Yevgeniy Sirotin, Ph.D.Leon Levy Presidential Fellow in Neuroscience
Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior
Odor Perception and Neurophysiology
I am interested in understanding how neural activity is linked to perception. We use our olfactory system to detect, identify, and respond to odors in our environment. However, how odor information is encoded in the brain is not fully understood. I am studying how simple olfactory perceptual phenomena such as odor intensity may be represented by neurons in the olfactory bulb. To gain insight into this problem, I am using a combination of experiments in humans, which provide excellent perceptual reports, and neurophysical studies in rodents.
In pursuing this work and other projects, I am fortunate to collaborate with other excellent investigators both here at Rockefeller and at other institutions.
- Aniruddha Das, Ph.D. - Columbia University
- Diego Laplagne, Ph.D. - Rockefeller University
- Dmitry Rinberg, Ph.D. - HHMI JFRC
- Andreas Keller, Ph.D. - Rockefeller University
Dr. Sirotin graduated summa cum laude with a joint B.S./M.S. degree from Brandeis University. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Columbia University, where he was recognized with the University’s Kavli Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Neural Sciences and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. In 2010, he joined Rockefeller as a fellow in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior.