London Lab Publications

Recent Publications (2010 - Present)

Lansverk, A.L., Schroeder, K.M., London, S.E., Griffith, S.C., Clayton, D.F., & Balakrishnan, C.N. (2019). The variability of song variability in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) populations. Royal Society Open Science, 6(5), 190273. doi: 10.1098/rsos.190273. PubMed PMID: 31218064.

Berman, M.G., Kardan, O., Kotabe, H.P., Nusbaum, H.C., & London, S.E. (2019). The promise of environmental neuroscience. Nature Human Behaviour, 3(5), 414-417. doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0577-7. PubMed PMID: 31089299.

Layden, E.A., Schertz, K.E., London, S.E., & Berman, M.G. (2019). Interhemispheric functional connectivity in the zebra finch brain, absent the corpus callosum in normal ontogeny. Neuroimage, 195, 113-127. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.03.064. PubMed PMID: 30940612.

London, S.E. (2019). Developmental song learning as a model to understand neural mechanisms that limit and promote the ability to learn. Behavioural Processes, 163, 13-23. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.11.008. PubMed PMID: 29162376.

Ahmadiantehrani, S., Gores, E.O., & London, S.E. (2018). A complex mTOR response in habituation paradigms for a social signal in adult songbirds. Learning & Memory, 25(6), 273-282. doi: 10.1101/lm.046417.117. PubMed PMID: 29764973.

Kelly, T.K., Ahmadiantehrani, S., Blattler, A., & London, S.E. (2018). Epigenetic regulation of transcriptional plasticity associated with developmental song learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1878), pii: 20180160. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0160. PubMed PMID: 29720411.

Ahmadiantehrani, S., & London, S.E. (2017). Bidirectional manipulation of mTOR signaling disrupts socially mediated vocal learning in juvenile songbirds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, pii: 201701829. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701829114. PubMed PMID: 28739951.

Ahmadiantehrani, S., & London, S.E. (2017). A reliable and flexible gene manipulation strategy in posthatch zebra finch brain. Scientific Reports, 7, 43244. doi: 10.1038/srep43244. PubMed PMID: 28233828.

London, S.E. (2016). Influences of non-canonical neurosteroid signaling on developing neural circuits. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 40, 103-110. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.06.018. PubMed PMID: 27429051.

Louder, M.I., Voss, H.U., Manna, T.J., Carryl, S.S., London, S.E., Balakrishnan, C.N., & Hauber, M.E. (2016). Shared neural substrates for song discrimination in parental and parasitic songbirds.Neuroscience Letters, 622, 49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.04.031. PubMed PMID: 27095589.

Cacioppo, S., Grippo, A.J., London, S., Goossens, L., & Cacioppo, J.T. (2015). Loneliness: clinical import and interventionsPerspectives in Psychological Science, 10(2), 238-49. doi: 10.1177/1745691615570616. PubMed PMID: 25866548. PMCID: PMC4391342.

Lin, L.C., Vanier, D.R., & London, S.E. (2014). Social information embedded in vocalizations induces neurogenomic and behavioral responsesPLoS One, 9(11): e112905. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112905. PubMed PMID: 25384071. PMCID: PMC4226578.

Fusani, L., Donaldson, Z., London, S.E., Fuxjager, M.J., & Schlinger, B.A. (2014). Expression of androgen receptor in the brain of a sub-oscine birdNeuroscience Letters, 578, 61-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.06.028. PubMed PMID: 24954076. PMCID: PMC4359618.

Balakrishnan, C.N., Mukai, M., Gonser, R.A., Wingfield, J.C., London, S.E., Tuttle, E.M., & Clayton, D.F. (2014). Brain transcriptome sequencing and assembly of three songbird model systems for the study of social behaviorPeerJ, 2, e396. doi: 10.7717/peerj.396. PubMed PMID: 24883256. PMCID: PMC4034602.

Clayton, D.F., & London, S.E. (2014). Advancing avian behavioral neuroendocrinology through genomicsFrontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35(1), 58-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2013.09.004. PubMed PMID: 24113222.

