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  • Lur G, Vinck MA, Tang L, Cardin JA, Higley MJ (2016) Projection-specific feature encoding by layer 5 cortical subnetworks.  Cell Reports in press.


  • Lur G, Higley MJ (2015) Glutamate receptor modulation is restricted to synaptic microdomains.  Cell Reports 12:326.


  • Higley MJ (2014) Localized GABAergic inhibition of dendritic calcium signalling.  Nature Reviews Neuroscience in press.  [Review]
  • Amatrudo JM, Olson JP, Lur G, Chiu CQ, Higley MJ, Ellis-Davies GC. (2014)  Wavelength-selective one- and two-photon uncaging of GABA.  ACS Chem Neurosci 5:64.

  • Higley MJ and Picciotto MR. (2014) Neuromodulation by acetylcholine: examples from schizophrenia and depression. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 29:88. [Review]


  • Chiu CQ, Lur G, Morse TM, Carnevale NT, Ellis-Davies GC, Higley MJ. (2013)  Compartmentalization of GABAergic inhibition by dendritic spines.  Science 340:759.

  • Olson JP, Kwon HB, Takasaki KT, Chiu CQ, Higley MJ, Sabatini BL, Ellis-Davies GC. (2013)  Optically selective two-photon uncaging of glutamate at 900 nm.  J Am Chem Soc 135:5954.


  • Picciotto MR, Higley MJ, Mineur YS. (2012) Acetylcholine as a neuromodulator: cholinergic signaling shapes nervous system function and behavior. Neuron 76:116-29. [Review]

  • Higley MJ, Sabatini BL. (2012) Calcium signaling in dendritic spines.Cold Spring Harb Perspec Biol 4:a005686. [Review]

  • Higley MJ. (2012) Determination of cortical circuit function using current source-density analysis in vivo.  In: Neuronal Network Analysis, Tommaso Fellin and Michael Halassa, eds.  Humana Press.


  • Higley MJ, Gittis AH, Oldenburg IA, Balthasar N, Seal RP, Edwards RH, Lowell BB, Kreitzer AC, Sabatini BL. (2011) Cholinergic interneurons mediate fast VGlut3-dependent glutamatergic transmission in the striatum.  PLoS One 6:e19155.


  • Higley MJ, Strittmatter SM. (2010) Lynx for braking plasticity.  Science 330:1189. [Comment]

  • Higley MJ, Sabatini BL. (2010) Competitive regulation of synaptic Ca2+ influx by D2 dopamine and A2A adenosine receptors.  Nat Neurosci 13:958-66.


  • Higley MJ*, Soler-Llavina GJ*, Sabatini BL. (2009) Cholinergic modulation of multivesicular release regulates striatal synaptic potency and integration.  Nat Neurosci 12:1121-8.


  • Steiner P, Higley MJ, Xu W, Czervionke BL, Malenka RC, Sabatini BL. (2008) Destabilization of the postsynaptic density by PSD-95 serine 73 phosphorylation inhibits spine growth and synaptic plasticity.  Neuron 61:152.

  • Higley MJ, Sabatini BL. (2008) Calcium signaling in dendrites and spines: practical and functional considerations.  Neuron 59:902.  [Review]

  • Busetto G, Higley MJ, Sabatini BL. (2008) Developmental presence and disappearance of postsynaptically silent synapses on dendritic spines of rat layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons.  J Physiol 586:1519-27.


  • Higley MJ, Contreras D. (2007) Frequency adaptation modulates spatial integration of sensory responses in the rat whisker system.  J Neurophys 97:3819.

  • Higley MJ, Contreras D. (2007) Cellular mechanisms of suppressive interactions between somatosensory responses in vivo.  J Neurophys 97:647.


  • Higley MJ, Contreras D. (2006) Balanced excitation and inhibition determine spike timing during frequency adaptation.  J Neurosci 26:448.


  • Higley MJ, Contreras D. (2005) Integration of synaptic responses to neighboring whiskers in rat barrel cortex in vivo.  J Neurophys 93:1920.

  • Traub RD, Contreras D, Cunningham MO, Murray H, LeBeau FE, Roopun A, Bibbig A, Wilent WB, Higley MJ, Whittington MA. (2005) Single-column thalamocortical network model exhibiting gamma oscillations, sleep spindles, and epileptogenic bursts.  J Neurophys 93:2194.


  • Higley MJ, Contreras D. (2003) Nonlinear integration of sensory responses in the rat barrel cortex: an intracellular study in vivo.  J Neurosci 23:10190.