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Subhaneil Lahiri

  • PhD
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Stanford University
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Research interests

Synaptic plasticityLearning and memoryTheoretical Neurobiology


I am currently a post-doc in the Ganguli Lab (Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University) where I study theoretical neurobiology, in particular the effects of synaptic plasticity mechanisms on learning and memory. Before this, I was a post-doc in the Samuel Lab (Department of Physics and Center for Brain Science, Harvard University) where I studied brain and behavior in the Drosophila larva and C. elegans. Prior to that, I was a graduate student in the High Energy Theory Group (Department of Physics, Harvard University) where I studied string theory, using the AdS/CFT correspondence to investigate black hole thermodynamics, especially in the fluid mechanics regime.

Co-authors (24)

  • Vladimir Martynov (V.A.Martynov)
  • Sarah Harvey
  • Mustafa YILMAZ
  • Pelayo Munhoz Olea
  • Ramachandran Manickam
  • Jascha Sohl-Dickstein

Recent publications

  • A saturation hypothesis to explain both enhanced and impaired learning with enhanced plasticity

    • Nguyen-Vu T
    • Zhao G
    • Lahiri S
    • et al.
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  • A universal tradeoff between power, precision and speed in physical communication

    • Lahiri S
    • Sohl-Dickstein J
    • Ganguli S

Professional experience

Postdoctoral Researcher

Stanford University

March 2012 - Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Harvard University

July 2009 - August 2011(2 years)



Harvard University

September 2003 - June 2009(6 years)


University of Oxford

October 1999 - July 2003(4 years)