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Tools for engineering and understanding biology
XJ Gao*, LS Chong*, MS Kim, MB Elowitz.
Programmable protein circuits in living cells
B Wu*, L Luo^, XJ Gao*.
Cas9-triggered chain ablation of cas9 as a gene drive brake
XJ Gao^, O Riabinina, J Li, CJ Potter, TR Clandinin^, L Luo^.
A transcriptional reporter of intracellular Ca2+ in Drosophila
Recommendation: YN Jan, S Meltzer. F1000.
Other peer-reviewed articles
KT Beier, XJ Gao, S Xie, KE DeLoach, RC Malenka, L Luo.
Topological organization of ventral tegmental area connectivity revealed by viral-genetic dissection of input-output relations
Cell Rep. 2019;26(1),159-167.e6.
KT Beier, EE Steinberg, KE DeLoach, S Xie, K Miyamichi, L Schwarz, XJ Gao, EJ Kremer, RC Malenka, L Luo.
Circuit architecture of VTA dopamine neurons revealed by systematic input-output mapping
LA Schwarz*, K Miyamichi*, XJ Gao, KT Beier, B Weissbourd, KE DeLoach, J Ren, S Ibanes, RC Malenka, EJ Kremer, L Luo.
Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit
XJ Gao^, TR Clandinin, L Luo.
Extremely sparse olfactory inputs are sufficient to mediate innate aversion in Drosophila
XJ Gao, CJ Potter, DM Gohl, M Silies, AY Katsov, TR Clandinin^, L Luo^.
Specific kinematics and motor-related neurons for aversive chemotaxis in Drosophila
DM Gohl, MA Silies, XJ Gao, S Bhalerao, FJ Luongo, CCh Lin, CJ Potter, TR Clandinin.
A versatile in vivo system for directed dissection of gene expression patterns
Nat Methods. 2011;8(3),231.
XJ Gao, MB Elowitz.
Drosophila chemotaxis: A first look with neurogenetics
* denotes equal contribution; ^ denotes corresponding authors; boldface denotes members of Gao Lab.