Hysell Oviedo

Assistant Professor

Main Affiliation



Center for Discovery and Innovation





Hysell Oviedo


Hysell V. Oviedo is a neurophysiologist interested in the function and dysfunction of auditory cortical circuits. The operations performed in the auditory cortex are an integral part of the linguistic processing necessary for animal communication. Dr. Oviedo's lab uses rodents as a model system because, similar to humans, they are capable of using vocalizations for social/reproductive interactions, and provide the advantage of powerful genetic tools to study neural circuits. Dr. Oviedo's lab uses a combination of physiological, anatomical and optogenetic techniques with a reverse engineering approach, to identify connectivity motifs underlying linguistic processing and their alterations in communication disorders.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Postdoctoral Fellowship
New York University, Center for Neural Science, Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Stockton College, B.S. Biology, B.A. Literature

Courses Taught

Biology 207000

Research Interests

Integration of subthreshold and suprathreshold excitatory barrages along the somatodendritic axis of pyramidal neurons. Oviedo HV and Reyes AD (2012) PLoS ONE 7(3): e33831

PTEN regulation of local and long-range connections in mouse auditory cortex. Xiong Q, Oviedo HV, Trotman L and Zador AM (2012) The Journal of Neuroscience, volume 32(5) pp. 1643-52

The functional asymmetry of auditory cortex is reflected in the organization of local cortical circuits. Oviedo HV, Bureau I, Svoboda K and Zador A (2010). Nature Neuroscience, volume 13(11) pp. 1413-20

Variation of input-output properties along the somatodendritic axis of pyramidal neurons. Oviedo H and Reyes AD (2005) The Journal of Neuroscience, volume 25(20) pp. 4985-95

Boosting of neuronal firing evoked with asynchronous and synchronous inputs in the dendrite. Oviedo H and Reyes AD (2002). Nature Neuroscience, volume 5(3) pp. 261-266