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Neuro Student Publications

Publication in peer-reviewed journals is a very important part of graduate training. Publications by Neuroscience students over the past five years are listed below. The names of student authors are in bold font.


Jamali A, Kenyon BM, Ortiz G, Bayraktutar BN, Sendra VG, Hamrah P. 2021. Topical adoptive transfer of plasmacytoid dendritic cells for corneal wound healing. Methods Mol Biol. 2193: 159-174. Abstract


Dickson D, Stohn P, Rodriguez LS, Hernandez A, Harrington A, Liaw L, Feig LA. 2020. Involvement of early embryonic miR-409-3p in the establishment of anxiety levels in female mice. Dev Neurobiol. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22756. Abstract

Fagan MP, Ameroso D, Meng A, Rock A, Maguire J, Rios M. 2020. Essential and sex-specific effects of mGluR5 in ventromedial hypothalamus regulating estrogen signaling and glucose balance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 27:202011228. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2011228117. Abstract

Felsted JA, Meng A, Ameroso D, Rios M. 2020. Sex-specific effects of α2γ-1 in the ventromedial hypothalamus of female mice controlling glucose and lipid balance. Endocrinology pii: bqaa068. doi: 10.1210/endocr/bqaa068. Abstract

Hodul M, Ganji R, Dahlberg CL, Raman M, Juo P. 2020. The WD40-repeat protein WDR-48 promotes the stability of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP-46 by inhibiting its ubiquitination and degradation. J Biol Chem. pii: jbc.RA120.014590. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.014590. Abstract

Jamali A, Kenyon B, Ortiz G, Abou-Slaybi A, Sendra VG, Harris DL, Hamrah P. 2020. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the eye. Prog Retin Eye Res. 24:100877. doi: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2020.100877. Abstract

Jamali A, Seyed-Razavi Y, Chao C, Ortiz G, Kenyon B, Blanco T, Harris DL, Hamrah P. 2020. Intravital multiphoton microscopy of the ccular surface: Alterations in conventional dendritic cell morphology and kinetics in dry eye disease. Front Immunol.11:742. Abstract

Jin SX, Dickson D, Maguire J, Feig LA. 2020. Ras-GRF1 in CRF cells controls the early adolescent female response to repeated stress. J Endocrinol. pii: JOE-19-0375.R2. doi: 10.1530/JOE-19-0375. Abstract

Klickstein JA, Mukkavalli S, Raman M. 2020. AggreCount: An unbiased image analysis tool for identifying and quantifying cellular aggregates in a spatially-defined manner. J Biol Chem. J Biol Chem. 295: 17672-17683. Abstract

Markey L, Hooper A, Melon LC, Baglot S, Hill MN, Maguire J, Kumamoto CA. 2020. Colonization with the commensal fungus Candida albicans perturbs the gut-brain axis through dysregulation of endocannabinoid signaling. Psychoneuroendocrinology 121: 104808. Abstract

Metallo C, Mukherjee R, Trimmer BA. 2020. Stepping pattern changes in the caterpillar Manduca sexta: the effects of orientation and substrate. J Exp Biol. pii: jeb.220319. doi: 10.1242/jeb.220319. Abstract

Norman M, Gilboa T, Ogata AF, Maley AM, Cohen L, Cai Y, Zhang J, Feldman JE, Hauser BM, Caradonna TM, Chen B, Schmidt AG, Alter G, Charles RC, Ryan ET, Walt DR. 2020. Ultra-sensitive high-resolution profiling of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies for detecting aarly seroconversion in COVID-19 patients. medRxiv. May 2:2020.04.28.20083691. Abstract

Nilles EJ, Karlson EW, Norman M, Gilboa T, Fischinger S, Atyeo C, Zhou G, Bennett CL, Tolan NV, Oganezova K, Walt DR, Alter G, Simmons DP, Schur P, Jarolim P, Baden LR. 2020. Evaluation of two commercial and two non-commercial immunoassays for the detection of prior infection to SARS-CoV-2. medRxiv. Jun 26:2020.06.24.20139006.  Abstract

Norman M, Gilboa T, Ogata AF, Maley AM, Cohen L, Busch EL, Lazarovits R, Mao CP, Cai Y, Zhang J, Feldman JE, Hauser BM, Caradonna TM, Chen B, Schmidt AG, Alter G, Charles RC, Ryan ET, Walt DR. 2020. Ultrasensitive high-resolution profiling of early seroconversion in patients with COVID-19. Nat Biomed Eng. 4: 1180-1187.  Abstract

