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RONALD L DAVIS

TitleAdjunct Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
DivisionPsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
AddressMOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOLOGY DEPT.
ONE BAYLOR PLAZA
Houston TX 77030
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    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Cellular Biology
    DivisionMolecular & Cellular Biology


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    1. Davis RL, Zhong Y. The Biology of Forgetting-A Perspective. Neuron. 2017 Aug 02; 95(3):490-503. PMID: 28772119.
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    2. Cervantes-Sandoval I, Phan A, Chakraborty M, Davis RL. Reciprocal synapses between mushroom body and dopamine neurons form a positive feedback loop required for learning. Elife. 2017 May 10; 6. PMID: 28489528.
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    3. Busto GU, Guven-Ozkan T, Davis RL. MicroRNA function in Drosophila memory formation. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 Nov 09; 43:15-24. PMID: 27837663.
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    4. Busto GU, Guven-Ozkan T, Chakraborty M, Davis RL. Developmental inhibition of miR-iab8-3p disrupts mushroom body neuron structure and adult learning ability. Dev Biol. 2016 Nov 15; 419(2):237-249. PMID: 27634569.
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    5. Drago I, Davis RL. Inhibiting the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter during Development Impairs Memory in Adult Drosophila. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 6; 16(10):2763-76. PMID: 27568554.
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    6. Cervantes-Sandoval I, Chakraborty M, MacMullen C, Davis RL. Scribble Scaffolds a Signalosome for Active Forgetting. Neuron. 2016 Jun 15; 90(6):1230-42. PMID: 27263975; PMCID: PMC4926877 [Available on 06/15/17].
    7. Gai Y, Liu Z, Cervantes-Sandoval I, Davis RL. Drosophila SLC22A Transporter Is a Memory Suppressor Gene that Influences Cholinergic Neurotransmission to the Mushroom Bodies. Neuron. 2016 May 4; 90(3):581-95. PMID: 27146270; PMCID: PMC4894652 [Available on 05/04/17].
    8. Guven-Ozkan T, Busto GU, Schutte SS, Cervantes-Sandoval I, O'Dowd DK, Davis RL. MiR-980 Is a Memory Suppressor MicroRNA that Regulates the Autism-Susceptibility Gene A2bp1. Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 23; 14(7):1698-709. PMID: 26876166.
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    9. Davis RL. SnapShot: Olfactory Classical Conditioning of Drosophila. Cell. 2015 Oct 8; 163(2):524-524.e1. PMID: 26451491.
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    10. Berry JA, Cervantes-Sandoval I, Chakraborty M, Davis RL. Sleep Facilitates Memory by Blocking Dopamine Neuron-Mediated Forgetting. Cell. 2015 Jun 18; 161(7):1656-67. PMID: 26073942.
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    11. Busto GU, Guven-Ozkan T, Fulga TA, Van Vactor D, Davis RL. microRNAs That Promote or Inhibit Memory Formation in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics. 2015 Jun; 200(2):569-80. PMID: 26088433.
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    12. Walkinshaw E, Gai Y, Farkas C, Richter D, Nicholas E, Keleman K, Davis RL. Identification of genes that promote or inhibit olfactory memory formation in Drosophila. Genetics. 2015 Apr; 199(4):1173-82. PMID: 25644700; PMCID: PMC4391555.
    13. Tonoki A, Davis RL. Aging impairs protein-synthesis-dependent long-term memory in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21; 35(3):1173-80. PMID: 25609631; PMCID: PMC4300323.
    14. Guven-Ozkan T, Davis RL. Functional neuroanatomy of Drosophila olfactory memory formation. Learn Mem. 2014 Oct; 21(10):519-26. PMID: 25225297; PMCID: PMC4175493.
    15. Chihara T, Kitabayashi A, Morimoto M, Takeuchi K, Masuyama K, Tonoki A, Davis RL, Wang JW, Miura M. Caspase inhibition in select olfactory neurons restores innate attraction behavior in aged Drosophila. PLoS Genet. 2014 Jun; 10(6):e1004437. PMID: 24967585; PMCID: PMC4072539.
    16. Berry JA, Davis RL. Active forgetting of olfactory memories in Drosophila. Prog Brain Res. 2014; 208:39-62. PMID: 24767478.
