Kamran Diba


I am the principal investigator of the Neural Circuits and Memory Lab at the University of Michigan.

I first become interested in neuroscience while completing my doctoral studies in high energy physics at Brown University, after taking a course in computational neuroscience focused on biophysical modeling of single neurons.

Subsequently I pursued a postdoc in the lab of Christof Koch, using NEURON to compartmentally model noise arising from stochastic ion channels and synapses. The predications were compared to measurements obtained from whole-cell current and voltage-clamp in cultured neurons and pyramidal cells from neocortical slices.

Increasingly, I became interested in how neurons function in the intact brain, embedded in dynamic circuits.   In the lab of Gyorgy Buzsaki, I learned to perform large-scale neuronal recordings from the cortex of freely behaving rats, and applied this to the study of sequential activity patterns in the hippocampus.

Now at U-Michigan, we are currently investigating how neural activity in the brain encodes and stores memories using precise temporal relationships at multiple timescales, and how the underlying neural circuits generate these firing patterns.

e-mail: kdiba[at]umich.edu

  6 Responses to “Kamran Diba”

  1. Abdi, CAP might be transitions in and out of the LOW activity microstates we observed in our recent paper published in SLEEP. If so, then I would argue it may constitute a normal component of the sleeping brain, with increasing prominence of phase B as the brain prepares for potential transitions to waking.

  2. Kamran,
    Salute and hats off to you! How does CAP (cyclic alternating pattern) blend into your theory?

  3. Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed the paper. Best of luck on your doctoral research and defense.

  4. Just discovered your current biology article. Congratulations, i’m working in very very related area but with evoked post synaptic potentials, finishing my PhD work. I don’t remember to have seen an article which make me this “wwwwwaaaaaaoooohhh” feeling in the past few years… Filling a lot of gaps in Tononi’s theory…. Thank you, very admirative of your work even if you’re possibly lowering the impact of my work… Hope i will talk to you again some day and talk about my work.

  5. Dear Santosh. How can something that has not been stored in any way be recalled? I cannot recall your memories, but I can recall some of mine. That is the definition of “storage”. How it is stored is a great question, and I do not have the answer for that, but I am quite certain synapses are involved.

  6. Sir are you sure brain stores information what we call memory trace or at the time of retrieval it automatically recalls information without prior storage of the information

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