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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors


Neuroscience Areas: 

Peripheral neuropathy 




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Fredric Gorin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Specialty: Neurology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-3588

Clinical & Research Interests

Fredric Gorin lectures on the peripheral nervous system, particularly with respect to diagnosing neuropathies, treating neuropathic cellular mechanisms of drug actions, drug development, and brain cancers. He has authored more than 50 publications on neurology disorders and dysautonomiast. Dr. Gorin's patented drug agents at UCD that prevent or slow the recurrent of highly aggressive brain novel agents and advance a lead compound for clinical evaluation.


Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
M.D., Ph.D. 1979 (medical scientist training program)
1979 (doctorate in computer-based drug design in Biophysics and Physiology)

UC Davis
Davis, California
B.S. 1973


Internship in Internal Medicine

Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Professional Memberships

1985 Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology- Boarded
1987 American Association for Advancement of Science
1987 American College of Physicians & Surgeons
1990 American Medical Association
1988 American Society for Neurological Investigation
1988 California Childrens' Services (Neurology)
1988-1993 Senior clinical neurologist for MDA Neuromuscular Clinics, U.C. Davis
1995-present Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (member and editorial board)
1985-present Society for Neuroscience (regular member)
1996-present American Physiological Society (elected regular member)
1996-present The American Neurological Association (elected regular member)
1997-present The American Academy of Neurology (elected regular member)
2000-present The American Academy of Immunotherapy (member)
2004-present The Society for Neuro-Oncology
2003-present American Academy for Cancer Research
2009- American Chemical Society (elected regular member)
2009- America's Top Doctors 2010- American Society for Neurological Therapeutics (ASENT)

Select Recent Publications

Wei, S.H., Jones, E.G. and Gorin, F.A. (in press) Java-based, open source, method that retrieves with statistically-related bioscience concepts within and between related literary domains. Bioinformatics

Kaushik, P., Gorin, F. and Vali, S. (in press) Dynamics of Tyrosine Hydroxlase mediated regulation of dopamine synthesis. J Computat. Neuroscience.

Raichur, A., Vali, S. and Gorin, F. (2006) Dynamic modeling of alpha-synuclein aggregation for the sporadic and genetic forms of Parkinson's disease. Neuroscience

Srinivas, P.R., Wei, S.H., Cristianini, N., Jones, E.G. and Gorin, F.A. (2005) Comparison of vector space model methodologies to reconcile cross-species neuroanatomical concepts. Neuroinformatics, 3(2):115-132

Floyd, C.L., Gorin, F.A. and Lyeth, B. (2005) Mechanical strain injury increases intracellular sodium and reverses Na+/Ca2+ exchange in cortical astrocytes. Glia, 51(1):35-46

Srinivas, P.R., Gusfield, D., Mason, O., Gertz, M., Hogarth, M., Stone, J., Jones, E.G. and Gorin, F.A. (2003) Neuroanatomical term generation and comparison between two terminologies. Neuroinformatics, 1(2):177-192

Gorin, F., Hgarth, M. and Gertz, M. (2001) The Challenges and Rewards of Integrating Diverse Neuroscience Information. Neuroscientist, 7(1):18-27

Vali, S., Pessah, I., Carlsen, R.C. and Gorin, R. (2000) Sarcoplasmic Calcium Mediates Activity-dependent Regulation of Glycogen Phosphorylase Gene Expression in Contractile Skeletal Muscle Cells. J. Cell. Physiol., 185:184-189

McLean, L., Roscoe, J., Cala, P.M. and Gorin, F.A. (2000) Gliomas display altered pH regulation by NHE1 compared with nontransformed Astrocytes. Am J. Physiol., 278:C676-C688