Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and also holds a joint visiting appointment at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Rutishauser studied computer science for his BS, and then received his PhD in Computation & Neural Systems from Caltech. After postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, he started his own lab in 2012. He received the Amercian Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award (2007), the Ferguson Award (2008), and in 2014 the Troland Award by the National Academy of Sciences for his innovative experimental and computational studies to understand human perception and memory. In 2014, he was named a Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He co-edited the textbook "Single neuron studies of the human brain" by MIT press. His work has been published in a variety of journals, including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PNAS, Current Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, and Neural Computation.
The Rutishauser laboratory is investigating the neural mechanisms of learning, memory and decision-making at the level of single neurons in humans. We are a systems neuroscience laboratory and use a combination of in vivo single-unit electrophysiology in humans, intracranial electrocorticography, eye tracking, behavior, and computational and theoretical approaches. We have helped pioneer the technique of human single-neuron recordings and continue to advance the tools, methods and surgical techniques that allow such experiments. Recent work has focused on the neural representation of novelty and familiarity in the human hippocampus, amygdala and basal ganglia; the theta rhythm; investigation of learning abnormalities in movement disorders; and the neural representation of faces and emotions in the amygdala.
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Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Biomedical Sciences
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Visiting Associate (Faculty),
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Cedars-Sinai Office: Advanced Health Science Pavilion, Room A6444; Lab A6441; Phone 310-967-8364.
Caltech Office: Moore Laboratory, Room 125; Phone 626-395-3474.
List of publications
Google Scholar profile
Human single unit meeting
Book Single neuron studies of the human brain (MIT Press)