Ogata AF, Maley AM, Wu C, Gilboa T, Norman M, Lazarovits R, Mao CP, Newton G, Chang M, Nguyen K, Kamkaew M, Zhu Q, Gibson TE, Ryan ET, Charles RC, Marasco WA, Walt DR. 2020. Ultra-sensitive serial profiling of SARS-CoV-2 antigens and antibodies in plasma to understand disease progression in COVID-19 patients with severe disease. Clin Chem. 8:hvaa213. doi: 10.1093/clinchem/hvaa213. Abstract

Ortiz G, Chao C, Jamali A, Seyed-Razavi Y, Kenyon B, Harris DL, Zoukhri D, Hamrah P. 2020. Effect of dry eye disease on the kinetics of lacrimal gland dendritic cells as visualized by intravital multi-photon microscopy. Front Immunol. 11:1713.doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.01713. Abstract

Ozawa M, Davis P, Ni J, Maguire J, Papouin T, Reijmers L. 2020. Experience-dependent resonance in amygdalo-cortical circuits supports fear memory retrieval following extinction. Nat Commun.11: 4358. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18199-w.  Abstract

Sasaki Russell J, Trouche S, Reijmers LG 2020. Functional characterization of the basal amygdala - dorsal BNST pathway during contextual fear conditioning. eNeuro. pii: ENEURO.0163-20.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0163-20.2020.  Abstract


Carbone BE, Abouleish M, Watters KE, Vogel S, Ribic A, Schroeder OH, Bader BM, Biederer T. 2019. Synaptic connectivity and cortical maturation are promoted by the ω-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid. Cereb Cortex Epub ahead of print.  Abstract

Coleman A, Biederer T. 2018. Open up to make new contacts: Caldendrin senses postsynaptic calcium influx to dynamically organize dendritic spines. Neuron 97: 994-996.  Abstract

Darnieder LM, Melón LC, Do T, Walton NL, Miczek KA, Maguire JL. 2019. Female-specific decreases in alcohol binge-like drinking resulting from GABAA receptor delta-subunit knockdown in the VTA. Sci Rep. 9: 8102. Abstract

Hanson E, Armbruster M, Lau LA, Sommer ME, Klaft ZJ, Swanger SA, Traynelis SF, Moss SJ, Noubary F, Chadchankar J, Dulla CG. 2019. Tonic activation of GluN2C/GluN2D-containing NMDA receptors by ambient glutamate facilitates cortical interneuron maturation. J Neurosci. 39: 3611-3626.  Abstract

Koenig JB, Cantu D, Low CS, Sommer ME, Noubary F, Croker D, Whalen M, Kong D, Dulla CG. 2019. Glycolytic inhibitor 2-deoxyglucose prevents cortical hyperexcitability after traumatic brain injury. JCI Insight 5. pii: 126506. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.126506. Abstract

Nathanson AJ, Zhang Y, Smalley JL, Ollerhead TA, Rodriguez Santos MA, Andrews PM, Wobst HJ, Moore YE, Brandon NJ, Hines RM, Davies PA, Moss SJ. 2019. Identification of a core amino acid motif within the α subunit of GABAARs that promotes inhibitory synaptogenesis and resilience to seizures. Cell Rep. 28: 670-681. Abstract

Parakala ML, Zhang Y, Modgil A, Chadchankar J, Vien TN, Ackley MA, Doherty JJ, Davies PA, Moss SJ. 2019. Metabotropic, but not allosteric, effects of neurosteroids on GABAergic inhibition depend on the phosphorylation of GABAA receptors. J Biol Chem. Epub ahead of print. Abstract

Peterson J, Lin B, Barrios-Camacho CM, Herrick DB, Holbrook EH, Jang W, Coleman JH, Schwob JE. 2019. Activating a reserve neural stem cell population in vitro enables engraftment and multipotency after transplantation. Stem Cell Reports. 12: 680-695. Abstract

Walton N, Maguire J. 2019.  Allopregnanolone-based treatments for postpartum depression: Why/how do they work? Neurobiol Stress. 11: 100198. Abstract

