Losonczy Lab

at the Mortimer Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute

Jeffrey Zaremba


Jeff Zaremba
Graduate Student

Email: jdz2110 AT columbia DOT edu

Research Interests:
The hippocampal microcircuit dysfunctions underlying cognitive memory deficits in genetic mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Ph.D. Candidate, Neurobiology & Behavior
Columbia University

M.A., Neurobiology & Behavior
Columbia University

B.A. Physics & Biochemistry, cum laude with distinction in Biochemistry
University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Student
Columbia University, Neurobiology & Behavior Program
Thesis Advisor: Attila Losonczy, M.D./Ph.D.

Research Technician
Aging & Stem Cell Research Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Advisor: Stuart Lipton, M.D./Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Advisor: Arjun Yodh, Ph.D.

Research Assistant
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Jeffrey Saven, Ph.D.


Kavli Institute for Brain Science travel grant for Society for Neuroscience annual meeting

Ben Franklin Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Scholar, University of Pennsylvania


Zaremba J, Danielson N, Kaifosh P, Diamantopoulou N, Gogos J, Losonczy A. Long-term temporal dynamics of place cell coding properties in hippocampal area CA1. Presentation. 43rd annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. 2013 Nov 13.


Lovett-Barron M, Kaifosh P, Kheirbek, MA, Danielson, N. Zaremba, JD, Reardon, TR, Turi  FG, Hen R, Zemelman, BV and Losonczy A. Dendritic inhibition in the hippocampus supports fear learning. Science, 2014 Feb 21; 343(6173):857-63. doi: 10.1126/science.1247485.

Cho EG, Zaremba JD, McKercher SR, Talantova M, Tu S, Masliah E, Chan, SF, Nakanishi N, Terskikh A & Lipton SA. MEF2C Enhances Dopaminergic Neuron Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in a Parkinsonian Rat Model. PLoS ONE. 2011 6(8): e24027.

Lipton SA, Li H, Zaremba JD, McKercher SR, Cui J, Kang YJ, Nie Z, Soussou W, Talantova M, Okamoto S, Nakanishi N. Letter to the ed. Autistic phenotype from MEF2C knockout cells. Science. 2009 Jan 9;323(5911):208.
Comment on
Identifying autism loci and genes by tracing recent shared ancestry. Science, 2008.

Li H, Radford JC, Ragusa MJ, Shea KL, McKercher SR, Zaremba JD, Soussou W, Nie Z, Kang YJ, Nakanishi N, Okamoto S, Roberts AJ, Schwarz JJ, and Lipton SA. Transcription factor MEF2C influences neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and maturation in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 July 8; 105(27): 9397–9402.