• Chong E, M Moroni, CD Wilson, S Shoham, S Panzeri, D Rinberg.

Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the coding logic of olfactory perception. 


Real‐Time In Situ Holographic Optogenetics Confocally Unraveled Sculpting Microscopy. 

Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2019, 1900144 [pdf]

  • Williams A, B Poole, N Maheswaranathan, K Dhawale, T Fisher, CD Wilson, DH Brann, E Trautmann, S Ryu, R Shusterman, D Rinberg, BP Ölveczky, KV Shenoy, S Ganguli. 

Discovering precise temporal patterns in large-scale neural recordings through robust and interpretable time warping. 

Neuron 105, 246-259 [pdf] (also at Biorxiv)

  • Kepple DR, H Giaffar, D Rinberg, AA Koulakov.

Deconstructing Odorant Identity via Primacy in Dual Networks​. 

Neural Compuation, 31(4),710-737 [pdf]


  •  Shusterman R, YB Sirotin, MC Smear, Y Ahmadian, D Rinberg. 

Sniff invariant odor coding.

eNeuro 6, [pdf] (also at Bioarxiv)

  • Lerman GM,  JV Gill, D Rinberg, S Shoham.

Precise optical probing of perceptual detection.


  • Dewan A,  A Cichy, J Zhang, K Miguel, P Feinstein, D Rinberg,  T Bozza. 

Single olfactory receptors set odor detection thresholds.

Nature Comm., 9, 2887. [pdf], (also at Biorxiv)

  • Chong E & D Rinberg. 

Behavioral readout of spatio-temporal codes in olfaction.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 52, 18–24 [pdf].

  • Arneodo EM, KB Penikis, N Rabinowitz, A Licata, A Cichy, J Zhang, T Bozza, and D Rinberg. 

Stimulus Dependent Diversity And Stereotypy In The Output Of An Olfactory Functional Unit. 

Nat Commun 9, 1347 [pdf] (also at Biorxiv)

  • Giaffar H, D Rinberg, AA Koulakov. 

Primacy model and the evolution of the olfactory receptor repertoire. Biorxiv


  • Wilson CD, GO Serrano, AA Koulakov, and D Rinberg.  

A primacy code for odor identity.

Nat Commun 8, 1477 [pdf] (also at  Biorxiv​)


  • Sirotin YB, R Shusterman, and D Rinberg.

Neural Coding of Perceived Odor Intensity.

eNeuro, 2(6) [pdf]


  • Resulaj A.  and D Rinberg. 

Novel Behavioral Paradigm Reveals Lower Temporal Limits on Mouse Olfactory Decisions.

J. Neuroscience, 35, pp.11667–11673  (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]



  • Sanders H, BE Kolterman, R Shusterman, D Rinberg, A Koulakov, and J Lisman.

A network that performs brute-force conversion of a temporal sequence to a spatial pattern: relevance to odor recognition.

Front Comput Neurosci, 8, 108 [pdf]


  • Devore S, and D Rinberg.

Dark matter of the bulb.

Nature Neuroscience 17, 485–487 [pdf]


  • Reisert J. GJ Golden, K Matsumura, M Smear, D Rinberg, and A Gelperin.

Comparing thoracic and intra-nasal pressure transients to monitor active odor sampling during odor-guided decision making in the mouse.

J. Neurosci. Methods, 221, pp.8–14 [pdf]



  • Dewan A, R Pacifico, R Zhan, D Rinberg, and T Bozza.

Non-redundant coding of aversive odours in the main olfactory pathway.

Nature, 497, pp.486-489 (reviewed at Faculty 1000)


  • Smear M, A Resulaj, J Zhang, T Bozza, and D Rinberg.

Multiple perceptible signals from a single olfactory glomerulus.  

Nature Neuroscience, 16, pp.1687–1691 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]



  • Spors H, DF Albeanu, V Murthy, D Rinberg, N Uchida, M Wachowiak, and RW Friedrich.

Illuminating Vertebrate Olfactory Processing.

J. Neuroscience, 32(41), pp.14102-14108 [pdf]



  • Smear M, R Shusterman, R O’Connor, T Bozza, and D Rinberg.

Perception of sniff phase in mouse olfaction.

Nature, 479, pp.397-400 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]


  • Shusterman R,  M Smear, A Koulakov, and D Rinberg.

Precise olfactory responses tile the sniff cycle.

Nature Neuroscience, 14 (8), pp.1039-1044 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]


  • Koulakov A and D Rinberg.

Sparse incomplete representations: A novel role for olfactory granule cells.

Neuron, 72, 124-136 [pdf]


  • Koulakov A, BE Kolterman, A Enikolopov, and D Rinberg.

In search of the structure of human olfactory space.

Frontiers in System Neuroscience, 5 (65), pp. 1-8 [pdf]



  • Katz DB, H Matsunami, D Rinberg, K Scott, M Wachowiak, and RI Wilson.

Receptors, Circuits, and Behaviors: New Directions in Chemical Senses. J. Neuroscience, 28(46), pp.11802-11805 [pdf]



  • Koulakov A, A Gelperin, and D Rinberg.

Olfactory coding with all-or-nothing glomeruli.

J. Neurophysiol., 98, pp.3134-3142 [pdf]



  • Rinberg D,  A Koulakov, and A Gelperin.

Sparse odor coding in behaving mice.

J. Neuroscience, 26(34), pp.8857-8865 [pdf]


  • Rinberg D, A Koulakov, and A Gelperin.

Speed accuracy tradeoff in olfaction.

Neuron, 51(3), pp.351-358 [pdf]


  • Rinberg D and A Gelperin.

Olfactory neuronal dynamics in behaving animals.

Seminars in Cell and Development biology, 17(4), 454046 [pdf]



  • Koulakov A, D Rinberg, and DN Tsigankov.

How to find decision makers in neural circuits?

Biological Cybernetics, 93(6), pp.447-462 [pdf]


  • Rinberg D, C Simonnet, and A Groisman.

Pneumatic capillary gun for ballistic delivery of microparticles.

Applied Physics Letters 87, p014103 [pdf]


- key papers

- reviews & previews


Public talks:


Rinberg D, "What the nose knows"

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

Rinberg D, "Odor Coding"

July 2015. Workshop “Deconstructing the Sense of Smell”. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, CA