Kostadinov B, Pettibone HL, Bell EV, Zhou X, Pranevicius A, Shafer OT and Fernández MP (2021). Open-Source Computational Framework for Studying Drosophila Behavioral Phase. Star Protocols 2 (1). doi.org/10.1016/j.xpro.2020.100285


Legros, J, Tang G, Gautrais J, Fernández MP and Trannoy S (2021). Long-term dietary restriction leads to development of alternative fighting strategies. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 14:166. doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2020.599676.


Sites of Circadian Clock Neuron Plasticity Mediate Sensory Integration and Entrainment in Drosophila.  Fernández MP*, Pettibone HL, Bogart JT, Roell CJ, Davey CE, Pranevicius A, Huynh KV, Lennox SM, Kostadinov BS and Shafer OT*. (2020). Current Biology, 30, 1-13.

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Characterization of the Sexually Dimorphic fruitless Neurons That Regulate Copulation Duration. Jois S, Chan YB, Fernandez MP, Leung AK. Front Physiol (2018) Jun 25;9:780. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00780. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29988589


Aggression in Drosophila. Kravitz EA*, Fernandez MP*. Behav Neurosci. (2015) Oct;129(5):549-63. doi: 10.1037/bne0000089.  Epub 2015 Sep 7. Review. PMID: 26348714

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Single serotonergic neurons that modulate aggression in Drosophila. Alekseyenko OV, Chan YB, Fernandez MP, Bülow T, Pankratz MJ, Kravitz EA. Curr Biol. (2014) Nov 17;24(22):2700-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.09.051. Epub 2014 Oct 30. PMID: 25447998


Octopamine neuromodulation regulates Gr32a-linked aggression and courtship pathways in Drosophila males. Andrews JC, Fernández MP, Yu Q, Leary GP, Leung AK, Kavanaugh MP, Kravitz EA, Certel SJ. PLoS Genet. (2014) May 22;10(5):e1004356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004356. eCollection 2014 May. PMID: 24852170


Aggression and courtship in Drosophila: pheromonal communication and sex recognition. Fernández MP*, Kravitz EA. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. (2013) Nov;199(11):1065-76. doi: 10.1007/s00359-013-0851-5. Epub 2013 Sep 17. Review. PMID: 24043358

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Pheromonal and behavioral cues trigger male-to-female aggression in Drosophila. Fernández MP*, Chan YB, Yew JY, Billeter JC, Dreisewerd K, Levine JD, Kravitz EA. PLoS Biol. (2010) Nov 23;8(11):e1000541. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000541.

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Circadian remodeling of neuronal circuits involved in rhythmic behavior. Fernández MP, Berni J, Ceriani MF. PLoS Biol. (2008) Mar 25;6(3):e69. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060069. PMID: 18366255


The axon-guidance roundabout gene alters the pace of the Drosophila circadian clock. Berni J, Beckwith EJ, Fernández MP, Ceriani MF. Eur J Neurosci. (2008) Jan;27(2):396-407. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2007.06010.x. PMID: 18215236


A functional misexpression screen uncovers a role for enabled in progressive neurodegeneration. Rezával C, Berni J, Gorostiza EA, Werbajh S, Fagilde MM, Fernández MP, Beckwith EJ, Aranovich EJ, Sabio y García CA, Ceriani MF. PLoS One. (2008) Oct 8;3(10):e3332. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003332. PMID: 18841196


The Drosophila circadian network is a seasonal timer. Stoleru D, Nawathean P, Fernández MP, Menet JS, Ceriani MF, Rosbash M. Cell. (2007) Apr 6;129(1):207-19. PMID: 17418796


Impaired clock output by altered connectivity in the circadian network. Fernández MP, Chu J, Villella A, Atkinson N, Kay SA and Ceriani MF (2007). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104: 5650-5655


Seasonality in a native Mapuche population. Bekinschtein T, Negro, A, Goldin A, Fernández MP, Rosenbaum S and D.A. Golombek (2004).Biological Rhythms Research 35: 145-152.


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