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MELINA E HALE

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
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    1. Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Westneat MW, Hale ME. Fins as Mechanosensors for Movement and Touch-Related Behaviors. Integr Comp Biol. 2018 Nov 01; 58(5):844-859. PMID: 29917043.
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    2. Hale ME. Making sense of sparse data with neural encoding strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 10 16; 115(42):10545-10547. PMID: 30279175.
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    3. Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, Olsen AM, Orsbon CP, Hale ME, Westneat MW. A comparison of pectoral fin ray morphology and its impact on fin ray flexural stiffness in labriform swimmers. J Morphol. 2018 Aug; 279(8):1031-1044. PMID: 29693259.
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    4. Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, Olsen AM, Ahn SE, Hale ME, Westneat MW. The relationship between pectoral fin ray stiffness and swimming behavior in Labridae: insights into design, performance and ecology. J Exp Biol. 2018 01 09; 221(Pt 1). PMID: 29162638.
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    5. Aiello BR, Westneat MW, Hale ME. Mechanosensation is evolutionarily tuned to locomotor mechanics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Apr 25; 114(17):4459-4464. PMID: 28396411.
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    6. Liu YC, Hale ME. Local Spinal Cord Circuits and Bilateral Mauthner Cell Activity Function Together to Drive Alternative Startle Behaviors. Curr Biol. 2017 Mar 06; 27(5):697-704. PMID: 28216316.
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    7. Hale ME, Katz HR, Peek MY, Fremont RT. Neural circuits that drive startle behavior, with a focus on the Mauthner cells and spiral fiber neurons of fishes. J Neurogenet. 2016 Jun; 30(2):89-100. PMID: 27302612.
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    8. Aiello BR, Stewart TA, Hale ME. Mechanosensation in an adipose fin. Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Mar 16; 283(1826):20152794. PMID: 26984621.
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    9. Katz HR, Hale ME. A Large-Scale Pattern of Ontogenetic Shape Change in Ray-Finned Fishes. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0150841. PMID: 26943126.
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    10. Hardy AR, Steinworth BM, Hale ME. Touch sensation by pectoral fins of the catfish Pimelodus pictus. Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Feb 10; 283(1824). PMID: 26865307.
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    11. Williams R, Hale ME. Fin ray sensation participates in the generation of normal fin movement in the hovering behavior of the bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). J Exp Biol. 2015 Nov; 218(Pt 21):3435-47. PMID: 26347560.
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    12. Hale ME. Mapping circuits beyond the models: integrating connectomics and comparative neuroscience. Neuron. 2014 Sep 17; 83(6):1256-8. PMID: 25233308.
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    13. Aiello BR, King HM, Hale ME. Functional subdivision of fin protractor and retractor muscles underlies pelvic fin walking in the African lungfish Protopterus annectens. J Exp Biol. 2014 Oct 01; 217(Pt 19):3474-82. PMID: 25104761.
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    14. Striedter GF, Belgard TG, Chen CC, Davis FP, Finlay BL, Güntürkün O, Hale ME, Harris JA, Hecht EE, Hof PR, Hofmann HA, Holland LZ, Iwaniuk AN, Jarvis ED, Karten HJ, Katz PS, Kristan WB, Macagno ER, Mitra PP, Moroz LL, Preuss TM, Ragsdale CW, Sherwood CC, Stevens CF, Stüttgen MC, Tsumoto T, Wilczynski W. NSF workshop report: discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. J Comp Neurol. 2014 May 01; 522(7):1445-53. PMID: 24596113.
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    15. Hale ME. Developmental change in the function of movement systems: transition of the pectoral fins between respiratory and locomotor roles in zebrafish. Integr Comp Biol. 2014 Jul; 54(2):238-49. PMID: 24748600.
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    16. King HM, Hale ME. Musculoskeletal morphology of the pelvis and pelvic fins in the lungfish Protopterus annectens. J Morphol. 2014 Apr; 275(4):431-41. PMID: 24741713.
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    17. Striedter GF, Belgard TG, Chen CC, Davis FP, Finlay BL, Güntürkün O, Hale ME, Harris JA, Hecht EE, Hof PR, Hofmann HA, Holland LZ, Iwaniuk AN, Jarvis ED, Karten HJ, Katz PS, Kristan WB, Macagno ER, Mitra PP, Moroz LL, Preuss TM, Ragsdale CW, Sherwood CC, Stevens CF, Stüttgen MC, Tsumoto T, Wilczynski W. NSF workshop report: discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. Brain Behav Evol. 2014; 83(1):1-8. PMID: 24603302.
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    18. Hale, M. E. . Developmental change in the function of movement systems: Transition of the pectoral fins between respiratory and locomotor roles in zebrafish. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2014; 54:238-249.
    19. Liu YC, Hale ME. Alternative forms of axial startle behaviors in fishes. Zoology (Jena). 2014 Feb; 117(1):36-47. PMID: 24374038.
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    20. Williams R, Neubarth N, Hale ME. The function of fin rays as proprioceptive sensors in fish. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:1729. PMID: 23591896.
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    21. Green MH, Curet OM, Patankar NA, Hale ME. Fluid dynamics of the larval zebrafish pectoral fin and the role of fin bending in fluid transport. Bioinspir Biomim. 2013 Mar; 8(1):016002. PMID: 23220841.
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    22. Stewart TA, Hale ME. First description of a musculoskeletal linkage in an adipose fin: innovations for active control in a primitively passive appendage. Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jan 07; 280(1750):20122159. PMID: 23135670.
