Thomas W. Gould, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Thomas Gould

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Wake Forest University, 2003
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 1993


  • Postdoctoral Associate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC US 2003-2005
  • Postdoctoral Associate, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan 2005-2007
  • Lecturer, Oceania University of Medicine, Apia, Samoa 2007-2009
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, CA US 2009-2012

Research Interests

  • Development of the neuromuscular system
  • Disease of the neuromuscular system
  • Glial regulation of the neuromuscular system

Courses Taught

Neuroeffector/Neuroscience CMPP 740

Selected Publications


  • Gould, T.W., Yonemura, S., Oppenheim, R.W., Ohmori, S., Enomoto, H. (2008) The neurotrophic effects of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor on spinal motoneurons are restricted to fusimotor subtypes. J Neurosci. 289:2131-46
  • Gould, T.W., R.R., Buss, Vinsant, S., Prevetter, D., Knudson, C.M., Sun, W., Milligan, C.E., Oppenheim, R.W. (2006) Complete dissociation of motoneuron cell death from motor dysfunction by Bax deletion in a mouse model of ALS. J Neurosci. 26:13413-27
  • Gould, T.W. and Oppenheim, R.W. (2004) The function of neurotrophic factor receptors expressed by the developing adductor motor pool in vivo. J Neurosci. 24:4668-82