Dr. Toth’s research centers around Non-DNA mediated transmission of behavior across generations, and maternal programming of brain development and adult emotional and cognitive behavior in health and disease.
Gleason, G., Liu, B., Bruening, S., Zupan, B., Auerbach, a, Mark, W., Toth, M. (2010). The serotonin1A receptor gene as a genetic and prenatal maternal environmental factor in anxiety. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(16), 7592–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.0914805107
Liu, B., Zupan, B., Laird, E., Klein, S., Gleason, G., Bozinoski, M., Toth, M. (2014). Maternal hematopoietic TNF, via milk chemokines, programs hippocampal development and memory. Nature neuroscience, 17(1), 97–105. doi:10.1038/nn.3596
Zupan, B., & Toth, M. (2008). Wild-type male offspring of fmr-1+/- mothers exhibit characteristics of the fragile X phenotype. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 33(11), 2667–75. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301651