Publications

Hardy, A. R., B. M. Steinworth, M. E. Hale. 2016. Touch sensation by pectoral fins of the catfish Pimelodus pictus. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 283: 20152652; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2652.

Katz, H. R. and M. E. Hale. 2016. A large-scale pattern of ontogenetic shape change in ray-finned fishes. PLoS ONE.  11(3): e0150841. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150841

Aiello, B. R., T. A. Stewart, and M. E. Hale. 2016. Mechanosensation in an adipose fin. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283: 20152794. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2794

Williams, R. IV and M. E. Hale. 2015. Fin ray sensation participates in the generation of normal fin movement in the hovering behavior of the bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). J. Exp. Biol. 218:3435-3447.

Combes, S., J. Nawroth, M. Hale, G. Lauder, S. Swartz, R. Quinn and H. Chiel (J. H. Long moderating). 2014. Roundtable Discussion: How does soft robotics drive research in animal locomotion. Soft Robotics. 1(3):161-168.

Aiello, B. R., H. M. King and M. E. Hale. 2014. Functional subdivision of fin protractor and retractor muscles underlies pelvic fin walking in the African lungfish Protopterus annectens. J. Exp. Biol. 217:3474-3482.

Hale, M. E. 2014.  NeuroViews: Mapping circuits beyond the models: Integrating connectomics and comparative neuroscience. Neuron. (Invited opinion piece). 83:1256-1258.

Hale, M. E. 2014. Developmental change in the function of movement systems: Transition of the pectoral fins between respiratory and locomotor roles in zebrafish. Integr. Comp. Biol. 54:238-249.

Striedter G.F.,  Belgard T.G.,  Chen C.-C,  Davis F.P., Finlay B.L., Güntürkün O.,  Hale M.E.,  Harris J.A.,  Hecht E.E,  Hof P.R., Hofmann H.A.,  Holland L.Z.,  Iwaniuk A.N., Jarvis E.D.,  Karten H.J.,  Katz P.S.,  Kristan W.B.,  Macagno E.R.,  Mitra P.P.,  Moroz L.L.,  Preuss T.M.,  Ragsdale C.W.,  Sherwood C.C.,  Stevens C.F.,  Stüttgen M.C.,  Tsumoto T.  Wilczynski W. 2014. NSF Workshop Report: Discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. Brain, Behav, Evol. 83:1-8.

Liu, Y. C. and M. E. Hale. 2014. Alternative forms of axial startle behaviors in fishes. Zoology. 117:36-47.

King, H. M. and M. E. Hale. 2014. Musculoskeletal morphology of the pelvis and pelvic fins in the lungfish Protopterus annectens. J. Morph. 275:431-441.

Hale, M. E. 2014.  NeuroViews: Mapping circuits beyond the models: Integrating connectomics and comparative neuroscience. Neuron. 83(6): p1256–1258.

Williams, R. IV, N. Neubarth and M. E. Hale. 2013. The function of fin rays as proprioceptive sensors in fish. Nat. Comm. doi:10.1038/ncomms2751.

Green, M. H., O. M. Curet, N. A. Patankar and M. E. Hale. 2013. Fluid dynamics of the larval zebrafish pectoral fin and the role of fin bending in fluid transport. Bioinsp. and Biomim. 8:016002 (11pp).

Stewart, T. S. and M. E. Hale. 2013. First description of a musculoskeletal linkage in an adipose fin: Innovations for active control in a primitively passive appendage. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 280: 20122159.

Green, M. H. and M. E. Hale. 2012. Activity of pectoral fin motoneurons during two swimming gaits in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) and localization of upstream circuit elements. J. Neurophysiol. 108:3393-3492.

Liu, Y.-C., I. Bailey and M. E. Hale. 2012. Alternative startle motor patterns and behaviors in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). J. Comp. Physiol. A 198:11-24.

Green, M. H., R. K. Ho and M. E. Hale. 2011. The behavior and function of zebrafish pectoral fins. J. Exp. Biol. 214:3111-3123.

King, H. M., N. H. Shubin, M. I. Coates and M. E. Hale. 2011. Behavioral evidence for the evolution of walking and bounding before terrestriality in sarcopterygian fishes. PNAS 108:21146-21151.

Sandulescu, C. M., R. Y. Teow, M. E. Hale and C. Zhang. 2011. Onset and dynamic expression of S100 proteins in the olfactory organ and the lateral line system in zebrafish development. Brain Res. 1383:120-127.

Phelan, C., J. Tangorra, G. Lauder and M. E. Hale. 2010. A biorobotic model of the sunfish pectoral fin for investigations of fin sensorimotor control. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 5: 035003 (14pp).

