Sequential addition of neuronal stem cell temporal cohorts generates a feed-forward circuit in the Drosophila larval nerve cord. Wang Y, Wreden CC, Levy M, Meng JL, Marshall ZD, MacLean J, Heckscher ES (2022). eLife 2022.79276

The role of Even-Skipped in Drosophila larval somatosensory circuit assembly. Marshall ZD and Heckscher ES (2022). eNeuro 2022 Feb 2;9(1):ENEURO.0403-21.2021

RNA-binding protein Syncrip regulates Starvation-Induced Hyperactivity in adult Drosophila. Chi W, Lui W, Fu W, Heckscher ES, Zhuang X; (2021) PLoS Genet Feb;17(2):e1009396.

Temporal transcription factors determine circuit membership by permanently altering motor neuron-to-muscle synaptic partnerships. Meng JL, Wang Y, Carrillo RA, Heckscher ES (2020). eLife 2020;e56898

How prolonged expression of Hunchback, a temporal transcription factor, re-wires locomotor circuits. Meng JL, Marshall ZD, Lobb-Rabe M, Heckscher ES (2019). eLife 2019;8:e46089

Direction selectivity in Drosophila propriorceptors requires the mechanosensory channel Tmc. He L, Gulyanon S, Mihovilovic M, Karagyozov D, Chin M, Heckscher ES, Kreig M, Tsechpenakis G, Gershow M, Tracy WD (2019). Current Biology. 29(6), 945-956.

Temporal Cohorts of Lineage-Related Neurons Perform Analogous Functions in Distinct Sensorimotor Circuits. Wreden CC, Meng JL, Feng W, Chi W, Marshall ZD, Heckscher ES.  Curr Biol. 2017 May 22;27(10):1521-1528.e4. Epub 2017 May 11. PMID:28502656

Using Linear Agarose Channels to Study Drosophila Larval Crawling Behavior.  Sun X, Heckscher ES.  J Vis Exp. 2016 Nov 26;(117). PMID:27929468

Functional Genetic Screen to Identify Interneurons Governing Behaviorally Distinct Aspects of Drosophila Larval Motor Programs. Clark, MQ, McCumsey, SJ, Lopez-Darwin, S, Heckscher ES, Doe, CQ. G3 (Bethesda). 2016 Jul 7;6(7):2023-31. PMID:27172197

Even-Skipped(+) Interneurons Are Core Components of a Sensorimotor Circuit that Maintains Left-Right Symmetric Muscle Contraction Amplitude.  Heckscher ES, Zarin AA, Faumont S, Clark MQ, Manning L, Fushiki A, Schneider-Mizell CM, Fetter RD, Truman JW, Zwart MF, Landgraf M, Cardona A, Lockery SR, Doe CQ.  Neuron. 2015 Oct 21;88(2):314-29. Epub 2015 Oct 1. PMID:26439528

Atlas-builder software and the eNeuro atlas: resources for developmental biology and neuroscience.  Heckscher ES, Long F, Layden MJ, Chuang CH, Manning L, Richart J, Pearson JC, Crews ST, Peng H, Myers E, Doe CQ.  Development. 2014 Jun;141(12):2524-32. doi: 10.1242/dev.108720. PMID:24917506

A resource for manipulating gene expression and analyzing cis-regulatory modules in the Drosophila CNS. Manning, L, Heckscher, ES, Purice, MD, Roberts, J, Bennett, AL, Kroll, JR, Pollard, JL, Strader, ME, Lupton, JR, Dyukareva, AV, Doan, PN, Bauer, D, Wilbur, A, Tanner, S. Kelly, JJ, Lai, S, Tran, KD, Kohwi, M, Laverty, TR, Pearson, JC, Crews, ST, Rubin, GM, Doe, CQ. Cell Rep. 2012 Oct 25;2(4):1002-13. Epub 2012 Oct 11. PMID: 23063363

Characterization of Drosophila larval crawling at the level of organism, segment, and somatic body wall musculature. Heckscher ES, Lockery SR, Doe CQ.  J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 5;32(36):12460-71. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0222-12.2012. Erratum in: J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 20;33(12):5433. PMID:22956837



Development of Motor Circuits. Meng JL, Heckscher ES (2021). Current Topics in Developmental Biology.  Special Issue on Neural Development, Greg Bashaw editor. Elsevier. 142:409-442.


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