Selected Publications

Johnson RE, Tien NW, Shen N, Pearson JT, Soto F, Kerschensteiner D. Homeostatic plasticity shapes the visual system's first synapse. Nat Commun 2017 [pdf] [supplement]

Hsiang JC, Johnson KP, Madisen L, Zeng H, Kerschensteiner D. Local processing in neurites of VGluT3-expressing amacrine cells differentially organizes visual information. Elife 2017 [html] [pdf]

Kerschensteiner D and Guido W. Organization of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus in the mouse. Vis Neurosci 2017 [pdf]

Kim T and Kerschensteiner D. Inhibitory control of feature selectivity in an object motion senstive circuit of the retina. Cell Rep 2017 [pdf] [supplement]

Tien NW, Soto F, Kerschensteiner D. Homeostatic plasticity shapes cell-type-specific wiring in the retina. Neuron 2017 [pdf] [supplement]

Kerschensteiner D. Aligning a synapse. Neuron 2017 [pdf]

Kerschensteiner D. Glutamatergic retinal waves. Front Neural Circuits 2016 [html] [pdf]

Tien NW, Kim T, Kerschensteiner D. Target-specific glycinergic transmission from VGluT3-expressing amacrine cells shapes suppressive contrast responses in the retina. Cell Rep 2016 [pdf] [supplement]

Faits MC, Zhang C, Soto F, Kerschensteiner D. Dendritic mitochondria reach stable positions during circuit development. Elife 2016 [html] [pdf]

Soto F and Kerschensteiner D. Synaptic remodeling of neuronal circuits in early retinal degeneration. Front Cell Neurosci 2015 [html] [pdf]

Kerschensteiner D. Superior colliculus does play dice. Neuron 2015 [pdf]

Akrouh A and Kerschensteiner D. Morphology and function of three VIP-expressing amacrine cell types in the mouse retina. J Neurophysiol 2015 [pdf]

Tien NW, Pearson JT, Heller CR, Demas J, Kerschensteiner D. Genetically identified suppressed-by-contrast ganglion cells reliably signal self-generated visual stimuli. J Neurosci 2015 [pdf]

Kim T, Soto F, Kerschensteiner D. An excitatory amacrine cell detects object motion and provides feature-selective input to ganglion cells in the mouse retina. Elife 2015 [html] [pdf]

Pearson JT and Kerschensteiner D. Ambient illumination switches contrast preference of specific retinal processing streams. J Neurophysiol 2015 [pdf]

Johnson RE and Kerschensteiner D. Retrograde plasticity and differential competition of bipolar cell dendrites and axons in the developing retina. Curr Biol 2014 24(19):2301-6[pdf] [supplement] [Dispatch]

Kerschensteiner D. Spontaneous network activity and synaptic development. Neuroscientist 2013 [pdf]

Soto F, Watkins KL, Johnson RE, Schottler F, Kerschensteiner D. NGL-2 regulates pathway-specific neurite growth and lamination, synapse formation, and signal transmission in the retina. J Neurosci 2013 33(29):11949-59 [pdf]

Akrouh A and Kerschensteiner D. Intersecting circuits generate precisely patterned retinal waves. Neuron 2013 79(2):322-34 [pdf] [supplement]

Schwartz GW, Okawa H, Dunn FA, Morgan JL, Kerschensteiner D, Wong RO, Rieke F. The spatial structure of a nonlinear receptive field. Nat Neurosci 2012 15(11):1572-80 [pdf] [supplement]

Soto F, Ma X, Cecil JL, Vo B, Culican SM, Kerschensteiner D. Spontaneous activity promotes synapse formation in a cell-type-dependent manner in the developing retina. J Neurosci 2012 32(16):5426-39 [pdf]

Morgan JL, Soto F, Wong RO, Kerschensteiner D. Development of cell type-specific connectivity patterns of converging excitatory axons in the retina. Neuron 2011 71(6):1014-20. [pdf] [supplement]

Soto F, Bleckert A, Lewis R, Kang Y, Kerschensteiner D, Craig AM, Wong RO. Coordinated increase in inhibitory and excitatory synapses onto retinal ganglion cells during development. Neural Development 2011 6(1):31. [pdf]

Kerschensteiner D. Circuit assembly: the repulsive side of lamination. Curr Biol 2011 21(4):R163-6. [pdf]

Kerschensteiner D, Morgan JL, Parker EP, Lewis RM, Wong RO. Neurotransmission selectively regulates synapse formation in parallel circuits in vivo. Nature 2009 460(7258):1016-20. [pdf] [supplement] [News & Views] [podcast]

Kerschensteiner D and Wong RO. A precisely-timed asynchronous pattern of ON and OFF retinal ganglion cell activity during propagation of retinal waves. Neuron 2008 58(6):851-8. [pdf] [supplement]

Kerschensteiner D, Liu H, Cheng CW, Demas J, Cheng SH, Hui CC, Chow RL, Wong RO. Genetic control of circuit function: Vsx1 and Irx5 transcription factors regulate contrast adaptation in the mouse retina. J Neurosci 2008 28(10):2342-52. [pdf]

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