Keke Ding, Yifu Han, Taylor W Seid, Christopher Buser, Tomomi Karigo, Shishuo Zhang, Dion K Dickman, David J Anderson. Imaging neuropeptide release at synapses with a genetically engineered reporter (2019). eLife 2019;8:e46421     LINK


Koto Kikuma, Xiling Li, Sarah Perry, Qiuling Li, Pragya Goel, Catherine Chen, Daniel Kim, Nicholas Stavropoulos & Dion Dickman. Cul3 and insomniac are required for rapid ubiquitination of postsynaptic targets and retrograde homeostatic signaling (2019). Nature Communications 10: 2998     LINK


Goel P, Bergeron D, Bohme M, Nunnelly L, Buser C, Lehmann M, Walter AW, Sigrist SJ, and Dickman D. Homeostatic scaling of active zone components stabilizes global synaptic strength (2019). Journal of Cell Biology. 218 (5): 1706-1724      LINK


Goel P, Khan M, Howard S, Kim G, Kiragasi B, Kikuma K, and Dickman D. A screen for synaptic growth mutants reveals mechanisms that stabilize synaptic strength (2019). Journal of Neuroscience 10.1523  LINK


Goel P, Li X, and Dickman D. Estimation of the readily releasable synaptic vesicle pool at the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction (2019). Bio-protocol 9(1): e3127.     LINK


Gratz S, Goel P, Bruckner J, Hernandez R, Khateeb K, Macleod G, Dickman D, and O’Connor-Giles K. Endogenous tagging reveals differential regulation of Ca2+ channels at single AZs during presynaptic homeostatic potentiation and depression (2019). Journal of Neuroscience: 3068.     LINK


Bohme M, McCarthy A, Grasskamp A, Beuschel C, Goel P, Jusyte M, Laber D, Huang S, Rey U, Petzoldt A, Lehmann M, Gottfert F, Haghighi P, Hell SW, Owald D, Dickman D, Sigrist SJ, and Walter AW. Rapid active zone remodeling consolidates presynaptic potentiation (2019). Nature Communications 10(1): 1085.     LINK


Russo A, Goel P, Brace EJ, Buser C, Dickman D, and DiAntonio A. The E3 ligase Highwire promotes synaptic transmission by targeting the NAD-synthesizing enzyme dNmnat. EMBO reports: 20(3): e46975.     LINK




Li X, Goel P, Chen C, Angajala V, Chen X, and Dickman D. Synapse-specific and compartmentalized expression of presynaptic homeostatic potentiation (2018). eLife e34338.     LINK


Goel P and Dickman D. Presynaptic DLK signaling reduces postsynaptic receptivity that is stabilized through distinct modulations to two forms of homeostatic plasticity (2018). Nature Communications 9(1): 1856-1866.     LINK


Li X, Goel P, Wondolowski J, Paluch J, and Dickman D. A glutamate homeostat controls the presynaptic inhibition of neurotransmitter release (2018). Cell Reports 23(6): 1716-1727.     LINK




Chen X and Dickman D. Ribosome profiling reveals post-translational mechanisms drive the retrograde enhancement of presynaptic efficacy (2017). PLoS Genetics, 13(12): e1007117.     LINK


Goel P, Li X, and Dickman D. Disparate postsynaptic induction mechanisms ultimately converge to drive the retrograde enhancement of presynaptic efficacy (2017). Cell Reports, 21(9): 2339-2347.     LINK


Perry S, Han Y, Das A, and Dickman D. Homeostatic plasticity can be induced and expressed to restore synaptic strength at neuromuscular junctions undergoing ALS related neurodegeneration (2017). Human Molecular Genetics, 26(21): 4153-4167.     LINK


Kikuma K, Kim D, Sutter D, Li X, and Dickman D. Extended Synaptotagmin localizes to presynaptic ER and promotes neurotransmission and synaptic growth in Drosophila (2017). Genetics, 3: 993-1006.     LINK


Kiragasi B, Wondolowski J, Li Y, and Dickman D. A presynaptic glutamate receptor subunit confers robustnessto neurotransmission and homeostatic potentiation (2017). Cell Reports19(13): 2694-2706.     LINK


Chen X, Ma W, Zhang S, Paluch P, Guo W, and Dickman D. The BLOC-1 subunit Pallidin facilitates activity-dependent synaptic vesicle recycling (2017). eNeuro 4(1): 335-347.     LINK


Genc O, Dickman D, Ma W, Tong A, and Davis GW. MCTP is an ER-resident calcium sensor that stabilizes synaptic transmission and homeostatic plasticity (2017). eLife 6: 22904-22916.     LINK


Hill A, Zheng X, Li X, McKinney R, Dickman D, and Ben-Shahar Y. The Drosophila postsynaptic DEG/ENaC channel ppk29 contributes to excitatory neurotransmission (2017). Journal of Neuroscience37(12): 3171-3180.     LINK


Perry S, Kiragasi B, Dickman D, and Ray A. The role of histone deacytlase 6 in synaptic plasticity and memory (2017). Cell Reports18(6): 1337-1345.     LINK




