Key publications

  • *Breton-Provencher, V., *Drummond, G.T., Feng, J., Li, Y., & Sur, M. Spatiotemporal dynamics of norepinephrine during learned behavior. 2022 June; 606(7915):732-738, Link, PDF, *: these authors contributed equally.
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Drummond, G.T., & Sur, M. Locus Coeruleus Norepinephrine in Learned Behavior: Anatomical Modularity and Spatiotemporal Integration in Targets. Front. Neural Circuits, 2021 June 7; 15:638007, Link , PDF
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Sur, M. Active control of arousal by a locus coeruleus GABAergic circuit. Nat. Neuroscience 2019 Feb;22(2):218-228. Link , bioRXiv, PDF

Other publications

  • Cohen, Y., Engel, T.A., Langdon, C., Lindsay, G.W., Ott, T., Peters, M.A.K., Shine, J.M., Breton-Provencher, V.*, Ramaswamy, S.* Recent Advances at the Interface of Neuroscience and Artificial Neural Networks. J. Neurosci. 2022 Nov 9;42(45):8514-8523. Link *: co-senior authors
  • Rikhye, R.V., Yildirim, M., Hu, M., Breton-Provencher, V., Sur, M. Reliable sensory processing in mouse visual cortex through cooperative interactions between somatostatin and parvalbumin interneurons. J. Neurosci. 2021 Oct 20; 41(42):8761-8778. Link
  • Huda, R., Sipe, G.O., Breton-Provencher, V., Cruz, K.G., Pho, G.N., Adam, E., Gunter, L.M., Sullins, A., Wickersham, I.R., & Sur, M. Distinct prefrontal top-down circuits differentially modulate sensorimotor behavior. Nat Commun. 2020 Nov 26; 11:6007 Link (also bioRXiv).
  • Whipple, A.J., Jacobs, H.N., Breton-Provencher, V., Sur, M., Sharp, P.A. Imprinted maternally-expressed microRNAs antagonize paternally-driven gene programs in neurons. Molecular Cell. 2020 April 2; 78(1): 85-95 Link (also bioRXiv)
  • El-Boustani, S., Ip, J.P.K., Breton-Provencher, V., Knott, G.W., Okuno, H., Bito, H., Sur, M. Locally coordinated synaptic plasticity of visual cortex neurons in vivo. Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395):1349-1354. Link (also: bioRxiv)
  • Hardy, D., Malvaut, S., Breton-Provencher, V., Saghatelyan, A. The role of calretinin-expressing granule cells in olfactory bulb functions and odor behavior. Sci. Rep. 2018 Jun 20;8(1):9385. Link
  • Okada, S., Bartelle, B.B., Li, N., Breton-Provencher, V., Lee, J., Rodriguez, E., Melican, J., Sur, M., & Jasanoff, A. Calcium-dependent molecular fMRI using a magnetic nanosensor. Nat. Nanotechnol. 2018 Jun; 13(6):473-477. Link
  • Banerjee, A., Rikhye, R.V., Breton-Provencher, V., Tang, X., Li, C., Li, K., Runyan, C.A., Fu, Z., Jaenisch, R., Sur, M. Jointly reduced inhibition and excitation underlies circuit-wide changes in cortical processing in Rett syndrome. PNAS. 2016 Nov 15;113(46):E7287-E7296. Link (also: F1000Prime Recommendation)
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Bakhshetyan, K., Hardy, D., Bammann, R.R., Cavarretta, F., Snapyan, M., Côté, D., Migliore, M., Saghatelyan, A. Principal cell activity induces spine relocation of adult-born interneurons in the olfactory bulb. Nat. Commun. 2016 Aug 31; 7:12659. Link
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Côté, D., Saghatelyan, A. Activity of the principal cells of the olfactory bulb promotes a structural dynamic on the distal dendrites of immature adult-born granule cells via activation of NMDA receptors. J. Neurosci. 2014 January 29; 34(5): 1748-1759. Link
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Saghatelyan, A. Newborn neurons in the adult olfactory bulb: unique properties for specific odor behavior. Behav. Brain Res. 2012 Feb 14; 227(2):480-9. Link
  • Breton-Provencher, V., Lemasson, M., Peralta, M.R. 3rd, Saghatelyan, A. Interneurons produced in adulthood are required for the normal functioning of the olfactory bulb network and for the execution of selected olfactory behaviors. J. Neurosci. 2009 Dec 2; 29(48):15245-57. Link (also: F1000Prime Recommendation)