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Staff Profiles

Peter Groblewski, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Research Operations

Peter Groblewski is an Associate Director of Research Operations in the Allen Institute MindScope Program, where he oversees the surgery, behavior, and optical physiology components of the Allen Brain Observatory pipelines. Peter joined the Allen Institute in 2013 as a member of the Neural Coding research group and has held multiple roles leading large-scale pipeline projects and high-throughput core facilities.

Prior to joining the Institute, Peter was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Washington where he studied neuroeconomics in rats and managed a rodent self-administration behavior facility. Peter received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Oregon Health & Science University where he conducted his thesis research on the prefrontal cortical circuits involved in cue-elicited approach behaviors in mice. Prior to earning his Ph.D., he earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from Bates College and conducted traumatic brain injury research for the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.

Selected Publications View Publications

Survey of spiking in the mouse visual system reveals functional hierarchy

Nature
January 20, 2021

Siegle JH, Jia X, Durand S, Gale S, Bennett C, Graddis N, Heller G, Ramirez TK, Choi H, Luviano JA, Groblewski PA, Ahmed R, Arkhipov A, Bernard A, Billeh YN, Brown D, Buice MA, Cain N, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Chvilicek M, Cox TC, Dai K, Denman DJ, de Vries S., Dietzman R, Esposito L, Farrell C, Feng D, Galbraith J, Garrett M, Gelfand EC, Hancock N, Harris JA, Howard R, Hu B, Hytnen R, Iyer R, Jessett E, Johnson K, Kato I, Kiggins J, Lambert S, Lecoq J, Ledochowitsch P, Lee JH, Leon A, Li Y, Liang E, Long F, Mace K, Melchior J, Millman D, Mollenkopf T, Nayan C, Ng L, Ngo D, Nguyen T, Nicovich PR, North K, Ocker GK, Ollerenshaw D, Oliver M, Pachitariu M, Perkins J, Reding M, Reid D, Robertson M, Ronellenfitch K, Seid S, Slaughterbeck C, Stoecklin M, Sullivan D, Sutton B, Swapp J, Thompson C, Turner K, Wakeman W, Whitesell JD, Williams D, Williford A, Young R, Zeng H, Naylor S, Phillips JW, Reid RC, Mihalas S, Olsen SR, Koch C

A standardized head-fixation system for performing large-scale, in vivo physiological recordings in mice

Journal of Neuroscience Methods
September 15, 2020

Groblewski PA, Sullivan D, Lecoq J, de Vries SEJ, Caldejon S, L'Heureux Q, Keenan T, Roll K, Slaughterback C, Williford A, Farrell C

Characterization of Learning, Motivation, and Visual Perception in Five Transgenic Mouse Lines Expressing GCaMP in Distinct Cell Populations

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
June 23, 2020

Groblewski PA, Ollerenshaw DR, Kiggins JT, Garrett ME, Mochizuki C, Casal L, Cross S, Mace K, Swapp J, Manavi S, Williams D, Mihalas S, Olsen SR

Experience shapes activity dynamics and stimulus coding of VIP inhibitory and excitatory cells

eLife
February 26, 2020

Garrett M, Manavi S, Roll K, Ollerenshaw D, Groblewski P, Kiggins J, Jia X, Casal L, Mace K, Williford A, Leon A, Mihalas S, Olsen SR

Regional, Layer, and Cell-Type-Specific Connectivity of the Mouse Default Mode Network

Neuron
December 7, 2020

Whitesell JD, Liska A, Coletta L, Hirokawa KE, Bohn P, Williford A, Groblewski PA, Graddis N, Kuan L, Knox JE, Ho A, Wakeman W, Nicovich PR, Nguyen TN, van Velthoven CTJ, Garren E, Fong O, Naeemi M, Henry AM, Dee N, Smith KA, Levi B, Feng D, Ng L, Tasic B, Zeng H, Mihalas S, Gozzi A, Harris JA.

