Behavioral Neuroscience Course Home  /  RU Home Page  / 

Bargmann Reading List: “Genes and Behavior”

Reading for all students for March 15, 2010 lecture:

Blueprints for behavior: genetic specification of neural circuitry for innate behaviors. Manoli DS, Meissner GW, Baker BS. Trends Neurosci. 2006 Aug;29(8):444-51. PDF

Insel TR, Fernald RD. How the brain processes social information: searching for the social brain. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2004;27:697-722. PDF

Reading for student presentations on March 29, 2010:

Discussion paper 1: Roman Corfas

A common genetic target for environmental and heritable influences on aggressiveness in Drosophila. Wang L, Dankert H, Perona P, Anderson DJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Apr 15;105(15):5657-63. PDF

Background:

Aggression in invertebrates. Kravitz EA, Huber R. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Dec;13(6):736-43. PDF

Molecular analysis of flies selected for aggressive behavior. Dierick HA, Greenspan RJ. Nat Genet. 2006 Sep;38(9):1023-31. Epub 2006 Aug 13. PDF

Discussion paper 2: Janice Imai

Strong association of de novo copy number mutations with autism. Sebat J, Lakshmi B, Malhotra D, Troge J, Lese-Martin C, Walsh T, Yamrom B, Yoon S, Krasnitz A, Kendall J, Leotta A, Pai D, Zhang R, Lee YH, Hicks J, Spence SJ, Lee AT, Puura K, Lehtimäki T, Ledbetter D, Gregersen PK, Bregman J, Sutcliffe JS, Jobanputra V, Chung W, Warburton D, King MC, Skuse D, Geschwind DH, Gilliam TC, Ye K, Wigler M. Science. 2007 Apr 20;316(5823):445-9. PDF

Background:

Failure of neuronal homeostasis results in common neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Ramocki MB, Zoghbi HY. Nature. 2008 Oct 16;455(7215):912-8. PDF

A genome-wide linkage and association scan reveals novel loci for autism. Weiss LA, Arking DE; Gene Discovery Project of Johns Hopkins & the Autism Consortium, Daly MJ, Chakravarti A. Nature. 2009 Oct 8;461(7265):802-8. PDF

Download Cori Bargmann's 3/15/2010 presentation

Behavioral Neuroscience Course Home Page  |  RU Home Page  |  ©2010 Leslie Vosshall