Homeostasis & Plasticity of Neural Circuits
A novel rat model of Dravet syndrome recapitulates clinical hallmarks.

Li, M., Yang, L., Qian, W., Ray, S., Lu, Z., Liu, T., ... & Wang, H. (2023).Neurobiology of Disease, 106193.

Primate preoptic neurons drive hypothermia and cold defense
Zhang Z*, Shan L*, Wang Y*, L, W, Jiang M, Liang F, Feng S, Lu Z, Wang H#, Dai J# (2022). Primate preoptic neurons drive hypothermia and cold defense. The Innovation, 100358.

Astrocytes mediate the effect of oxytocin in the central amygdala on neuronal activity and affective states in rodents
Wahis, J., Baudon, A., Althammer, F., Kerspern, D., ...Wang H, ... & Charlet, A. (2021). Nature Neuroscience, 24(4), 529-541.

Seasonal plasticity in the adult somatosensory cortex
Ray S, Li M, Koch SP, Mueller S, Boehm-Sturm P, Wang H, Brecht M, Naumann RK#. (2020). PNAS.

Parabrachial neuron types categorically encode thermoregulation variables during heat defense
Yang WZ, Du X, Zhang W, Gao C, Xie H, Xiao Y, Jia X, Liu J, Xu J, Fu X, Tu H, Fu X, Ni X, He M, Yang J, Wang H, Yang H, Xu X, Shen WL. (2020). Science Advances 6, 36, eabb9414

The lateral septum mediates kinship behavior in the rat
Clemens AM, Wang H, Brecht M. (2020). Nature Communications 11: 3161

Estrus-Cycle Regulation of Cortical Inhibition
Clemens AM, Lenschow C, Beed P, Li L, Sammons R, Naumann RK, Wang H, Schmitz D, Brecht M. (2019). Current Biology 29 (4) 605-615.

The TRPM2 channel is a hypothalamic heat sensor that limits fever and can drive hypothermia
K Song*, H Wang*, GB Kamm*, J Pohle, F de Castro Reis, P Heppenstall, H Wende, J Siemens (2016). Science 353 (6306), 1393-1398

TMEM16F Regulates Spinal Microglial Function in Neuropathic Pain States
L Batti, M Sundukova, E Murana, S Pimpinella, FDC Reis, F Pagani, H Wang, E Pellegrino, E Perlas, S Di Angelantonio, D Ragozzino, PA Heppenstall. (2016). Cell reports 15 (12), 2608-2615

TRP ion channels in thermosensation, thermoregulation and metabolism
H Wang, J Siemens. (2016). Temperature 2 (2), 178-187

Residues in the pore region of Drosophila transient receptor potential A1 dictate sensitivity to thermal stimuli
H Wang, M Schupp, S Zurborg, PA Heppenstall. The Journal of physiology 591 (1), 185-201

Hippocampal Circuits

Modular microcircuit organization of the presubicular head-direction map
Balsamo G, Blanco-Hernández E, Liang F, Naumann, RK, Coletta S, Burgalossi A, & Preston-Ferrer P. (2022). Modular microcircuit organization of the presubicular head-direction map. Cell Reports, 39(2), 110684.

Juxtacellular opto-tagging of hippocampal CA1 neurons in freely moving mice
Ding L, Balsamo G, Chen H, Blanco-Hernandez E, Zouridis IS, Naumann R, ... & Burgalossi A (2022). eLife, 11, e71720.

