Kirn’s Neuron Research Published in Neuroscience Journals

John Kirn, professor of biology, chair and professor of neuroscience and behavior, is the co-author of three recent articles. They include:

“Adult neuron addition to the zebra finch song motor pathway correlates with the rate and extent of recovery from botox-induced paralysis of the vocal muscles,” published in the Journal of Neuroscience, 31(47): 16958-16968. Yi-Lo Yu ’03, MA ’04 co-authored this paper.

“Morphological plasticity in vocal motor neurons following song crystallization in the zebra finch,” published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, Accepted manuscript online on April 2, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/cne.23120. Biology major Kathryn McDonald Ph.D. ’09 co-authored this article.

And “Adult neurogenesis is associated with the maintenance of a stereotyped, learned motor behavior,” published in the Journal of Neuroscience, 32(20): 7052–7057.