B. Jill Venton, PhD
Dept. of Chemistry                              phone: (434) 243-2132
P.O. Box 400319                                    fax: (434) 924-3710
Charlottesville, VA 22904                    email: bjv2n at
Office: Room 108 PLSB

Positions and Employment

Professor (tenured), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                    2016-present

Associate Professor (tenured), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA   2011-2016
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA                   2005-2011
Department of Chemistry and Neuroscience Graduate Program            
Research interests:
 ·         Detection of rapid adenosine transients in vivo
 ·         Development of new carbon nanotube-based biosensors
 ·         Understanding signaling by dopamine, serotonin and octopamine in Drosophila using electrochemical sensors and capillary electrophoresis with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry detection
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                           2003-2005
           Advisors: Robert Kennedy (Chemistry) and Terry Robinson (Psychology)
           Research topic: Capillary electrophoresis analysis of microdialysis samples for  the detection of rapid amino acid changes in the brain

Ph.D., Chemistry (Analytical), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC                2003
            Advisor: Mark Wightman
            Dissertation: Electrochemical detection of chemical dynamics in the rat brain 
B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE                                                     1998
            Honors degree, summa cum laude
            Research Advisor: Murray Johnston
            Undergraduate thesis: Secondary structure of oligonucleotides probed by MALDI
 Current Grants and Funding

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)  7/2018-5/2022             $350K/year,                $1,396,830 total

“Tunable Carbon Electrodes for in vivo Neurotransmitter Detection”  R01EB026497

Role: PI

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, 7/2009-5/2021, $1,818,346
“Real-time measurements of neurotransmission in Drosophila melanogaster” 1R01MH085159
Role: PI

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials User Facility CNMS2012-070, CNMS2014-083, CNMS2016-022, 2019-034
“Carbon Nanomaterial Microelectrodes for Neurotransmitter Sensing”
While there is no money associated with this proposal, we receive 20 days of access to their nanoscale materials user facility.  
Role: PI

Completed Funding
Virginia Dept. of Education, Math Science Partnership Program, 
“VISTA ELIS at UVa” (3/1/2015-2/28/2018)
Role: Co-PI  PI: Maeng (Curry School), Co-PIs Venton and Murphy (Astronomy)
$152,000 (Year 1), $303,000 (Year 2-3)
6 days summer salary year 1, 9 days summer salary year 2-3 for Venton

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, 5/2012-4/2017, $1,657,166
“Mechanism and function of transient adenosine signaling in the brain” 1R01NS076875 
Role: PI
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 4/2014-4/2017, $416,167
“Carbon nanotube fiber and yarn microelectrodes for high temporal resolution measurements of dopamine” 1R21DA037584-01 
Role: PI

Dreyfus Foundation, Grant in Chemical Sciences, 1/2014-12/2015, $20,000
“Expanding Inquiry-based Chemistry Education at the Elementary School Level”
Role: PI

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, Dreyfus Foundation, 5/2010-6/2016, $75,000
“Tiny sensors for tiny organisms: measuring neurotransmitter dynamics in the fruit fly brain”
Role: PI

National Science Foundation, 2/2007-1/2013, $550,000
“CAREER: Carbon nanotube modified microelectrodes for insect neurotransmitter detection”

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, 8/2007-7/2009, $397,313
R21: “An electrochemical adenosine sensor for in vivo applications”
Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award, 10/2007-10/2010, $100,000    

American Heart Association, 7/2007-6/2009, $132,000
“Mechanisms of adenosine formation during ischemia” 

Distinguished Young Investigator Award, Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology, University of Virginia, 7/2006-6/2007, $50,000 
“Monitoring fast neurochemical changes using capillary electrophoresis with electrochemical detection”

 Jeffress Memorial Trust, 1/2006–12/2006, $25,000
“Development of an electrochemical adenosine sensor”  

Awards and Fellowships
Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) Young Investigator Award                2011
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar                                                                                2010
American Chemical Society PROGRESS/Dreyfus Foundation Lectureship              2008
Eli Lilly Young Analytical Investigator Award                                                                 2007
Meade Endowment Honored Faculty                                                                   2007-2008
National Science Foundation CAREER award                                                    2007-2012
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                                                2003-2005
•    NIDA Institutional Training Grant    
Charles N. Reilley Award                                                                                                2002
•    Presented by Pharmacia to the most outstanding analytical graduate student    
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship                              1998-2001


Professional Service 

News and Features Advisory Board, Analytical Chemistry                                       2014-2017

C&EN News Advisory Board                                                                                     2014-2017

ACS award juror                                                                                                         2014-2017

Standing member, EBIT study section, NIH                                                              2011-2017

Board of Directors, International Society for Monitoring Molecules In Vivo              2013-2017

President Elect, International Society for Monitoring Molecules in Vivo                   2018-2020

Board of Directors, SEAC                                                                                          2012-2015

Organizer and presenter, Regional Gas chromatography workshops                       2013-2014

NSF Chemistry review panel                                                                                     2013

Member, CEBRA review panel, NIDA (NIH)                                                             2013

Organizer, Pittcon symposium                                                                                   2012-2013

Journal Advisory Board, The Analyst                                                                         2008-2015

NSF Review Panel                                                                                                     2008

Coordinator, Pittcon Networking Session for Young Faculty                                     2008

Refereed Publications 
From work done at Virginia:  


68.) M. Ganesana, E. Trikantzopoulos, Y. Mania, S.T. Lee, B.J. Venton.  Development of a Novel Micro Biosensor for in vivo Monitoring of Glutamate Release in the Brain.  Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 2019, in press. NIHMID: 1519867

67.) Q. Cao, P. Puthongkham, B.J. Venton.  Review: New insights into optimizing chemical and 3D surface structures of carbon electrodes for neurotransmitter detection. Anal. Methods. 2019 in press. PMC6366673

66.) Y. Wang, B.J. Venton. Comparison of spontaneous and mechanically-stimulated adenosine release in mice.  Neurochemistry International.  2018. 124:46-50.   NIH MID 1003644

65.) M. Shin, Y. Wang, J.R. Borgus, and B.J. Venton.  Electrochemistry at the Synapse.  Annual Rev. Anal. Chem.

64.) C. Yang, Q. Cao, P. Puthongkham, S.T. Lee, M. Ganesana, N.V. Lavrik, B.J. Venton.  3D-printed carbon electrodes for neurotransmitter detection. Angew. Chemie. 2018, 57, 14255-14259.  PMC6334753

63.) M. Shin, B.J. Venton. Electrochemical measurements of acetylcholine-stimulated dopamine release in adult Drosophila melanogaster brains.  Anal. Chem., 2018. 90(17), 10318-103. PMC6135655

62.) R.M.B. Dyer, B.J. Venton, J.L. Maeng.   Expanding university student outreach: Professional development workshops for teachers led by graduate students.  J. Chem. Ed. 2018. 95 (11), 1954–1959.

61.) A.G. Zestos, B.J. Venton. Carbon nanotube fiber microelectrodes for high temporal measurements of dopamine.  J. Electrochem. Soc. 2018. 165 (12), G3071-G3073. PMC6121781

60.) M Ganesana, B.J. Venton. Early changes in transient adenosine during cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury. PLoS One 2018. 13 (5), e0196932. PMC5969733

59.) P. Puthongkham, B.J. Venton.  Carbon nanohorn-modified carbon fiber microelectrodes for dopamine detection.  Electroanalysis. 2018. 30, 1073 – 1081. PMC6317378

58.) M. Shin, J.M. Copeland, B.J. VentonDrosophila melanogaster as a model system for neurotransmitter measurements.  ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2018. 9, 1872-1883. PMC6093779


57.) P. Pyakurel, M. Shin, B.J. Venton.  Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) mediated dopamine release in larval Drosophila melanogaster. Neurochemistry International.  2018. 114 (2018) 33-41. PMC5835409

56.) S.T. Lee and B.J. Venton.  Regional variations of spontaneous, transient adenosine release in brain slices. ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  2018, 9, 505–513.

55.) C. Yang, B.J. Venton. High performance, low cost carbon nanotube yarn based 3D printed electrodes compatible with a conventional screen printed electrode system. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA): IEEE Xplore.2017. p. 100-105. PMC5589149

54.) C. Yang, Y. Wang, C.B. Jacobs, I. Ivanov, B.J. Venton.  O2 plasma etching and antistatic gun surface modifications for CNT yarn microelectrode improve sensitivity and antifouling properties. Analytical Chemistry. 2017. 89 (10), 5605–5611. PMC5575992

53.) C. Yang, E. Trikantzopoulos, C.B. Jacobs, B.J. Venton. Evaluation of carbon nanotube fiber microelectrodes for neurotransmitter detection: Correlation of electrochemical performance and surface properties. Analytica Chimica Acta. 2017, 965, 1-8. PMC5380235.

52.) M.D. Nguyen, Y. Wang, M. Ganesana, B.J. Venton. Transient Adenosine Release Is Modulated by NMDA and GABAB Receptors.  ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2017, 8(2), 376–385.  PMC5558448

51.) R.P. Borman, Y. Wang, M.D. Nguyen, M. Ganesana, S.T. Lee, B.J. Venton. Automated algorithm for detection of transient adenosine release. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2017, 8 (2), 386–393. PMC5312768

50.) M. Ganesana, S.T. Lee, Y. Wang, B.J. Venton. Analytical techniques in neuroscience: Recent advances in imaging, separation, and electrochemical methods. Analytical Chemistry.2017, 89(1), 314-341. PMC5260807

49.) E. Trikantzopoulos, C. Yang, M. Ganesana, Y. Wang, B.J. Venton.  Novel carbon-fiber microelectrode batch fabrication using a 3D-printed mold and polyimide resin.  Analyst. 2016,141, 5256-5260. PMC5019535.


48.) Y. Wang, B.J. Venton. Correlation of transient adenosine release and oxygen changes in the caudateputamen. Journal of Neurochemistry. 2017. 140 (1), 13–23. PMC5164875

47.) P. Pyakurel, E. Privman Champaloux, B.J. Venton. Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) detection of endogenous octopamine in Drosophila melanogaster ventral nerve cord.ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2016 7 (8), 1112-1119. PMC4988909


46.) C. Yang, E. Trikantzopoulos, M.D. Nguyen, C.B. Jacobs, Y. Wang, M. Mahjouri-Samani, I.N. Ivanov, B.J. Venton. Laser Treated Carbon Nanotube Yarn Microelectrodes for Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Dopamine in Vivo.  ACS Sensors.  2016 1 (5), 508-515. 

45.) M.E. Denno, E. Privman, R.P. Borman, D.C. Wolin, B.J. Venton.  Quantification of Histamine and Carcinine in Drosophila melanogaster Tissues. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2016.  7 (3), 407–414. PMC4798850.

44.) C. Yang, C B. Jacobs, M. Ganesana, M.D. Nguyen, A.G. Zestos, I.N. Ivanov, A.A. Puretzky, C.M. Rouleau, D.B. Geohegan, B.J. Venton. Carbon nanotubes grown on metal microelectrodes for the detection of dopamine.  Analytical Chemistry.  2016. 88 (1), 645-652. PMC4718531

43.) A.G. Zestos, C. Yang, C.B Jacobs, D.L. Hensley, and B.J. Venton.  Carbon nanospikes grown on metal wires as microelectrode sensors for dopamine.  Analyst.  2015, 140, 7283-7290. 

42.) M.D. Nguyen, A.E. Ross, M. Ryals, S.T. Lee, B.J. Venton.  Clearance of rapid adenosine release is regulated by nucleoside transporters and metabolism.  Pharmacology Research and Perspectives. 2015 3(6), e00189. PMC4777247.

41.) E. Privman, B.J. Venton.  Comparison of dopamine kinetics in the larval Drosophila ventral nerve cord and protocerebrum with improved optogenetic stimulation. Journal of Neurochemistry.  2015, 135, 695-704. 

40.) C. Yang, M.E. Denno, P. Pyakurel, B.J. Venton.  Recent trends in carbon nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors for biomolecules: A review.  Analytica Chimica Acta. 2015, 887, 17-37.

39.) N. Xiao and B.J. Venton.  Characterization of dopamine releasable and reserve pools inDrosophila larvae using ATP/P2X2 mediated stimulation. Journal of Neurochemistry.  2015, 134, 445-454. PMC4496298.

38.) H.R. Rees, S.E. Anderson, E. Privman, H.H. Bau, B.J. Venton. Carbon nanopipette electrodes for dopamine detection in Drosophila. Analytical Chemistry.  2015  87 (7), 3849-55. PMC4400659.

