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    Grae Davis, PhD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Biophysics
    Address1550 4th Street, Bldg 19B
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      TitleChair, Biochemistry and Biophysics

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      1. Wang T, Jones RT, Whippen JM, Davis GW. a2d-3 Is Required for Rapid Transsynaptic Homeostatic Signaling. Cell Rep. 2016 Sep 13; 16(11):2875-88. PMID: 27626659.
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      2. Harris N, Braiser DJ, Dickman DK, Fetter RD, Tong A, Davis GW. The Innate Immune Receptor PGRP-LC Controls Presynaptic Homeostatic Plasticity. Neuron. 2015 Dec 16; 88(6):1157-64. PMID: 26687223.
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      3. Johnson AE, Shu H, Hauswirth AG, Tong A, Davis GW. VCP-dependent muscle degeneration is linked to defects in a dynamic tubular lysosomal network in vivo. Elife. 2015; 4. PMID: 26167652; PMCID: PMC4574298.
      4. Gaviño MA, Ford KJ, Archila S, Davis GW. Homeostatic synaptic depression is achieved through a regulated decrease in presynaptic calcium channel abundance. Elife. 2015; 4. PMID: 25884248; PMCID: PMC4443758.
      5. Müller M, Genç Ö, Davis GW. RIM-binding protein links synaptic homeostasis to the stabilization and replenishment of high release probability vesicles. Neuron. 2015 Mar 4; 85(5):1056-69. PMID: 25704950; PMCID: PMC4354699 [Available on 03/04/16].
      6. Davis GW, Müller M. Homeostatic control of presynaptic neurotransmitter release. Annu Rev Physiol. 2015; 77:251-70. PMID: 25386989.
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      7. Ford KJ, Davis GW. Archaerhodopsin voltage imaging: synaptic calcium and BK channels stabilize action potential repolarization at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 29; 34(44):14517-25. PMID: 25355206; PMCID: PMC4212058.
      8. Wang T, Hauswirth AG, Tong A, Dickman DK, Davis GW. Endostatin is a trans-synaptic signal for homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Neuron. 2014 Aug 6; 83(3):616-29. PMID: 25066085; PMCID: PMC4133507.
      9. Davis GW. Homeostatic signaling and the stabilization of neural function. Neuron. 2013 Oct 30; 80(3):718-28. PMID: 24183022; PMCID: PMC3856728.
      10. Younger MA, Müller M, Tong A, Pym EC, Davis GW. A presynaptic ENaC channel drives homeostatic plasticity. Neuron. 2013 Sep 18; 79(6):1183-96. PMID: 23973209; PMCID: PMC3784986.
      11. Müller M, Liu KS, Sigrist SJ, Davis GW. RIM controls homeostatic plasticity through modulation of the readily-releasable vesicle pool. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 21; 32(47):16574-85. PMID: 23175813; PMCID: PMC3523185.
      12. Dickman DK, Tong A, Davis GW. Snapin is critical for presynaptic homeostatic plasticity. J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 20; 32(25):8716-24. PMID: 22723711; PMCID: PMC3395587.
      13. Müller M, Davis GW. Transsynaptic control of presynaptic Ca²? influx achieves homeostatic potentiation of neurotransmitter release. Curr Biol. 2012 Jun 19; 22(12):1102-8. PMID: 22633807; PMCID: PMC4367479.
      14. Keller LC, Cheng L, Locke CJ, Müller M, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Glial-derived prodegenerative signaling in the Drosophila neuromuscular system. Neuron. 2011 Dec 8; 72(5):760-75. PMID: 22153373; PMCID: PMC3313621.
      15. Cheng L, Locke C, Davis GW. S6 kinase localizes to the presynaptic active zone and functions with PDK1 to control synapse development. J Cell Biol. 2011 Sep 19; 194(6):921-35. PMID: 21930778; PMCID: PMC3207287.