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    17. Davis RL. Spermidine cures flies of senior moments. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 16(10):1363-4. PMID: 24067287.
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    18. Tan Y, Yu D, Busto GU, Wilson C, Davis RL. Wnt signaling is required for long-term memory formation. Cell Rep. 2013 Sep 26; 4(6):1082-9. PMID: 24035392; PMCID: PMC4083693.
    19. Cervantes-Sandoval I, Martin-Peña A, Berry JA, Davis RL. System-like consolidation of olfactory memories in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 5; 33(23):9846-54. PMID: 23739981; PMCID: PMC3733538.
    20. Ning L, Tian L, Smirnov S, Vihinen H, Llano O, Vick K, Davis RL, Rivera C, Gahmberg CG. Interactions between ICAM-5 and ?1 integrins regulate neuronal synapse formation. J Cell Sci. 2013 Jan 1; 126(Pt 1):77-89. PMID: 23015592; PMCID: PMC3603512.
    21. Mortillo S, Elste A, Ge Y, Patil SB, Hsiao K, Huntley GW, Davis RL, Benson DL. Compensatory redistribution of neuroligins and N-cadherin following deletion of synaptic ?1-integrin. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Jun 15; 520(9):2041-52. PMID: 22488504; PMCID: PMC3496382.
    22. Cervantes-Sandoval I, Davis RL. Distinct traces for appetitive versus aversive olfactory memories in DPM neurons of Drosophila. Curr Biol. 2012 Jul 10; 22(13):1247-52. PMID: 22658595; PMCID: PMC3396741.
    23. Berry JA, Cervantes-Sandoval I, Nicholas EP, Davis RL. Dopamine is required for learning and forgetting in Drosophila. Neuron. 2012 May 10; 74(3):530-42. PMID: 22578504; PMCID: PMC4083655.
    24. Davis RL, Giurfa M. Mushroom-body memories: an obituary prematurely written? Curr Biol. 2012 Apr 24; 22(8):R272-5. PMID: 22537630.
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    25. Tonoki A, Davis RL. Aging impairs intermediate-term behavioral memory by disrupting the dorsal paired medial neuron memory trace. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Apr 17; 109(16):6319-24. PMID: 22474396; PMCID: PMC3341014.
    26. Davis RL. Traces of Drosophila memory. Neuron. 2011 Apr 14; 70(1):8-19. PMID: 21482352; PMCID: PMC3374581.
    27. Akalal DB, Yu D, Davis RL. The long-term memory trace formed in the Drosophila ?/? mushroom body neurons is abolished in long-term memory mutants. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 13; 31(15):5643-7. PMID: 21490205; PMCID: PMC3118425.
    28. Akalal DB, Yu D, Davis RL. A late-phase, long-term memory trace forms in the ? neurons of Drosophila mushroom bodies after olfactory classical conditioning. J Neurosci. 2010 Dec 8; 30(49):16699-708. PMID: 21148009; PMCID: PMC3380342.
    29. Busto GU, Cervantes-Sandoval I, Davis RL. Olfactory learning in Drosophila. Physiology (Bethesda). 2010 Dec; 25(6):338-46. PMID: 21186278; PMCID: PMC3380424.
    30. Tan Y, Yu D, Pletting J, Davis RL. Gilgamesh is required for rutabaga-independent olfactory learning in Drosophila. Neuron. 2010 Sep 9; 67(5):810-20. PMID: 20826312; PMCID: PMC4144819.
    31. Buchanan ME, Davis RL. A distinct set of Drosophila brain neurons required for neurofibromatosis type 1-dependent learning and memory. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28; 30(30):10135-43. PMID: 20668197; PMCID: PMC2917756.
    32. Davis RL. Rac in the act of forgetting. Cell. 2010 Feb 19; 140(4):456-8. PMID: 20178738.
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    33. Tomchik SM, Davis RL. Dynamics of learning-related cAMP signaling and stimulus integration in the Drosophila olfactory pathway. Neuron. 2009 Nov 25; 64(4):510-21. PMID: 19945393; PMCID: PMC4080329.
    34. Mao Z, Davis RL. Eight different types of dopaminergic neurons innervate the Drosophila mushroom body neuropil: anatomical and physiological heterogeneity. Front Neural Circuits. 2009; 3:5. PMID: 19597562; PMCID: PMC2708966.
