SHAMI S KANEKAR portrait
  • Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
801-587-1477

Presentations

  • An Animal Model for SSRI-Resistant Depression at Altitude: Brain Serotonin and Antidepressants Based on Bioenergetics. Talk for ACNP Meeting Panel “Sex Differences in Depression: focus on factors that differentially affect females or males” session. , Presented, 2020.
  • Methamphetamine rewards and brain dopamine may increase with housing at moderate altitude in females: sex-based animal model studies. Invited talk for University of Utah Women's Health Center of Excellence meeting. , , 2021.
  • Therapeutics Targeting Brain Bioenergetics may be Effective as Antidepressants in Altitude-related Treatment-Resistant Depression: Sex-based Animal Model Studies. Invited talk for University of Utah Women's Health Center of Excellence meeting. , Presented, 2020.
  • Hypoxia-Related Depression and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Efficacy in a Rodent Model: Gender Differences and Similarities (University of Utah Conference: Celebrating Women's Health Research in Utah). , , 2016.
  • A Utah Researcher seeks to Understand the West’s Suicide Mysteries. Interview for article in Bitterroot Magazine. , Presented, 2019.
  • The Chilling Mystery of High Altitude Suicides. Interview for Vice News article. , Presented, 2019.
  • An animal model to study depression and other risk factors for suicide in women at altitude. Interview for KUTV News Segment. , Presented, 2019.
  • Research shows High Altitude increases Depression and Suicide Rates, Especially for Women. Interview for Fox News segment. , Presented, 2019.
  • More Utah Women are Dying by Suicide, as Researcher seeks Better Antidepressants for High Altitudes. Interview for Deseret News Article. , Presented, 2019.
  • Interviewee, Deseret News, "Utah Researchers say common antideperssants don't work as well at high altitudes." Article by Wendy Leonard. , Presented, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker, Intermountain Healthcare, Seminar: "Life Elevated? The Ups and Downs of Living at Altitude", Park City Medical Center & Live Well Center. , Presented, 2016.
  • Interviewee, Deseret News, "Are antidepressant drugs as effective in Utah’s high altitude?" Article by Wendy Leonard. , Presented, 2015.
  • Interviewee, Salt Lake Tribune, "Loss of Oxygen from Living at high altitudes –like Salt Lake City’s- can lead to depression, U researchers say" Article by Kristen Moulton. , Presented, 2015.
  • Sex-based animal model studies identifying effective therapeutics for treatment-resistant depression at altitude. Poster presented at University of Utah Women's Center of Excellence meeting. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Improving Brain Bioenergetics may Improve Altitude-related Depression: Animal Model Studies. Poster presented at ACNP meeting, 2019. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • An Animal Model for Altitude-related Suicide, Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Women may be more Vulnerable to Hypoxic Stress. Poster presented at University of Utah's Women's Health Center of Excellence meeting. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Anxiety and Anhedonia increase in Female but not Male Rats Housed at Altitude. Poster presented at University of Utah Neuroscience Program Snowbird Symposium, Snowbird, UT. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Methamphetamine preference in female rats in the conditioned place preference test increases at altitude. Poster presented at Salt Lake City Veterans Administration, Research Meeting of the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Care (MIRECC), Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Hypoxia-Related Depression (HRD) and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Efficacy in a Rodent Model. Poster presented at Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Confluence, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 2016.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.

Publications

  • CS Sheth, HJ Ombach, J Brown, PF Renshaw, and S Kanekar. (date unknown). Living at Moderate Altitude May Alter Brain Monoamines to Worsen Mood and Substance Use Disorders: A Sex-based Animal Model Study. (pp. S69). Vol. 43. Accepted, .
