Selected Publications

Gemmell, B, Fogerson SM, Morgan JR, Costello JH, Dabiri JO, Colin SP (2016). How the bending kinematics of swimming lampreys build negative pressure fields for suction thrust. Journal of Experimental Biology 219:3884-3895.

Fogerson SM., van Brummen AJ, Busch DJ, Allen SR, Roychaudhuri R, Banks SM, Klarner FG, Schrader T, Bitan G, Morgan JR (2016). Reducing synuclein accumulation improves neuronal survival after spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology 4886(16), 30026-7doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2016.02.004

Busch DJ, Oliphint PA, Walsh RB, Banks, SML, Woods WS, George JM, Morgan JR (2014). Acute increase of α-synuclein inhibits synaptic vesicle recycling evoked during intense stimulation. Molecular Biology of the Cell 25: 3926-3941.

Morgan JR and Shifman, M.  (2014). Non-mammalian models of nerve regeneration.  Texbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation, Volume 1, Second Edition. Edited by Michael E. Selzer, Stephanie Clarke, Leonardo G. Cohen, Gert Kwakkel, and Robert H. Miller, Cambridge Univ. Press; Cambridge, UK, Chapter 13, p. 329-338.

Morgan JR, Comstra HS, Cohen M, Faundez V. (2013) Presynaptic membrane retrieval and endosome biology: defining molecularly heterogeneous synaptic vesicles. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol (in progress).

Lau BY, Fogerson SM, Walsh RB, Morgan JR  Cyclic AMP promotes axon regeneration, lesion repair and neuronal survival in lampreys after spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2013. Volume 250, December 2013, Pages 31–42.

Morgan JR, Jiang J, Oliphint PA, Jin S, Gimenez LE, Busch DJ, Foldes AE, Zuo Y, Sousa R, Lafer EM.  Role for an Hsp70 nucleotide exchange factor in the regulation of synaptic vesicle endocytosis. (2013) Journal of Neuroscience.  33:8009-8021.

Smith JJ, Kuraku S, Holt C, Sauka-Spengler T, Jiang N, Campbell MS, Yandell MD, Manousaki T, Meyer A, Bloom OE, Morgan JR, Buxbaum JD, Sachidanadam R, Sims C, Garruss AS, Cook M, Krumlauf R, Wiedemann LM, Sower SA, Decatur WA, Hall JA, Amemiya CT, Saha NR, Buckley KM, Rast JP, Das S, Hirano M, McCurley N, Guo P, Rohner N, Tabin CJ, Piccinelli P, Elgar G, Ruffier M, Aken BL, Searle SMJ, Muffato M, Pignatelli M, Herrero J, Jones M, Brown CT, Chung-Davidson Y-W, Nanlohy KG, Libants SV, Yeh C-Y, McCauley DW, Langeland JA, Pancer Z, Fritzsch B, de Jong PJ, Zhu B, Fulton LL, Theising B, Flicek P, Bronner M, Warren WC, Clifton SW, Wilson RK, Li W. (2013) Sequencing of the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) provides insights into vertebrate evolution. Nature Genetics.  45:415-421.

Busch DJ and Morgan JR (2012) Synuclein accumulation is associated with cell-specific neuronal death after spinal cord injury. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 520: 1751-1771.

Bloom OE and Morgan JR (2011) Membrane trafficking events underlying axon repair, growth, and regeneration. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 48: 339-348.

Lau BY, Foldes AE†, Alieva NO, Oliphint PA, Busch DJ, and Morgan JR (2011) Increased synapsin expression and neurite sprouting in lamprey brain after spinal cord injury. Experimental Neurology 228:283-293.

Smith J, Morgan JR, Zottoli SJ, Smith PJ, Buxbaum JD, Bloom OE. (2011) Regeneration in the era of functional genomics and gene network analysis. Biological Bulletin 221:18-34.

Oliphint PA, Alieva N, Foldes AE†, Tytell ED, Lau BYB, Pariseau JS†, Cohen AH, and Morgan JR (2010) Regenerated synapses in lamprey spinal cord are sparse and small even after functional recovery from injury. Journal of Comparative Neurology 518:2854-2872.

Morgan JR, Di Paolo G, Werner H, Shchedrina VA, Pypaert M, Pieribone VA, and De Camilli P (2004) A role for talin in presynaptic function. Journal of Cell Biology 167:43-50 (Featured in “News: In this Issue”)

Morgan JR, Prasad K, Jin S, Augustine GJ, and Lafer EM (2001) Uncoating of clathrin-coated vesicles in presynaptic terminals is mediated by auxilin-Hsc70 interaction. Neuron 32:289-300

Morgan JR, Prasad K, Hao W, Augustine GJ, and Lafer EM (2000) A conserved clathrin assembly motif is essential for synaptic vesicle endocytosis. Journal of Neuroscience 20: 8667-8676