Jeff Donlea

Jeffrey Michael Donlea

Associate Professor, Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles

(310) 206-7586


  1. Weiss JT, Blundell MZ, Singh P, Donlea JM. Sleep deprivation drives brain-wide changes in cholinergic presynapse abundance in Drosophila melanogaster.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2024.
  2. Singh P, Aleman A, Omoto JJ, Nguyen BC, Kandimalla P, Hartenstein V, Donlea JM. Examining Sleep Modulation by Drosophila Ellipsoid Body Neurons.. eNeuro, 2023.
  3. Poe GR, Donlea JM. Sleep sculpts circuits in every species studied.. Cell, 2023.
  4. Yano J, Nave C, Larratt K, Honey P, Jingco C, Roberts M, Trotter D, He X, Elezi G, Whitelegge JP, Wasserman S, Donlea JM. Elevated sleep need in a stress-resilient Drosophila species.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  5. Knapp EM, Kaiser A, Arnold RC, Sampson MM, Ruppert M, Xu L, Anderson MI, Bonanno SL, Scholz H, Donlea JM, Krantz DE. Mutation of the Drosophila melanogaster serotonin transporter dSERT impacts sleep, courtship, and feeding behaviors.. PLoS genetics, 2022.
  6. Weiss JT, Donlea JM. Roles for Sleep in Neural and Behavioral Plasticity: Reviewing Variation in the Consequences of Sleep Loss.. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 2022.
  7. Weiss JT, Donlea JM. Sleep deprivation results in diverse patterns of synaptic scaling across the Drosophila mushroom bodies.. Current biology : CB, 2021.
  8. Singh P, Donlea JM. Bidirectional Regulation of Sleep and Synapse Pruning after Neural Injury.. Current biology : CB, 2020.
  9. Omoto JJ, Nguyen BM, Kandimalla P, Lovick JK, Donlea JM, Hartenstein V. Neuronal Constituents and Putative Interactions Within the Drosophila Ellipsoid Body Neuropil.. Frontiers in neural circuits, 2018.
  10. Colwell CS, Donlea J. Temporal Coding of Sleep.. Cell, 2018.
  11. Donlea JM. Roles for sleep in memory: insights from the fly.. Current opinion in neurobiology, 2018.
  12. Donlea JM, Pimentel D, Talbot CB, Kempf A, Omoto JJ, Hartenstein V, Miesenböck G. Recurrent Circuitry for Balancing Sleep Need and Sleep.. Neuron, 2018.
  13. Donlea JM. Neuronal and molecular mechanisms of sleep homeostasis.. Current opinion in insect science, 2017.
  14. Donlea JM, Alam MN, Szymusiak R. Neuronal substrates of sleep homeostasis; lessons from flies, rats and mice.. Current opinion in neurobiology, 2017.
  15. Dissel S, Klose M, Donlea J, Cao L, English D, Winsky-Sommerer R, van Swinderen B, Shaw PJ. Enhanced sleep reverses memory deficits and underlying pathology in Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease.. Neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, 2016.
  16. Pimentel D, Donlea JM, Talbot CB, Song SM, Thurston AJF, Miesenböck G. Operation of a homeostatic sleep switch.. Nature, 2016.
  17. Dissel S, Angadi V, Kirszenblat L, Suzuki Y, Donlea J, Klose M, Koch Z, English D, Winsky-Sommerer R, van Swinderen B, Shaw PJ. Sleep restores behavioral plasticity to Drosophila mutants.. Current biology : CB, 2015.
  18. Donlea JM, Ramanan N, Silverman N, Shaw PJ. Genetic rescue of functional senescence in synaptic and behavioral plasticity.. Sleep, 2014.
  19. Donlea JM, Pimentel D, Miesenböck G. Neuronal Machinery of Sleep Homeostasis in Drosophila.. Neuron, 2014.
  20. Donlea JM, Pimentel D, Miesenböck G. Neuronal machinery of sleep homeostasis in Drosophila.. Neuron, 2014.
  21. Donlea J, Leahy A, Thimgan MS, Suzuki Y, Hughson BN, Sokolowski MB, Shaw PJ. Foraging alters resilience/vulnerability to sleep disruption and starvation in Drosophila.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2012.
  22. Donlea JM, Thimgan MS, Suzuki Y, Gottschalk L, Shaw PJ. Inducing sleep by remote control facilitates memory consolidation in Drosophila.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2011.
  23. Seugnet L, Suzuki Y, Donlea JM, Gottschalk L, Shaw PJ. Sleep deprivation during early-adult development results in long-lasting learning deficits in adult Drosophila.. Sleep, 2011.
  24. Donlea JM, Shaw PJ. Sleeping together using social interactions to understand the role of sleep in plasticity.. Advances in genetics, 2010.
  25. Seugnet L, Suzuki Y, Thimgan M, Donlea J, Gimbel SI, Gottschalk L, Duntley SP, Shaw PJ. Identifying sleep regulatory genes using a Drosophila model of insomnia.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2009.
  26. Donlea JM, Ramanan N, Shaw PJ. Use-dependent plasticity in clock neurons regulates sleep need in Drosophila.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2009.
  27. Ganguly-Fitzgerald I, Donlea J, Shaw PJ. Waking experience affects sleep need in Drosophila.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2006.