Genomics of memory and learning in songbirds. Clayton DF (2013). Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 14: 45-65
Song exposure alters the profile of microRNAs in the zebra finch auditory forebrain. Gunaratne PH, Lin Y-C, Benham AL, Drnevich J, Coarfa C, Tennakoon JB, Creighton CJ, Kim JH, Watson M, Clayton DF (2011). BMC Genomics 12:277.
The impact of experience-dependent and independent factors on gene expression in songbird brain. Drnevich J, Replogle K, Lovell P, Hahn TP, Johnson F, Mast TG, Nordeen E, Nordeen K, Strand C, London SE, Mukai M, Wingfield JC, Arnold AP, Ball GF, Brenowitz E, Wade J, Mello C, and Clayton DF (2012) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109:17245–17252
The genome of a songbird. Warren, W., Clayton, D.F. and 80 other authors (2010) Nature 464:757-762
Integrating genomes, brain and behavior in the study of songbirds. Clayton, D.F., Balakrishnan C.N. and London S.E. (2009) Current Biology 19: R865–R873.
Discrete molecular states in the brain accompany changing responses to a vocal signal. Dong, S., Replogle KA, Hasadsri L, Imai B, Yau P, Rodriguez-Zas, S,, Southey, B.R., Sweedler J, and Clayton DF (2009) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 106:11364-11369.
Genes and social behavior. Robinson GE, Fernald RD, Clayton DF (2008) Science 322(5903):896-900.
Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learning. London, S.E. and Clayton, D.F. (2008) Nature Neuroscience 11(5):579-86 doi:10.1038/nn.
The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution. Replogle K, Arnold AP, Ball GF, Band M, Bensch S, Brenowitz EA, Dong S, Drnevich J, Ferris M, George JM, Gong G, Hasselquist D, Hernandez AG, Kim R, Lewin H, Liu L, Lovell PV, Mello CV, Naurin S, Rodriguez-Zas S, Thimmapuram J, Wade J, and Clayton DF (2008) BMC Genomics 9:131.
Dynamic role of postsynaptic caspase-3 and BIRC4 in zebra finch song response habituation. Huesmann, G.R. and Clayton, D.F. (2006) Neuron 52, 1061-1072.
Activation and habituation of ERK phosphorylation in zebra finch auditory forebrain during song presentation. Cheng, H.-Y. and Clayton, D.F. (2004) Journal of Neuroscience 24, 7503-13.
Rapidly learned song discrimination without behavioural reinforcement in adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Stripling, R., Milewski, L., Kruse, A.A. and Clayton, D.F. (2003). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 79, 41-50.
Estrogen synthesis in the male brain triggers development of the zebra finch song control circuit in vitro. Holloway, C.C. and Clayton, D.F. (2001). Nature Neuroscience 4, 170-175.
The Genomic Action Potential. Clayton, D.F. (2000). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 74:185-216.
Localized changes in immediate early gene regulation during sensory and motor learning in zebra finches. Jin, H. & Clayton, D.F. (1997). Neuron 19, 1049-1059.
Response modulation in zebra finch neostriatum: relationship to nuclear gene regulation. Stripling, R., Volman, S.F. and Clayton, D.F. (1997). Journal of Neuroscience 17, 3883-3893.
Characterization of a novel protein regulated during the critical period for song learning in the zebra finch. George, J.M., Jin, H., Woods, W.S., and Clayton, D.F. (1995). Neuron 15, 361-372.
Repeated exposure to one song leads to a rapid and persistent decline in an immediate early gene's response to that song in zebra finch telencephalon. Mello C.V., Nottebohm, F., and Clayton, D.F. (1995). Journal of Neuroscience 15, 6919-6925.
Song presentation induces gene expression in the songbird forebrain. Mello, C., Vicario, D.S. and Clayton, D.F. (1992). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 89, 6818-6822.