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Recent papers

Suzuki H, Thiele TR, Faumont S, Ezcurra M, Lockery SR, Schafer WR (2008). "Functional asymmetry in Caenorhabditis elegans taste neurons and its computational role in chemotaxis." Nature 454:114-117.

Froekjaer-Jensen C, Ailion M, Lockery SR (2008) " Ammonium-Acetate Is Sensed by Gustatory and Olfactory Neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans." PloSOne.

Lockery SR, Lawton KJ, Doll JC, Faumont S, Coulthard SM, Thiele TR, Chronis N, McCormick KE, Goodman MB, Pruitt BL (2008). "Artificial dirt: Microfluidic substrates for nematode neurobiology and behavior." Journal of Neurophysiology 99: 3136-3143.

Dunn NA, Lockery SR (2007). "Circuit motifs for spatial orientation behaviors identified by neural network optimization." Journal of Neurophysiology 98: 888-897

Ortiz, C.O., J.F. Etchberger, S.L. Posy, C. Frokjaer-Jensen, S. Lockery, B. Honig, and O. Hobert (2006). "Searching for neuronal left/right asymmetry: Genome wide analysis of nematode receptor-type guanylyl cyclases." Genetics 173:131-4.

Dunn NA, Pierce-Shimomura, JT, Conery, JS and Lockery, SR. (2006). "Clustered neural dynamics identify motifs for chemotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans." International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IEEE 2006.

Pierce-Shimomura, J.T., M. Dores, and S.R. Lockery (2005). "Analysis of the effects of turning bias on chemotaxis in C. elegans. " Journal of Experimental Biology 208:4727-33.

Faumont S, Lockery SR. (2005). "The awake behaving worm: simultaneous imaging of neuronal activity and behavior in intact animals at millimeter scale." Journal of Neurophysiology 95:1976-19.

Faumont S, Miller AC, Lockery SR. (2005). "Chemosensory behavior of semi-restrained Caenorhabditis elegans." Journal of Neurobiology 2005, 65(2):171-178.

Miller AC, Thiele TR, Faumont S, Moravec ML, Lockery SR. (2005). "Step-response analysis of chemotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans." Journal of Neuroscience March 30, 2005, 25(13):3369-78.

Chang S, Johnston RJ Jr, Frokjaer-Jensen C, Lockery S, Hobert O. (2004). "MicroRNAs act sequentially and asymmetrically to control chemosensory laterality in the nematode." Nature August 12, 2004, 430(7001):785-9.

N. A. Dunn, S. R. Lockery, J. T. Pierce-Shimomura, and J. S. Conery (2004). "Neural network model of chemotaxis predicts functions of synaptic connections in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans." Journal of Computational Neuroscience Sep-Oct, 2004, 17(2):137-47. [preprint]

H. A. Zariwala, A. C. Miller, S. Faumont, and S. R. Lockery (2003). "Step response analysis of thermotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans." Journal of Neuroscience May 15, 2003, 23(10):4369-4377.

N. A. Dunn, J. S. Conery, and S. R. Lockery (2003)."Circuit optimization predicts dynamic networks for chemosensory orientation in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 16. MIT Press.

J. T. Pierce-Shimomura, S. Faumont, M. R. Gaston, B. J. Pearson & S. R. Lockery (2001). "The homeobox gene lim-6 is required for distinct chemosensory representations in C. elegans ." Nature 410:694-698.

Goodman, M. B. & Lockery, S. R. (2000) "Pressure polishing: a method for re-shaping patch pipettes during fire polishing." J. Neurosci Meth. 100:13-15

J. T. Pierce-Shimomura, T. M. Morse & S. R. Lockery. "The fundamental role of pirouettes in C. elegans chemotaxis." Journal of Neuroscience 19:9557-9569 (1999).

T. C. Ferrée and S. R. Lockery (1999). "Computational rules for chemotaxis in the nematode C. elegans ." Journal of Computational Neuroscience 6 , 263-277.

M. B. Goodman, D. H. Hall, L. Avery, & S. R. Lockery (1998). "Active Currents Regulate Sensitivity and Dynamic Range in C. elegans Neurons." Neuron 20:763-772.

T. C. Ferrée and S. R. Lockery (1998). "Chemotaxis control by linear recurrent networks ." In Bower, J. (Ed.) Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research. Plenum Press.

T. M. Morse, T. C. Ferr and S. R. Lockery (1997). "Robust spatial navigation in a robot inspired by chemotaxis in C. elegans ." Adaptive Behavior 6:393-410. Press.

T. C. Ferrée, B. A. Marcotte and S. R. Lockery (1997). "Neural network models of chemotaxis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans ." Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 9 : 55-61. MIT Press.

Davis, M.W., Somerville, D., Lee, R.Y.N., Lockery, S., Avery, L., and Fambrough, D.M. (1995) Mutations in the Caenorhabditis elegans Na, K-ATPase alpha-subunit gene, eat-6, disrupt excitable cell function. Journal of Neuroscience 15:8408-8418.


Original research articles published as chapters in methods anthologies

Thomas, J.H. and Lockery, S.R. (1999) Chapter 8: Neurobiology. In: Hope, I. (ed.) C. elegans : A Practical Approach. Oxford, New York. pp. 143-180

Lockery, S.R. and Goodman, M.B. (1998) Tight-seal whole-cell patch clamping of C. elegans neurons. Methods in Enzymology 295:201-217.

Avery, L., Raizen, D., and Lockery, S.R. (1995) Electrophysiological methods. In Epstein, H.F. and Shakes, D.C. (eds.) C. elegans : Modern Biological Analysis of an Organism. Academic Press, Orlando. pp. 251-269.


Popular Media Reports

Demico, J. (1999) Biobots, a nationally distributed television news insert (Millenial Mark, Teleworks, 5.17.99).

West, R. (1999) Worm Brain Drives Tiny Car. Inquiry, Spring issue, University of Oregon Office of Research, Eugene.

Hunsinger, R. (1999), Bridging the Gap Between Real Life and Education, Cascade Magazine inOregon Quarterly (Spring/Summer issue).

O'Malley, C. (1999), Biology Computes. Popular Science (cover story) 254:60-64.

Jacobson, L. (1998) Simple Nematode May Give Navy a New Way to Find Mines. The Washington Post, science page, Aug. 24, p. A3.


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