Losonczy Lab

Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center

Mohsin Ahmed

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Mohsin Ahmed
Psychiatry Resident in the Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellowship Program

Email: msa2011 AT columbia DOT edu

Research Interests:
Neural circuit mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders

Education/Training:
Present
Leon Levy Neuroscience Resident Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute & New York Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University

2010
MD
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

2009
PhD with Distinction
Neurobiology and Behavior
Columbia University

Thesis Advisor: Steven A. Siegelbaum, PhD
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2002
Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences (Neurobiology and Behavior) and Chemistry
Magna cum Laude (Biological Sciences) with Distinction in All Subjects
College of Art and Sciences
Cornell University

Honors Thesis Advisor: Watt W. Webb, ScD
Professor of Applied Physics
S.B. Eckert Professor of Engineering
Developmental Resource for Biophysical Imaging Opto-electronics (DRBIO)

2000-2001
Undergraduate Study Abroad
Natural Sciences Tripos Part IB and Part II (Neuroscience)
Robinson College
Cambridge University

1999
Undergraduate Summer Fellow
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Rochester

Advisor: Paul D. Coleman, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Awards:
2014
Genentech / American Psychiatric Foundation Schizophrenia Research Fellowship Award

Career Development Institute for Psychiatry

2013
National Institute of Mental Health Brain Camp (NIMH/Society of Biological Psychiatry)

2012
National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award (NIMH)

2010
Titus Munson Coan Prize for “Best Essay (scientific manuscript) in Biological Sciences”

2009
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

2008
Dean’s Day Research Award (Dr. Alred P. Steiner Award)

2007
Columbia University MD/PhD Research Symposium Award

2002
Phi Beta Kappa

Publications:

M.S. Ahmed and S.A. Siegelbaum, 2009.  Recruitment of N-type Ca2+ channels during LTP enhances low release efficacy of hippocampal CA1 perforant path synapses.  Neuron.  63: 372-385.