Student Publications


Bast, A., Fruengel, R., De Kock, C., & Oberlaender, M. (2024). Network-neuron interactions underlying sensory responses of layer 5 pyramidal tract neurons in barrel cortex. PLOS Computational Biology, 20(4): e1011468.

Koch, D., Nandan, A. P., Ramesan, G., & Koseska, A. (2024). Biological computations: Limitations of attractor-based formalisms and the need for transients. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 720: 150069.

Kotowska, A. M., Hiramatsu, F., Alexander, M. R., Scurr, D. J., Lightfoot, J. W., & Chauhan, V. M. (2024). Molecular surface chemistry defines nematode development, identity and behaviour. bioRxiv.

Shirdhankar, R. N., & Malkemper, E. P. (2024). Cognitive maps and the magnetic sense in vertebrates. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 86: 102880.


Bast, A., Fruengel, R., de Kock, C.P.J., and Oberlaender, M. (2023). Interpretable modelling of input-output computations in cortex. bioRxiv, 555249.

Hiramatsu, F., & Lightfoot, J. W. (2023). Kin-recognition and predation shape collective behaviors in the cannibalistic nematode Pristionchus pacificus. PLoS Genetics, 19(12): e1011056.

Vinopal, S., Dupraz, S., Alfadil, E., Pietralla, T., Bendre, S., Stiess, M., … Bradke, F. (2023). Centrosomal microtubule nucleation regulates radial migration of projection neurons independently of polarization in the developing brain. Neuron, 111(8).


Bonnard, E., Liu, J., Zjacic, N., Alvarez, L., & Scholz, M. (2022). Automatically tracking feeding behavior in populations of foraging C. elegans. eLife, 11: e77252.

Bonnard, E., Liu, J., Zjacic, N., Alvarez, L., & Scholz, M. (2022). Automatically tracking feeding behavior in populations of foraging worms. bioRxiv: the preprint server for biology.

Bohmbach, K., Masala, N., Schönhense, E.M., Hill, K., Haubrich, A.N., Zimmer, A., Opitz, T., Beck, H., Henneberger, C. (2022) An astrocytic signaling loop for frequency-dependent control of dendritic integration 2 and spatial learning. Nat Commun 13, 7932.

Eren, GnGz; Roca, M; Han, Z; Lightfoot, JW (2022). Genomic integration of transgenes using UV irradiation in Pristionchus pacificus. microPublication Biology

Flores Valle, A., Honnef, R., & Seelig, J. D. (2022). Automated long-term two-photon imaging in head-fixed walking Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 368: 109432.

Flores Valle, A., & Seelig, J. D. (2022). A place learning assay for tethered walking Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 378: 109657.

Flores Valle, A., & Seelig, J. D. (2022). Axial motion estimation and correction for simultaneous multi-plane two-photon calcium imaging. Biomedical Optics Express, 13(4), 2035-2049.

Lin, P., LI, C., Flores Valle, A., Wang, Z., Zhang, M., Cheng, R., et al. (2022). Tilt-angle stimulated Raman projection tomography. Optics Express, 30(20), 37112-37123.

Luxem, K., Mocellin, P., Fuhrmann, F., Kürsch, J., Miller, S. R., Palop, J. J., Remy, S., & Bauer, P. (2022). Identifying behavioral structure from deep variational embeddings of animal motion. Communications biology, 5(1), 1267.

Masala, N., Pofahl, M., Haubrich A.N., Nikbakht, N., Bohmbach, K., Henneberger, C., Golcuk, K., Kelly, T., Beck, H. (2022) Degraded dendritic input feature detection underlies spatial memory deficits in epilepsy. Brain, 146(6), 2399–2417,

Monsees, A., Voit, K.-M., Wallace, D. J., Sawinski, J., Leks, E., Scheffler, K., et al. (2022). Estimation of skeletal kinematics in freely moving rodents. Nature Methods.

Royero, P., Quatraccioni, A., Fruengel, R., Silva, M. H., Bast, A., Ulas, T., et al. (2022). Circuit-selective cell-autonomous regulation of inhibition in pyramidal neurons by Ste20-like kinase. Cell Reports, 41(10): 111757.

