Dellinger, B.B., Felling, R., and Ordway, R.W. Genetic modifiers of the Drosophila NSF mutant, comatose, include a temperature-sensitive paralytic allele of the calcium channel alpha1-subunit gene, cacophony. Genetics. 2000;155(1):203-211.
Kawasaki, F., Felling, R., and Ordway, R.W. A temperature-sensitive paralytic mutant defines a primary synaptic calcium channel in Drosophila. J Neurosci. 2000;20(13):4885-4889.
Brooks, I.M., Felling, R., Kawasaki, F. and Ordway, R.W. Genetic analysis of a synaptic calcium channel in Drosophila: Intragenic modifiers of a temperature-sensitive paralytic mutant of cacophony. Genetics. 2003;164(1):163-71.
Felling, R.J., Romanko, M.J., Snyder, M.J., Rothstein, R.P., Ziegler, A.N., Yang, Z., Givogri, M., Bongarzone, E. and Levison, S.W. Neural stem/progenitor cells initiate a regenerative response to perinatal hypoxia/ischemia. J Neurosci. 2006;26:4359-4369.
Alagappan D., Lazzarino D.A., Felling R.J., Balan M., Kotenko S.V., Levison S.W. Brain injury expands the numbers of neural stem cells and progenitors in the SVZ by enhancing their responsiveness to EGF. ASN Neuro. 2009;1(2):pii: e00009.
In the laboratory, Dr. Felling is actively investigating the cellular basis for repair and recovery following injury in the immature brain. His research seeks to define how neural progenitors respond to injury and how this response can be modified to improve recovery.