Joshua T. Trachtenberg, Ph.D.

Titles

Professor, Neurobiology

Member, Brain Research Institute

Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area

Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area

Neuroengineering Training Program

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Contact Information

Email
joshua.trachtenberg@gmail.com
Phone
Office Phone Number: (310) 825-0873
Address

Office Address:

Office
503 NRB
CA
UNITED STATES
Office
NRB 503
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Joshua Trachtenberg joined the Department of Neurobiology as an Assistant Professor in July of 2003. His research focuses on understanding the cellular and circuit-wide mechanisms that underlie the acquisition and consolidation of memories in the cortex. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. in developmental neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Garcia-Junco-Clemente Pablo, Ikrar Taruna, Tring Elaine, Xu Xiangmin, Ringach Dario L, Trachtenberg Joshua T   An inhibitory pull-push circuit in frontal cortex Nature neuroscience, 2017; 20(3): 389-392.
Baohan Amy, Ikrar Taruna, Tring Elaine, Xu Xiangmin, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Pten and EphB4 regulate the establishment of perisomatic inhibition in mouse visual cortex Nature communications, 2016; 7(3): 12829.
Ringach Dario L, Mineault Patrick J, Tring Elaine, Olivas Nicholas D, Garcia-Junco-Clemente Pablo, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Spatial clustering of tuning in mouse primary visual cortex Nature communications, 2016; 7(3): 12270.
Trachtenberg Joshua T   Competition, inhibition, and critical periods of cortical plasticity Current opinion in neurobiology, 2015; 35(24): 44-8.
Trachtenberg Joshua T   Parvalbumin Interneurons: All Forest, No Trees Neuron, 2015; 87(2): 247-8.
Kuhlman Sandra J, Olivas Nicholas D, Tring Elaine, Ikrar Taruna, Xu Xiangmin, Trachtenberg Joshua T   A disinhibitory microcircuit initiates critical-period plasticity in the visual cortex Nature, 2013; 501(7468): 543-6.
Gdalyahu Amos, Tring Elaine, Polack Pierre-Olivier, Gruver Robin, Golshani Peyman, Fanselow Michael S, Silva Alcino J, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Associative fear learning enhances sparse network coding in primary sensory cortex Neuron, 2012; 75(1): 121-32.
Wyatt Ryan M, Tring Elaine, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Pattern and not magnitude of neural activity determines dendritic spine stability in awake mice Nature neuroscience, 2012; 15(7): 949-51.
Kuhlman Sandra J, Tring Elaine, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Fast-spiking interneurons have an initial orientation bias that is lost with vision Nature neuroscience, 2011; 14(9): 1121-3.
Matter Cheryl, Pribadi Mochtar, Liu Xin, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Delta-catenin is required for the maintenance of neural structure and function in mature cortex in vivo Neuron, 2009; 64(3): 320-7.
Faguet J, Maranhao B, Smith SL, Trachtenberg JT   Ipsilateral eye cortical maps are uniquely sensitive to binocular plasticity, Journal of Neurophysiology, 2009; 101(2): 855-61.
Chow David K, Groszer Matthias, Pribadi Mochtar, Machniki Michal, Carmichael S Thomas, Liu Xin, Trachtenberg Joshua T   Laminar and compartmental regulation of dendritic growth in mature cortex Nature neuroscience, 2009; 12(2): 116-8.
Smith SL & Trachtenberg JT   Experience-dependent binocular competition in the visual cortex begins at eye opening, Nature Neuroscience, 2007; 10(3): 370-375.
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Trachtenberg JT, Chen BE, Knott GW, Feng G, Sanes JR, Welker E, Svoboda K   Long-term in vivo imaging of experience-dependent synaptic plasticity in adult cortex Nature. , 2002; 420(6917): 788-94.
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Trachtenberg, JT Trepel, C Stryker, MP   Rapid extragranular plasticity in the absence of thalamocortical plasticity in the developing primary visual cortex Science. , 2000; 287(5460): 2029-32.
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Trachtenberg, JT Thompson, WJ   Nerve terminal withdrawal from rat neuromuscular junctions induced by neuregulin and Schwann cells The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. , 1997; 17(16): 6243-55.
Trachtenberg, JT Thompson, WJ   Schwann cell apoptosis at developing neuromuscular junctions is regulated by glial growth factor Nature. , 1996; 379(6561): 174-7.