Columbia University Medical Center

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE

Yasmine El-Shamayleh, PhD

Yasmine El-Shamayleh, PhD
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute)

Neural mechanisms of vision

(1) Visual form processing in the primate cerebral cortex. 

(2) Viral vector strategies for the functional dissection of primate neural circuits.

Lab Locations

Jerome L. Greene Science Center

3227 Broadway
Quad 6A
New York, NY 10027

Phone:
(212) 853-0285
Email:
ye2200@columbia.edu

Lab Website

Research Interests

Sensory Physiology
Synapses and circuits
Cognitive/Systems neuroscience

Lab Members

Publications

Fetsch CR, Odean NN, Jeurissen D, El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD, Shadlen MN [2018]. Focal optogenetic suppression in macaque area MT biases direction discrimination and decision confidence, but only transiently. eLife, 7:e36523

Pasupathy A, El-Shamayleh Y, Popovkina DV [2018]. Visual shape and object perception. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Ed. S. Murray Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press. 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264086.013.75.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kojima Y, Soetedjo R, Horwitz GD [2017]. Selective optogenetic control of Purkinje cells in monkey cerebellum. Neuron, 95: 51-62. 

Fyall AM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Choi H, Shea-Brown E, Pasupathy A [2017]. Dynamic representation of partially occluded objects in primate prefrontal and visual cortex. eLIFE, 6:e25784. *Authors contributed equally.

Mendoza SM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Horwitz GD [2017]. AAV-mediated delivery of optogenetic constructs to the macaque brain triggers humoral immune responses. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117[5]:2004-2013. *Authors contributed equally.

Galvan A, Stauffer WR, Acker L, El-Shamayleh Y, Inoue K, Ohayon S, Schmid MC [2017]. Nonhuman Primate Optogenetics: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Journal of Neuroscience, 37[45]:10894-10903.

El-Shamayleh Y, Ni AM, Horwitz GD [2016]. Strategies for targeting primate neural circuits with viral vectors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116[1]:122–34.

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A [2016]. Contour curvature as an invariant code for objects in visual area V4. Journal of Neuroscience, 36[20]:5532-5543.

Kumbhani RD, El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA [2015]. Temporal and spatial limits of pattern motion sensitivity in macaque MT neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113[7]:1977-88.

Kosai Y*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Fyall A, Pasupathy A [2014]. The role of visual area V4 in the discrimination of partially occluded shapes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34[25]:8570-8584. *Authors contributed equally.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv NT, Movshon JA [2013]. Visual response properties of V1 neurons projecting to V2 in macaque. Journal of Neuroscience, 33[42]:16594-605. 

El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA [2011]. Neuronal responses to texture-defined form in macaque visual area V2. Journal of Neuroscience, 31[23]:8543-55. 

El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA, Kiorpes L [2010]. Development of sensitivity to visual texture modulation in macaque monkeys. Journal of Vision, 10[11]:11.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kiorpes L, Kohn A, Movshon JA [2010]. Visual motion processing by neurons in area MT of macaque monkeys with experimental amblyopia. Journal of Neuroscience, 30[36]:12198-209.