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    • Convergent Excitatory Pathways Mediate the Zebrafish Escape Behavior 

      Lacoste, Alix Mary Bénédicte (2015-05-14)
      Scientists have long been fascinated by how anatomical structures in the brain can generate the diversity of behaviors apparent in the animal kingdom. While the ultimate goal of neuroscience is to understand complex brain ...
    • The Discovery and Characterization of the lncRNA Firre 

      Hacisuleyman, Fatma Ezgi (2015-05-08)
      RNAs, including long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA), are known to be abundant and important structural components of the nuclear infrastructure. Yet, the identities, functional roles, and localization dynamics of lncRNAs that ...
    • Galanin neurons in the medial preoptic area govern parental behavior 

      Wu, Zheng; Autry, Anita E.; Bergan, Joseph F.; Watabe-Uchida, Mitsuko; Dulac, Catherine G. (2014)
      Mice display robust, stereotyped behaviors toward pups: virgin males typically attack pups, while virgin females and sexually experienced males and females display parental care. We show here that virgin males genetically ...
    • The Molecular Determinants of Cranial Skeletal Development and Evolution 

      Namkoong, Bumjin (2015-10-01)
      The vertebrate head and face, one of the defining features of vertebrates, is an evolutionary novelty that enabled the major radiation of Vertebrata. The emergence of the multipotent neural crest cells, often mentioned as ...
    • Quantitative and functional interrogation of parent-of-origin allelic expression biases in the brain 

      Perez, Julio D; Rubinstein, Nimrod D; Fernandez, Daniel E; Santoro, Stephen W; Needleman, Leigh A; Ho-Shing, Olivia; Choi, John J; Zirlinger, Mariela; Chen, Shau-Kwaun; Liu, Jun S; Dulac, Catherine (eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd, 2015)
      The maternal and paternal genomes play different roles in mammalian brains as a result of genomic imprinting, an epigenetic regulation leading to differential expression of the parental alleles of some genes. Here we ...
    • Sex-specific processing of social cues in the medial amygdala 

      Bergan, Joseph F; Ben-Shaul, Yoram; Dulac, Catherine (eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd, 2014)
      Animal–animal recognition within, and across species, is essential for predator avoidance and social interactions. Despite its essential role in orchestrating responses to animal cues, basic principles of information ...