The Theoretical Neuroscience Lab is headed by Yonatan Aljadeff and is part of the UCSD Neurobiology Department

We study models of neurons and networks to understand brain organization and function.

We are interested in a broad set of problems:

  1. How are representations of the outside world formed and maintained in the brain?

  2. How is learning linked to synaptic plasticity?

  3. How do brain areas far from the sensory periphery make inferences about the outside world?

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.