Clemens, J*, Coen, P*, Roemschied, FA*, Pereira, T, Mazumder, D, Pacheco, D, Murthy, M. Discovery of a new song mode in Drosophila reveals hidden structure in the sensory and neural drivers of behaviorbioRxiv 221044; doi: (in review).  *equal authors

Calhoun, AJ and Murthy, M. Quantifying Behavior To Solve Sensorimotor Transformations: Advances from Worms and Flies. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. Volume 46, October 2017, pgs 90-98.

Stern, D, Clemens, J, Coen, P, Calhoun, AJ, Hogenesch, J, Arthur, B, and Murthy, M. Experimental and statistical reevaluation provides no evidence for Drosophila courtship song rhythms. PNAS. 2017 vol 89 doi/10.1073/pnas.1707471114

Clemens J, and Murthy M. The use of computational modeling to link sensory processing with behavior in Drosophila. 2017 Springer International Publishing AG. From: Decoding Neural Circuit Structure and Function, Eds. Celik and Wernet, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57363-2_9.

Crocker, A, Guan, XJ, Murphy, CT, and Murthy, M. Cell Type-Specific Transcriptome Analysis in the Drosophila Mushroom Body Reveals Memory-Related Changes in Gene ExpressionCell Reports. 2016 May 17; 15, 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.04.046.
Cell Reports website
         Princeton Journal WatchStudy of individual neurons in flies reveals memory-related changes in gene activity

Coen, P and Murthy, M. Singing on the Fly: Sensorimotor Integration and Acoustic Communication in DrosophilaCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology. 2016 Feb 10;38:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.01.013.
Curr Opin Neurobiol website

Coen, P, Xie, M, Clemens, J, and Murthy, M. Sensorimotor transformations underlying variability in song intensity during Drosophila courtshipNeuron. 2016 Feb 3; 89(3): 629-644.  
Neuron website
    PreviewCan You Hear Me Now?
    Cell Press
    Science Update

Clemens, J*, Girardin, C*, Coen, P, Guan, XJ, Dickson, BJ, and Murthy, M. Connecting neural codes with behavior in the auditory system of DrosophilaNeuron. 2015 Sep 23; 87:1-12.  *equal authors
Neuron website
    PreviewLet Music Sound While She Doth Make Her Choice
    Princeton University Website: PU Homepage

LaRue, K, Clemens, J, Berman, GJ, and Murthy, M. Acoustic duetting in Drosophila virilis relies on the integration of auditory and tactile signalseLife. 2015 June 5. doi: 10.7554/eLife.07277
eLife Website
    eLife Podcast Episode 21

Coen, P, Clemens, J, Weinstein, A, Pacheco, D, Deng, Y, and Murthy, M. Dynamic sensory cues shape song structure in DrosophilaNature. 2014 March 13. doi:10.1038/nature13131
Nature Website
    News and ViewsNeuroscience: Ordered Randomness in Fly Love Songs
    Nature Podcast March 6 2014
    Princeton University Website: PU Homepage

Arthur, BJ, Sunayama-Morita, T, Coen, P, Murthy, M* and Stern, DL*. Multi-channel acoustic recording and automated analysis of Drosophila courtship songsBMC Biology 2013 January vol. 11(1): 11. 
*co-corresponding authors
BMC Biology website

Tootoonian, S, Coen, P, Kawai, R, and Murthy, M. Neural representations of courtship song in the Drosophila brainJournal of Neuroscience. 2012 January vol. 32(3): 787-798.
J Neurosci website

Murthy, M. Unraveling the Auditory System of DrosophilaCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology. 2010 June 20(30): 281-287.
Curr Opin Neurobiol website


Other Collaborations:

Sun XR, Badura A, Pacheco DA, Lynch LA, Schneider ER, Taylor MP, Hogue IB, Enquist LW, Murthy M, and Wang SS. Fast GCaMPs for improved tracking of neuronal activityNat Commun. 2013 Jul 17;4:2170. 

Tayler TD, Pacheco DA, Hergarden AC, Murthy M, and Anderson DJ. A neuropeptide circuit that coordinates sperm transfer and copulation duration in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11;109(50):20697-702. 


Mala's Previous Publications:

Murthy, M, Fiete, I, and Laurent, G.  Testing odor response stereotypy in the Drosophila mushroom bodyNeuron. 2008 Sep 25;59(6):1009-23.

Murthy, M and Turner, G.  In vivo whole-cell recordings in the Drosophila brainDrosophila Neurobiology: A Laboratory Manual. Ed. Zhang B, Freeman MR, Waddell S. CSHL Press. June 2010.

Murthy, M*, Teodoro, R*, Miller, TP, and Schwarz, TL. Sec5, a member of the exocyst complex, mediates Drosophila embryo cellularizationDevelopment. 2010 Aug;137(16):2773-83. *equal authors

Menon, K, Andrews, S, Murthy, M, Gavis, E, and Zinn, K. The translational repressors Nanos and Pumilio have divergent effects on presynatic terminal growth and postsynaptic glutamate receptor subunit compositionJournal of Neuroscience. 2009 Apr;29(17):5558 –5572.

Langevin J, Morgan MJ, Sibarita JB, Aresta S, Murthy M, Schwarz T, Camonis J, Bellaiche Y. Drosophila exocyst components Sec5, Sec6, and Sec15 regulate DE-Cadherin trafficking from recycling endosomes to the plasma membrane.Developmental Cell. 2005 Sep;9(3):355-76.

Murthy, M, Ranjan, R, Denef, N, Higashi, M, Schupbach, T, and Schwarz TL. Sec6 mutations and the Drosophila exocyst complexJournal of Cell Science. 2005 Mar 15;118(Pt 6):1139-50. 

Murthy, M and Schwarz, TL. The exocyst component sec5 is required for membrane traffic and polarity in the Drosophila ovaryDevelopment. 2004 Jan 131(02): 377-388.

Murthy, M, Garza, D, Scheller, RH, and Schwarz, TL. Mutations in the exocyst component sec5 disrupt neuronal membrane traffic, but neurotransmitter release persistsNeuron. 2003 Feb 6;37(3):433-47.  

Chen, YA, Scales, SJ, Duvvuri, V, Murthy, M, Patel, SM, Schulman, H, and Scheller, RH. Calcium regulation of exocytosis in PC12 cellsJournal of Biological Chemistry. 2001 Jul 13;276(28):26680-7.

Kennedy, BK, Gotta, M, Sinclair, DA, Mills, K, McNabb, DS, Murthy, M, Pak, SM, Laroche, T, Gasser, SM, and Guarente, L. Redistribution of silencing proteins from telomeres to the nucleolus is associated with extension of life span in S. cerevisae. Cell. 1997 May 2;89(3):381-91.