Using machine learning and deep learning tools to model and predict rodent vocal communications and behavioral patterns
I am originally from India. After obtaining a master's degree from Banaras Hindu University in Molecular and Human Genetics in my home country, I decided to challenge myself in a completely new research environment. Hence I decided to move to Israel. I am currently doing my Ph.D. under the joined guidance of Prof' Shlomo Wagner and Dr. Liza Barki-Harrington trying to answer the question of how acute social isolation causes social memory loss using rat as a model system. In my spare time, I enjoy doing sports and I try to travel whenever I have the chance.
I am a neurobiologist with a wide span of interests, some of which I have investigated in two different vertebrate models, zebrafish and mice. I had the opportunity to study sensory processing, sensorimotor adaptation, synaptic plasticity and simple learning using zebrafish in France and United Kingdom (German Sumbre and Anton Nikolaev labs). I transitioned to mammalian systems neuroscience while doing my first postdoc in Budapest, Hungary in the lab of Balazs Hangya. There I studied previously uncharacterized modulatory basal forebrain neurons using optrode electrophysiological recordings and behavioral measurements in the mouse during associative learning. I joined the Wagner lab at the University of Haifa fascinated by the idea of studying neuromodulatory circuits during various forms of social interactions. I aim to establish in vivo imaging (miniscope) and electro-physiological (optrode) recordings during social behaviors in order to get insights into real time computations of modulatory neurons contributing to social cognition.
Dr. Shani Heskel – Post-Doctoral fellow
Dr. Michal Sheleg – Post-Doctoral fellow
Dr. Hala Harony – Post-Doctoral fellow
Dr. Hadar Shachar-Gold – Ph.D. student
Dr. Guy Shpak – Ph.D. student
Dr. Lilach Porat-Kuperstein – Ph.D. student
Dr. Rotem Gur – Ph.D. student
Dr. Alex Tendler – Ph.D. student
Shimrat Mamrut – M.Sc. student
Sharon Rustami – M.Sc. student
Dana Iron – M.Sc. student
Maya Kay – M.Sc. student
Noa Zor – M.Sc. student
Noam Leser – M.Sc. student
Mayan Levy – M.Sc. student
Tal Madjar – M.Sc. student
Linoy Frankiensztajn – M.Sc. student
Wael Dagash – M.Sc.
Diana Shehtman – M.Sc.
Danit Levenda – M.Sc.