Ali Özgür Argunsah, PhD




About Me:

I am an Engineer and a Neuroscientist.

I am working as a Postdoctoral Research Researcher in Laboratory of Neural Circuit Assembly , Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich.


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme , Lisbon, Portugal.

M.S. in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Signal Processing and Information Systems Laboratory, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Research Experience:

I spent the summer of 2012 in Thomas J. McHugh's Laboratory for Circuit and Behavioral Physiology as a visiting scientist in RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, Saitama, Japan.

Between 2007 and 2008, I worked as a visiting researcher in Emery N. Brown's Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory in Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA.

I attended Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience (LASCON) between June and July 2008 in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Research Interests:

Selected Publications:

Ali Özgür Argunsah*, Ertunc Erdil*, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Yazmín Ramiro-Cortés, Anna Felicity Hobbiss, Theofanis Karayannis, Mujdat Cetin, Inbal Israely and Devrim Unay, "SpineS: An interactive time-series analysis software for dendritic spines." bioRxiv (2020).[pdf]

*Equal Contribution.

Rahel Kastli*, Rasmus Vighagen*, Alexander van der Bourg*, Ali Özgür Argunsah*, Asim Iqbal, Fabian F. Voigt, Daniel Kirschenbaum, Adriano Aguzzi, Fritjof Helmchen, and Theofanis Karayannis. "Developmental divergence of sensory stimulus representation in cortical interneurons." bioRxiv (2020).[pdf] (Accepted to Nature Communications, 2020.)

*Equal Contribution.

Tevye J. Stachniak*, Rahel Kastli*, Olivia Hanley, Ali Özgür Argunsah and Theofanis Karayannis. "Post-mitotic Prox1 expression controls the final specification of cortical VIP interneuron subtypes.." bioRxiv (2020).[pdf]

*Equal Contribution.

Lavdie Rada, Bike Kilic, Ertunc Erdil, Yazmín Ramiro-Cortés, Inbal Israely, Devrim Unay, Mujdat Cetin, Ali Özgür Argunsah. "Tracking-assisted detection of dendritic spines in time-lapse microscopic images" Neuroscience (2018).[link]

Ertunc Erdil, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Lavdie Rada, Ali Özgür Argunsah, Devrim Unay, Tolga Tasdizen, Mujdat Cetin . "Nonparametric joint shape and feature priors for image segmentation" IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2017).[pdf]

Muhammad Usman Ghani, Fitsum Mesadi, Sümeyra Demir Kanık, Ali Özgür Argunsah, Anna Felicity Hobbiss, Inbal Israely, Devrim Ünay, Tolga Taşdizen, Müjdat Çetin "Dendritic spine classification using shape and appearance features based on two-photon microscopy" Journal of Neuroscience Methods (2017).[pdf]

Ali Özgür Argunsah, Müjdat Cetin. "AR-PCA-HMM approach for sensorimotor task classification in EEG-based brain-computer interfaces" International Conference on Pattern Recognition (2010).[pdf]