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Lipkind, Dina

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  Tel Aviv University  Zoology  2007 
    MS  Tel Aviv University  Zoology  2000 
    BS  Tel Aviv University  Life Sciences  1995 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College, CUNY  Assistant Professor  Biology  2018-present 
    Hunter College, CUNY  Research Assistant Professor  Vocal learning  2011-2018 
    City College, CUNY  Post Doctoral Associate  Vocal learning  2006-2010 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Hunter College CUNY  Adjunct Assistant Professor  Ethology  2018 
    Tel Aviv University  Teaching Assistant  Zoology  2001-2005 
    Tel Aviv University  Lab instructor  Animal physiology  1996-1999 
  4. Non Academic Experience


  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor in Biology  August 2018-present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Lipkind D., Geambasu, A. & Levelt C.C.. "The development of structured vocalizations in songbirds and humans: a comparative analysis.." Top Cogn Sci.. doi: 10.1111/tops.12414 2019: [Epub ahead of print].

        Tchernichovski O. & Lipkind D.. "Animal Communication: Origins of sequential structure in birdsong. (Perspective)." Curr Biol.. 27(23) 2017: R1268-R1269.

        Lipkind D., Zai A.T., Hanuschkin A., Marcus G.F., Tchernichovski O. & Hahnloser R.H.R.. "Songbirds work around computational complexity by learning song vocabulary independently of sequence.." Nat Commun. 8 2017: 1247.

        Tchernichovski O. & Lipkind D.. "Encoding vocal culture: neuronal encoding of birdsong promotes learning and species specificity. (Perspective)." Science. 354(6317) 2016: 1234-1235.

        Vallentin D., Kosche G., Lipkind D. & Long M.A.. "Inhibition protects acquired song segments during vocal learning in zebra finches.." Science. 351(6270) 2016: 267-271.

        Lipkind D., Marcus G.F., Bemis D., Sasahara K., Jacoby N., Takahashi M., Suzuki K., Feher O., Ravbar P., Okanoya K. & Tchernichovski O.. "Stepwise Acquisition of vocal combinatorial capacity in songbirds and human infants.." Nature. 498(7452) 2013: 104-108.

        Ravbar P., Lipkind D., Parra L.C. & Tchernichovski O.. "Vocal exploration is locally regulated during song learning.." J Neurosci. 32(10) 2012: 3422-3432.

        Lipkind D. & Tchernichovski O.. "Quantification of developmental birdsong learning from the subsyllabic scale to cultural evolution.." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.. 108 Suppl 3 2011: 15572-15579.

        Benjamini Y., Lipkind D., Horev G., Fonio E., Kafkafi N. & Golani I.. "Ten ways to improve the quality of descriptions of whole-animal movement.." Neurosci Biobehav Rev.. 34(8) 2010: 1351-1365.

        Sakov A., Golani I., Lipkind D. & Benjamini Y.. "High-throughput data analysis in behavior genetics.." Ann Appl Stat. 4(2) 2010: 743-763.

        Lipkind D., Sakov A., Kafkafi N., Elmer G.I., Benjamini Y. & Golani I.. "New replicable anxiety-related measures of wall versus center behavior of mice in the Open Field.." J Appl Physiol. 97 2004: 347-359.

        Kafkafi N., Lipkind D., Benjamini Y., Mayo C.L., Elmer G.I. & Golani I.. "SEE locomotor behavior test discriminates C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mouse inbred strains across laboratories and protocol conditions.." Behav Neurosci. 117(3) 2003: 464-477.

        Kafkafi N., Pagis M., Lipkind D., Mayo C.L., Benjamini Y., Golani I. & Elmer G.I.. "Darting behavior: a quantitative movement pattern designed for discrimination and replicability in mouse locomotor behavior.." Behav Brain Res. 142(1-2) 2003: 193-205.

        Lipkind, D., Nottebohm, F., Rado, R. & Barnea, A.. "Social change affects the survival of new neurons in the forebrain of adult songbirds.." Behav Brain Res. 133(1) 2002: 31-43.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      Golani I., Benjamini Y., Dvorkin A., Lipkind D & Kefkafi N.. "Locomotor and exploratory behavior.." The behavior of the laboratory rat: A handbook with tests.. 2005: 171-182.

