ALI MOHEBI, PHD
NIMH K01 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO (UCSF)



Education and Training

Professional Researcher, Department of Neurology,
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Mentor(s):
Josh Berke, PhD
Vikaas Sohal, MD, PhD
Vijay Namboodiri, PhD

Postdoc Scholar, Department of Neurology,
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Mentor: Josh Berke, PhD

Postdoc Scholar, Department of Psychology,
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Mentor: Josh Berke, PhD

PhD Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Michigan State University
Thesis Advisor: Karim Oweiss, PhD

MSc Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of Tehran
Mentor: Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, PhD

BSc Student, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Sharif University of Technology


Selected Publications

  • Mohebi, A. , Wei, W, and Berke, J.D. (2022). A Spectrum of Time Horizons for Dopamine Signals. biorxiv (Under revision, Nature Neuroscience).
  • Mohebi, A., Pettibone, J.R., Hamid, A.A., Wong, J.-M.T., Vinson, L.T., Patriarchi, T., Tian, L., Kennedy, R.T., and Berke, J.D. (2019). Dissociable dopamine dynamics for learning and motivation. Nature 570, 65–70.
  • Patriarchi, T., Mohebi, A., Sun, J., Marley, A., Liang, R., Dong, C., Puhger, K., Mizuno, G.O., Davis, C.M., Wiltgen, B., et al. (2020). An expanded palette of dopamine sensors for multiplex imaging in vivo. Nat. Methods 17, 1147–1155.

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Research Support

  • NIMH K01, 2021-2024
    Dopaminergic modulation of prefrontal cortex during working memory.
    PI: Ali Mohebi
    Annual Direct Cost: $177,842.00
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2021-2023
    Nicotinic Modulation Of Dopamine Release In Nucleus Accumbens (NAc).
    PI: Ali Mohebi
    Annual Direct Cost: $35,000.00
  • Kavli Foundation seed grant, 2019
    A database of dopamine cell recordings in freely-moving rats.
    PI: Ali Mohebi , Josh Berke
    Annual Direct Cost: $10,000.00


Service

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for: Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, eLife, Cell Reports, eNeuro, COSYNE, Neural Networks, PLoS One, Frontiers in Neuroscience.
  • Learning in carbon and silicon seminar series, Stanford University, Co-organizer, 2022.
  • NeuroLaunchpad, Co-founder, Fall 2020
  • Virtual Dopamine Meeting (ViDA), Co-founder, Spring 2020
  • Postdoc representative, Search committee for the Dean for postdoctoral  scholars, UCSF Summer 2019 
  • Graduate Student Representative, Search committee for the Dean of the college of engineering, MSU Summer 2014
  • Graduate Student representative, Commencement Committee, MSU 2013-2014
  • Graduate Student representative, Instructional Computing and Technology Committee, MSU 2013-2014
  • Chair, Council of Graduate Students constitution and bylaws committee, MSU  2013-2014


Recognition

  • Psychiatry Trainee Research Award , UCSF, Spring 2020, San Francisco, CA
  • Poster award, Catecholamines Gordon Research Conference (GRC), 2019 Newry, ME


Invited Talks

  • Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 2022
  • Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience, Lyon, France. 2022
  • Winter Brain Conference on Brain Research, Snowmass, CO. 2022
  • Neuroscience Seminar. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. 2021
  • SPiNES seminar. New York University, New York, NY. 2020
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. 2020
  • Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, East Lansing, MI. 2020
  • Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. 2019
  • Winter Brain Conference on Brain Research, Snowmass, CO. 2019
  • Gordon Research Conference: Basal Ganglia, Ventura, CA. 2018