Ronzano, R. Skarlatou, S., Bannatyne, B.A., Bhumbra, G.S., Foster, J.D., Lancelin, C., Pocratsky, A., Ozyurt, M.G., Smith, C.C., Todd, A.J., Maxwell, D.J., Murray, A.J., Brownstone, R.M., Zampieri, N., Beato, M., (2021), On the distribution of spinal premotor interneurons. bioRxiv doi:

Akay, T. and Murray, A.J., (2021), Relative Contribution of Proprioceptive and Vestibular Sensory Systems to Locomotion: Opportunities for Discovery in the Age of Molecular Science. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(3), p.1467.



Obata, Y., Castaño, Á., Boeing, S., Bon-Frauches, A.C., Fung, C., Fallesen, T., de Agüero, M.G., Yilmaz, B., Lopes, R., Huseynova, A., Horswell, S., Maradana, M.R., Boesmans, W., Berghe, P.V., Murray, A.J., Stockinger, B., Macpherson, A.J., Pachnis, V., (2020), Neuronal programming by microbiota regulates intestinal physiology. Nature, 578(7794), pp.284-289.

Mitrevica, Z. and Murray, A.J., (2020), Orienting Movements: Brainstem Neurons at the Wheel. Current Biology, 30(23), pp.R1418-R1420.


Witts E.C., and Murray A.J., (2019), Vestibulospinal contributions to mammalian locomotion, Current Opinion in Physiology, ISSN 2468-8673, doi: 10.1016/j.cophys.2018.12.010


Murray A.J., Croce K.R., Belton T., Akay T., and Jessell T.M., (2018), Balance Control Mediated by Vestibular Circuits Directing Limb Extension or Antagonist Muscle Co-activation, Cell Reports, 22(5): 1325-1338, doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.01.009

Murray A.J., (2018), Rabies on the brain, Scientific American, 319(4): 68-73, doi: 10.1038/scientificamerican1018-68

Mayer W.P., Murray A.J., Brenner-Morton S., Jessell T.M., Tourtellotte W.G., and Akay T., (2018), Role of muscle spindle feedback in regulating muscle activity strength during walking at different speed in mice, Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(5), pp.2484-2497, doi: 10.1152/jn.00250.2018


Mathews M.A., Camp A.J., and Murray A.J., (2017), Reviewing the role of the efferent vestibular system in motor and vestibular circuits, Frontiers in Physiology, 8: 552,

doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00552

Hernandez-Miranda L.R., Ruffault P.L., Bouvier J.C., Murray A.J., Morin-Surun M.P., Zampieri N., Cholewa-Waclaw J.B., Ey E., Brunet J.F., Champagnat J., and Fortin G., (2017), Genetic identification of a hindbrain nucleus essential for innate vocalization, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(30):8095-8100, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1702893114

Reardon T.R.*, Murray A.J.*, Turi G.F., Wirblich C., Croce K.R., Schnell M.J., Jessell T.M., and Losonczy A., (2016), Rabies Virus CVS-N2cΔG strain enhances retrograde synaptic transfer and neuronal viability, Neuron, 89(4): 711-724, doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.01.004

* Co-first author


Mathews M.A., Murray A., Wijesinghe R., Cullen K., Tung V.W., and Camp A.J., (2015), Efferent vestibular neurons show homogenous discharge output but heterogeneous synaptic input profile in vitro, PloS one, 10(9): p.e0139548, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139548

Murray A.J., and Wulff, P., (2015), Remote Control of Neural Activity Using Chemical Genetics, In Neural Tracing Methods, pp. 161-175, Humana Press, New York, NY

Murray A.J., Woloszynowska-Fraser M.U., Ansel-Bollepalli L., Cole K.L., Foggetti A., Crouch B., Riedel G., and Wulff P., (2015), Parvalbumin-positive interneurons of the prefrontal cortex support working memory and cognitive flexibility, Scientific reports, 5: 16778


Zampieri N., Jessell T.M., and Murray A.J., (2014), Mapping sensory circuits by anterograde transsynaptic transfer of recombinant rabies virus, Neuron, 81: 766-778, doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.12.033

Murray A.J., (2014), Axon regeneration: what needs to be overcome? In Axon Growth and Regeneration, pp. 3-14, Humana Press, New York, NY

Murray A.J., (2014), Axon Growth and Regeneration, Humana Press, New York, NY


Murray A.J., Peace A.G., Tucker S.J., and Shewan D.A., (2012), Mammalian growth cone turning assays identify distinct cell signalling mechanisms that underlie axon growth, guidance and regeneration. In Neurotrophic Factors, pp. 167-178, Humana Press, New York, NY


Murray A.J., Sauer J.F., Riedel G., McClure C., Ansel L., Cheyne L., Bartos M., Wisden W., and Wulff P., (2011), Parvalbumin-positive hippocampal interneurons are required for spatial working but not reference memory, Nature Neuroscience, 14: 297-299, doi: 10.1038/nn.2751

McClure C., Cole K.L., Wulff P., Klugmann M., and Murray A.J., (2011), Production and titering of recombinant adeno-associated viral vectors, Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, 57: 3348, doi: 10.3791/3348


Murray A.J., Tucker S.J., and Shewan D.A., (2009), cAMP-dependent axon guidance is distinctly regulated by Epac and protein kinase A, Journal of Neuroscience, 29(49), pp.15434-15444, doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3071-09.2009

Murray A.J., Peace A.G., and Shewan D.A., (2009), cGMP promotes neurite outgrowth and growth cone turning and improves axon regeneration on spinal cord tissue in combination with cAMP, Brain research, 1294, pp.12-21, doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.07.071

Wisden W., Murray A.J., McClure C.J., and Wulff P., (2009), Studying cerebellar circuits by remote control of selected neuronal types with GABA-A receptors, Frontiers in molecular neuroscience, 2, p.29, doi: 10.3389/neuro.02.029.2009


Murray A.J., and Shewan D.A., (2008), Epac mediates cyclic AMP-dependent axon growth, guidance and regeneration, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 38(4), pp.578-588, doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2008.05.006

Murray A.J., (2008), Pharmacological PKA inhibition: all may not be what it seems. Science Signalling, 1(22), pp.re4-re4, doi: 10.1126/scisignal.122re4


The Murray Lab aims to understand how the nervous system generates flexible and adaptable motor behaviours. We do this by probing the neural circuits for sensory-motor transformations, in particular in the brainstem and spinal cord.

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