Zoltan Molnar - Selected Publications#

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1. Molnár Z (1998) Development of Thalamocortical Connections, Springer - Heidelberg, 264p

2. Horvath T, Hirsch J, Molnár Z (2022) Body, Brain, Behavior Three Views and a Conversation, Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-818093-8 444p


1. Development and Plasticity in Sensory Thalamus and Cortex. (2006) Springer, NY (Editors: R. Erzurumlu, W. Guido, Z. Molnár). Book by Springer, NY

2. Special Issue of Brain Research Bulletin (2005) (Edited by Z. Molnár, A. Butler, H. ten Donkelaar, L. Medina and L. Puelles). Contains over 35 papers that were presented on the 4th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology, Oxford, 2005. (Volume 66 Number 4-6 September 15, 2005).

3. Edited Special Reviews (8) for Volume 23. Eur. J. Neurosci. Molecular and Cellular basis of Cortical Development”(CONCORDE).

4. Special Issue of Brain Research Bulletin Volume 75 Numbers 2-4 (2008) (Edited by Vernier P, Wullimann, Molnár Z, Butler A, ten Donkelaar H.) Contains over 40 papers, which were presented on the 5th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology, Paris, 2007.

5. Co-editor (with Dr Gavin Clowry) of the Special Issue of Journal of Anatomy on Human Cerebral Cortex Development. Journal of Anatomy. 2010.

6. Co-editor (with Dr Gavin Clowry) of the Special Issue of Journal of Anatomy on Human Brain Development. Journal of Anatomy. 2019


1. Molnár Z and Blakemore C (1991) Lack of regional specificity for connections formed between thalamus and cortex in co-culture. Nature 351:475-477

2. Molnár Z and Blakemore C (1995) How do thalamic axons find their way to the cortex? Trends Neurosci 18:389-397

3. Kurotani T, Crair MC, Higashi S, Toyama K and Molnár Z, (1996) The development of rat somatosensory (barrel) cortex visualized by optical recording. Protein Nucleic Acid Enzyme 41(6): 758-765

4. Molnár Z, Adams R and Blakemore C (1998) Mechanisms underlying the establishment of topographically ordered early thalamo-cortical connections in the rat. J. Neurosci 18:5723-5745.

5. Molnár Z, Adams R, Goffinet AM, and Blakemore C (1998) The role of the first postmitotic cells in the development of thalamocortical fibre ordering in the reeler mouse. J. Neurosci 18: 5746-5765.

6. Molnár Z, Knott GW, Blakemore C, and Saunders NR (1998) Development of thalamocortical projections in the South American grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis Domestica). J Comp Neurol 398:491-514.

7. Rosa MGP, Krubitzer LA, Molnár Z and Nelson JE (1999) Visuotopic organization of lateral peristriate cortex in the Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus: Evidence for a homologue of the second visual area in marsupial. European Journal of Neuroscience 11: 907-915

8. Hannan A, Servotte S, Katsnelson A, Sisodiya S, Blakemore C, Squier M and Molnár Z (1999) Characterisation of neuronal heterotopia in children. Brain 122: 219-238.

9. Molnár Z and Cordery P (1999) Connections between cells of the internal capsule, thalamus and cerebral cortex in the embryonic pallium. J Comp Neurol. 413:1-25

10. Cordery P and Molnár Z (1999) Embryonic development of connections in turtle pallium. J Comp Neurol 413:26-54.

11. Molnár Z and Blakemore C (1999) Development of signals influencing the growth and termination of thalamocortical axons in organotypic culture. Experimental Neurology. 156:363-393.

12. Huffman K, Molnár Z, van Dellen A, Khan D, Blakemore C and Krubitzer L (1999) Compression of sensory fields on a reduced cortical sheet. J. Neurosci. 19: 9939-9952.

13. Molnár Z (2000) Development and evolution of thalamocortical interactions. Eur. J. Morph. 38: 313-320.

14. Meins M, Piosik P, Schaeren-Wiemers N, Franzoni S, Troncoso E, Kiss J, Brosamle C, Schwaab M, Molnár Z, Monard D (2001) Overexpression of the serin protease inhibitor protease Nexin-1 in mice causes early and progressive signs of neuronal dysfunction. J. Neurosci 21:8830-8841.

15. Washbourne P, Thompson PM, Carta M, Costa ET, Mathews JR, Lopez-Bendito G, Molnár Z, Becher MW, Valenzuela CF, Partridge LD, Wilson MC (2002) Genetic ablation of the t-SNARE SNAP-25 distinguishes mechanisms of neuroexocytosis. Nature Neuroscience 5: 19-26.

16. Butler AB and Molnár Z (2002) Development and Evolution of the Collopallium in Amniotes: A New Hypothesis of Field Homology. Brain Res. Bull. 57:475-9.

17. Molnár Z, Butler AB (2002) The Corticostriatal Junction: A Crucial Region for Forebrain Development and Evolution. BioEssays 24:530-541.

18. Molnár Z, Butler AB (2002) Neuronal changes during forebrain evolution in amniotes: an evolutionary developmental perspective. In Changing views of Cajal’s Neuron, E.C Azmitia, J. DeFelipe, E.G. Jones, P. Rakic and C.E. Ribak (Eds) Progr. in Brain Res. 136:21-38.

19. López-Bendito G, Chan C-H, Mallamaci A, Parnavelas J, Molnár Z (2002) The role of Emx2 in the development of the reciprocal connectivity between cortex and thalamus. J. Comp. Neurol. 451:153-169.

20. Manger P, Slutsky D, Molnár Z (2002) Subdivisions of visually responsive regions of the dorsal ventricular ridge of the iguana (Iguana iguana). J. Comp. Neurol. 453:226-46.

21. Jones L, López-Bendito G, Gruss P, Stoykova A, Molnár Z (2002) Pax6 is required for the normal development of the forebrain axonal connections. Development 129:5041-52.

22. Molnár Z, López-Bendito G, Small J, Partridge LD, Blakemore C, Wilson MC, (2002) Normal development of embryonic thalamocortical connectivity in the absence of evoked synaptic activity. J. Neurosci 22:10313-23.

23. Butler A, Molnár Z, Manger P (2002) Apparent absence of claustrum in monotremes: Implications for forebrain evolution in amniotes. Brain, Behaviour and Evolution 60:230-240

24. Higashi S, Molnár Z, Kurotani T, Inokawa H, Toyama K (2002) Functional thalamocortical connections develop during embryonic period in the rat: an optical recording study. Neuroscience 115:1231-46

25. López-Bendito G and Molnár Z (2003) Thalamocortical Development: How are we going to get there? Nature Reviews Neuroscience 4: 276-289.

26. Molnár Z, Higashi S, López-Bendito G (2003) Choreography of early thalamocortical development. Cerebral Cortex 13(6):661-9.

27. Molnár Z, Kurotani T, Higashi S, and Toyama K (2003) Development of functional thalamocortical synapses studied with current source density analysis in whole forebrain slices. Brain Research Bulletin 60(4):355-372.

28. López-Bendito G, Luján R, Shigemoto R, Ganter P, Paulsen O, Molnár Z (2003) Blockade of GABAB receptors alters the tangential migration of neurons. Cerebral Cortex 13(9):932-942.

29. Alifragis P, Molnár Z, Parnavelas J (2003) Restricted expression of Slap-1 in the rodent cerebral cortex. Gene Expr Patterns. 3(4):437-40.

30. Molnár Z (2004) Thomas Willis (1621-1675), the founder of clinical neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 5(4):329-35.

31. López-Bendito, Sturgess K, Erdelyi, F, Szabo G, Molnár Z, Paulsen O, (2004) Preferential origin and layer destination of GAD65-GFP cortical interneurons. Cerebral Cortex 14(10):1122-33.

32. Voelker CCJ, Garin N, Taylor JSH., Gahwiler BH, Hornung J-P, Molnár Z (2004) Selective Neurofilament (SMI-32, FNP-7 and N200) Expression in subpopulations of layer 5 pyramidal neurons in vivo and in vitro. Cerebral Cortex 14(11):1276-86.

33. Spires TL, Molnár Z, Kind PC, Cordery PM, Upton AL, Blakemore C, Hannan AJ. (2005) Activity-dependent Regulation of Synapse and Dendritic Spine Morphology in Developing Barrel Cortex Requires Phospholipase C-{beta}1 Signalling. Cerebral Cortex 15(4):385-93.

34. Higashi S, Hioki K, Kurotani T and Molnár Z (2005) Functional thalamocortical synapse reorganization from subplate to layer IV during postnatal development in the reeler-like mutant rat (Shaking rat Kawasaki): an optical recording study. J. Neuroscience 25(6): 1395-406.

35. Bystron I, Z. Molnár, V. Otellin, C. Blakemore (2005) Transient neuronal network in the embryonic human forebrain. J. Neurosci 25(11):2781-92.

36. Wang W-Z and Molnár Z (2005) Dynamic expression pattern of Plasitcity Related Gene-3 in the developing mouse brain. Brain Research Bulletin 66(4-6):454-460.

37. Christophe E., N. Doerflinger, D. Lavery, Z. Molnár, S. Charpak, and E. Audinat (2005) Two populations of layer V pyramidal cells of the mouse neocortex: Development and sensitivity to anesthetics. J. Neurophysiology 94(5):3357-67.

38. Smillie A, Sobey I, Molnár Z (2005) A Hydro-elastic Model of Hydrocephalus. J. Fluid Mech. 539:417-443.

39. Yoneshima H, Yamasaki S, Tsuji T, Voelker CJ, Molnár Z, Audinat E, Fujita I, Yamamoto N (2006) ER81 expressed in a subpopulation of layer 5 projection neurons in rodent and primate cerebral cortex. Neurosci. 137:401-412

40. Guillemot F, Molnár Z, Tarabykin V, Stoykova A (2006) Molecular mechanisms of cortical differentiation. Eur. J. Neurosci 23: 857-868.

41. Price DJ, Kennedy H, Dehay C, Zhou L, Mercier M, Jossin Y, Goffinet AM, Tissir F, Blakey D, Molnár Z (2006) The development of cortical connections. Eur. J. Neurosci. 23: 910-920.

42. Molnár Z, Métin C, Stoykova A, Tarabykin V, Price DJ, Francis F, Meyer G, Dehay C, Kennedy H (2006) Comparative aspects of cerebral cortical development. Eur. J. Neurosci 23: 921-934.

43. Rakić S, Davis C, Molnár Z, Nikolić M and Parnavelas JG (2006) Role of p35/Cdk5 in preplate splitting. Cerebral Cortex 16(Suppl 1):i35-i45.

44. Molnár Z and Cheung A.F.P. (2006) Towards the classification of subpopulations of layer V pyramidal projection neurons. Neuroscience Research 55(2):105-115.

45. Bystron I, Rakic P, Molnár Z, Blakemore C (2006) The first neurons of the human cerebral cortex. Nature Neuroscience 9(7):880-6.

46. Keays DA, Tian G, Poirier K, Huang G-J, Siebold C, Cleak J, Oliver P, Fray M, Dear N, Harvey R, Molnár Z, Pinon M C, Brown S D, Rawlins N J, Davies K E, Cowan N, Nolan P, Chelly J., Flint J (2007) Mutations in α-tubulin cause hippocampal defects in mice and lissencephaly in humans. Cell, 128: 45-57.

47. Jeans AF, Oliver PL, JohnsonR, Capogna M, Vikman J, Molnár Z, Christopher J. Partridge CJ, Salehi SA, Eliasson L, Rorsman P, Davies KE (2007) A dominant mutation in Snap25 causes impaired vesicle trafficking, sensorimotor gating and ataxia in the blind-drunk mouse. PNAS 104(7):2431-6.

48. Carney RSE, Bystron I, López-Bendito G, Molnár Z (2007) Developmental changes in pre- and post-cortical plate formation patterns of abventricular mitoses in rodent and human cortex. Brain Structure and Function 212:37-54

49. Cheung A.F.P., Pollen A.A., Tavare A., DeProto J., Molnár Z (2007) Comparative aspects of cortical neurogenesis in vertebrates. J. Anatomy 211(2):164-76

50. Métin C, Alvarez C, Modoux D, Vitalis T, Pieau C, and Molnár Z (2007) Conserved Pattern of Tangential Neuronal Migration during Forebrain Development: analysis in Reptiles. Development 134(15):2815-27

51. Britanova O, de Juan Romero C, Cheung A, Kwan KY, Schwark M, Gyorgy A, Vogel T, Akopov S, Mitkovski M, Agoston D, Sestan N, Molnár Z, Tarabykin V. (2008) Satb2 is a postmitotic determinant for upper-layer neuron specification in the neocortex. Neuron. 57(3):378-92.

52. Abdel-Mannan O, Cheung A, Molnár Z (2008) Evolution of Cortical Neurogenesis, Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology: Evolution and the generation of novelties in the nervous system. Brain Research Bulletin. 75(2-4):398-404.

