Sotiris C. Masmanidis, Ph.D.

Sotirios Masmanidis

Associate Professor, Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles


Learning and movement are fundamental functions of the brain, yet many aspects of how these processes are orchestrated by various circuits remain elusive. Our group is trying to address several open questions about the neurobiological basis of reward-guided learning and movement in health and disease.

Awards and Honors

  • Broad Fellowship in Brain Circuitry, California Institute of Technology, 2006-2011.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, UCLA, 2014.
  • McKnight Foundation Technical Innovations in Neuroscience Award, UCLA, 2014.