Daniel A Dombeck

  • 2666 Citations
20012022
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Research Interests

Understanding the cellular and circuit mechanisms responsible for the neuronal activity that allows mammals to navigate and find their way to specific destinations by developing and applying novel optical and genetic techniques to perform cellular and subcellular resolution imaging and manipulation of neuronal population activity in mice navigating in virtual reality environments.

Education/Academic qualification

Biophysics, PhD, Cornell University

… → 2005

Physics, MS, Cornell University

… → 2003

Physics, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign

… → 2000

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Grants 2010 2022

Ecology
Learning systems
Animals
Brain
Planning
Cognition
Dopaminergic Neurons
Dermatoglyphics
Schizophrenia
Research
Dopaminergic Neurons
Mesencephalon
Dopamine
Reward
Locomotion

Research Output 2001 2019

Dendritic mechanisms of hippocampal place field formation

Sheffield, M. EJ. & Dombeck, D. A., Feb 1 2019, In : Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 54, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Hippocampus
Brain
Research
Place Cells
2 Citations

An olfactory virtual reality system for mice

Radvansky, B. A. & Dombeck, D. A., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature communications. 9, 1, 839.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

User-Computer Interface
virtual reality
Virtual reality
mice
Navigation

Evidence for a subcircuit in medial entorhinal cortex representing elapsed time during immobility

Heys, J. G. & Dombeck, D. A., Nov 1 2018, In : Nature Neuroscience. 21, 11, p. 1574-1582 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entorhinal Cortex
Neurons
Episodic Memory
Locomotion
2 Citations

Mapping projections of molecularly defined dopamine neuron subtypes using intersectional genetic approaches

Poulin, J. F., Caronia-Brown, G., Hofer, C., Cui, Q., Helm, B., Ramakrishnan, C., Chan, S., Dombeck, D. A., Deisseroth, K. & Awatramani, R., Sep 1 2018, In : Nature Neuroscience. 21, 9, p. 1260-1271 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dopaminergic Neurons
Ventral Tegmental Area
Caudate Nucleus
Putamen
Nucleus Accumbens
6 Citations

Ultrafast neuronal imaging of dopamine dynamics with designed genetically encoded sensors

Patriarchi, T., Cho, J. R., Merten, K., Howe, M. W., Marley, A., Xiong, W. H., Folk, R. W., Broussard, G. J., Liang, R., Jang, M. J., Zhong, H., Dombeck, D. A., von Zastrow, M., Nimmerjahn, A., Gradinaru, V., Williams, J. T. & Tian, L., Jun 29 2018, In : Science. 360, 6396, eaat4422.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dopamine
Optogenetics
Learning
Melatonin
Neuropeptides