Dr. Deveroux Ferguson, PhD head shot

Contact Info

AZ Biomedical Collaborative 1
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Assistant Professor
College of Medicine Phx Basic Medical Sciences


  • Postdoctoral: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, July 2008 – April 2014.
  • PhD: Stanford University, Department of Neuroscience, September 2002 – June 2008.


  • Kim HD, Call T, Magazu S, Ferguson D. Drug Addiction and Histone Code Alterations. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017;978:127-143. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-53889-1_7.
  • Ferguson D. Cocaine Mediates the Cellular Mechanism of Satiation. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Apr 1;81(7):e47-e48. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.02.001.
  • Kim HD, Call T, S Magazu S, Ferguson D. Drug Addiction and Histone Code Alterations. Neuroepigenomics in Aging and Disease. 2017, 127-143
  • Kim HD, Hesterman J, Call T, Magazu S, Keeley E, Armenta K,  Armenta K, Kronman H, Neve RL, Nestler EJ, Ferguson D. SIRT1 mediates depression-like behaviors in the nucleus accumbens. Journal of Neuroscience. 2016 36 (32), 8441-8452 

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Research Interests

Depression, epigenetics and transcriptomics

Research Summary

My research program integrates a wide range of molecular and behavioral approaches. Currently, we are evaluating the role of SIRT1 and its downstream targets as potential new candidates for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders by performing chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by genome-wide profiling (ChIP-seq) in nucleus accumbens (NAc) tissue from control and socially defeated stressed mice.