Sarkar P, Dunn CJ, Bailey ER, Farris S, Zhao M, Dudek SM, Saha RN. Histone hypervariants H2A.Z.1 and H2A.Z.2 play independent and context-specific roles in neuronal activity-induced transcription of Arc/Arg3.1 and other immediate early genes. eNeuro. doi:

Farris S, Wang Y, Ward JM, Dudek SM. (2017) Optimized method for robust transcriptome profiling of minute tissues using laser capture microdissection and low-input RNA-Seq. Frontiers Molecular Neuroscience. 10:185. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00185.

Marron Fernandez de Velasco E, Zhang L, N Vo B, Tipps M, Farris S, Xia Z, Anderson A, Carlblom N, Weaver CD, Dudek SM, Wickman K. (2017). GIRK2 splice variants and neuronal G protein-gated K+ channels: implications for channel function and behavior. Scientific Reports. 7(1):1639. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01820-2.

Pirbhoy PS, Farris S, Steward O. (2017) Synaptically-driven phosphorylation of ribosomal protein S6 is differentially regulated at active synapses vs. dendrites and cell bodies by MAPK and PI3K/mTOR signaling pathways. Learning and Memory. 24(8):341-357. doi: 10.1101/lm.044974.117.

Alexander GM*, Farris S*, Pirone JR, Zheng C, Colgin LL, Dudek SM. (2016) Social and novel contexts modify hippocampal CA2 representations of space. Nature Communications. 7:10300. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10300. (*co-first authors) (Featured Image) [PDF] [Supplemental Information]

Dudek SM, Alexander GM, Farris S. (2016) Rediscovering area CA2: unique properties and functions. Nature reviews. Neuroscience. 17(2):89-102. doi: 10.1038/nrn.2015.22. (Cover Art) [PDF]

Pirbhoy PS, Farris S, Steward O. (2016) Synaptic activation of ribosomal protein S6 phosphorylation occurs locally in activated dendritic domains. Learning and Memory. 23: 255-269. doi: 10.1101/lm.041947.116. [PDF]

Steward O, Farris S, Darnell J, Van Driesche SJ, Pirbhoy PS. (2015) Localization and local translation of Arc/Arg3.1 mRNA at synapses: some observations and paradoxes. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 7:101. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2014.00101. (Recommended in Faculty of 1000) [PDF]

Farris S, Lewandowski G, Cox CD, Steward O. (2014) Selective localization of Arc mRNA in dendrites involves activity- and translation- dependent mRNA degradation. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(13): 4481-93. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4944-13.2014. (Featured Article)(Recommended in Faculty of 1000) [PDF] 

Chotiner JK, Nielson J, Farris S, Lewandowski G, Huang F, Banos K, de Leon R, Steward O. (2010) Assessment of the role of MAP kinase in mediating activity-dependent transcriptional activation of the immediate early gene Arc/Arg3.1 in the dentate gyrus in vivo. Learning & Memory. 17(2): 117-129. doi: 10.1101/lm.1585910. [PDF]



Alexander GM, Brown LY, Farris S, Lustberg D, Pantazis C, Gloss B, Plummer NW, Riddick NV, Moy SS, Jensen P, Dudek SM. CA2 Neuronal Activity Controls Hippocampal Oscillations and Social Behavior. bioRxiv 190504; doi:



Farris S, Dynes, JL, Steward O. (2017) mRNA Trafficking to Synapses and Memory Formation. In: Sara, S.J. (ed.), Mechanisms of MemoryVol. 4 of Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd edition, Byrne, J.H. (ed.). (pp. 153–178). Oxford. Academic Press.

Farris S and Dudek SM. (2014) From Where? Synaptic Tagging Allows The Nucleus Not To Care. Sajikumar, S. (Ed.) Synaptic Tagging and Capture: From Synapses to Behavior. (pp. 143-153). New York. Springer.

Steward O, Dynes JL, Farris S. (2014) Local Protein Synthesis at Synapses. V. Pickel & M. Segal (Eds.) The Synapse: Structure and Function. (1st ed., pp. 173-191). Boston. Academic Press.