Tatyana Sharpee

Associate Professor

Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

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Salk computational neurobiologist receives NSF grant to study how brain processes sound

LA JOLLA—Salk Associate Professor Tatyana Sharpee has been awarded a grant of approximately $950,000 over 4 years by the National Science Foundation to study how the brain processes complex sounds. …


How the brain recognizes what the eye sees

LA JOLLA—If you think self-driving cars can’t get here soon enough, you’re not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don’t fully understand …


How cells divide tasks and conquer work

LA JOLLA—Despite advances in neuroscience, the brain is still very much a black box—no one even knows how many different types of neurons exist. Now, a scientist from the Salk …


Tatyana Sharpee named to NSF team trying to crack olfactory code

LA JOLLA–Since the early 19th century, scientists have worked to unravel the mystery of olfaction, our sense of smell.

Olfaction is critical for the survival of species across the animal kingdom. …


How the brain balances risk-taking and learning

LA JOLLA–If you had 10 chances to roll a die, would you rather be guaranteed to receive $5 for every roll ($50 total) or take the risk of winning $100 …


Worms’ mental GPS helps them find food

LA JOLLA–You’ve misplaced your cell phone. You start by scanning where you remember leaving it: on your bureau. You check and double-check the bureau before expanding your search around and …


Salk Scientist Tatyana Sharpee receives CAREER award from NSF

LA JOLLA, CA—Salk scientist Tatyana Sharpee has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund upcoming research in her lab. The CAREER award supports faculty who …


Scientists help explain visual system’s remarkable ability to recognize complex objects

LA JOLLA, CA—How is it possible for a human eye to figure out letters that are twisted and looped in crazy directions, like those in the little security test internet …


Salk Institute promotes three top scientists

LA JOLLA, CA—The Salk Institute is pleased to announce the promotions of faculty members, John Reynolds to the rank of full professor and Clodagh O’Shea and Tatyana Sharpee to associate …


What the brain saw

LA JOLLA, CA—The moment we open our eyes, we perceive the world with apparent ease. But the question of how neurons in the retina encode what we “see” has been …


Salk Scientist wins the 2009 McKnight Scholar Award

La Jolla, CA—Dr. Tatyana Sharpee, an assistant professor in the Laboratory for Computational Biology, has been named a 2009 McKnight Scholar. She will receive a grant of $225,000 over a …


Distinguishing between two birds of a feather

La Jolla, CA – The bird enthusiast who chronicled the adventures of a flock of red-headed conures in his book “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” knows most of the …


Salk Researcher Named 2008 Searle Scholar

La Jolla, CA – Tatyana Sharpee, an assistant professor in the Salk Institute’s Laboratory for Computational Biology, has been named a 2008 Searle Scholar. She will receive $300,000 over the …


Salk Researcher Receives Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

La Jolla, CA – Tatyana Sharpee, an assistant professor in the Laboratory for Computational Biology, has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow. She will receive a grant of …


Education

MS, Physics, Ukraine National University, Kiev, Ukraine
PhD, Physics, Michigan State University
Sloan-Swartz Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco


Awards & Honors

  • 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award
  • 2010 Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair in Neurobiology
  • 2009 W.M. Keck Foundation Research Excellence Award
  • 2009 McKnight Scholar
  • 2008 Searle Scholar