Ahmet Arac, M.D.

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The Arac Lab aims to understand the brain-behavior relationship by using the motor system as a model. We use skilled motor tasks in rodents and humans. We have developed tools using deep learning algorithms to track 3D kinematics of these movements to perform detailed behavioral analysis. We also use cutting-edge in vivo electrophysiology and two-photon imaging techniques to record the neural activity, and manipulate it in a closed-loop manner in behaving animals. We then perform computational modeling to connect the behavior with neural activity patterns.

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UCLA Assistant Professor In-Residence, Neurology

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A selected list of publications:

Arac Ahmet   Machine Learning for 3D Kinematic Analysis of Movements in Neurorehabilitation Current neurology and neuroscience reports, 2020; 20(8): 29.
Shukla Sanjay, Arac Ahmet   A Step-by-Step Implementation of DeepBehavior, Deep Learning Toolbox for Automated Behavior Analysis Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 2020; 20(156): 29.
Arac Ahmet, Zhao Pingping, Dobkin Bruce H, Carmichael S Thomas, Golshani Peyman   DeepBehavior: A Deep Learning Toolbox for Automated Analysis of Animal and Human Behavior Imaging Data Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 2019; 13(156): 20.
Arac Ahmet, Grimbaldeston Michele A, Galli Stephen J, Bliss Tonya M, Steinberg Gary K   Meningeal Mast Cells as Key Effectors of Stroke Pathology Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 2019; 13(156): 126.
Ho Victoria M, Arac Ahmet, Shieh Perry B   Hearing and Vision Loss in an Older Man JAMA neurology, 2018; 75(11): 1439-1440.
Arac Ahmet, Grimbaldeston Michele A, Nepomuceno Andrew R B, Olayiwola Oluwatobi, Pereira Marta P, Nishiyama Yasuhiro, Tsykin Anna, Goodall Gregory J, Schlecht Ulrich, Vogel Hannes, Tsai Mindy, Galli Stephen J, Bliss Tonya M, Steinberg Gary K   Evidence that meningeal mast cells can worsen stroke pathology in mice The American journal of pathology, 2014; 184(9): 2493-504.
Knowland Daniel, Arac Ahmet, Sekiguchi Kohei J, Hsu Martin, Lutz Sarah E, Perrino John, Steinberg Gary K, Barres Ben A, Nimmerjahn Axel, Agalliu Dritan   Stepwise recruitment of transcellular and paracellular pathways underlies blood-brain barrier breakdown in stroke Neuron, 2014; 82(3): 603-17.
Garris Christopher S, Wu Linfeng, Acharya Swati, Arac Ahmet, Blaho Victoria A, Huang Yingxiang, Moon Byoung San, Axtell Robert C, Ho Peggy P, Steinberg Gary K, Lewis David B, Sobel Raymond A, Han David K, Steinman Lawrence, Snyder Michael P, Hla Timothy, Han May H   Defective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) phosphorylation exacerbates TH17-mediated autoimmune neuroinflammation Nature immunology, 2013; 14(11): 1166-72.
Arac Ahmet, Brownell Sara E, Rothbard Jonathan B, Chen Charlene, Ko Rose M, Pereira Marta P, Albers Gregory W, Steinman Lawrence, Steinberg Gary K   Systemic augmentation of alphaB-crystallin provides therapeutic benefit twelve hours post-stroke onset via immune modulation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2011; 108(32): 13287-92.

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