Selected Publications :
Sadino JS and Donaldson ZR. Prairie voles as a model for understanding the genetic and epigenetic regulation of attachment behaviors. ACS Chemical Biology. 2018 March 7. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.7b00475.
Temple, JA and Donaldson ZR. The oxytocin system: single gene effects on social behavior across the species spectrum. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. In press.
Gould TD, Georgiou P, Brenner LA, Brundin L, Can A, Courtet P, Donaldson ZR, Dwivedi Y, Guillaume S, Gottesman II, Kanekar S. Animal models to improve our understanding and treatment of suicidal behavior. Translational psychiatry. 2017 Apr;7(4):e1092.
Donaldson ZR, Young LJ. The Neurobiology and Genetics of Affiliation and Social Bonding in Animal Models. Animal Models of Behavior Genetics. 2016:102.
Donaldson ZR, le Francois B, Santos TL, Almli LM, Boldrini M, Champagne FA, Arango V, Mann JJ, Stockmeier CA, Galfalvy H, Albert PR, Ressler KJ, Hen R. The functional serotonin 1a receptor promoter polymorphism, rs6295, is associated with psychiatric illness and differences in transcription. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 1;6e746. doi:10.1038/tp.2015.226. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Hen R. From psychiatric disorders to animal models: a bidirectional and dimensional approach. Biological Psychiatry. 2015; 77(1):15-21. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Piel DA, Santos TL, Richardson-Jones J, Leonardo ED, Beck SG, Champagne FA, Hen R. Developmental effects of serotonin 1A autoreceptors on anxiety and social behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014; 39(2):291-302. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Young LJ. The relative contribution of proximal 5' flanking sequence and microsatellite variation on brain vasopressin 1a receptor (Avpr1a) gene expression and behavior. PLoS genetics. 2013; 9(8):e1003729. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Nautiyal KM, Ahmari SE, Hen R. Genetic approaches for understanding the role of serotonin receptors in mood and behavior. Current opinion in neurobiology. 2013; 23(3):399-406. [pdf]
Hopkins WD, Donaldson ZR, Young LJ. A polymorphic indel containing the RS3 microsatellite in the 5' flanking region of the vasopressin V1a receptor gene is associated with chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) personality. Genes, brain, and behavior. 2012; 11(5):552-8. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Spiegel L, Young LJ. Central vasopressin V1a receptor activation is independently necessary for both partner preference formation and expression in socially monogamous male prairie voles. Behavioral neuroscience. 2010; 124(1):159-63. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Yang SH, Chan AW, Young LJ. Production of germline transgenic prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) using lentiviral vectors. Biology of reproduction. 2009; 81(6):1189-95. [pdf]
Donaldson ZR, Young LJ. Oxytocin, vasopressin, and the neurogenetics of sociality. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2008; 322(5903):900-4. [pdf]