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University of Pennsylvania

BA, Biological Basis of Behavior (Neuroscience)

Minor in English


University of California, San Diego

PhD, Physiology and Pharmacology

Dissertation: Molecular Characterization of the Mouse Acetylcholinesterase Gene


University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ophthalmology

  • Prepared successful grant proposal to fund postdoctoral research project on molecular development of the retina

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology

  • Implemented molecular and biochemical techniques in a neurophysiology laboratory to examine gene expression in neurons involved in epilepsy

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School


Article Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law



Stanford | Online

Writing in the Sciences


American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)


Rachinsky TL. The future of prenatal molecular diagnostics: impact of the changing patent landscape. Pharm Pat Anal. 2014;3(1):1-3. doi: 10.4155/ppa.13.76.


Rachinsky TL. Genetic testing: toward a comprehensive policy to prevent genetic discrimination in the workplace. U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 2000;2(3):575-598.


Sloviter RS, Dichter MA, Rachinsky TL, Dean E, Goodman JH, Sollas AL, Martin DL. Basal expression and induction of glutamate decarboxylase and GABA in excitatory granule cells of the rat and monkey hippocampal dentate gyrus. J Comp Neurol. 1996;373(4):593-618.


Cao Y, Wilcox KS, Martin CE, Rachinsky TL, Eberwine J, Dichter MA. Presence of mRNA for glutamic acid decarboxylase in both excitatory and inhibitory neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996;93(18):9844-9849.


Taylor P, Li Y, Camp S, Rachinsky TL, Ekström T, Getman D, Fuentes ME, Vellom DC, Radić Z. Structure and regulation of expression of the acetylcholinesterase gene. Chem Biol Interact. 1993;87(1-3):199-207.


Li Y, Camp S, Rachinsky TL, Bongiorno C, Taylor P. Promoter elements and transcriptional control of the mouse acetylcholinesterase gene. J Biol Chem. 1993;268(5):3563-3572.


Rachinsky TL, Crenshaw EB III, Taylor P. Assignment of the gene for acetylcholinesterase to distal mouse chromosome 5. Genomics. 1992;14(2):511-514.


Li Y, Camp S, Rachinsky TL, Getman D, Taylor P. Gene structure of mammalian acetylcholinesterase: alternative exons dictate tissue-specific expression. J Biol Chem. 1991;266(34):23083-23090.


Rachinsky TL, Camp S, Li Y, Ekström TJ, Newton M, Taylor P. Molecular cloning of mouse acetylcholinesterase: tissue distribution of alternatively spliced mRNA species. Neuron. 1990;5(3):317-327.


Maulet Y, Camp S, Gibney G, Rachinsky TL, Ekström TJ, Taylor P. Single gene encodes glycophospholipid-anchored and asymmetric acetylcholinesterase forms: alternative coding exons contain inverted repeat sequences. Neuron. 1990;4(2):289-301.


Rachinsky T. How the changing patent landscape will impact the future of prenatal molecular diagnostics. Oral presentation at: Advances in Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics; September, 2013; Boston, MA


Rachinsky TL. Inequitable conduct: a new plague? Oral presentation at: American Chemical Society 228th National Meeting; August, 2004; Philadelphia, PA.


Kage K, Antoch M, Falk J, Rachinsky T, Nahl A, Applebury ML. Spatial patterns organizing cone photoreceptors in the murine retina. Poster presented at: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Summer Research Conference: Biology and Chemistry of Vision; June, 1993; Copper Mountain, CO.


Taylor P, Li Y, Camp S, Radic Z, Getman D, Rachinsky T, Ekström T, Fuentes ME, Kawamoto S, Vellom DC, Pickering N. Acetylcholinesterase: regulation of expression of its gene and modification of enzyme structure. Yokohama Med. Bull. 1993;43:5-6.


Taylor P, Gibney G, Camp S, Maulet Y, Ekström T, Rachinsky TL, Li Y. Features of acetylcholinesterase structure and gene expression emerging from recent recombinant DNA studies.  Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Cholinesterases. 1991;179-185.


Rachinsky TL, Li Y, Camp S, Taylor P. Isolation of the gene encoding mouse acetylcholinesterase and analysis of its regulation. FASEB J. 1991;5:A1171.


Li Y, Camp S, Rachinsky TL, Getman D, Taylor P. Genomic structure and alternative mRNA splicing of mammalian acetylcholinesterase. FASEB J. 1991;5:A1171.


Rachinsky TL, Camp S, Taylor P. Cloning of cDNA sequences encoding murine acetylcholinesterase. FASEB J. 1990;4:A460.


Camp S, Li Y, Rachinsky T, Newton M, Ekström T, Taylor P. Comparative sequences of vertebrate cholinesterases. Abstracts of the Third International Meeting on Cholinesterases. 1990;109.



National Eye Institute, Developmental Expression of Rod and Cone Opsin Genes, 1993 – 1994

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