Ashok Litwin-Kumar, PhD

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute)
  • Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
Ashok Litwin-Kumar, <span>PhD</span>

Lab Locations

  • Jerome L. Greene Science Center

    3227 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027
    (212) 853-1832

Research Interests

  • Theoretical neuroscience
  • Systems and circuits
  • Neurobiology of learning and memory
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence


K. Eichler*, F. Li*, A. Litwin-Kumar* (*equal contribution), Y. Park, I. Andrade, C. M. Schneider-Mizell, T. Saumweber, A. Huser, C. Eschbach, B. Gerber, R. D. Fetter, J. W. Truman, C. E. Priebe, L. F. Abbott, A. S. Thum, M. Zlatic & A. Cardona (2017). The complete connectome of a learning and memory centre in an insect brain. Nature 548(7666), 175–182.

A. Litwin-Kumar, K. D. Harris, R. Axel, H. Sompolinsky & L. F. Abbott (2017). Optimal degrees of synaptic connectivity. Neuron 93(5), 1153–1164.

A. Litwin-Kumar, R. Rosenbaum & B. Doiron (2016). Inhibitory stabilization and visual coding in cortical circuits with multiple interneuron subtypes. Journal of Neurophysiology 115(3), 1399–1409.

B. Doiron, A. Litwin-Kumar, R. Rosenbaum, G. Ocker & K. Josić (2016). The mechanics of state dependent neural correlations [review]. Nature Neuroscience 19(3), 383–393.

A. Litwin-Kumar & B. Doiron (2014). Formation and maintenance of neuronal assemblies through synaptic plasticity. Nature Communications 5(5319).

A. Litwin-Kumar & B. Doiron (2012). Slow dynamics and high variability in balanced cortical networks with clustered connections. Nature Neuroscience 15(11), 1498–1505.