Bandler, R. C.; Vitali, I.; Delgado, R. N.; Ho, M. C.; Dvoretskova, E.; Ibarra Molinas, J. S.; Frazel, P. W.; Mohammadkhani, M.; Machold, R.; Maedler, S.; Liddelow S, Nowakowski T.J.; Fishell G.; Mayer C.: Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse brain. Nature (2021)   [Free version of the paper](

Dominguez, S.; Ma, L.; Yu, H.; Pouchelon, G.; Mayer, C.; Spyropoulos, G. D.; Cea, C.; Buzsaki, G.; Fishell, G.; Khodagholy, D. et al.: A transient postnatal quiescent period precedes emergence of mature cortical dynamics. eLife 10, e69011 (2021)


Hoermann N, Schilling T, Haji Ali A, Serbe E, Mayer C, Borst A, Pujol-Martí J (2020). A combinatorial code of transcription factors specifies subtypes of visual motion - sensing neurons in Drosophila. Development 147(9). doi: 10.1242/dev.186296.


Mayer C, Fishell G (2018). Developing neurons are innately inclined to learn on the job. Nature 21:920. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05737-2.

Mayer C, Hafemeister C, Bandler RC, Machold R, Batista-Brito R, Jaglin X, Allaway K, Butler A, Fishell G, Satija R (2018). Developmental diversification of cortical inhibitory interneurons. Nature 555:457-462. doi:10.1038/nature25999.


Mayer C Hafemeister C, Bandler RC, Machold R, Fishell G, Satija R (2017). Inhibitory neuron diversity originates from cardinal classes shared across germinal zones. Biorxiv, doi:

Bandler RC, Mayer C, Fishell G (2017). Cortical interneuron specification: the juncture of genes, time and geometry. Curr Opin Neurobiol 42:17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.10.003.


Mayer C, Bandler RC, Fishell G (2016). Lineage is a poor predictor of interneuron positioning within the forebrain. Neuron 92:45–51. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.09.035.


Mayer C, Jaglin XH, Cobbs LV, Bandler RC, Streicher C, Cepko CL, Hippenmeyer S, Fishell G (2015). Clonally related forebrain interneurons disperse broadly across both functional areas and structural boundaries. Neuron 87:989-998. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.011.

Kumar D, Candlish M, Periasamy V, Avcu N, Mayer C, Boehm U (2015). Specialized subpopulations of kisspeptin neurons communicate with GnRH neurons in female mice. Endocrinology 156:32-38. doi: 10.1210/en.2014-1671.


Beymer M, Negrón AL, Yu G, Wu S, Mayer C, Lin RZ, Boehm U, Acosta-Martinez M (2014). Kisspeptin cell-specific PI3K signaling regulates hypothalamic kisspeptin expression and participates in the regulation of female fertility. AM J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 307:E969-82. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00385.2014.

Aziz R, Beymer M, Negrón AL, Newshan A, Yu G, Rosati B, McKinnon D, Fukuda M, Lin RZ, Mayer C,  Boehm U, Acosta-Martínez M (2014). Galanin‐like peptide (GALP) neurone‐specific phosphoinositide 3‐kinase signalling regulates GALP mRNAl levels in the hypothalamus of males and luteinising hormone levels in both sexes. J Neuroendocrinol 26:426–438. doi: 10.1111/jne.12163.


de Croft S, Piet R, Mayer C, Mai O, Boehm U, Herbison AE (2012). Spontaneous kisspeptin neuron firing in the adult mouse reveals marked sex and brain region differences but no support for a direct role in negative feedback. Endocrinology 153:5384–5393. doi: 10.1210/en.2012-1616.

Eberhard N*, Mayer C*, Santic R, Navio RP, Wagner A, Bauer HC, Sperk G, Boehm U, Kofler B (2012). Distribution of alarin immunoreactivity in the mouse brain. J Mol Neurosci 46:18-32.  doi: 10.1007/s12031-011-9546-y. 
*These authors contributed equally to this work. 


Mayer C, Boehm U (2011). Female reproductive maturation in the absence of kisspeptin/GPR54 signaling. Nat Neurosci 14:704-710. doi: 10.1038/nn.2818.


Mayer C, Acosta-Martinez M, Dubois SL, Wolfe A, Radovick S, Boehm U, Levine JE (2010). Timing and completion of puberty in female mice depend on estrogen receptor alpha-signaling in kisspeptin neurons. PNAS 107:22693-22698. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012406108.

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