Short CV/Education and training

  • Sep 2013 – present Senior Scientist (Assist. Prof.), Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science.

  • Sep 2009-Sep 2013 Postdoctoral research under supervision of Prof. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

  • 2002-2009 Ph.D. under supervision of Prof. Hagai Bergman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation.

  • 1999-2001 B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Magna cum Laude.

Selected publications

  • Vlasits AL, Bos R, Morrie RD, Fortuny C, Flannery JG, Feller MB, Rivlin-Etzion M (2014). Visual stimulation switches the polarity of excitatory input to starburst amacrine cells. Neuron, 83(5):1172-1184.

  • Sun LO, Jiang Z*, Rivlin-Etzion M*, Hand R, Brady CM, Matsuoka RL, Yau KW, Feller MB, Kolodkin AL (2013). On and Off Retinal Circuit Assembly by Divergent Molecular Mechanisms. Science 342(6158), 1241974.

  • Rivlin-Etzion M, Wei W, Feller MB (2012). Visual stimulation reverses the directional preference of direction selective retinal ganglion cells. Neuron 76(3):518-25.

  • Rivlin-Etzion M, Zhou K, Wei W, Elstrott J, Nguyen PL, Barres BA, Huberman AD, Feller MB (2011). Transgenic mice reveal unexpected diversity of on-off direction-selective retinal ganglion cell subtypes and brain structures involved in motion processing. J Neurosci. 31(24):8760-9.


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