Structural modularity and grid activity in the medial entorhinal cortex
Naumann R*, Preston-Ferrer P*, Brecht M, Burgalossi A (2018). Journal of Neurophysiology 119 (6), 2129-2144

Complementary Modular Microcircuits of the Rat Medial Entorhinal Cortex
S Ray, A Burgalossi, M Brecht#, RK Naumann# (2017). Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 11

Conserved size and periodicity of pyramidal patches in layer 2 of medial/caudal entorhinal cortex
RK Naumann, S Ray, S Prokop, L Las, FL Heppner, M Brecht (2016). Journal of Comparative Neurology 524 (4), 783-806

Functional architecture of the rat parasubiculum
Tang Q, Burgalossi A, Ebbesen CL, Sanguinetti-Scheck JI, Schmidt H, Tukker JJ, Naumann R, ... & Brecht M. (2016). Journal of Neuroscience 36 (7), 2289-2301

Anatomical organization and spatiotemporal firing patterns of layer 3 neurons in the rat medial entorhinal cortex
Tang Q, Ebbesen C, Sanguinetti JI, Preston-Ferrer P, Gundlfinger A, Winterer J, Beed P, Ray S, Naumann R, Schmitz D, Brecht M and Burgalossi A (2015). Journal of Neuroscience 35 (36), 12346-12354

Pyramidal and stellate cell specificity of grid and border representations in layer 2 of medial entorhinal cortex
Tang Q, Burgalossi A, Ebbesen C, Ray S, Naumann R, Spicher D, Schmidt H and Brecht M. (2014). Neuron 84 (6), 1191-1197

Grid-layout and theta-modulation of layer 2 pyramidal neurons in medial entorhinal cortex
Ray S*, Naumann R*, Burgalossi A*, Tang Q, Schmidt H and Brecht M. (2014). Science 343 (6173), 891-896

An isomorphic mapping hypothesis of the grid representation
Brecht M, Ray S, Burgalossi A, Tang Q, Schmidt H and Naumann R. (2013). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369

Cortical Development & Evolution

Cortical synapses of the world's smallest mammal: An FIB/SEM study in the Etruscan shrew
Nanclares L, Rodríguez JR, MerchanPerez A, GonzálezSoriano J, PlazaAlonso S, CanoAstorga N, Naumann RK, Brecht M, DeFelipe J. (2022). Cortical synapses of the world's smallest mammal: An FIB/SEM study in the Etruscan shrew. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 531, 390– 414.

Developmental Patterning and Neurogenetic Gradients of Nurr1 Positive Neurons in the Rat Claustrum and Lateral Cortex
Fang C, Wang H, Naumann RK# (2021). Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 15:786329.

Evolution of pallium, hippocampus, and cortical cell types revealed by single-cell transcriptomics in reptiles
Tosches MA, Yamawaki TM, Naumann RK, Jacobi A, Tushev G, Laurent G. (2018). Science 360 (6391), 881-888

On the Value of Reptilian Brains to Map the Evolution of the Hippocampal Formation
Reiter S, Liaw HP, Yamawaki TM, Naumann RK#, Laurent G#. (2017). Brain Behav Evol. 90 (1), 41-52.

Function and Evolution of the Reptilian Cerebral Cortex
Naumann RK, Laurent G. (2017). In Evolution of Nervous Systems 2E. Elsevier Publishing.

Cortical Evolution: Introduction to the Reptilian Cortex
Laurent G, Fournier J, Hemberger M, Müller C, Naumann R, Ondracek JM, Yamawaki T. (2016). Micro-, Meso-and Macro-Dynamics of the Brain, 23-33

The reptilian brain
Naumann RK. Ondracek JM, Reiter S, Shein-Idelson M, Tosches MA, Yamawaki TM, & Laurent G. (2015). Current Biology 25 (8), R317-R321

Even the Smallest Mammalian Brain Has Yet to Reveal Its Secrets
Naumann RK. (2015). Brain, behavior and evolution 85 (1), 1-3

Cytoarchitecture, areas, and neuron numbers of the Etruscan shrew cortex
Naumann RK, Anjum F, Roth-Alpermann C and Brecht M. (2012). Journal of Comparative Neurology 520 (11), 2512-2530

The neurobiology of Etruscan shrew active touch
Brecht M, Naumann R, Anjum F, Wolfe J, Munz M, Mende C, and Roth-Alpermann C. (2011). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 366 (1581), 3026-3036

Cortical organization in the Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus)
Roth-Alpermann C, Anjum F, Naumann R, and Brecht M. (2010). Journal of neurophysiology 104 (5), 2389-2406