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"Neuroethology: Frontiers in Understanding Biology"

A symposium to be held at

Florida State University (FSU)

March 18-19 2011

Recommended Recent Papers By The Speakers

Harold Zakon
Harold H. Zakon
Professor, Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin

Recommended Recent Papers:

Markham, M.R., McAnelly, M.L., Stoddard, P.K., Zakon, H.H. (2009) Circadian and Social Cues Regulate Ion Channel Trafficking. PLoS Biol 7: e1000203.

Liu, H., Wu, M., and Zakon, H.H. (2008) A Novel Na+ Channel Splice Form Contributes to the Regulation of an Androgen-Dependent Social Signal. J. Neurosci 28:9173–9182.

Arnegard, M.E., Zwicklb, D.J.. Luc, Y., and Zakon, H.H. (2010) Old gene duplication facilitates origin and diversification of an innovative communication system—twice. PNAS 107: 22172-22177

Brodie, E.D. (2011) How an ancient genome duplication electrified modern fish. Commentary on Arnegard et al 2010. PNAS 107: 21953-21954.

David Clayton
David F. Clayton
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Champaign

Recommended Recent Papers:

Warren, W.C., Clayton, D.F. et al. (2010) The genome of a songbird. Nature 464:757-762.

Clayton, D.F., Balakrishnan, C.N. and London, S.E. (2009) Integrating Genomes, Brain and Behavior in the Study of Songbirds. Curr Biol 19, R865–R873.

Dong S., Replogle K.L., Hasadsri L., Imai B.S., Yau P.M., Rodriguez-Zas S., Southey B.R., Sweedler J..V, Clayton D.F. (2009) Discrete molecular states in the brain accompany changing responses to a vocal signal. PNAS 106:11364-11369.

Darcy Kelley
Darcy B. Kelley
Harold Weintraub Professor of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Recommended Recent Papers:

Elliott, T.M., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., and Kelley, D.B. (2011) Temporally selective processing of communication signals by auditory midbrain neurons. J. Neurophysiol. Epub ahead of print:

Zornik, E. and Kelley, D.B. (2011) Neuroendocrine basis for the hierarchical control of frog courtship vocalizations. Front Neuroendocrinol. EPub ahead of print:

Kelley, D.B. and Bass, A.H. (2010) Neurobiology of vocal communication: mechanisms for sensorimotor integration and vocal patterning. Curr Opin Neurobiol/ 20: 748 – 753.

Yang, E.J. and Kelley, D.B. (2009) Hormones and the regulation of vocal patterns in amphibians: Xenopus laevis vocalizations as a model system. In Hormones, Brain and Behavior, D. Pfaff, A. Arnold, A. Etgen, S. Fahrbach and R. Rubin (Eds.), Academic Press, Vol. 2, 693 – 705.

Nasipak, B.T. and Kelley, D.B. (2008) The genome of the diploid anuran Xenopus tropicalis contains a novel array of sarcoplasmic Myosin Heavy Chain genes expressed in larval muscle and larynx. Dev, Genes, Evol 218:389 - 397.

Zornik, E. and Kelley, D.B. (2008) Regulation of respiratory and vocal motor pools in the isolated brain of Xenopus laevis J. Neurosci. 28: 612 - 621.

David Satelle
David B. Satelle
Head of Neural Signalling, MRC Functional Genomics Unit and Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, Oxford University, UK

Recommended Recent Papers:

Sleigh J.N., Buckingham, S.D., Viswanathan, M., Westlund B.M. and Sattelle, D.B. (2011) A novel Caenorhabditis elegans allele smn-1(cb131), mimicking a mild form of spinal muscular atrophy, provides a convenient drug screening platform highlighting new and pre-approved compounds. Hum Mol Genet 20: 245-260.

Moloney, A.M., Sattelle, D.B., Lomas, D.A. and Crowther, D.C. (2010) Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases: insights from Drosophila melanogaster genetic models. TIBS 35: 228-235.

Jones A.K., Buckingham, S.D, Papadaki, M., Yokota, M., Sattelle, B.M., Matsuda K. and Sattelle D.B. (2009) Splice-variant- and stage-specific RNA editing of the Drosophila GABA receptor modulates agonist potency. J Neurosci 13: 4287-4292.

Emilie Rissman
Emilie F. Rissman
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia

Recommended Recent Papers:

Wolstenholme J.T., Rissman E.F., Connelly J.J. (2010) The role of Bisphenol A in shaping the brain, epigenome and behavior. Horm Behav. Epub ahead of print:

Abel, J.M., Witt, D.M., and Rissman E.F. (2011) Sex Differences in the Cerebellum and Frontal Cortex: Roles of Estrogen Receptor Alpha and Sex Chromosome Genes. Neuroendocrinol. Epub ahead of print:

Tsai, H.W., Grant, P.A. and Rissman E.F. (2009) Sex differences in histone modifications in the neonatal mouse brain. Epigenetics 4: 47–53.

Hans Hofmann
Hans A. Hofmann
Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, Fellow at Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin

Recommended Recent Papers:

O'Connell L.A., Hofmann, H.A. (2011) Genes, hormones, and circuits: An integrative approach to study the evolution of social behavior. Front. Neuroendocrinol. Epub ahead of print:

Neumeister H, Whitaker KW, Hofmann HA, Preuss T (2010) Social and ecological regulation of a decision-making circuit. Journal of Neurophysiology 104:3180-3188.

Renn SCP, Aubin-Horth N, Hofmann HA (2008) Fish & Chips: Functional genomics of social plasticity in an African cichlid fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:3041-3056.

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