Schelski, M., & Bradke, F. (2022). Microtubule retrograde flow retains neuronal polarization in a fluctuating state. Science advances, 8(44), eabo2336.



de Kock, C. P., Pie, J., Pieneman, A. W., Mease, R. A., Bast, A., Guest, J. M., Oberlaender, M., Mansvelder, H. D., & Sakmann, B. (2021). High-frequency burst spiking in layer 5 thick-tufted pyramids of rat primary somatosensory cortex encodes exploratory touch. Communications Biology, 4(1).

Flores Valle, A., Gonçalves, P. J., & Seelig, J. D. (2021). Integration of sleep homeostasis and navigation in drosophila. PLOS Computational Biology, 17(7).

Hückesfeld, S., Schlegel, P., Miroschnikow, A., Schoofs, A., Zinke, I., Haubrich, A. N., Schneider-Mizell, C. M., Truman, J. W., Fetter, R. D., Cardona, A., & Pankratz, M. J. (2021). Unveiling the sensory and interneuronal pathways of the neuroendocrine connectome in drosophila. ELife, 10.

Iyer, A. A., & Briggman, K. L. (2021). Amphibian behavioral diversity offers insights into evolutionary neurobiology. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 71, 19–28.

Komorowska-Müller, J. A., Rana, T., Olabiyi, B. F., Zimmer, A., & Schmöle, A.-C. (2021). Cannabinoid receptor 2 alters social memory and microglial activity in an age-dependent manner. Molecules, 26(19), 5984.

Komorowska-Müller, J. A., Ravichandran, K. A., Zimmer, A., & Schürmann, B. (2021). Cannabinoid receptor 2 deletion influences social memory and synaptic architecture in the hippocampus. Scientific Reports, 11(1).

Minge, D., Domingos, C., Unichenko, P., Behringer, C., Pauletti, A., Anders, S., Herde, M. K., Delekate, A., Gulakova, P., Schoch, S., Petzold, G. C., & Henneberger, C. (2021). Heterogeneity and development of fine astrocyte morphology captured by diffraction-limited microscopy. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 15.

Mocellin, P., & Mikulovic, S. (2021). The role of the medial septum—associated networks in controlling locomotion and motivation to move. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 15.

Pofahl, M., Nikbakht, N., Haubrich, A. N., Nguyen, T. M., Masala, N., Distler, F. J., Braganza, O., Macke, J. H., Ewell, L. A., Golcuk, K., & Beck, H. (2021). Synchronous activity patterns in the dentate gyrus during immobility. ELife, 10.

Reusch, N., Ravichandran, K. A., Olabiyi, B. F., Komorowska‐Müller, J. A., Hansen, J. N., Ulas, T., Beyer, M., Zimmer, A., & Schmöle, A. C. (2021). Cannabinoid receptor 2 is necessary to induce toll‐like receptor‐mediated microglial activation. Glia.

Schmidt, S., Pothmann, L., Müller‐Komorowska, D., Opitz, T., Soares da Silva, P., & Beck, H. (2021). Complex effects of eslicarbazepine on inhibitory micro networks in chronic experimental epilepsy. Epilepsia, 62(2), 542–556.

Schoch, S., Quatraccioni, A., Robens, B. K., Maresch, R., van Loo, K. M. J., Cases-Cunillera, S., Kelly, T., Opitz, T., Borger, V., Dietrich, D., Pitsch, J., Beck, H., & Becker, A. J. (2021). STE20-like kinase is critical for inhibitory synapse maintenance and its deficiency confers a developmental dendritopathy. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(39), 8111–8125.

Speiser, A., Müller, L.-R., Hoess, P., Matti, U., Obara, C. J., Legant, W. R., Kreshuk, A., Macke, J. H., Ries, J., & Turaga, S. C. (2021). Deep learning enables fast and dense single-molecule localization with high accuracy. Nature Methods, 18(9), 1082–1090.


