Our lab members are in bold letters, † equal contributions, *co-last authors

  1. Myren-Svelstad S.+, Jamali A.+, Ophus S.S., D’Gama P.P., Ostenrath A.M., Mutlu K.A., Hoffshagen H.H., Hotz A.L., Neuhauss S.C.F., Jurisch-Yaksi N.* & Yaksi E.* (2022) Elevated photic response is followed by a rapid decay and depressed state in ictogenic networks. July 29, Epilepsia,, + equal first authors, * equal last authors
  2. Hotz AL, Jamali A, Rieser NN, Niklaus S, Aydin E, Myren-Svelstad S, Lalla L, Jurisch-Yaksi N, Yaksi E, Neuhauss SCF. (2022) Loss of glutamate transporter eaat2a leads to aberrant neuronal excitability, recurrent epileptic seizures, and basal hypoactivity. Glia. Jan;70(1):196-214.
  3. Franco LM, Yaksi E. (2021) Experience-dependent plasticity modulates ongoing activity in the antennal lobe and enhances odor representations. Cell Reports, Dec 28;37(13):110165.
  4. D’Gama P.P., Qiu T., Cosacak M.I., Chong Y.L., Konac A., Hansen J.N., Ringers C., Hui S.P., Olstad E.W., Ng C.P., Rayamajhi D., Wachten N., Liebl D., Kikuchi K., Kizil C., Yaksi E., Roy S. & Jurisch-Yaksi N. (2021) Diversity and Function of Motile Ciliated Cell Types within Ependymal Lineages of the Zebrafish Brain. Cell Reports,
  5. Bartoszek E.M., Ostenrath A.M., Jetti S.K., Serneels B., Mutlu A.K., Chau K.T.P., Yaksi E. (2021) Ongoing habenular activity is driven by forebrain networks and modulated by olfactory stimuli, Current Biology, August 19, 
  6. Palumbo P., Serneels B., Yaksi E. (2021) Optimized protocol for conditioned place avoidance learning in juvenile zebrafish. STAR Protocols, Apr 12;2(2):100465.
  7. Yaksi E, Jamali A, Diaz Verdugo C, Jurisch-Yaksi N. (2021) Past, present and future of zebrafish in epilepsy research. FEBS Journal. 2021 Jan 4.
  8. Yaksi E., Sandi C., (2020) What brains do we study and why do we study them ?  Eur J Neurosci Oct 28,
  9. Fore S., Acuña-Hinrichsen F., Mutlu KA., Bartoszek EM., Serneels B., Faturos NG., Chau KTP., Cosacak M.I., Diaz Verdugo C., Palumbo F., Ringers C., Jurisch-Yaksi N., Kizil C., Yaksi E (2020) Functional properties of habenular neurons are determined by developmental stage and sequential neurogenesis. Science Advances. Sept 4, doi:
  10. Palumbo P., Serneels B., Pelgrims R., Yaksi E. (2020) Zebrafish dorsal habenula is required for updating learned behaviors.  Cell Reports, August 25. doi: 
  11. Kermen F., Darnet L., Wiest C., Palumbo F., Bechert J., Uslu O., Yaksi E. (2020), Stimulus-specific behavioral responses of zebrafish to a large range of odors exhibit individual variability.. BMC Biology. Jun 15;18(1):66, doi: 10.1186/s12915-020-00801-8
  12. Hansen JN, Kaiser F, Klausen C, Stüven B, Chong R, Bönigk W, Mick DU, Möglich A, Jurisch-Yaksi N, Schmidt FI, Wachten D, (2020) Nanobody-directed targeting of optogenetic tools to study signaling in the primary cilium, Elife 2020 Jun 24;9:e57907
  13. Ringers C, Jurisch-Yaksi N. (2020) Development: How the Reissner Fiber Keeps Our Back Straight. Curr Biol. 2020 Jun 22;30(12):R705-R708. .
  14. Jurisch-Yaksi N., Yaksi E., Kizil C. (2020) Radial Glia in the Zebrafish Brain: Functional, Structural, and Physiological Comparison With the Mammalian Glia. Glia. May 31.
