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Candice Lee*, Sandrine L. Côté*, Nima Raman, Hritvic Chaudhary, Bryan C Mercado, Simon X Chen (2023). Whole-brain mapping of long-range inputs to the VIP-expressing inhibitory neurons in the primary motor cortex. 

Frontiers in Neural Circuits                   *co-first authors


Yang, J.*, Serrano, P.*, Yin, X.*, Sun, X., Lin, Y., Chen, S.X. (2022) Functionally distinct NPAS4-expressing somatostatin interneuron ensembles critical for motor learning Neuron                   *co-first authors

Lee, C., Harkin, E., Yin, X., Naud, R., Chen, S.X. (2022). Cell-type specific responses to associative learning in the primary motor cortex eLife


Yin, X., Jones, N., Yang, J. Asroui, N., Mathieu, M.E., Cai, L., Chen, S.X. (2021) Delayed motor learning in 16p11.2 deletion mouse model of autism is rescued by locus coeruleus activation. Nature Neuroscience


Lee, C., Lavoie, A., Liu, J.X.,Chen, S.X.*, Liu, B.H.* (2020) Light Up the Brain: the application of optogenetics in cell-type specific dissection of brain circuits. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 14:18 *co-corresponding authors


Chen, S.X., Kim, A.N., Peters, A.J., Komiyama, T. (2015) Subtype-specific plasticity of inhibitory circuits in motor cortex during motor learning. Nature Neuroscience18(8):1109-15


  • News and Views in Nature Neuroscience - Grillo, F.W., West, L., De Paola, V. (2015) Removing synaptic brakes on learning. Nature Neuroscience 18(8):1162-64


Peters, A.J., Chen, S.X., Komiyama, T. (2014) Emergence of reproducible spatiotemporal activity during motor learning. Nature 510(7504):263-7


Chen, S.X., Cherry, A., Tari, P.K., Podorgski, K., Kwong, KH, Haas, K. (2012). The transcription factor MEF2 directs developmental visually-driven functional and structural metaplasticity. Cell 151, 41-55. 


  • Preview in Cell – Della Santina, L., Wong, R.O. (2012) A molecular link tethering neuronal responses with the past. Cell 151: 9 – 11. 


Chen, S.X., Haas, K. (2011). Function directs form of neuronal architecture. BioArchitecture 1, 2-4.



Chen, S.X., Tari, P.K., She, K., and Haas, K. (2010). Neurexin-neuroligin cell adhesion complexes contribute to synaptotropic dendritogenesis via growth stabilization mechanisms in vivo. Neuron 67, 967-983.

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