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William Kristan

TitleEmeritus Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentNeurobiology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0357
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-4760
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    A Neuronal Network that Regulates Motor Synchrony
    NIH/FIC R03TW006832Jan 15, 2004 - Dec 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SENSORY INPUT ONTO THE SEROTONERGIC NEURONS IN THE LEECH
    NIH/FIC R03TW000929May 1, 1998 - Apr 30, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of Neuronal Circuits for Simple Behaviors
    NIH/NINDS R01NS035336Jan 1, 1997 - Apr 30, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuronal Control of Interactions Among Behaviors
    NIH/NIMH R01MH043396Feb 1, 1988 - Nov 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Systems and Integrative Neurobiology Training Grant
    NIH/NIGMS T32GM008107Jul 1, 1985 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLE NEURONAL CIRCUIT
    NIH/NINDS R01NS020746Dec 1, 1984 - Nov 30, 1987
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Scientific Review and Evaluation Award - NSD Initial Review Group
    NIH/NINDS U09NS020453Jul 1, 1983 - Aug 31, 2006
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NEURONAL BASIS OF FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY
    NIH/NINDS R01NS014410Jan 1, 1979 - Dec 31, 1987
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kristan W. Functional Connectomics: How Maggots Make Up Their Minds. Curr Biol. 2017 Jan 09; 27(1):R38-R41. PMID: 28073023.
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    2. Pipkin JE, Bushong EA, Ellisman MH, Kristan W. Patterns and distribution of presynaptic and postsynaptic elements within serial electron microscopic reconstructions of neuronal arbors from the medicinal leech Hirudo verbana. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Dec 15; 524(18):3677-3695. PMID: 27636374.
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    3. Kristan W. Early evolution of neurons. Curr Biol. 2016 Oct 24; 26(20):R949-R954. PMID: 27780067.
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    4. Frady EP, Kapoor A, Horvitz E, Kristan W. Scalable Semisupervised Functional Neurocartography Reveals Canonical Neurons in Behavioral Networks. Neural Comput. 2016 Aug; 28(8):1453-97. PMID: 27348420.
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    5. Kristan W. Pinning down randomness. Cell. 2015 Apr 09; 161(2):189-90. PMID: 25860598.
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    6. Woodford CR, Frady EP, Smith RS, Morey B, Canzi G, Palida SF, Araneda RC, Kristan W, Kubiak CP, Miller EW, Tsien RY. Improved PeT molecules for optically sensing voltage in neurons. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Feb 11; 137(5):1817-24. PMID: 25584688; PMCID: PMC4513930.
    7. Briggman KL, Kristan W, González JE, Kleinfeld D, Tsien RY. Monitoring Integrated Activity of Individual Neurons Using FRET-Based Voltage-Sensitive Dyes. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015; 859:149-69. PMID: 26238052.
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    8. Kristan W. Behavioral sequencing: competitive queuing in the fly CNS. Curr Biol. 2014 Aug 18; 24(16):R743-6. PMID: 25137585.
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    9. Palmer CR, Barnett MN, Copado S, Gardezy F, Kristan W. Multiplexed modulation of behavioral choice. J Exp Biol. 2014 Aug 15; 217(Pt 16):2963-73. PMID: 24902753; PMCID: PMC4132565.
    10. Striedter GF, Belgard TG, Chen CC, Davis FP, Finlay BL, Güntürkün O, Hale ME, Harris JA, Hecht EE, Hof PR, Hofmann HA, Holland LZ, Iwaniuk AN, Jarvis ED, Karten HJ, Katz PS, Kristan W, Macagno ER, Mitra PP, Moroz LL, Preuss TM, Ragsdale CW, Sherwood CC, Stevens CF, Stüttgen MC, Tsumoto T, Wilczynski W. NSF workshop report: discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. J Comp Neurol. 2014 May 01; 522(7):1445-53. PMID: 24596113.
