Selected Publications

BulletHeston JB & White SA (2017) To transduce a zebra finch: Interrogating behavioral mechanisms in a model system for human speech. J Comp Physiol A, epub 07 March 2017

BulletFraley ER, Burkett ZD, Day NF, Schwartz BA, Phelps PE & White SA (2016) Mice with Dab1 or Vldlr insufficiency exhibit abnormal neonatal vocalization patterns. Sci Rep, 6: 25807

BulletBerg JM, Lee C, Chen L, Galvan L, Cepeda C, Chen JY, Penagarkano O, Stein JL, Li A, Oguro-Ando A, Miller JA, Vahisht AA, Starks ME, Kite EP, Al-Sharif NB, Burkett ZD, White SA, Fears SC, Levine MS, Wohlschlegel JA & Geschwind DG (2015) JAKMIP1 links regulation of neuronal protein translation to autism. Neuron, 88: 1173-1191

Bullet*Miller JE, *Hafzalla G, Burkett ZD, Fox CM & White SA. (2015) Reduced vocal variability in a zebra finch model of dopamine depletion: Implications for Parkinson disease. Physiol Rep, 3: e12599 (*equal authorship)

BulletBurkett ZD, Day NF, Penagarikaňo O, Geschwind DH & White SA. (2015) VoICE: A semi-automated pipeline for standardizing vocal analysis across models. Sci Rep, 5: 10237

BulletHara E, Perez J, Whitney O, Chen Q, White SA & Wright T. (2015) Neural FoxP2 and FoxP1 expression in the budgerigar, an avian species with adult vocal learning. Behav Br Res, 283: 22-29

BulletHeston JB & White SA (2015) Behavior-linked FoxP2 regulation enables zebra finch vocal learning. J Neurosci, 35: 2885-2894

BulletWhitney O, Voyles T, Hara E, Chen Q, White SA & Wright T. (2015) Differential FoxP2 and FoxP1 expression in a vocal learning nucleus of the developing budgerigar. Dev Neurobiol, 75: 778-790

BulletCondro MC and White SA (2014) Recent advances in the genetics of vocal learning. Comp Cog Behav Rev

BulletCondro MC and White SA (2014) Distribution of language-related Cntnap2 protein in neural circuitry dedicated to vocal learning. J Comp Neurol

BulletGrant L.M., F. Richter, J.N. Basken, J.E. Miller, S.A. White, C.M. Fox, M-F. Chesselet, M.R. Ciucci (2014) Early vocalization deficits in a transgenic mouse model of Parkinson’s Disease. Behav Neurosci

BulletWhite, S.A. (2013). FoxP2 and vocalization. In C. Lefebvre, B. Comrie, H. Cohen (Eds), New Perspectives on the Origins of Language (211 – 236). Johns Benjamins Publishing Company.

BulletDay NF and Fraley ER (2013) Insights from a nonvocal learner on social communication.  J Neurosci, 33(31):12553-12554

Bullet Chen Q, Heston JB , Burkett ZD , & White SA (2013) Expression analysis of speech-related genes FoxP1 and FoxP2 and their relation to singing behavior in two songbird species. Journal of Experimental Biology. JEB, 216(19): 3682-92

BulletHilliard AT, Miller JE, Horvath S & White SA (2012) Distinct neurogenomic states in basal ganglia subregions relate differently to singing behavior in songbirds. PLoS Comp Biol

Bullet*Hilliard AT, *Miller JE, Fraley ER, Horvath S & White SA (2012) Molecular microcircuitry underlies the functional specification of a basal ganglia circuit dedicated to vocal learning. Neuron, 73: 537-552 (*equal authorship)

BulletPanaitof SC, Abrahams BS, Dong H, Geschwind DH & White SA (2010) Language-related Cntnap2 is differentially expressed in sexually dimorphic nuclei essential for vocal learning in songbirds. J Comp Neurol, 518:1995-2018