  15. Kermen F, Lal P., Faturos N.G., Yaksi E. (2020) Interhemispheric connections between olfactory bulbs improve odor detection. PLOS Biology, Apr 20;18(4):e3000701,
  16. Thouvenin O, Keiser L, Cantaut-Belarif Y, Carbo-Tano M, Verweij F, Jurisch-Yaksi N, Bardet PL, van Niel G, Gallaire F, Wyart C. (2020) Origin and role of the cerebrospinal fluid bidirectional flow in the central canal. Elife. 2020 Jan 9;9:e47699. .
  17. Ringers C, Olstad EW, Jurisch-Yaksi N. (2019) The role of motile cilia in the development and physiology of the nervous system. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 Feb 17;375(1792):20190156.
  18. Diaz Verdugo C†, Myren-Svelstad S†, Aydin E, van Hoeymissen E, Deneubourg C, Vanderhaeghe S, Vancraeynest J, Pelgrims R, Cosacak MI, Muto A, Kizil C, Kawakami K, Jurisch-Yaksi N* & Yaksi E* (2019) Glia-neuron interactions underlie state transitions to generalized seizures. Nature Communications, Aug 23;10(1):3830.
  19. Fore S., Yaksi. E. (2019) Habenula: A role in brain state transitions during coping behaviour. Current Biology, July 22,
  20. Olstad, E., Ringers, C., Hansen, J.N., Wens, A., Brandt, C., Wachten, D., Yaksi, E*., Jurisch-Yaksi, N*., (2019) Ciliary Beating Compartmentalizes Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow in the Brain and Regulates Ventricular Development. Current Biology, January 3,
  21. Lal P, Tanabe H, Suster ML, Ailani D, Kotani Y, Muto A, Itoh M, Iwasaki M, Wada H, Yaksi E, Kawakami K. Identification of a neuronal population in the telencephalon essential for fear conditioning in zebrafish. BMC Biology. 2018 Apr 25;16(1):45. doi: 10.1186/s12915-018-0502-y
  22. Jurisch-Yaksi, N, Yaksi, E., (2018), Q&A with Nathalie Jurisch-Yaksi and Emre Yaksi, Current Biology 28, R187–R207, March 5, 2018, DOI:
  23. Bergboer JGM*, Wyatt C*, Austin-Tse C, Yaksi E, Drummond IA. (2018) Assaying sensory ciliopathies using calcium biosensor expression in zebrafish ciliated olfactory neurons. 2018 Mar 15;7:2. *Equal Contributions
  24. Fore S, Palumbo F, Pelgrims R, Yaksi E. (2017) Information processing in the vertebrate habenula. Seminars in Cellular Developmental Biology. 2017 Aug 7.
  25. Franco LM, Okray Z, Linneweber GA, *Hassan BA, *Yaksi E (2017) Reduced Lateral Inhibition Impairs Olfactory Computations and Behaviors in a Drosophila Model of Fragile X Syndrome. Current Biology, March 30 2017. * co-last authors
  26. Reiten I, Uslu FE, Fore S, Pelgrims R, Ringers C, Verdugo CD, Hoffman M, Lal P, Kawakami K, Pekkan K, Yaksi E*, Jurisch-Yaksi N* (2016) Motile-Cilia-Mediated Flow Improves Sensitivity and Temporal Resolution of Olfactory Computations. Current Biology, Dec 29 2016. * co-last corresponding authors
  27. Yaksi E, Poirazi P, Hanganu-Opatz I. (2016) The road to independence: how to get funding in neuroscience. Eur J Neurosci. 2016 Mar;43(5):603-7. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13169.
  28. Vendrell-Llopis N, Yaksi E. (2015) Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits encode category, concentration and mixtures of taste. Scientific Reports. 2015 Dec 7;5:17825. doi: 10.1038/srep17825.
  29. Wyatt C, Bartoszek EM, Yaksi E. (2015) Methods for studying the zebrafish brain: past, present and future. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2015 Jul;42(2):1746-63. doi: 10.1111/ejn.12932. Epub 2015 May 22.
