Sherer LM, Catudio Garret E, Morgan HR, Sirrs LA, Shearin HK, Williams JL, McCabe BD, Stowers RS, and Certel, SJ. (2019) Octopamine neuron dependent aggression requires dVGLUT from dual-transmitting neurons.

Sherer LM, Certel SJ. (2019) The fight to understand fighting: neurogenetic approaches to the study of aggression in insects. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2019 Jun 27;36:18-24.

Gupta T, Morgan HR, Andrews JC, Brewer ER, and Certel SJ. (2017) Methyl-CpG binding domain proteins inhibit interspecies courtship and promote aggression in Drosophila. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 14;7(1):5420.

Gupta T, Morgan HR, Bailey JA, and Certel S.J. (2015) Functional conservation of MBD proteins: MeCP2 and Drosophila MBD proteins alter sleep. Genes Brain Behav. 2016 Nov;15(8):757-774

Hess-Homeier, D.L., Fan, C-Y, Gupta, T., Chiang, A-S., and Certel., S.J. (2014) Astrocyte-specific regulation of hMeCP2 expression in Drosophila. Biology Open, Oct 10;3(11):1011-9.

Andrews, J.C., Fernández, M.P., Yu, Q., Leary, G.P., Leung, A.K.W., Kavanaugh, M.P, Kravitz, E.A., and Certel, S.J. (2014) Octopamine neuromodulation regulates the Gr32a pathway to promote aggression in Drosophila males. PLoS Genetics May 22;10(5):e1004356.

Certel, S.J. and Kravitz, E.A. (2012) Scoring and analyzing aggression in Drosophila. Cold Spring Harb Protocols Mar 1;2012(3):319-2.

Burke, C.J., Huetteroth, W., Krashes, M.J., Perisse, E., Das, G., Gohl, D., Silies, M., Certel, S.J., and Waddell, S (2012). Layered reward signaling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila. Nature 492(7429):433-7.

Certel SJ, Leung A, Lin CY, Perez P, Chiang AS, Kravitz EA. (2010) Octopamine neuromodulatory effects on a social behavior decision-making network in Drosophila males. PLoS One. 2010 Oct 12;5(10):e13248.

Certel, S.J. and Kravitz, E.A. (2010). Studying Aggression in Drosophila. Drosophila Neurobiology Methods: A Laboratory Manual. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Woodbury, NY.

Certel S.J., Savella M.G., Schlegel D.C.F. and Kravitz E.A. (2007) Modulation of Drosophila male behavioral choice. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.104(11) 4706-4711.?-highlighted in Cell Leading Edge (Cell 129(2):227).

Mundiyanapurath, S., Certel, S.J. and Kravitz, E.A. (2007) Studying aggression in Drosophila. Journal of Visualized Experiments, Second issue, online access at (,

Certel, S.J. and Thor, S. (2004) Regulation of Motor Axon Targeting by the Combinatorial Activity of POU and LIM-HD factors. Development 131(21):5429-39.

Certel, S.J., Clyne, P.J., Carlson, J.R. and Johnson, W.A. (2000) Regulation of central neuronsynaptic targeting by the Drosophila POU protein, Acj6. Development 127:2395-2405.

Clyne, P.J., Certel, S.J., de Bruyne, M., Zaslavsky, L., Johnson, W.A. and Carlson, J.R. (1999) The Odor Specificities of a Subset of Olfactory Receptor Neurons Are Goverened by Acj6, a POU-domain Transcription Factor. Neuron 22:339-347.

Anderson, M.G., Certel, S.J., Certel, K., Lee, T., Montell, D.J. and Johnson, W.A. (1996) Function of the Drosophila POU domain transcription factor, Drifter, as an upstream regulator of Breathless receptor tyrosine kinase expression in developingtrachea. Development 122, 4169-4178.

Certel, S.J. and Johnson, W.A. (1996) Disruption of mesectodermal lineages by temporalmisexpression of the Drosophila POU-domain transcription factor, drifter. Developmental Genetics 18:279-288.