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david-golomb David Golomb (Prof.)

1980 - 1983B.Sc., Physics and Mathematica
1983 - 1986M.Sc., Physics
1988 - 1991Ph.D., Physics
1991 - 1992Post-doctoral fellow, Cornell University
1992 - 1995Post-doctoral fellow, Mathematical Research Branch, NIH
1995 - 1997Researcher, Dept. of Physiology, Ben-Gurion University
1997 - 2003Senior Researcher, Dept. of Physiology, Ben-Gurion University
2003 - 2008Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, Ben-Gurion University
Office: Goldman Building (M6), Room 427
Phone: 08 6477325
FAX: 972 8 6477628
Email: golomb@bgu.ac.il
Research Interests

  • Dynamics of neurons, neuronal networks and neuronal systems.
Research details...

Key Publications

  • ?Refereed articles and refereed letters in scientific journals:?

1.  A. Kfir, N. Ohad-Giwnewer, L. Jammal, D. Saar, D. Golomb and E. Barkai (2014) “Learning-induced modulation of the GABAB-mediated inhibitory synaptic transmission: Mechanisms and functional significance”. J. Neurophysiol. 111, 2029-2038.

2. S.A. Hires, L. Pammer, K. Svoboda and D. Golomb (2013) “Tapered whiskers are required for active tactile sensation”eLife 2, e01350, 1-19.

 3. S. Haidarliu, D. Golomb, D. Kleinfeld and E. Ahissar (2012) “Dorsorostral snout muscles in the rat subserve coordinated movement for whisking and sniffing”. Anat. Rec. 295, 1181- 1191.

4. I. Hayut, B.W. Connors, E.E. Fanselow and D. Golomb (2011) “LTS and FS inhibitory interneurons, short-term synaptic plasticity, and cortical circuit dynamics”. PLoS Comput. Biol. 7(10): e1002248, 1-19.

5. S. Haidarliu, E. Simony, D. Golomb and E. Ahissar (2011) “Collagenous skeleton of the rat mystacial pad”, Anat. Rec. 294, 764-773.

6. E. Simony, K. Bagdasarian, L. Herfst, M. Brecht, E. Ahissar, and D. Golomb (2010) “Temporal and spatial characteristics of vibrissa responses to motor commands”. J. Neurosci. 30, 8935-8952.

7. S. Haidarliu, E. Simony, D. Golomb and E. Ahissar (2010) “Muscle architecture in the mystacial pad of the rat”, Anat. Rec. 293, 1192-1206.

8. O. Harish and D. Golomb (2010) “Control of the firing Patterns of vibrissa motoneurons by modulatory and phasic synaptic inputs: a modeling study”. J. Neurophysiol. 103, 2684-2699.

9. E. Ahissar, D. Golomb, S. Haidarliu, R. Sosnik and C. Yu (2008) “Latency coding in POm: importance of parametric regimes” (Letter to the Editor), J. Neurophysiol. 100, 1152-1154.

10. E. Simony, I. Saraf-Sinik, D. Golomb and E. Ahissar (2008) “Sensation-targeted motor control: every spike counts?” (Editorial Focus), J. Neurophysiol. 99, 2757-2759.

11. B. Pfeuty, D. Golomb, G. Mato and D. Hansel (2007) “Inhibition potentiates the synchronizing action of electrical synapses”, Frontiers in Comput. Neurosci. 1: 8, 1-8. 31. D. Golomb, (2007) “Neuronal synchrony measures”, Scholarpedia, 2(1): 1347.

12. D. Golomb, K. Donner, L. Shacham, D. Shlosberg, Y. Amitai and D. Hansel (2007) “Mechanisms of firing patterns in fast-spiking cortical interneurons”, PLoS Comput. Biol. 3(8): e156, 1498-1512.

13. D. Golomb, C. Yue and Y. Yaari (2006) “Contribution of persistent Na+ current and M-type K+ current to somatic bursting in CA1 pyramidal cells: combined experimental and modeling study”, J. Neurophysiol. 96, 1912-1926.

