Dmitry Rinberg, PhD
Neuroscience Institute, New York University
We study how olfactory information is represented in the brain and how the brain extracts information relevant for behavior. We are using wide-field and two-photon imaging, multiunit electrophysiology and behavioral experiments, in combination with theoretical approaches, to study how odors are represented at different stages of neural processing. To understand how spatiotemporal neural codes are read by the brain and evoke behavior, we are developing optogenetic pattern stimulation techniques, including 2P holography. Most of the projects are deeply rooted in theoretical approaches and statistical modeling. In addition, as an applied direction, we are developing bio-electronic nose, a universal, versatile, and sensitive chemical detector based on the mouse olfactory system.
Lab Manager/Research Associate
Ophir Auslaender, PhD
Chong E, Moroni M, Wilson CD, Shoham S, Panzeri S, Rinberg D.
Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the coding logic of olfactory perception.
Lerman GM, Little JP, Gill JV, Rinberg D, Shoham S.
Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2019, 1900144 [pdf]
Lerman GM, Gill JV, Rinberg D, Shoham S.
Precise optical probing of perceptual detection.
Arneodo EM, Penikis KB, Rabinowitz N, Licata A, Cichy A, Zhang J, Bozza T, and Rinberg D.
Stimulus Dependent Diversity And Stereotypy In The Output Of An Olfactory Functional Unit.
Wilson CD, Serrano GO, Koulakov AA, and Rinberg D.
A primacy code for odor identity.
Smear M, Resulaj A, Zhang J, Bozza T, and Rinberg D.
Multiple perceptible signals from a single olfactory glomerulus.
Nature Neuroscience, 16, pp.1687–1691 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]
Smear M, Shusterman R, O’Connor R, Bozza T, and Rinberg D.
Perception of sniff phase in mouse olfaction.
Nature, 479, pp.397-400 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]
Shusterman R, Smear M, Koulakov A, and Rinberg D.
Precise olfactory responses tile the sniff cycle.
Nature Neuroscience, 14 (8), pp.1039-1044 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]
Koulakov A and Rinberg D.
Sparse incomplete representations: A novel role for olfactory granule cells.
Neuron, 72, 124-136 [pdf]
August 2018, KITP Blackboard Lunch. Workshop "Neural computations for sensory navigation: mechanisms, models, and biomimetic applications", The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, CA
July 2015. Workshop “Deconstructing the Sense of Smell”. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, CA