Ethan Richman



I am a PhD candidate in the Stanford University Neurosciences Ph.D. Program; I am co-advised by Liqun Luo and Karl Deisseroth, with support from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Previously, I worked with Gilad Barnea, where I developed a technique for transsynaptic labeling and manipulation of neural circuits. I graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a degree in Applied Mathematics-Biology, where I focused on synthetic biology, engineering, and machine learning.


My current work in the Luo and Deisseroth labs is focused on neural dynamics and technology development.


Richman, E.B., Ticea N., Allen W. E., Deisseroth K.*, Luo L*. Neural landscape diffusion resolves conflicts between needs across time. Nature (2023). [Stanford News]
Kebschull J.M., Richman, E.B., Ringach N., Friedmann D., Albarran E., Kolluru S.S., Jones R.C., Allen W.E., Wang Y., Cho S.W., Zhou H., Ding J.B., Chang H.Y., Deisseroth K., Quake S.R., Luo L. Cerebellar nuclei evolved by repeatedly duplicating a conserved cell-type set. Science 370, 1436 (2020).
Lui, J.H., Nguyen N.D., Grutzner S.M., Darmanis S., Peixoto D., Wagner M.J., Allen W.E., Kebschull J.M., Richman, E.B., Ren J., Newsome W.T., Quake S.R.*, Luo L.* Differential encoding in prefrontal cortex projection neuron classes across cognitive tasks. Cell 184, 1–18 (2021).
Vesuna, S., Kauvar, I.V., Richman, E. et al. Deep posteromedial cortical rhythm in dissociation. Nature 586, 87–94 (2020). [NPR]
Richman E.B. *, Luo L. "Suppressing Memories by Shrinking the Vesicle Pool" Neuron 101, 5-7 (2019) *=Corresponding author [pdf]
Talay M.*, Richman E.B.*, Snell N.J., Hartmann G.G., Fisher J.D., Sorkaç A., Santoyo J.F., Chou-Freed C., Nair N., Johnson M., Szymanski J, Barnea G. "Transsynaptic Mapping of Second-Order Taste Neurons in Flies by trans-Tango." Neuron 96, 783–795 (2017) *=equal contribution [pdf | Research Highlight - Nature Methods | Brown news | Providence Journal]
Allen W.E., Kauvar I.V., Chen M.Z., Richman E.B., Yang S.J., Chan K., Gradinaru V., Deverman B.E., Luo L., Deisseroth K. "Global Representations of Goal-Directed Behavior in Distinct Cell Types of Mouse Neocortex." Neuron 94, 891-907 (2017) [pdf]