53. Piñon Maria Carmen, Tran Cong Tuoc, Ruth-Ashery Padan, Zoltán Molnár and Anastassia Stoykova (2008) Dissociation between area-specific cortical connectivity and early cortical gene expression gradients in the Pax6 cortex specific knock out mouse. J. Neurosci. 28(35):8723-8733.

54. Arnold, S.J., Huang, G., Cheung, A.F., Era, T., Nishikawa, S.I., Bikoff, E.K., Molnár, Z., Robertson, E.J., Groszer, M. (2008) The T-box transcription factor Eomes/Tbr2 regulates neurogenesis in the cortical subventricular zone. Genes and Development 22(18):2479-84.

55. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Paulsen O, Molnár Z (2008) Thalamocortical maturation in mice is influenced by both age and body weight. J. Comp Neurol, 511(3):415-420

56. Hoerder-Suabedissen A*, Wang WZ*, Lee S, Davies KE, Goffinet AM, Rakić S, Parnavelas J, Reim K, Nicolić M, Paulsen O, Molnár Z. (2009) Novel markers reveal subpopulations of subplate neurons in the murine cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 19(8):1738-50.

57. Piñon MC, Jethwa A, Jacobs E, Campagnoni A, Molnár Z (2009) Dynamic integration of subplate neurons into the cortical barrel field circuitry during postnatal development in the Golli-tau-eGFP (GTE) mouse. J Physiol. 587(Pt 9):1903-15.

58. Little G*, López-Bendito G*, Rϋnker A, Piñon M C, Chedotal A, Molnár Z*, Mitchell K* (2009) Sema6A controls the formation of the visual thalamic nucleus and its cortical connections. Manuscript in press PLoS Biology. 7(4):e98.

59. Stubbs D*, DeProto J*, Englund C, Nie K, Mahmud I, Hevner R, Molnár Z (2009) Neurovascular congruence during cerebral cortical development. Cerebral Cortex 19 Suppl 1:i32-41.

60. Tuoc TC, Radyushkin K, Tonchev AB, Piñon MC, Ashery-Padan R, Molnár Z, Davidoff MS, Stoykova A (2009) Selective Cortical Layering Abnormalities and Behavioral Deficits in Cortex-Specific Pax6cKO Mice. J. Neurosci. 29(26):8335-49.

61. Wang W-Z*, Oeschger F*, Lee S and Molnár Z (2009) High quality RNA from multiple brain regions simultaneously acquired by laser capture microdissection. BMC Molecular Biology 10(1):69.

62. Cheung AFP*, Kondo S*, Abdel-Mannan O, Chodroff RA, Sirey T, Bluy L, Webber N, DeProto J, Karlen SJ, Krubitzer L, Stolp H, Saunders N, Molnár Z (2010) The subventricular zone is the developmental milestone of a six-layered neocortex: Comparisons in Metatherian and Eutherian mammals. Cerebral Cortex. 19(8):1738-50.

63. Abdollahi MR, Morrison E, Sirey T, Molnár Z, Hayward BE, Carr IM, Springell K, Woods CG, Ahmed M, Hattingh L, Corry P, Pilz DT, Stoodley N, Crow Y, Taylor GR, Bonthron DT, Sheridan E. (2009) Mutation of the variant alpha-tubulin TUBA8 results in polymicrogyria with optic nerve hypoplasia. Am J Hum Genet. 85(5):737-44.

64. Zoltán Molnár and Richard E. Brown (2010) Insights into the life and work of Sir Charles Sherrington. Timeline. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 11(6):429-36.

65. Kim Y, Wang WZ, Comte I, Pastrana E, Tran PB, Brown J, Miller RJ, Doetsch F, Molnár Z, Szele FG. (2010) Dopamine stimulation of postnatal murine subventricular zone neurogenesis via the D3 receptor. J Neurochem. 114(3):750-60

66. Nie K, Molnár Z*, Szele FG* (2010) Proliferation but Not Migration Is Associated with Blood Vessels during Development of the Rostral Migratory Stream. Dev Neurosci. 32(3): 163-172.

67. Sottocornola R, Royer C, Vives V, Tordella L, Zhong S, Wang Y, Ratnayaka I, Shipman M, Cheung A, Gaston-Massuet C, Ferretti P, Molnár Z, Lu X. (2010) ASPP2 Binds Par-3 and Controls the Polarity and Proliferation of Neural Progenitors during CNS Development. Dev Cell. 19(1):126-37.

68. Chodroff RA, Goodstadt L, Sirey TM, Oliver PL, Davies KE, Green ED, Molnár Z*, Ponting CP*. (2010) Long noncoding RNA genes: conservation of sequence and brain expression among diverse amniotes. Genome Biol. 11(7):R72

69. Wang W.Z., Hoerder-Suabedissen A., Oeschger F.M., Bayatti N., Ip B.K., Lindsay S., Supramaniam V., Srinivasan L, Rutherford M., Møllgård K., Clowry G.J.* Molnár Z.* (2010) Subplate in the developing cortex of mouse and human. Journal of Anatomy. 217:368-380.

70. Clowry G., Molnár Z., Rakic P (2010) Renewed Focus on the Developing Human Neocortex. Journal of Anatomy 217:276-288.

71. Wang WZ, Oeschger FM, Montiel JF, García-Moreno F, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Krubitzer L, Ek CJ, Saunders N, Reim K, Villalón A, Molnár Z (2010) Comparative aspects of subplate zone studied with gene expression in sauropsids and mammals. Cerebral Cortex 21(10):2187-203.

72. Montiel JF, Wang W-Z, Oeschger F, García-Moreno F, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Tung W-L, Holm IE, Villalón A and Molnár Z (2010) "Hypothesis on the dual origin of the mammalian subplate zone". Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 5:25.

73. Neuwelt E.A., Bauer B, Fahlke C, Fricker G, Iadecola C, Janigro D, Leybaert L, Molnár Z, O’Donnell M, Povlishock J, Saunders N, Sharp F, Stanimirovic D, Watts R and Drewes L (2011) Engaging Neuroscience to Advance Translational Research in Brain Barrier Biology. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 12:169-182.

74. Molnár Z, Vasistha NA, Garcia-Moreno F. (2011) Hanging by the tail: progenitor populations proliferate. Nat Neurosci. 14(5):538-40.

75. Molnár Z. (2011) Evolution of Cerebral Cortical Development. Brain Behav Evol. 78(1):94-107.

76. Hoerder-Suabedissen, A. and Molnár, Z. (2011) The morphology of mouse subplate cells with identified projection targets changes with age. J. Comp. Neurol. 520(1):174-85.

77. Belgard TG, Marques AC, Oliver PL, Abaan HO, Sirey TM, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, García-Moreno F, Molnár Z*, Margulies EH*, Ponting CP*. (2011) A transcriptomic atlas of mouse neocortical layers. Neuron. 71(4):605-16. (*co-corresponding authors)

78. Oeschger FM, Wang WZ, Lee S, García-Moreno F, Goffinet AM, Arbonés ML, Rakic S, Molnár Z. (2011) Gene Expression Analysis of the Embryonic Subplate. Cereb Cortex. 22(6):1343-59.

79. Takayuki Nakagomi, Zoltán Molnár, Akiko Nakano-Doi, Akihiko Taguchi, Orie Saino, Masashi Takata, Shuji Kubo, Martijn Clausen, Hiroo Yoshikawa, Nami Nakagomi, Tomohiro Matsuyama (2011) Ischemia-Induced Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Pia Mater: Characterization and Contribution to Cortical Neurogenesis after Stroke. Stem Cells Dev. 20(12):2037-51.

80. Stolp HB, Turnquist C, Dziegielewska KM, Saunders NR, Anthony DC, Molnár Z. (2011) Reduced ventricular proliferation in the foetal cortex following maternal inflammation in the mouse. Brain. 134(Pt 11):3236-48.

81. Garcia-Moreno Fernando*, Navneet A Vasistha*, Nonata Trevia, James Bourne and Zoltán Molnár (2011) Compartmentalisation of cerebral cortical germinal zones in a lissencephalic primate and gyrencephalic rodent. Cerebral Cortex 22(2):482-92.

82. Lickiss T, Cheung AF, Hutchinson CE, Taylor JS, Molnár Z. (2012) Examining the relationship between early axon growth and transcription factor expression in the developing cerebral cortex. J Anat. 220(3):201-11.

83. Molnár Z, Clowry G. (2012) Cerebral cortical development in rodents and primates. Prog Brain Res. 195:45-70.

84. Nakagomi T, Molnár Z, Taguchi A, Nakano-Doi A, Lu S, Kasahara Y, Nakagomi N, Matsuyama T. (2012) Leptomeningeal-derived doublecortin-expressing cells in poststroke brain. Stem Cells Dev. 21(13):2350-4.

85. Blakey D, Wilson MC, Molnár Z (2012) Termination and initial branch formation of SNAP-25-deficient thalamocortical fibres in heterochronic organotypic co-cultures. Eur J Neurosci 35: 10. 1586-1594

86. Molnár Z, Garel S, López-Bendito G, Maness P, Price DJ (2012) Mechanisms controlling the guidance of thalamocortical axons through the embryonic forebrain. Eur J Neurosci 35: 10. 1573-1585

87. Grant E, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z (2012) Development of the corticothalamic projections. Front Neurosci 6: 05

88. Stolp H, Neuhaus A, Sundramoorthi R, Molnár Z (2012) The Long and the Short of it: Gene and Environment Interactions During Early Cortical Development and Consequences for Long-Term Neurological Disease. Front Psychiatry 3: 06

89. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z (2012) Morphology of mouse subplate cells with identified projection targets changes with age. J Comp Neurol 520: 1. 174-185

90. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z. (2013) Molecular Diversity of Early-Born Subplate Neurons. Cereb Cortex. 23(6):1473-83.

91. Kyriakopoulou V, Vatansever D, Elkommos S, Dawson S, McGuinness A, Allsop J, Molnár Z, Hajnal J, Rutherford M. (2014) Cortical Overgrowth in Fetuses With Isolated Ventriculomegaly. Cereb Cortex. 24(8):2141-50.

92. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Oeschger FM, Krishnan ML, Belgard TG, Wang WZ, Lee S, Webber C, Petretto E, Edwards AD, Molnár Z. (2013) Expression profiling of mouse subplate reveals a dynamic gene network and disease association with autism and schizophrenia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(9):3555-60.

93. T Grant Belgard TG, Juan F Montiel JF, Wang W-Z, García-Moreno F, Margulies E, Ponting CP*, Molnár Z* (2013) Adult pallium transcriptomes surprise in not reflecting predicted homologies across diverse chicken and mouse pallial sectors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110 (32), 13150-13155.

94. Montiel JF and Molnár Z (2013) The impact of gene expression analysis on evolving views on avian brain organization. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 521 (16), 3604-3613.

95. Saurat NG, Andersson T, Vasistha NA, Molnár Z and Livesey FJ (2013) Dicer is required for neural stem cell multipotency and lineage progression during cerebral cortex development. Neural Development. 8(1):14.

96. Molnár Z, Pollen A (2014) How unique is the human neocortex? Development 141(1):11-16.

97. García-Moreno F, Vasistha NA, Begbie J, Molnár Z. (2014) CLoNe is a new method to target single progenitors and study their progeny in mouse and chick. Development. 141(7):1589-98.

98. Molnár Z, Kaas JH, de Carlos JA, Hevner RF, Lein E, Němec P. (2014) Evolution and development of the mammalian cerebral cortex. Brain Behav Evol. 83(2):126-39.

99. Pedraza M, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Albert-Maestro MA, Molnár Z, De Carlos JA. (2014) Extracortical origin of some murine subplate cell populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 111(23):8613-8.

100. Vasistha NA, García-Moreno F, Arora S, Cheung AF, Arnold SJ, Robertson EJ, Molnár Z. (2014) Cortical and Clonal Contribution of Tbr2 Expressing Progenitors in the Developing Mouse Brain. Cereb Cortex. 25(10):3290-302.

101. Turnquist C, Wang Y, Severson DT, Zhong S, Sun B, Ma J, Constaninescu SN, Ansorge O, Stolp HB, Molnár Z, Szele FG, Lu X. (2014) STAT1-induced ASPP2 transcription identifies a link between neuroinflammation, cell polarity, and tumor suppression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(27):9834-9.

102. Moore JM, Oliver PL, Finelli MJ, Lee S, Lickiss T, Molnár Z, Davies KE. (2014) Laf4/Aff3, a gene involved in intellectual disability, is required for cellular migration in the mouse cerebral cortex. PLoS One. 9(8):e105933.

103. Oliver PL, Chodroff RA, Gosal A, Edwards B, Cheung AF, Gomez-Rodriguez J, Elliot G, Garrett LJ, Lickiss T, Szele F, Green ED, Molnár Z*, Ponting CP*. (2014) Disruption of Visc-2, a Brain-Expressed Conserved Long Noncoding RNA, Does Not Elicit an Overt Anatomical or Behavioral Phenotype. Cereb Cortex. 25(10):3572-85.

104. Okusa C, Oeschger F, Ginet V, Wang WZ, Hoerder‐Suabedissen A, Matsuyama T, Truttmann AC, Molnár Z (2014) Subplate in a rat model of preterm hypoxia–ischemia. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 1 (9), 679-691

105. Stolp HB, Molnár Z (2015) Neurogenic niches in the brain: help and hindrance of the barrier systems. Front Neurosci. 9:20.

106. Shinichi Kondo, Hannah Al-Hasani, Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen, Wei Zhi Wang, and Zoltán Molnár (2015) Secretory function in subplate neurons during cortical development. Front Neurosci. 9:100.

107. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z (2015) Development, evolution and pathology of cortical subplate neurons. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 16(3):133-46.

108. Chang BS, Molnár Z. (2015) Practical neuroanatomy teaching in the 21st century. Ann Neurol. 77(6):911-6.

109. Srivatsa S, Parthasarathy S, Molnár Z, Tarabykin V. (2015) Sip1 downstream Effector ninein controls neocortical axonal growth, ipsilateral branching, and microtubule growth and stability. Neuron. 85(5):998-1012.

110. Montiel JF, Vasistha N, Garcia-Moreno F, Molnár Z (2016) From Sauropsids to mammals and back: new approaches to comparative cortical development. Journal of Comparative Neurology 524(3):630-45.

111. García-Moreno F, Molnár Z. (2015) Subset of early radial glial progenitors that contribute to the development of callosal neurons is absent from avian brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112(36):E5058-67.

112. Abe P, Molnár Z, Tzeng J-S, Lai D-M, Arnold S.J, Stumm R (2015) Intermediate Progenitors Facilitate Intracortical Progression of Thalamocortical Axons and Interneurons through CXCL12 Chemokine Signaling. J. Neurosci. 35(38):13053-63.

113. Grant E, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z (2016) The regulation of corticofugal fibre targeting by retinal inputs. Cereb Cortex. 26(3):1336-48.

114. Marques-Smith A, Lyngholm D, Kristin-Kauffman A, Stacey A J, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Becker E B E, Wilson M C, Molnár Z, Butt SJB (2016) The involvement of a transient interneuron circuit in early postnatal thalamocortical synaptic integration. Neuron 89(3):536-549.

115. Bakken TE, Miller JA, Ding S-L, Sunkin SM, Smith KA, Ng L, Szafer A, Dalley RA, Royall JJ, Lemon T, Shapouri S, Aiona K, Arnold J, Bennett JL, Bertagnolli D, Bickley K, Boe A, Brouner K, Butler S, Byrnes E, Caldejon S, Carey A, Cate S, Chapin M, Chen J, Dee N, Desta T, Dolbeare TA, Dotson N, Ebbert A, Fulfs E, Gee G, Gilbert TL, Goldy J, Gourley L, Gregor B, Gu G, Hall J, Haradon Z, Haynor DR, Hejazinia N, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Howard R, Jochim J, Kinnunen M, Kriedberg A, Kuan CL, Lau C, Lee C-K, Lee F, Luong L, Mastan N, May R, Melchor J, Mosqueda N, Mott E, Ngo K, Nyhus J, Oldre A, Olson E, Parente J, Parker PD, Parry S, Pendergraft J, Potekhina L, Reding M, Riley ZL, Roberts T, Rogers B, Roll K, Rosen D, Sandman D, Sarreal M, Shapovalova N, Shi S, Sjoquist N, Sodt AJ, Townsend R, Velasquez L, Wagley U, Wakeman WB, White C, Bennett C, Wu J, Young R, Youngstrom BL, Wohnoutka P, Gibbs RA, Rogers J, Hohmann JG, Hawrylycz MJ, Hevner RF, Molnár Z, Phillips JW, Dang C, Jones AR, Amaral DG, Bernard A, Lein ES (2016) A comprehensive transcriptional map of primate brain development. Nature, 535(7612):367-375.

116. Martinez-Garay I, Gil-Sanz C , Franco SJ , Espinosa A , Molnár Z , Mueller U (2016) Cadherin2/4-signaling via PTP1B and catenins is critical for nucleokinesis during radial neuronal migration in the neocortex. Development, dev. 132456

117. Martinez-Garay I, Guidi LG, Holloway ZG, Bailey MAG, Lyngholm D, Schneider T, Donnison T, Butt SJB, Monaco AP*, Molnár Z*, Velayos-Baeza A* (2017) Normal radial migration and lamination are maintained in dyslexia-susceptibility candidate gene homolog Kiaa0319 knockout mice. Brain Structure and Function 222(3):1367-1384. (* co-corresponding authors)

118. Cheng J, Sahani S, Hausrat TJ, Yang JW, Ji H, Schmarowski N, Endle H, Liu X, Li Y, Böttche R, Radyushkin K, Maric HM, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z, Prouvot PH, Trimbuch T, Ninnemann O, Huai J, Fan W, Visentin B, Sabbadini R, Strømgaard K, Stroh A, Luhmann HJ, Kneussel M, Nitsch R, Vogt J. (2016) Precise Somatotopic Thalamocortical Axon Guidance Depends on LPA-Mediated PRG-2/Radixin Signaling. Neuron. 92(1):126-142.

119. Sacilotto N, Chouliaras KM, Nikitenko LL, Lu YW, Fritzsche M, Wallace MD, Nornes S, García-Moreno F, Payne S, Bridges E, Liu K, Biggs D, Ratnayaka I, Herbert SP, Molnár Z, Harris AL, Davies B, Bond GL, Bou-Gharios G, Schwarz JJ, De Val S. (2016) MEF2 transcription factors are key regulators of sprouting angiogenesis. Genes Dev. 30(20):2297-2309

120. Zoltán Molnár, Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen (2016) Regional scattering of primate subplate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(35):9676-9678

121. Askew K, Li K, Olmos-Alonso A, Garcia-Moreno F, Liang Y, Richardson P, Tipton T, Chapman MA, Riecken K, Beccari S, Sierra A, Molnár Z, Cragg MS, Garaschuk O, Perry VH, Gomez-Nicola D. (2017) Coupled Proliferation and Apoptosis Maintain the Rapid Turnover of Microglia in the Adult Brain. Cell Reports. 18(2):391-405.

