Elizabeth Disbrow

Adjunct Asstistant Professor


Neurology - Medicine

Offices and Labs

1544 Newton Ct
(530) 754-4484


1996 PhD Physiological Psychology University of California, Davis
1990 MS Psychology California State University, Sacramento
1988 BS Physiological Psychology University of California, Davis


Ruth Dick Hunter Memorial Scholarship 1984-1988
UC Davis School of Medicine Staff Development Award 1991-1993
UC Davis Graduate Fellowship Award 1994-1995
Fellow, 1997 James S. McDonnell Foundation Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience
Rapporteur, Human Frontiers Science Program Workshop 5: Evolutionary Perspectives on Brain and Mind, Strasbrourg, France, 1997

Department and Center Affiliations

UC San Francisco Department of Radiology; <A href="http://bil.ucsf.edu">Biomagnetic Imaging Center</A>
UC Davis Department of Neurology; <A href="http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu">Center for Neuroscience</A>


Society for Neuroscience

CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS



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  • Antognini, J. F., Buonocore, M. H., Disbrow, E. A., Carstens, E. Isoflurance anesthesia blunts cerebral responses to noxious and inocuous stimuli: A functional MRI study. Life Sciences, 16(24), 349-354: 1997
  • Disbrow, E., Slutsky, D., Krubitzer, L. Corical and thalamic connections of the parietal ventral area(PV) in the macaque monkey. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 24, 130: 1998
  • Disbrow, E., Slutsky, D., Roberts, T.P.L., and Krubitzer, L. Functional MRI in the anesthetized macaque monkey: Does the BOLD signal reflect underlying electrophysiology. Society for Neuroscience Abstract, 25, 1166: 1998
  • Disbrow, E., Krubitzer, L., Rowley, H., Roberts, T. Somatotopic organization of the lateral sulcus in humans. Neuroimage, 7(4) S408: 1998
  • Slutsky, D., Disbrow, E., Roberts, T.P.L., and Krubitzer, L. Functional MRIin anesthetized topographic organization of somatosensory area 3a in the macaque monkey (Macaca Mulatta). Society for Neuroscience. 25, 1166. 1999
  • Huffman, K., Slutsky, D., Disbrow, E., Kahn, D., Recanzone, G., Krubitzer, L. The topographic organization of somatosensory area 3a in the macaque monkey (Macaca Mulatta). Society for Neuroscience Abstract. 25, 1166: 1999
  • Roberts, T.P.L., Disbrow, E., Kahn, D., Szymanski, M., and Rowley, H., Quantification of cortical extent of activation with fMRI and MEG. Proceedings of the American Society of Neuroradiology. 156: 1999
  • Disbrow, E., Roberts, T.P.L., Slutsku, E., and Krubitzer L. The combined use of functional imaging and neuroanatomy to examine the second somatosensory area and surrounding cortex. Neuroimage. 9, S842: 1999
  • Nagaro, T., Takaishi, K., Kojo, H., Disbrow, E., Eisele, J. The repeatability of Hargraves' Plantar test in the normal rat. Pain Research, 12, 15-19: 1997
  • Disbrow, E., Krubitzer, L., Poeppel, D., Sekihara, K., Rowley, H., Investigation of the response to universus bilateral somatosensory input using MEG and fMRI. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 23, 230.12: 1997
  • Disbrow, E., Bunocore, M. Antognini, J., Carstens, E., Rowley, H. The somatosensory cortex: A comparison of the response to noxious thermal, mechanical and electrical stimuli using fMRI. Human Brain Mapping, 6(3), 150-159: 1998
  • Baron, R., Baron, Y., Disbrow, E., Brain processing of capsaicin-iduced secondary hyperalgesia: a functional MRI study. Neurology, 53(3), 548-557: 1999
  • Disbrow, E. Roberts, T. P. L., Slutsky, D., and Krubitzer, L. Somatopy of SI in anesthetized macaque monkeys demonstrated using functional MRI. Brain Research, 829, 167-173: 1999
  • Disbrow, E., Slutsky, D., Robert, T.P.L., Krubitzer, L., Functional MRI at 1.5 tesla: A comparison of the blood oxygenation level-dependent signal and electrophysiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 97(17), 9718-9723: 2000
  • Disbrow, E., Robert, T. P. L., and Krubitzer, L. The somatotopic organization of the lateral sulcus areas in Homo Sapiens: Evidence for SII and PV. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 418(N1), 1-21: 2000
  • Roberts, T. P. L., Disbrow, E., Roberts, H. C., Rowley, H. A. Quatification and reproducibility of cortical extent of activation with fMRI and MEG. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 21(8), 1366-1387: 2000.
  • Baron, R., Baron, Y., Disbrow, E., Roberts, T.P.L. Activation of te somatosensory cortex during A beta fiber mediated hyperalgesia - a MSI study, Brain Research, 871(1), 75-82: 2001
  • Disbrow, E., Litinas, E., Recanzone, G.H., Slutsky, D., Krubitzer, L. Thalamocortical connections of somatosensory areas PV and S2 in macaque monkeys. Thalamus and Related Systems, 1(4), 289-302: 2002
  • Disbrow, E., Litinas, E., Recanzone, G.H., Krubitzer L. Cortical connections of the second somatosensory area and the parietal ventral area in macaque monkeys. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 462(4), 382-399:2003
  • L. Krubitzer, Huffman, K. J., Disbrow, E., Recanzone, G. The organization of area 3a in macaque monkeys: Contributions to the cortical phenotype. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 471(1): 97-111. 2003
  • J. Padberg, Disbrow, E., and Krubitzer, L. The organization and connections of anterior and posterior parietal cortex in monkeys: Do new world monkeys have an area 2? Cerebral Cortex: 1-26. In Press
  • Z. Zhu, Disbrow, E.A., Zumer, J. M., McGonigle, D. J., Nagarajan, S. S. Representation and interaction of digits in human primary and somatosensory cortex. In Press.