ANTON ILANGO

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Location: Baltimore, USA
URL: https://profiles.google.com/111140473551993424403/about
Summary:
I am a researcher in the field of behavioral neuroscience from USA. I was born in the coastal village of south India called Uvari, and currently working at National Institutes of Health (NIH).
I am interested to seek new horizons in the field of learning and memory. My current priorities are moving towards exploring the motivational neurocircuitry and their role in orchestrating the pleasure seeking and pain avoidance.
Currently I am employing optogenetic techniques to understand the reinforcing effect of manipulations applied to dopaminergic neurons.
PhD- Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany.
Publications:
Ilango A, Wetzel W, Scheich H, Ohl FW (2010). The combination of appetitive and aversive reinforcers and the nature of their interaction during auditory learning. Neuroscience 166: 752-762.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Shumake J, Ilango A, Scheich H, Wetzel W, Ohl FW (2010). Differential neuromodulation of acquisition and retrieval of avoidance learning by the lateral habenula and ventral tegmental area. The Journal of Neuroscience 30: 5876-5883.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Goldschmidt J, Wanger T, Engelhorn A, Friedrich H, Happel M, Ilango A, Engelmann M, Stuermer IW, Ohl FW, Scheich H (2010). High-resolution mapping of neuronal activity using the lipophilic thallium chelate complex TlDDC: protocol and validation of the method. Neuroimage 49: 303-315.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Ilango A, Shumake J, Wetzel W, Scheich H, Ohl FW (2011). Effects of ventral tegmental area stimulation on the acquisition and long term retention of active avoidance learning. Behavioral Brain Research 225:515-521.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Publications

  1. doi High-resolution mapping of neuronal activity using the lipophilic thallium chelate complex TlDDC: protocol and validation of the method
    Jürgen Goldschmidt
    Leibniz Institut für Neurobiologie, Abteilung Akustik LernenSprache, Brenneckestrasse 6, Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 49:303-15. 2010
  2. doi The combination of appetitive and aversive reinforcers and the nature of their interaction during auditory learning
    A Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestr 6, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 166:752-62. 2010
  3. doi Differential neuromodulation of acquisition and retrieval of avoidance learning by the lateral habenula and ventral tegmental area
    Jason Shumake
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:5876-83. 2010
  4. pmc The role of dopamine in the context of aversive stimuli with particular reference to acoustically signaled avoidance learning
    Anton Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, Germany
    Front Neurosci 6:132. 2012
  5. doi Effects of ventral tegmental area stimulation on the acquisition and long-term retention of active avoidance learning
    Anton Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestrasse 6, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 225:515-21. 2011

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. doi High-resolution mapping of neuronal activity using the lipophilic thallium chelate complex TlDDC: protocol and validation of the method
    Jürgen Goldschmidt
    Leibniz Institut für Neurobiologie, Abteilung Akustik LernenSprache, Brenneckestrasse 6, Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroimage 49:303-15. 2010
    ..We present a protocol for mapping neuronal activity with cellular resolution, which is based on intravenous TlDDC injections during ongoing activity in unrestrained behaving animals and short stimulation times of 5 min...
  2. doi The combination of appetitive and aversive reinforcers and the nature of their interaction during auditory learning
    A Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestr 6, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Neuroscience 166:752-62. 2010
    ..The results imply that learning mechanisms in problem solving were maximally effective when the initial punishment of mistakes was combined with the subsequent rewarding of correct performance...
  3. doi Differential neuromodulation of acquisition and retrieval of avoidance learning by the lateral habenula and ventral tegmental area
    Jason Shumake
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:5876-83. 2010
    ..These results demonstrate opponent roles of LHb and VTA during acquisition but not during retrieval of avoidance learning...
  4. pmc The role of dopamine in the context of aversive stimuli with particular reference to acoustically signaled avoidance learning
    Anton Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, Germany
    Front Neurosci 6:132. 2012
    ..We end by outlining current gaps in the literature and proposing future directions aimed at incorporating technical and conceptual progress to understand the involvement of reward circuit on punishment based decisions...
  5. doi Effects of ventral tegmental area stimulation on the acquisition and long-term retention of active avoidance learning
    Anton Ilango
    Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestrasse 6, D 39118 Magdeburg, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 225:515-21. 2011
    ..This may reflect frustration from the omission of expected reward. These results are relevant for optimizing brain stimulation to improve learning...