Since 2020

I Hunter, B Coulson, AA Zarin, RA Baines; The Drosophila Larval Locomotor Circuit Provides a Model to Understand Neural Circuit Development and Function Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 62

Giachello CNG, Zarin AA, Kohsaka H, Fan YN, Nose A, Landgraf M, Baines RA. Electrophysiological validation of premotor interneurons monosynaptically connected to the aCC motoneuron in the Drosophila larval CNS. Available in bioRxiv,


Mark B, Lai SL, Zarin AA, Manning L, Pollington HQ, Litwin-Kumar A, Cardona A, Truman JW, Doe CQ; A developmental framework linking neurogenesis and circuit formation in the Drosophila CNS. eLife. 2021 May 11;10:e67510


Zarin AA*#, Mark B*, Cardona A, Litwin-Kumar A, and Doe CQ#; A multilayer circuit architecture for the generation of distinct locomotor behaviors in Drosophila. eLife.51781 (* Equal contribution, #Corresponding author )

Mark B, Lai SL, Zarin AA, Manning L, Cardona A, Truman JW, Doe CQ; The role of lineage, hemilineage and temporal identity in establishing neuronal targeting and connectivity in the Drosophila embryo. Available in Biorxiv, doi:



Carreira-Rosario A*, Zarin AA*, Clark MQ*, Manning A, Cardona A, Doe CQ. A command-like descending neuron that coordinately activates backward and inhibits forward locomotion. eLife ; 7: e38554. (* Equal contribution)


Clark MQ*, Zarin AA*, Carreira-Rosario A, Doe CQ. Neural circuits driving larval locomotion in Drosophila. Neural Dev. 2018 Apr 19;13(1):6. (* Equal contribution)

Heckscher ES, Zarin AA et al, Even-Skipped+ interneurons are core components of a sensorimotor circuit that maintains left-right symmetric muscle contraction amplitude. Neuron. 2015 Oct 21;88(2):314-29


Zarin AA, Labrador JP, Motor axon guidance in Drosophila. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2017 Nov 24. pii: S1084-9521(17)30297-5

Zarin AA, Asadzadeh J, Hokamp K, McCartney D, Long Y, Bashaw G J, Labrador JP, A transcription factor network coordinates attraction, repulsion, and adhesion combinatorially to control motor axon pathway selection. Neuron. 2014 Mar 19;81(6):1297-311.

Zarin AA*, Asadzadeh J*, Labrador JP, Transcriptional regulation of axon guidance at the midline and in motor circuits. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2014 Feb;71(3):419-32. (* Equal contribution)

Zarin AA*, Daly A*, Hülsmeier J, Asadzadeh J, Labrador JP (2012) A GATA/ Homeodomain transcriptional code regulates axon guidance through the Unc-5 receptor. Development. 139(10): 1798-805. (* Equal contribution)


Zarin AA, Behmanesh M, Tavallae M, Shohrati M. Ghanei M (2010) Overexpression of transforming growth factor TGF-beta1 and TGF-beta3 genes in lung of toxic inhaled patients. Exp Lung Res 36(5): 284-91