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    11. Striedter GF, Belgard TG, Chen CC, Davis FP, Finlay BL, Güntürkün O, Hale ME, Harris JA, Hecht EE, Hof PR, Hofmann HA, Holland LZ, Iwaniuk AN, Jarvis ED, Karten HJ, Katz PS, Kristan W, Macagno ER, Mitra PP, Moroz LL, Preuss TM, Ragsdale CW, Sherwood CC, Stevens CF, Stüttgen MC, Tsumoto T, Wilczynski W. NSF workshop report: discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. Brain Behav Evol. 2014; 83(1):1-8. PMID: 24603302; PMCID: PMC4028317.
    12. Katz P, Grillner S, Wilson R, Borst A, Greenspan R, Buzsáki G, Martin K, Marder E, Kristan W, Friedrich R, Chklovskii D. Vertebrate versus invertebrate neural circuits. Curr Biol. 2013 Jun 17; 23(12):R504-6. PMID: 23943928.
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    13. Frady EP, Palmer CR, Kristan W. Sexual attraction: sex-specific wiring of neural circuitry. Curr Biol. 2012 Nov 20; 22(22):R953-6. PMID: 23174297; PMCID: PMC4085748.
    14. Migliori B, Di Ventra M, Kristan W. Photoactivation of neurons by laser-generated local heating. AIP Adv. 2012 Sep; 2(3):032154. PMID: 24753960.
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    15. Gaudry Q, Kristan W. Decision points: the factors influencing the decision to feed in the medicinal leech. Front Neurosci. 2012; 6:101. PMID: 22783162; PMCID: PMC3390556.
    16. Miller EW, Lin JY, Frady EP, Steinbach PA, Kristan W, Tsien RY. Optically monitoring voltage in neurons by photo-induced electron transfer through molecular wires. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 07; 109(6):2114-9. PMID: 22308458; PMCID: PMC3277584.
    17. Palmer CR, Kristan W. Contextual modulation of behavioral choice. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2011 Aug; 21(4):520-6. PMID: 21624826; PMCID: PMC3478953.
    18. Todd KL, Kristan W, French KA. Gap junction expression is required for normal chemical synapse formation. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 10; 30(45):15277-85. PMID: 21068332; PMCID: PMC3478946.
    19. Wagenaar DA, Gonzalez R, Ries DC, Kristan W, French KA. Alpha-conotoxin ImI disrupts central control of swimming in the medicinal leech. Neurosci Lett. 2010 Nov 26; 485(3):151-6. PMID: 20833225; PMCID: PMC2956871.
    20. Gaudry Q, Kristan W. Feeding-mediated distention inhibits swimming in the medicinal leech. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 21; 30(29):9753-61. PMID: 20660257; PMCID: PMC2975557.
    21. Wagenaar DA, Hamilton MS, Huang T, Kristan W, French KA. A hormone-activated central pattern generator for courtship. Curr Biol. 2010 Mar 23; 20(6):487-95. PMID: 20226670; PMCID: PMC2858972.
    22. Baltzley MJ, Gaudry Q, Kristan W. Species-specific behavioral patterns correlate with differences in synaptic connections between homologous mechanosensory neurons. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2010 Mar; 196(3):181-97. PMID: 20135128; PMCID: PMC2825318.
    23. Gaudry Q, Kristan W. Behavioral choice by presynaptic inhibition of tactile sensory terminals. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Nov; 12(11):1450-7. PMID: 19801989.
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    24. Kristan W. Neuronal decision-making circuits. Curr Biol. 2008 Oct 14; 18(19):R928-32. PMID: 18957243.
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    25. Marin-Burgin A, Kristan W, French KA. From synapses to behavior: development of a sensory-motor circuit in the leech. Dev Neurobiol. 2008 May; 68(6):779-87. PMID: 18383550.
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    26. Friesen WO, Kristan W. Leech locomotion: swimming, crawling, and decisions. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2007 Dec; 17(6):704-11. PMID: 18339544; PMCID: PMC2323911.
    27. Fortin DL, Banghart MR, Dunn TW, Borges K, Wagenaar DA, Gaudry Q, Karakossian MH, Otis TS, Kristan W, Trauner D, Kramer RH. Photochemical control of endogenous ion channels and cellular excitability. Nat Methods. 2008 Apr; 5(4):331-8. PMID: 18311146; PMCID: PMC2760097.
