Peyman Golshani, M.D., Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Neurology
Brain Research Institute
Member, Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Awards and Honors:

UCLA School of Medicine VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 794-1195
Mailing Address: UCLA neuroBOX 951769, 10833 Le Conte Ave, LA CA Los Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES


Dr. Golshani obtained his MD/PhD from UC Irvine and UC Davis where he trained under the mentorship of Dr. Edward G. Jones on the development of corticothalamic synapse. He then completed his Neurology residency at UCLA and obtained postdoctoral training with Dr. Felix Schweizer and Dr. Guoping Fan where he studied the role of DNA methylation in development of cortical circuits. He then became faculty and in collaboration with Dr. Portera-Cailliau and Dr. Stelios Smirnakis studied the developmental desynchronization of internally generated activity in the cerebral cortex. His independent laboratory now investigates how cortical microcircuits in the awake behaving animal encode sensory input and how disorders such as autism and developmental epilepsies disrupt functional cortical connectivity.


Golshani Peyman, Gonçalves J Tiago, Khoshkhoo Sattar, Mostany Ricardo, Smirnakis Stelios, Portera-Cailliau Carlos   Internally mediated developmental desynchronization of neocortical network activity The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2009; 29(35): 10890-9.
Golshani Peyman, Hutnick Leah, Schweizer Felix, Fan Guoping   Conditional Dnmt1 deletion in dorsal forebrain disrupts development of somatosensory barrel cortex and thalamocortical long-term potentiation Thalamus & related systems, 2005; 3(3): 227-233.
Golshani P, Liu X B, Jones E G   Differences in quantal amplitude reflect GluR4- subunit number at corticothalamic synapses on two populations of thalamic neurons Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2001; 98(7): 4172-7.