Recommended Readings: Li Zhao, Ph.D., March 2

Special Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Li Zhao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Evolution and Ecology,
University of California Davis

Evolution of Genetic Novelties in Drosophila

Recommended Reading

Li, X., Fan, D., Zhang, W., Liu, G., Zhang, L., Zhao, L., … & Ding, Y. (2015). Outbred genome sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in butterflies. Nature Communications, 6(8212). doi:10.1038/ncomms9212

Zhao, L., Saelao, P., Jones, C. D., & Begun, D. J. (2014). Origin and spread of de novo genes in Drosophila melanogaster populations. Science, 343(6172), 769-772. doi: 10.1126/science.1248286.

Zhao, L., Wit, J., Svetec, N., & Begun, D. J. (2015). Parallel gene expression differences between low and high latitude populations of Drosophila melanogaster and D. simulans. PLOS Genetics, 11(5), e1005184. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005184.

Recommended Readings: Ila R. Fiete, Ph.D. April 7

Monday, April 7, 2014
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium

Ila R. Fiete, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Fellow, The Institute for Neuroscience
The University of Texas at Austin

Neural Codes and Dynamics for Representation and Memory

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Papers

Burak, Y., & Fiete, I. R. (2012). Fundamental limits on persistent activity in networks of noisy neurons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(43), 17645–17650. doi:10.1073/pnas.1117386109

Fiete, I. R., Burak, Y., & Brookings, T. (2008). What grid cells convey about rat location. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(27), 6858–6871. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5684-07.2008

Sreenivasan, S., & Fiete, I. (2011). Grid cells generate an analog error-correcting code for singularly precise neural computation. Nature Neuroscience, 14(10), 1330–1337. doi:10.1038/nn.2901

Yoon, K., Buice, M. a, Barry, C., Hayman, R., Burgess, N., & Fiete, I. R. (2013). Specific evidence of low-dimensional continuous attractor dynamics in grid cells. Nature Neuroscience, 16(8), 1077–1084. doi:10.1038/nn.3450

Review Articles

Burak, Y. (2006). Do We Understand the Emergent Dynamics of Grid Cell Activity? Journal of Neuroscience, 26(37), 9352–9354. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2857-06.2006