Michael Ortiz Rios
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- Address: Institute of Neuroscience, Henry Wellcome Building, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH
Dr. Ortiz Rios is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Neuroscience in Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom. He received a B.S. in Psychology and Behavior from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. After his experience in clinical psychiatric he join the Laboratory of Neuropsychology at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD where he got interested in brain research. After his training at NIH he obtained a M.S. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University under the supervision of Prof. Josef P. Rauschecker. There he develop functional MRI techniques to study brain networks involve in the abstraction of semantic information in complex sounds. He continued with his interest in fMRI and joined the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics under the supervision of Prof. Nikos K. Logothetis where he conducted most of his dissertation work in auditory space perception with high-field fMRI. He obtained his doctoral degree in Neuroscience from the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Tuebingen, Germany. Currently he works as a postdoc in Michael C. Schmid lab in Newcastle and aims to study thalamo-cortical interactions with neurophysiological and optogenetic tools .
2016 PhD Neuroscience,
Graduate School of Neural & Behavioral Sciences, International Max Planck Research
School at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
2009 MSc. Neuroscience,
Interdiciplinary Program in Neuroscience, Georgetown Medical Center, Georgetown
University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
2004 BSc. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences,
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, P.R., U.S.A.
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
2016 Functional neuroimaging of ventral and dorsal stream pathways in the
macaque auditory system, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Josef P. Rauschecker & Prof. Dr. Nikos K. Logothetis
Optogenetics, fMRI, vocal perception and production, large-scale neuronal networks,
visual and auditory perception, spatial cognition, brain-machine interfaces
2016 -Current Post-doctoral Research, Mapping cortical circuits with fMRI and optogenetics,
Schmid Lab, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
Supervisor: Dr. Michael C. Schmid
2011 - 2015 Doctoral Research, FMRI mapping of acoustic space in macaque auditory cortex,
Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological
Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nikos K. Logothetis
2009 - 2012 Doctoral Research, fMRI mapping of vocalization networks,
Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience anf Cognition, Georgetown Medical Center,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Josef P. Rauschecker
2007 - 2009 Master Research, Analyses of neural populations using representational dissimilarity,
Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition, Georgetown Medical Center,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Pawel Kusmierek
2005 - 2006 Research Assistant, Mapping networks in-vivo with manganese-enhanced MRI,
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Section in Neural Coding and Computation, National
Institute of Mental Health,, NIH, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
Supervisor: Barry Richmond, M.D.
2004 - 2005 Research Assistant, Tonotopic mapping with fMRI in the awake monkey,
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Section on Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute
of Mental Health,, NIH, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.
Supervisor: Dr. Mortimer Mishkin
Fellowships & Awards
2017 Young Scientist Award,
6th International Conference on Auditory Cortex (ICAC).
2013 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Doctoral Fellowship,
International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).
2009 National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship,
International Research in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (NSF-PIRE).
2007 American Psychological Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship,
Diversity Program in Neuroscience (DPA).
2004 National Institute of Health Fellowship,
NIH Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA).
Ortiz-Rios M, Haag M, Agayby B, Balezeau F, Schmid MC. Mapping cortico-cortical
network activity with fMRI elicited by optogenetic stimulation of primate V1. Soc.
Neurosci. 2018, San Diego, CA, U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Haag M, Balezeau F, Schmid MC. Stable functional networks during
natural vision in the macaque brain. Soc. Neurosci. 2017, Washington, D.C., U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Logothetis N.K., Schmid MC. New fMRI evidence supporting an
opponent hemifield code representation for space in the auditory cortex of primates.
6th International Auditoy Cortex Conference 2017, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Azevedo FA, Ortiz-Rios M, Azevedo LC, Balla DZ, Lohman G, Logothetis NK and
Keliris GK. Simultaneous resting-state and visually-driven functional networks in the
macaque brain.Soc. Neurosci. 2016, San Diego, CA, U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Azevedo FAC, Azevedo LC, Balla DZ, Lohmann G, Logothetis NK and
Keliris GA. Dynamic Functional Connectivity Reflects Complex Audiovisual Scenes
Changes during Cognitive Processing. 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience,
2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Azevedo FA, Ortiz-Rios M, Azevedo LC, Balla D, Lohmann G, Logothetis NK and
Keliris GA. Eingenvector Centrality Mapping during Natural Viewing in the Macaque
Brain. 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ortiz-Rios M, Steudel T, Logothetis NK and Rauschecker JP. High-resolution fMRI
phase-mapping of azimuth space in rhesus monkey auditory cortex. Soc. Neurosci.
2013, San Diego, CA, U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Steudel T, Augath M, Logothetis NK and Rauschecker JP. Functional
neuroimaging of sound motion in the macaque dorsal stream.4th International
Conference on Auditory Cortex 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Artchakov D, Ortiz-Rios M, Kusmierek P, Ding C, VanMeter J, DeWitt I, Sams M,
Jääskeläinen IP, Rauschecker JP. Representation of sound sequences in the auditory
dorsal stream after sensorimotor learning in the macaque monkey. Soc. Neurosci.
2012, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Artchakov D, DeWitt I, Kusmierek P, Ding C, VanMeter J, Rauschecker
JP. Cochleotopic Mapping of Macaque Auditory Cortex with Functional Magnetic
Resonance Imaging at 3 Tesla. Soc. Neurosci. 2011, Washington, D.C., U.S.A
Kusmierek P, Ortiz-Rios M and Rauschecker JP. Population analysis reveals specialization
for "what" processing in early rostral areas of macaque auditory cortex. APAN
2011, Washington, D.C., U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Artchakov D, DeWitt I, VanMeter J, Kusmierek P, Rauschecker JP.
Mapping the macaque auditory system using magnetic resonance imaging and complex
sounds. Soc. Neurosci. 2010, San Diego, CA, U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Kusmierek P, Rauschecker JP. Responses of the monkey auditory
cortex neuronal population to synthetic and natural sounds. Soc. Neurosci. 2008,
Washington, D.C., U.S.A
Ortiz-Rios M, Poremba A, Malloy MM, Saunders RC, Herscovitch P and Mishkin
M. FDG-PET Brain Imaging in Rhesus Monkeys: Working Memory in the Superior
Temporal Gyrus. Summer Intramural Research Program 2004, Bethesda, MD,U.S.A
- Ortiz-Rios M, Azevedo FAC, Kuśmierek P, Balla DZ, Munk MH, Keliris GA, Logothetis NK, Rauschecker JP. Widespread and Opponent fMRI Signals Represent Sound Location in Macaque Auditory Cortex. Neuron 2017, 93(4), 971-983.e4.
- Azevedo FA, Ortiz-Rios M, Li Q, Logothetis NK, Keliris GA. A Potential Role of Auditory Induced Modulations in Primary Visual Cortex. Multisens Res 2015, 28(3-4), 331-49.
- Ortiz-Rios M, Kusmierek P, DeWitt I, Archakov D, Azevedo FA, Sams M, Jääskeläinen IP, Keliris GA, Rauschecker JP. Functional MRI of the vocalisation-processing network in the macaque brain. Frontiers in Neurosciences 2015, 9, 113.
- Kusmierek P, Ortiz M, Rauschecker JP. Sound-identity processing in early areas of the auditory ventral stream in the macaque. J Neurophysiol 2012, 107(4), 1123-41.
- Simmons JM, Saad ZS, Lizak MJ, Ortiz M, Koretsky AP, Richmond BJ. Mapping prefrontal circuits in vivo with manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in monkeys. J Neurosci 2008, 28(30), 7637-47. In Preparation.