Niranjan A. Kambi, PhD

Position title: Honorary Fellow, Department of Psychology


Phone: (608) 890-2972

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how operations in distinct brain networks enable us to encode and recall memories. I use neuroimaging and multi-site electrophysiology in non-human primates.


Redinbaugh MJ, Afrasiabi M, Phillips JM, Kambi NA, Mohanta S, Raz A, Saalmann YB (2022) Thalamic deep brain stimulation as a paradigm for reducing consciousness: implications for cortico-striatal dynamics, absence epilepsy and consciousness studies. PLOS Computational Biology 18: e1010294.

Mohanta S, Afrasiabi M, Casey C, Tanabe S, Redinbaugh MJ, Kambi NA, Phillips JM, Polyakov D, Filbey W, Austerweil JL, Sanders RD, Saalmann YB (2021) Predictive feedback, early sensory representations and fast responses to predicted stimuli depend on NMDA receptors. Journal of Neuroscience 41: 10130-10147.

Phillips JM, Kambi NA, Redinbaugh MJ, Mohanta S, Saalmann YB (2021) Disentangling the influences of multiple thalamic nuclei on prefrontal cortex and cognitive control. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 128: 487-510.

Afrasiabi M*, Redinbaugh MJ*, Phillips JM, Kambi NA, Mohanta S, Raz A, Haun AM, Saalmann YB (2021) Consciousness depends on integration between parietal cortex, striatum and thalamus. Cell Systems 12: 363-373 (*denotes equal contributions).

Redinbaugh MJ, Phillips JM, Kambi NA, Mohanta S, Andryk S, Dooley GL, Afrasiabi M, Raz A, Saalmann YB (2020) Thalamus modulates consciousness via layer-specific control of cortex. Neuron 106: 66-75.

Phillips JM, Fish LR, Kambi NA, Redinbaugh MJ, Mohanta S, Kecskemeti SR, Saalmann YB (2019) Topographic organization of connections between prefrontal cortex and mediodorsal thalamus: Evidence for a general principle of indirect thalamic pathways between directly connected cortical areas. NeuroImage 189: 832-846.

Phillips JM*, Kambi NA*, Saalmann YB (2016) A subcortical pathway for rapid, goal-driven, attentional filtering. Trends in Neurosciences 39: 49-51 (*denotes equal contributions).

Kambi N*, Halder P*, Rajan R, Arora V, Chand P, Arora M, Jain N (2014) Large-scale reorganization of the somatosensory cortex following spinal cord injuries is due to brainstem plasticity. Nature Communications 5: 3602: 1-10 (*denotes equal contribution).

Dutta A, Kambi N, Raghunathan P, Khushu S, Jain N (2014) Large-scale reorganization of the somatosensory cortex of adult macaque monkeys revealed by fMRI. Brain Structure and Function 219: 1305-1320.

Tandon S*, Kambi N*, Mohammed H, Jain N (2013) Complete reorganization of the motor cortex of adult rats following long-term spinal cord injuries. European Journal of Neuroscience 38:2271-2279 (*denotes equal contribution).

Kambi N, Tandon S, Mohammed H, Lazar L, Jain N (2011) Reorganization of the primary motor cortex of adult macaque monkeys after sensory loss resulting from partial spinal cord injuries. Journal of Neuroscience 31: 3696-3707.

Tandon S, Kambi N, Lazar L, Mohammed H, Jain N (2009) Large-scale expansion of the face representation in somatosensory areas of the lateral sulcus after spinal cord injuries in monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience 29: 12009-12019.

Tandon S, Kambi N, Jain N (2008) Overlapping representations of the neck and whiskers in the rat motor cortex revealed by mapping at different anaesthetic depths. European Journal of Neuroscience 27: 228-237.