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Tiffany Timbers

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Publications

Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Yadav, C., Guedes, R.N.C., Matheson, S.M., Timbers, T.A., and Yack, J.E. (2017). Invitation by vibration: recruitment to feeding shelters in social caterpillars. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71(3):51. doi: 10.1007/s00265-017-2280-x

  2. Babaian, A., Drögemöller, B., Grande, B.M., Jackman, S.D., Lee, A.H., Lin, S., Loucks, C., Suarez-Gonzalez, A., Timbers, T.A. and Wright, G. (2017). hackseq: Catalyzing collaboration between biological and computational scientists via hackathon version 1; referees: awaiting peer review. F1000Research, Hackathons channel. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.10964.1

  3. Jensen, V.L., Carter, S., Sanders, A.A.W.M., Li, C., Kennedy, J., Timbers, T.A., Cai, J., Scheidel, N., Kennedy, B.N., Morin, R.D., Leroux, M.R. and Blacque, O.E. (2016). Whole-Organism Developmental Expression Profiling Identifies RAB-28 as a Novel Ciliary GTPase Associated with the BBSome and Intraflagellar Transport. PLoS Genetics doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006469

  4. Timbers, T.A., Garland, S.J., Mohan, S., Flibotte, S., Edgley, M., Muncaster, Q., Au, V., Li-Leger, E., Rosell, F.I., Cai, J., Rademakers, S., Jansen, G., Moerman, D.G. and Leroux, M.R. (2016). Accelerating Gene Discovery by Phenotyping Whole-Genome Sequenced Multi-mutation Strains and Using the Sequence Kernel Association Test (SKAT). PLoS Genetics doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006235

  5. Mohan, S., Timbers, T.A., Kennedy, J., Blacque, O., and Leroux, M.R. (2013). Striated and non-filamentous forms of rootletin maintain ciliary function. Current Biology 23(20):2016-22. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.08.033

  6. Li, C.*, Timbers, T.A.*, Rose, J.K., Bozorgmehr, T, McEwan, A. and Rankin, C.H. (2013). The FMRFamide-related neuropeptide FLP-20 is required in the mechanosensory neurons during memory for massed training in C. elegans. Learning & Memory 20(2):103-108. *Authors contributed equally. doi: 10.1101/lm.028993.112

  7. Lau, H.L., Timbers, T.A., Mahoumad, R., and Rankin, C.H. (2013). Genetic dissection of memory for associative and non-associative learning in C. elegans. Genes, Brain and Behavior 12(2):210-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2012.00863.x

  8. Timbers, T.A.*, Giles, A.C.*, Ardiel, E. L., Kerr, R. and Rankin, C. H. (2013). Intensity discrimination deficits cause habituation changes in middle-aged Caenorhabditis elegans. Neurobiology of Aging 34(2): 621-631. *Authors contributed equally. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2012.03.016

  9. Timbers, T.A. and Rankin, C.H. (2011). Tap withdrawal circuit interneurons require CREB for long-term habituation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Behavioral Neuroscience 125(4): 560-566. doi: [10.1037/a0024370])(http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0024370)

  10. Yack, J. E., Timbers, T. A.,Conner, W. E., Aiello, A. and Schroeder, F. C. (2004). Defensive flocculent emissions in a Tiger moth, Homoeocera stictosoma (Arctiidae:Arctiinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 58(3): 173-177.

Preprints:

  1. Timbers, T.A., Ardiel, E.L., Lee, K.C.Y., Safaei, J., Pelech, S.L., and Rankin, C.H. (2017). CaMK (CMK-1) and O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT-1) modulate mechanosensory responding and habituation in an interstimulus interval-dependent manner in Caenorhabditis elegans. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/115972 (also submitted to Genetics)

  2. Timbers, T.A., Garland, S., Mohan, S., Flibotte, S., Edgley, M., Muncaster, Q., Moerman, D., and Leroux, M. (2015). Accelerating gene discovery by phenotyping whole-genome sequenced multi-mutation strains and using the sequence kernel association test (SKAT). bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/027540 (also published in PLoS Genetics)

Manuscripts under revision and/or submitted:

  1. Timbers, T.A., Ardiel, E.L., Lee, K.C.Y., Safaei, J., Pelech, S.L., and Rankin, C.H. (submitted to Genetics, MS ID#: GENETICS/2017/202044). CaMK (CMK-1) and O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT-1) modulate mechanosensory responding and habituation in an interstimulus interval-dependent manner in Caenorhabditis elegans.

  2. Loucks, C.M., Walker, D.S., McEwan, A.H., Timbers, T.A., Ardiel, E.L., Grundy, L.J., Johnson, J., Kennedy, J., Blacque, O.E., Schafer, W.R., Rankin, C.H., and Leroux, M.R. (under revision in Current Biology, MS ID#: CURRENT-BIOLOGY-D-16-01552). EFHC1, a protein linked to juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, functions at the cilium and synapse to modulate dopamine signaling.

Published book chapters:

  1. Timbers, T.A., Frame, A.K., Rankin, C.H. (2017). Learning and Memory in Invertebrates: C. elegans. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, Elsevier, 2017. ISBN 9780128093245

  2. Timbers, T.A. and Rankin, C.H. (2008). Learning and memory in invertebrates: C. elegans. In: Squire, L., Albright, T., Bloom, F., Gage, F and Spitzer, N. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Volume 5, pp. 413-421. Oxford: Elsevier.

  3. Timbers, T.A., and Rankin, C.H. (2008). Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system in which to study the fundamentals of learning and memory. In Guadagnoli, M. (ed.) Human Learning: Biology, Brain and Neuroscience. pp. 227-242. Oxford: Elsevier.