Side view of larval zebrafish

Image of a larval zebrafish with clusters of hair cells called neuromasts labeled with fluorescent dye. The entire collection of neuromasts make up the lateral line system of the fish.

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(undergraduate authors listed with class year)

Gao Y, Khan YA, Mo W, White KI, Perkins M'21, Pfuetzner RA, Trapani JG, Brunger AT, Nicolson T (2023) Sensory deficit screen identifies nsf mutation that differentially affects SNARE recycling and quality control. Cell Reports42(4):112345. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112345

Venuto A, Thibodeau-Beganny S, Trapani JG, Erickson T (2023) A sensation for inflation: initial swim bladder inflation in larval zebrafish is mediated by the mechanosensory lateral line. bioRxivpreprint DOI: 10.1101/2023.01.12.523756

Barnaby W, Barclay HED, Nagarkar A, Perkins M'21, Teicher G, Trapani JG, Downes GB (2022) GABAA α Subunit Control of Hyperactive Behavior in Developing Zebrafish. Genetics, 220(4). DOI: 10.1093/genetics/iyac011

Hussain S, Aponte-Rivera R, Barghout RM'20, Trapani JG, Kindt KS (2022) In Vivo Analysis of Hair Cell Sensory Organs in Zebrafish: From Morphology to Function. In: Developmental, Physiological, and Functional Neurobiology of the Inner Ear, pp 175–220. Humana, New York, NY.

Ozdemir YI'19, Hansen CA'17, Ramy MA'18, Troconis EL'15, McNeil LD'21, Trapani JG (2021). Recording Channelrhodopsin-Evoked Field Potentials and Startle Responses from Larval Zebrafish. Methods Mol Biol, 2191:201-220. doi:10.1007/978-1-0716-0830-2_13

Peterson HP’17, Troconis EL’15, Ordoobadi AJ ‘15, Thibodeau-Beganny S, Trapani JG (2018). Teaching Dose-response Relationships Through Aminoglycoside Block of Mechanotransduction Channels in Lateral Line Hair Cells of Larval Zebrafish. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ (JUNE), 17(1):A40-A49.

Song S'19, Lee JA'15 Smith College, Kiselev I'16, Iyengar V'14, Trapani JG, Tania N (2018). Mathematical modeling and analyses of interspike-intervals of spontaneous activity in afferent neurons of the zebrafish lateral line. Scientific Reports, (8) Article number: 14851. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-33064-z

Troconis EL'15, Ordoobadi AJ'15, Sommers TF'16, Aziz-Bose R'14, Carter AR, Trapani JG (2017). Intensity-dependent timing and precision of startle response latency in larval zebrafish. The Journal of Physiology, 595(1): 265-282. DOI: 10.1113/JP272466 image

Kruger M, Boney R, Ordoobadi AJ'15, Sommers TF'16, Trapani JG, Coffin AB (2016). Natural bizbenzoquinoline derivatives protect zebrafish lateral line sensory hair cells from aminoglycoside toxicity. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 10:83. DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00083. image

Olt J, Ordoobadi AJ'15, Marcotti W, Trapani JG (2016). Physiological recordings from the zebrafish lateral line. Methods in Cell Biology, Vol. 133. image

Toro C, Trapani JG, Pacentine I, Maeda R, Sheets L, Mo W, Nicolson T (2015). Dopamine modulates the activity of sensory hair cells. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(50): 1694-16503. image

Pujol-Marti J*, Faucherre A*, Aziz-Bose R'14, Asgharsharghi A, Colombelli J, Trapani JG, Lopez-Schier H (2014). Converging axons collectively initiate and maintain synaptic selectivity in a constantly remodeling sensory organ. Current Biology, 24: 2968-2974. *equal author contribution PubMed link

Monesson-Olson BD, Troconis EL'15, Trapani JG. (2014). Recording field potentials from zebrafish larvae during escape responses. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ, 13(1):A52-A58. image

Monesson-Olson BD*, Browning-Kamins J* '13, Aziz-Bose R* '14, Kreines F '12, Trapani JG. (2014). Optical stimulation of zebrafish hair cells expressing channelrhodopsin-2. PLoS ONE, 9(5): e96641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096641. *equal contributions image

Mooney J '12, Thakur S '11, Kahng P '13Trapani JG, Poccia DL. (2014). Quantification of exocytosis kinetics by DIC image analysis of cortical lawns. Journal of Chemical Biology, 7:43-55. image

Smedemark-Margulies N '13 and Trapani JG. (2013). Tools, methods, and applications for optophysiology in neuroscience. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 6:18. image

Catipovic MA '14, Tyler PM '14, Trapani JG, Carter AR. (2013). Improving the quantification of Brownian motion. American Journal of Physics, 81(7):485-491. image


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