Sato TF and Murthy VN. 2010. Light-emitting diodes (LED) for biological microscopy. To appear in Imaging: A Laboratory Manual , Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Qing, Q†., Pal SK†, Tian B, Duan X, Timko BP, Cohen-Karni T, Murthy VN* and Lieber CM*. 2010. Nanowire transistor arrays for mapping neural circuits in acute brain slices. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:1882-1887. † - equal contributors, * - co-senior authors


Petzold GC, Hagiwara A and Murthy VN. 2009. Serotonergic modulation of odor input to the mammalian olfactory bulb. Nature Neuroscience 12:784-791

Soucy E†, Albeanu DF†, Fantana A, Murthy VN* and Meister M*. 2009. Precision and diversity in an odor map on the olfactory bulb. Nature Neuroscience 12:210-220. † - equal contributors, * - co-senior authors


Albeanu DF, Soucy E, Sato TF, Meister M, Murthy VN. 2008. LED arrays as cost effective and efficient light sources for widefield microscopy. PLoS ONE. 3:e2146.

Petzold, GC, Albeanu, DF, Sato TF and Murthy, VN. 2008. Coupling of neural activity to blood flow in olfactory glomeruli is mediated by astrocytic pathways. Neuron. 58:897-910.


Tyler, WJ, Petzold, GC, Pal, SK and Murthy, VN. 2007. Experience-dependent modification of primary sensory synapses in the mammalian olfactory bulb. J. Neurosci. 27:9427-9438.


Burrone J†, Li Z† and Murthy VN. 2006. Studying vesicle recycling in presynaptic terminals using the genetically-encoded probe synaptopHluorin. Nature Protocols 1:2970-2978. † - equal contributors

Newton, AJ, Kirchhausen, T. and Murthy, VN. 2006. Inhibition of dynamin completely blocks compensatory synaptic vesicle endocytosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103:17955-17960.

Hartman KN† , Pal SK†, Burrone J.and Murthy VN. 2006. Activity-dependent regulation of inhibitory synaptic transmission in hippocampal neurons. Nature Neuroscience. 9:642-649. † - equal contributors



Dietz SB, Murthy VN. (2005). Contrasting short-term plasticity at two sides of the mitral-granule reciprocal synapse in the mammalian olfactory bulb. J Physiol 569:475-488.

Star EN, Newton AJ, Murthy VN. (2005). Real-time imaging of Rab3a and Rab5a reveals differential roles in presynaptic function. J Physiol 569:103-117

Li Z, Burrone J, Tyler WJ, Hartman KN, Albeanu DF, Murthy VN. (2005). Synaptic vesicle recycling studied in transgenic mice expressing synaptopHluorin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 2005 Apr 26;102(17):6131-6.


Tyler WJ, Murthy VN. (2004). Synaptic vesicles. Curr Biol 2004 Apr 20;14(8):R294-7.


Samuel AD, Silva RA, Murthy VN. (2003). Synaptic activity of the AFD neuron in Caenorhabditis elegans correlates with thermotactic memory. J Neurosci 2003 Jan 15;23(2):373-6.

Burrone J, Murthy VN. (2003). Synaptic gain control and homeostasis. Curr Opin Neurobiol 2003 Oct;13(5):560-7.

Murthy VN, De Camilli P. (2003). Cell biology of the presynaptic terminal. Annu Rev Neurosci 2003;26:701-28.


Zito K, Murthy VN. (2002). Dendritic spines. Curr Biol 2002 Jan 8;12(1):R5.

Burrone J, O'Byrne M, Murthy VN. (2002). Multiple forms of synaptic plasticity triggered by selective suppression of activity in individual neurons. Nature 2002 Nov 28;420(6914):414-8.

Dertinger SK, Jiang X, Li Z, Murthy VN, Whitesides GM. (2002). Gradients of substrate-bound laminin orient axonal specification of neurons. PNAS USA 2002 Oct 1;99(20):12542-7.

Star EN, Kwiatkowski DJ, Murthy VN. (2002). Rapid turnover of actin in dendritic spines and its regulation by activity. Nat Neurosci 2002 Mar;5(3):239-46.


Murthy VN. (2001). Spreading synapsins. Nat Neurosci 2001 Dec;4(12):1155-7.

Burrone J, Murthy VN. (2001). Synaptic plasticity: rush hour traffic in the AMPA lanes. Curr Biol 2001 Apr 3;11(7):R274-7.

Murthy VN, Schikorski T, Stevens CF, Zhu Y. (2001). Inactivity produces increases in neurotransmitter release and synapse size. Neuron 2001 Nov 20;32(4):673-82.

Li Z, Murthy VN. (2001). Visualizing postendocytic traffic of synaptic vesicles at hippocampal synapses. Neuron 2001 Aug 30;31(4):593-605.

Samuel AD, Murthy VN, Hengartner MO. (2001). Calcium dynamics during fertilization in C. elegans. BMC Dev Biol 2001;1:8.