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  1. Powell MH, Nguyen HV, Gilbert M, Parekh M, Colon-Perez LM, Mareci TH, Montie E. Magnetic resonance imaging and volumetric analysis: novel tools to study the effects of thyroid hormone disruption on white matter development. Neurotoxicology. 2012 Oct;33(5):1322-9. PubMed PMID: 22975424; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3477802.
  2. Ford AA, Colon-Perez L, Triplett WT, Gullett JM, Mareci TH, Fitzgerald DB. Imaging white matter in human brainstem. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013;7:400. PubMed PMID: 23898254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3721683.
  3. Magin RL, Ingo C, Colon-Perez L, Triplett W, Mareci TH. Characterization of Anomalous Diffusion in Porous Biological Tissues Using Fractional Order Derivatives and Entropy. Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2013 Sep 15;178:39-43. PubMed PMID: 24072979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3780456.
  4. Ingo C, Magin RL, Colon-Perez L, Triplett W, Mareci TH. On random walks and entropy in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging studies of neural tissue. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):617-27. PubMed PMID: 23508765; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4930657.
  5. Magin RL, Ingo C, Triplett W, Colon-Perez L, Mareci TH. Classification of fractional order biomarkers for anomalous diffusion using q-space entropy. Crit Rev Biomed Eng. 2014;42(1):63-83. PubMed PMID: 25271359.
  6. Colon-Perez LM, Spindler C, Goicochea S, Triplett W, Parekh M, Montie E, Carney PR, Price C, Mareci TH. Dimensionless, Scale Invariant, Edge Weight Metric for the Study of Complex Structural Networks. PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0131493. PubMed PMID: 26173147; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4501757.
  7. Colon-Perez LM, King M, Parekh M, Boutzoukas A, Carmona E, Couret M, Klassen R, Mareci TH, Carney PR. High-field magnetic resonance imaging of the human temporal lobe. Neuroimage Clin. 2015;9:58-68. PubMed PMID: 26413472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4543219.
  8. Thinschmidt JS, Colon-Perez LM, Febo M, Caballero S, King MA, White FA, Grant MB. Depressed basal hypothalamic neuronal activity in type-1 diabetic mice is correlated with proinflammatory secretion of HMBG1. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Feb 26;615:21-7. PubMed PMID: 26777426; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5399679.
  9. Kuhn T, Gullett JM, Nguyen P, Boutzoukas AE, Ford A, Colon-Perez LM, Triplett W, Carney PR, Mareci TH, Price CC, Bauer RM. Test-retest reliability of high angular resolution diffusion imaging acquisition within medial temporal lobe connections assessed via tract based spatial statistics, probabilistic tractography and a novel graph theory metric. Brain Imaging Behav. 2016 Jun;10(2):533-47. PubMed PMID: 26189060; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4718901.
  10. Colon-Perez LM, Triplett W, Bohsali A, Corti M, Nguyen PT, Patten C, Mareci TH, Price CC. A majority rule approach for region-of-interest-guided streamline fiber tractography. Brain Imaging Behav. 2016 Dec;10(4):1137-1147. PubMed PMID: 26572144; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4868797.
  11. Colon-Perez LM, Tran K, Thompson K, Pace MC, Blum K, Goldberger BA, Gold MS, Bruijnzeel AW, Setlow B, Febo M. The Psychoactive Designer Drug and Bath Salt Constituent MDPV Causes Widespread Disruption of Brain Functional Connectivity. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Aug;41(9):2352-65. PubMed PMID: 26997298; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4946066.
  12. Colon-Perez LM, Couret M, Triplett W, Price CC, Mareci TH. Small Worldness in Dense and Weighted Connectomes. Front Phys. 2016 May;4PubMed PMID: 27478822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4963163.
  13. Liang Y, Ye A, Chen W, Gatto R, Colon-Perez L, Mareci T, Magin R. A fractal derivative model for the characterization of anomalous diffusion in magnetic resonance imaging. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. 2016 October; 39:529-537.
  14. DeSimone JC, Febo M, Shukla P, Ofori E, Colon-Perez LM, Li Y, Vaillancourt DE. In vivo imaging reveals impaired connectivity across cortical and subcortical networks in a mouse model of DYT1 dystonia. Neurobiol Dis. 2016 Nov;95:35-45. PubMed PMID: 27404940; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5010949.
  15. Febo M, Blum K, Badgaiyan RD, Baron D, Thanos PK, Colon-Perez LM, Demortrovics Z, Gold MS. Dopamine homeostasis: brain functional connectivity in reward deficiency syndrome. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2017 Jan 1;22:669-691. PubMed PMID: 27814639.
