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  • Gill JV, Lerman G, Zhao H, Stetler B, Rinberg D, Shoham S. 

        Precise Holographic Manipulation of Olfactory Circuits Reveals Coding

        Feature Determining Perceptual Detection

Neuron 108, 1-12 [pdf] (earlier versions at Biorxiv)

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

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

Science, 368 (6497), eaba2357 [pdf] (also at BioRxiv)

  • Shor E, Herrero-Vidal P, Dewan A, Uguz I, Curto V, Malliaras G, Savin C, Bozza T,        Rinberg D. 

​​          A mouse bio-electronic nose for sensitive and versatile chemical detection

        ​ BioRxiv



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

Real‐Time In Situ Holographic Optogenetics Confocally Unraveled Sculpting Microscopy

Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2019, 1900144 [pdf]

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

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, Giaffar H, Rinberg D, Koulakov AA.

Deconstructing Odorant Identity via Primacy in Dual Networks​. 

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


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

Sniff invariant odor coding.

eNeuro 6, [pdf] (also at Bioarxiv)

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

Single olfactory receptors set odor detection thresholds.

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

  • Chong E & Rinberg D. 

Behavioral readout of spatio-temporal codes in olfaction.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 52, 18–24 [pdf].

  • 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. 

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

  • Giaffar H, Rinberg D, Koulakov AA. 

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



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

A primacy code for odor identity.

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



  • Sirotin YB, Shusterman R, and Rinberg D.

Neural Coding of Perceived Odor Intensity.

eNeuro, 2(6) [pdf]


  • Resulaj A.  and Rinberg D. 

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

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



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

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 Rinberg D.

Dark matter of the bulb.

Nature Neuroscience 17, 485–487 [pdf]


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

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, Pacifico R, Zhan R, Rinberg D, and Bozza T.

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

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


  • 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]



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

Illuminating Vertebrate Olfactory Processing.

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


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

In search of the structure of human olfactory space.

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



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

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



  • Koulakov A, Gelperin A, and Rinberg D.

Olfactory coding with all-or-nothing glomeruli.

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



  • Rinberg D, Koulakov A, and Gelperin A.

Sparse odor coding in behaving mice.

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


  • Rinberg D, Koulakov A, and Gelperin A.

Speed accuracy tradeoff in olfaction.

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


  • Rinberg D and Gelperin A.

Olfactory neuronal dynamics in behaving animals.

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



  • Koulakov A, Rinberg D, and Tsigankov DN.

How to find decision makers in neural circuits?

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


  • Rinberg D, Simonnet C, and Groisman A.

Pneumatic capillary gun for ballistic delivery of microparticles.

Applied Physics Letters 87, p014103 [pdf]


Public talks:


Chong E, “Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the coding logic of olfactory perception. COSYNE 2020, Denver, CO.

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

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