37.) M.E. Denno, E. Privman, B.J. Venton.  Analysis of neurotransmitter tissue content of Drosophila melanogaster in different life stages. ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  2015. 6 (1), 117-23.  PMC4304510.

36.) M.D. Nguyen, B.J. Venton. Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry for the characterization of rapid adenosine release. Computational and Structural Biology Journal. 2015, 13, 47-54.

35.) A.E. Ross, B.J. Venton. Adenosine transiently modulates stimulated dopamine release in the caudate putamen via A1 receptors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2015 132 (1) 51-60. PMC4270927. 

34.) A.G. Zestos, C.B. Jacobs, E. Trikantzopoulos, B.J. Venton.  Polyethyleneimine carbon nanotube fiber electrodes for enhanced detection of neurotransmitters. Analytical Chemistry. 2014. 86 (17), 8568-75.  PMC4151793
33.) A.E. Ross, B.J. Venton.  Sawhorse waveform voltammetry for the selective detection of adenosine, ATP, and hydrogen peroxide.  Analytical Chemistry.  2014. 86 (15), 7486-7493.  
32.) N.Xiao, E. Privman, B.J. Venton. Optogenetic control of serotonin and dopamine release inDrosophila larvae. ACS Chemical Neuroscience.  2014. 5(8), 666-673. PMC4140588  
31.) C.B. Jacobs, I.N. Ivanov, M.D. Nguyen, A.G. Zestos, B.J. Venton.  High temporal resolution measurements of dopamine with carbon nanotube yarn microelectrodes. Analytical Chemistry. 2014, 86 (12), 5721-5727. PMC4063327
30.) A.E. Ross, M.D. Nguyen, E. Privman,  B.J. Venton. Mechanical stimulation evokes rapid increases in adenosine concentration in the prefrontal cortex, Journal of Neurochemistry. 2014. 130 (1), 50-60.  PMC4065624
  29.) M. Ngyuen, S.L. Lee, A.E. Ross, M. Ryals, V.I. Choudhry, B.J. Venton.  Characterization of spontaneous, transient adenosine release in the caudate-putamen and prefrontal cortex. PLOS One. 2014. 9(1): e87165.
  28.) T.L. Vickrey, N. Xiao, B.J. Venton.  Kinetics of the dopamine transporter in Drosophila larva. ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2013, 4, 832-837.  PMC3656763
  27.) H. Fang, M.L. Pajski, A.E. Ross, B.J. Venton.  Quantitation of dopamine, serotonin and adenosine content in a tissue punch from a brain slice using capillary electrophoresis with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry detection.  Analytical Methods, 2013, 5, 2704-2711. PMC3686531.  
26.) A.G. Zestos, M.D. Nguyen, B.L. Poe, C.B. Jacobs, and B.J. Venton.  Epoxy insulated carbon fiber and carbon nanotube fiber microelectrodes.  Sensors and Actuators B, 2013, 182, 652–658.  
25.) M.L. Pajski and B.J. Venton.  The Mechanism of Electrically Stimulated Adenosine Release Varies by Brain Region. Purinergic Signaling, 2013 9(2), 167-174. PMC3646118.
  24.) K.M. Glanowska, B.J. Venton, S.M. Moenter.  Fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) as a novel method for detection of real time gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) release in mouse brain slices. Journal of Neuroscience, 2012. 32 (42), 14664-14669.  PMC3492948  
23.) N. Xiao and B.J. Venton.  Rapid, sensitive detection of neurotransmitters at microelectrodes modified with self-assembled SWCNT forests.  Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84, 7816-7822 . PMC: 22823497.   

22.) A.E. Ross and B.J. Venton.  Nafion-CNT coated carbon-fiber microelectrodes for enhanced detection of adenosine.  Analyst, 2012, 137 (13), 3045 – 3051.  PMC:PMC3392196.

21.) T.L. Vickrey and B.J. Venton.  Drosophila have functioning D2 autoreceptors.  ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2011, 2, 723-729.  PMC: 330532.

20.) M.J. Peairs, A.E. Ross, and B.J. Venton.  Comparison of Nafion- and overoxidizedpolypyrrole-carbon nanotube electrodes for neurotransmitter detection.  Analytical Methods, 2011, 3, 2379 - 2386. 

