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Dr. Tamara Boto
Assistant Professor, Physiology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Stahl A, Noyes NC, Boto T, Botero V, Broyles CN, Jing M, Zeng J, King LB, Li Y, Davis RL, Tomchik SM, Associative learning drives longitudinally-graded presynaptic plasticity of neurotransmitter release along axonal compartments, eLife, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Botero, V., Stanhope, B. A., Brown, E. B., Grenci, E. C., Boto, T., Park, S. J., King, L. B., Murphy, K. R., Colodner, K. J., Walker, J. A., Keene, A. C., Ja, W. W., & Tomchik, S. M, Neurofibromin regulates metabolic rate via neuronal mechanisms in Drosophila, Nature Communications, 12, (1), 2021, p4285- Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Roselli, C., Ramaswami, M., Boto, T., Cervantes-Sandoval, I, The Making of Long-Lasting Memories: A Fruit Fly Perspective, Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 15, 2021, p662129- Journal Article, 2021 DOI

King LB, Boto T, Botero V, Aviles AM, Jomsky BM, Joseph C, Walker JA, Tomchik SM., Developmental loss of neurofibromin across distributed neuronal circuits drives excessive grooming in Drosophila., PLoS genetics, 16, (7), 2020, pe1008920 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Boto T, Stahl A, Tomchik SM., Cellular and circuit mechanisms of olfactory associative learning in Drosophila., Journal of neurogenetics, 34, (1), 2020, p36-46 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Boto T, Stahl A, Zhang X, Louis L, Tomchik SM, Independent contribution of discrete dopaminergic circuits to cellular plasticity, memory strength and valence in Drosphila, Cell Reports, 27, 2019, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Boto T, Tomchik SM., The Excitatory, the Inhibitory, and the Modulatory: Mapping Chemical Neurotransmission in the Brain., Neuron, 101, (5), 2019, p763-765 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Louis T, Stahl A, Boto T, Tomchik SM., Cyclic AMP-dependent plasticity underlies rapid changes in odor coding associated with reward learning., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, (3), 2018, pE448-E457 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Boto T, Louis T, Jindachomthong K, Jalink K, Tomchik SM., Dopaminergic modulation of cAMP drives nonlinear plasticity across the Drosophila mushroom body lobes., Current biology : CB, 24, (8), 2014, p822-831 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Martin F, Boto T, Gomez-Diaz C, Alcorta E., Elements of olfactory reception in adult Drosophila melanogaster., Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), 296, (9), 2013, p1477-1488 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Riveron J, Boto T, Alcorta E., Transcriptional basis of the acclimation to high environmental temperature at the olfactory receptor organs of Drosophila melanogaster, BMC Genomics, 2013 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Boto T, Alcorta E., Toward identifying specific roles for G-protein ß and " subunit variants in olfactory reception., Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 7, 2013, p114 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Curto-Reyes V, Boto T, Hidalgo A, Menéndez L, Baamonde A., Antinociceptive effects induced through the stimulation of spinal cannabinoid type 2 receptors in chronically inflamed mice., European journal of pharmacology, 668, (1-2), 2011, p184-189 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Boto T, Gomez-Diaz C, Alcorta E., Expression analysis of the 3 G-protein subunits, Galpha, Gbeta, and Ggamma, in the olfactory receptor organs of adult Drosophila melanogaster., Chemical senses, 35, (3), 2010, p183-193 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Riveron J, Boto T, Alcorta E., The effect of environmental temperature on olfactory perception in Drosophila melanogaster., Journal of insect physiology, 55, (10), 2009, p943-951 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Boto T, Ramaswami M, Learning and memory: Clashing engrams in the fly brain, Current Biology, 31, (16), 2021, pR1009 - R1011 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

La percepción olfatoria: contribución de la información periférica y cambios asociados a un entorno dinámico in, La olfacción en España, Editorial SBI, 2006, [Esther Alcorta, Fernando Martín, Jacob Riverón, Tamara Boto and Carolina Gómez-Díaz] Book Chapter, 2006

Research Expertise





Journal Reviewer for Nature Communications, Current Biology, eLife, PNAS, Cells and International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Member of Editorial Review Board in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience and Insects

Member of two PhD Thesis Committees for TCD PhD students

Awards and Honours

SRSF Career Development Award 2022

Provost PhD Project Award 2020


British Neuroscience Association 2020

Sleep Research Society 2021

European Drosophila Society 2021