Henderson KW, Menelaou E, Hale ME: Sensory neurons in the spinal cord of zebrafish and their local connectivity. Curr Opin Physiol 2019, doi:10.1016/j.cophys.2019.01.008.

Miller CT, Hale ME, Okano H, Okabe S, Mitra P: Comparative Principles for Next-Generation Neuroscience. Front Behav Neurosci 2019, doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00012.

Stewart TA, Bonilla MM, Ho RK, Hale ME: Adipose fin development and its relation to the evolutionary origins of median fins. Sci Rep 2019, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37040-5.

Hale ME: Making sense of sparse data with neural encoding strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2018, doi:10.1073/pnas.1814761115.

Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, Olsen AM, Ahn SE, Hale ME, Westneat MW: The relationship between pectoral fin ray stiffness and swimming behavior in Labridae: insights into design, performance and ecology. J Exp Biol 2018, doi:10.1242/jeb.163360.

Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, Olsen AM, Orsbon CP, Hale ME, Westneat MW: A comparison of pectoral fin ray morphology and its impact on fin ray flexural stiffness in labriform swimmers. J Morphol 2018, doi:10.1002/jmor.20830.

Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Westneat MW, Hale ME: Fins as Mechanosensors for Movement and Touch-Related Behaviors. Integr Comp Biol 2018, doi:10.1093/icb/icy065.

Aiello BR, Westneat MW, Hale ME: Mechanosensation is evolutionarily tuned to locomotor mechanics. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2017, 114:4459–4464.

Liu YC, Hale ME: Local Spinal Cord Circuits and Bilateral Mauthner Cell Activity Function Together to Drive Alternative Startle Behaviors. Curr Biol 2017, 27:697–704.

Westneat MW, Aiello BR, Olsen AM, Hale ME: Bioinspiration From Flexible Propulsors: Organismal Design, Mechanical Properties, Kinematics and Neurobiology of Pectoral Fins in Labrid Fishes. Mar Technol Soc J 2017, doi:10.4031/mtsj.51.5.3.

Katz PS, Hale ME: Evolution of Motor Systems. In Neurobiology of Motor Control. 2017.

Hale ME, Katz HR, Peek MY, Fremont RT: Neural circuits that drive startle behavior, with a focus on the Mauthner cells and spiral fiber neurons of fishes. J Neurogenet 2016, doi:10.1080/01677063.2016.1182526.

Hardy AR, Steinworth BM, Hale ME: Touch sensation by pectoral fins of the catfish Pimelodus pictus. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 2016, 283:20152652.

Aiello BR, Stewart TA, Hale ME: Mechanosensation in an adipose fin. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 2016, doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.2794.

Katz HR, Hale ME: A large-scale pattern of ontogenetic shape change in ray-finned fishes. PLoS One 2016, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150841.

Williams R, Hale ME: Fin ray sensation participates in the generation of normal fin movement in the hovering behavior of the bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). J Exp Biol 2015,doi:10.1242/jeb.123638.

Long JH, Combes S, Nawroth J, Hale ME, Lauder G, Swartz S, Quinn R, Chiel H: How Does Soft Robotics Drive Research in Animal Locomotion? Soft Robot 2014,

Aiello BR, King HM, Hale ME: Functional subdivision of fin protractor and retractor muscles underlies pelvic fin walking in the African lungfish Protopterus annectens. J Exp Biol 2014, doi:10.1242/jeb.105262.

Hale ME: Mapping circuits beyond the models: Integrating connectomics and comparative neuroscience. Neuron 2014, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.08.032.

Hale ME: Developmental change in the function of movement systems: Transition of the pectoral fins between respiratory and locomotor roles in zebrafish. In Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2014.

Striedter GF, Belgard TG, Chen CC, Davis FP, Finlay BL, Güntürkün O, Hale ME, Harris J a., Hecht EE, Hof PR, et al.: NSF workshop report: Discovering general principles of nervous system organization by comparing brain maps across species. J Comp Neurol 2014, 522:1445–1453.

Liu YC, Hale ME: Alternative forms of axial startle behaviors in fishes. Zoology 2014, 117:36–47

King HM, Hale ME: Musculoskeletal morphology of the pelvis and pelvic fins in the lungfish Protopterus annectens. J Morphol 2014, doi:10.1002/jmor.20225.

Williams R, Neubarth N, Hale ME: The function of fin rays as proprioceptive sensors in fish. Nat Commun 2013, doi:10.1038/ncomms2751.

Green MH, Curet OM, Patankar NA, Hale ME: Fluid dynamics of the larval zebrafish pectoral fin and the role of fin bending in fluid transport. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 2013, doi:10.1088/1748-3182/8/1/016002.

Stewart TA, Hale ME: First description of a musculoskeletal linkage in an adipose fin: Innovations for active control in a primitively passive appendage. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 2013, doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2159.

Green MH, Hale ME: Activity of pectoral fin motoneurons during two swimming gaits in the larval zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) and localization of upstream circuit elements. J Neurophysiol2012, doi:10.1152/jn.00623.2012.

