Brian H. Trieu

Brian Trieu


Entering Class: 2015

University of California - Irvine
Developmental and Cell Biology major
B.S., 2011

University of Minnesota
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Ph.D., 2022

Honors and Awards:

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2020-2023

MSTP Student Governance: 

  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee, 2017-2020 (co-chair 2019-2020)
  • Student Advisory Committee 2018-2020

Thesis Advisor: Patrick Rothwell, Ph.D.

Thesis Research:

Exploiting endogenous opiods to selectively modulate accumbal synaptic transmission.

Publications (pubmed)

Trieu BH, Remmers BC, Toddes C, Brandner DD, Lefevre EM, Kocharian A, Retzlaff CL, Dick RM, Mashal MA, Gauthier EA, Xie W, Zhang Y, More SS, Rothwell PE. Angiotensin-converting enzyme gates brain circuit-specific plasticity via an endogenous opioid. Science. 2022 Mar 11;375(6585):1177-1182.

Pisansky MT, Lefevre EM, Retzlaff CL, Trieu BH, Leipold DW, Rothwell PE. Nucleus Accumbens Fast-Spiking Interneurons Constrain Impulsive Action. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Dec 1;86(11):836-847. PMCID: PMC6823148

Work prior to the UMN MSTP:

Cox CD, Palmer LC, Pham DT, Trieu BH, Gall CM, Lynch G. Experiential learning in rodents: past experience enables rapid learning and localized encoding in hippocampus. Learn Mem. 2017 Oct 16;24(11):569-579. PMCID: PMC5647927

Prieto GA, Trieu BH, Dang CT, Bilousova T, Gylys KH, Berchtold NC, Lynch G, Cotman CW. Pharmacological Rescue of Long-Term Potentiation in Alzheimer Diseased Synapses. J Neurosci. 2017 Feb 1;37(5):1197-1212. PMCID: PMC5296796

Chen Y, Molet J, Lauterborn JC, Trieu BH, Bolton JL, Patterson KP, Gall CM, Lynch G, Baram TZ. Converging, Synergistic Actions of Multiple Stress Hormones Mediate Enduring Memory Impairments after Acute Simultaneous Stresses. J Neurosci. 2016 Nov 2;36(44):11295-11307. PMCID: PMC5148245

Wang W, Trieu BH, Palmer LC, Jia Y, Pham DT, Jung KM, Karsten CA, Merrill CB, Mackie K, Gall CM, Piomelli D, Lynch G. A Primary Cortical Input to Hippocampus Expresses a Pathway-Specific and Endocannabinoid-Dependent Form of Long-Term Potentiation. eNeuro. 2016 Aug 8;3(4). pii: ENEURO.0160-16.2016. PMCID: PMC4976302

Lauterborn JC, Palmer LC, Jia Y, Pham DT, Hou B, Wang W, Trieu BH, Cox CD, Kantorovich S, Gall CM, Lynch G. Chronic Ampakine Treatments Stimulate Dendritic Growth and Promote Learning in Middle-Aged Rats. J Neurosci. 2016 Feb 3;36(5):1636-46. PMCID: PMC4737774

Trieu BH, Kramár EA, Cox CD, Jia Y, Wang W, Gall CM, Lynch G. Pronounced differences in signal processing and synaptic plasticity between piriform-hippocampal network stages: a prominent role for adenosine. J Physiol. 2015 Jul 1;593(13):2889-907. PMCID: PMC4506187

Cox CD, Rex CS, Palmer LC, Babayan AH, Pham DT, Corwin SD, Trieu BH, Gall CM, Lynch G. A map of LTP-related synaptic changes in dorsal hippocampus following unsupervised learning. J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 19;34(8):3033-41. PMCID: PMC3931507