Lindsey Glickfeld


Associate Professor of Neurobiology

That a picture can be worth a thousand words relies on the power of the visual system. In order to divide the labor of this task, the visual cortex is organized into specialized modules that process distinct features. My lab uses the mouse visual system and modern genetic, optical, electrophysiological and behavioral approaches to reveal how these modules are coordinated to support vision and guide behavior.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Neurobiology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drive Room 401F, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 684 3964
  • Email Address:


  • Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 2007

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Pew Charitable Trusts. 2014

Courses Taught

  • NEUROSCI 755: Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Neuroscience (IPCN) Independent Research Rotation
  • NEUROSCI 751: Neuroscience Bootcamp
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 150: Research Practicum
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROBIO 751: Neuroscience Bootcamp

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Shields, BC; Yan, H; Lim, SSX; Burwell, SCV; Cammarata, CM; Fleming, EA; Yousefzadeh, SA; Goldenshtein, VZ; Kahuno, EW; Vagadia, PP; Loughran, MH; Zhiquan, L; McDonnell, ME; Scalabrino, ML; Thapa, M; Hawley, TM; Field, GD; Hull, C; Schiltz, GE; Glickfeld, LL; Reitz, AB; Tadross, MR, DART.2: bidirectional synaptic pharmacology with thousandfold cellular specificity., Nat Methods, vol 21 no. 7 (2024), pp. 1288-1297 [10.1038/s41592-024-02292-9] [abs].
  • Li, JY; Glickfeld, LL, Input-specific synaptic depression shapes temporal integration in mouse visual cortex., Neuron, vol 111 no. 20 (2023), pp. 3255-3269.e6 [10.1016/j.neuron.2023.07.003] [abs].
  • Barbera, D; Priebe, NJ; Glickfeld, LL, Feedforward mechanisms of cross-orientation interactions in mouse V1., Neuron, vol 110 no. 2 (2022), pp. 297-311.e4 [10.1016/j.neuron.2021.10.017] [abs].
  • Li, JY; Hass, CA; Matthews, I; Kristl, AC; Glickfeld, LL, Distinct recruitment of feedforward and recurrent pathways across higher-order areas of mouse visual cortex., Curr Biol, vol 31 no. 22 (2021), pp. 5024-5036.e5 [10.1016/j.cub.2021.09.042] [abs].
  • Jin, M; Glickfeld, LL, Mouse Higher Visual Areas Provide Both Distributed and Specialized Contributions to Visually Guided Behaviors., Curr Biol, vol 30 no. 23 (2020), pp. 4682-4692.e7 [10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.015] [abs].