All-optical approaches to studying psychiatric disease
Lafferty CK, Christinck T, Britt JP.
Methods. 2021; in press.

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) promotes social behavior through mTORC1 in the excitatory neurotransmission
De Gregorio D, Popic J, Enns JP, Inserra A, Skalecka A, Markopoulos A, Posa L, Lopez-Canul M, Qianzi H, Lafferty CK, Britt JP, Comai S, Aguilar-Valles A, Sonenberg N, Gobbi G.
PNAS. 2021 Feb 2;118(5):e2020705118.

Nucleus Accumbens Cell Type- and Input-Specific Suppression of Unproductive Reward Seeking
Lafferty CK, Yang AK, Mendoza JA, Britt JP.
Cell Reports. 2020 Mar 17;30(11):3729-3741.e3.

Hippocampal Input to the Nucleus Accumbens Shell Enhances Food Palatability
Yang AK, Mendoza JA, Lafferty CK, Lacroix F, Britt JP.
Biological Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 1;87(7):597-608.

Off-Target Influences of Arch-Mediated Axon Terminal Inhibition on Network Activity and Behavior
Lafferty CK, Britt JP.
Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 2020 Mar 25;14:10.

Cannabis Exposure Enhances Subcortical Control of Nucleus Accumbens Activity
Lafferty CK, Britt JP.
Biological Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 1;87(7):592-594.

Cue-evoked dopamine neuron activity helps maintain but does not encode expected value
Mendoza JA, Lafferty CK, Yang AK, Britt JP.
Cell Reports. 2019 Nov 5;29(6):1429-1437.e3 .

Coordinated Reductions in Excitatory Input to the Nucleus Accumbens Underlie Food Consumption
Reed SJ, Lafferty CK, Mendoza JA, Yang AK, Davidson TJ, Grosenick L, Deisseroth K, Britt JP.
Neuron. 2018 Sep 19;99(6):1260-1273.e4.

Local Control of Extracellular Dopamine Levels in the Medial Nucleus Accumbens by a Glutamatergic Projection from the Infralimbic Cortex
Quiroz C, Orrú M, Rea W, Ciudad-Roberts A, Yepes G, Britt JP, Ferré S
Journal of Neuroscience. 2016 Jan 20;36(3):851-9

Dopaminergic and glutamatergic microdomains in a subset of rodent mesoaccumbens axons
Zhang S, Qi J, Li X, Wang HL, Britt JP, Hoffman AF, Bonci A, Lupica CR, Morales M
Nature Neuroscience. 2015 Mar;18(3):386-92

Serotonergic versus nonserotonergic dorsal raphe projection neurons: differential participation in reward circuitry
McDevitt RA, Tiran-Cappello A, Shen H, Balderas I, Britt JP, Marino RA, Chung SL, Richie CT, Harvey BK, Bonci A
Cell Reports. 2014 Sep 25;8(6):1857-69

Optogenetics in preclinical neuroscience and psychiatry research: recent insights and potential applications
McDevitt RA, Reed SJ, Britt JP
Neuropsychiatric Diseases and Treatment. 2014 Jul 22;10:1369-79

Methamphetamine downregulates striatal glutamate receptors via diverse epigenetic mechanisms
Jayanthi S, McCoy MT, Chen B, Britt JP, Kourrich S, Yau HJ, Ladenheim B, Krasnova IN, Bonci A, Cadet JL
Biological Psychiatry. 2014 Jul 1;76(1):47-56

Alcohol and tobacco: how smoking may promote excessive drinking
Britt JP, Bonci A
Neuron. 2013 Aug 7;79(3):406-7

Optogenetic interrogations of the neural circuits underlying addiction
Britt JP, Bonci A
Current Opinion Neurobiology. 2013 Aug;23(4):539-45

Synaptic and behavioral profile of multiple glutamatergic inputs to the nucleus accumbens
Britt JP, Benaliouad F, McDevitt RA, Stuber GD, Wise RA, Bonci A
Neuron. 2012 Nov 21;76(4):790-803

Use of channelrhodopsin for activation of CNS neurons
Britt JP, McDevitt RA, Bonci A
Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 2012;Chapter 2:Unit2.16

Optogenetic modulation of neural circuits that underlie reward seeking
Stuber GD, Britt JP, Bonci A
Biological Psychiatry. 2012 Jun 15;71(12):1061-7

Enhanced striatal cholinergic neuronal activity mediates L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in parkinsonian mice
Ding Y, Won L, Britt JP, Lim SA, McGehee DS, Kang UJ
PNAS. 2011 Jan 11;108(2):840-5

Dopaminergic terminals in the nucleus accumbens but not the dorsal striatum corelease glutamate
Stuber GD, Hnasko TS, Britt JP, Edwards RH, Bonci A
Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 Jun 16;30(24):8229-33

Adenylyl cyclase type 5 contributes to corticostriatal plasticity and striatum-dependent learning
Kheirbek MA, Britt JP, Beeler JA, Ishikawa Y, McGehee DS, Zhuang X
Journal of Neuroscience. 2009 Sep 30;29(39):12115-24

Presynaptic opioid and nicotinic receptor modulation of dopamine overflow in the nucleus accumbens
Britt JP, McGehee DS
Journal of Neuroscience. 2008 Feb 13;28(7):1672-81

Dopamine scales performance in the absence of new learning
Cagniard B, Beeler JA, Britt JP, McGehee DS, Marinelli M, Zhuang X
Neuron. 2006 Sep 7;51(5):541-7

Quantitative analysis of cortical pyramidal neurons after corpus callosotomy
Jacobs B1, Creswell J, Britt JP, Ford KL, Bogen JE, Zaidel E
Annals of Neurology. 2003 Jul;54(1):126-30


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