Yasmine El-Shamayleh, PhD

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute)
Yasmine El-Shamayleh, <span>PhD</span>

Neural mechanisms of vision

(1) Visual form processing in the primate cerebral cortex. 

(2) Viral vector strategies for the functional dissection of primate neural circuits.

Lab Locations

  • Jerome L. Greene Science Center

    3227 Broadway
    Quad 6A
    New York, NY 10027
    (212) 853-0285

Research Interests

  • Sensory Physiology
  • Synapses and Circuits
  • Cognitive/Systems Neuroscience


El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD [2019]. Primate optogenetics: progress and prognosis. PNAS, 116(52): 26195-2620.

Fetsch CR, Odean NN, Jeurissen D, El-Shamayleh Y, Horwitz GD, Shadlen MN [2018]. Focal optogenetic suppression in macaque area MT biases direction discrimination and decision confidence, but only transiently. eLife, 7:e36523.

Pasupathy A, El-Shamayleh Y, Popovkina DV [2018]. Visual shape and object perception. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Ed. S. Murray Sherman. New York: Oxford University Press. 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264086.013.75.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kojima Y, Soetedjo R, Horwitz GD [2017]. Selective optogenetic control of Purkinje cells in monkey cerebellum. Neuron, 95: 51-62. 

Fyall AM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Choi H, Shea-Brown E, Pasupathy A [2017]. Dynamic representation of partially occluded objects in primate prefrontal and visual cortex. eLIFE, 6:e25784. *Authors contributed equally.

Mendoza SM*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Horwitz GD [2017]. AAV-mediated delivery of optogenetic constructs to the macaque brain triggers humoral immune responses. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117[5]:2004-2013. *Authors contributed equally.

Galvan A, Stauffer WR, Acker L, El-Shamayleh Y, Inoue K, Ohayon S, Schmid MC [2017]. Nonhuman Primate Optogenetics: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Journal of Neuroscience, 37[45]:10894-10903.

El-Shamayleh Y, Ni AM, Horwitz GD [2016]. Strategies for targeting primate neural circuits with viral vectors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 116[1]:122–34.

El-Shamayleh Y, Pasupathy A [2016]. Contour curvature as an invariant code for objects in visual area V4. Journal of Neuroscience, 36[20]:5532-5543.

Kumbhani RD, El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA [2015]. Temporal and spatial limits of pattern motion sensitivity in macaque MT neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113[7]:1977-88.

Kosai Y*, El-Shamayleh Y*, Fyall A, Pasupathy A [2014]. The role of visual area V4 in the discrimination of partially occluded shapes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34[25]:8570-8584. *Authors contributed equally.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kumbhani RD, Dhruv NT, Movshon JA [2013]. Visual response properties of V1 neurons projecting to V2 in macaque. Journal of Neuroscience, 33[42]:16594-605. 

El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA [2011]. Neuronal responses to texture-defined form in macaque visual area V2. Journal of Neuroscience, 31[23]:8543-55. 

El-Shamayleh Y, Movshon JA, Kiorpes L [2010]. Development of sensitivity to visual texture modulation in macaque monkeys. Journal of Vision, 10[11]:11.

El-Shamayleh Y, Kiorpes L, Kohn A, Movshon JA [2010]. Visual motion processing by neurons in area MT of macaque monkeys with experimental amblyopia. Journal of Neuroscience, 30[36]:12198-209.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov