FRIDAYS, 12noon, PNI 230 (unless otherwise noted)


**lab meetings move to Mondays at 10am in the Fall (PSH 125):

9/10: journal club: Talmo (Visual Working Memory Requires Permissive and Instructive NO/cGMP Signaling at Presynapses in the Drosophila Central Brain. Kuntz et al. Curr Biol 2017)  

9/17: data presentation: Claire

9/24: journal club: Diego; data update: Sama

10/1: data presentation: Christa; data update: Adam

10/8: journal club: Fred (Evolution of a central neural circuit underlies Drosophila mate preferences. Seeholzer et al. Nature 2018)

10/15: data presentation: Nivedita; data update: Dudi

10/22: journal club: Christa


11/1 (Thurs): postdoc candidate seminar - 10am

11/9 (Friday 10am): CANCELLED

11/12: data update: Fred; data update: Christa; SFN/Champalimaud meetings update

11/19: journal club: Nivedita

11/29 (Wed 10am): data presentation: Diego; data update: Nivedita

12/3: journal club: Shruthi

12/10: data presentation: Dudi; data update: Shruthi

12/17: journal club: Lily

**lab meetings return to Fridays at noon in PNI 230:

1/4: data presentation: Sama;

1/11: journal club: Sama; data update: Talmo

1/18 (11am): data presentation: Fred; data update: Adam

1/25: journal club: Adam

2/1: data presentation: Shruthi; data update: Lily

2/8 journal club: Mala; rotation presentation: Rebekah

2/15 data presentation: Adam; data update: Diego

2/22: (PNI grad recruiting) data presentation: Talmo; data update: Dudi

2/28 (Thur 10am): journal club: Dudi

3/8: data presentation: Christa; data update: Fred

3/15: journal club: Talmo

3/21 (Thur 10am): data presentation: Lily; data update: Shruthi

4/5: journal club: Diego

4/10 (Wed noon): data presentation: Nivedita; data update: Adam

4/19: journal club: Fred

4/26: data presentation: Diego; data update: Sama

5/3: journal club: Christa

5/10: data presentation: Dudi; data update: Talmo

5/17: data presentation: Sama; data update: Christa

5/24: journal club: Nivedita

5/31: data presentation: Adam; data update: Lily



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  2. Brain Evolution Triggers Increased Diversification of Electric Fishes. Carlson et al. Science 2011

  3. Visual Place Learning in Drosophila melanogaster. Ofstad et al. Nature 2011

  4. Action-Potential Modulation During Axonal Conduction. Sasaki et al. Science 2011

  5. Mushroom Body Efferent Neurons Responsible for Aversive Olfactory Memory Retrieval in Drosophila. Sejourne et al. Nature Neuro 2011

  6. Turning Males On: Activation of Male Courtship Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Pan et al. PLoS one 2011

  7. Songbirds possess the spontaneous ability to discriminate syntactic rules. Abe and Watanabe Nature Neuro 2011

  8. Inducing Sleep by Remote Control Facilitates Memory Consolidation in Drosophila. Donlea et al. Science 2011

  9. A versatile in vivo system for directed dissection of gene expression patterns. Gohl et al. Nat.Methods 2011 AND MiMIC: a highly versatile transposon insertion resource for engineering Drosophila melanogaster genes. Venken et all. Nat Methods 2011

  10. Efficient transformation of an auditory population code in a small sensory system. Clemens et al. PNAS 2011

  11. Classical conditioning through auditory stimuli in Drosophila: methods and models. Menda et al. JEB 2011

  12. Parallel Processing of Apppetitive Short- and Long-Term Memories in Drosophila. Trannoy et al. Curr Biol 2011

  13. Neural Mechanisms for the Coordination of Duet Singing in Wrens. Fortune et al. Science 2011

  14. Multiple Arithmetic Operations in a Single Neuron: The Recruitment of Adaptation Processes in the Cricket Auditory Pathway Depends on Sensory Context. Hildebrandt et al. J. Neurosci. 2011

  15. Different Roles for Homologous Interneurons in Species Exhibiting Similar Rhythmic Behaviors. Sakurai et al. Curr Biol. 2011

  16. Optical Recording of Action Potentials in Mammalian Neurons using a Microbial Rhodopsin. Kralj et al. Nature Methods. 2012

  17. Conditional modulation of spike-timing-dependent plasticity for olfactory learning. Cassenaer and Laurent. Nature. 2012

  18. Visualizing Long-Term Memory Formation in Two Neurons of the Drosophila Brain. Chen et al. Science 2012

  19. Neuronal correlates of a preference for leading signals in the synchronizing bushcricket. Siegert et al. JEB 2011

  20. Active and Passive Antennal Movements during Visually Guided Steering in Flying Drosophila. Mamiya et al. J. Neurosci. 2011

  21. Contribution of visual and circadian neural circuits to memory for prolonged mating induced by rivals. Kim et al. Nature Neuro 2012

  22. Support for a synaptic chain model of neuronal sequence generation. Long et al. Nature 2010

  23. Calling song recognition in female crickets: temporal tuning of identified brain neurons matches behavior. Kostarakos and Hedwig. J Neurosci. 2012

  24. Directional cues in Drosophila melanogaster audition: structure of acoustic flow and inter-antennal velocity differences. Morley et al. J Exp Biol 2012

  25. Normalization as a canonical neural computation. Carandini and Heeger. Nature Rev. Neurosci. 2012

  26. A subset of dopamine neurons signals reward for odour memory in Drosophila. Liu et al. Nature 2012

  27. Drosophila auditory organ genes and genetic hearing defects. Senthilan et al. Cell 2012

  28. Fruitless recruits two antagonistic chromatin factors to establish single-neuron sexual dimorphism. Ito et al. Cell 2012

  29. Neuronal arithmetic. Silver. Nature Reviews Neuro 2010

  30. Neural Circuitry Underlying Drosophila Female Postmating Behavioral Responses. Rezaval et al. Curr Biol 2012

  31. Substrate-Borne Vibratory Communication during Courtship in Drosophila melanogaster. Fabre et al. Curr Biol 2012

  32. Asymmetric neurotransmitter release enables rapid odour lateralization in Drosophila. Gaudry et al. Nature 2013

  33. Neural Basis of a Pollinator's Buffet: Olfactory Specialization and Learning in Manduca sexta. Riffell et al. Science 2013

  34. Fruit Flies Medicate Offspring After Seeing Parasites. Kacsoh et al. Science 2013

  35. Fasting Launches CRTC to Facilitate Long-Term Memory Formation in Drosophila. Hirano et al. Science 2013

  36. Drosophila Tracks Carbon Dioxide in Flight. Wasserman et al. Curr Biol 2013

  37. Hierarchy of orofacial rhythms revealed through whisking and breathing. Moore et al. Nature 2013

  38. A single pair of interneurons commands the Drosophila feeding program. Flood et al. Nature 2013

  39. Elemental gesture dynamics are encoded by song premotor cortical neurons. Amador et al. Nature 2013

  40. Genetic and Neural Mechanisms that Inhibit Drosophila from Mating with Other Species. Fan et al. Cell 2013

  41. Specific kinematics and motor-related neurons for aversive chemotaxis in Drosophila. Gao et al. Curr. Biol. 2013

  42. A pair of interneurons influences the choice between feeding and locomotion in Drosophila. Mann et al. Neuron 2013

  43. Different Kenyon Cell Populations Drive Learned Approach and Avoidance in Drosophila. Perisse et al. Neuron 2013

  44. Feature detection and orientation tuning in the Drosophila central complex. Seeling + Jayaraman. Nature 2013

  45. Odor discrimination in Drosophila: From neural populations codes to behavior. Parnas et al. Neuron 2013

  46. Cellular and Behavioral Functions of fruitless Isoforms in Drosophila Courtship. von Philipsborn et al. Current Biology 2014

  47. Genetic Identification and Separation of Innate and Experience-Dependent Courtship Behaviors in Drosophila. Pan and Baker Cell 2014

  48. Drosophila Life Span and Physiology Are Modulated by Sexual Perception and Reward. Gendron et al. Science 2014

  49. Optogenetic control of Drosophila using a red-shifted channelrhodopsin reveals experience-dependent influences on courtship. Inigaki et al. Nature Methods 2014

  50. Various applications of TALEN- and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homologous recombination to modify the Drosophila genome. Yu et al. Bio Open 2014 AND Highly specific and efficient CRISPR/Cas9-catalyzed homology-directed repair in Drosophila. Gratz et al. Genetics 2014

  51. Discovery of brainwide neural-behavioral maps via multiscale unsupervised structure learning.Vogelstein et al. Science. 2014

  52. Neural Pathways for the Detection and Discrimination of Conspecific Song in D. melanogaster. Vaughan et al. Curr Biol. 2014

  53. Phase maintenance in a rhythmic motor pattern during temperature changes in vivo. Soofi et al. J Neurophys. 2014

  54. FoxP influences the speed and accuracy of a perceptual decision in Drosophila. DasGupta et al. Science 2014

  55. Central Brain Neurons Expressing doublesex Regulate Female Receptivity in Drosophila. Zhou et al. Neuron 2014 and Abdominal-B Neurons Control Drosophila Virgin Female Receptivity. Bussell et al. Curr Biol 2014

  56. Ascending SAG Neurons Control Sexual Receptivity of Drosophila Females. Feng et al. Neuron 2014

  57. Phase-locking precision is enhanced by multiquantal release at an auditory hair cell ribbon synapse. Li et al. Neuron 2014

  58. A spike-timing mechanism for action selection. von Reyn et al. Nature Neuro 2014

  59. Processing properties of ON and OFF pathways for Drosophila motion detection. Behnia et al. Nature 2014

  60. A PDF/NPF Neuropeptide Signaling Circuitry of Male Drosophila melanogaster Controls Rival-Induced Prolonged Mating. Kim et al. Neuron 2014

  61. Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty Drosophila. Lin et al. Nature Neuro 2014

  62. Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering. Michiati et al. Nature 2015

  63. Labeling of active neural circuits in vivo with designed calcium integrators. Fosque et al. Science 2015

  64. Thermosensory processing in the Drosophila brain. Liu et al. Nature 2015 AND Temperature representation in the Drosophila brain. Frank et al. Nature 2015

  65. Visually induced initiation of Drosophila innate courtship-like following pursuit is mediated by central excitatory state. Kohatsu and Yamamoto. Nature Comm. 2014

  66. High-fidelity optical reporting of neuronal electrical activity with an ultrafast fluorescent voltage sensor. St-Pierre et al. Nature Neuro 2014

  67. Wide-Field Feedback Neurons Dynamically Tune Early Visual Processing. Tuthill et al.  Neuron 2014

  68. Neural Dynamics for landmark orientation and angular path integration. Seelig and Jayaraman. Nature 2015

  69. Representations of Taste Modality in the Drosophila Brain. Harris et al. Neuron 2015

  70. Computations underlying Drosophila photo-taxis, odor-taxis, and multi-sensory integration. Gepner et al. eLife 2015

  71. Saccadic body turns in walking Drosophila. Geurten et al. Front. Behav. Neur. 2014

  72. Multimodal Chemosensory Circuits Controlling Male Courtship in Drosophila. Clowney et al. Neuron 2015

  73. Cellular evidence for efference copy in Drosophila visuomotor processing. Kim et al. Nature Neuro 2015

  74. Central neural circuitry mediating courtship song perception in male Drosophila. Zhou et al. eLife 2015

  75. An auditory feature detection circuit for sound pattern recognition. Schoneich et al. Science Advances 2015

  76. Food odors trigger Drosophila males to deposit a pheromone that guides aggregation and female oviposition decisions. Lin et al. eLife 2015

  77. P1 interneurons promote a persistent internal state that enhances inter-male aggression in Drosophila. Hoopfer et al. eLife 2015

  78. Growth and splitting of neural sequences in songbird vocal development. Okubo et al. Nature 2015

  79. Coordinated and Compartmentalized Neuromodulation Shapes Sensory Processing in Drosophila. Cohn et al. Cell 2015

  80. Parallel Transformation of Tactile Signals in Central Circuits of Drosophila. Tuthill and Wilson. Cell 2016

  81. Synchronous Drosophila circadian pacemakers display nonsynchronous Ca++ rhythms in vivo. Liang et al. Science 2016

  82. Organization of projection neurons and local neurons of the primary auditory center in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Matsuo et al. J Comp Neurol 2016

  83. Hormonal modulation of pheromone detection enhances male courtship success. Lin et al. Neuron 2016

  84. Subcellular imaging of voltage and calcium signals reveals neural processing in vivo. Yang et al. Cell 2016

  85. Automatic Segmentation of Drosophila Neural Compartments Using GAL4 Expression Data Reveals Novel Visual Pathways. Passer et al. Neuron 2016

  86. Natural courtship song variation caused by an intronic retroelement in an ion channel gene. Ding et al. Nature 2016

  87. The Neural Circuitry that Functions as a Switch for Courtship versus Aggression in Drosophila Males. Koganezawa et al. Curr Biol 2016

  88. Operation of a homeostatic sleep switch. Pimentel et al. Nature 2016

  89. Activation of Latent Courtship Circuitry in the Brain of Drosophila Females Induces Male-Like Behaviors. Rezaval et al. Curr Biol 2016

  90. Jovanic et al. Competitive Disinhibition Mediates Behavioral Choice and Sequences in Drosophila. Cell 2016

  91. Pavlou et al. Neural circuitry coordinating male copulation. eLife 2016

  92. Chang et al. A Mechanosensory Circuit that Mixes Opponent Channels to Produce Selectivity for Complex Stimulus Features. Neuron 2016

  93. Wu et al. Visual projection neurons in the Drosophila lobula link feature detection to distinct behavioral programs. eLife 2016

  94. Prieto-Godino et al. Evolution of Acid-Sensing Olfactory Circuits in Drosopholids. Neuron 2017

  95. Representations of Novelty and Familiarity in a Mushroom Body Compartment. Hattori et al. Cell 2017

  96. apterous Brain Neurons Control Receptivity to Male Courtship in Drosophila melanogaster Females. Aranha et al. Sci Reports 2017

  97. Neural signatures of dynamic stimulus selection in Drosophila. Sun et al. Nature Neuro. 2017

  98. Genetic and neuronal mechanisms governing the sex-specific interaction between sleep and sexual behaviors in Drosophila. Chen et al. Nature Communications. 2017

  99. Active Mechanisms of Vibration Encoding and Frequency Filtering in Central Mechanosensory Neurons. Azevedo and Wilson. Neuron 2017.

  100. Transsynaptic Mapping of Second-Order Taste Neurons in Flies by trans-Tango. Talay et al. Neuron 2017. 

  101. The functional organization of descending sensory-motor pathways in Drosophila. Namiki et al. bioRxiv 2017

  102. Parallel encoding of recent visual experience and self-motion during navigation in Drosophila. Shiozaki and Kazama. Nature Neuroscience, 2017

  103. Imaging neural activity in the ventral nerve cord of behaving adult Drosophila. Chen et al. bioRxiv 2018

  104. Building a functional connectome of the Drosophila central complex. Franconville et al.

  105. Walking Drosophila aim to maintain a neural heading estimate at an internal goal angle. Green et al. bioRxiv 2018

  106. Innate visual preferences and behavioral flexibility in Drosophila. Grabowska et al. bioRxiv 2018

  107. Multifunctional Wing Motor Control of Song and Flight. O’Sullivan et al. Curr Biol 2018

  108. Motivation, Perception, and Chance Converge to Make a Binary Decision. Zhang et al. Neuron 2018