Christopher Potter PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Center for Sensory Biology
Co-Director of the Neuroscience Training Program

Maguire SE, Potter CJ (2019) Diet Drugs Trick Mosquitoes into Feeling Full. Trends in Pharmacol Sci S0165-6147(19)30093-8.

Potter CJ (2019) Olfaction: Mosquitoes Love your Acid Odors. Current Biology 29(8), R282–R284.

Chin SG, Maguire SE, Huoviala P, Jefferis GSXE, Potter CJ (2018) Olfactory Neurons and Brain Centers Directing Oviposition Decisions in Drosophila. Cell Reports 24, 1667-1678

Potter CJ. (2018) Shining a Light on Olfactory Circuits. Neuron 98, 1061-1063

Xie T, Ho MCW, Liu Q, Horiuchi W, Lin CC, Task D, Luan H, White BH, Potter CJ, Wu MN.(2018) A Genetic Toolkit for Dissecting Dopamine Circuit Function in Drosophila. Cell Reports 10, 652-665

Riabinina, O, Task, D, Marr, E, Lin, C-C, Alford R, O'Brochta, DA, Potter, CJ (2016) Organization of Olfactory Centers in the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Nature Communications 7, 1–12.

Lin, C-C, Potter, CJ (2016) Non-Mendelian Dominant Maternal Effects Caused by CRISPR/Cas9 Transgenic Components in Drosophila melanogaster. G3 Genes|Genomes|Genetics Early Online September 16, 2016, doi: 10.1534/g3.116.034884;

Lin, C-C, Potter, CJ (2016) Editing Transgenic DNA Components by Inducible Gene Replacement in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 203(4) 1613-1628; DOI: 10.1534/genetics.116.191783;

Lin, C-C, Riabinina, O., Potter, C. J. (2016) Olfactory Behaviors Assayed by Computer Tracking Of Drosophila in a Four-quadrant Olfactometer. J. Vis. Exp. (114), e54346, doi:10.3791/54346

Lin, C-C., Prokop-Prigge, KA, Preti, G and Potter CJ (2015) Food odors trigger Drosophila males to deposit a pheromone that guides aggregation and female oviposition decisions. eLife, Full-text Article.

Lin, C-C. and Potter, CJ (2015) Re-classification of Drosophila melanogaster Trichoid and Intermediate Sensilla Using Fluorescence-guided Single Sensillum Recording PLoS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0139675.

Gao, X, Riabinina O, Potter, CJ, Li, J, Clandinin TR, Luo, L. (2015) A Transcriptional Reporter of Intracellular Ca2+ in Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience, 18, 917–925.

Riabinina, O, Luginbuhl, D, Marr, E, Liu, S, Wu, MN, Luo, L, and Potter, CJ.  (2015). Improved and expanded Q-system reagents for genetic manipulations. Nat. Methods, 12:219-222.

Diao, F, Ironfield, H, Diao, F, Luan, H, Shropshire, W, Ewer, J, Marr, E, Potter, CJ, Landgraf, M and White, BH. (2015) Plug-and-Play Genetic Access to Drosophila Cell Types Using Exchangeable Exon Cassettes. Cell Reports, 10:1410-1421.

Potter, CJ (2014) Stop the Biting: Targeting a Mosquito’s Sense of Smell (review). Cell 156:878-881. 

Ronderos, DS, Lin, C-C, Potter, CJ, and Smith, DP (2014) Farnesol-Detecting Olfactory Neurons in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience, 79:917-931.

Liang, L, Li,Y, Potter, CJ, Yizhar, O,  Deisseroth, K, Tsien, RW, and Luo, L (2013) GABAergic Projection Neurons Route Selective Olfactory Inputs to Specific Higher Order Neurons. Neuron 79:917-31.   PDF

Subedi, A,  Macurak, M, Gee, ST, Monge E, Goll, MG, Potter, CJ, Parsons, MJ, and Halpern, ME (2013) Adoption of the Q transcriptional regulatory system for zebrafish transgenesis. Methods,  PDF

Gao,XJ, Potter, CJ, Gohl, DM, Silies, M, Katsov, AY, Clandinin, TR, and Luo, L (2013) Aversive Chemotaxis Engages Specific Motor Patterns and Executive Circuits in Drosophila. Current Biology, 23:1163-72.    PDF

Wei, X, Potter, CJ, Luo, L, and Shen, K. (2012) Controlling Gene Expression with the Q Repressible Binary Expression System in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nat Methods 9:391-395.   PDF

Sweeney, LB, Chou,YH, Wu, Z, Joo, W, Komiyama, T, Potter, CJ, Kolodkin, AL, Garcia, KC, and Luo, L. (2011) Secreted Semaphorins from Degenerating Larval ORN Axons Direct Adult Projection Neuron Dendrite Targeting. Neuron 72: 734-747.   PDF

Potter, CJ and Luo, L. (2011) Using the Q system in Drosophila melanogaster. Nat. Protocols 6:1105-1120.    PDF

Gohl, DM, Silies, MA, Gao, XJ, Bhalerao, S, Luongo, FJ, Lin, CC, Potter, CJ, and Clandinin, TR. (2011) A versatile in vivo system for directed dissection of gene expression patterns. Nat Methods 8(3):231-237.  PDF

Potter, CJ*, Tasic, B*, Russler, EV, Liang, L, and Luo, L. (2010) The Q System: A Repressible Binary Expression System for Transgene Expression, Lineage Tracing and Mosaic Analysis. Cell 141:536-548. *Denotes equal contribution.   Extended PDF

Potter, CJ and Luo, L. (2010) Splinkerette PCR for Mapping Transposable Elements in Drosophila. PLoS ONE 5(4):e10168.   PDF

Hong W, Zhu H, Potter CJ, Barsh G, Kurusu M, Zinn K, and Luo L. (2009) Leucine-rich repeat transmembrane proteins instruct discrete dendrite targeting in an olfactory map. Nature Neuroscience, 12:1542-1550.   PDF

Berdnik, D, Fan, AP, Potter, CJ and Luo, L. (2008) microRNA Processing Pathway Regulates Olfactory Neuron Targeting. Current Biology 18:1754-9.   PDF

Jefferis, GSXE*, Potter, CJ*, Chan AM, Marin EC, Rohlfing T, Maurer, CR, Jr, and Liqun L. (2007) Comprehensive Maps of Drosophila Higher Olfactory Centers: Spatially Segregated Fruit and Pheromone Representation. Cell, 128:1187-1203.  *Denotes equal contribution.  PDF  Supplemental