NYU Neuroscience Institute

In 2011, The New York University School of Medicine established a new, state-of-the-art Neuroscience Institute, with special thanks to a $100M founding gift from the Druckenmiller Foundation.

The Institute leverages NYU's excellence in both basic science and clinical medicine. By developing strategic links and fostering innovative collaborations, we are addressing some of society's most challenging health care issues, from Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy to multiple sclerosis, psychiatric disorders, and malignant brain tumors.

Holographic optogenetics and olfactory coding

Principal Investigator: Dmitry Rinberg
NYU Neuroscience Institute
Title: "Behavioral readout of spatiotemporal codes dissected by holographic optogenetics"
BRAIN Category: Understanding Neural Circuits (RFA NS-14-009)

Dr. Rinberg's team aims to understand how the brain turns odors into nerve signals by activating and recording neurons in the olfactory bulbs of mice as they detect a variety of odors.

Rinsberg Lab – NYU

Principal Investigator: Dimitri Rinsberg
NYU Neuroscience Institute

Rinsberg's lab has been focused on temporal aspects of olfactory coding. They recently discovered that a) olfactory neuronal code at the level of olfactory bulb is temporally very precise (~10 ms) [Shusterman-2011], and b) the mammalian olfactory system can read and interpret temporal patterns at this time scales [Smear-2011]. The lab's efforts are directed towards establishing causal connection between neuronal coding and animal behavior.

Dmitry Rinsberg, PhD – NYU

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
NYU Neuroscience Institute
Principal Investigator: Rinsberg Lab

Rinsberg's research uses electrophysiology, optogenetics, and psychophysics to understand the principles of the sensory information processing. Specifically we are focused on two questions: 1) how is odor information coded in the brain of the awake, behaving mouse? And 2) how is information relevant to animal behavior extracted by the brain? In short, we want to know what the mouse’s nose tells its brain.

NIH Neuroscience Seminar- April 6, 2015

TITLE: Linking neuronal activity and gene expression: Ca nanodomains and long-range signaling

AUTHOR: Richard Tsien, D.Phil., NYU Neuroscience Institute

TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: Monday, March 23, 2015

PLACE: Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)

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