A large-scale, standardized physiological survey reveals higher order coding throughout the mouse visual cortex

Nature Neuroscience
December 16, 2019

de Vries S, Lecoq J, Buice MA, Groblewski PA, Ocker GK, Oliver M, Feng F, Cain N, Ledochowitsch P, Millman D, Roll K, Garrett M, Keenan T, Kuan L, Mihalas S, Olsen S, Thompson C, Wakeman W, Waters J, Williams D, Barber C, Berbesque N, Blanchard B, Bowles N, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Cross S, Dang C, Dolbeare T, Edwards M, Galbraith J, Gaudreault N, Griffin F, Hargrave P, Howard R, Huang L, Jewell S, Keller N, Knoblich U, Larkin J, Larsen R, Lau C, Lee E, Lee F, Leon A, Li L, Long F, Luviano J, Mace K, Nguyen T, Perkins J, Robertson M, Seid S, Shea-Brown E, Shi J, Sjoquist N, Slaughterbeck C, Sullivan D, Valenza R, White C, Williford A, Witten D, Zhuang J, Zeng H, Farrell C, Ng L, Bernard A, Phillips JW, R Reid C, Koch C

Hierarchical organization of cortical and thalamic connectivity

Nature
October 30, 2019

Harris JA, Mihalas S, Hirokawa KE, Whitesell JD, Choi H, Bernard A, Bohn P, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Feiner A, Feng D, Gaudreault N, Gerfen CR, Graddis N, Groblewski PA, Henry AM, Ho A, Howard R, Knox JE, Kuan L, Kuang X, Lecoq J, Lesnar P, Li Y, Luviano J, McConoughey S, Mortrud MT, Naeemi M, Ng L, Oh SW, Ouellette B, Shen E, Sorensen SA, Wakeman W2, Wang Q2, Wang Y, Williford A, Phillips JW, Jones AR, Koch C, Zeng H

The organization of intracortical connections by layer and cell class in the mouse brain

bioRxiv
April 18, 2018

Harris JA, Mihalas S, Hirokawa KE, Whitesell JD, Knox J, Bernard A, Bohn P, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Feng D, Gaudreault N, Gerfen C, Graddis N, Groblewski PA, Henry A, Ho A, Howard R, Kuan L, Lecoq J, Luviano J, McConoughey S, Mortrud M, Naeemi M, Ng L, Oh SW, Ouellette B, Sorensen SA, Wakeman W, Wang Q, Williford A, Phillips J, Jones A, Koch C, Zeng H

Shared and distinct transcriptomic cell types across neocortical areas

Nature
October 31, 2018

Tasic B, Yao Z, Graybuck LT, Smith KA, Nguyen TN, Bertagnolli D, Goldy J, Garren E, Economo MN, Viswanathan S, Penn O, Bakken T, Menon V, Miller J, Fong O, Hirokawa KE, Lathia K, Rimorin C, Tieu M, Larsen R, Casper T, Barkan E, Kroll M, Parry S, Shapovalova NV, Hirschstein D, Pendergraft J, Sullivan HA, Kim TK, Szafer A, Dee N, Groblewski P, Wickersham I, Cetin A, Harris JA, Levi BP, Sunkin SM, Madisen L, Daigle TL, Looger L, Bernard A, Phillips J, Lein E, Hawrylycz M, Svoboda K, Jones AR, Koch C, Zeng H

Excessive cocaine use results from decreased phasic dopamine signaling in the striatum

Nature Neuroscience
May 2014

Willuhn I, Burgeno LM, Groblewski PA, Phillips PE

Repeated stress exposure causes strain-dependent shifts in the behavioral economics of cocaine in rats

Addiction Biology
February 15, 2014

Groblewski PA, Zietz C, Willuhn I, Phillips PE, Chavkin C

Activation and role of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in extinction of ethanol-induced associative learning in mice

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
January 2012

Groblewski PA, Ryabinin AE, Cunningham CL

When the medial prefrontal cortex fails: implications for extinction and PTSD treatment

Journal of Neuroscience
May 26, 2010

Groblewski PA, Stafford JM

Chronic dysfunction of astrocytic inwardly rectifying K+ channels specific to the neocortical epileptic focus after fluid percussion injury in the rat

Journal of Neurophysiology
December 2010

Stewart TH, Eastman CL, Groblewski PA, Fender JS, Verley DR, Cook DG, D'Ambrosio R