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Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.


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  1. 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
  2. R01NS101157 (WILSON, RACHEL) Sep 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Mechanosensory feature extraction for directed motor control
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. U01NS090514 (DICKINSON, MICHAEL H) Sep 30, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Integrative Functional Mapping of Sensory-Motor Pathways
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. 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; PMCID: PMC3933953.
  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; PMCID: PMC3725270.
  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; PMCID: PMC3690841.
  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; PMCID: PMC3811118.
  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; PMCID: PMC3674277.
  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; PMCID: PMC3590906.
  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; PMCID: PMC3544999.
  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; PMCID: PMC3323672.
  9. Wilson RI, du Lac S. Sensory and motor systems. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Aug; 21(4):517-9. PMID: 21906931.
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  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; PMCID: PMC3119471.
  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; PMCID: PMC3092845.
  12. Nagel KI, Wilson RI. Biophysical mechanisms underlying olfactory receptor neuron dynamics. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Feb; 14(2):208-16. PMID: 21217763; PMCID: PMC3030680.
  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; PMCID: PMC2956223.
  14. Wilson RI. It takes all kinds to make a brain. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Oct; 13(10):1158-60. PMID: 20877278.
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  15. Yaksi E, Wilson RI. Electrical coupling between olfactory glomeruli. Neuron. 2010 Sep 23; 67(6):1034-47. PMID: 20869599; PMCID: PMC2954501.
  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.
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  17. Olsen SR, Bhandawat V, Wilson RI. Divisive normalization in olfactory population codes. Neuron. 2010 Apr 29; 66(2):287-99. PMID: 20435004; PMCID: PMC2866644.
  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; PMCID: PMC2847188.
  19. Kazama H, Wilson RI. Origins of correlated activity in an olfactory circuit. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 12(9):1136-44. PMID: 19684589; PMCID: PMC2751859.
  20. Gouwens NW, Wilson RI. Signal propagation in Drosophila central neurons. J Neurosci. 2009 May 13; 29(19):6239-49. PMID: 19439602; PMCID: PMC2709801.
  21. Wilson RI. Neural and behavioral mechanisms of olfactory perception. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2008 Aug; 18(4):408-12. PMID: 18809492; PMCID: PMC2596880.
  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; PMCID: PMC2845908.
  23. Kazama H, Wilson RI. Homeostatic matching and nonlinear amplification at identified central synapses. Neuron. 2008 May 08; 58(3):401-13. PMID: 18466750; PMCID: PMC2429849.
  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; PMCID: PMC2824883.
  25. Wilson RI. Eppendorf 2007 winner. Neural circuits underlying chemical perception. Science. 2007 Oct 26; 318(5850):584-5. PMID: 17962548; PMCID: PMC2838400.
  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; PMCID: PMC2838615.
  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; PMCID: PMC2838507.
  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; PMCID: PMC2048819.
  29. Wilson RI. Neurobiology: scent secrets of insects. Nature. 2007 Jan 04; 445(7123):30-1. PMID: 17203047.
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  30. Wilson RI, Mainen ZF. Early events in olfactory processing. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2006; 29:163-201. PMID: 16776583.
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  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.
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