London, S.E. (2013). Genome-brain-behavior interdependencies as a framework to understand hormone effects on learned behaviorGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology, 190, 176-181. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.04.035. PubMed PMID: 23684969.

London, S.E. (2013). Prospective: how the zebra finch genome strengthens brain-behavior connections in songbird models of learned vocalization. In S.A. Helekar (Ed.), Animal Models of Speech and Language Disorders (pp. 89-108). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Drnevich, J., Replogle, K.L., Lovell, P., Hahn, T.P., Johnson, F., Mast, T.G., Nordeen, E., Nordeen, K., Strand, C., London, S.E., Mukai, M., Wingfield, J.C., Arnold, A.P., Ball, G.F., Brenowitz, E.A., Wade, J., Mello, C.V., & Clayton, D.F. (2012). Impact of experience-dependent and -independent factors on gene expression in songbird brainProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 Suppl 2, 17245-52. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200655109. PubMed PMID: 23045667. PMCID: PMC3477375.

Balakrishnan, C.N., Lin, Y.C., London, S.E., & Clayton, D.F. (2012). RNA-seq transcriptome analysis of male and female zebra finch cell linesGenomics, 100(6), 363-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2012.08.002. PubMed PMID: 22922019. PMCID: PMC3508314.

London, S.E., & Clayton, D.F. (2010). The neurobiology of zebra finch song: insights from gene expression studies.  Emu-Austral Ornithology, 110(3), 219-232. doi: 10.1071/MU09079.

Xie, F., London, S.E., Southey, B.S., Annangudi, S.P., Wadhams, A.A., Clayton, D.F., & Sweedler, J.A. (2010). The zebra finch neuropeptidome: prediction, detection and expressionBMC Biology, 8, 28. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-28. PubMed PMID: 20359331. PMCID: PMC2873334.

London, S.E., Itoh, Y., Lance, V.A., Wise, P.M., Ekanayake, P.S., Arnold, A.P., & Schlinger, B.A. (2010). Neural expression and post-transcriptional dosage compensation of the steroid metabolic enzyme 17β−HSD type 4BMC Neuroscience, 11(1), 47. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-11-47. PubMed PMID: 20359329. PMCID: PMC2858028.

London, S.E., & Clayton, D.F. (2010). Genomic and neural analysis of the estradiol-synthetic pathway in the zebra finchBMC Neuroscience, 11(1), 46. doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-11-46. PubMed PMID: 20359328. PMCID: PMC2865489.

Warren, W.C., Clayton, D.F., Ellegren, H., Arnold, A.P., Hillier, L.W., Künstner, A., Searle, S., White, S., Vilella, A.J., Fairley, S., Heger, A., Kong, L., Ponting, C.P., Jarvis, E.D., Mello, C.V., Minx, P., Lovell, P., Velho, T.A., Ferris, M., Balakrishnan, C.N., Sinha, S., Blatti, C., London, S.E., Li, Y., Lin, Y.C., George, J., Sweedler, J., Southey, B., Gunaratne, P., Watson, M., Nam, K., Backström, N., Smeds, L., Nabholz, B., Itoh, Y., Whitney, O., Pfenning, A.R., Howard, J., Völker, M., Skinner, B.M., Griffin, D.K., Ye, L., McLaren, W.M., Flicek, P., Quesada, V., Velasco, G., Lopez-Otin, C., Puente, X.S., Olender, T., Lancet, D., Smit, A.F., Hubley, R., Konkel, M.K., Walker, J.A., Batzer, M.A., Gu, W., Pollock, D.D., Chen, L., Cheng, Z., Eichler, E.E., Stapley, J., Slate, J., Ekblom, R., Birkhead, T., Burke, T., Burt, D., Scharff, C., Adam, I., Richard, H., Sultan, M., Soldatov, A., Lehrach, H., Edwards, S.V., Yang, S.P., Li, X., Graves, T., Fulton, L., Nelson, J., Chinwalla, A., Hou, S., Mardis, E.R., & Wilson, R.K. (2010). The genome of a songbirdNature, 464(7289), 757-62. doi: 10.1038/nature08819. PubMed PMID: 20360741. PMCID: PMC3187626.

