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Principal Investigator.

After receiving my Ph.D. in Physics from Weizmann Institute of Science, I switched to Neurobiology. 

My adventure in olfactory processing started with discovering dramatic differences between olfactory bulb dynamics in awake and anesthetized mice (Rinberg-2006). The work of my lab in Janelia Farm (2006-2012) led to establishing temporal limits of behavior and neural processing in the sense of smell. I joined NYU Medical School in 2012.



Lab Manager

I did my Bachelors in Pharmacy from Dr.MGR Medical University, India. I worked in Biological E.Limited in India before moving to the USA for my Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology. After my Masters I worked at Columbia University and Mount Sinai before joining the Rinberg lab


Postdoctoral scientist


I am interested in developing neural interfaces to understand how spatiotemporal neural codes are read by the brain and evoke behavior. I received my B.S. and M.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from METU.

I completed my PhD at Technical University of Denmark in 2019.  During my PhD, I studied on the feasibility of wide-field imaging of neural network dynamics in brain slices that uses highly sensitive magnetometry based on NV centers in diamond.​


Postdoctoral scientist

I am interested in how the statistical properties of environments are sensed and represented by neural systems.


I received my MBiochem from Oxford University in 2015, having gone to the Oren Lab at the Weizmann Institute to research tumor suppressor pathways. I returned to Oxford to complete a DPhil in Engineering Science in 2019, looking at medieval theories of perception from a modern experimental perspective.


Postdoctoral scientist


I am interested in using light-sculpted optogenetics to artificially generate sensory perception in mice. More in detail, in Dima’s lab, I want to use a variety of behavioral tasks combined with neuronal activity perturbations to reveal the coding mechanisms of odorant identity. I got my PhD in neuroscience from Sorbonne University in France during which I worked in the lab of Dr. Brice Bathellier. In his lab, I worked on deciphering the neuronal underpinnings of stimulus saliency and the causal contribution of auditory cortex for an auditory discrimination task. If you are interested in the results here is my google scholar page where you can find the articles.


Research Scientist

I'm interested in mechanistic explanations of minds, neural computation, and behavior. My graduate work at Columbia focused on sensory systems, prediction, and linking simple synaptic events to complex behaviors.
Blake said if the doors of perception were cleansed, the world would appear as it is, infinite. I’m messy by habit, and cleaning really isn’t my thing, so I’m just building new doors. I make cyborgs that smell for us so I can peek in on a world of chemical information around us that we’re otherwise blind to.


Postdoctoral scientist

I am interested in the neural encoding of intensity information in the mouse olfactory  system.

After a MSc in Biomedical Engineering ( Politecnico of Milan), I moved to Switzerland, where I studied how to use spinal cord stimulation to restore arm and hand function in non-human primates. I then worked as a research scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, where I designed stimulation protocols to restore sensory feedback in trans-tibial amputees. Now, I want to study how sensory systems encodes intensity information, in order to design better neuroprosthetic devices in the future. 


Postdoctoral scientist


I study how expectation and experience alter sensory representations. In colloboartion with Froemke lab, I use 2-photon imaging, optogentics and behavioral experiments to explore how neuromodulatory systems support changes in sensory perception in both the auditory and olfactory systems.

I received my B.A. in Psychology from NYU in 2008 before working as a research technician in the labs of Dr. George Alvarez at Harvard University and Dr. Ann Graybiel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Pedro Herrero Vidal

PhD Student

I am interested in the encoding of sensory stimuli into neural activity and how experience shapes those representations. Co-advised by Cristina Savin, I combine optogenetics, ephys recordings and machine learning methods to explore how synthetic odors are represented in the cortex, what are the behaviorally relevant features of such code, and what is the effect of learning in this neural network.
I received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Physics from Autonomous University of Madrid, and a M.S. in Bioinformatics from NYU.​


PhD Student

I am interested in cracking the neural code and understanding how the dynamic of the population of neurons changes through learning. I received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology and an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Isfahan. Before joining NYU I was a researcher at the Brain Engineering Center in the Institute for research in fundamental sciences (IPM) in Tehran, Iran.


Research technician


I graduated from The George Washington University in 2018 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and minor in Electrical Engineering. During my undergraduate career, I conducted research under Dr. Murray Loew in the GW Medical Imaging & Image Analysis Laboratory, developing pixel clustering algorithms for identification of potentially tumorous regions from infrared breast images.



Research scientist

Before joining the Rinberg Lab I worked in condensed matter physics. At the Rinberg Lab, I am applying my expertise in designing and running complex experimental apparatus to build the next generation of olfactometers. 


Research technician

I became interested in neuroscience as an undergraduate at NYU, having initially worked in labs centered around genetics-based methods. I am excited to gain experience with behavioral models for understanding how sensory information is integrated to form perceptual space.I graduated from the NYU College of Arts and Sciences in 2021 with a B.S in Neural Science and a minor in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (CAMS). My future aim is to pursue a PhD in Systems Neuroscience.



Research Associate

I’m interested in computational interpretations of neural data. I graduated from Princeton University in 2021 with a B.A. in neuroscience and minors in public health and quantitative biology. There, I worked with Dr. Sebastian Seung’s laboratory on analyzing graph properties of the fly brain connectome. 




        Jonathan Witztum

         Hiro Nakayama

Erez Shor

Gilad Lerman

Erwan Poivet

Ezequiel Arneodo           Postdoc, UCSD

Sasha Devore                 Senior Editor, Nature Neuroscience

Jagdish Patel                  Postdoc, Pfizer

Matt Smear                     Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene

Roman Shusterman      Research Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene

Rod O’Connor                 PI, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, LIMOGES, FRANCE



       Edmund Chong             Postdoc at SWC, London 

Christopher Wilson      Google

Johanes Kappel            PhD student Max PIanck Institute

Kristina Penikis            

Arbora Resulaj              Assistant Professor at University of Toronto


Dominic Demeterfi, Marco Balboa, Sara Stark, Gabriela Serrano, Angelika Pickens, Hans Ma, Admir Resulaj


Yevgeniy Sirotin, Adam Dewan, David Markowitz

Summer and rotation students, volunteers:

Aaron Lanz, Lavanya Shukla, Camille Rullan, Sneha Aenugu, Jonathan Shor, Lauren Ryan, Alexandra Dolznina, Daniel Schein, Roman Huszar, Maya Laughton, David Godovich, Mark Robles-Long, Angela Licata, Dana Tsipenyuk, Anthony Oganov, Amin Nibir, Rachel Swanson, Andrew Matheson, Arif Niyaz, Akash Pillai, Leeann Ozer, Sebastian van Opheusden, Zoe Talbot, Hannah Bertstein,, Anders Laan, Utsav Goel, Dylan Rich, Meliz Yilmaz, Daniel Wesson



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