Losonczy Lab

at the Mortimer Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute

Patrick Kaifosh

patrickPatrick Kaifosh
Gmail/Github: pkaifosh

Research interests
Neural circuit mechanisms of memory.

Ph.D. Candidate
Neurobiology and Behavior Program, Columbia University
Thesis Advisors: Attila Losonczy, M.D./Ph.D.; L.F. Abbott, Ph.D.

B.Sc., Mathematics & Physics, University of Toronto

Teaching Assistant
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Columbia University

2012: HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
2011: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, PGS D
2010: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, PGS M
2009: Microscopy Society of America Presidential Scholarship Award


Requarth T, Kaifosh P, Sawtell NB. A role for mixed corollary discharge and proprioceptive signals in predicting the sensory consequences of movements. J Neurosci. 2014 Nov 26; 34(48):16103-16116 doi:10.1523/jneurosci.2751-14.2014.

Kaifosh P, Losonczy A. The Inside Track: Privileged Neural Communication through Axon-Carrying Dendrites. Neuron. 2014 Sept 17; 83(6):1231-1234 doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.09.003.

Kaifosh P, Zaremba J, Danielson N, Losonczy A. SIMA: Python software for analysis of dynamic fluorescence imaging data. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. 2014 Aug 27; 8:77. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00077.

Kennedy A, Wayne G, Kaifosh P, Alviña K, Abbott LF, Sawtell NB. A temporal basis for predicting the sensory consequences of motor commands in an electric fish. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Mar; 17(3):416-22. doi: 10.1038/nn.3650.

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

Kaifosh P, Lovett-Barron M, Turi GF, Reardon TR, Losonczy A. Septo-hippocampal GABAergic signaling across multiple modalities in awake mice. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Sep;16(9):1182-4. doi: 10.1038/nn.3482.

Lovett-Barron M, Turi GF, Kaifosh P, Lee PH, Bolze F, Sun XH, Nicoud JF, Zemelman BV, Sternson SM, Losonczy A. Regulation of neuronal input transformations by tunable dendritic inhibiton. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Jan 15;15(3):423-30, S1-3. doi: 10.1038/nn.3024.

Marjoribanks RS, Dille C, Schoenly JE, McKinney L, Mordovanakis A, Kaifosh P, Forrester P, Qian Z, Covarrubias A, Feng Y, Lilge L. Ablation and thermal effects in treatment of hard and soft materials and biotissues using ultrafast-laser pulse-train bursts. Photonics & Lasers in Medicine. 2012;1(3):155-169. doi: 10.1515/plm-2012-0020.


Kaifosh P, Zaremba JD, Danielson ND, Losonczy A. A compartment-specific synaptic integration and plasticity model for hippocampal memory. COSYNE 2014.