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    23. Green MH, Hale ME. Activity of pectoral fin motoneurons during two swimming gaits in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) and localization of upstream circuit elements. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Dec; 108(12):3393-402. PMID: 23034362.
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    24. King HM, Shubin NH, Coates MI, Hale ME. Behavioral evidence for the evolution of walking and bounding before terrestriality in sarcopterygian fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 27; 108(52):21146-51. PMID: 22160688.
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    25. Liu YC, Bailey I, Hale ME. Alternative startle motor patterns and behaviors in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2012 Jan; 198(1):11-24. PMID: 21983742.
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    26. Green MH, Ho RK, Hale ME. Movement and function of the pectoral fins of the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) during slow swimming. J Exp Biol. 2011 Sep 15; 214(Pt 18):3111-23. PMID: 21865524.
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    27. Sandulescu CM, Teow RY, Hale ME, Zhang C. Onset and dynamic expression of S100 proteins in the olfactory organ and the lateral line system in zebrafish development. Brain Res. 2011 Apr 06; 1383:120-7. PMID: 21284940.
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    28. Phelan C, Tangorra J, Lauder G, Hale M. A biorobotic model of the sunfish pectoral fin for investigations of fin sensorimotor control. Bioinspir Biomim. 2010 Sep; 5(3):035003. PMID: 20729572.
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    29. Bierman HS, Zottoli SJ, Hale ME. Evolution of the Mauthner axon cap. Brain Behav Evol. 2009; 73(3):174-87. PMID: 19494486.
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    30. Margoliash D, Hale ME. Neuroscience. Vertebrate vocalizations. Science. 2008 Jul 18; 321(5887):347-8. PMID: 18635781.
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    31. Thorsen DH, Hale ME. Neural development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Sep 10; 504(2):168-84. PMID: 17626269.
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    32. Skromne I, Thorsen D, Hale M, Prince VE, Ho RK. Repression of the hindbrain developmental program by Cdx factors is required for the specification of the vertebrate spinal cord. Development. 2007 Jun; 134(11):2147-58. PMID: 17507415.
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    33. Nishikawa K, Biewener AA, Aerts P, Ahn AN, Chiel HJ, Daley MA, Daniel TL, Full RJ, Hale ME, Hedrick TL, Lappin AK, Nichols TR, Quinn RD, Satterlie RA, Szymik B. Neuromechanics: an integrative approach for understanding motor control. Integr Comp Biol. 2007 Jul; 47(1):16-54. PMID: 21672819.
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    34. McLean DL, Fan J, Higashijima S, Hale ME, Fetcho JR. A topographic map of recruitment in spinal cord. Nature. 2007 Mar 01; 446(7131):71-5. PMID: 17330042.
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    35. Bhatt DH, McLean DL, Hale ME, Fetcho JR. Grading movement strength by changes in firing intensity versus recruitment of spinal interneurons. Neuron. 2007 Jan 04; 53(1):91-102. PMID: 17196533.
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    36. Hale ME, Day RD, Thorsen DH, Westneat MW. Pectoral fin coordination and gait transitions in steadily swimming juvenile reef fishes. J Exp Biol. 2006 Oct; 209(Pt 19):3708-18. PMID: 16985188.
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    37. Hurley I, Hale ME, Prince VE. Duplication events and the evolution of segmental identity. Evol Dev. 2005 Nov-Dec; 7(6):556-67. PMID: 16336409.
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    38. Thorsen DH, Hale ME. Development of zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin musculature. J Morphol. 2005 Nov; 266(2):241-55. PMID: 16163704.
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    39. Thorsen DH, Cassidy JJ, Hale ME. Swimming of larval zebrafish: fin-axis coordination and implications for function and neural control. J Exp Biol. 2004 Nov; 207(Pt 24):4175-83. PMID: 15531638.
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    40. Bierman HS, Schriefer JE, Zottoli SJ, Hale ME. The effects of head and tail stimulation on the withdrawal startle response of the rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus). J Exp Biol. 2004 Oct; 207(Pt 22):3985-97. PMID: 15472029.
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    41. Hale ME, Kheirbek MA, Schriefer JE, Prince VE. Hox gene misexpression and cell-specific lesions reveal functionality of homeotically transformed neurons. J Neurosci. 2004 Mar 24; 24(12):3070-6. PMID: 15044546.
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    42. Schriefer JE, Hale ME. Strikes and startles of northern pike (Esox lucius): a comparison of muscle activity and kinematics between S-start behaviors. J Exp Biol. 2004 Jan; 207(Pt 3):535-44. PMID: 14691101.
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    43. Hale ME. S- and C-start escape responses of the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) require alternative neuromotor mechanisms. J Exp Biol. 2002 Jul; 205(Pt 14):2005-16. PMID: 12089206.
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    44. Hale ME, Long JH, McHenry MJ, Westneat MW. Evolution of behavior and neural control of the fast-start escape response. Evolution. 2002 May; 56(5):993-1007. PMID: 12093034.
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    45. Hale ME. Locomotor mechanics during early life history: effects of size and ontogeny on fast-start performance of salmonid fishes J Exp Biol. 1999 Jun; 202 (Pt 11):1465-79. PMID: 10229693.
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    46. Westneat MW, Hale ME, Mchenry MJ, Long JH. Mechanics of the fast-start: muscle function and the role of intramuscular pressure in the escape behavior of amia calva and polypterus palmas J Exp Biol. 1998 Nov; 201 (Pt 22):3041-55. PMID: 9787124.
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