ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-000410-2
Hale, Melina
Email: mhale@uchicago.edu
Address: Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy University of Chicago 1027 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637 USA
Phone: 773 702-2102
Fax: 773 702-8092


Henderson, K.W., Roche, A., Menelaou, E., Hale, M.E. (2020) Hindbrain and Spinal Cord Contributions to the Cutaneous Sensory Innervation of the Larval Zebrafish Pectoral Fin. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 14:581821
Katz, H.R., Menelaou, E., Hale, M.E. (2020) Morphological and physiological properties of Rohon-Beard neurons along the zebrafish spinal cord. The Journal of comparative neurology. 529(7):1499-1515
Veetil, A.T., Zou, J., Henderson, K.W., Jani, M.S., Shaik, S.M., Sisodia, S.S., Hale, M.E., Krishnan, Y. (2020) DNA-based fluorescent probes of NOS2 activity in live brains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117(26):14694-14702
Liu, Y.C., Hale, M.E. (2017) Local Spinal Cord Circuits and Bilateral Mauthner Cell Activity Function Together to Drive Alternative Startle Behaviors. Current biology : CB. 27(5):697-704
Hale, M.E., Katz, H.R., Peek, M.Y., Fremont, R.T. (2016) Neural circuits that drive startle behavior, with a focus on the Mauthner cells and spiral fiber neurons of fishes. Journal of neurogenetics. 30(2):89-100
Hale, M.E. (2014) Developmental Change in the Function of Movement Systems: Transition of the Pectoral Fins Between Respiratory and Locomotor Roles in Zebrafish. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 54(2):238-49
Green, M.H., Curet, O.M., Patankar, N.A., and Hale, M.E. (2013) Fluid dynamics of the larval zebrafish pectoral fin and the role of fin bending in fluid transport. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 8(1):016002
Green, M.H., and Hale, M.E. (2012) Activity of pectoral fin motoneurons during two swimming gaits in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) and localization of upstream circuit elements. Journal of neurophysiology. 108(12):3393-3402
Liu, Y.C., Bailey, I., and Hale, M.E. (2012) Alternative startle motor patterns and behaviors in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of comparative physiology. A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology. 198(1):11-24
Green, M.H., Ho, R.K., and Hale, M.E. (2011) Movement and function of the pectoral fins of the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) during slow swimming. The Journal of experimental biology. 214(18):3111-3123
Sandulescu, C.M., Teow, R., Hale, M.E., and Zhang, C. (2011) Onset and dynamic expression of S100 proteins in the olfactory organ and the lateral line system in zebrafish development. Brain research. 1383:120-127
Thorsen, D.H., and Hale, M.E. (2007) Neural development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin. The Journal of comparative neurology. 504(2):168-184
Skromne, I., Thorsen, D., Hale, M., Prince, V.E., and Ho, R.K. (2007) Repression of the hindbrain developmental program by Cdx factors is required for the specification of the vertebrate spinal cord. Development (Cambridge, England). 134(11):2147-2158
McLean, D.L., Fan, J., Higashijima, S., Hale, M.E., and Fetcho, J.R. (2007) A topographic map of recruitment in spinal cord. Nature. 446(7131):71-75
Bhatt, D.H., McLean, D.L., Hale, M.E., and Fetcho, J.R. (2007) Grading Movement Strength by Changes in Firing Intensity versus Recruitment of Spinal Interneurons. Neuron. 53(1):91-102
Thorsen, D.H., and Hale, M.E. (2005) Development of zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin musculature. Journal of morphology. 266(2):241-255
Thorsen, D.H., Cassidy, J.J., and Hale, M.E. (2004) Swimming of larval zebrafish: fin-axis coordination and implications for function and neural control. The Journal of experimental biology. 207(Pt.24):4175-4183
Hale, M.E., Kheirbek, M.A., Schriefer, J.E., and Prince, V.E. (2004) Hox gene misexpression and cell-specific lesions reveal functionality of homeotically transformed neurons. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 24(12):3070-3076
Hale, M.E., Ritter, D.A., and Fetcho, J.R. (2001) A confocal study of spinal interneurons in living larval zebrafish. The Journal of comparative neurology. 437(1):1-16