Publications

Peer-reviewed research articles

Klapoetke, N.C., Murata, Y., Kim, S.S., Pulver, S.R., Birdsey-Benson, A., Cho, Y.C., Morimoto, T.K., Chuong, A.S., Chow, B.Y., Barbara, S., Melkonian M., Jayaraman V., Constantine-Paton, M., Wong, G.K., Boyden, E.S. (2014) Independent Optical Excitation of Distinct Neural Populations. Nat. Methods. 11(3):338-46

Chen T., Wardill T.J., Sun Y., Pulver S.R., Renninger S.L., Schreiter E.R., Kerr R.A., Orger M.B., Jayaraman V., Looger L.L., Svoboda K., Kim D.S. (2013) Ultra-sensitive fluorescent protein sensors for neural activity. Nature. 499(7458):295-300.

Akerboom J. Calderon N. C., Tian L., Wabnig S. Prigge M., Tolo J., Gordus A., Orger M.B., Severi K.E., Macklin J.J., Patel R., Pulver S.R., Wardill T.J., Fischer E., Schuler C., Chen T., Sarkisyan K.S., Marvin J.S. Bargmann C.I., Kim D.S., Kugler S., Lagnado L., Hegemann P., Gottschalk A., Schreiter E.R., Looger L.L. (2013) Genetically encoded calcium indicators for multi-color neural activity imaging and combination with optogenetics. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 6(2):1-29.

Berni J., Pulver S.R., Griffith L.C., Bate M. (2012) Autonomous circuitry for substrate exploration in freely moving Drosophila larvae. Current Biology. 22(20):1861-70.

Nair, A., Bate, M., Pulver, S.R. (2010) Characterization of ionic currents in a peripheral sensory neuron in larval Drosophila. BMC Research Notes. 3(1):154 -161.

Goaillard, J.M., Taylor, A.L., Pulver, S.R., Marder, E. (2010) Slow and persistent postinhibitory rebound acts as an intrinsic short-term memory mechanism. J. Neurosci. 30(13):4687-92.

Kang, K., Pulver, S.R., Panzano, V.C., Chang, E., Griffith, L.C., Theobald, D.L., Garrity, P.G. (2010) Analysis of Drosophila TRPA1 reveals an ancient origin for human chemical nociception. Nature. 464(7288):597-600.

Pulver, S.R., Griffith, L.C. (2010). Spike integration and cellular memory in a rhythmic network from Na+/K+ pump current dynamics. Nat. Neurosci. 13(1):53-59.

Pulver, S.R., Pashkovski, S.L., Hornstein, N.J., Garrity, P.G, Griffith, L.C.. (2009) Temporal dynamics of neuronal activation by Channelrhodopsin-2 and TRPA1 determine behavioral output in Drosophila larvae. J. Neurophysiol. 101(6):3075-88.

Parisky, K.M., Agosto, J., Pulver, S.R., Shang, Y., Kuklin, E., Hodge, J.L., Kang, K., Liu, X., Garrity, P.A., Rosbash, M., Griffith, L.C. (2008) PDF cells are a GABA-responsive wake-promoting component of the Drosophila sleep circuit. Neuron. 60(4):672-82.

Hamada, F.N., Rosenzweig, M., Kang, K., Pulver, S.R., Ghezzi, A., Jegla, T.J., Garrity, P.A.. (2008) An internal thermal sensor controlling the selection of preferred temperature in Drosophila. Nature. 454(7201):217-20.

Rehm, K.J., Taylor, A.L., Pulver, S.R., Marder, E. (2008) Spectral analyses of embryonic motor patterns from the stomatogastric ganglion of the lobster Homarus americanus reveal the presence of adult-like activity. J. Neurophysiol. 99(6):3104-22.

Pulver, S.R., Bucher, D., Simon, D.J., Marder, E. (2005) Constant amplitude of postsynaptic responses for single presynaptic action potentials but not bursting input during growth of an identified neuromuscular junction in the lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Neurobiol. 62(1):47-61.

Li, L., Kelley, W.P., Billimoria, C.P., Christie, A.E., Pulver, S.R., Sweedler, J.V., Marder, E. (2003) Mass spectrometric investigation of the neuropeptide complement and release in the pericardial organs of the crab, Cancer borealis. J. Neurochem. 87:642-656.

Pulver, S.R., Thirumalai, V., Richard, K.S., Marder, E. (2003) Dopamine and histamine in the developing stomatogastric nervous system of the lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Comp. Neurol. 462:400-414.

Pulver, S.R., Marder, E. (2002) Neuromodulatory complement of the pericardial organs in the embryonic lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Comp. Neurol. 451:79-90.

Richards, K.S., Simon, D.J., Pulver, S.R., Beltz, B., Marder, E. (2002) Serotonin in the developing stomatogastric nervous system of the lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Neurobiol. 54:380-392.