14. D. Golomb, E. Ahissar and D. Kleinfeld (2006) “Coding of stimulus frequency by latency in thalamic networks by the interplay of GABAB mediated feedback and stimulus shape”, J. Neurophysiol. 95, 1735-1750.

15. D. Golomb, A. Shedmi, R. Curtu and G.B. Ermentrout (2006) “Persistent synchronized bursting activity in cortical tissues with low magnesium concentration: a modeling study”, J. Neurophysiol. 95, 1049-1067.

16. B. Pfeuty, G. Mato, D. Golomb and D. Hansel (2005) “The combined effects of inhibitory and electrical synapses in synchrony”, Neural Comp. 17, 633-670.

17. D. Golomb and G.B. Ermentrout (2002) “Slow excitation supports propagation of slow pulses in networks of excitatory and inhibitory populations”, Phys. Rev. E 65, 061911, 1-16. 24. B. Pfeuty, G. Mato, D. Golomb and D. Hansel (2003) “Electrical synapses and synchrony:the role of intrinsic currents”, J. Neurosci. 23, 6280-6294.

18. Y. Amitai, J.R. Gibson, M. Beierleiner, S.L. Patrick, A. Ho, B.W. Connors and D. Golomb (2002) “The spatial dimensions of electrically coupled networks of interneurons in neocortex”, J. Neurosci. 22, 4142-4152.

19. Y. Mandelblat, Y. Etzion, Y. Grossman and D. Golomb (2001) “Period doubling of calcium spike firing in a model of a Purkinje cell dendrite”, J. Comput. Neurosci. 11, 43-62.

20. D. Golomb and G.B. Ermentrout (2001) “Bistability in pulse propagation in networks of excitatory and inhibitory populations”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4179-4182.

21. D. Golomb and G.B. Ermentrout (2000) “Effects of delay on the type and velocity of traveling pulses in neuronal networks with spatially-decaying connectivity”, Network 11, 221- 246. 28)

22. D. Golomb and D. Hansel (2000) “The number of synaptic inputs and the synchrony of large sparse neuronal networks”, Neural Comp. 12, 1095-1139.

23. D. Golomb and G.B. Ermentrout (1999) “Continuous and lurching traveling pulses in neuronal networks with delay and spatially-decaying connectivity”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 13480-13485.

24. D. Golomb (1998) “Models of neuronal transient synchrony during propagation of activity through neocortical circuitry”, J. Neurophysiol. 79, 1-12.

25. D. Golomb and Y. Amitai (1997) “Propagating neuronal discharges in neocortical slices: Computational and experimental study”, J. Neurophysiol. 78, 1199-1211.

26. D. Golomb, J. Hertz, S. Panzeri, A. Treves and B. Richmond (1997) “How well can we estimate the information carried in neuronal responses from limited samples?”, Neural Comp. 9, 649-665.

27. D. Golomb, X.-J. Wang and J. Rinzel (1996) “Propagation of spindle waves in a thalamic slice model”, J. Neurophysiol. 75, 750-769.

28.X.-J. Wang, D. Golomb and J. Rinzel (1995) “Emergent spindle oscillations and intermittent burst firing in a thalamic model: specific neuronal mechanisms”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 92, 5577-5581.

29. D. Golomb, D. Kleinfeld, R.C. Reid, R.M. Shapley and B. Shraiman (1994) “On temporal codes and the spatiotemporal response of neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus”, J. Neurophysiol. 72, 2290-3003.

30. D. Golomb, X.-J. Wang and J. Rinzel (1994) “Synchronization properties of spindle oscillations in a thalamic reticular nucleus model”, J. Neurophysiol. 72, 1109-1126.

