University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Bio for Anthony Morielli, Ph.D.
Anthony Morielli, Ph.D.

Anthony Morielli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Contact Information
Office Location:
Given E317




Dr. Morielli is an associate professor in the department of Pharmacology.  He earned a BS in Biology from Rutgers University and his PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz.  His postdoctoral training was in Stuart Thompson's lab at Stanford University and in Ernie Peralta's lab at Harvard University.  Dr. Morielli started his lab at the University of Vermont in 1999.


1981  Bachelor of Science in Biology; Rutgers the State University of New Jersey.

1987  Doctor of Philosophy in Biology; The University of California at Santa Cruz. 

Academic Appointments

1988-1991  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

1991-1994  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1994-1999  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1999-2005  Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont

2005-present  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont


1987-present  Member, Society for Neuroscience

2002-present  Member, Society for Cell Biology

2005-2007  American Heart Association Northeast Affiliate Peer Review Committee

2007-present  Member, Steering Committee for the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine

2008-2009  President, New England Pharmacologists Chapter of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

2010-2012  President, Vemont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

2011-present  Adjunct Member, Steering Committee of the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Transdiciplinary Research Initiative Spire of Excellence

2012-present  Member, Steering Committee for the Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine

Awards and Honors

2003-2004  Vermont Genetics Network (VGN) Graduate Student Assistantship (provides a $22,000 stipend for my graduate student, Edmund Nesti)

1989-1990  Individual NRSA Award, NIH 5 F32 NS08295-02

1987-1989  Individual NRSA Award, NIH 5 F32 NS08295-02


For a complete list of Anthony Morielli's publications, please visit PubMed.

2014  Fuchs JR, Robinson GM, Dean AM, Schoenberg HE, Williams MR, Morielli AD, Green JT.  Cerebellar secretin modulates eyeblink classical conditioning.  Learn Mem.  doi:  10.1101/lm.035766.114.  PMID:  25403455, PMCID:  PMC4236411

2013  Kitaoka S, Morielli AD, Zhao FQ.  FGT-1 is a mammalian GLUT2-like facilitative glucose transporter in Caenorhabditis elegans whose malfunction induces fat accumulation in intestinal cells.  PLoS One.  doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0068475.  PMID:  2382639,  PMCID:  PMC3691140

2012  Williams MR, Fuchs JR, Green JT, Morielli AD.  Cellular mechanisms and behavioral consequences of Kv1.2 regulation in the rat cerebellum.  J Neurosci.  doi:  10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6504-11.2012.  PMID 22764231, PMCID:  PMC3400112

2012  Bentley PA, Shao Y, Misra Y, Morielli AD, Zhao FQ.  Characterization of bovine glucose transporter 1 kinetics and substrate specificities in Xenopus oocytes.  J Dairy Sci.  doi:  10.3168/jds.2011-4430.  PMID:  22365203

2011  Doczi MA, Damon DH, Morielli AD.  A C-terminal PDZ binding domain modulates the function and localization of Kv1.3 channels.  Exp Cell Res.  doi:  10.1016/j.yevcr.2011.06.009.  PMID:  21726550, PMCID:  PMC3159807

2009  Stirling L, Williams MR, Morielli AD.  Dual roles for RHOA/RHO-kinase in the regulated trafficking of a voltage-sensitive potassium channel.  Mol Biol Cell.  doi:  10.1091/mbc.E08-10-1074.  PMID:  19403695, PMCID:  PMC2695805

2008  Doczi MA, Morielli AD, Damon DH.  Kv1.3 channels in postganglionic sympathetic neurons:  expression, function, and modulation.  Am J hysiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol.  doi:  10.1152/ajpregu.00077.2008.  PMID 18614767, PMCID:  PMC2536860

2008  Ishiguro M, Murakami K, Link T, Zvarova K, Tranmer BI, Morielli AD, Wellman GC.  Acute and chronic effects of oxyhemoglobin on voltage-dependent ion channels in cerebral arteries.  Acta Neurochir Suppl.  2008;  104:  99-102.  PMID:  18456998

2008  Connors EC, Ballif BA, Morielli AD.  Homeostatic regulation of Kv1.2 potassium channel trafficking by cyclic AMP.  J Biol Chem.  doi:  10.1074/jbc.M708875200.  PMID:  18003609

2007  Williams MR, Markey JC, Doczi MA, Morielli AD.  An essential role for cortactin in the modulation of the potassium channel Kv1.2.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.  doi:  10.1073/pnas.0703865104.  PMID:  17959782, PMCID:  PMC2077270