Selected Publications

  • Rossi MA, Basiri ML, Liu Y, Hashikawa Y, Hashikawa K, Fenno LE, Kim YS, Ramakrishnan C, Deisseroth K, Stuber GD (2021) Transcriptional and functional divergence in lateral hypothalamic glutamate neurons projecting to the lateral habenula and ventral tegmental area. Neuron. Link to article

  • Rossi MA, Basiri ML, McHenry JA, Kosyk O, Otis JM, van den Munkhof H, Bryois J, Hubel C, Breen G, Guo W, Bulik CM, Sullivan PF & Stuber GD (2019) Obesity remodels activity and transcriptional state of a lateral hypothalamic brake on feeding. Science. 364(6447):1271-1274. PDF

  • Rossi MA & Stuber GD (2018) Overlapping brain circuits for homeostatic and hedonic feeding. Cell Metabolism, 27(1): 42-56. Review. PDF

  • Hashikawa Y, Hashikawa K, Rossi MA, Basiri ML, Liu Y, Johnston NL, Ahmad OR, & Stuber GD. (2020) Transcriptional and spatial resolution of cell types in the mammalian habenula. Neuron, 106(5): 743-58. Link to article

  • Otis JM, Namboodiri VMK, Matan A, Voets ES, Mohorn EP, Kosyk O, McHenry JA, Robinson JE, Resendez SL, Rossi MA, & Stuber GD (2017). Prefrontal cortex output circuits guide reward seeking through divergent cue encoding. Nature, 543(7643):103-7. PDF

  • McHenry JA, Otis JM, Rossi MA, Robinson JE, Kyosk O, Miller NW, McElligott ZA, Budygin EA, Rubinow DR & Stuber GD (2017). Hormonal gain control of a medial preoptic area social reward circuit. Nature Neuroscience, 20(3). PDF

  • Rossi MA, Li H, Kim IH, Bartholomew RA, Gaidis E, Barter JW, Lu D, Kim N, Cai M, Soderling SH, Yin HH (2016). A GABAergic nigrotectal pathway for coordination of consummatory drinking. Nature Neuroscience. 19: 742-748. PDF

  • Rossi MA & Yin HH (2015). Elevated dopamine alters consummatory pattern generation and increases behavioral variability during learning. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9(37). PDF

  • Kim IH, Rossi MA, Aryal DK, Racz B, Kim N, Uezu A, Wang F, Wetsel WC, Weinberg RJ, Yin HH, Soderling SH (2015). Spine pruning drives antipsychotic-sensitive behaviors via circuit control of striatal dopamine. Nature Neuroscience, 18(6). PDF

  • Rossi MA, Go V, Murphy T, Fu Q, Morizio J, Yin HH (2015). A wirelessly controlled implantable LED system for deep brain optogenetic stimulation. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9(8). PDF

  • Rossi MA, Sukharnikova T, Hayrapetyan VY, Yang L, & Yin HH (2013). Operant self-stimulation of dopamine neurons in the substantia nigra. PLoS ONE, 8(6). PDF

  • Rossi MA, Fan D, Barter JW & Yin HH (2013) Bidirectional modulation of substantia nigra activity by motivational state. PLoS ONE, 8(8). PDF

  • Rossi MA, Maimon B, Mak K, Je HS, Yin HH (2012) Prefrontal cortical mechanisms underlying delayed alternation in mice. J. Neurophysiology. 108(4): 1211-22. PDF