Bertan, F., Wischhof, L., Sosulina, L., Mittag, M., Dalügge, D., Fornarelli, A., Gardoni, F., Marcello, E., Di Luca, M., Fuhrmann, M., Remy, S., Bano, D., & Nicotera, P. (2020). Loss of ryanodine receptor 2 impairs neuronal activity-dependent remodeling of dendritic spines and triggers compensatory neuronal hyperexcitability. Cell Death & Differentiation, 27(12), 3354–3373.

Braganza, O., Mueller-Komorowska, D., Kelly, T., & Beck, H. (2020). Quantitative properties of a feedback circuit predict frequency-dependent pattern separation. ELife, 9.

Egger, R., Narayanan, R. T., Guest, J. M., Bast, A., Udvary, D., Messore, L. F., Das, S., de Kock, C. P. J., & Oberlaender, M. (2020). Cortical output is gated by horizontally projecting neurons in the deep layers. Neuron, 105(1).

Herde, M. K., Bohmbach, K., Domingos, C., Vana, N., Komorowska-Müller, J. A., Passlick, S., Schwarz, I., Jackson, C. J., Dietrich, D., Schwarz, M. K., & Henneberger, C. (2020). Local efficacy of glutamate uptake decreases with synapse size. Cell Reports, 32(12), 108182.

Komorowska-Müller, J. A., & Schmöle, A.-C. (2020). CB2 receptor in microglia: The guardian of self-control. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(1), 19.

Müller, F. E., Schade, S. K., Cherkas, V., Stopper, L., Breithausen, B., Minge, D., Varbanov, H., Wahl‐Schott, C., Antoniuk, S., Domingos, C., Compan, V., Kirchhoff, F., Henneberger, C., Ponimaskin, E., & Zeug, A. (2020). Serotonin receptor 4 regulates hippocampal astrocyte morphology and function. Glia, 69(4), 872–889.

Müller-Komorowska, D., Opitz, T., Elzoheiry, S., Schweizer, M., Ambrad Giovannetti, E., & Beck, H. (2020). Nonspecific expression in limited excitatory cell populations in interneuron-targeting Cre-driver lines can have large functional effects. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 14.


Flores Valle, A., & Seelig, J. D. (2019). Two-photon bessel beam tomography for fast volume imaging. Optics Express, 27(9), 12147.


Berens, P., Freeman, J., Deneux, T., Chenkov, N., McColgan, T., Speiser, A., Macke, J. H., Turaga, S. C., Mineault, P., Rupprecht, P., Gerhard, S., Friedrich, R. W., Friedrich, J., Paninski, L., Pachitariu, M., Harris, K. D., Bolte, B., Machado, T. A., Ringach, D., … Bethge, M. (2018). Community-based benchmarking improves spike rate inference from two-photon calcium imaging data. PLOS Computational Biology, 14(5).

Dalügge, D., & Remy, S. (2018). Human cortical dendrites: Stretched to perform better? Cell, 175(3), 635–637.

Guest, J. M., Seetharama, M. M., Wendel, E. S., Strick, P. L., & Oberlaender, M. (2018). 3D reconstruction and standardization of the rat facial nucleus for precise mapping of Vibrissal Motor Networks. Neuroscience, 368, 171–186.


Rojas-Piloni, G., Guest, J. M., Egger, R., Johnson, A. S., Sakmann, B., & Oberlaender, M. (2017). Relationships between structure, in vivo function and long-range axonal target of cortical pyramidal tract neurons. Nature Communications, 8(1).

Schelski, M., & Bradke, F. (2017). Neuronal polarization: From spatiotemporal signaling to cytoskeletal dynamics. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 84, 11–28.


Justus, D., Dalügge, D., Bothe, S., Fuhrmann, F., Hannes, C., Kaneko, H., Friedrichs, D., Sosulina, L., Schwarz, I., Elliott, D. A., Schoch, S., Bradke, F., Schwarz, M. K., & Remy, S. (2016). Glutamatergic synaptic integration of locomotion speed via septoentorhinal projections. Nature Neuroscience, 20(1), 16–19.