      16. Eddison M, Guarnieri DJ, Cheng L, Liu CH, Moffat KG, Davis G, Heberlein U. arouser reveals a role for synapse number in the regulation of ethanol sensitivity. Neuron. 2011 Jun 9; 70(5):979-90. PMID: 21658589.
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      17. Pielage J, Bulat V, Zuchero JB, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Hts/Adducin controls synaptic elaboration and elimination. Neuron. 2011 Mar 24; 69(6):1114-31. PMID: 21435557; PMCID: PMC3073818.
      18. Müller M, Pym EC, Tong A, Davis GW. Rab3-GAP controls the progression of synaptic homeostasis at a late stage of vesicle release. Neuron. 2011 Feb 24; 69(4):749-62. PMID: 21338884; PMCID: PMC3059509.
      19. Müller M, Davis GW. Vesicle priming in a SNAP. Neuron. 2010 Nov 4; 68(3):324-6. PMID: 21040835; PMCID: PMC4372602.
      20. Marie B, Pym E, Bergquist S, Davis GW. Synaptic homeostasis is consolidated by the cell fate gene gooseberry, a Drosophila pax3/7 homolog. J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 16; 30(24):8071-82. PMID: 20554858; PMCID: PMC3291498.
      21. Bergquist S, Dickman DK, Davis GW. A hierarchy of cell intrinsic and target-derived homeostatic signaling. Neuron. 2010 Apr 29; 66(2):220-34. PMID: 20434999; PMCID: PMC2864777.
      22. Dickman DK, Davis GW. The schizophrenia susceptibility gene dysbindin controls synaptic homeostasis. Science. 2009 Nov 20; 326(5956):1127-30. PMID: 19965435; PMCID: PMC3063306.
      23. Massaro CM, Pielage J, Davis GW. Molecular mechanisms that enhance synapse stability despite persistent disruption of the spectrin/ankyrin/microtubule cytoskeleton. J Cell Biol. 2009 Oct 5; 187(1):101-17. PMID: 19805631; PMCID: PMC2762090.
      24. Johnson EL, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Negative regulation of active zone assembly by a newly identified SR protein kinase. PLoS Biol. 2009 Sep; 7(9):e1000193. PMID: 19771148; PMCID: PMC2737616.
      25. Frank CA, Pielage J, Davis GW. A presynaptic homeostatic signaling system composed of the Eph receptor, ephexin, Cdc42, and CaV2.1 calcium channels. Neuron. 2009 Feb 26; 61(4):556-69. PMID: 19249276; PMCID: PMC2699049.
      26. Pawson C, Eaton BA, Davis GW. Formin-dependent synaptic growth: evidence that Dlar signals via Diaphanous to modulate synaptic actin and dynamic pioneer microtubules. J Neurosci. 2008 Oct 29; 28(44):11111-23. PMID: 18971454; PMCID: PMC2654187.
      27. Pielage J, Cheng L, Fetter RD, Carlton PM, Sedat JW, Davis GW. A presynaptic giant ankyrin stabilizes the NMJ through regulation of presynaptic microtubules and transsynaptic cell adhesion. Neuron. 2008 Apr 24; 58(2):195-209. PMID: 18439405; PMCID: PMC2699047.
      28. Heerssen H, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Clathrin dependence of synaptic-vesicle formation at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Curr Biol. 2008 Mar 25; 18(6):401-9. PMID: 18356056; PMCID: PMC2699046.
      29. Goold CP, Davis GW. The BMP ligand Gbb gates the expression of synaptic homeostasis independent of synaptic growth control. Neuron. 2007 Oct 4; 56(1):109-23. PMID: 17920019; PMCID: PMC2699048.
      30. Heckscher ES, Fetter RD, Marek KW, Albin SD, Davis GW. NF-kappaB, IkappaB, and IRAK control glutamate receptor density at the Drosophila NMJ. Neuron. 2007 Sep 20; 55(6):859-73. PMID: 17880891; PMCID: PMC2701504.
