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Developmental remodeling repurposes larval neurons for sexual behaviors in adult Drosophila

Diamandi JA*, Duckhorn JC*, Miller KE*, Weinstock M*, Leone S*, Murphy MR*, Shirangi TR

CurrBiol 2024 Mar 25;34(6):1183-1193.  * former undergraduate student 

Neuromuscular embodiment of feedback control elements in Drosophila flight.

Whitehead SC, Leone S*, Lindsay T, Meiselman MR, Cowan NJ, Dickinson MH, Yapici N,

Stern DL, Shirangi T, Cohen I.

Sci Adv. 2022 Dec 14;8(50):eabo7461. * former undergraduate student 

Regulation of Drosophila courtship behavior by the Tlx/tailless-like nuclear receptor, dissatisfaction.

Duckhorn JC*, Cande J, Metkus MC*, Song H, Altamirano S, Stern DL, Shirangi TR. 

Curr Biol. 2022 Apr 25;32, 1–12. * former undergraduate student 

Combined in situ hybridization chain reaction and immunostaining to visualize gene expression in whole-mount Drosophila central nervous systems.

Duckhorn JC*, Junker I, Ding Y, Shirangi TR. 

bioRxiv. 2021. doi: 2021.08.02.454831.  * former undergraduate student 

The development of sex differences in the nervous system and behavior of flies, worms, and rodents.

Meeh KL*, Rickel CT*, Sansano AJ*, Shirangi TR. 

Dev Biol. 2021. Jan 20:S0012-1606(21)00022-1. * former undergraduate student 

A systematic nomenclature for the Drosophila ventral nervous system. 

Court RC, Namiki S, Armstrong JD, Borner J, Card G, Costa M, Dickinson MH, Duch C, Korff W, Mann R, Merritt D, Murphey R, , Seeds A, Shepherd D, Shirangi T, Simpson J, Truman J, Tuthill JC, Williams D. 

Neuron. 2020 Sept 23;107:1–9. 

Evolution of sexual size dimorphism in the wing musculature of Drosophila.

Tracy CB*, Nguyen J*, Abraham R*, Shirangi TR.

PeerJ. 2020. 8:e8360.  * former undergraduate student 

Motor Control: Winging it with a few good muscles.

Shirangi TR.

Curr Biol. 2017 Feb 6;27(3):R115-R116 

Doublesex Regulates the Connectivity of a Neural Circuit Controlling Drosophila Male Courtship Song.

Shirangi TR, Wong AM, Truman JW, Stern DL.

Dev Cell. 2016 Jun 20;37(6):533-44. 

Genetic and Environmental Control of Neurodevelopmental Robustness in Drosophila.

Mellert DJ, Williamson WR, Shirangi TR, Card GM, Truman JW.

PLoS One. 2016 May 5;11(5):e0155957.

Motor control of Drosophila courtship song.

Shirangi TR, Stern DL, Truman JW.

Cell Rep. 2013 5(3):678-86.

Rapid evolution of sex pheromone-producing enzyme expression in Drosophila.

Shirangi TR*, Dufour HD*, Williams TM, Carroll SB. *Equal contribution

PLoS Biol. 2009 Aug;7(8):e1000168.



Sex in flies: what 'body--mind' dichotomy?

Shirangi TR, McKeown M.

Dev Biol. 2007 Jun 1;306(1):10-9. Review.


A double-switch system regulates male courtship behavior in male and female Drosophila melanogaster.

Shirangi TR, Taylor BJ, McKeown M.

Nat Genet. 2006 Dec; 38(12): 1435-9.


Drosophila retained/dead ringer is necessary for neuronal pathfinding, female receptivity and repression of fruitless independent male courtship behaviors.

Ditch LM, Shirangi T, Pitman J, Latham K, Finley K, Edeen PT, Taylor BJ, McKeown M. 

Development. 2005 Jan; 132(1): 155-64.

Nuclear degradation of p53 occurs during down-regulation of the p53 response after DNA damage.

Shirangi TR, Zaika A, Moll UM.

FASEB J. 2002 Mar; 16(3): 420-2.

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