  16. Salazar TE, Richardson MR, Beli E, Ripsch MS, George J, Kim Y, Duan Y, Moldovan L, Yan Y, Bhatwadekar A, Jadhav V, Smith JA, McGorray S, Bertone AL, Traktuev DO, March KL, Colon-Perez LM, Avin KG, Sims E, Mund JA, Case J, Deng X, Kim MS, McDavitt B, Boulton ME, Thinschmidt J, Li Calzi S, Fitz SD, Fuchs RK, Warden SJ, McKinley T, Shekhar A, Febo M, Johnson PL, Chang LJ, Gao Z, Kolonin MG, Lai S, Ma J, Dong X, White FA, Xie H, Yoder MC, Grant MB. Electroacupuncture Promotes Central Nervous System-Dependent Release of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Stem Cells. 2017 May;35(5):1303-1315. PubMed PMID: 28299842; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5530374.
  17. DeSimone JC, Pappas SS, Febo M, Burciu RG, Shukla P, Colon-Perez LM, Dauer WT, Vaillancourt DE. Forebrain knock-out of torsinA reduces striatal free-water and impairs whole-brain functional connectivity in a symptomatic mouse model of DYT1 dystonia. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Oct;106:124-132. PubMed PMID: 28673740; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5555738.
  18. Febo M, Blum K, Badgaiyan RD, Perez PD, Colon-Perez LM, Thanos PK, Ferris CF, Kulkarni P, Giordano J, Baron D, Gold MS. Enhanced functional connectivity and volume between cognitive and reward centers of naïve rodent brain produced by pro-dopaminergic agent KB220Z. PLoS One. 2017;12(4):e0174774. PubMed PMID: 28445527; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5405923.
  19. Middlebrooks EH, Quisling RG, King MA, Carney PR, Roper S, Colon-Perez LM, Mareci TH. The hippocampus: detailed assessment of normative two-dimensional measurements, signal intensity, and subfield conspicuity on routine 3T T2-weighted sequences. Surg Radiol Anat. 2017 Oct;39(10):1149-1159. PubMed PMID: 28286911.
  20. Aydemir TB, Kim MH, Kim J, Colon-Perez LM, Banan G, Mareci TH, Febo M, Cousins RJ. Metal Transporter Zip14 (Slc39a14) Deletion in Mice Increases Manganese Deposition and Produces Neurotoxic Signatures and Diminished Motor Activity. J Neurosci. 2017 Jun 21;37(25):5996-6006. PubMed PMID: 28536273; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5481939.
  21. Zubcevic J, Santisteban MM, Perez PD, Arocha R, Hiller H, Malphurs WL, Colon-Perez LM, Sharma RK, de Kloet A, Krause EG, Febo M, Raizada MK. A Single Angiotensin II Hypertensive Stimulus Is Associated with Prolonged Neuronal and Immune System Activation in Wistar-Kyoto Rats. Front Physiol. 2017;8:592. PubMed PMID: 28912720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5583219.
  22. Nephew BC, Febo M, Huang W, Colon-Perez LM, Payne L, Poirier GL, Greene O, King JA. Early life social stress and resting state functional connectivity in postpartum rat anterior cingulate circuits. J Affect Disord. 2018 Mar 15;229:213-223. PubMed PMID: 29324369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5807174.
  23. Zubcevic J, Watkins J, Perez PD, Colon-Perez LM, Long MT, Febo M, Hayward L. MEMRI reveals altered activity in brain regions associated with anxiety, locomotion, and cardiovascular reactivity on the elevated plus maze in the WKY vs SHR rats. Brain Imaging Behav. 2018 Oct;12(5):1318-1331. PubMed PMID: 29181695.
  24. Colon-Perez LM, Tanner JJ, Couret M, Goicochea S, Mareci TH, Price CC. Cognition and connectomes in nondementia idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Netw Neurosci. 2018 Spring;2(1):106-124. PubMed PMID: 29911667; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5989988.
  25. Thompson MF, Poirier GL, Dávila-García MI, Huang W, Tam K, Robidoux M, Dubuke ML, Shaffer SA, Colon-Perez L, Febo M, DiFranza JR, King JA. Menthol enhances nicotine-induced locomotor sensitization and in vivo functional connectivity in adolescence. J Psychopharmacol. 2018 Mar;32(3):332-343. PubMed PMID: 28747086.
  26. Colon-Perez LM, Pino JA, Saha K, Pompilus M, Kaplitz S, Choudhury N, Jagnarine DA, Geste JR, Levin BA, Wilks I, Setlow B, Bruijnzeel AW, Khoshbouei H, Torres GE, Febo M. Functional connectivity, behavioral and dopaminergic alterations 24 hours following acute exposure to synthetic bath salt drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone. Neuropharmacology. 2018 Jul 15;137:178-193. PubMed PMID: 29729891; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6397742.
  27. Orsini CA, Colon-Perez LM, Heshmati SC, Setlow B, Febo M. Functional Connectivity of Chronic Cocaine Use Reveals Progressive Neuroadaptations in Neocortical, Striatal, and Limbic Networks. eNeuro. 2018 Jul-Aug;5(4)PubMed PMID: 30073194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6071197.