Liu YC, Bailey I, Hale ME: Alternative startle motor patterns and behaviors in the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio). J Comp Physiol 2012, 198:11–24.

Green MH, Ho RK, Hale ME: Movement and function of the pectoral fins of the larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) during slow swimming. ,i2011, 214:3111–3123.

King HM, Shubin NH, Coates MI, Hale ME: Behavioral evidence for the evolution of walking and bounding before terrestriality in sarcopterygian fishes. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2011, 108:21146–21151.

Sandulescu CM, Teow RY, Hale ME, Zhang C: Onset and dynamic expression of S100 proteins in the olfactory organ and the lateral line system in zebrafish development. Brain Res 2011, doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2011.01.087.

Phelan C, Tangorra J, Lauder G, Hale M: A biorobotic model of the sunfish pectoral fin for investigations of fin sensorimotor control. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 2010, doi:10.1088/1748-3182/5/3/035003.

Bierman HS, Zottoli SJ, Hale ME: Evolution of the muthner axon cap. Brain Behav Evol 2009, doi:10.1159/000222562. 

Margoliash D, Hale ME: Vertebrate vocalizations. Science 2008, doi:10.1126/science.1161775.

McLean DL, Fan J, Higashijima SI, Hale ME, Fetcho JR: A topographic map of recruitment in spinal cord. Nature 2007, 446:71–75.

Bhatt DH, McLean DL, Hale ME, Fetcho JR: Grading Movement Strength by Changes in Firing Intensity versus Recruitment of Spinal Interneurons. Neuron 2007, 53:91–102.

Skromne I, Thorsen D, Hale M, Prince VE, Ho RK: Repression of the hindbrain developmental program by Cdx factors is required for the specification of the vertebrate spinal cord. Development 2007, 134:2147–2158.

Nishikawa K, Biewener AA, Aerts P, Ahn AN, Chiel HJ, Daley MA, Daniel TL, Full RJ, Hale ME, Hedrick TL, et al.: Neuromechanics: An integrative approach for understanding motor control. Integr Comp Biol 2007, doi:10.1093/icb/icm024.

Thorsen DH, Hale ME: Neural development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin. J Comp Neurol 2007, 504:168–184.

Hale ME, Day RD, Westneat MW: Pectoral fin coordination and gait transitions in steadily swimming juvenile reef fishes. J Exp Biol 2006, doi:10.1242/jeb.02449.

Thorsen DH, Hale ME: Development of zebrafish (Danio rerio) pectoral fin musculature. J Morphol 2005, 266:241–255.

Hurley I, Hale ME, Prince VE: Duplication events and the evolution of segmental identity. In Evolution and Development. 2005.

Hale ME, Kheirbek MA, Schriefer JE, Prince VE: Hox Gene Misexpression and Cell-Specific Lesions Reveal Functionality of Homeotically Transformed Neurons. J Neurosci 2004, doi:10.1523/jneurosci.5624-03.2004.

Bierman HS, Schriefer JE, Zottoli SJ, Hale ME: The effects of head and tail stimulation on the withdrawal startle response of the rope fish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus). J Exp Biol 2004, doi:10.1242/jeb.01228.

Thorsen DH, Cassidy JJ, Hale ME: Swimming of larval zebrafish: fin-axis coordination and implications for function and neural control. J Exp Biol 2004, doi:10.1242/jeb.01285.

Schriefer JE, Hale ME: Strikes and startles of northern pike (Esox lucius): A comparison of muscle activity and kinematics between S-start behaviors. J Exp Biol 2004, doi:10.1242/jeb.00789.

Westneat MW, Thorsen DH, Walker JA, Hale ME: Structure, function, and neural control of pectoral fins in fishes. IEEE J Ocean Eng 2004, 29:674–683.

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

Hale ME, Long JH, McHenry MJ, Westneat MW: Evolution of behavior and neural control of the fast-start escape response. Evolution 2002, doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb01411.x.

Hale ME, Ritter DA, Fetcho JR: A confocal study of spinal interneurons in living larval zebrafish. J Comp Neurol 2001, 437:1–16.

Hale ME: Startle responses of fish without Mauthner neurons: Escape behavior of the lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus). In Biological Bulletin. 2000.

Hale, ME: Locomotor mechanics during early life history: effects of size and ontogeny on faststart performance of salmonid fishes. J Exp Biol 1999,

Westneat MW, Hale ME, McHenry MJ, Long JH: 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 1998,

Hale ME: The development of fast-start performance in fishes: escape kinematics of the chinook salmon (oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Am Zool 1996, doi:10.1093/icb/36.6.695.

Hale ME: Functional morphology of ventral tail bending and prehensile abilities of the seahorse, Hippocampus kuda. J Morphol 1996, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097- 4687(199601)227:1<51::AID-JMOR4>3.0.CO;2-

Long JH, Hale ME, McHenry MA, Westneat MW: Functions of fish skin: flexural stiffness and steady swimming of longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus. J Exp Biol 1996,