      31. Frank CA, Kennedy MJ, Goold CP, Marek KW, Davis GW. Mechanisms underlying the rapid induction and sustained expression of synaptic homeostasis. Neuron. 2006 Nov 22; 52(4):663-77. PMID: 17114050; PMCID: PMC2673733.
      32. Pielage J, Fetter RD, Davis GW. A postsynaptic spectrin scaffold defines active zone size, spacing, and efficacy at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. J Cell Biol. 2006 Nov 6; 175(3):491-503. PMID: 17088429; PMCID: PMC2064525.
      33. Poskanzer KE, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Discrete residues in the c(2)b domain of synaptotagmin I independently specify endocytic rate and synaptic vesicle size. Neuron. 2006 Apr 6; 50(1):49-62. PMID: 16600855.
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      34. Davis GW. Homeostatic control of neural activity: from phenomenology to molecular design. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2006; 29:307-23. PMID: 16776588.
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      35. Eaton BA, Davis GW. LIM Kinase1 controls synaptic stability downstream of the type II BMP receptor. Neuron. 2005 Sep 1; 47(5):695-708. PMID: 16129399.
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      36. Pielage J, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Presynaptic spectrin is essential for synapse stabilization. Curr Biol. 2005 May 24; 15(10):918-28. PMID: 15916948.
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      37. Poskanzer KE, Davis GW. Mobilization and fusion of a non-recycling pool of synaptic vesicles under conditions of endocytic blockade. Neuropharmacology. 2004 Oct; 47(5):714-23. PMID: 15458843.
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      38. Albin SD, Davis GW. Coordinating structural and functional synapse development: postsynaptic p21-activated kinase independently specifies glutamate receptor abundance and postsynaptic morphology. J Neurosci. 2004 Aug 4; 24(31):6871-9. PMID: 15295021.
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      39. Marie B, Sweeney ST, Poskanzer KE, Roos J, Kelly RB, Davis GW. Dap160/intersectin scaffolds the periactive zone to achieve high-fidelity endocytosis and normal synaptic growth. Neuron. 2004 Jul 22; 43(2):207-19. PMID: 15260957.
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      40. Poskanzer KE, Marek KW, Sweeney ST, Davis GW. Synaptotagmin I is necessary for compensatory synaptic vesicle endocytosis in vivo. Nature. 2003 Dec 4; 426(6966):559-63. PMID: 14634669.
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      41. Clyne PJ, Brotman JS, Sweeney ST, Davis G. Green fluorescent protein tagging Drosophila proteins at their native genomic loci with small P elements. Genetics. 2003 Nov; 165(3):1433-41. PMID: 14668392; PMCID: PMC1462835.
      42. Marek KW, Davis GW. Controlling the active properties of excitable cells. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2003 Oct; 13(5):607-11. PMID: 14630226.
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      43. Eaton BA, Davis GW. Synapse disassembly. Genes Dev. 2003 Sep 1; 17(17):2075-82. PMID: 12952887.
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      44. Marek KW, Davis GW. Transgenically encoded protein photoinactivation (FlAsH-FALI): acute inactivation of synaptotagmin I. Neuron. 2002 Dec 5; 36(5):805-13. PMID: 12467585.
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      45. Sweeney ST, Davis GW. Unrestricted synaptic growth in spinster-a late endosomal protein implicated in TGF-beta-mediated synaptic growth regulation. Neuron. 2002 Oct 24; 36(3):403-16. PMID: 12408844.
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      46. Eaton BA, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Dynactin is necessary for synapse stabilization. Neuron. 2002 May 30; 34(5):729-41. PMID: 12062020.
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      47. Paradis S, Sweeney ST, Davis GW. Homeostatic control of presynaptic release is triggered by postsynaptic membrane depolarization. Neuron. 2001 Jun; 30(3):737-49. PMID: 11430807.
