Carola Städele School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, USA
2 protocols

Margaret DeMaegd School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, USA
2 protocols

Wolfgang Stein
  • School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, USA
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 2 Author merit


Ph.D, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1998

Current position

Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, USA

Publications (since 2008)

  1. Follmann, R., Goldsmith, C. J. and Stein, W. (2016). Spatial Distribution of Intermingling Pools of Projection Neurons with Distinct Targets: A 3-dimensional Analysis of the Commissural Ganglia in Cancer borealis.  J Comp Neurol 31(6-7): 497-507.
  2. Städele, C. and Stein, W. (2016). The Site of Spontaneous Ectopic Spike Initiation Facilitates Signal Integration in a Sensory Neuron. J Neurosci 36(25): 6718-67.
  3. Stein, W., Städele, C. and Smarandache-Wellmann, C. R. (2015). Evolutionary aspects of motor control and coordination: the central pattern generators in the crustacean stomatogastric and swimmeret systems. In: Schmidt-Rhaesa, A., Harzsch, S. and Purschke, G. (eds). Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems, Oxford University Press.
  4. Yarger, A. M. and Stein, W. (2015). Sources and range of long-term variability of rhythmic motor patterns in vivo. J Exp Biol 218(Pt 24): 3950-3961.
  5. Follmann, R., Rosa, E. and Stein, W. (2015). Dynamics of signal propagation and collision in axons. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 92(3): 032707.
  6. Stadele, C., Heigele, S. and Stein, W. (2015). Neuromodulation to the Rescue: Compensation of Temperature-Induced Breakdown of Rhythmic Motor Patterns via Extrinsic Neuromodulatory Input. PLoS Biol 13(9): e1002265.
  7. Rosa, E., Jr., Skilling, Q. M. and Stein, W. (2015). Effects of reciprocal inhibitory coupling in model neurons. Biosystems 127: 73-83.
  8. Goldsmith, C. J., Stadele, C. and Stein, W. (2014). Optical imaging of neuronal activity and visualization of fine neural structures in non-desheathed nervous systems. PLoS One 9(7): e103459.
  9. Soofi, W., Goeritz, M. L., Kispersky, T. J., Prinz, A. A., Marder, E. and Stein, W. (2014). Phase maintenance in a rhythmic motor pattern during temperature changes in vivo. J Neurophysiol 111(12): 2603-2613.
  10. Stein, W. (2013). Sensory Input to Central Pattern Generators. In: Jaeger, D. and Jung, R. (eds). Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer.
  11. Preuss, S. and Stein, W. (2013). Comparison of two voltage-sensitive dyes and their suitability for long-term imaging of neuronal activity. PLoS One 8(10): e75678.
  12. Diehl, F., White, R. S., Stein, W. and Nusbaum, M. P. (2013). Motor circuit-specific burst patterns drive different muscle and behavior patterns. J Neurosci 33(29): 12013-12029.
  13. Daur, N., Diehl, F., Mader, W. and Stein, W. (2012). The stomatogastric nervous system as a model for studying sensorimotor interactions in real-time closed-loop conditions. Front Comput Neurosci 6: 13.
  14. Stadele, C., Andras, P. and Stein, W. (2012). Simultaneous measurement of membrane potential changes in multiple pattern generating neurons using voltage sensitive dye imaging. J Neurosci Methods 203(1): 78-88.
  15. Hedrich, U. B., Diehl, F. and Stein, W. (2011). Gastric and pyloric motor pattern control by a modulatory projection neuron in the intact crab Cancer pagurus. J Neurophysiol 105(4): 1671-1680.
  16. Stein, W., Stadele, C. and Andras, P. (2011). Optical imaging of neurons in the crab stomatogastric ganglion with voltage-sensitive dyes. J Vis Exp(49).
  17. Stein, W., Stadele, C. and Andras, P. (2011). Single-sweep voltage-sensitive dye imaging of interacting identified neurons. J Neurosci Methods 194(2): 224-234.
  18. Stein, W. and Andras, P. (2010). Light-induced effects of a fluorescent voltage-sensitive dye on neuronal activity in the crab stomatogastric ganglion. J Neurosci Methods 188(2): 290-294.
  19. Hedrich, U. B., Smarandache, C. R. and Stein, W. (2009). Differential activation of projection neurons by two sensory pathways contributes to motor pattern selection. J Neurophysiol 102(5): 2866-2879.
  20. Stein, W. (2009). Modulation of stomatogastric rhythms. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 195(11): 989-1009.
  21. Daur, N., Nadim, F. and Stein, W. (2009). Regulation of motor patterns by the central spike-initiation zone of a sensory neuron. Eur J Neurosci 30(5): 808-822.
  22. Ausborn, J., Wolf, H. and Stein, W. (2009). The interaction of positive and negative sensory feedback loops in dynamic regulation of a motor pattern. J Comput Neurosci 27(2): 245-257.
  23. Hedrich, U. B. and Stein, W. (2008). Characterization of a descending pathway: activation and effects on motor patterns in the brachyuran crustacean stomatogastric nervous system. J Exp Biol 211(Pt 16): 2624-2637.
  24. Stein, W. and Ausborn, J. (2008). Wenn das Ganze mehr als die Summe seiner Teile ist - Der Einsatz von Computermodellen zur Detektion emergenter Eigenschaften. Bioforum 5: 49-51.
  25. Smarandache, C. R., Daur, N., Hedrich, U. B. and Stein, W. (2008). Regulation of motor pattern frequency by reversals in proprioceptive feedback. Eur J Neurosci 28(3): 460-474.
  26. Stein, W., Straub, O., Ausborn, J., Mader, W. and Wolf, H. (2008). Motor pattern selection by combinatorial code of interneuronal pathways. J Comput Neurosci 25(3): 543-561.
2 Protocols published
Axonal Conduction Velocity Measurement
Authors:  Margaret Louise DeMaegd, Carola Städele and Wolfgang Stein, date: 03/05/2017, view: 8943, Q&A: 0
Action potential conduction velocity is the speed at which an action potential (AP) propagates along an axon. Measuring AP conduction velocity is instrumental in determining neuron health, function, and computational capability, as well as in ...
Extracellular Axon Stimulation
Authors:  Carola Städele, Margaret Louise DeMaegd and Wolfgang Stein, date: 03/05/2017, view: 9416, Q&A: 0
This is a detailed protocol explaining how to perform extracellular axon stimulations as described in Städele and Stein, 2016. The ability to stimulate and record action potentials is essential to electrophysiological examinations of neuronal ...
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