Abhi is happy to discuss potential Ph.D. opportunities and sponsoring externally-funded postdoctoral fellowships. Please email Abhi at abhi.banerjee@newcastle.ac.uk and get in touch for an informal inquiry.

Dr Abhishek Banerjee

Abhi is the head of Adaptive Decisions Lab. Abhi did his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford as a Felix Scholar. He was a Simons Fellow at MIT and a Teaching Fellow in Neurobiology at Harvard University. He was then a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow and NARSAD Young Investigator at the University of Zürich. 

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Jasper Teutsch

Jasper is a PhD student in the lab. He is studying flexible learning in long-range cortico-cortical circuits. He has an M.Sc. in Translational Neuroscience from Universitat Ulm, Germany.

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Anastasia Dimitriou

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Anastasia is a PhD student in the lab. She is studying thalamocortical plasticity in PFC. She was an MRes in Neuroscience student at Newcastle University, UK.

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Dr Abhishek Banerjee

Abhi is the PI of Adaptive Decisions Lab. Abhi did his D.Phil. at University of Oxford as a Felix Scholar. He was a Simons Fellow at MIT and a Teaching Fellow in Neurobiology at Harvard University. He was then a Marie Curie Fellow and NARSAD Young Investigator at University of Zürich. 

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Jasper Teutsch

Jasper is a PhD student in the lab. He is studying flexible learning in long-range cortico-cortical circuits. He has an M.Sc. in Translational Neuroscience from Universitat Ulm, Germany.

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Anastasia Dimitriou

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Anastasia is a PhD student in the lab. She is studying thalamocortical plasticity in PFC. She was an MRes in Neuroscience student at Newcastle University, UK.

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Rachel Thompson

Rachel is an MRes Neuroscience student in the lab. She will be studying flexible learning brain circuitry using mice, and previously studied Biology with Industrial Experience at Manchester University. 

Adam Chapman

Adam is an M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering student in the lab. He is exploring the complex cognition of rodents in response to sensory processing through the design of behavioural-neural interfaces, and has a B.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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Zhi Hao

Zhi Hao is a MSc student in the lab. He is exploring possible neural mechanisms underlying flexible decision-making using tensor decomposition and machine learning techniques. He has a BSc in neuroscience from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.

Marco Bocchio

Marco is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab. Marco did his D.Phil. and his first postdoc at University of Oxford. He was then an FRM and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at INMED, Aix-Marseille University in Rosa Cossart's lab.

David Haydock

David was a Master's student in Computational Neuroscience in the lab. He analysed neuronal response dynamics using tensor component analysis. He has a B.Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. 

Now: PhD student at University of Hertfordshire, UK

Giuseppe Parente

Giuseppe did his B.Sc. in Physics from Universita di Tor Vergata. He worked with Abhi in Zurich and implemented sophisticated analytical tools to study learning dynamics.

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Matteo Cartiglia 

Matteo was a Master's student studying Biomedical Engineering at ETH-Zurich.  He worked with Abhi to build a virtual-reality set-up to study hippocampal circuit dynamics. 

Now: Ph.D. student with Giacomo Indiveri, ETH-Zurich 

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Karolina Ignatiadis

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Karolina was a Master’s student studying computational neuroscience at ETH-Zurich. She worked with Abhi modelling response dynamics of Ca2+ signals in 2P-imaging.

 

Now: Ph.D. student at Austrian Academy of Sciences Acoustics Research Institute, Vienna

Chiara Rickenbach

Chiara was a Master's student in Neurobiology at ETH-Zurich. She ​worked with Abhi to investigate hippocampal circuits in contextual reward processing. 

Now: PhD Student at University of Zurich, Immunology of Neurodegeneration

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Team News

New paper in Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences 

Reinforcement-driven learning in the neocortex: Emerging computational concepts - Banerjee et al. 2021

March 30, 2021 doi: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352154621000413.

New paper in Nature

September 03, 2020

Value-guided remapping of sensory circuits by lateral orbitofrontal cortex -- Banerjee et al. 2020

doi: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2704-z

We investigated two important aspects of the lateral orbitofrontal cortex function in this manuscript: how OFC neurons encode decision variables in a tactile reversal learning task and how OFC instructs S1 to implement learned stimulus–outcome associations. 

New preprint in bioRxiv

March 12, 2020

Value-guided remapping of sensory circuits by lateral orbitofrontal cortex in reversal learning -- Banerjee et al. 2020

doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.11.982744 

AREADNE abstract accepted

February 24, 2020

Abstract collaborating with Matthias Tsai and Walter Senn is accepted for the AREADNE Neurocomputation meeting

REVERSAL LEARNING WITH VALUE BACKPROPAGATION FROM LATERAL ORBITOFRONTAL TO SENSORY CORTEX

Abhishek Banerjee1,3*†, Matthias C. Tsai 2*, Giuseppe Parente1, Willem A.M. Wybo2, Jasper Teutsch 1,3, Fritjof Helmchen1*, Walter Senn 2*

1 Brain Research Institute, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

2 Department of Physiology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

3 Biosciences Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Talk at McGill, Montréal

November 7, 2019

Visiting McGill University Neuroscience center, hosted by Jesper Sjöström. Fantastic time visiting old and new colleagues.. 

Dr. Abhishek Banerjee
Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University Medical School
Title: Cognitive switches and adaptive neural dynamics in cortical circuits
Host: Jesper Sjöström