  • HJ Ombach1, LS. Scholl, AV Bakian, KT Renshaw, YH Sung, PF Renshaw and S Kanekar (date unknown). Living at Altitude is an Independent Risk Factor for Increased Prescription Opioid Misuse and Fatal Overdose by Prescription Opioids. (pp. S132). Vol. 43. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Bogdanova OV, Olson PR, Renshaw CE, Sung YH, D’Anci KE, Renshaw, PF (date unknown). Antidepressant Efficacy in a Rodent Model of Hypoxia-Related Depression: Do SSRIs Lose Efficacy at Altitude?. (pp. S334). Vol. 40. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Bogdanova OV, Olson PR, Nizam H, Ombach HJ, Renshaw CE, Sung Y, D’Anci KE, and Renshaw, PF (date unknown). Methamphetamine preference in female rats in the conditioned place preference test increases at altitude. (pp. S424). Vol. 40. Accepted, .
  • S. Kanekar (date unknown). An Animal Model for SSRI-Resistant Depression at Altitude: Brain Serotonin and Antidepressants Based on Bioenergetics. Talk for ACNP Meeting Panel on “Sex Differences in Depression: focus on factors that differentially affect females or males” session. (pp. 1-67). Vol. 45. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Sheth CS, Ombach HJ, Olson PR, Bogdanova OV, Petersen M, Renshaw CE, Sung YH, D’Anci KE, & Renshaw PF (date unknown). Improving Brain Bioenergetics may Improve Altitude-related Depression: Animal Model Studies. (pp. M139). Vol. 44. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Sheth CS, Olson PR, M Petersen, Bogdanova OV, Renshaw CE, Sung YH, D’Anci KE, Renshaw, PF (date unknown). Differential Effects of the SSRIs Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Escitalopram and Sertraline in a Rodent Model of Hypobaric Hypoxia-related Depression. (pp. S163). Vol. 41. Accepted, .
  • SES Smith, S Kanekar, J Lee, AD Plante, PF Renshaw, MB Scholand (date unknown). Characterization of shared molecular pathways in depression and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Bogdanova OV, Olson PR, D’Anci KE, Sung YH, Renshaw PF (date unknown). Hypobaric hypoxia induces DLB and alters SSRI efficacy in female Sprague Dawley rats. Accepted, .
  • SES Smith, S Kanekar, J Lee, AD Plante, PF Renshaw, MB Scholand (date unknown). Characterization of shared molecular pathways in depression and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Accepted, .
  • S. Kanekar, H.J. Ombach, J. Brown, M.D. Hoffman, R.E. Ettaro, C.S. Sheth, Y.H. Sung and P.F. Renshaw (date unknown). Therapeutics Targeting Brain Bioenergetics may be Effective as Antidepressants in Altitude-related Treatment-Resistant Depression: Sex-based Animal Model Studies. Accepted, .
  • S. Kanekar, R.E. Ettaro, M.D. Hoffman and P.F. Renshaw (date unknown). Sex-based animal model studies identifying effective therapeutics for treatment-resistant depression at altitude. Accepted, .
  • S. Kanekar, R.E. Ettaro, M.D. Hoffman and P.F. Renshaw (date unknown). Methamphetamine rewards and brain dopamine may increase with housing at moderate altitude in females: sex-based animal model studies. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, RE Ettaro, MD Hoffman, HJ Ombach, J Brown, C Lynch, CS Sheth and PF Renshaw (date unknown). Sex-based Impact of Dietary Creatine on Depressive Symptoms, Brain Serotonin and SSRI Efficacy in an Animal Model of Treatment-resistant Depression. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Gandham M, Lucero MT (date unknown). PACAP protects against TNFalpha-induced cell death in olfactory epithelium and olfactory placodal cell lines. Vol. 45, 345-54. Accepted, .
  • Brown NL, Kanekar S, Vetter ML, Tucker PK, Gemza DL, Glaser T (date unknown). Math5 encodes a murine basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor expressed during early stages of retinal neurogenesis. Vol. 125, 4821-33. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Perron M, Dorsky R, Harris WA, Jan LY, Jan YN, Vetter ML (date unknown). Xath5 participates in a network of bHLH genes in the developing Xenopus retina. Vol. 19, 981-94. Accepted, .
