EDUCATION


2003–2009      Doctor of Philosophy
                        Neural Science
                        Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY

1999–2003      Bachelors of Arts
                        Biological Basis of Behavior
                        University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2019–              Assistant Professor
                        Department of Neuroscience, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
                        Columbia University 

2014–2019      Postdoctoral Fellow
                        Principal Investigator: Gregory Horwitz, PhD
                        Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington

2010–2014      Postdoctoral Fellow
                        Principal Investigator: Anitha Pasupathy, PhD
                        Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington

2009–2010      Postdoctoral Fellow
                        Principal Investigator: Tony Movshon, PhD
                        Center for Neural Science, New York University

2004–2009      Doctoral Student
                        Principal Investigator: Tony Movshon, PhD
                        Center for Neural Science, New York University

2003–2004      Doctoral Rotation
                        Principal Investigator: Lynne Kiorpes, PhD
                        Center for Neural Science, New York University

2001–2003      Undergraduate Independent Study
                        Principal Investigator: Larry Palmer, PhD
                        Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania


HONORS


2019                National Eye Institute Early Career Investigator Travel Award

2018                McKnight Foundation Allison Doupe Postdoctoral Fellowship

2014                UW Postdoctoral Mentoring Award Nominee

2009                Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting 'Spotlight Presentation'

2008                NYU Dean's Dissertation Writing Award in the Natural/Life Sciences

2006–2008      NYU Graduate Teaching Fellow, Graduate Student Education Development Program

2006                NYU Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award in the Natural/Life Sciences

2005                NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Award

2003–2005      NYU Center for Neural Science, Education Committee Member

2002                PENN Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship



INVITED SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS


2018               National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD

2018               National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD

2018               Columbia University, Department of Neuroscience, New York, NY 

2017               International Brain Research Organization Middle East & North Africa Conference, Jordan

2017               University of Washington, Physiology & Biophysics Postdoctoral Seminar Series, Seattle, WA

2015               Université Paris Descartes, Neurobridges Workshop, Paris, France

2015               University of Washington, Physiology & Biophysics Postdoctoral Seminar Series, Seattle, WA

2011               University of Washington, Computational Neuroscience Symposium, Seattle, WA

2010               State University of New York, College of Optometry, New York, NY

2009               University of Texas at Austin, Center for Perceptual Systems, Austin, TX

2009               Johns Hopkins University, Mind/Brain Institute, Baltimore, MD

2009               University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure, Seattle, WA



TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2006–2008      NYU Graduate Teaching Fellow: Orientation Training for TAs in the Natural/Life Sciences

2005                NYU Graduate Teaching Assistant: Brain and Behavior

2004                NYU Graduate Teaching Assistant: Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience



JOURNAL PEER REVIEW


Cerebral Cortex

Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting

Journal of Neurophysiology

Journal of Neuroscience

Journal of Vision

Nature Communications

PLOS Computational Biology

PLOS ONE



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


2019                Columbia University: PI Crash Course – Skills for New Lab Leaders

2016–2017      UW Seminar Series: Career Planning for STEM Postdocs and Graduate Students 

2014–2016      UW Seminar Series: Hit the Ground Running – Preparing Postdocs for Academic Success

2014                UW Workshop: Future Faculty Fellows Program

2005                CSHL Summer Course: Structure, Function and Development of the Visual System


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES


Society for Neuroscience

Vision Sciences Society

Society for Arab Neuroscientists (Founder & Executive Board Member)



PUBLICATIONS


Fetsch CR, Odean NN, Jeurissen D, El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD, Shadlen MN (2018). Focal optogenetic suppression in macaque area MT biases direction discrimination and decision confidence, but only transiently. eLife, 7:e36523.

Pasupathy A, El-Shamayleh Y, Popovkina DV (2018). Visual shape and object perception. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Ed. S. Murray Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press. 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264086.013.75.
 
El-Shamayleh Y, Kojima Y, Soetedjo R, Horwitz GD (2017). Selective optogenetic control of Purkinje cells in monkey cerebellum. Neuron, 95: 51-62.

