David Margolis

Dr. David Margolis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He completed undergraduate studies at Brown University followed by graduate studies at The University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. There, Dr. Margolis studied electrophysiology in retinal ganglion cells with Peter Detwiler, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. He continued as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zurich with Fritjof Helmchen, Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Brain Research Institute. There, he became an expert in two photon imaging of neural circuits in vivo. In his own lab at Rutgers, Professor Margolis uses interdisciplinary techniques including in vivo two photon imaging, fiber photometry, ex vivo slice recording and advanced behavioral paradigms to interrogate neural circuits underlying sensorimotor integration.