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


2014–present    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



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


HONORS


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


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



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


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



JOURNAL PEER REVIEW


Cerebral Cortex

Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting

Journal of Neurophysiology

Journal of Neuroscience

Journal of Vision

PLOS Computational Biology

PLOS ONE



PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES


Society for Neuroscience

Society for Arab Neuroscientists (Founder & Executive Board Member)

 


PUBLICATIONS [PEER-REVIEWED]
 
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.

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.




PUBLICATIONS [INVITED]
 
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.

Pasupathy A, El-Shamayleh Y, Popovkina DV (2017). Visual shape and object perception. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Ed. S. Murray Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press. In press. 


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 Purkinje cells in monkey cerebellum

El-Shamayleh Y (SfN 2017)


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)