Faculty

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Huizhong Tao, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell & Neurobiology
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
ZNI 319 1501 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 2426

Publications

AAV-Mediated Anterograde Transsynaptic Tagging: Mapping Corticocollicular Input-Defined Neural Pathways for Defense Behaviors. Neuron. 2016 Dec 14. View in: PubMed

Thalamocortical Innervation Pattern in Mouse Auditory and Visual Cortex: Laminar and Cell-Type Specificity. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Jun; 26(6):2612-25. View in: PubMed

EphA7 regulates spiral ganglion innervation of cochlear hair cells. Dev Neurobiol. 2016 Apr; 76(4):452-69. View in: PubMed

Cross-Modality Sharpening of Visual Cortical Processing through Layer-1-Mediated Inhibition and Disinhibition. Neuron. 2016 Mar 2; 89(5):1031-45. View in: PubMed

Dcc Mediates Functional Assembly of Peripheral Auditory Circuits. Sci Rep. 2016; 6:23799. View in: PubMed

Strengthening of Direction Selectivity by Broadly Tuned and Spatiotemporally Slightly Offset Inhibition in Mouse Visual Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Sep; 25(9):2466-77. View in: PubMed

Synaptic Basis for Differential Orientation Selectivity between Complex and Simple Cells in Mouse Visual Cortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Aug 5; 35(31):11081-93. View in: PubMed

Differential Receptive Field Properties of Parvalbumin and Somatostatin Inhibitory Neurons in Mouse Auditory Cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jul; 25(7):1782-91. View in: PubMed

Sensory Cortical Control of a Visually Induced Arrest Behavior via Corticotectal Projections. Neuron. 2015 May 6; 86(3):755-67. View in: PubMed

Synaptic mechanisms for generating temporal diversity of auditory representation in the dorsal cochlear nucleus. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Mar 1; 113(5):1358-68. View in: PubMed

Functional response properties of VIP-expressing inhibitory neurons in mouse visual and auditory cortex. Front Neural Circuits. 2015; 9:22. View in: PubMed

Auditory cortex controls sound-driven innate defense behaviour through corticofugal projections to inferior colliculus. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:7224. View in: PubMed

A feedforward inhibitory circuit mediates lateral refinement of sensory representation in upper layer 2/3 of mouse primary auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 8; 34(41):13670-83. View in: PubMed

Formation of excitation-inhibition balance: inhibition listens and changes its tune. Trends Neurosci. 2014 Oct; 37(10):528-30. View in: PubMed

Scaling down of balanced excitation and inhibition by active behavioral states in auditory cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jun; 17(6):841-50. View in: PubMed

Monocular Deprivation in Mice. Bio Protoc. 2014 Jan 20; 4(2). View in: PubMed

Thresholding of auditory cortical representation by background noise. Front Neural Circuits. 2014; 8:133. View in: PubMed

Discovery of two potential DAZL gene markers for sperm quality in boars by population association studies. Anim Reprod Sci. 2013 Dec; 143(1-4):97-101. View in: PubMed

Intracortical multiplication of thalamocortical signals in mouse auditory cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1179-81. View in: PubMed

Linear transformation of thalamocortical input by intracortical excitation. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1324-30. View in: PubMed

Interaural level difference-dependent gain control and synaptic scaling underlying binaural computation. Neuron. 2013 Aug 21; 79(4):738-53. View in: PubMed

Slit/Robo signaling mediates spatial positioning of spiral ganglion neurons during development of cochlear innervation. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 24; 33(30):12242-54. View in: PubMed

Downregulation of cortical inhibition mediates ocular dominance plasticity during the critical period. J Neurosci. 2013 Jul 3; 33(27):11276-80. View in: PubMed

Synaptic mechanisms underlying functional dichotomy between intrinsic-bursting and regular-spiking neurons in auditory cortical layer 5. J Neurosci. 2013 Mar 20; 33(12):5326-39. View in: PubMed

Generation of intensity selectivity by differential synaptic tuning: fast-saturating excitation but slow-saturating inhibition. J Neurosci. 2012 Dec 12; 32(50):18068-78. View in: PubMed

Broadening of inhibitory tuning underlies contrast-dependent sharpening of orientation selectivity in mouse visual cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 14; 32(46):16466-77. View in: PubMed

Generation of spike latency tuning by thalamocortical circuits in auditory cortex. J Neurosci. 2012 Jul 18; 32(29):9969-80. View in: PubMed

Broadening of cortical inhibition mediates developmental sharpening of orientation selectivity. J Neurosci. 2012 Mar 21; 32(12):3981-91. View in: PubMed

Identification of genome-wide copy number variations among diverse pig breeds by array CGH. BMC Genomics. 2012; 13:725. View in: PubMed

From elementary synaptic circuits to information processing in primary auditory cortex. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Nov; 35(10):2094-104. View in: PubMed

Perspectives on: information and coding in mammalian sensory physiology: inhibitory synaptic mechanisms underlying functional diversity in auditory cortex. J Gen Physiol. 2011 Sep; 138(3):311-20. View in: PubMed

Broad inhibition sharpens orientation selectivity by expanding input dynamic range in mouse simple cells. Neuron. 2011 Aug 11; 71(3):542-54. View in: PubMed

Functional elimination of excitatory feedforward inputs underlies developmental refinement of visual receptive fields in zebrafish. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 6; 31(14):5460-9. View in: PubMed

Visual representations by cortical somatostatin inhibitory neurons--selective but with weak and delayed responses. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 27; 30(43):14371-9. View in: PubMed

Fine-tuning of pre-balanced excitation and inhibition during auditory cortical development. Nature. 2010 Jun 17; 465(7300):927-31. View in: PubMed

Preceding inhibition silences layer 6 neurons in auditory cortex. Neuron. 2010 Mar 11; 65(5):706-17. View in: PubMed

Intervening inhibition underlies simple-cell receptive field structure in visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 13(1):89-96. View in: PubMed

History matters: illuminating metaplasticity in the developing brain. Neuron. 2009 Oct 29; 64(2):155-7. View in: PubMed

Visual receptive field structure of cortical inhibitory neurons revealed by two-photon imaging guided recording. J Neurosci. 2009 Aug 26; 29(34):10520-32. View in: PubMed

A genetic strategy for stochastic gene activation with regulated sparseness (STARS). PLoS One. 2009; 4(1):e4200. View in: PubMed

Lateral sharpening of cortical frequency tuning by approximately balanced inhibition. Neuron. 2008 Apr 10; 58(1):132-43. View in: PubMed

Defining cortical frequency tuning with recurrent excitatory circuitry. Nat Neurosci. 2007 Dec; 10(12):1594-600. View in: PubMed

Heterosynaptic scaling of developing GABAergic synapses: dependence on glutamatergic input and developmental stage. J Neurosci. 2007 May 16; 27(20):5301-12. View in: PubMed

Nonmonotonic synaptic excitation and imbalanced inhibition underlying cortical intensity tuning. Neuron. 2006 Nov 22; 52(4):705-15. View in: PubMed

Activity-dependent matching of excitatory and inhibitory inputs during refinement of visual receptive fields. Neuron. 2005 Mar 24; 45(6):829-36. View in: PubMed

Reversal and stabilization of synaptic modifications in a developing visual system. Science. 2003 Jun 20; 300(5627):1953-7. View in: PubMed

Moving visual stimuli rapidly induce direction sensitivity of developing tectal neurons. Nature. 2002 Oct 3; 419(6906):470-5. View in: PubMed

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