  28. Jayant RD, Tiwari S, Atluri V, Kaushik A, Tomitaka A, Yndart A, Colon-Perez L, Febo M, Nair M. Multifunctional Nanotherapeutics for the Treatment of neuroAIDS in Drug Abusers. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 28;8(1):12991. PubMed PMID: 30154522; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6113246.
  29. Tan Y, Singhal SM, Harden SW, Cahill KM, Nguyen DM, Colon-Perez LM, Sahagian TJ, Thinschmidt JS, de Kloet AD, Febo M, Frazier CJ, Krause EG. Oxytocin Receptors Are Expressed by Glutamatergic Prefrontal Cortical Neurons That Selectively Modulate Social Recognition. J Neurosci. 2019 Apr 24;39(17):3249-3263. PubMed PMID: 30804095.
  30. Gatto RG, Ye AQ, Colon-Perez L, Mareci TH, Lysakowski A, Price SD, Brady ST, Karaman M, Morfini G, Magin RL. Detection of axonal degeneration in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease: comparison between diffusion tensor imaging and anomalous diffusion metrics. MAGMA. 2019 Feb 15;PubMed PMID: 30771034.
  31. Yang T, Magee KL, Colon-Perez LM, Larkin R, Liao YS, Balazic E, Cowart JR, Arocha R, Redler T, Febo M, Vickroy T, Martyniuk CJ, Reznikov LR, Zubcevic J. Impaired butyrate absorption in the proximal colon, low serum butyrate and diminished central effects of butyrate on blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2019 Jan 18;PubMed PMID: 30656835.
  32. Yang T, Aquino V, Lobaton GO, Li H, Colon-Perez L, Goel R, Qi Y, Zubcevic J, Febo M, Richards EM, Pepine CJ, Raizada MK. Sustained Captopril-Induced Reduction in Blood Pressure Is Associated With Alterations in Gut-Brain Axis in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Feb 19;8(4):e010721. PubMed PMID: 30755073; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6405665.
  33. Ofori E, DeKosky ST, Febo M, Colon-Perez L, Chakrabarty P, Duara R, Adjouadi, M, Golde TE, Vaillancourt DE; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Free-water imaging of the hippocampus is a sensitive marker of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2019 Aug 22;24:101985. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101985. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31470214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6722298.
  34. Colon-Perez LM, Ibanez KR, Suarez M, Torroella K, Acuna K, Ofori E, Levites Y, Vaillancourt DE, Golde TE, Chakrabarty P, Febo M. Neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging reveals white matter and hippocampal microstructure changes produced by Interleukin-6 in the TgCRND8 mouse model of amyloidosis. Neuroimage. 2019 Aug 28;202:116138. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116138. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31472250.
  35. Colon-Perez LM, Turner SM, Lubke KN, Pompilus M, Febo M, Burke SN. Multiscale Imaging Reveals Aberrant Functional Connectome Organization and Elevated Dorsal Striatal Arc Expression in Advanced Age. eNeuro. 2019 Nov/Dec;6(6). doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0047-19.2019. Print 2019 Nov/Dec. PubMed PMID: 31826916.
  36. Febo M, Perez PD, Ceballos-Diaz C, Colon-Perez LM, Zeng H, Ofori E, Golde TE, Vaillancourt DE, Chakrabarty P. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging-derived free water detects neurodegenerative pattern induced by interferon-γ. Brain Struct Funct. 2020 Jan 1;. doi: 10.1007/s00429-019-02017-1. PubMed PMID: 31894407.
  37. Barter J, Kumar A, Rani A, Colon-Perez LM, Febo M, Foster TC. Differential Effect of Repeated Lipopolysaccharide Treatment and Aging on Hippocampal Function and Biomarkers of Hippocampal Senescence. Mol Neurobiol. 2020 Jul 10;. doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-02008-y. PubMed PMID: 32651758.
  38. Lin M, Colon-Perez LM, Sambo DO, Miller DR, Lebowitz JJ, Jimenez-Rondan F, Cousins RJ, Horenstein N, Aydemir TB, Febo M, Khoshbouei H. Mechanism of Manganese Dysregulation of Dopamine Neuronal Activity. J Neurosci. 2020 Jul 22;40(30):5871-5891. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2830-19.2020. Epub 2020 Jun 23. PubMed PMID: 32576620; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7380961.
  39. Pompilus M, Colon-Perez LM, Grudny MM, Febo M. Contextual experience modifies functional connectome indices of topological strength and efficiency. Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 16;10(1):19843. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-76935-0. PubMed PMID: 33199790; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7670469.
  40. Colon-Perez L, Montesinos J, Monsivais M. The future of neuroimaging and gut-brain axis research for substance use disorders. Brain Res. 2022 Apr 15;1781:147835. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2022.147835. Epub 2022 Feb 13. PMID: 35172178