19.) C.B. Jacobs, T.L. Vickrey, B.J. Venton. Functional groups modulate the sensitivity and electron transfer kinetics of neurochemicals at carbon nanotube modified microelectrodes. Analyst. 2011, 136, 3557 - 3565. 

18.) H. Fang, T.L. Vickrey, and B.J. Venton.  Analysis of biogenic amines in a single Drosophila larva brain by capillary electrophoresis with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry detection.  Analytical Chemistry. 2011, 83, 2258–2264. PMC3058613.

17.) M.L. Pajski, B.J. Venton. Adenosine release evoked by short electrical stimulations in striatal brain slices is primarily activity dependent.  ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 2010, 1, 775-787. PMC3016054

16.) S. Cechova, A.M. Elsobky, B.J. Venton.  Adenosine A1 receptors self-regulate adenosine release in the striatum: evidence of autoreceptor characteristics.  Neuroscience.  2010, 171, 1006-1015. PMC2991493

15.) Y. Xu and B.J. Venton.  Rapid determination of adenosine deaminase kinetics using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2010, 12, 10027-10032.

14.) C.B. Jacobs, M.J. Peairs, and B.J. Venton.  Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensors for biomolecules.  Analytica Chimica Acta. 2010, 662, 105-127.  
13.) X. Borue, B. Condron, B.J. Venton.  Both synthesis and reuptake are critical for replenishing the releasable serotonin pool in Drosophila.  Journal of Neurochemistry.  2010, 113, 188-199.   

12.) Y. Xu and B.J. VentonMicroelectrode Sensing of Adenosine/Adenosine-5’-triphosphate with Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry.  Electroanalysis. 2010, 22, 1167-1174. 

11.) T. L. Vickrey, B. Condron, B.J. Venton.  Detection of endogenous dopamine changes in Drosophila using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.  Analytical Chemistry.  2009, 81, 9306–9313.
10.) G. Shambat, A. Deberardinis, P. Reinke, B.J. Venton, L. Pu, J. Bean, B. Chen, J. Tour. Addition Reaction and Characterization of Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)iridium(I) on Silicon(111) Surfaces.  Applied Surface Science.  2009, 255, 8533-8538.  
9.) S.E. Cooper and B.J. Venton. Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry for the detection of tyramine and octopamine.  Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry 2009, 394, 329-336.   
8.)X. Borue, S.E. Cooper, J. Hirsh, B. Condron, B.J. Venton.  Quantitative evaluation of serotonin release and reuptake in Drosophila.  Journal Neuroscience Methods. 2009, 179, 300-308.  NIHMSID # 112632  
7.) M.L. Huffman and B.J. Venton.  Carbon fiber microelectrodes for in vivo applications. Analyst, 2009, 134, 18-24. NIHMS#110526    Pubmed i.d.# 19082168  
6.) M.L. Huffman and B.J. Venton.  Electrochemical properties of different carbon-fiber microelectrodes using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.  Electroanalysis. 2008, 20, 2422-2428.  
5.) C. B. Jacobs, T.L. Vickrey, and B.J. Venton.  Measuring chemical events in neurotransmission.  Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, 2009, 3, 319-330.   
4.) A.M. Strand and B.J. Venton.  Flame etching enhances the sensitivity of carbon-fiber microelectrodes.  Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 80, 3708–3715. 
  3.) S. Cechova and B.J. Venton. Transient adenosine efflux in the rat caudate-putamen.  Journal of Neurochemistry, 2008, 105, 1253-1263. 
2.) B.E. Kumara Swamy and B.J. Venton.  Carbon nanotube-modified microelectrodes for simultaneous detection of dopamine and serotonin in vivo.  Analyst, 2007, 132, 876-894. 
* This article was highlighted in Chemical Technology, 2007, 4, T66.   
1.) B.E. Kumara Swamy and B.J. Venton.  Subsecond detection of physiological adenosine concentrations using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.  Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 744-750.   