Wickham RJ, Alexander JM, Eden LW, Valencia-Yang M, Llamas J, Aubrey JR, Jacob MH. 2019. Learning impairments and molecular changes in the brain caused by β-catenin loss. Hum Mol Genet. Epub ahead of print.  Abstract


Barrios-Camacho CM. 2018. Expression of bona fide epithelial stem cell marker in postmitotic olfactory bulb neurons suggest novel roles for Wnt signaling in the brain. J Neurosci. 38: 2920-2922.  Abstract

Coleman JH, Lin B, Louie JD, Peterson J, Lane RP, Schwob JE. 2019. Spatial determination of neuronal diversification in the olfactory epithelium. J Neurosci. 39: 814-832.  Abstract

Davis P, Reijmers LG. 2018. The dynamic engram: fear memories and the basolateral amygdala. Brain Res Bull. 141: 44-49.  Abstract

Dickson DA, Paulus JK, Mensah V, Lem J, Saavedra-Rodriguez L, Gentry A, Pagidas K, Feig LA. 2018. Reduced levels of miRNAs 449 and 34 in sperm of mice and men exposed to early life stress. Transl Psychiatry 8: 101. Abstract

Hines RM, Maric HM, Hines DJ, Modgil A, Panzanelli P, Nakamura Y, Nathanson AJ, Cross A, Deeb T, Brandon NJ, Davies P, Fritschy JM, Schindelin H, Moss SJ. 20018. Developmental seizures and mortality result from reducing GABAA receptor α2-subunit interaction with collybistin. 2018. Nat Commun. 9: 3130. Abstract

Hooper A, Fuller PM, Maguire J. 2018. Hippocampal corticotropin-releasing hormone neurons support recognition memory and modulate hippocampal excitability. PLoS One 13: e0191363. Abstract

Kelley MR, Cardarelli RA, Smalley JL, Ollerhead TA, Andrew PM, Brandon NJ, Deeb TZ, Moss SJ. 2019. Locally reducing KCC2 activity in the hippocampus is sufficient to induce temporal lobe epilepsy. EBioMedicine 32: 62-71. Abstract

Kelley KW, Ben Haim L, Schirmer L, Tyzack GE, Tolman M, Miller JG, Tsai HH, Chang SM, Molofsky AV, Yang Y, Patani R, Lakatos A, Ullian EM, Rowitch DH. 2018. Kir4.1-dependent astrocyte-fast motor neuron interactions are required for peak strength. Neuron 98: 306-319. Abstract

Koenig JB, Dulla CG 2018. Dysregulated glucose metabolism as a therapeutic target to reduce post-traumatic epilepsy. Front Cell Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00350.  Abstract

Koenig J, Dulla C 2018. Complements to the chef: Are microglia eating neurons in the epileptic brain? Epilepsy Curr. 18: 128-130. Abstract

Kuo YC, He X, Coleman AJ, Chen YJ, Dasari P, Liou J, Biederer T, Zhang X. 2018. Structural analyses of FERM domain-mediated membrane localization of FARP1. Sci Rep. 8: 10477.  Abstract

von Mässenhausen A, Tonnus W, Himmerkus N, Parmentier S, Saleh D, Rodriguez D, Ousingsawat J, Ang RL, Weinberg JM, Sanz AB, Ortiz A, Zierleyn A, Becker JU, Baratte B, Desban N, Bach S, Schiessl IM, Nogusa S, Balachandran S, Anders HJ, Ting AT, Bleich M, Degterev A, Kunzelmann K, Bornstein SR, Green DR, Hugo C, Linkermann A. 2018. Phenytoin inhibits necroptosis. Cell Death Dis. 9:359. Abstract

Pirone A, Alexander JM, Koenig JB, Cook-Snyder DR, Palnati M, Wickham RJ, Eden L, Shrestha N, Reijmers L, Biederer T, Miczek KA, Dulla CG, Jacob MH. 2018. Social stimulus causes aberrant activation of the medial prefrontal cortex in a mouse model with autism-like behaviors. Fron Synaptic Neurosci. 10:35.  Abstract

Rifkin RA, Huyghe D, Li X, Parakala M, Aisenberg E, Moss SJ, Slesinger PA. 2018. GIRK currents in VTA dopamine neurons control the sensitivity of mice to cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115: E9479-E9488. Abstract

Saleh D, Degterev A. 2018. Chemical library screens to identify pharmacological modulators of necroptosis. Methods Mol Biol. 1857: 19-33. Abstract

Shih J, Dulla CG. 2018. The THIK and thin of microglia dynamics. Neuron 97: 253-255. Abstract

You S, Fulga TA, Van Vactor D, Jackson FR. 2018. Regulation of circadian behavior by astroglial microRNAs in Drosophila. Genetics 208: 1195-1207.  Abstract

Xu J*, Bartolome CL*, Low CS, Yi X, Chien CH, Wang P, Kong D. 2018. Genetic identification of leptin neural circuits in energy and glucose homeostases. Nature 556: 505-509. *equal contribution Abstract


Coleman JH, Lin B, Schwob JE. 2017. Dissecting LSD1-dependent neuronal maturation in the olfactory epithelium. J Comp Neurol. 525: 3391-3413. Abstract

Davis P, Zaki Y, Maguire J, Reijmers LG 2017. Cellular and oscillatory substrates of fear extinction learning. Nat Neurosci. 20: 1624-1633. Abstract

Felsted JA, Chien CH, Wang D, Panessiti M, Ameroso D, Greenberg A, Feng G, Kong D, Rios M. 2017. Alpha2delta-1 in SF1+ neurons of the ventromedial hypothalamus is an essential regulator of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Cell Rep. 21: 2737-2747. Abstract

Foley J, Blutstein T, Lee S, Erneux C, Halassa MM, Haydon P. 2017. Astrocytic IP3/Ca2+ signaling modulates theta rhythm and REM sleep. Front Neural Circuits 11:3.  Abstract

Fuchs T, Jefferson SJ, Hooper A, Yee PP, Maguire J, Luscher B. 2017. Disinhibition of somatostatin-positive interneurons by deletion of postsynaptic GABAA receptors. Mol Psychiatry 22: 787. Abstract

Hodul M, Dahlberg CL, Juo P. 2017. Function of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP46 in the nervous system and its regulation by WD40-repeat proteins. Front Synaptic Neurosci. 9:16. Abstract

Hooper A, Paracha R, Maguire J.. 2017. Seizure-induced activation of the HPA axis increases seizure frequency and comorbid depression-like behaviors. Epilepsy Behav. 78: 124-133. Abstract

Jones A, Reijmers LG. 2017. Mapping brain activity onto molecularly defined cells. Neuron 96:248-249. Abstract

Lau LA, Noubary F, Wang D, Dulla CG. 2017. α2δ-1 signaling drives cell death, synaptogenesis, circuit reorganization, and gabapentin-mediated neuroprotection in a model of insult-induced cortical malformation. eNeuro eCollection Sept-Oct.  Abstract

Lin B, Coleman JH, Peterson JN, Zunitch MJ, Jang W, Herrick DB, Schwob JE. 2017. Injury induces endogenous reprogramming and dedifferentiation of neuronal progenitors to multipotency. Cell Stem Cell 21: 761-774 . Abstract

Melón LC, Hooper A, Yang X, Moss SJ, Maguire J. 2017. Inability to suppress the stress-induced activation of the HPA axis during the peripartum period engenders deficits in postpartum behaviors in mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology 90: 182-193. Abstract

Moore YE, Kelley MR, Brandon NJ, Deeb TZ, Moss SJ. 2017. Seizing control of KCC2: A new therapeutic target for epilepsy. Trends Neurosci. 40: 555-571.  Abstract

Papouin T, Dunphy J, Tolman M, Foley JC, Haydon PG. 2017. Astrocytic control of synaptic function. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 372 (1715). Abstract

Papouin T, Dunphy JM, Tolman M, Dineley KT, Haydon PG. 2017. Septal cholinergic neuromodulation tunes the astrocyte-dependent gating of hippocampal NMDA receptors to wakefulness. Neuron 94: 840-854. Abstract

Saleh D, Najjar M, Zelic M, Shah S, Nogusa S, Polykratis A, Paczosa MK, Gough PJ, Bertin J, Whalen M, Fitzgerald KA, Slavov N, Pasparakis M, Balachandran S, Kelliher M, Mecsas J, Degterev A. 2017. Kinase activities of RIPK1 and RIPK3 can direct IFN-β synthesis induced by lipopolysaccharide. J Immunol. 198: 4435-4447.  Abstract

Salzberg Y, Coleman A, Celestrin K, Cohen-Berkman M, Biederer T, Henis-Korenblit S, Bulow HE. 2017. Reduced insulin/insulin-like growth factor receptor signaling mitigates defective dendrite morphogenesis in mutants of the ER stress senor IRE-1. PLoS Genet. 13: e1006579.  Abstract

Saleh D, Degterev A. 2017. Emerging roles for RIPK1 and RIPK3 in pathogen-induced cell death and host immunity. Curr Topics Microbiol Immunol. 403: 37-75.   Abstract

Wegner KW, Saleh D, Degterev A. 2017. Complex pathologic roles of RIPK1 and RIPK3: Moving beyond necroptosis. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 28: 202-225.  Abstract


Armbruster M, Hanson E, Dulla CG. 2016. Glutamate clearance is locally modulated by presynaptic neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex. J Neurosci. 36: 10404-10415.   Abstract

Cairns DM, Chwalek K, Moore YE, Kelley MR, Abbott RD, Moss S, Kaplan DL. 2016. Expandable and rapidly differentiating human induced neural stem cell lines for multiple tissue Engineering applications. Stem Cell Rep. 7: 557-570. Abstract

Clasadonte J, Morel L, Barrios-Camacho CM, Chiang MS, Zhang J, Iyer L, Haydon PG, Yang Y. 2016. Molecular analysis of acute and chronic reactive astrocytes in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurobiol Dis. 91: 315-325. Abstract

Hanson E, Danbolt NC, Dulla CG. 2016. Astrocyte membrane properties are altered in a rat model of developmental cortical malformation but single-cell astrocytic glutamate uptake is robust. Neurobiol Dis. 89: 157-168.  Abstract

Hooper A, Maguire J 2016. Characterization of a novel subtype of hippocampal interneurons that express corticotropin-releasing hormone. Hippocampus 26: 41-53.   Abstract

Kelley MR, Deeb TZ, Brandon NJ, Dunlop J, Davies PA, Moss SJ. 2016. Compromising KCC2 transporter activity enhances the development of continuous seizure activity. Neuropharmacology. 108: 103-110. Abstract

Kilinc S, Savarino A, Coleman JH, Schwob JE, Lane RP. 2016. Lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1) is compartmentalized at nuclear chromocenters in early post-mitotic cells of the olfactory sensory neuronal lineage. Mol Cell Neurosci. 74: 58-70. Abstract

Lee V, MacKenzie G, Hooper A, Maguire J. 2016. Reduced tonic inhibition in the dentate gyrus contributes to chronic stress-induced impairments in learning and memory. Hippocampus. 26: 1276-1290. Abstract

Modgil A, Parakala ML, Ackley MA, Doherty JJ, Moss SJ, Davies PA. 2016. Endogenous and synthetic neuroactive steroids evoke sustained increases in the efficacy of GABAergic inhibition via a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism. Neuropharmacology 113(Pt A): 314-322.  Abstract

Moss BJ, Park L, Dahlberg CL, Juo P. 2016. The CaM kinase CMK-1 mediates a negative feedback mechanism coupling the C. elegans glutamate receptor GLR-1 with its own transcription. PLoS Genet. 12: e1006180. Abstract

Najjar M*, Saleh D*, Zelic M, Nogusa S, Shah A, Tai A, Finger JN, Polykratis A, Gough PJ, Bertin J, Whalen M, Pasparakis, Balachandran S, Kelliher M, Poltorak A, Degterev A. 2016. RIPK1 and RIPK3 kinases promote cell death-independent inflammation by TLR4-TRIF Immunity. 45: 46-59. * equal contribution. Abstract

Ng FS, Sengupta S, Huang Y, Yu AM, You S, Roberts MA, Iyer LK, Yang Y, Jackson FR. 2016. TRAP-seq profiling and RNAi-based genetic screens identify conserved glial genes required for adult Drosophila behavior. Front Mol Neurosci. 9: 146.  Abstract

Pirone A, Alexander J, Lau LA, Hampton D, Zayachkivsky A, Yee A, Yee A, Jacob MH, Dulla CG. 2016. APC conditional knock-out mouse is a model of infantile spasms with elevated neuronal β-catenin levels, neonatal spasms, and chronic seizures. Neurobiol Dis. 98: 149-157.  Abstract

Yeates EF, Tesco G 2016. The endosomal-associated deubiquitinating enzyme USP8 regulates BACE1 ubiquitination and degradation. J Biol Chem. 291:15753-15766. Abstract