Alkema Lab Publications

 

This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by researchers in the Alkema Lab. The Alkema Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was established in 2005, in the Department of Neurobiology.

Follow


Publications from 2017

PDF

Behavioral and Functional Analysis of a Calcium Channelopathy in Caenorhaditis elegans, Yung-Chi Huang

Link

Selenoprotein T is required for pathogenic bacteria avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans, Laura Romanelli-Cedrez, Ines Carrera, Lucia Otero, Antonio Miranda-Vizuete, Marco Mariotti, Mark J. Alkema, and Gustavo Salinas

Publications from 2016

PDF

The Genetic Basis of Natural Variation in Caenorhabditis elegans Telomere Length, Daniel E. Cook, Stefan Zdraljevic, Robyn E. Tanny, Beomseok Seo, David D. Riccardi, Luke M. Noble, Matthew V. Rockman, Mark J. Alkema, Christian Braendle, Jan E. Kammenga, John Wang, Leonid Kruglyak, Marie-Anne Felix, Junho Lee, and Erik C. Andersen

PDF

Pan-neuronal imaging in roaming Caenorhabditis elegans, Vivek Venkatachalam, Ni Ji, Xian Wang, Christopher M. Clark, James Kameron Mitchell, Mason Klein, Christopher J. Tabone, Jeremy Florman, Hongfei Ji, Joel Greenwood, Andrew D. Chisholm, Jagan Srinivasan, Mark J. Alkema, Mei Zhen, and Aravinthan D.T. Samuel

Publications from 2015

Link

The NCA sodium leak channel is required for persistent motor circuit activity that sustains locomotion, Shangbang Gao, Lin Xie, Taizo Kawano, Michelle D. Po, Sihui Guan, Mei Zhen, Jennifer K. Pirri, and Mark J. Alkema

PDF

Caenorhabditis elegans exhibit a coupling between the defecation motor program and directed locomotion, Stanislav Nagy, Yung-Chi Huang, Mark J. Alkema, and David Biron

PDF

Presynaptic BK channel localization is dependent on the hierarchical organization of alpha-catulin and dystrobrevin and fine-tuned by CaV2 calcium channels, Kelly H. Oh, Linu S. Abraham, Chandler Gegg, Christian Silvestri, Yung-Chi Huang, Mark J. Alkema, Jacob Furst, Daniela Raicu, and Hongkyun Kim

PDF

A Change in the Ion Selectivity of Ligand-Gated Ion Channels Provides a Mechanism to Switch Behavior, Jennifer K. Pirri, Diego Rayes, and Mark J. Alkema

Publications from 2014

PDF

A conserved dopamine-cholecystokinin signaling pathway shapes context-dependent Caenorhabditis elegans behavior, Raja Bhattacharya, Denis Touroutine, Belinda Barbagallo, Jason Climer, Christopher M. Lambert, Christopher M. Clark, Mark J. Alkema, and Michael M. Francis

PDF

Neural Orchestration of the C. elegans Escape Response: A Dissertation, Christopher M. Clark

PDF

Simultaneous optogenetic manipulation and calcium imaging in freely moving C. elegans, Frederick B. Shipley, Christopher M. Clark, Mark J. Alkema, and Andrew M. Leifer

Link

Neuronal regeneration in C. elegans requires subcellular calcium release by ryanodine receptor channels and can be enhanced by optogenetic stimulation, Lin Sun, James Shay, Melissa McLoed, Kevin Roodhouse, Samuel H. Chung, Christopher M. Clark, Jennifer K. Pirri, Mark J. Alkema, and Christopher V. Gabel

Publications from 2013

PDF

Monoaminergic orchestration of motor programs in a complex C. elegans behavior, Jamie L. Donnelly, Christopher M. Clark, Andrew M. Leifer, Jennifer K. Pirri, Marian Haburcak, Michael M. Francis, Aravinthan D. T. Samuel, and Mark J. Alkema

Link

Anatomical basis of sun compass navigation II: The neuronal composition of the central complex of the monarch butterfly, Stanley Heinze, Jeremy Florman, Surainder Asokaraj, Basil el Jundi, and Steven M. Reppert

Link

Identification of distinct tyraminergic and octopaminergic neurons innervating the central complex of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, Uwe Homberg, Jutta Seyfarth, Ulrike Binkle, Maria Monastirioti, and Mark J. Alkema

PDF

The Role of Ion Channels in Coordinating Neural Circuit Activity in Caenorhabditis elegans: A Dissertation, Jennifer K. Pirri

Publications from 2012

Link

The neuroethology of C. elegans escape, Jennifer K. Pirri and Mark J. Alkema

PDF

Intercellular calcium signaling in a gap junction-coupled cell network establishes asymmetric neuronal fates in C. elegans, Jennifer A. Schumacher, Yi-Wen Hsieh, Shiuhwei Chen, Jennifer K. Pirri, Mark J. Alkema, Wen-hong Li, Chieh Chang, and Chiou-Fen Chuang

Publications from 2011

PDF

Tyraminergic G Protein-Coupled Receptors Modulate Locomotion and Navigational Behavior In C. Elegans: A Dissertation, Jamie L. Donnelly

Link

Autoregulatory and paracrine control of synaptic and behavioral plasticity by octopaminergic signaling, Alex C. Koon, James A. Ashley, Romina Barria, Shamik DasGupta, Ruth Brain, Scott Waddell, Mark J. Alkema, and Vivian Budnik

Link

Optogenetic manipulation of neural activity in freely moving Caenorhabditis elegans, Andrew M. Leifer, Christopher Fang-Yen, Marc Gershow, Mark J. Alkema, and Aravinthan D. T. Samuel

Link

The C. elegans Touch Response Facilitates Escape From Predacious Fungi, Sean M. Maguire, Christopher M. Clark, Jennifer K. Pirri, John J. Nunnari, and Mark J. Alkema

Publications from 2009

Link

Oxygen sensation: into thick air, Mark J. Alkema

Link

A multiparameter network reveals extensive divergence between C. elegans bHLH transcription factors, Christian A. Grove, Federico De Masi, M. Inmaculada Barrasa, Daniel E. Newburger, Mark J. Alkema, Martha L. Bulyk, and Albertha J. M. Walhout

Link

A Tyramine-Gated Chloride Channel Coordinates Distinct Motor Programs of a Caenorhabditis elegans Escape Response, Jennifer K. Pirri, Adam D. McPherson, Jamie L. Donnelly, Michael M. Francis, and Mark J. Alkema