    35. Moressis A, Friedrich AR, Pavlopoulos E, Davis RL, Skoulakis EM. A dual role for the adaptor protein DRK in Drosophila olfactory learning and memory. J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 25; 29(8):2611-25. PMID: 19244537; PMCID: PMC2693346.
    36. Liu X, Buchanan ME, Han KA, Davis RL. The GABAA receptor RDL suppresses the conditioned stimulus pathway for olfactory learning. J Neurosci. 2009 Feb 4; 29(5):1573-9. PMID: 19193904; PMCID: PMC2665291.
    37. Liu X, Davis RL. The GABAergic anterior paired lateral neuron suppresses and is suppressed by olfactory learning. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 12(1):53-9. PMID: 19043409; PMCID: PMC2680707.
    38. Tomchik SM, Davis RL. Behavioural neuroscience: Out of sight, but not out of mind. Nature. 2008 Jun 26; 453(7199):1192-4. PMID: 18580936.
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    39. Tomchik SM, Davis RL. Cyclic AMP imaging sheds light on PDF signaling in circadian clock neurons. Neuron. 2008 Apr 24; 58(2):161-3. PMID: 18439399.
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    40. Nicholson L, Singh GK, Osterwalder T, Roman GW, Davis RL, Keshishian H. Spatial and temporal control of gene expression in Drosophila using the inducible GeneSwitch GAL4 system. I. Screen for larval nervous system drivers. Genetics. 2008 Jan; 178(1):215-34. PMID: 18202369; PMCID: PMC2206072.
    41. Berry J, Krause WC, Davis RL. Olfactory memory traces in Drosophila. Prog Brain Res. 2008; 169:293-304. PMID: 18394482; PMCID: PMC2692900.
    42. Liu X, Krause WC, Davis RL. GABAA receptor RDL inhibits Drosophila olfactory associative learning. Neuron. 2007 Dec 20; 56(6):1090-102. PMID: 18093529; PMCID: PMC2709803.
    43. Chan CS, Levenson JM, Mukhopadhyay PS, Zong L, Bradley A, Sweatt JD, Davis RL. Alpha3-integrins are required for hippocampal long-term potentiation and working memory. Learn Mem. 2007 Sep; 14(9):606-15. PMID: 17848500; PMCID: PMC1994082.
    44. Urizar NL, Yang Z, Edenberg HJ, Davis RL. Drosophila homer is required in a small set of neurons including the ellipsoid body for normal ethanol sensitivity and tolerance. J Neurosci. 2007 Apr 25; 27(17):4541-51. PMID: 17460067.
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    45. Davis RL. The scent of Drosophila sex. Neuron. 2007 Apr 5; 54(1):14-6. PMID: 17408574.
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    46. Yu D, Akalal DB, Davis RL. Drosophila alpha/beta mushroom body neurons form a branch-specific, long-term cellular memory trace after spaced olfactory conditioning. Neuron. 2006 Dec 7; 52(5):845-55. PMID: 17145505; PMCID: PMC1779901.
    47. Liu L, Davis RL, Roman G. Exploratory activity in Drosophila requires the kurtz nonvisual arrestin. Genetics. 2007 Mar; 175(3):1197-212. PMID: 17151232; PMCID: PMC1840054.
    48. Liu X, Davis RL. Insect olfactory memory in time and space. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Dec; 16(6):679-85. PMID: 17084613.
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    49. Akalal DB, Wilson CF, Zong L, Tanaka NK, Ito K, Davis RL. Roles for Drosophila mushroom body neurons in olfactory learning and memory. Learn Mem. 2006 Sep-Oct; 13(5):659-68. PMID: 16980542; PMCID: PMC1783621.
    50. Chan CS, Weeber EJ, Zong L, Fuchs E, Sweatt JD, Davis RL. Beta 1-integrins are required for hippocampal AMPA receptor-dependent synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, and working memory. J Neurosci. 2006 Jan 4; 26(1):223-32. PMID: 16399691; PMCID: PMC2408376.
    51. Yu D, Keene AC, Srivatsan A, Waddell S, Davis RL. Drosophila DPM neurons form a delayed and branch-specific memory trace after olfactory classical conditioning. Cell. 2005 Dec 2; 123(5):945-57. PMID: 16325586.
