Orkun Akin*

Orkun Akin

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles


  1. Bajar BT, Phi NT, Randhawa H, Akin O. Developmental neural activity requires neuron-astrocyte interactions.. Developmental neurobiology, 2022.
  2. Bajar BT, Phi NT, Isaacman-Beck J, Reichl J, Randhawa H, Akin O. A discrete neuronal population coordinates brain-wide developmental activity.. Nature, 2022.
  3. Akin O, Zipursky SL. Activity regulates brain development in the fly.. Current opinion in genetics & development, 2020.
  4. Akin O, Bajar BT, Keles MF, Frye MA, Zipursky SL. Cell-type-Specific Patterned Stimulus-Independent Neuronal Activity in the Drosophila Visual System during Synapse Formation.. Neuron, 2019.
  5. Bieling P, Hansen SD, Akin O, Li TD, Hayden CC, Fletcher DA, Mullins RD. WH2 and proline-rich domains of WASP-family proteins collaborate to accelerate actin filament elongation.. The EMBO journal, 2017.
  6. Akin O, Zipursky SL. Frazzled promotes growth cone attachment at the source of a Netrin gradient in the Drosophila visual system.. eLife, 2016.
  7. Tadros W, Xu S, Akin O, Yi CH, Shin GJ, Millard SS, Zipursky SL. Dscam Proteins Direct Dendritic Targeting through Adhesion.. Neuron, 2016.
  8. Pecot MY, Chen Y, Akin O, Chen Z, Tsui CY, Zipursky SL. Sequential axon-derived signals couple target survival and layer specificity in the Drosophila visual system.. Neuron, 2014.
  9. Chen Y, Akin O, Nern A, Tsui CY, Pecot MY, Zipursky SL. Cell-type-specific labeling of synapses in vivo through synaptic tagging with recombination.. Neuron, 2014.
  10. Akin O, Zipursky SL. The shape of things to come.. Cell, 2014.
  11. Akin O, Mullins RD. Capping protein increases the rate of actin-based motility by promoting filament nucleation by the Arp2/3 complex.. Cell, 2008.