|Associate Professor, Neurobiology
|Member, Brain Research Institute, California NanoSystems Institute, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
Our lab is broadly interested in the dynamics of basal ganglia and other neural circuits that mediate learning and movement. Some ongoing and recently completed projects are outlined below.
1. Dynamics of cortical and striatal circuits.
2. Function of dopaminergic circuits in associative learning and movement.
3. Altered neural dynamics in brain disorder models.
Sotiris Masmanidis received an undergraduate degree in Physics from University College London, and a PhD in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He was then awarded a Broad Fellowship in Brain Circuitry, and transitioned to neuroscience. In 2012 he joined the faculty in the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019 and Professor in 2023.