Fierro, J., Hanes, D.R. and Washbourne P.  4.1Ba is necessary for glutamatergic synapse formation in the sensorimotor circuit of developing zebrafish. PLoS One (2018)

Stednitz, S.J., McDonald, E.M., Ncube, D., Tallafuss, A., Eisen, J.S. and Washbourne, P. Forebrain control of behaviorally driven social orienting in zebrafish. Current Biology 28, 15 (2018)

Fowler, D.K., Peters, J.H., Williams, C. and Washbourne, P. Redundant Postsynaptic Functions of SynCAMs 1-3 during Synapse Formation. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 10:24 10.3389 (2017)

Fowler, D.K., Seredick, S., Stewart, S. Fierro, J., Eisen, J.S., Stankunas, K., and Washbourne, P. A Multi-site Gateway Toolkit for Rapid Cloning of Vertebrate Expression Vectors with Diverse Applications. PLoS One 11(8) e0176543 (2016)

Tallafuss, A., Kelly, M., Gay, L., Gibson, D., Batzel, P., Karfillis, K.V., Eisen, J.S., Stankunas, K., Postlethwait, J.H. and Washbourne, P. The transcriptomes of post-mitotic neurons identify the usage of alternative pathways during adult and embryonic neuronal differentiation. BMC Genomics 16(1): 1100 (2015)

Fowler, D.K., Williams, C., Gerritsen, A. and Washbourne, P. Improved knockdown from artificial microRNAs in an enhanced miR-155 backbone: a designer’s guide to potent multi-target RNAi. Nucleic Acids Research gkv1246 (2015)

Hoy, J., Haeger, P.A., Constable, J.R.L. Arias, R.J., McCallum, R., Kyweriga, M., Davis, L., Schnell, E., Wehr, M., Castillo, P.E. and Washbourne, P. Neuroligin1 drives synaptic and behavioral maturation through intracellular interactions.  Journal of Neuroscience 33(22), 9364-9384 (2013).

Easley-Neal, C., Fierro, J., Buchanan, J. and Washbourne, P. Late recruitment of synapsin to nascent synapses is regulated by CDK5. Cell Reports 3, 1199-1212 (2013)

Tallafuss, A., Gibson, D., Morcos, P. Li, Y., Seredick, S., Eisen, J. and Washbourne, P. Turning gene function ON and OFF using sense and anti-sense photo-morpholinos in zebrafish. Development 139, 1691-1699 (2012)

Phillips, J.B., Blanco-Sanchez, B., Lentz, J.J., Tallafuss, A., Khanobdee, K., Sampath, S., Jacobs, Z.G., Han, P.F., Mishra, M., Titus, T.A., Williams, D.A., Keats, B.J., Washbourne, P. and Westerfield, M.  Harmonin (Ush1c) is required in Mueller glial cells for photoreceptor synaptic development and function. Disease Models and Mechanisms 4, 786-800 (2011)

Davey, C., Tallafuss, A. and Washbourne, P. Differential expression of neuroligin genes in the nervous system of zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics 239, 703-714 (2010)

Hoy, J., Constable, J.R.L., Vicini, S., Fu, Z. and Washbourne, P. SynCAM1 recruits NMDA receptors via protein 4.1B. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 42, 466-483 (2009)

Pietri, T., Manalo, E., Ryan, J., Saint-Amant, L. and Washbourne, P. Glutamate Drives the Touch Response through a Rostral Loop in the Spinal Cord of Zebrafish Embryos. Developmental Neurobiology 69, 780-795 (2009)

Barrow, S.L., Constable, J.R.L., Clark, E., El-Sabeawy, F., McAllister, A.K. and Washbourne, P. Neuroligin1: a cell adhesion molecule that recruits PSD-95 and NMDARs by distinct mechanisms during synaptogenesis. Neural Development 4, 17 (2009)

Pietri, T., Easley-Neal, C., Wilson, C. and Washbourne, P. Six cadm/SynCAM genes are expressed in the nervous system of developing zebrafish. Developmental Dynamics 237, 233-246 (2008)


Tallafuss, A., Washbourne, P. and Postlethwait, J. Temporally and spatially restricted gene expression profiling. Current Genomics 15, 278-92 (2014)

Washbourne, P. Synapse Assembly and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40, 4-15 (2015)

Wright, G. and Washbourne, P. Neurexins, Neuroligins and LRRTMs: synaptic adhesion getting fishy. Journal of Neurochemistry, 117, 765-778 (2011)

Tallafuss, A. Constable, J.R.L. and Washbourne, P. Organization of central synapses by adhesion molecules. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 198-206 (2010)

Washbourne, P. Greasing Transmission: Palmitoylation at the Synapse. Neuron 44, 901-902 (2004)

Washbourne, P., Dityatev, A., Scheiffele, P., Biederer, T., Weiner, J.A., Christopherson, K. and El-Husseini, A. Cell Adhesion Molecules in Synapse Formation. J. Neurosci. 24, 9244-9249 (2004)

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