Keck School Faculty

Michael Bienkowski

Michael Bienkowski

Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience
ZNI, 1501 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

An open access mouse brain flatmap and upgraded rat and human brain flatmaps based on current reference atlases J Comp Neurol. 2020 Jun 08. . View in PubMed

Precise segmentation of densely interweaving neuron clusters using G-Cut Nat Commun. 2019 04 04; 10(1):1549. . View in PubMed

Extrastriate connectivity of the mouse dorsal lateral geniculate thalamic nucleus J Comp Neurol. 2019 05 15; 527(9):1419-1442. . View in PubMed

Integration of gene expression and brain-wide connectivity reveals the multiscale organization of mouse hippocampal networks Nat Neurosci. 2018 11; 21(11):1628-1643. . View in PubMed

The mouse cortico-striatal projectome Nat Neurosci. 2016 08; 19(8):1100-14. . View in PubMed

Neural networks of the mouse neocortex Cell. 2014 Feb 27; 156(5):1096-111. . View in PubMed

Organization of multisynaptic circuits within and between the medial and the central extended amygdala J Comp Neurol. 2013 Oct 15; 521(15):3406-31. . View in PubMed

Common and distinct neural inputs to the medial central nucleus of the amygdala and anterior ventrolateral bed nucleus of stria terminalis in rats Brain Struct Funct. 2013 Jan; 218(1):187-208. . View in PubMed

Immune challenge activates neural inputs to the ventrolateral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis Physiol Behav. 2011 Aug 03; 104(2):257-65. . View in PubMed

Noradrenergic inputs to the paraventricular hypothalamus contribute to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and central Fos activation in rats after acute systemic endotoxin exposure Neuroscience. 2008 Oct 28; 156(4):1093-102. . View in PubMed

My scientific goals are to identify the structural organization of neural networks and then dissect the functional role of specific network circuits to understand how the circuits cooperate to produce animal behavior.
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