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Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.

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  1. R34NS123819 (DRUGOWITSCH, JAN) Aug 15, 2021 - Jul 31, 2023
    The encoding of uncertainty in the Drosophila compass system
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. U19NS104655 (DICKINSON, MICHAEL H) Sep 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    A Brain Circuit Program for Understanding the Sensorimotor Basis of Behavior
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  3. R01NS101157 (WILSON, RACHEL) Sep 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Mechanosensory feature extraction for directed motor control
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. U01NS090514 (DICKINSON, MICHAEL H) Sep 30, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Integrative Functional Mapping of Sensory-Motor Pathways
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  5. R01DC008174 (WILSON, RACHEL) Mar 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2022
    Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms of Olfactory Processing
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Wilson RI. Early olfactory processing in Drosophila: mechanisms and principles. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2013 Jul 08; 36:217-41. PMID: 23841839.
    Citations: 149     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  2. Liu WW, Wilson RI. Transient and specific inactivation of Drosophila neurons in vivo using a native ligand-gated ion channel. Curr Biol. 2013 Jul 08; 23(13):1202-8. PMID: 23770187.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Liu WW, Wilson RI. Glutamate is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the Drosophila olfactory system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 18; 110(25):10294-9. PMID: 23729809.
    Citations: 108     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  4. Lehnert BP, Baker AE, Gaudry Q, Chiang AS, Wilson RI. Distinct roles of TRP channels in auditory transduction and amplification in Drosophila. Neuron. 2013 Jan 09; 77(1):115-28. PMID: 23312520.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  5. Kain J, Stokes C, Gaudry Q, Song X, Foley J, Wilson R, de Bivort B. Leg-tracking and automated behavioural classification in Drosophila. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1910. PMID: 23715269.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  6. Gaudry Q, Hong EJ, Kain J, de Bivort BL, Wilson RI. Asymmetric neurotransmitter release enables rapid odour lateralization in Drosophila. Nature. 2013 Jan 17; 493(7432):424-8. PMID: 23263180.
    Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Zhou Y, Wilson RI. Transduction in Drosophila olfactory receptor neurons is invariant to air speed. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Oct; 108(7):2051-9. PMID: 22815404.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Gaudry Q, Nagel KI, Wilson RI. Smelling on the fly: sensory cues and strategies for olfactory navigation in Drosophila. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2012 Apr; 22(2):216-22. PMID: 22221864.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Wilson RI, du Lac S. Sensory and motor systems. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Aug; 21(4):517-9. PMID: 21906931.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  10. Kazama H, Yaksi E, Wilson RI. Cell death triggers olfactory circuit plasticity via glial signaling in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 2011 May 25; 31(21):7619-30. PMID: 21613475.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Wilson RI. Understanding the functional consequences of synaptic specialization: insight from the Drosophila antennal lobe. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Apr; 21(2):254-60. PMID: 21441021.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Nagel KI, Wilson RI. Biophysical mechanisms underlying olfactory receptor neuron dynamics. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Feb; 14(2):208-16. PMID: 21217763.
    Citations: 89     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Bhandawat V, Maimon G, Dickinson MH, Wilson RI. Olfactory modulation of flight in Drosophila is sensitive, selective and rapid. J Exp Biol. 2010 Nov 01; 213(Pt 21):3625-35. PMID: 20952610.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Wilson RI. It takes all kinds to make a brain. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Oct; 13(10):1158-60. PMID: 20877278.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Yaksi E, Wilson RI. Electrical coupling between olfactory glomeruli. Neuron. 2010 Sep 23; 67(6):1034-47. PMID: 20869599.
    Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Wilson RI, Corey DP. The force be with you: a mechanoreceptor channel in proprioception and touch. Neuron. 2010 Aug 12; 67(3):349-51. PMID: 20696370.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  17. Olsen SR, Bhandawat V, Wilson RI. Divisive normalization in olfactory population codes. Neuron. 2010 Apr 29; 66(2):287-99. PMID: 20435004.
    Citations: 193     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  18. Chou YH, Spletter ML, Yaksi E, Leong JC, Wilson RI, Luo L. Diversity and wiring variability of olfactory local interneurons in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Apr; 13(4):439-49. PMID: 20139975.
    Citations: 154     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Kazama H, Wilson RI. Origins of correlated activity in an olfactory circuit. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 12(9):1136-44. PMID: 19684589.
    Citations: 72     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Gouwens NW, Wilson RI. Signal propagation in Drosophila central neurons. J Neurosci. 2009 May 13; 29(19):6239-49. PMID: 19439602.
    Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Wilson RI. Neural and behavioral mechanisms of olfactory perception. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2008 Aug; 18(4):408-12. PMID: 18809492.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Olsen SR, Wilson RI. Cracking neural circuits in a tiny brain: new approaches for understanding the neural circuitry of Drosophila. Trends Neurosci. 2008 Oct; 31(10):512-20. PMID: 18775572.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  23. Kazama H, Wilson RI. Homeostatic matching and nonlinear amplification at identified central synapses. Neuron. 2008 May 08; 58(3):401-13. PMID: 18466750.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  24. Olsen SR, Wilson RI. Lateral presynaptic inhibition mediates gain control in an olfactory circuit. Nature. 2008 Apr 24; 452(7190):956-60. PMID: 18344978.
    Citations: 232     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  25. Wilson RI. Eppendorf 2007 winner. Neural circuits underlying chemical perception. Science. 2007 Oct 26; 318(5850):584-5. PMID: 17962548.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Bhandawat V, Olsen SR, Gouwens NW, Schlief ML, Wilson RI. Sensory processing in the Drosophila antennal lobe increases reliability and separability of ensemble odor representations. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Nov; 10(11):1474-82. PMID: 17922008.
    Citations: 158     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Schlief ML, Wilson RI. Olfactory processing and behavior downstream from highly selective receptor neurons. Nat Neurosci. 2007 May; 10(5):623-30. PMID: 17417635.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Olsen SR, Bhandawat V, Wilson RI. Excitatory interactions between olfactory processing channels in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Neuron. 2007 Apr 05; 54(1):89-103. PMID: 17408580.
    Citations: 135     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  29. Wilson RI. Neurobiology: scent secrets of insects. Nature. 2007 Jan 04; 445(7123):30-1. PMID: 17203047.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Wilson RI, Mainen ZF. Early events in olfactory processing. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2006; 29:163-201. PMID: 16776583.
    Citations: 153     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Wilson RI, Laurent G. Role of GABAergic inhibition in shaping odor-evoked spatiotemporal patterns in the Drosophila antennal lobe. J Neurosci. 2005 Oct 05; 25(40):9069-79. PMID: 16207866.
    Citations: 195     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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