Work Previous to Virginia: (Note: published under both Venton and Trafton.) 
16.) B.M. Kile, T.S. Guillot, B.J. Venton, W.C. Wetsel, G.J. Augustine, R.M. Wightman. Synapsins Differentially Control Dopamine and Serotonin Release. Journal of Neuroscience,2010, 30, 9762-9770. PMCID: PMC2923550
15.) B.J. Venton and R.M. Wightman.  Pharmacologically induced, subsecond dopamine transients in the caudate-putamen of the anesthetized rat.  Synapse, 2007, 61, 37-39.  
14.) B.J. Venton, R.T. Kennedy, T.E. Robinson, S. Maren.  Dynamic increases in glutamate and GABA in the basolateral amygdala during acquisition and expression of conditioned fear. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2006, 12, 3391-3398. 
 13.) B.J. Venton, P.E.M. Phillips, W.C. Wetsel, D. Gitler, G. Augustine, P. Greengard, R.M. Wightman.  Cocaine increases dopamine release by mobilization of a synapsin-dependent reserve pool.  Journal of Neuroscience, 2006, 26, 3206-3209.  
 12.) D. Gitler, J. Feng, Y. Takagishi, V.M. Pogorelov, R.M. Rodriguiz; B.J. Venton, P.E.M. Phillips, Y. Ren, H.-T. Kao, R.M. Wightman, P. Greengard, P, W.C. Wetsel, G.J. Augustine.   Synaptic vesicle trafficking and drug addiction in synapsin triple knockout mice.  Cell Biology of Addiction,2006, 341-359.  
11.) C.J. Watson, B.J. Venton, R.T. Kennedy.  In vivo measurements of neurotransmitters by microdialysis sampling.  Analytical Chemistry, 2006, 78, 1391-1399. 
 10.) B.J. Venton, T.E. Robinson, R.T. Kennedy.  Transient changes in nucleus accumbens amino acid concentrations correlate with individual responsivity to the predator fox odor 2,5-dihydro-2,4,5-trimethylthiazoline.  Journal of Neurochemistry  2006, 96, 236-246.  
9.) B.J. Venton, H. Zhang, P.A. Garris, D. Sulzer, P.E.M. Phillips, R.M. Wightman.  Real-time decoding of dopamine neurotransmission in the caudate-putamen during tonic and phasic firing. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2003, 87, 1284-1295.   
8.) B.J. Venton and R.M. Wightman.  Psychoanalytical electrochemistry: dopamine and behavior.  Analytical Chemistry, 2003, 75, 414A-421A.  
7.) D.L. Robinson, B.J. Venton, M.L. Heien, R.M. Wightman.  Detecting subsecond dopamine release with fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in vivo.  Clinical Chemistry, 2003, 49, 1763-1773. 
6.) P.A. Garris, E.A. Budygin, P.E.M. Phillips, B.J. Venton, D.L. Robinson, B.P. Bergstrom, G.V. Rebec, R.M. Wightman.  A role for presynaptic mechanisms in the actions of nomifensine and haloperidol.  Neuroscience, 2003, 118, 819-829.  
5.) B.J. Venton, D.J. Michael, R.M. Wightman.  Correlation of local changes in extracellular oxygen and pH that accompany dopaminergic terminal activity in the rat caudate-putamen. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2003, 84, 373-381.  
4.) K.P. Troyer, M.L. Heien, B.J. Venton, R.M. Wightman.  Neurochemistry and electroanalytical probes.  Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2002, 6, 696-703.  
3.) B.J. Venton, K.P. Troyer, R.M. Wightman.  Response times of carbon fiber microelectrodes to dynamic changes in catecholamine concentration.  Analytical Chemistry, 2002, 74, 539-546.  
2.) D.L. Robinson, P.E.M. Phillips, E.A. Boudygin, B.J. Trafton, P.A. Garris, R.M. Wightman. Sub-second changes in accumbal dopamine during sexual behavior in male rats.  NeuroReport,2001, 12, 2549-2552.  
1.) B.D. Bath, D.J. Michael, B.J. Trafton, J.D. Joseph, P.L. Runnels, R.M. Wightman. Subsecond adsorption of dopamine at carbon-fiber microelectrodes.  Analytical Chemistry, 2000,72, 5994-6002. 

Book Chapters  
M.G. Roper, C. Guillo, and B.J. Venton.  High speed electrophoretic separations.  In “Handbook of Capillary and Microchip Electrophoresis and Associated Microtechniques” CRC Press: New York. J.P. Landers, editor, 2008.