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

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  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Inferring the intrinsic reward of complex skill learning – a birdsong perspective. Poster" July 2020: FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) 2020, Virtual Forum.

    "How is a complex vocal skill learned? Lessons from songbirds" March 2020: Honors Program Seminar, York College.

    "Computations involved in birdsong template formation. Poster" February 2020: Meeting of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience (SSN). Bern, Switzerland.

    "The challenges of learning complex behavioral sequences - lessons from songbirds" November 2019: Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, CUNY.

    "Learning complex behavioral sequences by trial and error – lessons from birdsong." November 2019: Biology Colloquium Series, Queens College CUNY.

    "The challenges of learning complex behavioral sequences – lessons from songbirds." October 2019: Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program colloquium, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

    "How is a complex skill learned? Lessons from the songbirds." September 2019: Cognitive and Comparative Psychology (CCP) Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Vocal learning: from songbirds to humans." August 2019: CUNY Neuroscience Collaborative (CNC) Colloquium, CUNY Graduate Center.

    "Vocal learning - from songbirds to humans" February 2019: Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, York College, CUNY.

    "Finding the shortest path in behavioral space" January 2019: On the Morphogenesis of Animal Behavior, Symposium in honor of Professor Ilan Golani, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

    "Vocal development: from songbirds to humans" November 2018: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior colloquium class, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY.

    "A combination of strategies for learning a complex motor sequence" October 2018: Bird Song and Animal Communication Annual Meeting, Millbrook, NY.

    "The development and evolution of vocal combinatorial ability" April 2017: “The comparative biology of language learning”, workshop, The Lorenz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    "Sensorimotor vocal learning in songbirds and human infants" September 2016: International Symposium on New Perspectives in Integrative Neuroscience, Tubingen, Germany.

    "Template-based song learning: how an internal sensory template guides motor development" November 2014: 3rd Annual Songbird Satellite Meeting, Washington, D.C..

    "Experimental manipulation of syntax acquisition: trial and error learning?" November 2011: 1st Annual Songbird Satellite Meeting, Washington, D.C..

    "What syntactic operations do zebra finches make during imitation? Evidence from experimental manipulation of song development." July 2010: Bird Song Conference, Millbrook, NY.

    "Tutorial on SEE (software supported Strategy for the Exploration of Exploration)" 2002: Measuring Behavior Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    NIH NINDS, Reinforcement Mechanisms for Learning Vocal Behaviors (Co-Investigator). 2018-2023: $524,720.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Member IACUC committee: since March 2019.

    2. Service to the School
    3. Service to the College

      Mentor, York Summer Research Program: July-August 2020.

      Member ad hoc York College Return to Research Committee: June-July 2020.

      Chair, IACUC committee: Since November 2019.

      Member Campus Environment and Facilities Committee: Since October 2019.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center

      Instructore, Animal Behavior I (GRD01-PSYC-716): Spring 2020 semester.

    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

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  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Volunteer, VESSC (volunteer emergency student success coaches) York College: April-May 2020.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: 2020.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Animal Behaviour: 2020.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Scientific Reports: 2020.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Israel Science Foundation: 2020.

    Doctoral Thesis, co-supervisor, Tomas Tomka, doctoral student, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH ZUrich: Since January 2020.

    Mentor, high school student project, Claire Jiang, The Bronx High School of Science: Since July 2020.

    Invited participant, Workshop "Unifying Vocal Learning", Lorentz Center, Leiden University, The Netherlands: September 2019.

    Mentor, high school student project, Huihui Jiang, Queens High School of the Sciences at York College: since July 2019.

    Mentor, high school student project, Amareli Reyes, Queens Metropolitan High School: since July 2019.

    Mentor, high school student project, Julie Lin, The Bronx High School of Science: since July 2019.

    Judge, Writing Across the Curriculum Science Fair: 4/7/2019.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Israel Science Foundation: 2019.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Scientific Reports: 2018.

    Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Neuroscience Methods: 2016.

    Ad hoc reviewer, The Auk: Ornitological Advances: 2015.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      Bio 201  Biological Pronciples I 
      Bio 202L  Biological Principles II, laboratory 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      BIO 311 Animal Behavior, Animal Behavior for Biology majors.