Atit Patel Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, USA
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Daniel N. Cox
  • Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, USA
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D, Duke University, USA, 1999

Current position

2CI Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Biology, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, USA

Director, Center for Neuromics, Georgia State University, USA


  1. Himmel, N. J. and Cox, D. N. (2017). Sensing the cold: TRP channels in thermal nociception. Channels (Austin): 1-3.
  2. Jo, J., Im, S. H., Babcock, D. T., Iyer, S. C., Gunawan, F., Cox, D. N. and Galko, M. J. (2017). Drosophila caspase activity is required independently of apoptosis to produce active TNF/Eiger during nociceptive sensitization. Cell Death Dis 8(5): e2786.
  3. Nanda, S., Das, R., Cox, D. N. and Ascoli, G. A. (2017). Structural plasticity in dendrites: developmental neurogenetics, morphological reconstructions, and computational modeling. In: Petrosini, L. (Ed). Neurobiological and Psychological Aspects of Brain Recovery. Springer Press.
  4. Himmel, N. J.*, Patel, A. A.* and Cox, D. N. (2017). Invertebrate Nociception. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. (*=these authors contributed equally to this work).
  5. Turner, H. N.*, Armengol, K.*, Patel, A. A., Himmel, N. J., Sullivan, L., Iyer, S. C., Bhattacharya, S., Iyer, E. P., Landry, C., Galko, M. J. and Cox, D. N. (2016). The TRP Channels Pkd2, NompC, and Trpm Act in Cold-Sensing Neurons to Mediate Unique Aversive Behaviors to Noxious Cold in Drosophila. Curr Biol 26(23): 3116-3128. (*=these authors contributed equally to this work).
  6. Gokhale, A., Hartwig, C., Freeman, A. H., Das, R., Zlatic, S. A., Vistein, R., Burch, A., Carrot, G., Lewis, A. F., Nelms, S., Dickman, D. K., Puthenveedu, M. A., Cox, D. N. and Faundez, V. (2016). The Proteome of BLOC-1 Genetic Defects Identifies the Arp2/3 Actin Polymerization Complex to Function Downstream of the Schizophrenia Susceptibility Factor Dysbindin at the Synapse. J Neurosci 36(49): 12393-12411.
  7. Graybeal, J. J., Bozzelli, P. L., Graybeal, L. L., Groeber, C. M., McKnight, P. E., Cox, D. N. and Flinn, J. M. (2015). Human ApoE epsilon4 alters circadian rhythm activity, IL-1beta, and GFAP in CRND8 mice. J Alzheimers Dis 43(3): 823-834.
  8. Bhattacharya, S., Iyer, E. P., Iyer, S. C. and Cox, D. N. (2014). Cell-type specific transcriptomic profiling to dissect mechanisms of differential dendritogenesis. Genom Data 2: 378-381.
  9. Iyer, S. C., Ramachandran Iyer, E. P., Meduri, R., Rubaharan, M., Kuntimaddi, A., Karamsetty, M. and Cox, D. N. (2013). Cut, via CrebA, transcriptionally regulates the COPII secretory pathway to direct dendrite development in Drosophila. J Cell Sci 126(Pt 20): 4732-4745.
  10. Iyer, E. P., Iyer, S. C., Sullivan, L., Wang, D., Meduri, R., Graybeal, L. L. and Cox, D. N. (2013). Functional genomic analyses of two morphologically distinct classes of Drosophila sensory neurons: post-mitotic roles of transcription factors in dendritic patterning. PLoS One 8(8): e72434.
  11. Iyer, S. C., Wang, D., Iyer, E. P., Trunnell, S. A., Meduri, R., Shinwari, R., Sulkowski, M. J. and Cox, D. N. (2012). The RhoGEF trio functions in sculpting class specific dendrite morphogenesis in Drosophila sensory neurons. PLoS One 7(3): e33634.
  12. Sulkowski, M. J., Kurosawa, M. S. and Cox, D. N. (2011). Growing pains: development of the larval nocifensive response in Drosophila. Biol Bull 221(3): 300-306.
  13. Sulkowski, M. J., Iyer, S. C., Kurosawa, M. S., Iyer, E. P. and Cox, D. N. (2011). Turtle functions downstream of Cut in differentially regulating class specific dendrite morphogenesis in Drosophila. PLoS One 6(7): e22611.
  14. Iyer, E. P. and Cox, D. N. (2010). Laser capture microdissection of Drosophila peripheral neurons. J Vis Exp (39).
  15. Iyer, E. P., Iyer, S. C., Sulkowski, M. J. and Cox, D. N. (2009). Isolation and purification of Drosophil peripheral neurons by magnetic bead sorting. J Vis Exp (34).
  16. Shi, S. H., Cox, D. N., Wang, D., Jan, L. Y. and Jan, Y. N. (2004). Control of dendrite arborization by an Ig family member, dendrite arborization and synapse maturation 1 (Dasm1). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101(36): 13341-13345.
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Behavioral and Functional Assays for Investigating Mechanisms of Noxious Cold Detection and Multimodal Sensory Processing in Drosophila Larvae
Authors:  Atit A. Patel and Daniel N. Cox, date: 07/05/2017, view: 2662, Q&A: 0
To investigate cellular, molecular and behavioral mechanisms of noxious cold detection, we developed cold plate behavioral assays and quantitative means for evaluating the predominant noxious cold-evoked contraction behavior. To characterize neural ...