Publications

2019

Faundez V, Wynne M, Crocker A, Tarquinio D. Molecular Systems Biology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rett Syndrome as an Archetype. Front Integr Neurosci. 2019 Jul 17;13:30. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2019.00030.

Gokhale, A. et al. Systems Analysis of the 22q11.2 Microdeletion Syndrome Converges on a Mitochondrial Interactome Necessary for Synapse Function and Behavior. J Neurosci. 2019 May 1;39(18):3561-3581. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1983-18.2019.

Engel, G.L., Taber, K., Vinton, E., Crocker A.J., Studying alcohol use disorder using Drosophila melanogaster in the era of ‘Big Data’. Behav Brain Funct. 2019 Apr 16;15(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s12993-019-0159-x.

2016

Crocker A, Murphy C., Guan, X., Murthy M. Transcriptome-Wide Analysis of Single Drosophila Mushroom Body Neurons Reveals Learning-Related Changes in Gene Expression. Cell Reports. 2016 May 17;15(7):1580-1596

2012

Erion R, DiAngelo JR, Crocker A, Sehgal A. Interaction between sleep and metabolism in Drosophila with altered octopamine signaling. J Biol Chem. 2012 Sep 21;287(39):32406-14.

2011

DiAngelo JR, Erion R, Crocker A, Sehgal A. The central clock neurons regulate lipid storage in Drosophila. PloS one. 2011; 6(5):e19921.

2010

Crocker A, Sehgal A. Genetic analysis of sleep. Genes & development. 2010; 24(12):1220-35.

Crocker A, Shahidullah M, Levitan IB, Sehgal A. Identification of a neural circuit that underlies the effects of octopamine on sleep:wake behavior. Neuron. 2010; 65(5):670-81. NIHMSID: NIHMS189149

2009

Wu MN, Ho K, Crocker A, Yue Z, Koh K, Sehgal A. The effects of caffeine on sleep in Drosophila require PKA activity, but not the adenosine receptor. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2009; 29(35):11029-37. NIHMSID: NIHMS147966

2008

Crocker A, Sehgal A. Octopamine regulates sleep in drosophila through protein kinase A-dependent mechanisms. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2008; 28(38):9377-85. NIHMSID: NIHMS69011

2007

Sehgal A, Joiner W, Crocker A, Koh K, Sathyanarayanan S, Fang Y, Wu M, Williams JA, Zheng X. Molecular analysis of sleep: wake cycles in Drosophila. Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology. 2007; 72:557-64.

2006

Mojsilovic-Petrovic J, Jeong GB, Crocker A, Arneja A, David S, Russell DS, Kalb RG. Protecting motor neurons from toxic insult by antagonism of adenosine A2a and Trk receptors. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2006; 26(36):9250-63.

Joiner WJ, Crocker A, White BH, Sehgal A. Sleep in Drosophila is regulated by adult mushroom bodies. Nature. 2006; 441(7094):757-60.

Yoshida K, McCormack S, España RA, Crocker A, Scammell TE. Afferents to the orexin neurons of the rat brain. The Journal of comparative neurology. 2006; 494(5):845-61. NIHMSID: NIHMS40674

2005

Crocker A, España RA, Papadopoulou M, Saper CB, Faraco J, Sakurai T, Honda M, Mignot E, Scammell TE. Concomitant loss of dynorphin, NARP, and orexin in narcolepsy. Neurology. 2005; 65(8):1184-8. NIHMSID: NIHMS40668

Arrigoni E, Crocker AJ, Saper CB, Greene RW, Scammell TE. Deletion of presynaptic adenosine A1 receptors impairs the recovery of synaptic transmission after hypoxia. Neuroscience. 2005; 132(3):575-80. NIHMSID: NIHMS40672

2004

Mochizuki T, Crocker A, McCormack S, Yanagisawa M, Sakurai T, Scammell TE. Behavioral state instability in orexin knock-out mice. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2004; 24(28):6291-300.

Undergraduate Theses (2017-current)

Posters presented by students (2016-current)

2017

Vinton, E., Lopez, A., Pil, B. G., Bozorgi, A., Merghani, S., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, July). NinaA: a novel mediator of pain perception in Drosophila melanogaster. Summer Research Symposium. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury VT: Middlebury College.

Merghani, S., Bozorgi, A., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, July). Novel Nociception Pathways and Ancient Stress Pathways in Drosophila melanogaster. Summer Research Symposium. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College.

Vinton, E., Lopez, A., Pil, B.-G., Bozorgi, A., Merghani, S., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, August). NinaA: a novel mediator of pain perception in Drosophila melanogaster. Northeast Regional Ideas Conference. Burlington, VT: Vermont Genetics Network and the National Institutes of Health.

Pil, B. G., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, April). CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL MEDIATOR OF NOCICEPTION IN ADULT  DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER. Vermont Genetics Network Career Day 2017. South Burlington, VT: Vermont Genetics Network.

Pil, B. G., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, March). CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL MEDIATOR OF NOCICEPTION IN ADULT  DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER. 58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference. San Diego, CA: Genetics Society of America.

Gutierrez, J., Yedlin, M., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, January). Sensory Processing in Drosophila melanogaster with Alter Metabolic States. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT: Vermont Chapter of Society For Neuroscience.

Hale, M., Pil, B.-G., & Crocker, A. J. (2017, January). Characterization of a novel mediator of nociception in adult Drosophila melanogaster. Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum. Burlington, VT: Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

2016

Merghani, S., & Crocker, A. J. (2016, July). Designing High-throughput Assays to Screen for Stress and Anxiety in Drosophila melanogaster. Summer Research Symposium. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College.

Pil, B. G., & Crocker, A. J. (2016, July). Analysis of the function of the NinaA gene on Drosophila melanogaster. Summer Research Symposium. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College.

Gutierrez, J., & Crocker, A. J. (2016, July). Metabolic and Sensory Perception Changes in Axenic and Obese Drosophila melanogaster. Summer Research Symposium. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury, VT: Middlebury College.