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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Selected Publications

(undergraduate authors in red with class year)

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 '13, Trapani 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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Lab and Research News

The following are stories about student research projects in the Trapani Lab: