Maria Antonietta


photo of Maria Antonietta  Tosches
Assistant Professor
713A Fairchild, MC 2416
New York
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Short Research Description: 

Evolution of cell types and circuits in the vertebrate brain.

Representative Publications: 
Deryckere A, Woych J, Jaeger ECB, Tosches MA (2022) - "Molecular diversity of neuron types in the salamander amygdala and implications for amygdalar evolution" - Brain behavior and evolution doi: 10.1159/000527899

Woych J, Ortega Gurrola A, Deryckere A, Jaeger ECB, Gumnit E, Merello G, Gu J, Joven Araus A, Leigh ND, Yun M, Simon A, Tosches MA (2022) - "Cell-type profiling in salamanders identifies innovations in vertebrate forebrain evolution" - Science 377(6610):1063 eabp9186

Hain D, Gallego-Flores T, Klinkmann M, Macias A, Ciirdaeva E, Arends A, Thum C, Tushev G, Kretchmer F, Tosches MA, Laurent G (2022) -  "Molecular diversity and evolution of neuron types in the amniote brain" - Science 377(6610):1060 eabp8202
Tosches MA (2021) - "From Cell Types to an Integrated Understanding of Brain Evolution: The Case of the Cerebral Cortex" - Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology Vol. 37:495-517

Tosches MA (2021) – “Different origins for similar brain circuits” – Science 371, Feb 12 (6530): 676-677

Norimoto H, Fenk L, Li H-H., Tosches MA, Gallego-Flores T, Hain D, Reiter S, Kobayashi R, Macias A, Arends A, Klinkmann M, Laurent G (2020) – "A claustrum in reptiles and its role in slow-wave sleep" – Nature 578: 413–418 

Tosches MA, Laurent G (2019) – “Evolution of neuronal identity in the cerebral cortex” – Current Opinion in Neurobiology 56: 199-208

Tosches MA, Yamawaki TM, Naumann RK, Jacobi A, Tushev G, Laurent G (2018) – “Evolution of pallium, hippocampus and cortical cell types revealed by single-cell transcriptomics in reptiles” – Science 360 (6391): 881-888

Tosches MA (2017) – “Developmental and genetic mechanisms of neural circuit evolution” – Developmental Biology 431(1): 16-25

Arendt D, Tosches MA, Marlow H. (2016) – “From nerve ring to nerve cord and brain - evolution of the nervous system” –  Nature Reviews Neuroscience 17(1): 61-72

Naumann RK, Ondracek JM, Reiter S, Shein-Idelson M, Tosches MA, Yamawaki TM, Laurent G. (2015) – “The reptilian brain” – Current Biology 25(8): R317-21

Tosches MA, Bucher D, Vopalensky P, Arendt D#. (2014) – “Melatonin signaling controls circadian swimming in marine zooplankton” – Cell 159(1): 46-57       

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