122. Diggle PC, Martinez-Garay I, Molnar Z, Brinkworth MH, White E, Fowler E, Hughes R, Hayward BE, Carr IM, Watson CM, Crinnion L, Asipu A, Woodman B, Coletta PL, Markham AF, Dear TN, Bonthron DT, Peckham M, Morrison EE, Sheridan E (2017) A tubulin alpha 8 mouse knockout model indicates a likely role in spermatogenesis but not in brain development. PloS one 12: 4. 04.

123. Franquinho F, Nogueira-Rodrigues J, Duarte JM, Esteves SS, Carter-Su C, Monaco AP, Molnár Z, Velayos-Baeza A, Brites P, Sousa MM (2017) The Dyslexia-susceptibility Protein KIAA0319 Inhibits Axon Growth Through Smad2 Signaling. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y) 27:1732-1747.

124. Lein ES, Belgard TG, Hawrylycz M, Molnár Z. (2017) Transcriptomic Perspectives on Neocortical Structure, Development, Evolution, and Disease. Annu Rev Neurosci. 40:629-652.

125. Guidi LG, Mattley J, Martinez-Garay I, Monaco AP, Linden JF, Velayos-Baeza A, Molnár Z. (2017) Knockout Mice for Dyslexia Susceptibility Gene Homologs KIAA0319 and KIAA0319L have Unaffected Neuronal Migration but Display Abnormal Auditory Processing. Cereb Cortex. 27(12):5831-5845.

126. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, Fernando García-Moreno, Maria Antonietta Tosches, András Csillag, Paul R Manger, Zoltán Molnár (2017) Update on forebrain evolution: From neurogenesis to thermogenesis. Seminars in cell & developmental biology Oct.

127. Richard E Brown, Zoltán Molnár, Ludmila Filaretova, Mikhail Ostrovsky, Marco Piccolino, Lorenzo Lorusso (2017) The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Pavlov Physiological Society. Physiology (Bethesda, Md.) 32: 6. 402-407.

128. Lancelot J Millar, Lei Shi, Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen, Zoltán Molnár (2017) Neonatal Hypoxia Ischaemia: Mechanisms, Models, and Therapeutic Challenges. Frontiers in cellular neuroscience 11:05.

129. Evelyn McClendon, Daniel C Shaver, Kiera Degener-O'Brien, Xi Gong, Thuan Nguyen, Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen, Zoltán Molnár, Claudia Mohr, Ben D Richardson, David J Rossi, Stephen A Back (2017) Transient Hypoxemia Chronically Disrupts Maturation of Preterm Fetal Ovine Subplate Neuron Arborization and Activity. The Journal of neuroscience. 37: 49.11912-11929.

130. García-Moreno F, Anderton E, Jankowska M, Begbie J, Manuel Encinas J, Irimia M, Molnár Z (2018) Absence of Tangentially Migrating Glutamatergic Neurons in the Developing Avian Brain. Cell Reports 22, 96–109

131. Noemi Picco, Fernando García-Moreno, Philip K Maini, Thomas E Woolley, Zoltán Molnár (2018) Mathematical Modeling of Cortical Neurogenesis Reveals that the Founder Population does not Necessarily Scale with Neurogenic Output. Cerebral cortex 28(7):2540-2550

132. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Hayashi S, Upton L, Nolan Z, Casas-Torremocha D, Grant E, Viswanathan S, Kanold PO, Clasca F, Kim Y, Molnár Z. (2018) Subset of Cortical Layer 6b Neurons Selectively Innervates Higher Order Thalamic Nuclei in Mice. Cereb Cortex. 28(5):1882-1897.

133. Molnár Z. (2019) Cortical layer with no known function. Eur J Neurosci. 49(7):957-963.

134. Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Korrell KV, Hayashi S, Jeans A, Ramirez DMO, Grant E, Christian HC, Kavalali ET, Wilson MC, Molnár Z. (2018) Cell-Specific Loss of SNAP25 from Cortical Projection Neurons Allows Normal Development but Causes Subsequent Neurodegeneration. Cereb Cortex. 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy127. [Epub ahead of print]]

135. Guidi LG, Holloway ZG, Arnoult C, Ray PF, Monaco AP, Molnár Z*, Velayos-Baeza A* (co-corresponding author). AU040320 deficiency leads to disruption of acrosome biogenesis and infertility in homozygous mutant mice. Sci Rep. 8(1):10379.

136. Lorusso L, Piccolino M, Motta S, Gasparello A, Barbara JG, Bossi-Régnier L, Shepherd GM, Swanson L, Magistretti P, Everitt B, Molnár Z, Brown RE. (2018) Neuroscience without borders: Preserving the history of neuroscience. Eur J Neurosci. 48(5):2099-2109.

137. Guidi LG, Velayos-Baeza A, Martinez-Garay I, Monaco AP, Paracchini S, Bishop DVM, Molnár Z. (2018) The neuronal migration hypothesis of dyslexia: A critical evaluation 30 years on. Eur J Neurosci. 48(10):3212-3233.

138. Swiegers J, Bhagwandin A, Sherwood CC, Bertelsen MF, Maseko BC, Hemingway J, Rockland KS, Molnár Z, Manger PR. (2019) The distribution, number, and certain neurochemical identities of infracortical white matter neurons in a lar gibbon (Hylobates lar) brain. J Comp Neurol. 527(10):1633-1653.

139. Rueda-Alaña E, Martínez-Garay I, Encinas JM, Molnár Z, García-Moreno F. (2018) Dbx1-Derived Pyramidal Neurons Are Generated Locally in the Developing Murine Neocortex. Front Neurosci. 12:792.

140. Maclachlan C, Sahlender DA, Hayashi S, Molnár Z, Knott G. (2018) Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy of Fluorescently Labeled Axons Without Using Near Infra-Red Branding. Front Neuroanat. 12:88.

141. Boon J, Clarke E, Kessaris N, Goffinet A, Molnár Z, Hoerder-Suabedissen A. (2019) Long-range projections from sparse populations of GABAergic neurons in murine subplate. J Comp Neurol. 527(10):1610-1620.

142. Adorjan I, Tyler T, Bhaduri A, Demharter S, Finszter CK, Bako M, Sebok OM, Nowakowski TJ, Khodosevich K, Møllgård K, Kriegstein AR, Shi L, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Ansorge O, Molnár Z. (2019) Neuroserpin expression during human brain development and in adult brain revealed by immunohistochemistry and single cell RNA sequencing. J Anat. doi: 10.1111/joa.12931. [Epub ahead of print]

143. Gilbert-Jaramillo J, Garcez P, James W, Molnár Z, Clarke K. (2019) The potential contribution of impaired brain glucose metabolism to congenital Zika syndrome. J Anat. 2019 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/joa.12959. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

144. Korrell KV, Disser J, Parley K, Vadisiute A, Requena-Komuro MC, Fodder H, Pollart C, Knott G, Molnár Z, Hoerder-Suabedissen A. (2019) Differential effect on myelination through abolition of activity-dependent synaptic vesicle release or reduction of overall electrical activity of selected cortical projections in the mouse. J Anat. 2019 Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/joa.12974. [Epub ahead of print]

145. De Carlos JA, Molnár Z. (2019) Cajal's interactions with Sherrington and The Croonian Lecture. Anat Rec (Hoboken). doi: 10.1002/ar.24189. [Epub ahead of print]

146. Picco N, Hippenmeyer S, Rodarte J, Streicher C, Molnár Z, Maini PK, Woolley TE. (2019) A mathematical insight into cell labelling experiments for clonal analysis. J Anat. 2019 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/joa.13001. [Epub ahead of print]


1. Antal M et al. (1991) The path forward in Hungarian neuroscience. Trends in Neurosci 14:185-187.

2. Molnár Z (1997) Development of the cerebral Cortex. Novartis Foundation Bulletin 47: 4-5.

3. Butler A and Molnár Z (1998) Development and evolution in nervous systems: development and evolution of ideas. Trends in Neurosci 21: 177-178.

4. Molnár Z and Clarke PGH (2001) Cerebral Beginnings: Mechanisms of cortical development. (book review) Trends in Neurosci 24: 361.

5. Molnár Z (2005) A Neuroanatomist at Oxford: Thomas Willis 1621-1675 (Talking Head, Student Magazine of St John’s College Oxford).

6. Molnár Z (2005) Thomas Willis. History of World Neuroscience – IBRO. http://www.ibro.org/secondary/sciissues/index.htm

7. Molnár Z, Butler AB, Donkelaar HJt, Medina L, Puelles L (2005) Introduction to the Proceedings of the Forth European Conference on Comparative Neurology: Evolution and Development of Nervous Systems. Brain Res. Bul. 66(4-6):269

8. Molnár Z and Goffinet AM (2006) Foreword to “Reviews on molecular and cellular basis of cortical development”(CONCORDE). Eur. J. Neurosci. 23: 845-846.

9. Molnár Z and Molnár E (2006) Calcium and NeuroD2 control the development of thalamocortical communication. Neuron 49(5):639-42 (Preview)

10. Hanashima C, Molnár Z, Fishell G (2006) Building bridges to the cortex. Cell 125:8-10. (Preview)

11. Ten Donkelaar HJ, Vernier P, Wullimann M, Molnár Z. (2008) Introduction to the Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology: Evolution and the generation of novelties in the nervous system. Brain Res Bull. 75(2-4):189-90.

12. Cowry G. and Molnár Z (2010) Editorial Introduction. Development of the Human Neocortex. J. Anatomy. (introduction to the special issue of Journal of Anatomy. On Human Cortical Development, editors Clowry & Molnár).

13. Molnár Z (2010) Evolution of Brain Development. In Phenotype Magazine of the Oxford Biochemical Society 7:8-10.
14. Molnár Z, Taylor JS. (2010) Shining a spotlight on headaches. Nat Neurosci. 13(2):150-1 (News and Views).

15. Molnár Z (2011) The need for research on human brain development. Brain 134: 2177-2185. Book Review on: The Human Brain Prenatal Development and Structure. By Migues Marín-Padilla (2011) Springer.

16. Molnár Z, Belgard TG. (2012) Transcriptional profiling of layers of the primate cerebral cortex. Neuron. 73(6):1053-5.

17. Molnár Z, Rutherford M. (2013) Brain maturation after preterm birth. Sci Transl Med. 5(168):168ps2.

18. Molnár Z, Butt SJB (2013) Best-laid schemes for interneuron origin of mice and men. Nature neuroscience 16(11):1512-1514

19. Molnár Z , Kennedy S (2016) Neurodevelopmental disorders: Risks of Zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy Nature Reviews Neurology 12(6):315-6.

20. Molnár Z, Hoerder-Suabedissen A (2016) Areal scattering of the primate subplate. PNAS 113(35):9676-8.

21. Molnár Z. (2018) Cortical layer with no known function. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 May 28. doi: 10.1111/ejn.13978.


1. Blakemore C and Molnár Z (1990) Factors involved in the establishment of specific interconnections between thalamus and cerebral cortex. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 55:491-504

2. Molnár Z and Blakemore C (1995) Guidance of thalamocortical innervation. In The development of the cerebral cortex . Wiley, Chichester (Ciba Found Symp 193), 127-149

3. Krubitzer L, Huffmann K and Molnár Z (1999) Constructing the neocortex: influences on the pattern of organization in mammals. Brain and Mind: Evolutionary Perspectives Eds M.S. Gazzaniga and J.S. Altman HFSP, Strasbourg. 19-34.

4. Molnár Z and Hannan A (2000) Development of thalamocortical projections in normal and mutant mice. In Results and Problemas in Cell Differentiation, Vol. 30 Mouse Brain Development, Eds A. Goffinet and P. Rakic Springer-Verlag, p 293-332.

5. Molnár Z (2000) Conserved developmental algorithms during thalamocortical circuit formation in mammals and reptiles. In Evolutionary developmental biology of the cerebral cortex Wiley, Chichester (Novartis Found Symp 228) Ed: G. Bock pp 148-172.

6. Molnár Z, Higashi S, Adams R and Toyama K (2000) Earliest thalamocortical interactions. In Plasticity of Adult Barrel Cortex. Ed. M. Kossut. F.P. Graham Publishing Co., Johnson City, TN p45-77.

7. Knott G and Molnár Z (2000) Cells of the nervous system. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Macmillan Magazines Ltd, London. http://els.net A31- Published Online : 19 APR 2001, DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000031

8. Molnár Z, Blakey D, Bystron I, Carney R, (2006) Tract-tracing in developing systems and in post-mortem human material. Neuroanatomical Tract-Tracing 3: Molecules - Neurons – Systems, Springer/Kluwer/Plenum, NY, (Editors: L Zaborszky, FG Wouterlood, JL Lanciego). Chapter 12:336-393.

9. Molnár Z, López-Bendito G, Blakey D, Thompson A, Higashi S (2006) Earliest Thalamocortical Interactions: Development and Plasticity in Sensory Thalamus and Cortex. Springer, NY (Editors: R. Erzurumlu, W. Guido, Z. Molnár). Chapter 4, pp54-78.

