The Theoretical Neuroscience Lab is headed by Yonatan Aljadeff and is part of the UCSD Neurobiology Section
We study models of neurons and networks to understand brain organization and function.
We are interested in a broad set of problems:
How are representations of the outside world formed and maintained in the brain?
How is learning linked to synaptic plasticity?
How do brain areas far from the sensory periphery make accurate inferences about the outside world, given contextual modulation, brain-state dependence, and stochasticity of neuronal responses?
Our work is based primarily on ideas from physics and mathematics, including dynamical systems, statistical physics and information theory. We emphasize collaboration with experimentalists investigating diverse animal models.
We are looking for both students and postdocs to join. If interested, get in touch.