Recommended Readings: Nicolas Tritsch, Ph.D., January 28

Special Lecture Series
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Nicolas Tritsch, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School

Lost in Translation – What do Dopamine Neurons Tell the Brain?

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Straub, C., Tritsch, N. X., Hagan, N. A., Gu, C., & Sabatini, B. L. (2014). Multiphasic modulation of cholinergic interneurons by nigrostriatal afferents. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(25), 8557–8569. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0589-14.2014

Tritsch, N., Oh, W., Gu, C., & Sabatini, B. (2014). Midbrain dopamine neurons sustain inhibitory transmission using plasma membrane uptake of GABA, not synthesis. eLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.01936

Tritsch, N. X., Ding, J. B., & Sabatini, B. L. (2012). Dopaminergic neurons inhibit striatal output through non-canonical release of GABA. Nature, 490(7419), 262–266. doi:10.1038/nature11466

Review Papers

Tritsch, N. X., & Sabatini, B. L. (2012). Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic transmission in cortex and striatum. Neuron, 76(1), 33–50. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2012.09.023

Recommended Readings: Steve Lisberger, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

What Happens in the Cerebellum while You Learn a Motor Skill

Steve Lisberger, Ph.D., George Barth Geller Professor and chair, department of neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine;

investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

January 24, 2014

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Li, J. X., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Learned timing of motor behavior in the smooth eye movement region of the frontal eye fields. Neuron, 69(1), 159-169

Li, J. X., Medina, J. F., Frank, L. M., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Acquisition of neural learning in cerebellum and cerebral cortex for smooth pursuit eye movements. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(36), 12716-12726

Medina, J. F., & Lisberger, S. G. (2009). Encoding and decoding of learned smooth-pursuit eye movements in the floccular complex of the monkey cerebellum. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(4), 2039-2054

Medina, J. F., & Lisberger, S. G. (2008). Links from complex spikes to local plasticity and motor learning in the cerebellum of awake-behaving monkeys. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10), 1185-1192

Niu, Y. -., & Lisberger, S. G. (2011). Sensory versus motor loci for integration of multiple motion signals in smooth pursuit eye movements and human motion perception. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(2), 741-753