10. Molnár Z, Tavare A, Cheung AFP (2006) The origin of neocortex: lessons from comparative embryology. Evolution of Nervous System, Vol. 3: 13-26.: The evolution of Nervous Systems in Mammals, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, Eds: Kaas JH. and Krubitzer LA

11. Hoerder A, Molnár Z (2007) Principles of cerebral cortical development. Chapter (9) for the The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry – Jacoby, Dening, Thomas, Oppenheimer (editors) pp 136-143.

12. Zoltán Molnár, Anna Hoerder, Wei Zhi Wang, Jamin DeProto, Kay Davies, Sheena Lee, Ole Paulsen, Maria Carmen Piñon, Amanda F.P. Cheung (2007) Genes involved in the formation of the earliest cortical circuits. In Cortical Development: Genes and Genetic Abnormalities. Novartis Foundation Symposium 288. Editors: Gregory Bock and Jamie Goode pp212-229. discussion 224-9, 276-81

13. Alexander A. Pollen, Amanda F.P. Cheung, Zoltán Molnár (2009) Embryological development and evolution of cortex in amniotes. Brain Evolution for the new Springer Encyclopedic Reference of Neuroscience – Editor Professor Ann B. Butler (1165-1172).

14. Editing Chapter 14 on Development of the nervous system for Gray’s Anatomy (for the 40th edition). Editor-in-Chief: Susan Standring

15. Molnár Z, Szele F.G, Vercelli A (2009) Forebrain neurogenic compartments and cortical neurogenesis: Comparative aspects. Postnatal and Adult Neurogenesis, 2009: 193-213 (editor Bonfanti, L) Research Signpost Kerala, India ISBN: 978-81-308-0283-1.

16. Molnár Z, Wang W-Z, Piñon MC, Blakey D, Kondo S, Oeschger F, Hoerder-Saubedissen A (2010) Subplate and the formation of the earliest cerebral cortical circuits. Chapter in: Feldmeyer D, Lübke JHR (2010) New Aspects of Axonal Structure and Function. pp 19-31. ISBN 978-1-4419-1675-4 DOI, 10.1007/978-1-4419-1676-1. Springer New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London

17. Molnár Z (2012) Cortical columns. Chapter 137. In Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain: Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience, Volume 3. “Editor-in-Chiefs”: Pasko Rakic and John Rubenstein

18. Martínez-Garay I, García-Moreno F, Vasistha N, Marques-Smith A, Molnár Z (2015) In utero electroporation methods in the study of cerebral cortical development. In: Prenatal & Postnatal Determinants of Brain Development, Editor: Professor David W Walker.

19. Molnár Z and Price DJ (2015) Brain Development. In: Kaufman’s Atlas of Mouse Development Supplement. Editor: Gillian Morriss-Kay.


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Mapping gene expression in layers of mouse brain

New Theories on the Origin of Cerebral Cortical Convolutions

History of Medical Sciences Website

Spanish Society of Neuroscience – blog on the historic work on Sherrington and Le Gros Clark: http://blog.senc.es/manteniendo-viva-la-historia-de-la-neurocienci/

Cognitive impairment in premature babies not permanent
New Scientist online, 18/01/2013, Douglas Heaven, The learning difficulties that can result from premature birth may not be inevitable, according to two independent but complementary studies. Together, the studies suggest that the relatively small cerebral cortex seen in many preterm babies contains a normal number of neurons despite its size – and that these neurons could be nurtured back to health with the right postnatal care. Article includes comment from Zoltán Molnár of the University of Oxford.

Subplate cells express susceptibility genes for schizophrenia and autism: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130211162223.htm

Exhibition: 'Revelaing the Brain'

BBC: Professor Zoltán Molnár features in BBC programme 'How the NHS Changed our World'

Mathematical modelling of cerebral cortical neurogenesis, joint project between St John's College, Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology and Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. News releases Neuroscience news, The Daily Galaxy, Eurekalert, Medicalexpress, Techexplorists.

Taste and Smell Workshop at DPAG and St John's College Research Centre by Professor Laura López-Mascaraque (Cajal Institute Madrid) organised by the Cortex Club and Molnár Lab.

Major differences in early brain development between mammals and birds were revealed by Fernando Garcia-Moreno and colleagues that could explain the origin of mammalian cerebral cortex (news idem from DPAG).

Brain Diaries Exhibition Opened at Natural History Museum on 10th March 2017 and shall be open until 1st January 2018. OX Magazine published an interview with Zoltán Molnár about what we can expect from the exhibition and why it is well worth a visit.

Oxford University deploying three research projects to fight Zika virus. Research has been funded by the UK Government through Globa Challenges Research Fund and Newton Fund and by the Wellcome Trust.

The latest investigations on the development of the dorsal forebrain in chick and mouse embryos showed a delay in the neurogenic properties of a subset of mammalian but not avian progenitors and could be responsible for the evolutionary origin of the corpus callosum. Link to paper and to HFSP news release.


Editor of History of Medicine Oxford Website: https://history.medsci.ox.ac.uk

Organiser of History of Medicine Seminar Series, University of Oxford: https://history.medsci.ox.ac.uk/seminars/history-of-medical-sciences-seminar-series

Molnár Z (2004) Thomas Willis (1621-1675), the founder of clinical neuroscience. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 5(4):329-35.

Zoltán Molnár and Richard E. Brown (2010) Insights into the life and work of Sir Charles Sherrington. Timeline. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 11(6):429-36.

Richard E Brown, Zoltán Molnár, Ludmila Filaretova, Mikhail Ostrovsky, Marco Piccolino, Lorenzo Lorusso (2017) The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Pavlov Physiological Society. Physiology (Bethesda, Md.) 32: 6. 402-407.


Editor of Neuroanatomy Practical Booklet, University of Oxford (since 2000 - present).

Editor of Computer Assisted Learning Program Webpages for 10 neuroanatomy practicals.

Gross structure of the CNS

The skull, meninges, blood supply and subarachnoid cisterns of the brain

The Peripheral Nervous System and Spinal Cord

Somatosensory and Pain Pathways from the Body and Face

Cranial nerves

The Eye The Ear

Descending motor pathways

The Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia

The Thalamus and Cortex

The Limbic System, Olfaction and Taste

Editor of Computer Assisted Learning Program Webpages for 2 Clinical Anatomy practicals.

Nose and nasopharynx


Mouth and tongue

Jaw and chewing


Editing Chapter 14 on Development of the nervous system for Gray’s Anatomy (for the 40th, 41st and 42nd editions). Editor-in-Chief: Susan Standring

Chang BS, Molnár Z. (2015) Practical neuroanatomy teaching in the 21st century. Ann Neurol. 77(6):911-6.

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