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Hearing and Communication Lab Christine Portfors


Recent Publications  (*graduate students; **undergraduate students)

Lambert, M.J*. and Portfors, C.V. (2017). Adaptive sequence convergence of the tumor suppressor ADAMTS9 between small-bodied mammals displaying exceptional longevity. Aging, 9:573-582. Doi: 10.18632/aging.101180.

Lambert, M.J*., Nevue, A.A. and Portfors, C.V. (2017). Contrasting patterns of adaptive sequence convergence among echolocating mammals. Gene. 605:1-4. Doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2016.12.017.

Felix, R.A. 2nd, Elde, C.J., Nevue, A.A., and Portfors, C.V. (2017). Serotonin modulates response properties of neurons in the dorsal cochlear nucleus of the mouse. Hearing Research. 344:13-23. Doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2016.10.017.

Nevue, A.A., Felix, R.A. 2nd and Portfors, C.V. (2016). Dopaminergic projections of the subparafascicular thalamic nucleus to the auditory brainstem. Hearing Research. 341:202-209. Doi: 10.1016/j.heares.2016.09.001.

Mahrt, E*., Agarwal, A., Perkel, D., Portfors, C. and Elemans, C.P. (2016). Mice produce ultrasonic vocalizations by intra-laryngeal planar impinging jets. Current Biology. 26:R880-R881. Doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.08.032.

Nevue, A.A**., Elde, C.**, Perkel, D.J. and Portfors, C.V. (2016). Dopaminergic inputs to the inferior collicus. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 9:168. Doi: 10.3389/fnana.2015.00168

Portfors, C.V. (2016) Auditory Processing. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000017.pub2

Roberts, P.D. and Portfors, C.V. (2015). Responses to social vocalizations in the dorsal cochlear nucleus of mice. Frontiers in System Neuroscience. 9:172. Doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2015.00172.

Yang, M., Mahrt, E.J*., Lewis, F., Foley, G., Portmann, T., Dolmetsch, R.E., Portfors, C.V., Crawley, J.N. (2015). 16p11.2 deletion syndrome mice display sensory and ultrasonic Vocalization deficits during social interactions. Autism Research. doi: 10.1002/aur.1465. [Epub ahead of print]

Portfors, C.V. and Perkel, D.J. (2014). The role of mouse ultrasonic vocalizations in communication. Current Opinions in Neurobiology, 28C, 115-120. Doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2014.07.002.

Dimitrov, A., Mayko, Z.M*, Cummins, G. and Portfors, C.V. (2014). Inhibition does not affect the timing code for vocalizations in the auditory midbrain. Frontiers in Integrative Physiology, 5:140. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2014.00140

Portfors C.V. and Roberts, P.D.  (2014). Mismatch of structural and functional tonotopy for natural sounds in the auditory midbrain. Neuroscience, 258, 192-203. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.11.012.

Neilans, E*., Holfoth, D**., Radziwon, K**., Portfors, C. and Dent, M.  (2014). Discrimination of ultrasonic vocalizations by CBA/CaJ mice (Mus musculus) is related to spectrotemporal dissimilarity of vocalizations. PlosONE, 9(1):e85405. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085405.

Portfors, C.V. and von Gersdorff H. (2013). Macrocircuits for sound localization use leaky coincidence detectors and specialized synapses. Neuron. 78, 755-757.

Gittelman, J.X., Perkel, D.J. and Portfors, C.V. (2013). Dopamine modulates auditory responses in the inferior colliculus in a heterogeneous manner. JARO: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 14, 719-729.

Woolley S.M.N., and  Portfors, C.V. (2013). Conserved mechanisms of vocalization coding in mammalian and songbird auditory midbrain. Invited review. Hearing Research, 305, 45-56. doi: 10.1016/j.hearres.2013.05.005.

Mahrt, E.J*., Perkel, D.J., Tong, L., Rubel, E.W and Portfors, C.V. (2013). Engineered deafness reveals that mouse courtship vocalizations are innate. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 5573-5583. Doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5054-12.2013.

Mayko, Z.M.,* Roberts, P.D. and Portfors, C.V. (2012). Inhibition shapes selectivity to vocalizations in the inferior colliculus of awake mice. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 6:73. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2012.00073.

Muniak, M*., Ryugo, D.K., Mayko, Z.M* and Portfors, C.V. (2012). An awake mouse preparation for recording neural response properties and injecting tracers. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 64, pii: 3755. doi: 10.3791/3755.