Craig Group Publications

Our latest preprints

  • Andrianova L, Brady ES, Margetts-Smith G, Kohli S, McBain CJ, Craig MT (2021). Hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells do not receive monosynaptic input from thalamic nucleus reuniens. bioRxiv 2021.09.30.462517

  • Kohli S, Andrianova L, Margetts-Smith E, Brady E, Craig MT (2021). Chemogenetic activation of midline thalamic nuclei fails to ameliorate memory deficits in two mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. bioRxiv 2021.06.30.450500


Craig, M. T., Bielska, M. H., Jeffery, K. (2024) Mechanisms and implications of gamma oscillation plasticity. Trends in Neurosciences, (doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2024.05.002)


Witton, J., Brady, E. S., Craig, M. (2023) Sleep-based neuronal oscillations as a physiological biomarker for Alzheimer's disease: is night time the right time? Neural Regeneration Research, 19, pp. 1417-1418. (doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.386412)

Andrianova, L., Yanakieva, S., Margetts-Smith, G., Kohli, S., Brady, E. S., Aggleton, J. P., Craig, M. T. (2023) No evidence from complementary data sources of a direct glutamatergic projection from the mouse anterior cingulate area to the hippocampal formation. eLife, 12, (doi: 10.7554/eLife.77364)

Brady, E. S., Griffiths, J., Andrianova, L., Bielska, M. H., Saito, T., Saido, T. C., Randall, A. D., Tamagnini, F., Witton, J., Craig, M. T. (2023) Alterations to parvalbumin-expressing interneuron function and associated network oscillations in the hippocampal – medial prefrontal cortex circuit during natural sleep in AppNL-G-F/NL-G-F mice. Neurobiology of Disease, 182, pp. 106151. (doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2023.106151)


Craig, M. T., Witton, J. (2022) A cellular switchboard in memory circuits. Science, 377, pp. 262-263. (doi: 10.1126/science.add2681)


Xiao, M.-F., Roh, S.-E., Zhou, J., Chien, C.-C., Lucey, B. P., Craig, M. T., Hayes, L. N., Coughlin, J. M., Leweke, F. M., Jia, M., Xu, D., Zhou, W., Talbot Jr, C. C., Arnold, D. B., Staley, M., Jiang, C., Reti, I. M., Sawa, A., Pelkey, K. A., McBain, C. J., Savonenko, A., Worley, P. F. (2021) A biomarker-authenticated model of schizophrenia implicating NPTX2 loss of function. Science Advances, 7, (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf6935)


Li, J., Han, W., Pelkey, K. A., Duan, J., Mao, X., Wang, Y.-X., Craig, M. T., Dong, L., Petralia, R. S., McBain, C. J., Lu, W. (2017) Molecular dissection of Neuroligin 2 and Slitrk3 reveals an essential framework for GABAergic synapse development. Neuron, 96, pp. 808-826.e8. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.10.003)

Pelkey, K. A., Chittajallu, R., Craig, M. T., Tricoire, L., Wester, J. C., McBain, C. J. (2017) Hippocampal GABAergic inhibitory interneurons. Physiological Reviews, 97, pp. 1619-1747. (doi: 10.1152/physrev.00007.2017)

Chittajallu, R., Wester, J.C., Craig, M.T., Barksdale, E., Yuan, X.Q., Akgül, G., Fang, C., Collins, D., Hunt, S., Pelkey, K.A., McBain, C.J. (2017) Afferent specific role of NMDA receptors for the circuit integration of hippocampal neurogliaform cells. Nature Communications, 8, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00218-y)

Xiao, M.-F., Xu, D., Craig, M. T., Pelkey, K. A., Chien, C.-C., Shi, Y., Zhang, J., Resnick, S., Pletnikova, O., Salmon, D., Brewer, J., Edland, S., Wegiel, J., Tycko, B., Savonenko, A., Reeves, R. H., Troncoso, J. C., McBain, C. J., Galasko, D., Worley, P. F. (2017) NPTX2 and cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. eLife, 6, (doi: 10.7554/eLife.23798)


Craig, M. T., McBain, C. J. (2015) Navigating the circuitry of the brain's GPS system: future challenges for neurophysiologists. Hippocampus, 25, pp. 736-743. (doi: 10.1002/hipo.22456)

Pelkey, K. A., Barksdale, E., Craig, M. T., Yuan, X., Sukumaran, M., Vargish, G. A., Mitchell, R. M., Wyeth, M. S., Petralia, R. S., Chittajallu, R., Karlsson, R.-M., Cameron, H. A., Murata, Y., Colonnese, M. T., Worley, P. F., McBain, C. J. (2015) Pentraxins coordinate excitatory synapse maturation and circuit integration of parvalbumin interneurons. Neuron, 85, pp. 1257-1272. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.02.020)

Craig, M. T., McBain, C. J. (2015) Fast gamma oscillations are generated intrinsically in CA1 without the involvement of fast-spiking basket cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 35, pp. 3616-3624. (doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4166-14.2015)


Craig, M. T., McBain, C. J. (2014) The emerging role of GABAB receptors as regulators of network dynamics: fast actions from a 'slow' receptor? Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 26, pp. 15-21. (doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2013.10.002)


Chittajallu, R., Craig, M. T., McFarland, A., Yuan, X., Gerfen, S., Tricoire, L., Erkkila, B., Barron, S. C., Lopez, C. M., Liang, B. J., Jeffries, B. W., Pelkey, K. A., McBain, C. J. (2013) Dual origins of functionally distinct O-LM interneurons revealed by differential 5-HT3AR expression. Nature Neuroscience, 16, pp. 1598-1607. (doi: 10.1038/nn.3538)

Matta, J. A., Pelkey, K. A., Craig, M. T., Chittajallu, R., Jeffries, B. W., McBain, C. J. (2013) Developmental origin dictates interneuron AMPA and NMDA receptor subunit composition and plasticity. Nature Neuroscience, 16, pp. 1032-1041. (doi: 10.1038/nn.3459)

Mayne, E. W., Craig, M. T., McBain, C. J., Paulsen, O. (2013) Dopamine suppresses persistent network activity via D1-like dopamine receptors in rat medial entorhinal cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 37, pp. 1242-1247. (doi: 10.1111/ejn.12125)

Craig, M. T., Mayne, E. W., Bettler, B., Paulsen, O., McBain, C. J. (2013) Distinct roles of GABAB1a- and GABAB1b-containing GABAB receptors in spontaneous and evoked termination of persistent cortical activity. Journal of Physiology, 591, pp. 835-843. (doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2012.248088)

Rodríguez-Moreno, A., González-Rueda, A., Banerjee, A., Upton, A. L., Craig, M. T., Paulsen, O. (2013) Presynaptic self-depression at developing neocortical synapses. Neuron, 77, pp. 35-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.10.035)