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      48. Davis GW, Eaton B, Paradis S. Synapse formation revisited. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Jun; 4(6):558-60. PMID: 11369932.
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      49. Davis GW, Bezprozvanny I. Maintaining the stability of neural function: a homeostatic hypothesis. Annu Rev Physiol. 2001; 63:847-69. PMID: 11181978.
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      50. Davis GW. The making of a synapse: target-derived signals and presynaptic differentiation. Neuron. 2000 Jun; 26(3):551-4. PMID: 10896150.
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      51. Marek KW, Ng N, Fetter R, Smolik S, Goodman CS, Davis GW. A genetic analysis of synaptic development: pre- and postsynaptic dCBP control transmitter release at the Drosophila NMJ. Neuron. 2000 Mar; 25(3):537-47. PMID: 10774723.
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      52. Davis GW, Goodman CS. Synapse-specific control of synaptic efficacy at the terminals of a single neuron. Nature. 1998 Mar 5; 392(6671):82-6. PMID: 9510251.
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      53. Davis GW, DiAntonio A, Petersen SA, Goodman CS. Postsynaptic PKA controls quantal size and reveals a retrograde signal that regulates presynaptic transmitter release in Drosophila. Neuron. 1998 Feb; 20(2):305-15. PMID: 9491991.
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      54. Davis GW, Goodman CS. Genetic analysis of synaptic development and plasticity: homeostatic regulation of synaptic efficacy. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Feb; 8(1):149-56. PMID: 9568402.
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      55. Davis GW, Schuster CM, Goodman CS. Genetic analysis of the mechanisms controlling target selection: target-derived Fasciclin II regulates the pattern of synapse formation. Neuron. 1997 Sep; 19(3):561-73. PMID: 9331349.
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      56. Goodman CS, Davis GW, Zito K. The many faces of fasciclin II: Genetic analysis reveals multiple roles for a cell adhesion molecule during the generation of neuronal specificity. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1997; 62:479-91. PMID: 9598382.
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      57. Davis GW, Schuster CM, Goodman CS. Genetic dissection of structural and functional components of synaptic plasticity. III. CREB is necessary for presynaptic functional plasticity. Neuron. 1996 Oct; 17(4):669-79. PMID: 8893024.
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      58. Schuster CM, Davis GW, Fetter RD, Goodman CS. Genetic dissection of structural and functional components of synaptic plasticity. II. Fasciclin II controls presynaptic structural plasticity. Neuron. 1996 Oct; 17(4):655-67. PMID: 8893023.
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      59. Schuster CM, Davis GW, Fetter RD, Goodman CS. Genetic dissection of structural and functional components of synaptic plasticity. I. Fasciclin II controls synaptic stabilization and growth. Neuron. 1996 Oct; 17(4):641-54. PMID: 8893022.
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      60. Kopczynski CC, Davis GW, Goodman CS. A neural tetraspanin, encoded by late bloomer, that facilitates synapse formation. Science. 1996 Mar 29; 271(5257):1867-70. PMID: 8596956.
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      61. Davis GW. Long-term regulation of short-term plasticity: a postsynaptic influence on presynaptic transmitter release. J Physiol Paris. 1995; 89(1):33-41. PMID: 7581297.
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      62. Davis GW, Murphey RK. Retrograde signaling and the development of transmitter release properties in the invertebrate nervous system. J Neurobiol. 1994 Jun; 25(6):740-56. PMID: 7915302.
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      63. Davis GW, Murphey RK. Long-term regulation of short-term transmitter release properties: retrograde signaling and synaptic development. Trends Neurosci. 1994 Jan; 17(1):9-13. PMID: 7511852.
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      64. Davis GW, Murphey RK. A role for postsynaptic neurons in determining presynaptic release properties in the cricket CNS: evidence for retrograde control of facilitation. J Neurosci. 1993 Sep; 13(9):3827-38. PMID: 8366348.
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