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Ami Citri


  • Fellow
  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018
  • Child & Brain Development


The Citri Lab


Ami Citri’s lab seeks to define the mechanisms of selective attention, by which the brain focuses on specific information from the world around us.

Once this information has been selected, the lab strives to decipher the detailed mechanisms through which this information is encoded to form memories and lead to the development of habits, compulsions and addictions.


  • Inaugural Adelis Foundation Brain Research Award, 2015
  • NARSAD (Brain and Behavior) Young Investigator Award, 2013
  • Sieratzki-Korczyn Prize for Advances in Neuroscience, 2012
  • AXA Research Award, 2010
  • Human Frontier Science Program Research Award, 2006

Relevant Publications

  • Atlan, G., Terem, A., Peretz‐Rivlin, N., Groysman, M., & Citri, A. (2017). Mapping synaptic cortico‐claustral connectivity in the mouse. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 525(6), 1381-1402.
  • Goll, Y., Atlan, G., & Citri, A. (2015). Attention: the claustrum. Trends in neurosciences, 38(8), 486-495.
  • Turm, H., Mukherjee, D., Haritan, D., Tahor, M., & Citri, A. (2014). Comprehensive analysis of transcription dynamics from brain samples following behavioral experience. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (90), e51642.
  • Citri, A., Pang, Z. P., Südhof, T. C., Wernig, M., & Malenka, R. C. (2012). Comprehensive qPCR profiling of gene expression in single neuronal cells. nature protocols, 7(1), 118.

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