  30. Christiaens JF† Franco LM†, Cools T, De Meester L, Michiels J, Wenseleers T, Hassan BA, YaksiE* and Verstrepen KJ,* (2014) The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors. Cell Reports. † Equal Contributions,* co-last corresponding authors
  31. Hüsken U, Stickney HL , GestriG, Bianco IH, Faro A, Young RM, Roussigne M, Hawkins TA, Beretta CA, Brinkmann I, Paolini A, Jacinto R, Albadri S, Dreosti E, Tsalavouta M, Schwarz Q, Cavodeassi F, Barth AK, Wen L, Zhang B, Blader P, Yaksi E, Poggi L, Zigman M, Lin S, Wilson SW, Carl M, (2014) Tcf7l2 is required for left-right asymmetric differentiation of habenular neurons, Current Biology, Sep 3
  32. Jetti SK, Llopis NV, Yaksi E, (2014) Spontaneous activity governs olfactory representations in spatially organized habenular microcircuits, Current Biology. 24, 1–6, February 17
  33. Dreosti E, Llopis NV, Yaksi E* and Wilson S*, (2014) Left-right asymmetry is required for the habenulae to respond to both visual and olfactory stimuli, Current Biology. 24, 1–6, February 17. * co-last corresponding authors
  34. Kermen F, Franco LM, Wyatt C, Yaksi E. (2013) Neural circuits mediating olfactory-driven behavior in fish. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 2013 Apr 11;7:62
  35. Jurisch-Yaksi N, Rose AJ, Lu H, Raemaekers T, Munck S, Baatsen P, Baert V, Vermeire W, Scales SJ, Verleyen D, Vandepoel R, Tylzanowski P, Yaksi E, de Ravel T, Yost HJ, Froyen G, Arrington CB, Annaert W. J (2013) Rer1p maintains ciliary length and signaling by regulating γ-secretase activity and Foxj1a levels. Journal of Cell Biology. 2013 Mar 11.

From PhD and post-doctoral work of Emre Yaksi:

  1. Blumhagen F, Zhu P, Shum J, Schärer YP, Yaksi E, Deisseroth K, Friedrich RW. (2011) Neuronal filtering of multiplexed odour representations. Nov 13;479(7374):493-8.
  2. Kazama H, Yaksi E, Wilson RI. (2011) Cell death triggers olfactory circuit plasticity via glial signaling in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience. 2011 May 25;31(21):7619-30. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5984-10.2011.
  3. Yaksi, E. & Wilson, R.I. (2010) Electrical coupling between olfactory glomeruli. 67: 1034-47
  4. Chou, Y.H.*, Spletter, M.*, Yaksi, E*, Leong, J.C.S., Wilson, R.I., Liqun, L. (2010) Diversity and Wiring Variability of Olfactory Local Interneurons in the Drosophila Antennal Lobe. Nature Neuroscience. 13: 439-49 * Equal Contributions
  5. Friedrich, R.W., Yaksi, E., Judkewitz, B.,Wiechert, M.T. (2009) Processing of odor representations by neural circuits in the olfactory bulb. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1170: 293-7.
  6. Yaksi, E. *, von Saint Paul, F. *, Bundschuh, S., Niessing, J., Friedrich, R.W. (2009) Transformation of odor representations in target areas of the olfactory bulb. Nature Neuroscience. 12: 474-82, * Equal Contributions
  7. Tabor, R., Yaksi, E., Friedrich, R.W. (2008) Multiple functions of GABA A and GABA B receptors during pattern processing in the zebrafish olfactory bulb. European Journal of Neuroscience 28: 117-27
  8. Yaksi, E., Judkewitz, B., Friedrich, R.W. (2007) Topological reorganization of odor representations in the olfactory bulb. PLoS Biology. 5: e178
  9. Yaksi, E., and Friedrich, R. (2006). Reconstruction of firing rate changes across neuronal populations by temporally deconvolved Ca2+ imaging. Nature Methods. 3: 377-83.
  10. Feng, B., Bulchand, S., Yaksi, E., Friedrich, R. W., and Jesuthasan, S. (2005). The recombination activation gene 1 (Rag1) is expressed in a subset of zebrafish olfactory neurons but is not essential for axon targeting or amino acid detection. BMC Neuroscience. 6, 46
  11. Li, J., Mack, J. A., Souren, M., Yaksi, E., Higashijima, S., Mione, M., Fetcho, J. R., and Friedrich, R.W. (2005). Early development of functional spatial maps in the zebrafish olfactory bulb. Journal of Neuroscience. 25: 5784-5795.
  12. Tabor, R., Yaksi, E., Weislogel, J. M., and Friedrich, R. W. (2004). Processing of odor mixtures in the zebrafish olfactory bulb. Journal of Neuroscience. 24: 6611:6620