Acetylcholinesterase Transcription, Translation and Localization. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Meeting on Cholinesterases, Quinn, DM et al (Eds.). New York: Plenum Press pp 239-246.

Rossi SG, Vázquez AE, Rotundo RL (2000): Local Control of Acetylcholinesterase Expression in Multinucleated Skeletal Muscle Fibers: Individual nuclei respond to signals from the overlaying plasma membrane. J Neurosc 20:919-928.

Vázquez AE, Luebke AL, Martin GK, Lonsbury-Martin BL (2001): Temporary and Permanent Noise-Induced Changes In Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions in CBA/CaJ Mice. Hear Res 156:31-43.

Vázquez AE, Jimenez AM, Martin GK, Luebke AE, Lonsbury-Martin BL (2004). Evaluating Cochlear Function and the Effects of Noise Exposure in the B6.CAST+Ahl Mouse with Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions. Hear Res 194:87-96.

Pyott SJ, Meredith AL, Fodor AA, Vázquez AE, Yamoah EN, Aldrich RW (2006). Cochlear function in mice lacking the BK channel alpha, beta1, or beta4 subunits. J Biol Chem. 282: 3312-24.

Diaz R, Vázquez AE, Dou H, Cardell EL, Lingrel J, Doyle K, Yamoah EN (2007). Conservation of Hearing by Simultaneous Mutation of Na,K-ATPase and NKCC1. JARO 8:442-434.

Xu T, Nie L, Weihong F, Calisto LE, Zhang Y, Mo J, Petrov E, Wei D, Kachar B, Beisel K, Vázquez AE, and Yamoah EN, (2007). Roles of Alternative Splicing in the Functional Properties of Inner Ear-Specific KCNQ4 Channels. J Biol Chem. 282: 23899-23904.

Martin GK, Vázquez AE, Jimenez AM, Stagner BB, Howard MA, Lonsbury-Martin BL (2007). Comparison of Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions in 28 Inbred Strains of Mice. Hear Res 234: 59-72.

Vázquez AE, Nie L, Yamoah EN (2009). Synthesis of Biotin-Labeled RNA for Gene Expression Measurements Using Oligonucleotide Arrays. Methods Mol Biol; 493:21-30.

Gratton MA, Eleftheriadou A, Garcia J, Verduzco E, Martin GK, Lonsbury–Martin BL, Vázquez AE (2011). Noise-Induced Changes in the Cochlea of Mice that Differ in Susceptibility to Noise Damage. Hear Res doi:10.1016/j.heares.2010.12.014

Gao Y, Yechikov S, Vázquez AE, Chen D, Nie L (2013) Distinct Roles of Molecular Chaperones HSP90α and HSP90β in the Biogenesis of KCNQ4 Channels. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57282. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057282

Gao Y, Yechikov S, Vázquez AE, Chen D, Nie L (2013). Impaired Surface Expression and Conductance of the KCNQ4 Channel Lead to Sensorineural Hearing Loss. JMCM DOI - 10.1111/jcmm.12080