Jonathan Kao

Jonathan Chau-Yan Kao

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Los Angeles


  1. Reis FMCV, Maesta-Pereira S, Ollivier M, Schuette PJ, Sethi E, Miranda BA, Iniguez E, Chakerian M, Vaughn E, Sehgal M, Nguyen DCT, Yuan FTH, Torossian A, Ikebara JM, Kihara AH, Silva AJ, Kao JC, Khakh BS, Adhikari A. Control of feeding by a bottom-up midbrain-subthalamic pathway.. Nature communications, 2024.
  2. Kleinman M, Wang T, Xiao D, Feghhi E, Lee K, Carr N, Li Y, Hadidi N, Chandrasekaran C, Kao JC. A cortical information bottleneck during decision-making.. bioRxiv : the preprint server for biology, 2023.
  3. Gill JL, Schneiders JA, Stangl M, Aghajan ZM, Vallejo M, Hiller S, Topalovic U, Inman CS, Villaroman D, Bari A, Adhikari A, Rao VR, Fanselow MS, Craske MG, Krahl SE, Chen JWY, Vick M, Hasulak NR, Kao JC, Koek RJ, Suthana N, Langevin JP. A pilot study of closed-loop neuromodulation for treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.. Nature communications, 2023.
  4. Schuette PJ, Ikebara JM, Maesta-Pereira S, Torossian A, Sethi E, Kihara AH, Kao JC, Reis FMCV, Adhikari A. GABAergic CA1 neurons are more stable following context changes than glutamatergic cells.. Scientific reports, 2022.
  5. Wang W, Schuette PJ, La-Vu MQ, Torossian A, Tobias BC, Ceko M, Kragel PA, Reis FM, Ji S, Sehgal M, Maesta-Pereira S, Chakerian M, Silva AJ, Canteras NS, Wager T, Kao JC, Adhikari A. Dorsal premammillary projection to periaqueductal gray controls escape vigor from innate and conditioned threats.. eLife, 2021.
  6. Kleinman M, Achille A, Soatto S, Kao JC. Redundant Information Neural Estimation.. Entropy (Basel, Switzerland), 2021.
  7. Olsen S, Zhang J, Liang KF, Lam M, Riaz U, Kao JC. An artificial intelligence that increases simulated brain-computer interface performance.. Journal of neural engineering, 2021.
  8. Reis FM, Lee JY, Maesta-Pereira S, Schuette PJ, Chakerian M, Liu J, La-Vu MQ, Tobias BC, Ikebara JM, Kihara AH, Canteras NS, Kao JC, Adhikari A. Dorsal periaqueductal gray ensembles represent approach and avoidance states.. eLife, 2021.
  9. Reis FMCV, Liu J, Schuette PJ, Lee JY, Maesta-Pereira S, Chakerian M, Wang W, Canteras NS, Kao JC, Adhikari A. Shared Dorsal Periaqueductal Gray Activation Patterns during Exposure to Innate and Conditioned Threats.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2021.
  10. Wang W, Schuette PJ, Nagai J, Tobias BC, Cuccovia V Reis FM, Ji S, de Lima MAX, La-Vu MQ, Maesta-Pereira S, Chakerian M, Leonard SJ, Lin L, Severino AL, Cahill CM, Canteras NS, Khakh BS, Kao JC, Adhikari A. Coordination of escape and spatial navigation circuits orchestrates versatile flight from threats.. Neuron, 2021.
  11. Schuette PJ, Reis FMCV, Maesta-Pereira S, Chakerian M, Torossian A, Blair GJ, Wang W, Blair HT, Fanselow MS, Kao JC, Adhikari A. Long-Term Characterization of Hippocampal Remapping during Contextual Fear Acquisition and Extinction.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2020.
  12. Jiang X, Saggar H, Ryu SI, Shenoy KV, Kao JC. Structure in Neural Activity during Observed and Executed Movements Is Shared at the Neural Population Level, Not in Single Neurons.. Cell reports, 2020.
  13. Kao JC. Considerations in using recurrent neural networks to probe neural dynamics.. Journal of neurophysiology, 2019.
  14. Kao JC, Ryu SI, Shenoy KV. Leveraging neural dynamics to extend functional lifetime of brain-machine interfaces.. Scientific reports, 2017.