- Investigator, Unit on Behavioral Neurogenetics
Dr. Harold Burgess received his B.S. from the University of Melbourne, Australia and his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel studying molecular interactions underlying cortical development. He did postdoctoral training with Dr. Michael Granato at the University of Pennsylvania, where he developed computational tools for high throughput analysis of behavior in larval zebrafish. Dr. Burgess joined NICHD as an investigator in 2008. His laboratory now combines genetic and imaging techniques to study neural circuits required for sensory guided behavior in zebrafish.
- (2020). A Model to Study NMDA Receptors in Early Nervous System Development. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. 40(18), 3631-3645.
- (2016). Neurogenetics of connectomes: from fly to fish. JOURNAL OF NEUROGENETICS. 30(2), 51-53.
- (2015). A 3D Searchable Database of Transgenic Zebrafish Gal4 and Cre Lines for Functional Neuroanatomy Studies. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 9,
- (2015). Gsx1 expression defines neurons required for prepulse inhibition. MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY. 20(8), 974-985.
- (2015). Increased functional protein expression using nucleotide sequence features enriched in highly expressed genes in zebrafish. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH. 43(7),
- (2014). Direct activation of the Mauthner cell by electric field pulses drives ultrarapid escape responses. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY. 112(4), 834-844.