Dani Dumitriu

Dani Dumitriu, PhD, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience

Research Topics:

Behavioral Health, Brain Imaging, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Depression, Environmental Health, Image Analysis, Neural Networks, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Neurotoxicology, Prefrontal Cortex, Quantitative Neuroanatomy, Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity

As a pediatrician, neuroscientist, and environmental health fellow, I am interested in elucidating the neurobiological basis for resilience, i.e. the brain wiring that gives some individuals the ability to withstand adversity. Currently, my lab is working on a mouse model of social defeat and developing predictive measures of resilience using a combination of behavioral tasks, viral-mediated circuit tracing, chemogenetics, high resolution confocal microscopy, and network analysis of macroscale neural activation. My ultimate goal is to pioneer "developmental neuroprevention" by creating tools that will enhance resiliency neural networks in children, thereby leading to happier, healthier lives.


BS, University of California, Santa Barbara

MD/PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai