Tristan Shuman

Tristan Shuman, PhD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Autism, Epilepsy, Extracellular Unit Recording, Memory, Stem Cells, Transplantation

Tristan Shuman is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  His research focuses on how epilepsy leads to cognitive deficits and how these deficits can be rescued using interneuron transplantation in rodent models. His lab uses in vivo calcium imaging with miniature microscopes as well as electrophysiology to investigate the precise network alterations that produce seizures and cognitive deficits in epileptic mice. Dr Shuman obtained his PhD in Experimental Psychology from University of California, San Diego, where he examined how addiction-related memory ensembles contributed to cocaine drug seeking.  Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Sinai, Dr Shuman was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles where he examined network alterations in epileptic mice.

Shuman Lab website

Education

PhD, University of California, San Diego

University of California, Los Angeles