    28. Mesce KA, Esch T, Kristan W. Cellular substrates of action selection: a cluster of higher-order descending neurons shapes body posture and locomotion. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2008 May; 194(5):469-81. PMID: 18297289.
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    29. Baca SM, Marin-Burgin A, Wagenaar DA, Kristan W. Widespread inhibition proportional to excitation controls the gain of a leech behavioral circuit. Neuron. 2008 Jan 24; 57(2):276-289. PMID: 18215624; PMCID: PMC4084705.
    30. Kristan W, Boarman WI. Effects of anthropogenic developments on common raven nesting biology in the West Mojave Desert. Ecol Appl. 2007 Sep; 17(6):1703-13. PMID: 17913134.
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    31. Kristan W. Neuroscience. A push-me pull-you neural design. Science. 2007 Jan 19; 315(5810):339-40. PMID: 17234936.
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    32. Briggman KL, Kristan W. Imaging dedicated and multifunctional neural circuits generating distinct behaviors. J Neurosci. 2006 Oct 18; 26(42):10925-33. PMID: 17050731.
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    33. Kristan W, Katz P. Form and function in systems neuroscience. Curr Biol. 2006 Oct 10; 16(19):R828-31. PMID: 17027473.
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    34. Thomson EE, Kristan W. Encoding and decoding touch location in the leech CNS. J Neurosci. 2006 Jul 26; 26(30):8009-16. PMID: 16870746.
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    35. Briggman KL, Abarbanel HD, Kristan W. From crawling to cognition: analyzing the dynamical interactions among populations of neurons. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Apr; 16(2):135-44. PMID: 16564165.
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    36. Cornford A, Kristan WB, Malnove S, Kristan WB, French KA. Functions of the subesophageal ganglion in the medicinal leech revealed by ablation of neuromeres in embryos. J Exp Biol. 2006 Feb; 209(Pt 3):493-503. PMID: 16424099.
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    37. Kristan W, Calabrese RL, Friesen WO. Neuronal control of leech behavior. Prog Neurobiol. 2005 Aug; 76(5):279-327. PMID: 16260077.
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    38. Marin-Burgin A, Eisenhart FJ, Kristan W, French KA. Embryonic electrical connections appear to pre-figure a behavioral circuit in the leech CNS. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2006 Feb; 192(2):123-33. PMID: 16205960.
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    39. Thomson EE, Kristan W. Quantifying stimulus discriminability: a comparison of information theory and ideal observer analysis. Neural Comput. 2005 Apr; 17(4):741-78. PMID: 15829089.
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    40. Marin-Burgin A, Eisenhart FJ, Baca SM, Kristan W, French KA. Sequential development of electrical and chemical synaptic connections generates a specific behavioral circuit in the leech. J Neurosci. 2005 Mar 09; 25(10):2478-89. PMID: 15758156.
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    41. Baca SM, Thomson EE, Kristan W. Location and intensity discrimination in the leech local bend response quantified using optic flow and principal components analysis. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jun; 93(6):3560-72. PMID: 15689387.
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    42. Taylor AL, Cottrell GW, Kleinfeld D, Kristan W. Imaging reveals synaptic targets of a swim-terminating neuron in the leech CNS. J Neurosci. 2003 Dec 10; 23(36):11402-10. PMID: 14673004.
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    43. Esch T, Mesce KA, Kristan W. Evidence for sequential decision making in the medicinal leech. J Neurosci. 2002 Dec 15; 22(24):11045-54. PMID: 12486200.
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    44. Esch T, Kristan W. Decision-making in the leech nervous system. Integr Comp Biol. 2002 Aug; 42(4):716-24. PMID: 21708768.
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    45. Taylor AL, Cottrell GW, Kristan W. Analysis of oscillations in a reciprocally inhibitory network with synaptic depression. Neural Comput. 2002 Mar; 14(3):561-81. PMID: 11860683.
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    46. Kristan W, Eisenhart FJ, Johnson LA, French KA. Development of neuronal circuits and behaviors in the medicinal leech. Brain Res Bull. 2000 Nov 15; 53(5):561-70. PMID: 11165792.
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    47. Kristan W, Shaw BK. Population coding and behavioral choice. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Dec; 7(6):826-31. PMID: 9464982.
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