Francis Lab Student Publications

 

This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by students in the Francis Lab. The Francis Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was established in 2007, in the Department of Neurobiology. Student authors are Hilary (Prescott) Petrash (PhD, Neuroscience Program, 2012), Belinda Barbagallo (PhD, Neuroscience Program, 2014), Navonil Banerjee (PhD, Neuroscience Program, 2016), Allison Philbrook (Neuroscience Program), Devyn Oliver (Neuroscience Program, joint student with Benard Lab) and Jason Climer (undergraduate at WPI at the time of his participation at UMMS).

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Publications from 2017

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Local neuropeptide signaling modulates serotonergic transmission to shape the temporal organization of C. elegans egg-laying behavior, Navonil Banerjee, Raja Bhattacharya, Michael Gorczyca, Kevin M. Collins, and Michael M. Francis

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Excitatory neurons sculpt GABAergic neuronal connectivity in the C. elegans motor circuit, Belinda Barbagallo, Alison Philbrook, Denis Touroutine, Navonil Banerjee, Devyn Oliver, Christopher M. Lambert, and Michael M. Francis

Publications from 2016

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Temporal Organization of Behavioral States through Local Neuromodulation in C. elegans, Navonil Banerjee

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Emerging Technologies in the Analysis of C. elegans Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, Alison Philbrook and Michael M. Francis

Publications from 2015

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Transcriptional Control of Synaptic Remodeling through Regulated Expression of an Immunoglobulin Superfamily Protein, Siwei He, Alison Philbrook, Rebecca McWhirter, Christopher V. Gabel, Daniel G. Taub, Maximilian H. Carter, Isabella M. Hanna, Michael M. Francis, and David M. Miller 3rd

Publications from 2014

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Activity Regulates Neuronal Connectivity and Function in the C. elegans Motor Circuit: A Dissertation, Belinda Barbagallo

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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

Publications from 2013

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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

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ACR-12 ionotropic acetylcholine receptor complexes regulate inhibitory motor neuron activity in Caenorhabditis elegans, Hilary A. Petrash, Alison Philbrook, Marian Haburcak, Belinda Barbagallo, and Michael M. Francis

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A tale of two receptors: Dual roles for ionotropic acetylcholine receptors in regulating motor neuron excitation and inhibition, Alison Philbrook, Belinda Barbagallo, and Michael M. Francis

Publications from 2012

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Maintaining the Balance: Coordinating Excitation and Inhibition in a Simple Motor Circuit: A Dissertation, Hilary A. Petrash

Publications from 2010

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A dominant mutation in a neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit leads to motor neuron degeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans, Belinda Barbagallo, Hilary A. Prescott, Patrick Boyle, Jason Climer, and Michael M. Francis

Publications from 2009

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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