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Papers *Co-first authors #Co-corresponding authors


6. Zhang Y, Roy DS, Feng G, “Finding pleasure in repetitive behaviors”, Neuron, Preview Article, 2022.

5. Zhang Y, Roy DS, C Morel, MH Han, “Tracing the brain circuitry underlying movement and mood symptoms in Parkinson's disease”, Nature, Research Briefing, 2022.


4. Zhang Y*#, Roy DS*#, Zhu Y, Chen Y, Aida T, Hou Y, Shen C, Lea NE, Schroeder ME, Skaggs KM, Sullivan HA, Fischer KB, Callaway EM, Wickersham IR, Dai J, Li XM, Lu Z, Feng G#, “Targeting thalamic circuits rescues motor and mood deficits in PD mice”, Nature, 2022. (PDF    )


3. Roy DS*#, Zhang Y*#, Aida T, Shen C, Skaggs KM, Hou Y, Fleishman M, Mosto O, Weninger A, Feng G#, “Anterior thalamic circuits crucial for working memory”, PNAS, 2022. (PDF    )



2. Roy DS*, Park YG*, Kim ME*, Zhang Y*, Ogawa SK*, DiNapoli N, Gu X, Cho JH, Choi H, Kamensky L, Martin J, Mosto O, Aida T, Chung K, Tonegawa S, “Brain-wide mapping reveals that engrams for a single memory are distributed across multiple brain regions”, Nature Communications, 2022. (PDF    )



1. Roy DS*, Zhang Y*, Halassa M, Feng G, “Thalamic subnetworks as units of function”, Nature Neuroscience, Review Article, 2022. (PDF    )

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2. Roy DS*, Zhang Y*, Aida T, Choi S, Chen Q, Hou Y, Lea NE, Skaggs KM, Quay JC, Liew M, Maisano H, Le V, Jones C, Xu J, Kong D, Sullivan HA, Saunders A, McCarroll SA, Wickersham IR, Feng G, “Anterior thalamic dysfunction underlies cognitive deficits in a subset of neuropsychiatric disease models”, Neuron, 2021. (PDF    )



1. Zhang Y, “Aggression Priming by potentiation of medial amygdala circuits”, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal Club, 2021. (PDF    )

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1. Zhang Y*, Zhu Y*, Cao SX*, Sun P, Yang JM, Xia YF, Xie SZ, Yu XD, Fu JY, Shen CJ, He HY, Pan HQ, Chen XJ, Wang H, Li XM, “MeCP2 in cholinergic interneurons of nucleus accumbens regulates fear learning”, Elife, 2020. (PDF    )



1. Shen CJ, Zheng D, Li KX, Yang JM, Pan HQ, Yu XD, Fu JY, Zhu Y, Sun QX, Tang MY, Zhang Y, Sun P, Xie Y, Duan SM, Li XM, “Cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the amygdalar cholecystokinin glutamatergic afferents to nucleus accumbens modulate depressive-like behavior”, Nature Medicine, 2019. (PDF    )


1. Cao SX*, Zhang Y*, Hu XY, Hong B, Sun P, He HY, Geng HY, Bao AM, Duan SM, Yang JM, Gao TM, Lian H, Li XM, “ErbB4 deletion in noradrenergic neurons in the locus coeruleus induces mania-like behavior via elevated catecholamines”, Elife, 2018. (PDF    )



3. Xu M*, Sun P*, Zhang Y, Yang CH, Ma XX, Yang CR, Ni KM, Zhang YJ, Li XM, “DV21 decreases excitability of cortical pyramidal neurons and acts in epilepsy”, Scientific Reports, 2017. (PDF    )


2. Zhou H, Wu W, Zhang Y, He HY, Yuan ZF, Zhu ZW, Zhao ZY, “Selective preservation of cholinergic MeCP2 rescues specific Rett-syndrome-like phenotypes in MeCP2stop mice”, Behavioural Brain Research, 2017.


1. Zhu JM, Li KX, Cao SX, Chen XJ, Shen CJ, Zhang Y, Geng HY, Chen BQ, Lian H, Zhang JM, Li XM, “Increased NRG1-ErbB4 signaling in human symptomatic epilepsy”, Scientific Reports, 2017. (PDF    )


2. Zhang Y*, Cao SX*, Sun P, He HY, Yang CH, Chen XJ, Shen CJ, Wang XD, Chen Z, Berg D, Duan SM, Li XM, “Loss of MeCP2 in cholinergic neurons causes part of RTT-like phenotypes via a7 receptor in hippocampus”, Cell Research, 2016. (PDF    )



1. Ni KM*, Hou XJ*, Yang CH, Dong P, Li Y, Zhang Y, Jiang P, Berg DK, Duan SM, Li XM, “Selectively driving cholinergic fibers optically in the thalamic reticular nucleus promotes sleep”, Elife, 2016. (PDF    )

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