Research articles


  • d’Aquin S, Szonyi A, Mahn M, Krabbe S, Gründemann J, & Lüthi A.
    Compartmentalized dendritic plasticity during associative learning.
    Science, 2022, 376, eabf7052.



  • Hagihara KM*, Bukalo O*, Zeller M, Aksoy-Aksel A, Karalis N, Limoges A, Rigg T, Campbell T, Mendez A, Weinholtz C, Mahn M, Zweifel LS, Palmiter RD, Ehrlich I, Lüthi A#, & Holmes A#.
    Intercalated amygdala clusters orchestrate a switch in fear state.
    Nature 594, 403–407 (2021).
    *equal contribution; #corresponding author.
  • Mahn M*, Saraf-Sinik I*, Patil P*, Pulin M*, Bitton E, Karalis N, Bruentgens F, Palgi S, Gat A, Dine J, Wietek J, Davidi I, Levy R, Litvin A, Zhou F, Sauter K, Soba P, Schmitz D, Lüthi A, Rost BR, Wiegert JS, Yizhar O.
    Efficient optogenetic silencing of neurotransmitter release with a mosquito rhodopsin.
    Neuron 109, 1621-1635 (2021).
    *equal contribution


  • Mahn M*#, Gibor L*, Patil P, Cohen-Kashi Malina K, Oring S, Printz Y, Levy R, Lampl I, Yizhar O#.
    High-efficiency optogenetic silencing with soma-targeted anion-conducting Channelrhodopsins.
    Nat Commun. 2018 Oct 8;9(1):4125.
    *equal contribution; #corresponding author.


  • Mahn M, Prigge M, Ron S, Levy R & Yizhar O.
    Biophysical constraints of optogenetic inhibition at presynaptic terminals.
    Nat. Neurosci. 19, 554556 (2016).

Reviews and book chapters


  • Authors listed in alphabetical order:
    Emiliani V, Entcheva E, Hedrich R, Hegemann P, Konrad KR, Lüscher C, Mahn M, Pan Z-H, Sims RR, Vierock J, & Yizhar O.
    Optogenetics for light control of biological systems.
    Nat Rev Methods Primers 2, 55 (2022).
  • Mahn M, Klavir O & Yizhar O.
    Optogenetic modulation of neural circuits.
    Book Chapter In: Handbook of Neurophotonics. CRC Press (2020), eBook ISBN: 9780429194702.




  • Mahn M, Ron S & Yizhar O.
    Viral vector-based techniques for optogenetic modulation in vivo.
    Book Chapter in: Viral Vector Approaches in Neurobiology and Brain Diseases, (NM,volume 82), 289-310 (2014).



  • Yizhar O, Mahn M.
    Bistable type II opsins and uses thereof. Patent number: US20210403518A1