Team

Staff Profiles

Leila Elabbady

Data Analyst I

Leilae@alleninstitute.org

Leila currently works as part of the Institute’s Synapse Biology team, concentrating in the Imaging and Processing subgroups. The team is working towards reconstructing synaptic networks in large volumes of the brain using Array Tomography. Leila's role within this workflow involves preparing, staining, and imaging the tissue samples. Once the data is collected, Leila is involved in the image processing, 3D volume reconstruction, and alignment. Prior to the Institute she worked in the Gobes Lab at Wellesley College where she earned a B.S. in Neuroscience. While focused on synaptic changes associated with birdsong learning in Zebra Finches, Leila spent time in the Hahnloser Lab at ETH Zurich investigating the inhibitory/excitatory balance of single and multiple synapse boutons. Overall, her interests encompass both synaptic network research as well as data science applications to global health issues.

Selected Publications

Transcriptomic evidence for dense peptidergic neuromodulation networks in mouse cortex

bioRxiv
January 13, 2019

Smith SJ, Sumbul U, Graybuck LT, Collman F, Sharmishtaa S, Gala R, Gliko O, Elabbady L, Miller J, Bakken T, Yao Z, Lein ES, Zeng H, Tasic B, Hawrylycz M