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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Original, peer-reviewed articles


  1. Childs JE, Alvarez AC, McIntyre CK, Kroener S (2015) Vagus nerve stimulation as a tool to induce plasticity in pathways relevant for extinction learning. JoVE - Journal of Visualized Experiments. (in press).
  2. Jeevakumar V, Driskill C, Paine A, Sobhanian M, Vakil H, Morris B, Ramos J, Kroener S (2015) Ketamine administration during the second postnatal week induces enduring schizophrenia-like behavioral symptoms and reduces parvalbumin expression in the medial prefrontal cortex of adult mice. Behav Brain Res. 282C:165-175. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.010.
  3. Jeevakumar V, Kroener S (2014) Ketamine administration during the second postnatal week alters synaptic properties of fast-spiking interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex of adult mice. Cereb Cortex (in press) pii: bhu293.
  4. Mulholland P, Spencer K, Hu W, Kroener S, Chandler J (2014) Neuroplasticity of A-type potassium channel complexes induced by chronic alcohol exposure enhances dendritic calcium transients in hippocampus. Psychopharmacol (in press).
  5. Peña DF, Childs JE, Willett S, Vital A, McIntyre CK, Kroener S (2014) Vagus nerve stimulation enhances extinction of conditioned fear and modulates plasticity in the pathway from the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to the amygdala. Front Behav Neurosci. 8:327. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00327. eCollection 2014.
  6. Durstewitz, D., Kröner, S., Hemmings, H.C. Jr., Güntürkün, O. (1998) The dopaminergic innervation of the pigeon telencephalon: distribution of DARPP-32 and coocurrence with glutamate decarboxylase and tyrosine hydroxylase. Neuroscience 83:763-779.
  7. Kröner, S., Güntürkün, O. (1999) Afferent and efferent connections of the caudolateral neostriatum in the pigeon (Columba livia): A retro- and anterograde pathway tracing study. J. Comp. Neurol. 407:228-260.
  8. Kröner, S., Schall, U., Ward, P.B., Sticht, G., Banger, M., Haffner, H.T., Catts, S.V. (1999) Effects of prepulses and d-amphetamine on performance and event-related potential measures on an auditory discrimination task. Psychopharmacol. 145:123-132.
  9. Güntürkün, O., Kröner, S. (1999) A polysensory pathway to the forebrain of the pigeon: the ascending projections of the n. dorsolateralis posterior thalami (DLP). Eur. J. Morphol. 37:124-128.
  10. Durstewitz, D., Kröner, S., Güntürkün, O. (1999) The dopaminergic innervation of the avian telencephalon. Prog. Neurobiol. 59:161-195.
  11. Kröner, S., Gottmann, K., Hatt, H., Güntürkün, O. (2002) Electrophysiological and morphological properties of cell types in the chick neostriatum caudolaterale. Neuroscience 110:459-473.
  12. González-Burgos, G., Kröner, S., Krimer, L.S., Seamans, J.K., Urban, N.N., Henze, D.A., Lewis, D.A., Barrionuevo, G. (2002) Dopamine modulation of neuronal function in the monkey prefrontal cortex. Physiol. and Behav. 77:537-543.
  13. Kröner, S.*, Rosenkranz, J.A.*, Grace, A.A., Barrionuevo, G. (2005) Dopamine modulates excitability of basolateral amygdala neurons in vitro. J. Neurophysiol. 93:1598-1610. (* these authors contributed equally).
  14. Zaitsev, A.V., González-Burgos, G., Povysheva, N.V., Kröner, S., Lewis, D.A., Krimer, L.S (2005) Localization of calcium-binding proteins in interneurons of different physiological and morphological classes in monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Cereb. Cortex. 15:1178-86.
  15. Krimer, L.S., Zaitsev, A.V., Czanner G., Kröner S., González-Burgos G., Povysheva N.V., Iyengar S., Barrionuevo G., Lewis D.A. (2005) Cluster analysis-based physiological classification and morphological properties of inhibitory neurons in layers 2-3 of monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 94:3009-22.
  16. González-Burgos, G., Kröner, S., Seamans, J.K., Lewis, D.A., Barrionuevo, G. (2005) Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic depression in fast spiking interneurons of the monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 94:4168-77.
  17. Povysheva, N.V., González-Burgos, G., Zaitsev, A.V., Kröner, S., Barrionuevo, G., Lewis, D.A., Krimer, L.S. (2006) Properties of excitatory synaptic responses in fast-spiking interneurons and pyramidal cells from rat and monkey prefrontal cortex: Potential role in feed-forward inhibition. Cereb. Cortex 16:541-52.
  18. Kroener, S., Krimer, L.S., Lewis, D.A., Barrionuevo, G. (2007) Dopamine increases inhibition in the monkey dorsolateral prefrontal cortex through cell type-specific modulation of interneurons. Cereb. Cortex. 17:1020-32.
  19. Lapish, C.C., Kroener, S., Durstewitz, D., Lavin, A., Seamans, J.K. (2007) The ability of the mesocortical dopamine system to operate in distinct temporal modes. Neuropsychopharmacol. 191(3):609-25.
  20. Povysheva, N.V., Zaitsev, A.V., Kröner, S., Krimer, O.A., Rotaru, D.C., González-Burgos, G., Lewis, D.A., Krimer, L.S. (2007) Electrophysiological differences between neurogliaform cells from monkey and rat prefrontal cortex. J Neurophysiol. 97(2):1030-9.
  21. Tu, Y., Kroener, S., Abernathy, K., Lapish, C., Seamans, J., Chandler, L.J., Woodward, J.J. (2007) Ethanol disrupts patterns of persistent activity in prefrontal cortical neurons. J. Neurosci. 27(17):4765- 4775.
  22. González-Burgos, G., Kroener, S., Zaitsev, A.V., Povysheva, N.V., Krimer, L.S., Barrionuevo, G., Lewis, D.A. (2008) Functional maturation of excitatory synapses in layer 3 pyramidal neurons during postnatal development of the primate prefrontal cortex. Cereb. Cortex 18(3):626-37.
  23. Trantham-Davidson, H.*, Kröner, S.*, Seamans, J.K. (2008) Dopamine modulation of prefrontal cortex interneurons occurs independently of DARPP-32. Cereb. Cortex 18(4):951-8 (* these authors contributed equally).
  24. Kroener, S., Phillips, P.E.M., Chandler, L.J., Seamans, J.K. Dopamine modulates recurrent synaptic activity and enhances the signal-to-noise ratio in the prefrontal cortex. PLoS One 4(8): e6507. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006507.
  25. Kroener, S., Lavin, A. (2010) Altered dopamine modulation of inhibition in the prefrontal cortex of cocaine-sensitized rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010 Oct;35(11):2292-304.
  26. Herold C., Palomero-Gallagher N., Hellmann B., Kröner S., Theiss C, Güntürkün O, Zilles K (2011). The receptor architecture of the pigeons' nidopallium caudolaterale: an avian analogue to the mammalian prefrontal cortex. Brain Struct Funct 216(3): 239-254.
  27. Kroener S., Mulholland P.J., New N.N., Gass J.T., Becker H.C., Chandler L.J. (2012). Chronic alcohol exposure alters behavioral and synaptic plasticity of the rodent prefrontal cortex. PLoS One. 7(5):e37541.




Gonzalez-Burgos, G., Kröner, S., Seamans, J.K. (2007) Cellular mechanisms of working memory and its modulation by dopamine in the prefrontal cortex of primates and rats. In: Monoaminergic Modulation of Cortical Excitability. Tseng, K.Y. and Atzori, M. (Eds.) Springer, Berlin, pp 125-152.

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