This is a list of papers by year.  For a list of papers organized roughly by subject area click here.


Cunniff et al., Altered hippocampal-prefrontal communication during anxiety-related avoidance in mice deficient for the autism-associated gene Pogz. eLife, Nov 6;9:e54835.

Cho et al., Cross-hemispheric gamma synchrony between parvalbumin interneurons supports behavioral adaptation during rule shift learning. Nature Neuroscience, Jul;23(7):892-902.

Fazel Darbandi et al., Enhancing WNT Signaling Restores Cortical Neuronal Spine Maturation and Synaptogenesis in Tbr1 Mutants. Cell Rep. 2020 Apr 14;31(2):107495

Southwell et al., Interneuron Transplantation Rescues Social Behavior Deficits without Restoring Wild-Type Physiology in a Mouse Model of Autism with Excessive Synaptic Inhibition. J Neurosci. 2020 Mar 11;40(11):2215-2227.


Malik et al., Tsc1 represses parvalbumin expression and fast-spiking properties in somatostatin lineage cortical interneurons. Nat Commun. 2019 Nov 1;10(1):4994.

Sohal and Rubenstein, Excitation-inhibition balance as a framework for investigating mechanisms in neuropsychiatric disorders. Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Sep;24(9):1248-1257.

Lee et al., VIP Interneurons Contribute to Avoidance Behavior by Regulating Information Flow across Hippocampal-Prefrontal Networks. Neuron. 2019 Jun 19;102(6):1223-1234.

Meda et al., Microcircuit Mechanisms through which Mediodorsal Thalamic Input to Anterior Cingulate Cortex Exacerbates Pain-Related Aversion. Neuron. 2019 Jun 5;102(5):944-959.


Kirkby et al., An Amygdala-Hippocampus Subnetwork that Encodes Variation in Human Mood. Cell. 2018 Nov 29;175(6):1688-1700.

See et al., Coordinated neuronal ensembles in primary auditory cortical columns. Elife. 2018 Jun 5;7.

Fazel Darbandi et al., Neonatal Tbr1 Dosage Controls Cortical Layer 6 Connectivity. Neuron. 2018 Nov 21;100(4):831-845.

Vogt et al., Mouse Cntnap2 and Human CNTNAP2 ASD Alleles Cell Autonomously Regulate PV+ Cortical Interneurons. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Nov 1;28(11):3868-3879.

Marton et al., Roles of Prefrontal Cortex and Mediodorsal Thalamus in Task Engagement and Behavioral Flexibility. J Neurosci. 2018 Mar 7;38(10):2569-2578.

Martin et al., DIXDC1 contributes to psychiatric susceptibility by regulating dendritic spine and glutamatergic synapse density via GSK3 and Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;23(2):467-475.


Athilingam et al., Serotonin enhances excitability and gamma frequency temporal integration in mouse prefrontal fast-spiking interneurons. Elife. 2017 Dec 5;6.

Robinson and Sohal, Dopamine D2 Receptors Modulate Pyramidal Neurons in Mouse Medial Prefrontal Cortex through a Stimulatory G-Protein Pathway. J Neurosci. 2017 Oct 18;37(42):10063-10073.

Wu et al., The Cytokine CXCL12 Promotes Basket Interneuron Inhibitory Synapses in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Sep 1;27(9):4303-4313.

Ellwood, Patel and Wadia et al. Tonic or Phasic Stimulation of Dopaminergic Projections to Prefrontal Cortex Causes Mice to Maintain or Deviate from Previously Learned Behavioral Strategies. J Neurosci. 2017 Aug 30;37(35):8315-8329.

Khoshkhoo et al. Dynamic, Cell-Type-Specific Roles for GABAergic Interneurons in a Mouse Model of Optogenetically Inducible Seizures. Neuron. 2017 Jan 18;93(2):291-298.


Kjaerby et al., Serotonin 1B Receptors Regulate Prefrontal Function by Gating Callosal and Hippocampal Inputs. Cell Rep. 2016 Dec 13;17(11):2882-2890.

Sohal, How Close Are We to Understanding What (if Anything) γ Oscillations Do in Cortical Circuits?. J Neurosci. 2016 Oct 12;36(41):10489-10495.

Luongo et al., Correlations between prefrontal neurons form a small-world network that optimizes the generation of multineuron sequences of activity. J Neurophysiol. 2016 May 1;115(5):2359-75.

Luongo et al., Putative Microcircuit-Level Substrates for Attention Are Disrupted in Mouse Models of Autism. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Apr 15;79(8):667-75.

Marton and Sohal, Of Mice, Men, and Microbial Opsins: How Optogenetics Can Help Hone Mouse Models of Mental Illness. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jan 1;79(1):47-52.


Vogt et al., The parvalbumin/somatostatin ratio is increased in Pten mutant mice and by human PTEN ASD alleles. Cell Rep. 2015 May 12;11(6):944-956.

Cho et al., Gamma rhythms link prefrontal interneuron dysfunction with cognitive inflexibility in Dlx5/6(+/-) mice. Neuron. 2015 Mar 18;85(6):1332-43.


Cho and Sohal, Optogenetic approaches for investigating neural pathways implicated in schizophrenia and related disorders. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Sep 15;23(R1):R64-8.

Lee et al., A class of GABAergic neurons in the prefrontal cortex sends long-range projections to the nucleus accumbens and elicits acute avoidance behavior. J Neurosci. 2014 Aug 27;34(35):11519-25.

Lee, Gee et al., Pyramidal neurons in prefrontal cortex receive subtype-specific forms of excitation and inhibition. Neuron. 2014 Jan 8;81(1):61-8.


Seybold et al., Chronic reduction in inhibition reduces receptive field size in mouse auditory cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 21;109(34):13829-34.

Sohal, Insights into cortical oscillations arising from optogenetic studies. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Jun 15;71(12):1039-45.

Gee et al., Synaptic activity unmasks dopamine D2 receptor modulation of a specific class of layer V pyramidal neurons in prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Apr 4;32(14):4959-71.