Peyman Golshani, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Golshani obtained his MD/PhD from UC Irvine and UC Davis where he trained under the mentorship of Dr. Edward G. Jones on the development of corticothalamic synapse. He then completed his Neurology residency at UCLA and obtained postdoctoral training with Dr. Felix Schweizer and Dr. Guoping Fan where he studied the role of DNA methylation in development of cortical circuits. He then became faculty and in collaboration with Dr. Portera-Cailliau and Dr. Stelios Smirnakis studied the developmental desynchronization of internally generated activity in the cerebral cortex. His independent laboratory now investigates how cortical microcircuits in the awake behaving animal encode sensory input and how disorders such as autism and developmental epilepsies disrupt functional cortical connectivity.

Work Titles
UCLA Assistant Professor, Neurology Assistant Professor, Brain Research Institute Member, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, 1998 - 2002
2002 - 2003 VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
2003 - 2006 UCLA School of Medicine
2008 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

(310) 825-2752

Mailing Address:

UCLA neuro
BOX 951769, 10833 Le Conte Ave, LA CA
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

Srinivasan Rahul, Huang Ben S, Venugopal Sharmila, Johnston April D, Chai Hua, Zeng Hongkui, Golshani Peyman, Khakh Baljit S   Ca(2+) signaling in astrocytes from Ip3r2(-/-) mice in brain slices and during startle responses in vivo Nature neuroscience, 2015; 18(5): 708-17.
Peñagarikano Olga, Lázaro María T, Lu Xiao-Hong, Gordon Aaron, Dong Hongmei, Lam Hoa A, Peles Elior, Maidment Nigel T, Murphy Niall P, Yang X William, Golshani Peyman, Geschwind Daniel H   Exogenous and evoked oxytocin restores social behavior in the Cntnap2 mouse model of autism Science translational medicine, 2015; 7(271): 271ra8.
Garcia-Junco-Clemente Pablo, Chow David K, Tring Elaine, Lazaro Maria T, Trachtenberg Joshua T, Golshani Peyman   Overexpression of calcium-activated potassium channels underlies cortical dysfunction in a model of PTEN-associated autism Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013; 110(45): 18297-302.
Polack Pierre-Olivier, Friedman Jonathan, Golshani Peyman   Cellular mechanisms of brain state-dependent gain modulation in visual cortex Nature neuroscience, 2013; 16(9): 1331-9.

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