AntJamie Carroll Theobald, PhD

December 2010: Theobald Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University

Current: Research Associate, Frye Lab
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles

 

 

 

Publications:

Peer-Reviewed

* Theobald, J. C., Tavassoli, A., Frye, M. A. and Ringach, D. L.   Fruit flies solve the aperture problem.  In Preparation Journal of Neuroscience, August 2010.

Theobald, J. C., Shoemaker, P., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A.   Theta motion processing in fruit flies. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Special Topic Issue: Neuroethology, 4:12 (2010).

Theobald, J. C., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A.   Visual stabilization dynamics are enhanced by standing flight velocity Biology Letters, Published online before print December 2, 2009, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0845. Special Feature: Control and dynamics of animal movement.6:410-413 (2010).

Theobald, J. C., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A.  Dynamics of optomotor responses in Drosophila to perturbations in optic flow.   Journal of Experimental Biology, 213:1366–1375 (2010), doi: 10.1242/jeb.037945. MOVIES

Theobald, J. C., Warrant, E. J., and O'Carroll, D. C. Wide-field motion tuning in nocturnal hawkmothsProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1683):853–860 (2010), doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1677.

Theobald, J. C., Duistermars, B. J., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A. Flies see second-order motion. Current Biology, 18:R64–R65 (2008). MOVIES

Theobald, J. C., Coates, M. M., Wcislo, W. T., and Warrant, E. J. Flight performance in night-flying sweat bees suffers at low light levelsJournal of Experimental Biology, 210:4034–4042 (2007). PDF MOVIES

Theobald, J. C., Greiner, B., Wcislo, W., and Warrant, E. Visual summation in night-flying sweat bees: a theoretical study. Vision Research, 46(14):2298–309 (2006). PDF

Kelber, A., Warrant, E. J., Pfaff, M., Wallén, R., Theobald, J. C., Wcislo, W. T., and Raguso, R. A. Light intensity limits foraging activity in nocturnal and crepuscular bees. Behavioral Ecology, 17:63–72 (2006). PDF

Coates, M. M., Garm, A., Theobald, J. C., Thompson, S. H., and Nilsson, D.-E.The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant).  Journal of Experimental Biology, 209:3758–3765 (2006). PDF

Hanein, Y., Lang, U., Theobald, J., Wyeth, R., Daniel, T., Willows, A. O. D., Denton, D. D., and Böhringer, K. F. Intracellular neuronal recording with high aspect ratio MEMS probes. The 11th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers’ 01), Munich, Germany, pages 386–389 (2001). PDF

* Denotes articles in preparation or under review

 

Review Articles

Theobald, J. C. and Frye, M. A. Animal Behavior: Flying back to front. Current Biology, 18:R169–R170 (2008). Dispatch

 

Meeting Abstracts

O’Carroll, D. C., Theobald, J. C. and Warrant, E. J. Spatiotemporal aliasing and the neural delay of motion detectors in nocturnal hawkmoths. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, (2010).

Theobald, J. C., Ringach, D. L., and Frye, M. A.  White noise analysis of optic flow stabilization in fruit flies.   Society for Neuroscience Meeting Abstracts (2009).

Theobald, J. C. and Frye, M. A. Behavioral responses of fruit flies to second order motion. In Second International Conference on Invertebrate Vision Abstracts (2008).

Theobald, J. C., Coates, M. M., Warrant, E. J., and Wcislo, W. T. 3-D flight trajectories vary with light level in the nocturnal sweat bee, Megalopta. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Antonio (2008).

Theobald, J. C. and Warrant, E. J. Neural summation in night flying sweat bees. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Abstracts, Orlando (2006).

Theobald, J. C. and Warrant, E. J. Neural summation in night flying sweat bees. In The 3rd European Congress on Social Insects Meeting Abstracts, St. Petersburg, Russia (2005).

Theobald, J. C. and Coates, M. M. Visual processing in the box jellyfish. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Diego (2005).

Theobald, J. C. and O’Carroll, D. C. Spatiotemporal aliasing in nocturnal hovering hawkmoths. In The 7th Congress of the International Society for Neuroethology Abstracts, page PO153 (2004).

Theobald, J. C. and O’Carroll, D. C. Spatiotemporal aliasing: a motion illusion in nocturnal hovering hawkmoths. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43(6):1015 (2003).

Coates, M. M. and Theobald, J. C. Optimal visual parameters for a cubozoan jellyfish in the mangrove environment. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43(6): 1016 (2003).

Theobald, J. C. Night vision strategies of Sphingid moths match feeding behavior. In Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting Abstracts, Toronto, page 322 (2003).

Theobald, J. C., Warrant, E. J., and O’Carroll, D. C. Sphingid moths have evolved visual neural filtering adapted to the light levels of their active states. American Zoologist, 41(6):1605–1606 (2001).

Theobald, J. C. and O’Carroll, D. C. Neural strategies to optimize vision at different light levels among hawkmoths. In International Conference on Invertebrate Vision Abstracts (2001). Student Poster Prize, First Place

Theobald, J. C. and O’Carroll, D. C. Neural strategies that optimize motion detection in the crepuscular hawkmoth Manduca sexta. American Zoologist, 40(6):1232 (2000).

 

Media Coverage

Blackburn, L.  Low light, bad flight. Inside JEB,  Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: iii (2007).

 

Doctoral Dissertation

Theobald, J. C. Perceiving Motion in the Dark (2004).

 

Masters Thesis

Theobald, J. C. Fitness Implications of Caloric Restriction in the Wild House Mouse (1997).

 

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