Losonczy Lab

Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center

Welcome to the Losonczy Lab website! Our lab is part of the Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neuroscience, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia, and the Mortimer Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia. 

The Mysteries of How Newborn Cells May Help Form Memories

Wall Street Journal

Video Abstract for Danielson et al., Neuron, 2016b



    • January: A collaborative study on the role of GABAergic entorhinal inputs in fear learning  is published in Science. Congrats Jeff!
    • February: Welcome Dr. Wenke Li, a new postdoctoral research scientist in our lab!
    • February: A collaborative paper on monosynaptic tracing is out in Neuron. Congrats Reardon!
    • March: A collaborative study on the role of adult-born granule cells in dentate gyrus is out in Neuron. Congrats Nathan! Some media coverage:
    • March: Patrick’s modeling study on mnemonic functions for nonlinear integration of laminar inputs by hippocampal pyramidal cells is accepted for publication in NeuronCongrats Patrick!
    • May: Welcome Dr. Fraser Sparks, a new postdoctoral research scientist in our lab!
    • July: Nathan’s study on imaging of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cell subpopulations during learning is online in Neuron. Congrats again Nathan! Some media coverage:
    • September: A paper is out in Current Biology from our collaboration with the Polleux lab on mitochondria motility with our in vivo mito imaging is out. Congrats Gergo!
    • November: Nathan Danielson succesfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats Dr. Danielson!
    • December:  our collaborative paper with the Hen lab on in vivo imaging dentate gyrus granule cells was selected into the Best of Neuron 2015-16
    • December: A paper on in vivo characterization of hippocampal mossys cell with imaging is accepted in Neuron. 


    • February: Congratulation to Jeff Zaremba on his NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship!
    • April: Jack Bowler got into the Neuro Graduate Program at Columbia – Congrats Jack!
    • May: Attila received the Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award at Columbia
    • July: Congratulations to Patrick Kaifosh on his successful thesis defense!
    •  August: Welcome Dr. Andres Grosmark, a new postdoctoral fellow in our lab!
    •  August: Welcome our new graduate students: Elizabeth Balough, Alexandra Kaufman, and Sebi Rolotti!
    • September: Welcome our new lab manager: Rachel Rampil
    • September: The lab receives NIH R01 grant in collaboration with Ivan Soltesz (Stanford)
    • October: The lab receives NIH Brain Initiative Award on a project “High-speed volumetric imaging of neuronal network activity at depth using Multiplexed Scanned Temporal Focusing (MuST)”  in collaboration with Alipasha Vaziri (IMP Vienna, Rockefeller University)