Sam Reiter

Sam Reiter with trees in the background
Sam Reiter
Assistant Professor
BS, Neuroscience, Brown University, 2009
PhD, Neuroscience, NIH-Brown University Graduate Partnership Program, 2014

Sam Reiter is currently an assistant professor and leader of the computational neuroethology unit at OIST. His background is in experimental neuroscience, where he has studied diverse topics in a range of model organisms (rat, fly, moth, locust, lizard, turtle, cuttlefish). He studied neuroscience at Brown University, went on to graduate school in neuroscience at Brown and the US. National Institutes of Health, and most recently worked as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research.

Professional Experience

  • Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.  2005-2010
  • U.S. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, USA.  2010-2014
  • Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany 2014-2019

Select Publications

  • Pophale A, Shimizu K, Mano T, Iglesias T L., Martin K, Hiroi M, Asada K, Andaluz G P, Dinh T T V, Meshulam L, Reiter S (2023) Wake-like skin patterning and neural activity during octopus sleep, Nature, 619:122-128.
  • Woo T, Liang X, Evans D, Fernandez O, Kretschmer F, Reiter S, Laurent G (2023) The dynamics of pattern matching in camouflaging cuttlefish, Nature, 619:122-128.
  • Norimoto H, Fenk L, Li HH, Tosches M, Gallego-Flores T, Hain D, Reiter S, Kobayashi R, Macias A, Klinkmann M, Laurent G (2020) A claustrum in reptiles and its role in slow-wave sleep, Nature 578(7795):413-418.
  • Reiter S, Huelsdunk P, Woo T, Lauterbach M, Eberle J, Anne Akay L, Longo A, Meier-Credo, J, Kretschmer F, Langer J, Kaschube M, Laurent G (2018) Elucidating the control and development of skin patterning in cuttlefish, Nature 562, pages361–366(2018).
  • Shein-Idelson M, Ondracek JM, Liaw H-P, Reiter S, Laurent G (2016) Slow waves, sharp waves, ripples, and REM in sleeping dragons. Science 352:590–595.
  • Reiter S, Campillo Rodriguez C, Sun K, Stopfer M (2015) Spatiotemporal Coding of Individual Chemicals by the Gustatory System. Journal of Neuroscience 35:12309–12321.