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Jeremy Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor


Current Appointments: 

Education and Training:

  • Undergraduate

    • BS, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, honors

  • Doctoral/graduate​

    • PhD, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia​

  • Postdoctoral Roles:

    • ​​​Wellesley College, Boston, MA

    • Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Bordeaux, France

    • Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia

Current Projects:

  • Pathomechanisms underlying TRPV4-mediated hereditary neuropathy
  • Mutations of the Notch ligand Jagged1 as a cause of peripheral neuropathy

Selected Publications:

  • Sullivan, J.M., Zimanyi, C.M., Aisenberg, W., Bears, B., Chen, D.H., Bird, T.D., Day, J.W., Siskind, C.E., Gaudet, R. and Sumner, C.J. (2015). Novel TRPV4 mutations highlight the central role of the ankyrin repeat domain in TRPV4-mediated hereditary neuropathy. Neurology Genetics. 1: e29. 

  • Wong, C.O., Chen, K., Lin, Y.Q., Chao, Y., Duraine, L, Lu, Z., Yoon, W.H., Sullivan, J.M., Broadhead, G.T., Sumner, C.J., Lloyd, T.E., Macleod, G.T., Bellen, H.J., and Venkatachalam, K. (2014). A TRPV channel in Drosophila motor neurons regulates presynaptic resting Ca2+ levels, synapse growth, and synaptic transmission. Neuron, 84, 764-777.

  • Sullivan, J.M., Lloyd, T.E. and Sumner, C.J. (2013). Hereditary channelopathies caused by TRPV4 mutations. In: Pathologies of Calcium Channels. Editors: Weiss, N. and Koschak, A. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

  • Landouré, G., Sullivan, J.M., Munns, C.H., Shi, Y., Diallo, O., Gibbs, R.J., Gaudet, R., Ludlow, C., Fischbeck, K.H., Traynor, B.J., Burnett, B.G. and Sumner, C.J. (2012). Exome sequencing identifies a novel TRPV4 mutation in a CMT2C family. Neurology. 79: 192-194.


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