Department of Neuroscience Selected Publications


  1. Ponce CR, Xiao W, Schade PF, Hartmann TS, Kreiman G, and Livingstone MS (2019) Evolving images for visual neurons using a deep generative network reveals coding principles and neuronal preferences, Cell. 2019 May 2;177(4):999-1009.
  2. K. Lewton, T. Ritzman, L. Copes, T. Garland, T. Capellini (2019). Exercise-induced loading increases ilium cortical area in a selectively bred inbred mouse model. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168: 543-551.
  3. R. Pickering, A. Herries, J. Woodhead, J. Hellstrom, H. Green, B. Paul, T. Ritzman, D. Strait, B. Schoville, P. Hancox (2019). U-Pb-dated flowstones restrict South African early hominin record to dry climate phases. Nature 565:226-229.
  4. Liang, X, Ho, MC, Zhang, Y, Li, Y, Wu, MN, Holy, TE, Taghert, PH (2019) Morning and Evening Circadian Pacemakers Independently Drive Central Complex Premotor Centers via a Specific Dopamine Relay.  Neuron. 2019;102(4):843-57 e4. Epub 2019/04/15. PubMed PMID: 30981533; PMCID: PMC6533154.


  1. Robin L.M., Oliveira da Cruz J.F., Langlais V.C., Martin-Fernandez M., Metna-Laurent M., Busquets-Garcia A., Bellocchio L., Soria-Gomez E., Papouin T., Varilh M., Sherwood M.W., Belluomo I., Balcells G., Matias I., Bosier, B., Drago F., Van Eeckhaut A., Smolders I., Georges F., Araque A., Panatier A., Oliet S.H.R., and Marsicano G. (2018). Astroglial CB1 Receptors Determine Synaptic D-Serine Availability to Enable Recognition Memory. Neuron. 98, 1-10.
  2. C. Terhune, T. Ritzman, C. Robinson (2018). Mandibular ramus shape variation in Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis. Journal of Human Evolution 121:55-71.
  3. Mitra A, Kraft A, Wright P, Acland B, Snyder AZ, Rosenthal Z, Czerniewski L, Bauer A, Snyder L, Culver J, Lee JM, Raichle ME. Spontaneous Infra-slow Brain Activity Has Unique Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Laminar Structure. Neuron. 2018 98(2):297-305.e6.


  1.  *Ferreira J.S., *Papouin T., Ladépêche L., Yao A., Langlais V.C., Bouchet D., Dulong J., Mothet J.P., Sacchi S., Pollegioni L., Paoletti P., Oliet S.H.R. and Groc L. (2017). Co-agonists differentially tune GluN2B-NMDA receptor trafficking at hippocampal synapses. eLife. 6:e25492.
  2. Sergin I, Jong YJ, Harmon SK, Kumar V, O'Malley KL. Sequences within the C Terminus of the Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 (mGluR5) Are Responsible for Inner Nuclear Membrane Localization. J Biol Chem. 2017 Mar 3;292(9):3637-3655.
  3. Papadimitriou C, White RL 3rd, Snyder LH. Ghosts in the Machine II: Neural Correlates of Memory Interference from the Previous Trial. Cereb Cortex. 2017 27(4):2513-2527.
  4. Liang, X, Holy, TE, Taghert, PH (2017) A Series of Suppressive Signals within the Drosophila Circadian Neural Circuit Generates Sequential Daily Outputs. Neuron 2017. June 21; 94(6): 1173-1189.
  5. Zhao G, Wu G, Lim ES, Droit L, Krishnamurthy S, Barouch DH, Virgin HW, Wang D. VirusSeeker, a computational pipeline for virus discovery and virome composition analysis. Virology. 2017: 18(503):21-30.


  1. Boyer DM, Kirk EC, Silcox MT, Gunnell GF, Gilbert CC, Yapuncich GS, Allen KL, Welch E, Bloch JI, Gonzales LA, Kay RF, Seiffert ER. Internal carotid arterial canal size and scaling in Euarchonta: Re-assessing implications for arterial patency and phylogenetic relationships in early fossil primates. J Hum Evol. 2016;97:123-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.06.002. PubMed PMID: 27457550.
  2. Jahani-Asl A, Yin H, Soleimani VD, Haque T, Luchman HA, Chang NC, Sincennes MC, Puram SV, Scott AM, Lorimer IA, Perkins TJ, Ligon KL, Weiss S, Rudnicki MA, Bonni A. Control of glioblastoma tumorigenesis by feed-forward cytokine signaling. Nat Neurosci. 2016;19(6):798-806. doi: 10.1038/nn.4295. PubMed PMID: 27110918. PMCID: 4984527.
  3. Yang Y, Yamada T, Hill KK, Hemberg M, Reddy NC, Cho HY, Guthrie AN, Oldenborg A, Heiney SA, Ohmae S, Medina JF, Holy TE, Bonni A. Chromatin remodeling inactivates activity genes and regulates neural coding. Science. 2016;353(6296):300-5. doi: 10.1126/science.aad4225. PubMed PMID: 27418512. PMCID: PMC Journal-In process.
  4. Turney SG, Ahmed M, Chandrasekar I, Wysolmerski RB, Goeckeler ZM, Rioux RM, Whitesides GM, Bridgman PC. Nerve growth factor stimulates axon outgrowth through negative regulation of growth cone actomyosin restraint of microtubule advance. Mol Biol Cell. 2016;27(3):500-17. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-09-0636. PubMed PMID: 26631553; PMCID: 4751601.
  5. Barnes TD, Wozniak DF, Gutierrez J, Han TU, Drayna D, Holy TE. A Mutation Associated with Stuttering Alters Mouse Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations. Curr Biol. 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.068. PubMed PMID: 27151663.
  6. Ledbetter NM, Chen CD, Monosov IE. Multiple Mechanisms for Processing Reward Uncertainty in the Primate Basal Forebrain. J Neurosci. 2016;36(30):7852-64. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1123-16.2016. PubMed PMID: 27466331.
  7. Vincent K, Cornea VM, Jong YJ, Laferriere A, Kumar N, Mickeviciute A, Fung JS, Bandegi P, Ribeiro-da-Silva A, O'Malley KL, Coderre TJ. Intracellular mGluR5 plays a critical role in neuropathic pain. Nat Commun. 2016;7:10604. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10604. PubMed PMID: 26837579; PMCID: 4742982.
  8. Xie J, Padoa-Schioppa C. Neuronal remapping and circuit persistence in economic decisions. Nat Neurosci. 2016;19(6):855-61. doi: 10.1038/nn.4300. PubMed PMID: 27159800; PMCID: 4882218.
  9. Conen KE, Padoa-Schioppa C. The dynamic nature of value-based decisions. Nat Neurosci. 2016;19(7):866-7. doi: 10.1038/nn.4329. PubMed PMID: 27351171.
  10. Bergey CM, Phillips-Conroy JE, Disotell TR, Jolly CJ. Dopamine pathway is highly diverged in primate species that differ markedly in social behavior. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016;113(22):6178-81. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1525530113. PubMed PMID: 27140612; PMCID: 4896724.
  11. Fourie NH, Brown JL, Jolly CJ, Phillips-Conroy JE, Rogers J, Bernstein RM. Sources of variation in hair cortisol in wild and captive non-human primates. Zoology (Jena). 2016;119(2):119-25. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2016.01.001. PubMed PMID: 26884274.
  12. Budelli G, Sun Q, Ferreira J, Butler A, Santi CM, Salkoff L. SLO2 Channels Are Inhibited by All Divalent Cations That Activate SLO1 K+ Channels. J Biol Chem. 2016;291(14):7347-56. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.709436. PubMed PMID: 26823461; PMCID: 4817167.
  13. Liang X, Holy TE, Taghert PH. Synchronous Drosophila circadian pacemakers display nonsynchronous Ca(2)(+) rhythms in vivo. Science. 2016;351(6276):976-81. doi: 10.1126/science.aad3997. PubMed PMID: 26917772; PMCID: 4836443.
  14. Klose M, Duvall LB, Li W, Liang X, Ren C, Steinbach JH, Taghert PH. Functional PDF Signaling in the Drosophila Circadian Neural Circuit Is Gated by Ral A-Dependent Modulation. Neuron. 2016;90(4):781-94. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.04.002. PubMed PMID: 27161526; PMCID: 4873338.
