Team

Staff Profiles

Xiaoxuan Jia, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

xiaoxuanj@alleninstitute.org

Dr. Xiaoxuan Jia received her B.S. in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology from Tsinghua University in 2005. Dr. Jia then obtained her Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she studied brain oscillations and visual processing in early visual areas of non-human primates in Dr. Adam Kohn’s lab. Her Ph.D. work won the Julius Marmur Research Award for outstanding graduate research. Dr. Jia pursued postdoc training in Dr. James DiCarlo’s lab at MIT to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying tolerant object recognition behavior from the aspect of unsupervised learning (uninstructed learning). After postdoc, Dr. Jia joined Allen Institute for Brain Science in 2016, where she led various projects to investigate visual sensory processing in behaving mice with multi-area, large-scale electrophysiology recordings. Dr. Xiaoxuan Jia’s long term interest is to understand the fundamental principles of visual information representation and propagation, and how they shape perception and behavior.

Research

Research Interests

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Expertise

  • Systems neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Visual cortex
  • Brain rhythms
  • Object recognition
  • Machine learning

Research Programs

  • Neural Coding

Selected Publications

Systematic Integration of Structural and Functional Data into Multi-scale Models of Mouse Primary Visual Cortex

Neuron
March 5, 2020

Billeh YN, Cai B, Gratiy SL, Dai K, Iyer R, Gouwens NW, Abbasi-Asl R, Jia X, Siegle JH, Olsen SR, Koch C, Mihalas S, Arkhipov A

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

High-density extracellular probes reveal dendritic backpropagation and facilitate neuron classification

Journal of Neurophysiology
March 6, 2019

Jia X, Siegle JH, Bennett C, Gale SD, Denman DJ, Koch C, Olsen SR