Arbora Resulaj, PhD

2019 K99/R00 Awardee
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University of California- San Francisco
Post-doctoral Fellow

Arbora Resulaj is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Massimo Scanziani at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her research is focused on understanding how neural circuits enable perception, memory and decision-making. Prior to joining the laboratory of Dr. Massimo Scanziani, she received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. from University of Cambridge, where she was a student in the Cambridge-Janelia Ph.D. program. She worked with Drs. Daniel Wolpert and Michael Shadlen to combine theoretical approaches and experimental findings to study decision-making in humans. She then worked with Dr. Dmitry Rinberg to develop tools and methods to study the timing of olfactory perceptual decisions in mice. Her work has appeared in journals such as Nature. Dr. Resulaj's postdoctoral work in Dr. Massimo Scanziani's lab was recently published in 2018. Using behavior, electrophysiology and optogenetics, she provided the first direct answer to a fundamental question in systems neuroscience: what is the speed of visual cortical processing when making a perceptual decision? Her current work is focused on developing methods to study short term memory, and its role in visual perception and decision-making in mice.

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