Peer-Reviewed Papers

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Zhang Z, Reis FMCV, He Y, Park JW, DiVittorio J, Sivakumar N, van Veen JE, Maesta-Pereira S, Shum M, Nichols I, Massa MG, Anderson S, Paul K, Liesa M, Ajijola O, Xu Y, Adhikari A, & Correa SM. Estrogen-Sensitive Medial Preoptic Area Neurons Coordinate Torpor in Mice. Nat. Comms. 11:6378 (2020).

Massa MG* & Correa SM*. Sexes on the Brain: Sex as Multiple Biological Variables in the Neuronal Control of Feeding. BBA Molecular Basis of Disease (2020). *co-corresponding authors. [[PDF]]

van Veen JE*, Kammel LG*, Bunda PC, Shum M, Reid MS, Massa MG, Arneson DV, Park JW, Zhang Z, Joseph AM, Hrncir H, Liesa M, Arnold AP, Yang X, & Correa SM. Hypothalamic oestrogen receptor alpha establishes a sexually dimorphic regulatory node of energy expenditure. Nature Metabolism 2 (1), 351-363 (2020). *co-first authors. [[PDF]]

Duscha A*, Gisevius B*, Hirschberg S*, Haase S, Stangl GI, Berg J, David C, Schneider R, Dokalis N, Staszewski O, May M, Poschmann G, Stühler K, Hirche F, Balogh A, Kempa S, Holm JB, Massa MG, Nielsen HB, Faissner A, Müller DN, Lukas C, Gatermann SG, Linker RA, Przuntek H, Prinz M, Gold R, & Haghikia A. Propionic acid shapes the multiple sclerosis disease course by an immunomodulatory mechanism. Cell 180 (6), 1067-1080 (2020). [[PDF]]

Lee SD, Priest C, Bjursell M, Gao J, Arneson DV, Ahn IS, Diamante G, van Veen JE, Massa MG, Calkin AC, Kim J, Andersén H, Rajbhandari P, Porritt M, Carreras A, Ahnmark A, Seeliger F, Maxvall I, Eliasson P, Althage M, Åkerblad P, Lindén D, Cole TA, Lee R, Boyd H, Bohlooly-Y M, Correa SM, Yang X, Tontonoz P, & Hong C. IDOL regulates systemic energy balance through control of neuronal VLDLR expression. Nature Metabolism 1 (11), 1089-1100 (2019). [[PDF]]

Massa MG*, David C*, Jörg S, Berg J, Gisevius B, Hirschberg S, Linker RA, Gold R, & Haghikia H. Testosterone differentially affects T cells and neurons in murine and human models of neuroinflammation and neurodegenerationAm. J. Pathol. 187, 1613-22 (2017). [[PDF]]

Berg J, Mahmoudjanlou Y, Duscha A, Massa MG, Thöne J, Esser C, Gold R, & Haghikia A. The immunomodulatory effect of laquinimod in CNS autoimmunity is mediated by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. J. Neuroimmunol. 298, 9-15 (2016). [[PDF]]

Massa MG*, Gisevius B*, Hirschberg S*, Hinz L, Schmidt M, Gold N, Prochnow N, & Haghikia A. Multiple Sclerosis Patient-Specific Primary Neurons Differentiated from Urinary Renal Epithelial Cells via Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. PLoS One 11, e0155274 (2016). [[PDF]]

Undergraduate-Led Publications

Ali S & Massa MG. Effects of Sex Hormones on Food Intake, Body Weight, and Fat Composition: A Cross-Species Analysis. J Student Research 10 (3), 1-10 (2021).


Integration of Metabolic and Reproductive Cues in the Neural Control of Feeding. Doctorate thesis. UCLA, 2022 (embargo thru 2024). Advisor: Dr. Stephanie M. Correa

Rapid Effects of Testosterone on Responsiveness to Sex Pheromones in Male Carassius auratus. Honors project. Bowdoin College, 2014. Advisor: Dr. Richmond Thompson.

General Audience Pieces

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends,” Signal to Noise Magazine, July 7, 2017