Sotiris Masmanidis, Ph.D.

Sotiris Masmanidis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(310) 794-5625

Department of Neurobiology
10833 Le Conte Avenue, Rm 73-210 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763
Campus Mail Code 176318

Research Interests

Effects of addiction and depression on brain reward circuitry

Cell-to-cell signaling regime in the basal ganglia and limbic system

Adaptation to rewarding experiences and associated cues

Recent Papers

Alivisatos A.P., Andrews A.M., Boyden E.S., Chun M., Church G.M., Deisseroth K., Donoghue J.P., Fraser S.E., Lippincott-Schwartz J., Looger L.L., Masmanidis S., McEuen P.L., Nurmikko A.V., Park H., Peterka D.S., Reid C., Roukes M.L., Scherer A., Schnitzer M., Sejnowski T.J., Shepard K.L., Tsao D., Turrigiano G., Weiss P.S., Xu C., Yuste R., Zhuang X. “Nanotools for neuroscience and brain activity mapping.” ACS Nano. 2013 Mar 26;7(3):1850-66.

Scott K.M., Du J., Lester H.A., Masmanidis S.C. “Variability of acute extracellular action potential measurements with multisite silicon probes.” J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Oct 15;211(1):22-30.

Lee S.H., Kwan A.C., Zhang S., Phoumthipphavong V., Flannery J.G., Masmanidis S.C., Taniguchi H., Huang Z.J., Zhang F., Boyden E.S., Deisseroth K., Dan Y. “Activation of specific interneurons improves V1 feature selectivity and visual perception.” Nature. 2012 Aug 16;488(7411):379-83.

Karabalin R.B., Lifshitz R., Cross M.C., Matheny M.H., Masmanidis S.C., Roukes M.L. “Signal amplification by sensitive control of bifurcation topology.” Physical Review Letters. 2011;106: 094102. Du J., Blanche T.J., Harrison R.R., Lester H.A., Masmanidis S.C. “Multiplexed, high density electrophysiology with nanofabricated neural probes.” PLoS One. 2011;6(1):e26204.

Sadek A.S., Karabalin R.B., Du J., Roukes M.L., Koch C., Masmanidis S.C. “Wiring nanoscale biosensors with piezoelectric nanomechanical resonators.” Nano Lett. 2010 May 12;10(5):1769-73.

Karabalin R.B., Masmanidis S.C., Roukes M.L. “Efficient parametric amplification with high and very high frequency piezoelectric nanoelectromechanical systems.” Applied Physics Letters. 2010;97: 183101.

Du J., Roukes M.L., Masmanidis S.C. “Dual-side and three-dimensional microelectrode arrays fabricated from ultra-thin silicon substrates.” J. Micromechanics & Microengineering, 19: 075008 (2009).

Du J., Riedel-Kruse I.H., Nawroth J.C., Roukes M.L., Laurent G., Masmanidis S.C. “High-resolution three-dimensional extracellular recording of neuronal activity with microfabricated electrode arrays.” J Neurophysiol. 2009 Mar;101(3):1671-8.

Masmanidis S.C., Karabalin R.B., De Vlaminck I., Borghs G., Freeman M.R., Roukes M.L. “Multifunctional nanomechanical systems via tunably coupled piezoelectric actuation.” Science. 2007 Aug 10;317(5839):780-3.