BulletMiller JE, Hilliard AT & White SA (2010) Song practice promotes acute vocal variability during sensorimotor learning. PLoS ONE 5:85-92

BulletTeramitsu I, Poopatanapong A, Torrisi S & White SA (2010) Striatal FoxP2 is actively regulated during songbird sensorimotor learning. PLoS ONE 5:8548

BulletWhite SA (2010) Genes and vocal learning. Brain & Language, 115:21-28

BulletSpence R, Zhen Y, White S, Schlinger BA & Day LB. (2009) Recovery of motor and cognitive function after cerebellar lesions in a songbird: role of estrogens. Eur J Neurosci, 29: 1225-1234

BulletHilliard AT & White SA (2009) Possible precursors of syntactic components in other species, In : Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax, edited by Derek Bickerton and Eors Szathmary; Sturngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

BulletSzamado S, Bishop D, d’Errico F, Fischer J, Hurford J, Ocanoya K, Szathmary E & White SA (2009) What are the possible biological and genetic foundations for syntactic phenomena?, In : Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax, edited by Derek Bickerton and Eors Szathmary; Sturngmann Forum Reports, vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

BulletSpence R, Zhen Y, White SA, Schlinger BA & Day LB (2009) Recovery of motor and cognitive function after cerebellar lesions in a songbird: role of estrogens. Eur J Neurosci, 29: 1225-1234

BulletMiller JE, Spiteri E, Condro M, Dosumu-Johnson R, Geschwind DH & White SA (2008) Birdsong decreases protein levels of FoxP2, a molecule required for human speech. J Neurophysiol, 100:2015-2025

BulletTeramitsu I & White SA (2008) Motor learning: the FoxP2 puzzle piece. Current Biology, R335-337

BulletMiller JE & White SA (2008) The sleeping bird gets the song. J Neurophysiol, 98: 3-4

BulletPoopatanapong A, Teramitsu I, Byun JS, Vician LC, Herschman HR & White SA (2006) Synaptotagmin IV induction by singing, but not by seizure, in the zebra finch song circuit. J Neurobiol, 66:1613-1629

BulletWada K, Howard J, McDonnell P, Lints T, Rivas MV, Whitney O, Horita H, Patterson M, White SA, Zhao S, Sakaguchi H, Hagiwara M, Shiraki T, Hirozane-Kishikawa T, Skene P, Hayashizaki Y, Carninci P& Jarvis ED (2006) A molecular neuroethological approach for identifying and characterizing a cascade of behaviorally regulated genes. PNAS, 103: 15212-15217

BulletWhite SA, Fisher SE, Geschwind DH, Scharff C, Holy TE (2006) Singing mice, songbirds, and more: models for FOXP2 function and dysfunction in human speech and language. J Neurosci, 26: 10376-10379

BulletTeramitsu I & White SA (2006) FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds. J Neurosci, 26: 7390-7394

BulletThe Avian Brain Nomenclature Consortium (2005) Avian brains and a paradigm shift in understanding vertebrate brain evolution. Nat Rev Neurosci, 6:151-159

BulletScharff C & White SA (2004) Genetic components of vocal learning, In: The Behavioral Neurobiology of Birdsong edited by H Philip Zeigler and Peter Marler; Ann NY Acad Sci vol. 1016, pp 325-347

BulletTeramitsu I, Kudo LC, London SE, Geschwind DH & White SA (2004) Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in human and songbird brain predicts functional interaction. J Neurosci 24, 3152-3163. Received editorial commentary in the journal, Science 304: 18 and Nature Reviews Neuroscience 5: 341


Chen et al., 2013

Behavioral regulation of FoxP2 in two songbirds (Chen et al., 2013)

WGCNA gene modules in Area X (Hillard, Miller et al., 2012)

Miller et al., 2008

FoxP2 protein in Area X (Miller et al., 2008)

Teramitsu & White, 2006

Behavior-driven mRNA regulation of FoxP2 (Teramitsu & White, 2006)

FoxP expression in the songbird brain (Teramitsu & White, 2004)