Remage-Healey, L., London, S.E., & Schlinger, B.A. (2010). Birdsong and the neural production of steroidsJournal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 39(2), 72-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2009.06.009. PubMed PMID: 19589382. PMCID: PMC2821977.

Publications in the 2000s

Clayton, D.F., Balakrishnan, C.N., London, S.E. (2009). Integrating genomes, brain and behavior in the study of songbirdsCurrent Biology, 19(18), R865-R873. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.07.006. PubMed PMID: 19788884. PMCID: PMC2890260.

London, S.E., Remage-Healey, L., & Schlinger, B.A. (2009). Neurosteroid production in the songbird brain: a re-evaluation of core principlesFrontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 30(3), 302-314. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2009.05.001. PubMed PMID: 19442685. PMCID: PMC2724309.

London, S.E., Dong, S., Replogle, K., Clayton, D.F. (2009). Developmental shifts in gene expression in the auditory forebrain during the sensitive period for song learningDevelopmental Neurobiology, 69(7), 437-450. doi: 10.1002/dneu.20719. PubMed PMID: 19360720. PMCID: PMC2765821.

London, S.E., & Clayton, D.F. (2008). Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learningNature Neuroscience, 11(5), 579-86. doi: 10.1038/nn.2103. PubMed PMID: 18391944. PMCID: PMC2562764.

Sloley, S., Smith, S., Gandhi, S., Busby, J.A., London, S., Luksch, H., Clayton, D.F., & Bhattacharya, S.K. (2007). Proteomic analyses of zebra finch optic tectum and comparative histochemistryJournal of Proteome Research, 6(6), 2341-2350. doi: 10.1021/pr060547y. PubMed PMID: 17497909.

London, S.E., & Schlinger, B.A. (2007). Steroidogenic enzymes along the ventricular proliferative zone in the developing songbird brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 502(4), 507-21. doi: 10.1002/cne.21335. PubMed PMID: 17394140.

Sloley, S., Smith, S., Algeciras, M., Cavett, B., Caldwell Busby, J.A., London, S., Clayton, D.F., & Bhattacharya, S.K.  (2007). Proteomic analyses of songbird (zebra finch; Taeniopygia guttata) retinaJournal of Proteome Research, 6(3), 1093-100. doi: 10.1021/pr060428i. PubMed PMID: 17330945.

London, S.E., Monks, D.A., Wade, J., & Schlinger, B.A. (2006). Widespread capacity for neurosteroid synthesis in the avian brain and song systemEndocrinology, 147(12), 5975-87. doi: 10.1210/en.2006-0154. PubMed PMID: 16935847. PMCID: PMC2903432.

Schlinger, B.A., & London, S.E. (2006). Neurosteroids and the songbird model systemJournal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 305A(9), 743-748. doi: 10.1002/jez.a.303. PubMed PMID: 16902969.

Schlinger, B.A., Soma, K.K., & London, S.E. (2006). Integrating steroid synthesis with steroid action: multiple mechanisms in birdsActa Zoologica Sinica, 52(Supp), 238–241.

Teramitsu, I., Kudo, L.C., London, S.E., Geschwind, D.H., & White, S.A. (2004). Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interactionJournal of Neuroscience, 24(13), 3152-63. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5589-03.2004. PubMed PMID: 15056695.

London, S.E., Boulter, J., & Schlinger B.A. (2003). Cloning of the zebra finch androgen synthetic enzyme CYP17: a study of its neural expression throughout posthatch developmentJournal of Comparative Neurology, 467(4), 496-508. doi: 10.1002/cne.10936. PubMed PMID: 14624484.

Schlinger, B.A., Soma, K.K., & London, S.E. (2001). Neurosteroids and brain sexual differentiationTrends in Neuroscience, 24(8), 429-31. doi: 10.1016/S0166-2236(00)01855-5. PubMed PMID: 11476868.

Saldanha, C.J., Schultz, J.D., London, S.E., & Schlinger, B.A. (2000). Telencephalic aromatase but not a song circuit in a sub-oscine passerine, the golden-collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus)Brain Behavior and Evolution, 56(1), 29-37. doi: 10.1159/000006675. PubMed PMID: 11025342.