31. D. Golomb and J. Rinzel (1994) “Clustering in globally coupled inhibitory neurons”, Physica D 72, 259-282.

32. D. Golomb and J. Rinzel (1993) “Dynamics of globally coupled inhibitory neurons with heterogeneity”, Phys. Rev. E 48, 4810-4814.

33. D. Golomb, J. Guckenheimer and S. Gueron (1993) “Reduction of a channel based model for a stomatogastric ganglion LP neuron”, Biol. Cyber. 69, 129-137.

34. I. Aranson, D. Golomb and H. Sompolinsky (1992) “Spatial coherence and temporal chaos in macroscopic systems with asymmetrical couplings”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3495-3498.

35. D. Golomb, D. Hansel, B. Shraiman and H. Sompolinsky (1992) “Clustering in globally coupled phase oscillators”, Phys. Rev. A 45, 3516-3530.

36. H. Sompolinsky, D. Golomb and D. Kleinfeld (1991) “Cooperative dynamics in visual processing”, Phys. Rev. A 43, 6990-7011.

37. H. Sompolinsky, D. Golomb and D. Kleinfeld, (1990) “Global processing of visual stimuli in a neural network of coupled oscillators”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87, 7200-7204.

38. D. Golomb, N. Rubin and H. Sompolinsky (1990) “Willshaw model: Associative memory with sparse coding and low firing rates”, Phys. Rev. A41, 1843-1854.

39. D. Golomb, Y. Goren, A. Ron and J.L. Hirshfield (1988) “Investigation of the saturation
properties of gyro-amplifiers”, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques MTT-35,934-938 .


  • Chapters in collective volumes:

?1. D. Golomb (2008) “Propagation of traveling pulses in cortical networks”, Lect. Notes Phys. 751, 403-430; In Dissipative solitons: from optics to biology and medicine, N. Akhmediev and A. Ankiewicz Ed., Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg-New York.

2. D. Golomb, E. Kozhinsky, I.A. Fleidervish and M.J. Gutnick (1998) “Transient synchronization of propagating discharges in neocortical slices”, In Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1998, J. Bower Ed., Plenum Press, New-York, 385-390.

3. D. Golomb and J. Rinzel (1996) “Minimal biophysical models of oscillations and waves in thalamus and hippocampus”, In Neural Modeling of Cognitive and Brain Disorders, J.A. Reggia, R.S. Berndt and E. Ruppin Eds., World Scientific Publishing, London, UK, 327-346.

4. S. Panzeri, A. Treves and D. Golomb (1996) “Measuring information from neuronal activity”, In Neurobiology, V. Torre and F. Conti Eds., Plenum Press, New-York, 317-324.

5. D. Golomb, X.-J.Wang and J. Rinzel (1995) “Partial and full synchrony of thalamic spindle oscillations”, In The Neurobiology of Computation, Jim Bower Ed., Kluwer, Boston, 215-220.

6. D. Golomb and J. Rinzel (1994) “Synchronization among heterogeneous inhibitory RTN neurons globally coupled”, In Computation in neurons and neural systems, Frank H. Eeckman Ed., Kluwer, Boston, 27-32.

7. H. Sompolinsky, D. Golomb and D. Kleinfeld (1991) “Phase coherence and computation in an oscillator neural network”, In Nonlinear dynamics and neuronal networks, H.G. Schuster and W. Singer eds., VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 113-120.


  • Invited reviews:

1. D. Golomb (2005) “Propagation of pulses in cortical networks: the single-spike approximation”, In: Models and Methods in Neurophysics, Les Houches, Session LXXX 2003, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 197-244.

2. D. Golomb, D. Hansel and G. Mato (2001) “Mechanisms of synchrony of neural activity in large networks”, In: Handbook of Biological Physics, Volume 4: Neuro-Informatics and Neural Modelling, F. Moss and S. Gielen Eds., Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 887-968.


  • Articles submitted:

1. D. Golomb, Mechanism and function of mixed-mode oscillations in vibrissa motoneurons.
Submitted for publication.


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