Bierman, H. S., S. J. Zottoli and M. E. Hale. 2009. Evolution of the Mauthner cell axon cap and the fast-start escape response. Brain Behav. Evol. 73:174-187.

Margoliash, D and M. E. Hale. 2008. Perspectives: Vertebrate vocalizations. Science. 321:347-348.

McLean D. L., J. Fan, S.-I. Higashijima and M. E. Hale, J. R. Fetcho. 2007. A topographic map of recruitment in spinal cord. Nature. 446:71-75.

Bhatt, D. H., D. L. McLean, M. E. Hale and J.R. Fetcho. 2007. Spinal interneuron recruitment patterns during escape movements in zebrafish. Neuron. 53:91-102.

Skromne, I., D. H. Thorsen, M. E. Hale, V. E. Prince and R. K. Ho. 2007. Molecular mechanisms specifying separate hindbrain and spinal cord regions from the neural plate. Development. 134:2147-2158.

Nishikawa K., A. A. Biewener, P. Aerts, A. N. Ahn, H. J. Chiel, M. A. Daley, T. L. Daniel, R. J. Full, M. E. Hale, T. L. Hedrick, D. E. Koditschek, A. K. Lappin, T. R. Nichols, R. D. Quinn, R. E. Ritzmann, R. A. Satterlie and B. Szymik. 2007. Neuromechanics: An integrative approach for understanding motor control. Journal of Integrative and Comparative Biology. 47:16-54.                                                                                

Thorsen, D. H. and M. E. Hale. 2007. Innvervation of the larval zebrafish pectoral fins.  J. Comp. Neurol. 504:168-184.

Hale, M. E., R. Day, D. H. Thorsen and M. W. Westneat. 2006. Coordination and control of pectoral fin gait transitions. J. Exp. Biol. 209:3708-3718.

Thorsen, D. H. and M. E. Hale. 2005. Development of zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin musculature. J. Morph. 266:241-255.

Hurley, I., M. E. Hale and V. E. Prince. 2005. Duplication events and evolution of segment identity. Evol. and Devel. 7:556-567.

Hale, M. E., M. A. Kheirbek, J. E. Schriefer and V. E. Prince. 2004. Hox gene misexpression and cell-specific lesions reveal functionality of homeotically transformed neurons. J. Neurosci. 24:3070-3076.

Bierman, H. S., J. S. Schriefer, S. J. Zottoli and M. E. Hale. 2004. The effects of head and tail stimulation on the withdrawal startle response of the rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus). J. Exp. Biol. 207:3985-3997.

Thorsen, D. H., J. J. Cassidy and M. E. Hale. 2004. Swimming of larval zebrafish: fin-axis coordination and implications for function and neural control. J. Exp. Biol. 207:4175-4183.

Schriefer, J. E. and M. E. Hale. 2004. Strikes and startles of the northern pike (Esox lucius): a comparison of muscle activity and kinematics between S-start behaviors. J. Exp. Biol. 207:535-544.

Westneat, M. W., D. H.  Thorsen, J. A. Walker and M. E. Hale. 2004. Structure, function and neural control of pectoral fins in fishes.  IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 29:674-683.

Hale, M. E. 2002. S- and C-start escape responses of the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) require alternative neuromotor mechanisms. J. Exp. Biol. 205:2005-2016.

Hale, M. E., J. H. Long, M. J. McHenry, and M. W. Westneat. 2002. Evolution of behavior and neural control of the fast-start escape response. Evolution. 56:993-1007.

Hale, M. E., D.A. Ritter and J. R. Fetcho. 2001. A confocal study of spinal interneurons in living larval zebrafish. J. Comp. Neurol. 437:1-16.

Hale, M. E. 2000. Startle responses of fish without Mauthner neurons: Escape behavior of the lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus). Bio. Bull. 199:180-182.

Hale, M. E. 1999. Effects of size and ontogeny on the fast-start performance of several salmonid species. J. Exp. Biol. 202:1465-1479.

Westneat, M. W., M. E. Hale, M. J. McHenry, and J. H. Long Jr. 1998. Mechanics of the fast-start: Muscle function and the role of intramuscular pressure in the escape behavior of Amia calva and Polypterus palmas. J. Exp. Biol. 201:3041-3055.

Hale, M. E. 1996. Ontogeny of fast-start ability in fishes. Am. Zool. 36:695-709.

Hale, M. E. 1996. Mechanisms for dorsoventral tail bending, grasping, and holding of the seahorse species, Hippocampus kuda. J. Morph. 227:51-65.

Long, J. H., M. E. Hale, M. A. McHenry and M. W. Westneat. 1996. Functions of fish skin: flexural stiffness and steady swimming of longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus). J. Exp. Biol. 199:2139-2151.