  • Sun Y, Kanekar SL, Vetter ML, Gorski S, Jan YN, Glaser T, Brown NL (date unknown). Conserved and divergent functions of Drosophila atonal, amphibian, and mammalian Ath5 genes. Vol. 5, 532-41. Accepted, .
  • Tucker P, Laemle L, Munson A, Kanekar S, Oliver ER, Brown N, Schlecht H, Vetter M, Glaser T (date unknown). The eyeless mouse mutation (ey1) removes an alternative start codon from the Rx/rax homeobox gene. Vol. 31, 43-53. Accepted, .
  • Perron M, Kanekar S, Vetter ML, Harris WA (date unknown). The genetic sequence of retinal development in the ciliary margin of the Xenopus eye. Vol. 199, 185-200. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Sheth C, Ombach H, Brown J, Hoffman M, Ettaro R, Renshaw P (date unknown). Sex-based changes in rat brain serotonin and behavior in a model of altitude-related vulnerability to treatment-resistant depression. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar SS, Ritchie TC, Coulter JD (date unknown). Spinal cord afferent systems containing the nerve terminal protein NT75. Vol. 332, 198-212. Accepted, .
  • A Prescot , R Huber, S Kanekar , D Kondo, J Prisciandaro, D Ongur and PF Renshaw (date unknown). Effect of moderate altitude on human cerebral metabolite levels: A preliminary, multi-site, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy investigation. Vol. 314, 111314. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Sheth CS, Olson PR, Bogdanova OV, Ombach H, M Petersen, Renshaw CE, Sung YH, D’Anci KE, Renshaw, PF (date unknown). Hypobaric Hypoxia Exposure in Rats Differentially Alters Antidepressant Efficacy of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Escitalopram and Sertraline. Vol. 170, 25-35. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Jia C, Hegg CC (date unknown). Purinergic receptor activation evokes neurotrophic factor neuropeptide Y release from neonatal mouse olfactory epithelial slices. Vol. 87, 1424-34. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S, Bogdanova OV, Olson PR, Sung YH, D'Anci KE, Renshaw PF (date unknown). Hypobaric Hypoxia induces Depression-like Behavior in Female Sprague Dawley Rats, but not in Males. Vol. 16, 52-60. Accepted, .
  • HJ Ombach, LS Scholl, AV Bakian, K Renshaw, YH Sung, PF Renshaw and S Kanekar (date unknown). Association Between Altitude, Prescription Opioid Misuse, and Fatal Overdoses. Accepted, .
  • CS Sheth, H Ombach, P Olson, S Kanekar, PF Renshaw (date unknown). Increased Anxiety And Anhedonia In Female Rats Following Exposure To Altitude. Vol. 19, 81-90. Accepted, .
  • Bogdanova OV, Abdullah O, Kanekar S, Bogdanov VB, Prescot AP, Renshaw PF (date unknown). Neurochemical Alterations in the Frontal Cortex of the rat after one week of hypobaric hypoxia. Vol. 263, 203-209. Accepted, .
  • Hartmann JS, Thompson H, Wang H, Kanekar S, Huang W, Budd SJ, Hartnett ME (date unknown). Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and pigment epithelial-derived factor in a rat model of retinopathy of prematurity. Vol. 17, 1577-87. Accepted, .
  • Kanekar S and Renshaw PF (date unknown). The Impact of Living at Altitude on Depression and Antidepressant Function in Utah Women: The Need for Novel Antidepressants. Accepted, .
  • Gould TD, Georgiou P, Brenner LA, Brundin L, Can A, Courtet P, Donaldson Z, Dwivedi Y, Guillaume S, Gottesman II, Kanekar S, Lowry C, Renshaw PF, Rujescu D, Smith E, Turecki G, Zanos P, Zarate CA, Zunszain PA, Postolache TT (date unknown). Animal Models to Improve our Understanding and Treatment of Suicidal Behavior. (pp. 1-22). Vol. 7. Accepted, .
  • Bogdanova OV, Kanekar S, D'Anci K, Renshaw PF (date unknown). Factors influencing behavior in the forced swim test. (pp. 227-239). Vol. 118. Accepted, .