Losonczy Lab

Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center

Joseph Tsai

Joseph Tsai
M.D/Ph.D. Student

Email: jnt2120 AT columbia DOT edu

Research Interests:

Education/Training:
Present
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate, Neurobiology & Behavior
Columbia University
Thesis Advisor: Attila Losonczy, M.D./Ph.D.

2011
M.S. Biology
University of California, San Diego
Thesis Advisor: Samuel Pfaff, Ph.D., Salk Institute of Biological Sciences

2010
B.S. Physiology/Neuroscience & Bioengineering: Premedical
Summa cum laude with distinction in physiology/neuroscience, Phi Beta Kappa
University of California, San Diego

Positions:
2013-Present
Graduate Student
Columbia University, Neurobiology & Behavior Program
Thesis Advisor: Attila Losonczy, M.D./Ph.D.

2009-2011
Graduate Student/Undergraduate Researcher
Salk Institute of Biological Sciences
Thesis Advisor: Samuel Pfaff, Ph.D.

2008
Summer Research Assistant
Stanford Functional Genomics Facility, Stanford University
Advisors: John Coller, Ph.D., Stephen Skirboll, M.D.

2008
Research Assistant
National Center for Microscopy & Imaging Research, University of California, San Diego
Advisor: James Bouwer, Ph.D.

Teaching:
2008-2010
Teaching Assistant
Multicellular Life, Metabolic Biochemistry, Structural Biochemistry, Cellular Neurobiology, Systems Neurobiology
University of California, San Diego

Awards:
2007-2010

Provost’s Honors, University of California, San Diego
Thurgood Marshall College Honors Program

2009
Undergraduate Research Scholar, University of California, San Diego

2008-2009
William H. Stout Scholarship

Publications:
Gifford WD, Hayashi M, Sternfeld M, Tsai J, Alaynick WA, and Pfaff SL. Chapter 7 – Spinal Cord Patterning. Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS, John Rubenstein and Pasko Rakic (Editors), Oxford, 2013, Pages 131–149