Fyall AM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Choi H, Shea-Brown E, Pasupathy A (2017). Dynamic representation of partially occluded objects in primate prefrontal and visual cortex. eLIFE, 6:e25784. *Authors contributed equally.

Mendoza SM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Horwitz GD (2017). AAV-mediated delivery of optogenetic constructs to the macaque brain triggers humoral immune responses. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(5):2004-2013*Authors contributed equally.

Galvan A*, Stauffer WR*, Acker L, El-Shamayleh Y, Inoue K, Ohayon S, Schmid MC (2017). Nonhuman Primate Optogenetics: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(45):10894-10903. *Authors contributed equally.

El-Shamayleh Y, Ni AM, Horwitz GD (2016). Strategies for targeting primate neural circuits with viral vectors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116(1):122–34.

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A (2016). Contour curvature as an invariant code for objects in visual area V4. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(20):5532-5543.


Kumbhani RD, El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA (2015). Temporal and spatial limits of pattern motion sensitivity in macaque MT neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(7):1977-88.


Kosai Y*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Fyall A, Pasupathy A (2014). The role of visual area V4 in the discrimination of partially occluded shapes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(25):8570-8584. *Authors contributed equally.


El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv NT, Movshon JA (2013). Visual response properties of V1 neurons projecting to V2 in macaque. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(42):16594-605. 


El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA (2011). Neuronal responses to texture-defined form in macaque visual area V2. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(23):8543-55. 


El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA, Kiorpes L (2010). Development of sensitivity to visual texture modulation in macaque monkeys. Journal of Vision, 10(11):11.


El-Shamayleh Y, Kiorpes L, Kohn A, Movshon JA (2010). Visual motion processing by neurons in area MT of macaque monkeys with experimental amblyopia. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(36):12198-209.



MANUSCRIPTS


El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD (Submitted). Primate optogenetics: Progress and Prognosis. PNAS (Invited submission)


DOCTORAL THESIS

El-Shamayleh Y (2010). Neuronal and behavioral responses to visual form. New York University. UMI Number: 3380291.


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS


Selective optogenetic control of GABAergic cells in macaque

El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD (McKnight Conference 2018)


Selective optogenetic control of Purkinje cells in monkey cerebellum

El-Shamayleh Y, Kojima Y, Soetedjo R, Horwitz GD (SfN 2016)


Effects of optogenetic inactivation in macaque areas MT and MST on choice and confidence during a direction discrimination task

Fetsch CR, El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD, Shadlen MN (SfN 2016)


Leveraging visual feature selectivity to probe mechanisms of size-invariant object coding

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A (SfN 2013)


Sensitivity of curvature-tuned V4 neurons under partial occlusion

Pasupathy A, Kosai Y, El-Shamayleh Y, Fyall A (SfN 2013)


Size-invariant shape coding in visual area V4

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A (COSYNE 2013)

Size-invariant shape coding in visual area V4

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A (ARVO 2013)


Selectivity for contour shape as a function of size and position within V4 receptive fields

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A (SfN 2011)


Visual response properties of V1 neurons projecting to V2 in macaque

El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv NT, Movshon JA (SfN 2009)


Visual response properties of striate cortical neurons projecting to V2 in macaque

El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv N., Movshon JA (VSS 2009)


Visual response properties of V1 neurons projecting to V2 in macaque

El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv NT, Movshon JA (COSYNE 2009)


Spatial and temporal limits of pattern motion analysis by MT neurons

Kumbhani RD, El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA (VSS 2008)


Response properties of MT neurons in amblyopic macaques

El-Shamayleh Y, Kohn A, Movshon JA, Kiorpes L (VSS 2007)


Perception of texture in macaque monkeys: development and amblyopia

Kiorpes L, Gavlin A, El-Shamayleh Y (SfN 2006)


Responses to texture-defined form in macaque V2 neurons

El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA  (SfN 2006)


Different aspects of form vision develop at different rates

El-Shamayleh Y, Kiorpes L, Movshon JA  (VSS 2005)


Perception of Glass patterns and texture-defined forms in developing macaque monkeys

El-Shamayleh Y, Kiorpes L, Movshon JA (SfN 2004)