User:Marilee P. Ogren

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Marilee P. Ogren (an artistic interpretation)

This semester I am working in the biological engineering lab (10.109), and I work full time as a member of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) team in PWHS at MIT. I am also a freelance medical and scientific writer and editor.


  • 1983, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT
  • 1979, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle WA
  • 1973, BA, Indiana University, Bloomington Ind

Research interests

  1. Neuroscience
  2. Biology
  3. Scientific Writing and Editing


Non-Refereed Publications

Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) Bimonthly Column 2009 Learning and Memory, Part II: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity Lombroso, P, Ogren, M.P. JAACAP, 48(1):5-9 2008 Learning and Memory, Part I: Brain Regions Involved in Two Types of Learning and Memory, Lombroso, P., and Ogren, M.P. JAACAP, 47:11 2008 Fragile X Syndrome: Keys to the molecular genetics of synaptic plasticity, Lombroso, P., and Ogren, M.P. JAACAP, 47:7 2008 Reversing the effects of Fragile X Syndrome, Ogren, M.P., and Lombroso, P. JAACAP, 47:8 2007 Epigenetics: Maternal Behavior Permanently Affects Adult Behavior in Offspring; Part I. Behavioral Influences on Gene Function, Ogren, M.P., and Lombroso, P. JAACAP, 47:3 2007 Epigenetics Maternal Behavior Permanently Affects Adult Behavior in Offspring, Part II. Molecular Mechanisms, Ogren, M.P., and Lombroso, P. JAACAP, 47:4

Articles in Refereed Journals

1985 Diversity among purkinje cells in the monkey cerebellum, Ingram, V.M; M.P. Ogren; C.L. Chatot; J.M. Gossels; and B.B. Owens, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 82:7131-7135. 1984 Alterations in visually related eye movements following left pulvinar damage in man, Ogren, M.P.; C. Mateer; and R. Wyler, Neuropsych., 22:187-196. 1983 A light and electron microscopic immunocytochemical localization of glutamic acid decarboxylase in monkey geniculate complex: evidence for GABA-ergic neurons and synapses, Hendrickson, A.E.; M.P. Ogren; J. Vaughn; and J-Y Wu, J. Neurosci. 3:1245-1262. 1981 Anatomical organization of primate visual cortex area VII, Lund, J.S.; A.E. Hendrickson; M.P. Ogren; and E.A. Tobin, J. Comp. Neurol. 202:19-45. 1981 The prenatal development of the pulvinar in the monkey: 3H thymidine autoradiographic and morphometric analysis, Ogren, M.P., and P.R. Rakic, Anat. Embryol. 162:1-20. 1979 The morphology and distribution of striate cortex terminals in the inferior Macacca monkey pulvinar, Ogren, M.P., and A.E. Hendrickson, J. Comp. Neurol. 188:179-200. 1979 The structural organization of the inferior and lateral subdivisions of the Macacca monkey pulvinar, Ogren, M.P.; and A.E. Hendrickson, J. Comp. Neurol. 188:147-178. 1978 The neuroanatomical organization of pathways between the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus and cortex in Old World and New World primates, Hendrickson, A.E.; J.R. Wilson; and M.P. Ogren, J. Comp. Neurol. 1812:123-136. 1977 The distribution of pulvinar terminals in visual areas 17 and 18 of the monkey, Ogren, M.P., and A.E. Hendrickson, Brain Res. 127:343-350. 1977 Evidence for a projection from pulvinar to striate cortex in the squirrel monkey Saimiri sciureus. Ogren, M.P. Exp. Neurol. 54:622-625. 1976 Pathways between striate cortex and subcortical regions in Macacca mulatta and Saimiri sciureus: Evidence for a reciprocal pulvinar connection. Ogren, M.P., and A.E. Hendrickson, Exp. Neurol. 53:780-800.

Book Chapter

1982 The Development of the Primate Pulvinar, in: Primate Brain Evolution. Eds: E. Armstrong & D. Falk, Plenum Press, NY, pp 113 – 130

Freelance Medical and Scientific Writing 2003 An Accident Waiting to Happen? The Scientist, Vol. 17 1999 – 2001 Weekly Briefings from the New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA 02451, Web publication parallel to the NEJM featuring plain language summaries of research articles published weekly in the NEJM. Weekly Briefings is no longer an active publication. More than 200 single author articles (with byline):

2001 - 2004 HealthNews: Straight Talk About the Medical Headlines Print Newsletter by subscription. Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA 02451 More than 10 editorial contributions (no byline, some ghost writing for MDs):

2001 - 2002 InteliHealth, Harvard Health Publications, Internet Publication, Countway Library, Suite 612, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115 More than 100 editorial contributions

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