Li, L., Pulver, S.R., Kelley, W.P., Sweedler, J.V., Marder, E. (2002) Orcokinin peptides in developing and adult crustacean stomatogastric nervous systems and pericardial organs. J. Comp. Neurol. 444:227-244.

Peer-reviewed articles on teaching neuroscience

Pulver, S. R., Berni, J. (2012) The fundamentals of flying: Simple and inexpensive strategies for employing Drosophila genetics in neuroscience teaching labs. J. Undergrad. Neuro. Edu. 11(1):A139-A148.

Pulver, S.R., Cognigni, P., Denholm, B., Fabre, C., Gu, W., Linneweber, G. Prieto-Godino, L., Urbancic, V., Zwart, M., Miguel-Aliaga, I. (2011) Why flies? Inexpensive public engagement exercises to explain the value of basic biomedical research on Drosophila melanogaster. Adv. Physiol. Ed. 35(4) 384-92.

Pulver S.R., Hornstein N.J., Land B., Johnson B.R. (2011) Optogenetics in the teaching laboratory: using Channelrhodopsin2 to study the neural basis of behavior and synaptic physiology in Drosophila. Adv. Physiol. Ed. 35(1) 82-91.

Berni, J., Muldal, A., Pulver, S.R. (2010) Using the warmth-activated ion channel TRPA1 to study the neural basis of behavior in Drosophila. J. Undergrad. Neuro. Ed. 9(2): epub.

Other Publications
Book Chapters / Non-peer Reviewed Articles

Tobin, A.E., Grashow, R.G., Tang, L.S., Pulver, S.R., Marder, E. (2009) “Using the dynamic clamp to explore the relationship between intrinsic activity and network dynamics In: A. Destexhe, T. Bal, eds. Dynamic clamp: from principles to applications. Springer.

Hornstein, N.J., Pulver, S.R., Griffith, L.C. (2009) Channelrhodopsin2 mediated stimulation of synaptic potentials at Drosophila neuromuscular junctions. J. Vis. Exp. 16;(25). pii: 1133.

Book Reviews / Commentaries

Pulver, S.R. (2013) Wasp venom regulates calcium in fly hematocytes. J. Exp. Biol. 216(19) vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2013) Flies are in two minds about carbon dioxide. J. Exp. Biol. 216(16) vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2013) Binge drinking maggots go cold turkey. J. Exp. Biol. 216(7) v-vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2012) Horse-head grasshoppers look before they reach. J. Exp. Biol. 216(2) v-vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2012) Sodium-potassium pumps help frogs pace themselves. J.Exp.Biol.215(19)vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2012) Leech brain adds flexibility to command neuron output. J.Exp.Biol.215(13)iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2012) Quenchable neuroscience: why JUNE needs to focus on getting indexed in PubMed. J. Undergrad. Neurosci. Ed.10(2) epub.

Pulver, S.R. (2012) Rove beetle lips stick to the subject. J. Exp. Biol. In press.

Pulver, S.R. (2011) Neuroscientists stumble on stats. J. Exp. Biol. 215. iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2011) Chaotic grunts from two-voiced toadfish. J. Exp. Biol. 214. v.

Pulver, S.R. (2011) Bladderworts suck it up in a hurry. J. Exp. Biol. 214. iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2011) Left-handed snails outtwist right-handed snakes. J. Exp. Biol. 214. iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2010) Fruitful search for sex circuits in flies. J. Exp. Biol. 214. vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2010) Flour beetles join the GAL4/UAS club. J. Exp. Biol. 213. v.

Pulver, S.R. (2010) Rotifers play ‘dry and seek’ to evade parasites. J. Exp. Biol. 213. iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2010) Neural circuits good enough despite inter-individual variability. J. Exp. Biol. vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2009) (Re)defining the neurons that control locomotion in vertebrates. J. Exp. Biol. 213. v.

Pulver, S.R. (2009) Petal bumps help bumblebees get a grip. J. Exp. Biol. 212 (19): iii.

Pulver, S.R. (2009) How ants switch jobs. J. Exp. Biol. 212(13): v.

Pulver, S.R. (2009) Synaptic activity makes fly neurons shape up. J. Exp. Biol. 212(7): v.

Pulver, S.R. (2009) Flies plan speedy getaway. J. Exp. Biol. 212 (1): v.

Pulver, S.R. (2008) Lizards use mucus to incapacitate ants. J. Exp. Biol. 211 (19): vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2008) The hunting of the shrew. J Exp Biol. 211(13): iv.

Pulver, S.R. (2008) To catch a thief. J Exp Biol. 211 (7): vi.

Pulver, S.R. (2008) Back off, I’m big and hot! J. Exp. Biol. 211 (1):iii.

Pulver, S.R., Griffith, L.C. (2007) Dr. Strangeslug, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the brain. Nat. Neurosci. 10:933.