Stephanie Ann White

Professor, Integrative Biology And Physiology, University of California Los Angeles


  1. He J, Fu T, Zhang L, Wanrong Gao L, Rensel M, Remage-Healey L, White SA, Gedman G, Whitelegge J, Xiao X, Schlinger BA. Improved zebra finch brain transcriptome identifies novel proteins with sex differences.. Gene, 2022.
  2. Aamodt CM, White SA. Inhibition of miR-128 Enhances Vocal Sequence Organization in Juvenile Songbirds.. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 2022.
  3. López-Aranda MF, Chattopadhyay I, Boxx GM, Fraley ER, Silva TK, Zhou M, Phan M, Herrera I, Taloma S, Mandanas R, Bach K, Gandal M, Geschwind DH, Cheng G, Rzhetsky A, White SA, Silva AJ. Postnatal immune activation causes social deficits in a mouse model of tuberous sclerosis: Role of microglia and clinical implications.. Science advances, 2021.
  4. White SA, Wright TF. Why zebra finches don't get hypercholesterolemia.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2021.
  5. Cooke EK, White SA. Learning in the time of COVID: insights from the zebra finch - a social vocal-learner.. Current opinion in neurobiology, 2021.
  6. Aamodt CM, Farias-Virgens M, White SA. Birdsong as a window into language origins and evolutionary neuroscience.. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 2019.
  7. Day NF, Hobbs TG, Heston JB, White SA. Beyond Critical Period Learning: Striatal FoxP2 Affects the Active Maintenance of Learned Vocalizations in Adulthood.. eNeuro, 2019.
  8. Heston JB, Simon J, Day NF, Coleman MJ, White SA. Bidirectional scaling of vocal variability by an avian cortico-basal ganglia circuit.. Physiological reports, 2018.
  9. Burkett ZD, Day NF, Kimball TH, Aamodt CM, Heston JB, Hilliard AT, Xiao X, White SA. FoxP2 isoforms delineate spatiotemporal transcriptional networks for vocal learning in the zebra finch.. eLife, 2018.
  10. Farias-Virgens M, White SA. A Sing-Song Way of Vocalizing: Generalization and Specificity in Language and Birdsong.. Neuron, 2017.
  11. Heston JB, White SA. To transduce a zebra finch: interrogating behavioral mechanisms in a model system for speech.. Journal of comparative physiology. A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology, 2017.
  12. Berg JM, Lee C, Chen L, Galvan L, Cepeda C, Chen JY, Peñagarikano O, Stein JL, Li A, Oguro-Ando A, Miller JA, Vashisht AA, Starks ME, Kite EP, Tam E, Gdalyahu A, Al-Sharif NB, Burkett ZD, White SA, Fears SC, Levine MS, Wohlschlegel JA, Geschwind DH. JAKMIP1, a Novel Regulator of Neuronal Translation, Modulates Synaptic Function and Autistic-like Behaviors in Mouse.. Neuron, 2015.
  13. Burkett ZD, Day NF, Peñagarikano O, Geschwind DH, White SA. VoICE: A semi-automated pipeline for standardizing vocal analysis across models.. Scientific reports, 2015.
  14. Heston JB, White SA. Behavior-linked FoxP2 regulation enables zebra finch vocal learning.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015.
  15. Condro MC, White SA. Distribution of language-related Cntnap2 protein in neural circuits critical for vocal learning.. The Journal of comparative neurology, 2014.
  16. Condro MC, White SA. Recent Advances in the Genetics of Vocal Learning.. Comparative cognition & behavior reviews, 2014.
  17. Chen Q, Heston JB, Burkett ZD, White SA. Expression analysis of the speech-related genes FoxP1 and FoxP2 and their relation to singing behavior in two songbird species.. The Journal of experimental biology, 2013.
  18. Hilliard AT, Miller JE, Horvath S, White SA. Distinct neurogenomic states in basal ganglia subregions relate differently to singing behavior in songbirds.. PLoS computational biology, 2012.
  19. Hilliard AT, Miller JE, Fraley ER, Horvath S, White SA. Molecular microcircuitry underlies functional specification in a basal ganglia circuit dedicated to vocal learning.. Neuron, 2012.
  20. Panaitof SC, Abrahams BS, Dong H, Geschwind DH, White SA. Language-related Cntnap2 gene is differentially expressed in sexually dimorphic song nuclei essential for vocal learning in songbirds.. The Journal of comparative neurology, 2010.
  21. Miller JE, Hilliard AT, White SA. Song practice promotes acute vocal variability at a key stage of sensorimotor learning.. PloS one, 2010.
  22. Teramitsu I, Poopatanapong A, Torrisi S, White SA. Striatal FoxP2 is actively regulated during songbird sensorimotor learning.. PloS one, 2010.
  23. White SA. Genes and vocal learning.. Brain and language, 2009.
  24. Miller JE, Spiteri E, Condro MC, Dosumu-Johnson RT, Geschwind DH, White SA. Birdsong decreases protein levels of FoxP2, a molecule required for human speech.. Journal of neurophysiology, 2008.
  25. White SA, Fisher SE, Geschwind DH, Scharff C, Holy TE. Singing mice, songbirds, and more: models for FOXP2 function and dysfunction in human speech and language.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
  26. Teramitsu I, White SA. FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
  27. Nilson PC, Teramitsu I, White SA. Caudal thoracic air sac cannulation in zebra finches for isoflurane anesthesia.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 2005.
  28. Teramitsu I, Kudo LC, London SE, Geschwind DH, White SA. Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interaction.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2004.
  29. White SA, Nguyen T, Fernald RD. Social regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone.. The Journal of experimental biology, 2002.