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“Neuronal basis of decision making at the single trial level” published in Cell
“Neuronal basis of decision making at the single trial level” published in Cell
January 16, 2020
Our paper entitled “Cerebellar neurodynamics predict decision timing and outcome on single-trial level” has been published in Cell. In this work we have investigated the neuronal basis o
“HyMS  microscopy” published in Cell
“HyMS microscopy” published in Cell
April 11, 2019
Our paper entitled “Volumetric Ca2+ Imaging in the Mouse Brain using Hybrid Multiplexed Sculpted Light (HyMS) Microscopy” has been published in Cell. We have developed a modular
“MiniLFM” published in Nature Methods
“MiniLFM” published in Nature Methods
May 7, 2018
Our paper entitled “High-speed volumetric imaging of neuronal activity in freely moving rodents” has been published in Nature Methods. We present a head-mounted (more…)


Welcome to the Vaziri Lab at The Rockefeller University in New York. Our lab is also affiliated with the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria.

Our goal is the development and application of new multi-modal and integrated technologies to advance biology. In particular,  we are interested in the development of new optical imaging techniques in a synergetic combination with molecular, computational and other strategies that will transform our systems-level understanding of brain function. By developing new tools for high-speed interrogation of activity of large neuronal populations up to level of whole brains, we are aiming at extending the current boundaries in resolution, volume size and speed at which neuronal networks can be functionally recorded and manipulated. Ultimately, we are interested in uncovering the information-theoretical and computational principles of how sensory inputs are represented dynamically by the neuronal network activity at different processing levels and how their interaction with internal states generates behavior.

We take a multidisciplinary approach, with our research areas and technology development drawing on different fields of optics, molecular biology, neuroscience and computation which broadly fall into these three areas:

  1. Neurotechnology
  2. Other optical tools
  3. Biophysics & Biology

Positions available in the Vaziri Lab