Journal Articles



  • Gruver, K. M., and A.J. Watt (2019). Optimizing Optogenetic Activation of Purkinje Cell Axons to Investigate the Purkinje cell – DCN synapse. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience. 11 (31)
  • Leung, S., McKinney, R.A. and A.J. Watt (2019) Brain development: the impact of light during the night. eLife 2019;8:e52364 doi: 10.7554/eLife.52364
  • Li, L., Jayabal, S., Ghorbani, M., Legault, L.-M., McGraw, S., Watt, A.J., and X.-J. Yang. (2019). ATAT1 regulates forebrain development and stress-induced tubulin hyperacetylation. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
  • Larivière, R., Sgarioto, N., Toscano-Márquez, B., Gaudet, R., Choquet, K., McKinney, R.A., Watt, A.J., and B. Brais (2019). Sacs R272C missense homozygous mice develop an ataxia phenotype. Molecular Brain 12: 19.


  • Ady, V., Toscano-Márquez, B., Nath, M.,Chang, P. K.Y., Hui, J., Cook, A., Charron, F., Larivière, R., Brais, B., McKinney, R.A., and A.J. Watt (2018) Altered synaptic and firing properties of cerebellar Purkinje cells in a mouse model of ARSACS.Journal of Physiology. 596(17): 4253-4267.


  • Jayabal, S., Ljungberg, L., and A.J. Watt (2017) Transient cerebellar alterations during development prior to disease onset in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. Journal of Physiology 595(3): 949-966.


  • Ljungberg, L., Lang-Ouellette, D., Yang, A., Quilez, S., Jayabal, S., and A.J. Watt (2016). Transient developmental Purkinje cell axonal torpedoes in healthy and ataxic mouse cerebellum. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 10: 248.
  • Jayabal, S., Chang, H.H.V., Cullen, K.E., and A.J. Watt (2016) 4-Aminopyridine reverses ataxia and cerebellar firing deficiency in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. Scientific Reports 6: 29489
  • Abrahamsson, T., Lalanne, T, Watt, A.J., and P.J. Sjöström (2016) Long-term potentiation by theta-burst stimulation using extracellular field potential recordings in acute hippocampal slices. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols doi:10.1101/pdb.prot091298
  • Abrahamsson, T., Lalanne, T, Watt, A.J., and P.J. Sjöström (2016) In vitro investigation of synaptic plasticity. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols doi:10.1101/pdb.top087262


  • Jayabal, S., Ljungberg, L., Erwes, T., Cormier, A., Quilez, S., El Jaouhari, S., and A.J. Watt (2015) Rapid onset of motor deficits in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 precedes late cerebellar degeneration. eNeuro 2(6): e00094-15.2015 1-18


  • Ferreira, T.A., Blackman, A.V., Oyrer, J., Chung, A.J., Jayabal, S.*, Watt, A.J., Sjostrom, P.J., and D.J. van Meyel. (2014) Neuronal morphometry directly from bitmap images. Nature Methods, 11: 982-984


  • Costa, R. P., Watt, A.J., and P.J. Sjöström. (2013) How to train a neuron. eLife 10.7554/eLife.00491



  • Watt, A.J., and N.S. Desai. (2010) Homeostatic plasticity and STDP: keeping a neuron’s cool in a fluctuating world. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience 2:5


  • Watt, A.J., Cuntz, H., Mori, M., Nusser, Z., Sjöström, P.J and Häusser, M. (2009). Traveling waves in developing cerebellar cortex mediated by asymmetrically connected Purkinje cells. Nature Neuroscience, 12: 463-473


  • Watt, A.J., Sjöström, P.J., Häusser, M., Nelson, S.B., and Turrigiano, G.G. (2004). A proportional but slower NMDA potentiation follows AMPA potentiation in LTP. Nature Neuroscience, 7: 518-524


  • Pratt, K.G., Watt, A.J., Griffith, L.C., Nelson, S.B., and Turrigiano, G.G. (2003). Activity-dependent remodeling of presynaptic inputs by postsynaptic expression of activated CaMKII. Neuron, 39: 269-281 DOI:



  • Billon, N., Carlisi, D., Datto, M.B., van Grunsven, L.A., Watt, A.J., Wang, X.-F., and Rudkin, B.B. (1999). Cooperation of Sp1 and p300 in the induction of the CDK inhibitor p21WAF1/CIP1 during NGF-mediated neuronal differentiation. Oncogene18: 2872-2882

Book Chapters

  • Jayabal, S., and A.J. Watt (2019) Handbook of the Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders, 2nd edition. Springer Publishing. Turning on the juice: the development of physiological activity in the cerebellum. Edited by Manto, M., Gruol, D.L., Schmahmann, J.D., Koibushi, N., and Sillitoe, R.V.
  • Abrahamsson, T., Lalanne, T, Watt, A.J., and P.J. Sjöström. (2017) “In Vitro investigation of Synaptic Plasticity” in Ion Channels. Cold Spring Harbor Press
  • Watt, A.J., and N.S. Desai. “Homeostatic plasticity and STDP: keeping a neuron’s cool in a fluctuating world” in Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity: A Comprehensive Overview. Frontiers Media SA, 2012, p. 240 -255