Self-organization of neuronal networks

Roxana Zeraati

Contact

University of Tübingen
Maria von Linden Str. 6,
2nd floor
Email-address:  roxana.zeraatispam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


Main research:

  • Brain dynamics and self-organized criticality
  • Relationship between local and global neural dynamics by investigating multi-modal signals (e.g. spikes, LFP, and BOLD)
  • Relationship between network structure and temporal correlations

Short CV

since 2019
PhD student in Computational Neuroscience

Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience, University of Tübingen

2018 - 2019
SMARTSTART 2 Fellow

Funded by Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience and the Volkswagen Foundation

2016 - 2018
M.Sc. in Neural Information Processing

Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience, University of Tübingen

2011 - 2016
B.Sc. in Physics and Biomedical Engineering (double major)

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)


Selected publications:

Journal Articles

Talks

  • Zeraati, R., Steinmetz, N., Moore, T., Engel, T., Levina, A. (2019). Signatures of network structure in timescales of spontaneous activity [Featured talk at Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS), Barcelona, Spain].
  • Zeraati, R., Engel, T., & Levina, A. (2018). Critical avalanches in a spatially structured model of cortical On-Off dynamics [Talk at German Physical Society Meeting (DPG), Regensburg, Germany].

Posters

  • Zeraati, R., Shi, Y., Gieselmann, M., Steinmetz, N., Moore, T., Thiele, A., Engel, T., & Levina, A. (2020) Timescales of ongoing activity reflect local connectivity and are modulated during attention [Poster presented at Cosyne, Denver, USA].
  • Shi, Y., Zeraati, R, Levina, A. (2020) Spatiotemporal neural correlations and network dynamics [Poster presented at Cosyne, Denver, USA].
  • Zeraati, R., Steinmetz, N., Moore, T., Engel, T., & Levina, A. (2019). Timescales of spontaneous cortical dynamics reflect the underlying spatial network structure [Poster presented at Bernstein Conference, Berlin, Germany].
  • Zeraati, R., Steinmetz, N., Moore, T., Engel, T., & Levina, A. (2019). Impact of local connectivity on spatiotemporal patterns of spontaneous neural dynamics [Poster presented at Camillo Golgi Summer School, Erice, Italy].
  • Zeraati, R., Engel, T., & Levina, A. (2018). Critical avalanches in a spatially structured model of cortical On-Off dynamics [Poster presented at Bernstein Conference, Berlin, Germany].

Teaching

  • Teaching assistant for Neural Coding course (Summer Semester 2020, Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience, University of Tübingen)
  • Teaching assistant for Neural Coding course (Summer Semester 2019, Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience, University of Tübingen)
  • Teaching assistant for Introduction to Biomedical Engineering course (Winter Semester 2015-2016,  Amirkabir University of Technology)
  • Teaching assistant for Electronics I course (Winter Semester 2015-2016,  Amirkabir University of Technology)