Xitong Liang, PhD

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Faculty advisors: Tim Holy, PhD, and Paul Taghert, PhD

Dissertation (2018): Neural mechanisms of Drosophila circadian rhythms

Related publications

  • Liang X, Holy TE, Taghert PH. Synchronous Drosophila circadian pacemakers display nonsynchronous Ca²⁺ rhythms in vivo. Science. Feb 26, 2016; 351(6276):976-81. doi: 10.1126/science.aad3997.
  • Klose M, Duvall L, Li W, Liang X, Ren C, Steinbach JH, Taghert PH. Functional PDF signaling in the Drosophila circadian neural circuit is gated by Ral A-dependent modulation. Neuron. May 18, 2016; 90(4):781-794. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.04.002. Epub May 5, 2016.
  • Liang X, Holy TE, Taghert PH. A series of suppressive signals within the Drosophila circadian neural circuit generates sequential daily outputs. Neuron. Jun 21, 2017;94(6):1173-1189.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.05.007. Epub May 25, 2017.
  • Liang X, Ho MCW, Zhang Y, Li Y, Wu MN, Holy TE, Taghert PH. Morning and evening circadian pacemakers independently drive premotor centers via a specific dopamine relay. Neuron. May 22, 2019; 102(4):843-857.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.028. Epub Apr 10, 2019.
  • Liang X, Holy TE, Taghert PH. Circadian pacemaker neurons display co-phasic rhythms in basal calcium level and in fast calcium fluctuations. May 4, 2021. biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2021.05.03.442479v1  [PREPRINT]