Primary Area: Behavioral Neuroscience
Secondary Area: Cognitive Psychology
Address: 8513 Pritzker Hall
Phone: (310) 825-0505, 825-2500
Research and Teaching Interests:
- Retinal circuitry
- Small signal transmission from super-sensitive sensory receptor cells
- Self assembly of molecular cages
- Virus structure
- Geometry of polyhedra
Life Science 2 (Cells, Tissue, and Organs)
Psychology 115 (Principles of Behavioral Neuroscience)
Honors classes (LS 89 and Psych 189) associated with LS2 and Psych 115
Chem M117/Honors M180 (Structure: Patterns and Polyhedra)
S Schein, IT Ngo, TM Huang, K Klug, P Sterling, S Herr. Cone synapses in macaque fovea: I. Two types of non-S cones are distinguished by numbers of contacts with OFF midget bipolar cells. Visual Neuroscience 2011, 28, 3-16.
H Liu, L Jin, SBS Koh, I Atanasov, S Schein, L Wu, ZH Zhou. Atomic structure of human adenovirus by cryoEM reveals interactions among protein networks. Science 2010, 329, 1038-1043.
X Zhang, M Boyce, B Bhattacharya, X Zhang, S Schein, P Roy, ZH Zhou. Bluetongue virus coat protein VP2 contains sialic acid-binding domains, and VP5 resembles enveloped virus fusion proteins. Proc Natl Aacd Sci USA 2010, 107, 6292-7.
P Ge, J Tsao, S Schein, TJ Green, M Luo, ZH Zhou. Cryo-EM model of the bullet-shaped vesicular stomatitis virus. Science 2010, 327, 689-693.
S Schein. Architecture of clathrin fullerene cages reflects a geometric constraint – the head-to-tail exclusion rule – and a preference for asymmetry. J Mol Biol 2009, 387, 363-375.
S Schein, T Friedrich. A geometric constraint, the head-to-tail exclusion rule, may be the basis for the isolated-pentagon rule (IPR) in fullerenes with more than 60 vertices. Proc Nal Aacd Sci USA 2008, 105, 19142-19147.
S Schein, M Sands-Kidner. A geometric principle may guide self assembly of fullerene cages from clathrin triskelia and from carbon atoms. Biophysical J 2008, 94, 958-976.
S Schein, KM Ahmad. Efficiency of synaptic transmission of single-photoreceptor to rod bipolar dendrite. Biophysical J 2006, 91, 3257-3267.
S Schein, KM Ahmad. A clockwork hypothesis: Synaptic release by rod photoreceptors must be regular. Biophysical J 2005, 89, 3931-3949.
S Schein, P Sterling, IT Ngo, TM Huang, S Herr. Evidence that each S cone in macaque fovea drives one narrow-field and several wide-field blue-yellow ganglion cells. J Neurosci 2004, 24, 8366-8378.
K Klug, S Herr, IT Ngo, P Sterling, S Schein. Macaque retina contains an S-cone OFF midget pathway. J Neurosci 2003, 23, 9881-9887.
S Herr, KJ Klug, P Sterling, S Schein. Inner S-cone bipolar cells provide all of the central elements for S cones in macaque retina. J Comp Neurol 2003, 457, 185-201.
K Migdale, S Herr, K Klug, K Ahmad, K Linberg, P Sterling, S Schein. Two ribbon synaptic units in rod photoreceptors of macaque, human, and cat. J Comp Neurol 2003, 455, 100-112.
C Burris, K Klug, IT Ngo, P Sterling, S Schein. How Müller glial cells in macaque fovea coat and isolate the synaptic terminals of cone photoreceptors. J Comp Neurol 2002, 453, 100-11.