Tristan Shuman

Tristan Shuman, PhD

About Me

Tristan Shuman is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  His research focuses on how the brain produces precise neural activity to perform memory tasks and how these processes break down in models of disease such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.  His lab uses in vivo calcium imaging with miniature microscopes as well as electrophysiology to investigate the network alterations that produce cognitive deficits and seizures in mouse models of disease. Dr. Shuman obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from University of California, San Diego, where he examined how addiction-related memory ensembles contributed to cocaine drug seeking.  Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai, Dr. Shuman was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles where he examined network alterations in epileptic mice.

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Research Topics

Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Computational Neuroscience, Electrophysiology, Epilepsy, Extracellular Unit Recording, Hippocampus, Memory, Neuroscience, Seizure, Stem Cells, Systems Neuroscience, Transplantation

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU]

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