Cellular, circuit and transcriptional framework for modulation of itch in the central amygdala
Samineni VK, Grajales-Reyes JG, Grajales-Reyes GE, Tycksen E, Copits BA, Pedersen C, Ankudey ES, Sackey JN, Sewell SB, Bruchas MR, Gereau RW 4th,  Elife. 2021 May 25;10:e68130. doi: 10.7554/eLife.68130

A photoswitchable GPCR-based opsin for presynaptic inhibition
Copits BA, Gowrishankar R, O’Neill PR, Li JN, Girven KS, Yoo JJ, Meshik X, Parker KE, Spangler SM, Elerding AJ,  Brown BJ, ShirleySE, MA KL, Vasquez AM, Stander CM, Kalyanaraman V, Vogt SK, Gereau RW 4th, Bruchas MR,  Neuron 2021 Jun 2;109(11):1791-1809.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.04.026. Epub 202


A Potential Role for Stress-Induced Microbial Alterations in IgA-Associated Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea
Rengarajan, S., Knoop, K. A., Rengarajan, A., Chai, J. N., Grajales-Reyes, J. G., Samineni, V. K., Russler-Germain, E. V., Ranganathan, P., Fasano, A., Sayuk, G. S., Gereau, R. W., Kau, A. L., Knights, D., Kashyap, P. C., Ciorba, M. A., Newberry, R. D. & Hsieh, C. S., Oct 20 2020, In: Cell Reports Medicine. 1, 7, 100124.


Untangling a canopy of spinal itch circuits
Grajales-Reyes JG, Samineni VK. Pain. 2019 May;160(5):987-988.

A wireless closed-loop system for optogenetic peripheral neuromodulation
Mickle AD, Won SM, Noh KN, Yoon J, Meacham KW, Xue Y, McIlvried LA, Copits BA, Samineni VK, Crawford KE, Kim DH, Srivastava P, Kim BH, Min S, Shiuan Y, Yun Y, Payne MA, Zhang J, Jang H, Li Y, Lai HH, Huang Y, et al. Nature. 2019 Jan;565(7739):361-365.

Cell type-specific modulation of sensory and affective components of itch in the periaqueductal gray
Samineni VK, Grajales-Reyes JG, Sundaram SS, Yoo JJ, Gereau RW 4th. Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 25;10(1):4356.


Deletion of tsc2 in nociceptors reduces target innervation, ion channel expression, and sensitivity to heat
Carlin, D., Golden, J. P., Mogha, A., Samineni, V. K., Monk, K. R., Gereau, R. W. & Cavalli, V., Mar 1 2018, In: eNeuro. 5, 2, e0436-17.2018.

Differential Regulation of Bladder Pain and Voiding Function by Sensory Afferent Populations Revealed by Selective Optogenetic Activatio
DeBerry, J. J., Samineni, V. K., Copits, B. A., Sullivan, C. J., Vogt, S. K., Albers, K. M., Davis, B. M. & Gereau, R. W., Feb 12 2018, In: Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 12, 5.

Macrophage angiotensin II type 2 receptor triggers neuropathic pain
Shepherd, A. J., Mickle, A. D., Golden, J. P., Mack, M. R., Halabi, C. M., De Kloet, A. D., Samineni, V. K., Kim, B. S., Krause, E. G., Gereau, R. W. & Mohapatra, D. P., Aug 21 2018, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 34, p. E8057-E8066

Optogenetic Induction of Colonic Motility in Mice
Hibberd, T. J., Feng, J., Luo, J., Yang, P., Samineni, V. K., Gereau, R. W., Kelley, N., Hu, H. & Spencer, N. J., Aug 2018, In: Gastroenterology. 155, 2, p. 514-528.e6


Divergent modulation of nociception by glutamatergic and GABAergic neuronal subpopulations in the periaqueductal gray
Samineni, V. K., Grajales-Reyes, J. G., Copits, B. A., O’Brien, D. E., Trigg, S. L., Gomez, A. M., Bruchas, M. R. & Gereau, R. W., 2017, In: eNeuro. 4, 2, e0129-16.2017.

Flexible Near-Field Wireless Optoelectronics as Subdermal Implants for Broad Applications in Optogenetics

Shin, G., Gomez, A. M., Al-Hasani, R., Jeong, Y. R., Kim, J., Xie, Z., Banks, A., Lee, S. M., Han, S. Y., Yoo, C. J., Lee, J. L., Lee, S. H., Kurniawan, J., Tureb, J., Guo, Z., Yoon, J., Park, S. I., Bang, S. Y., Nam, Y., Walicki, M. C. & 16 others, , Feb 8 2017, In: Neuron. 93, 3, p. 509-521.e3

Fully implantable, battery-free wireless optoelectronic devices for spinal optogenetics
Samineni, V. K., Yoon, J., Crawford, K. E., Jeong, Y. R., McKenzie, K. C., Shin, G., Xie, Z., Sundaram, S. S., Li, Y., Yang, M. Y., Kim, J., Wu, D., Xue, Y., Feng, X., Huang, Y., Mickle, A. D., Banks, A., Ha, J. S., Golden, J. P., Rogers, J. A. & 1 others, , Nov 1 2017, In: Pain. 158, 11, p. 2108-2116 9 p.

Neuropathic pain-induced enhancement of spontaneous and pain-evoked neuronal activity in the periaqueductal gray that is attenuated by gabapentin
Samineni, V. K., Premkumar, L. S. & Faingold, C. L., Jul 1 2017, In: Pain. 158, 7, p. 1241-1253 13 p.

Optogenetic silencing of nociceptive primary afferents reduces evoked and ongoing bladder pain
Samineni, V. K., Mickle, A. D., Yoon, J., Grajales-Reyes, J. G., Pullen, M. Y., Crawford, K. E., Noh, K. N., Gereau, G. B., Vogt, S. K., Lai, H. H., Rogers, J. A. & Gereau, R. W., Dec 1 2017, In: Scientific reports. 7, 1, 15865.


Enhanced nonpeptidergic intraepidermal fiber density and an expanded subset of chloroquine-responsive trigeminal neurons in a mouse model of dry skin itch
Valtcheva, M. V., Samineni, V. K., Golden, J. P., Gereau, R. W. & Davidson, S., Apr 1 2015, In: Journal of Pain. 16, 4, p. 346-356 11 p.

Soft, stretchable, fully implantable miniaturized optoelectronic systems for wireless optogenetics
Park, S. I., Brenner, D. S., Shin, G., Morgan, C. D., Copits, B. A., Chung, H. U., Pullen, M. Y., Noh, K. N., Davidson, S., Oh, S. J., Yoon, J., Jang, K. I., Samineni, V. K., Norman, M., Grajales-Reyes, J. G., Vogt, S. K., Sundaram, S. S., Wilson, K. M., Ha, J. S., Xu, R. & 8 others, , Dec 1 2015, In: Nature Biotechnology. 33, 12, p. 1280-1286 7 p.


Post-ictal analgesia in genetically epilepsy-prone rats is induced by audiogenic seizures and involves cannabinoid receptors in the periaqueductal gray
Samineni, V. K., Premkumar, L. S. & Faingold, C. L., May 10 2011, In: Brain Research. 1389, p. 177-182 6 p.