Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mark Bevan Lab


Learn more about the work that we do in the Mark Bevan Laboratory through our recent publications.
  1. Chu HY, McIver EL, Kovaleski RF, Atherton JF, Bevan MD  Loss of Hyperdirect Pathway Cortico-Subthalamic Inputs Following Degeneration of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons.  Neuron  2017 Sep 13;95(6):1306-1318.e5. pii:S0896-6273(17)30781-X
  2. Atherton JF, McIver EL, Mullen MR, Wokosin DL, Surmeier DJ, Bevan MD  Early dysfunction and progressive degeneration of the subthalamic nucleus in mouse models of Huntington's disease.  Elife  2016 12 20;5. doi:10.7554/eLife.21616
  3. Chu HY, Atherton JF, Wokosin D, Surmeier DJ, Bevan MD  Heterosynaptic regulation of external globus pallidus inputs to the subthalamic nucleus by the motor cortex.  Neuron  2015 Jan 21;85(2):364-76. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.022
  4. Gittis AH, Berke JD, Bevan MD, Chan CS, Mallet N, Morrow MM, Schmidt R  New roles for the external globus pallidus in basal ganglia circuits and behavior.  J Neurosci  2014 Nov 12;34(46):15178-83. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3252-14.2014
  5. Atherton JF, Menard A, Urbain N, Bevan MD  Short-term depression of external globus pallidus-subthalamic nucleus synaptic transmission and implications for patterning subthalamic activity.  J Neurosci  2013 Apr 24;33(17):7130-44. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3576-12.2013
  6. Fan KY, Baufreton J, Surmeier DJ, Chan CS, Bevan MD  Proliferation of external globus pallidus-subthalamic nucleus synapses following degeneration of midbrain dopamine neurons.  J Neurosci  2012 Oct 03;32(40):13718-28. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5750-11.2012
  7. Bevan MD  Introduction to the special edition: function and dysfunction of the basal ganglia.  Neuroscience  2011 Dec 15;198:1-2. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.10.001
  8. Wilson CJ, Bevan MD  Intrinsic dynamics and synaptic inputs control the activity patterns of subthalamic nucleus neurons in health and in Parkinson's disease.  Neuroscience  2011 Dec 15;198:54-68. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.06.049
  9. Atherton JF, Kitano K, Baufreton J, Fan K, Wokosin D, Tkatch T, Shigemoto R, Surmeier DJ, Bevan MD  Selective participation of somatodendritic HCN channels in inhibitory but not excitatory synaptic integration in neurons of the subthalamic nucleus.  J Neurosci  2010 Nov 24;30(47):16025-40. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3898-10.2010
  10. Blythe SN, Wokosin D, Atherton JF, Bevan MD  Cellular mechanisms underlying burst firing in substantia nigra dopamine neurons.  J Neurosci  2009 Dec 09;29(49):15531-41. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2961-09.2009
  11. Baufreton J, Kirkham E, Atherton JF, Menard A, Magill PJ, Bolam JP, Bevan MD  Sparse but selective and potent synaptic transmission from the globus pallidus to the subthalamic nucleus.  J Neurophysiol  2009 Jul;102(1):532-45. doi:10.1152/jn.00305.2009
  12. Atherton JF, Wokosin DL, Ramanathan S, Bevan MD  Autonomous initiation and propagation of action potentials in neurons of the subthalamic nucleus.  J Physiol  2008 Dec 01;586(23):5679-700. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2008.155861
  13. Baufreton J, Bevan MD  D2-like dopamine receptor-mediated modulation of activity-dependent plasticity at GABAergic synapses in the subthalamic nucleus.  J Physiol  2008 Apr 15;586(8):2121-42. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2008.151118
  14. Ramanathan S, Tkatch T, Atherton JF, Wilson CJ, Bevan MD  D2-like dopamine receptors modulate SKCa channel function in subthalamic nucleus neurons through inhibition of Cav2.2 channels.  J Neurophysiol  2008 Feb;99(2):442-59
  15. Teagarden M, Atherton JF, Bevan MD, Wilson CJ  Accumulation of cytoplasmic calcium, but not apamin-sensitive afterhyperpolarization current, during high frequency firing in rat subthalamic nucleus cells.  J Physiol  2008 Feb 01;586(3):817-33
  16. Bevan MD, Hallworth NE, Baufreton J  GABAergic control of the subthalamic nucleus.  Prog Brain Res  2007;160:173-88
  17. Blythe SN, Atherton JF, Bevan MD  Synaptic activation of dendritic AMPA and NMDA receptors generates transient high-frequency firing in substantia nigra dopamine neurons in vitro.  J Neurophysiol  2007 Apr;97(4):2837-50
  18. Bevan MD, Atherton JF, Baufreton J  Cellular principles underlying normal and pathological activity in the subthalamic nucleus.  Curr Opin Neurobiol  2006 Dec;16(6):621-8
  19. Baufreton J, Atherton JF, Surmeier DJ, Bevan MD  Enhancement of excitatory synaptic integration by GABAergic inhibition in the subthalamic nucleus.  J Neurosci  2005 Sep 14;25(37):8505-17
  20. Atherton JF, Bevan MD  Ionic mechanisms underlying autonomous action potential generation in the somata and dendrites of GABAergic substantia nigra pars reticulata neurons in vitro.  J Neurosci  2005 Sep 07;25(36):8272-81
  21. Hallworth NE, Bevan MD  Globus pallidus neurons dynamically regulate the activity pattern of subthalamic nucleus neurons through the frequency-dependent activation of postsynaptic GABAA and GABAB receptors.  J Neurosci  2005 Jul 06;25(27):6304-15
  22. Cragg SJ, Baufreton J, Xue Y, Bolam JP, Bevan MD  Synaptic release of dopamine in the subthalamic nucleus.  Eur J Neurosci  2004 Oct;20(7):1788-802
  23. Magill PJ, Sharott A, Bevan MD, Brown P, Bolam JP  Synchronous unit activity and local field potentials evoked in the subthalamic nucleus by cortical stimulation.  J Neurophysiol  2004 Aug;92(2):700-14
  24. Wilson CJ, Weyrick A, Terman D, Hallworth NE, Bevan MD  A model of reverse spike frequency adaptation and repetitive firing of subthalamic nucleus neurons.  J Neurophysiol  2004 May;91(5):1963-80