Where Memories Live

The Memory Molecule




Raccuglia D, Huang S, Ender A, Heim MM, Laber D, Suárez-Grimalt R, Liotta A, Sigrist SJ, Geiger JRP, Owald D. 2019. Network-Specific Synchronization of Electrical Slow-Wave Oscillations Regulates Sleep Drive in Drosophila. Curr Biol 29, 3611-3621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.08.070

Böhme MA, McCarthy AW, Grasskamp AT, Beuschel CB, Goel P, Jusyte M, Laber D, Huang S, Rey U, Petzoldt AG, Lehmann M, Göttfert F, Haghighi P, Hell SW, Owald D, Dickman D, Sigrist SJ, Walter AM. 2019. Rapid active zone remodeling consolidates presynaptic potentiation. Nat Commun 10, 1085. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-08977-6 


Ehmann N, Owald D, Kittel RJ. 2018. Drosophila active zones: From molecules to behaviour. Neurosci Res 127, 14-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neures.2017.11.015


Reddy-Alla S, Böhme MA, Reynolds E, Beis C, Grasskamp AT, Mampell MM, Maglione M, Jusyte M, Rey U, Babikir H, McCarthy AW, Quentin C, Matkovic T, Bergeron DD, Mushtaq Z, Göttfert F, Owald D, Mielke T, Hell SW, Sigrist SJ, Walter AM. 2017. Stable positioning of Unc13 restricts synaptic vesicle fusion to defined release sites to promote synchronous neurotransmission. Neuron 95, 1350-1364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2017.08.016


Perisse E*, Owald D*, Barnstedt O, Talbot CB, Huetteroth W, Waddell S. 2016. Aversive learning and appetitive motivation toggle feed-forward inhibition in the Drosophila mushroom body. Neuron 90, 1086-99. *equal contribution.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2016.04.034

Patton BR, Burke D, Owald D, Gould T, Bewersdorf J, Booth MJ. 2016. Three-dimensional STED microscopy of aberrating tissue using dual adaptive optics. Optics Express 24, 8862-76.  https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.008862

Barnstedt O, Owald D**, Felsenberg J, Brain R, Moszynski JP, Talbot CB, Perrat PN, Waddell S**. 2016. Memory-relevant mushroom body output synapses are cholinergic. Neuron 89, 1237-47. **co-corresponding author. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2016.02.015


Owald D, Waddell S. 2015. Olfactory learning skews mushroom body output pathways to steer behavioral choice in Drosophila. Curr Opin Neurobiol 35, 178-184.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2015.10.002

Owald D, Lin S, Waddell S. 2015. Light, heat, action: neural control of fruit fly behaviour. Philosophical Transactions B 370, 20140211. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0211

Owald D, Felsenberg J, Talbot CB, Das G, Perisse E, Huetteroth W, Waddell S. 2015. Activity of defined mushroom body output neurons underlies learned olfactory behavior in Drosophila. Neuron 86, 417-427. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.025 Also see Preview by Hige T and Turner G. 2015. Neuron 86, 343-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.04.012


Lin S, Owald D, Chandra V, Talbot C, Huetteroth W, Waddell S. 2014. Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty Drosophila.Nature Neuroscience 17, 1536-1542. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3827


Matkovic T, Siebert M, Knoche E, Depner H, Mertel S, Owald D, Schmidt M, Thomas U, Sickmann A, Kamin D, Hell SW, Bürger J, Hollmann C, Mielke T, Wichmann C, Sigrist SJ. 2013. The Bruchpilot cytomatrix determines the size of the readily releasable pool of synaptic vesicles. J Cell Biol 202, 667-683. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201301072 


Burke CJ*, Huetteroth W*, Owald D, Perisse E, Krashes MJ, Das G, Gohl D, Silies M, Certel S, Waddell S. 2012. Layered reward signaling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila. Nature 492, 433-437. *equal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11614

Owald D*, Khorramshahi O*, Gupta VK*, Banovic D, Depner H, Fouquet W, Wichmann C, Mertel S, Eimer S, Reynolds E, Holt M, Aberle H, Sigrist SJ. 2012. Cooperation of Syd-1 with Neurexin synchronizes pre- with postsynaptic assembly. Nature Neuroscience 15, 1219-1226. *equal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3183


Christiansen F, Zube C, Andlauer T, Wichmann C, Fouquet W, Owald D, Mertel S, Leiss F, Tavosanis G, Farca Luna A, Fiala A, Sigrist SJ. 2011. Presynapses in Kenyon cell dendrites in the mushroom body calyx of Drosophila. J Neuroscience 31, 9696-9707. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6542-10.2011



Hallermann S, Kittel RJ, Wichmann C, Weyhersmüller A, Fouquet W, Mertel S, Owald D, Eimer S, Depner H, Schwärzel M, Sigrist SJ, Heckmann M. 2010. Naked dense bodies provoke depression. J Neuroscience 30, 14340-14345. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2495-10.2010

Banovic D*, Khorramshahi O*, Owald D, Wichmann C, Riedt T, Tian R, Sigrist SJ, Aberle H. 2010. Drosophila Neuroligin 1 coordinates pre- and postsynaptic assembly. Neuron 66, 724-738. *equal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.05.020

Owald D*, Fouquet W*, Schmidt M, Wichmann C, Mertel S, Depner H, Christiansen F, Zube C, Quentin C, Korner J, Urlaub H, Mechtler K, Sigrist SJ. 2010. A Syd-1 homologue regulates pre- and postsynaptic maturation in Drosophila. J Cell Biol 188, 565-579. *equal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.200908055


Fouquet W*, Owald D*, Wichmann C, Mertel S, Depner H, Dyba M, Hallermann S, Kittel RJ, Eimer S, Sigrist SJ. 2009. Maturation of active zone assembly by Drosophila Bruchpilot. J Cell Biol 186, 129-145. *equal contribution. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.200812150

Owald D and Sigrist SJ. 2009. Assembling the presynaptic active zone. Curr Opin Neurobiol 19, 311-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conb.2009.03.003