Gokhale A, Hartwig C, Freeman A, Das R, Zlatic S, Vistein R, Burch A, Guillemette C, Lewis A, Nelms S, Dickman D, Puthenveedu M, Cox D, and Faundez V. 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 (2016). Journal of Neuroscience, 36(49): 12393-12411.     LINK


Robins J, Paluch J, Dickman D, and Joiner W. ADAR-mediated RNA editing suppresses sleep by acting as a brake on glutamatergic synaptic plasticity (2016). Nature Communications7: 10512.     LINK




Harris N, Braisier D, Dickman D, and Davis GW. The innate-immune receptor PGRP-LC controls presynaptic homeostatic plasticity (2015). Neuron 88(6): 1157-64.     LINK


Subramanian J and Dickman D. Homeostatic and retrograde signaling mechanisms modulating presynaptic function and plasticity (2015). Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 9: 380.    LINK


Mullin AP, Sadanandappa MK, Ma W, Dickman DK, Vijay Raghavan K, Ramaswami M, Sanyal S, Faundez V. (2015). Gene dosage in the dysbindin schizophrenia susceptibility network differentially affect synaptic function and plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience 35: 325-338. PMID: 25568125     LINK






Wang TT, Hauswirth A, Tong A, Dickman D, and Davis GW. Endostatin is a trans-synaptic signal for homeostatic synaptic plasticity (2014). Neuron 83: 616-629.     LINK


Chen CK, Bregere C, Paluch J, Lu J, Dickman D, and Chang KT. Activity-dependent facilitation of Synaptojanin and synaptic vesicle recycling by the Minibrain kinase (2014). Nature Communications5: 4246.     LINK





Wondolowski J and Dickman D. Emerging links between homeostatic synaptic plasticity and neurological disease (2013). Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 7: 223-231.     LINK


Frank CA, Wang X, Collins CA, Rodal AA, Yuan Q, Verstreken P, and Dickman D. New approaches for studying synaptic development, function, and plasticity using Drosophila as a model system (2013). Journal of Neuroscience33(45): 17560-17568.     LINK





Dickman D, Tong A, and Davis, GW. Snapin is critical for presynaptic homeostatic plasticity (2012). Journal of Neuroscience 32(25): 8716-8724.     LINK


Bergquist S, Dickman D, and Davis GW. A hierarchy of cell intrinsic and target derived homeostatic signaling (2010). Neuron 66(2): 220-234.     LINK


Higashi-Kovtun ME, Mosca TJ, Dickman D, Meinertzhagen IA, and Schwarz TL. importin-β11regulates synaptic phosphorylated mothers against decapentaplegic, and thereby influences synaptic development and function at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction (2010). Journal of Neuroscience 30(15): 5253-5268.     LINK


Dickman D and Davis GW. The schizophrenia susceptibility gene dysbindin controls synaptic homeostasis (2009). Science 326(5956): 1127-1130.     LINK


Dickman D, Kurshan P, and Schwarz TL. Mutations in a Drosophila α2δ voltage-gated calcium channel subunit reveal a crucial synaptic function (2008). Journal of Neuroscience 28(1): 31-38.    LINK


Pack-Chung E, Kurshan P, Dickman D, and Schwarz TL. A Drosophila kinesin required for synaptic bouton formation and synaptic vesicle transport (2007). Nature Neuroscience 10(8): 980-989.     LINK


Dickman D, Lu Z, Meinertzhagen IA, and Schwarz TL. Altered synaptic development and active zone spacing at the neuromuscular junctions of endocytosis mutants (2006). Current Biology 16: 591-598.     LINK


Dickman D, Horne JA, Meinertzhagen IA, and Schwarz TL. A slowed classical pathway rather than kiss-and-run mediates endocytosis at synapses lacking synaptojanin and endophilin (2005). Cell123: 521-533.     LINK


Burgess RW, Dickman D, Nunez L, Glass D, and Sanes JR. Mapping sites responsible for interactions of agrin with neurons (2002). Journal of Neurochemistry 83(2): 271-284.     LINK









Before USC

Sarah Perry, Pragya Goel, Nancy L. Tran, Cristian Pinales, Christopher Buser, Daniel L. Miller, Barry Ganetzky, Dion Dickman. Developmental arrest of Drosophila larvae elicits presynaptic depression and enables prolonged studies of neurodegeneration (2020). Development 2020 : dev.186312 doi: 10.1242/dev.186312  


Beril Kiragasi, Pragya Goel, Sarah Perry, Yifu Han, Xiling Li, Dion Dickman. The auxiliary glutamate receptor subunit dSol-1 promotes presynaptic neurotransmitter release and homeostatic potentiation (2020).

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Sep 2020, 201915464; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1915464117

Goel P, Nishimura S, Chetlapalli K, Li X, Chen C and Dickman D (2020) Distinct Target-Specific Mechanisms Homeostatically Stabilize Transmission at Pre- and Post-synaptic Compartments (2020). Front. Cell. Neurosci. 14:196. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2020.00196