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    52. Ge H, Krishnan P, Liu L, Krishnan B, Davis RL, Hardin PE, Roman G. A Drosophila nonvisual arrestin is required for the maintenance of olfactory sensitivity. Chem Senses. 2006 Jan; 31(1):49-62. PMID: 16306316; PMCID: PMC2180162.
    53. McGuire SE, Deshazer M, Davis RL. Thirty years of olfactory learning and memory research in Drosophila melanogaster. Prog Neurobiol. 2005 Aug; 76(5):328-47. PMID: 16266778.
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    54. Yang Z, Edenberg HJ, Davis RL. Isolation of mRNA from specific tissues of Drosophila by mRNA tagging. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005; 33(17):e148. PMID: 16204451; PMCID: PMC1243647.
    55. Martini SR, Davis RL. The dachshund gene is required for the proper guidance and branching of mushroom body axons in Drosophila melanogaster. J Neurobiol. 2005 Aug; 64(2):133-44. PMID: 15818552.
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    56. Davis RL. Remote control of fruit fly behavior. Cell. 2005 Apr 8; 121(1):6-7. PMID: 15820673.
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    57. Davis RL. Olfactory memory formation in Drosophila: from molecular to systems neuroscience. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2005; 28:275-302. PMID: 16022597.
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    58. Perazzona B, Isabel G, Preat T, Davis RL. The role of cAMP response element-binding protein in Drosophila long-term memory. J Neurosci. 2004 Oct 6; 24(40):8823-8. PMID: 15470148.
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    59. Davis RL. Olfactory learning. Neuron. 2004 Sep 30; 44(1):31-48. PMID: 15450158.
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    60. McGuire SE, Roman G, Davis RL. Gene expression systems in Drosophila: a synthesis of time and space. Trends Genet. 2004 Aug; 20(8):384-91. PMID: 15262411.
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    61. Yu D, Ponomarev A, Davis RL. Altered representation of the spatial code for odors after olfactory classical conditioning; memory trace formation by synaptic recruitment. Neuron. 2004 May 13; 42(3):437-49. PMID: 15134640.
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    62. McGuire SE, Mao Z, Davis RL. Spatiotemporal gene expression targeting with the TARGET and gene-switch systems in Drosophila. Sci STKE. 2004 Feb 17; 2004(220):pl6. PMID: 14970377.
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    63. Mao Z, Roman G, Zong L, Davis RL. Pharmacogenetic rescue in time and space of the rutabaga memory impairment by using Gene-Switch. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jan 6; 101(1):198-203. PMID: 14684832; PMCID: PMC314162.
    64. McGuire SE, Le PT, Osborn AJ, Matsumoto K, Davis RL. Spatiotemporal rescue of memory dysfunction in Drosophila. Science. 2003 Dec 5; 302(5651):1765-8. PMID: 14657498.
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    65. Lee HG, Seong CS, Kim YC, Davis RL, Han KA. Octopamine receptor OAMB is required for ovulation in Drosophila melanogaster. Dev Biol. 2003 Dec 1; 264(1):179-90. PMID: 14623240.
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    66. Chan CS, Weeber EJ, Kurup S, Sweatt JD, Davis RL. Integrin requirement for hippocampal synaptic plasticity and spatial memory. J Neurosci. 2003 Aug 6; 23(18):7107-16. PMID: 12904471.
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    67. Ponomarev AL, Davis RL. An adjustable-threshold algorithm for the identification of objects in three-dimensional images. Bioinformatics. 2003 Jul 22; 19(11):1431-5. PMID: 12874057.
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    68. Yu D, Baird GS, Tsien RY, Davis RL. Detection of calcium transients in Drosophila mushroom body neurons with camgaroo reporters. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 1; 23(1):64-72. PMID: 12514202.
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    69. Nishihara E, Yoshida-Komiya H, Chan CS, Liao L, Davis RL, O'Malley BW, Xu J. SRC-1 null mice exhibit moderate motor dysfunction and delayed development of cerebellar Purkinje cells. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 1; 23(1):213-22. PMID: 12514218.
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    70. Roman G, Davis RL. Conditional expression of UAS-transgenes in the adult eye with a new gene-switch vector system. Genesis. 2002 Sep-Oct; 34(1-2):127-31. PMID: 12324966.
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