Ami Citri

Associate Professor

Citri lab for Experience-Dependent Plasticity

Life is a steady stream of experiences, from the smallest events perceived by the senses to life-changing dramatic events. Our brain serves to select the relevant sensory information, and encode salient experiences to long-term memory, modifying our behavior in the future.

In the Citri Lab, we have two major research foci: 1) How a small & mysterious region called the claustrum supports the selection of relevant sensory information AND 2) How, subsequent to the selection of relevant sensory information, the brain encodes experiences, forming the basis of habits, compulsions and drug addiction. To this end we implement a variety of tools, studying these mechanisms at the molecular, synaptic, circuit and behavioral levels. 


2015 Adelis prize in Neuroscience

2016 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

2018 Member, Child and Brain Development Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Recent publications

Lab Members

postdoctoral scholar
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc student
lab technician
lab manager
Computational biologist
BSc student
BSc student

Open Positions

Postdoctoral fellow to study the claustrum using whole-cell slice electrophysiology (Link)

Postdoctoral fellow to study the role of the claustrum in attention using in-vivo electrophysiology (Link)



Contact information


Phone: +972-2-6584978

Office Location: 
Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Suzanne and and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building, Room 1106
Edmond J. Safra Campus, The Hebrew University
Jerusalem,  9190401