Discussing recent papers in behavioral neuroscience with a focus on circuit dissection, new behavioral assays, and model characterization

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Behavior Journal Club – Summer/Fall 2022

July 8, 2022

Simona Sarafinovska (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

“Social touch-like tactile stimulation activates a tachykinin 1-oxytocin pathway to promote social interactions”  Neuron (2022)

August 5, 2022

Susan Maloney (WashU Psychiatry)

“Adolescent sleep shapes social novelty preference in mice” Nature Neuroscience (2022)

September 2, 2022

Susan Maloney (WashU Psychiatry)

“Effects of sex and gonadectomy on social investigation and social recognition in mice” BMC Neuroscience (2015)

September 29, 2022

Katherine McCullough (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

Responses and functions of dopamine in nucleus accumbens core during social behaviors Cell Reports (2022)

October 27, 2022

Susan Maloney (WashU Psychiatry)

“Behaviorally penetrant, anomalous dopamine efflux exposes sex and circuit dependent regulation of dopamine transporters” Molecular Psychiatry (2022)

November 17*, 2022

Katie McCullough (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

“Social Deficits and Cerebellar Degeneration in Purkinje Cell Scn8a Knockout Mice” Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience (2022)

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December 15*, 2022

Susan Maloney (WashU Psychiatry)

“A standardized social preference protocol for measuring social deficits in mouse models of autism” Nature Protocols (2020)