  15. Glasser MF, Coalson TS, Robinson EC, Hacker CD, Harwell J, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K, Andersson J, Beckmann CF, Jenkinson M, Smith SM, Van Essen DC. A multi-modal parcellation of human cerebral cortex. Nature. 2016. doi: 10.1038/nature18933. PubMed PMID: 27437579.


  1. Adams MW, Loftus AF, Dunn SE, Joens MS, Fitzpatrick JA. Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM). Curr Protoc Cytom. 2015;71:12 37 1-15. doi: 10.1002/0471142956.cy1237s71. PubMed PMID: 25559221; PMCID: 4294425.
  2. Allen KL, Cooke SB, Gonzales LA, Kay RF. Dietary inference from upper and lower molar morphology in platyrrhine primates. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0118732. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118732. PubMed PMID: 25738266; PMCID: 4349698.
  3. Bauernfeind AL, Reyzer ML, Caprioli RM, Ely JJ, Babbitt CC, Wray GA, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. High spatial resolution proteomic comparison of the brain in humans and chimpanzees. J Comp Neurol. 2015;523(14):2043-61. doi: 10.1002/cne.23777. PubMed PMID: 25779868; PMCID: 4801118.
  4. Bauernfeind AL, Soderblom EJ, Turner ME, Moseley MA, Ely JJ, Hof PR, Sherwood CC, Wray GA, Babbitt CC. Evolutionary Divergence of Gene and Protein Expression in the Brains of Humans and Chimpanzees. Genome Biol Evol. 2015;7(8):2276-88. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv132. PubMed PMID: 26163674; PMCID: 4558850.
  5. Calhoun AJ, Tong A, Pokala N, Fitzpatrick JA, Sharpee TO, Chalasani SH. Neural Mechanisms for Evaluating Environmental Variability in Caenorhabditis elegans. Neuron. 2015;86(2):428-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.026. PubMed PMID: 25864633; PMCID: 4409562.
  6. Cho Y, Shin JE, Ewan EE, Oh YM, Pita-Thomas W, Cavalli V. Activating Injury-Responsive Genes with Hypoxia Enhances Axon Regeneration through Neuronal HIF-1alpha. Neuron. 2015;88(4):720-34. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.09.050. PubMed PMID: 26526390; PMCID: 4655162.
  7. Dissel S, Angadi V, Kirszenblat L, Suzuki Y, Donlea J, Klose M, Koch Z, English D, Winsky-Sommerer R, van Swinderen B, Shaw PJ. Sleep restores behavioral plasticity to Drosophila mutants. Curr Biol. 2015;25(10):1270-81. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.027. PubMed PMID: 25913403; PMCID: 4465363.
  8. Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Dwyer NY, Burton H, Holden LK. Localization training results in individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss. Hear Res. 2015;319:48-55. doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2014.11.005. PubMed PMID: 25457655; PMCID: 4291285.
  9. Gabel HW, Kinde B, Stroud H, Gilbert CS, Harmin DA, Kastan NR, Hemberg M, Ebert DH, Greenberg ME. Disruption of DNA-methylation-dependent long gene repression in Rett syndrome. Nature. 2015;522(7554):89-93. doi: 10.1038/nature14319. PubMed PMID: 25762136; PMCID: 4480648.
  10. Huang J, Ikeuchi Y, Malumbres M, Bonni A. A Cdh1-APC/FMRP Ubiquitin Signaling Link Drives mGluR-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in the Mammalian Brain. Neuron. 2015;86(3):726-39. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.049. PubMed PMID: 25913861; PMCID: 4492466.
  11. Ji W, Gamanut R, Bista P, D'Souza RD, Wang Q, Burkhalter A. Modularity in the Organization of Mouse Primary Visual Cortex. Neuron. 2015;87(3):632-43. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.004. PubMed PMID: 26247867; PMCID: 4529541.
  12. Dikranian K and Bridgman P, Guide to Medical Histology, iTunes, 2015.
  13. Li JM, Bentley WJ, Snyder LH. Functional connectivity arises from a slow rhythmic mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(19):E2527-35. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1419837112. PubMed PMID: 25918427; PMCID: 4434692.
  14. Miller RL, Denny GO, Knuepfer MM, Kleyman TR, Jackson EK, Salkoff LB, Loewy AD. Blockade of ENaCs by amiloride induces c-Fos activation of the area postrema. Brain Res. 2015;1601:40-51. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.12.048. PubMed PMID: 25557402; PMCID: 4346418.
  15. Monosov IE, Leopold DA, Hikosaka O. Neurons in the Primate Medial Basal Forebrain Signal Combined Information about Reward Uncertainty, Value, and Punishment Anticipation. J Neurosci. 2015;35(19):7443-59. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0051-15.2015. PubMed PMID: 25972172; PMCID: 4429151.
  16. Patel GH, Yang D, Jamerson EC, Snyder LH, Corbetta M, Ferrera VP. Functional evolution of new and expanded attention networks in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112(30):9454-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420395112. PubMed PMID: 26170314; PMCID: 4522817.
  17. Rustichini A, Padoa-Schioppa C. A neuro-computational model of economic decisions. J Neurophysiol. 2015;114(3):1382-98. doi: 10.1152/jn.00184.2015. PubMed PMID: 26063776; PMCID: 4556855.
  18. Smith SM, Nichols TE, Vidaurre D, Winkler AM, Behrens TE, Glasser MF, Ugurbil K, Barch DM, Van Essen DC, Miller KL. A positive-negative mode of population covariation links brain connectivity, demographics and behavior. Nat Neurosci. 2015;18(11):1565-7. doi: 10.1038/nn.4125. PubMed PMID: 26414616; PMCID: 462557
  19. Song W, Cho Y, Watt D, Cavalli V. Tubulin-tyrosine Ligase (TTL)-mediated Increase in Tyrosinated alpha-Tubulin in Injured Axons Is Required for Retrograde Injury Signaling and Axon Regeneration. J Biol Chem. 2015;290(23):14765-75. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.622753. PubMed PMID: 25911101; PMCID: 4505541.
  20. Watt D, Dixit R, Cavalli V. JIP3 Activates Kinesin-1 Motility to Promote Axon Elongation. J Biol Chem. 2015;290(25):15512-25. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.651885. PubMed PMID: 25944905; PMCID: 4505465.
  21. Woodson JD, Joens MS, Sinson AB, Gilkerson J, Salome PA, Weigel D, Fitzpatrick JA, Chory J. Ubiquitin facilitates a quality-control pathway that removes damaged chloroplasts. Science. 2015;350(6259):450-4. doi: 10.1126/science.aac7444. PubMed PMID: 26494759; PMCID: 4863637.


  1. Bagnall MW, McLean DL. Modular organization of axial microcircuits in zebrafish. Science. 2014;343(6167):197-200. doi: 10.1126/science.1245629. PubMed PMID: 24408436; PMCID: 4079086.
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  3. Conroy GC. Walking back the cat: Unsupervised classification as an aid in "remote" fossil prospecting. Evol Anthropol. 2014;23(5):172-6. doi: 10.1002/evan.21422. PubMed PMID: 25347975.
  4. Luo S, Schaefer AM, Dour S, Nonet ML. The conserved LIM domain-containing focal adhesion protein ZYX-1 regulates synapse maintenance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Development. 2014;141(20):3922-33. doi: 10.1242/dev.108217. PubMed PMID: 25252943; PMCID: 4197707.
  5. Miller RL, Loewy AD. 5-HT neurons of the area postrema become c-Fos-activated after increases in plasma sodium levels and transmit interoceptive information to the nucleus accumbens. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014;306(9):R663-73. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00563.2013. PubMed PMID: 24598462; PMCID: 4010663.
  6. Zheng Q, Ahlawat S, Schaefer A, Mahoney T, Koushika SP, Nonet ML. The vesicle protein SAM-4 regulates the processivity of synaptic vesicle transport. PLoS Genet. 2014;10(10):e1004644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004644. PubMed PMID: 25329901; PMCID: 4199485.