Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 The field of neurogenetics: where it stands and where it is going 2021
2021 The field of neurogenetics: where it stands and where it is going 2021
2021 The prop1-like homeobox gene unc-42 specifies the identity of synaptically connected neuronseLife.  10. 2021
2020 Temporal, Spatial, Sexual and Environmental Regulation of the Master Regulator of Sexual Differentiation in C. elegansCurrent Biology.  30:3604-3616.e3. 2020
2019 Knockdown of the histone di-methyltransferase G9a in nucleus accumbens shell decreases cocaine self-administration, stress-induced reinstatement, and anxiety.Neuropsychopharmacology.  44:1370-1376. 2019
2018 An atlas of Caenorhabditis elegans chemoreceptor expression.PLoS Biology.  16:e2004218. 2018
2017 Regulation of BAZ1A and nucleosome positioning in the nucleus accumbens in response to cocaine.Neuroscience.  353:1-6. 2017
2016 Histone arginine methylation in cocaine action in the nucleus accumbens. 2016
2016 Circuit-wide Transcriptional Profiling Reveals Brain Region-Specific Gene Networks Regulating Depression Susceptibility.Neuron.  90:969-983. 2016
2016 BAZ1B in Nucleus Accumbens Regulates Reward-Related Behaviors in Response to Distinct Emotional Stimuli. 2016
2016 Bidirectional Synaptic Structural Plasticity after Chronic Cocaine Administration Occurs through Rap1 Small GTPase Signaling.Neuron.  89:566-582. 2016
2015 ACF chromatin-remodeling complex mediates stress-induced depressive-like behavior.Nature Medicine.  21:1146-1153. 2015
2015 Dishevelled-2 regulates cocaine-induced structural plasticity and Rac1 activity in the nucleus accumbens.Neuroscience Letters.  598:23-28. 2015
2015 Epigenetic basis of opiate suppression of Bdnf gene expression in the ventral tegmental area.Nature Neuroscience.  18:415-422. 2015
2014 β-catenin mediates stress resilience through Dicer1/microRNA regulation.Nature.  516:51-55. 2014
2014 Locus-specific epigenetic remodeling controls addiction- and depression-related behaviors.Nature Neuroscience.  17:1720-1727. 2014
2014 Analytical tools and current challenges in the modern era of neuroepigenomics.Nature Neuroscience.  17:1476-1490. 2014
2014 Fluoxetine epigenetically alters the CaMKIIα promoter in nucleus accumbens to regulate ΔFosB binding and antidepressant effects.Neuropsychopharmacology.  39:1178-1186. 2014
2014 G9a influences neuronal subtype specification in striatum.Nature Neuroscience.  17:533-539. 2014
2014 Essential role of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in cocaine action. 2014
2014 ΔFosB induction in prefrontal cortex by antipsychotic drugs is associated with negative behavioral outcomes.Neuropsychopharmacology.  39:538-544. 2014
2014 Stress and CRF gate neural activation of BDNF in the mesolimbic reward pathway.Nature Neuroscience.  17:27-29. 2014
2013 Epigenetics of the depressed brain: role of histone acetylation and methylation.Neuropsychopharmacology.  38:124-137. 2013
2012 Morphine epigenomically regulates behavior through alterations in histone H3 lysine 9 dimethylation in the nucleus accumbens. 2012
2012 BDNF is a negative modulator of morphine action.Science.  338:124-128. 2012
2012 Drug experience epigenetically primes Fosb gene inducibility in rat nucleus accumbens. 2012
2012 Rac1 is essential in cocaine-induced structural plasticity of nucleus accumbens neurons.Nature Neuroscience.  15:891-896. 2012
2012 Chronic atomoxetine treatment during adolescence decreases impulsive choice, but not impulsive action, in adult rats and alters markers of synaptic plasticity in the orbitofrontal cortex.Psychopharmacology.  219:285-301. 2012
2011 A role for repressive histone methylation in cocaine-induced vulnerability to stress.Neuron.  71:656-670. 2011
2011 Cocaine dynamically regulates heterochromatin and repetitive element unsilencing in nucleus accumbens. 2011
2010 Cell type-specific loss of BDNF signaling mimics optogenetic control of cocaine reward.Science.  330:385-390. 2010
2010 Yohimbine increases impulsivity through activation of cAMP response element binding in the orbitofrontal cortex.Biological Psychiatry.  67:649-656. 2010
Temporal transitions in post-mitotic neurons throughout the C. elegans nervous system

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2014
  • Full Name

  • HaoSheng Sun