Nilay Yapici

Assistant Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

W153 Seeley G. Mudd
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4321

Nilay Yapici

Assistant Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Neurobiology and Behavior, College of Arts and Sciences/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise

Neurogenetics; neuro-imaging; quantitative behavior; molecular biology; neural circuits

Current Research Interest

Molecular and neural basis of food intake decisions

Distinction

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) Grant for Junior Faculty
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship
Human Frontiers Long Term Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Selected Participant)
Sloan Research Fellowships for Early-Career Scholars

Selected Publications

Yapici, Nilay, Manuel Zimmer, and Ana I. Domingos. “Cellular and Molecular Basis of Decision‐Making.” EMBO Reports 15 (2014): 1023-1035.

Yapici, Nilay, Raphael Cohn, Christian Schusterreiter, Vanessa Ruta, and Leslie B. Vosshall. “A Taste Circuit That Regulates Ingestion by Integrating Food and Hunger Signals.” Cell 165, no. 3 (2016): 715-729.

Cornell Research Website Article

NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration