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The Jessell Lab studies systems and circuits that regulate movement
- from the assembly of connections to neural strategies for motor action -
the root of all behavior.


 

NEWEST  PUBLICATIONS

Miri A, Warriner CL, Seely JS, Elsayed GF, Cunningham JP, Churchland MM, Jessell TM. (2017) Behaviorally Selective Engagement of Short-Latency Effector Pathways by Motor Cortex. Neuron, 95, 683-696

Mendelsohn AIDasen JSJessell TM. (2017) Divergent Hox Coding and Evasion of Retinoid Signaling Specifies Motor Neurons Innervating Digit Muscles. Neuron, 93, 792-805

Reardon T.R., Murray A.J., Turi G.F., Wirblich C., Croce, C., Schnell T., Jessell, T.M. and Losonczy, A. (2016) Rabies virus CVS-N2cΔG strain enhances retrograde synaptic transfer and neuronal viability. Neuron, 89, 711-724.

Poliak, S., Norovich, A.L., Yamagata, M., Sanes, J.R., and Jessell T.M. (2016) Muscle-type identity of proprioceptors specified by spatially-restricted signals from limb mesenchyme. Cell, 164, 512-525.

Bikoff, J.B., Gabitto, M.I., Rivard, A.F., Drobac, E., Machado, T.A., Miri, A., Brenner-Morton S., Famojure, E., Diaz, C., Alvarez, F.J., Mentis, G.Z., and Jessell, T.M., (2016) Spinal inhibitory interneuron diversity delineates variant motor microcircuits. Cell, 165, 207-219.

Gabitto, M.I., Pakman, A., Bikoff, J.B., Abbott, L.F., Jessell, T.M., and Paninski, L. (2016) Bayesian sparse regression analysis documents the diversity of spinal inhibitory interneurons. Cell, 165, 220-233.
 

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People


People


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Thomas Jessell is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience, and a member of the Neurobiology & Behavior doctoral program at Columbia University. Dr. Jessell received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Cambridge University, UK, worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, and as a Locke Research Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1981 he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. In 1985 he moved to Columbia University as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Kathy MacArthur Administrative Assistant km219@cumc.columbia.edu

Kathy MacArthur
Administrative Assistant
km219@cumc.columbia.edu

Susan Morton Antibody Facility Plasmid Bank sm325@cumc.columbia.edu

Susan Morton
Antibody Facility
Plasmid Bank
sm325@cumc.columbia.edu

Myles Marshall Lab Manager mm3962@cumc.columbia.edu 212-305-3187

Myles Marshall
Lab Manager
mm3962@cumc.columbia.edu
212-305-3187

Ira Schieren Flow Cytometry Facility Systems Admin is104@cumc.columbia.edu

Ira Schieren
Flow Cytometry Facility
Systems Admin
is104@cumc.columbia.edu


                       Transgenic Mouse Facility


          Monica Mendelsohn                                Nataliya Zabello
           mm101@columbia.edu                              nz2170@columbia.edu


Post-doctoral Researchers

Marcela Carmona lc3246@cumc.columbia.edu

Marcela Carmona
lc3246@cumc.columbia.edu

Nikolaos Balaskas nb2529@

Nikolaos Balaskas
nb2529@

David Ng dn2250@columbia.edu

David Ng
dn2250@columbia.edu

Anders Nelson an2745@cumc.columbia.edu

Anders Nelson
an2745@cumc.columbia.edu

Jerry Wang sw2782@cumc.columbia.edu

Jerry Wang
sw2782@cumc.columbia.edu

Kevin Fidelin kf2543@columbia.edu

Kevin Fidelin
kf2543@columbia.edu

Sara Fenstermacher sf2772@cumc.columbia.edu

Sara Fenstermacher
sf2772@cumc.columbia.edu

Jay Bikoff jb3098@cumc.columbia.edu

Jay Bikoff
jb3098@cumc.columbia.edu


                   Andrew Miri
        jam2324@cumc.columbia.edu


Amy Norovich
aln2128@columbia.edu


Current Graduate Students

Claire Warriner  clw2155@columbia.edu 

Claire Warriner
 clw2155@columbia.edu 

Samaher Fagiery sf2492@cumc.columbia.edu

Samaher Fagiery
sf2492@cumc.columbia.edu

 

Technical Staff

Kaity Miao km2438@columbia.edu

Kaity Miao
km2438@columbia.edu

Corryn Chaimowitz cc4218@cumc.columbia.edu

Corryn Chaimowitz
cc4218@cumc.columbia.edu

Brenda Abdelmesih ba2515@cumc.columbia.edu

Brenda Abdelmesih
ba2515@cumc.columbia.edu

Qiaolian Liu Radiation Safety Officer lq8@columbia.edu

Qiaolian Liu
Radiation Safety Officer
lq8@columbia.edu

 

Alumni

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS
 

1981-1984    Craig Jahr, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Oregon

1981-1985    Jane Dodd, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor, Department of Physiology, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY.

1982-1984    Koichi Yoshioka, M.D., Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Nagoya, Japan.

1985 -1987    Amy MacDermott Ph.D., Post Doctoral Research Fellow. Currently, Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

1985-1987    Arthur Lander, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor Neurobiology, University California Irvine.

1985-1987    Anne Calof, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor, University California Irvine.

1986-1987    Sally Temple, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor, State University of New York Albany.

1986-1989    Domna Karagogeos, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently Professor, Division of Neurology, University of Crete Medical School, Greece

1987-1991    Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Professor, Stanford University.

1987-1991    Mary Hynes, Ph.D; Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Research Scientist, Renovis, Inc.

1988-1992    Andrew Furley, Ph.D; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield.

1988-1994    Michael Wagner, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Brooklyn

1989-1993    Avihu Klar, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Professor, Dept. of Anatomy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1989-1994    Toshiya Yamada, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Scientist, The University of Queensland, Australia (deceased 05/12/2001)

1989-1994    Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Assistant Professor, The Skirball Institute, New York University

1990-1993    Konrad Basler, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently, Professor University of Zurich, Switzerland

1991-1994    Jochen Walter, Ph.D.: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Research Scientist, University of Munster, Germany

1991-1994    Gabi Tremml, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Research Scientist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1991-1996    Henk Roelink, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle

1992-1995    Ran Jia, Ph. D.; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Research Scientist, Cornell University Medical School

1992-1996    Monica Ensini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Research Coordinator, Telethon Italy

1992-1996    Sam Pfaff, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory, The Salk Inst.

1992-1998    Yasuto Tanabe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Kasei Institute for Life Sciences Japan.

1993-1999    Andreas Kottmann, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University

1993-2000    Jeh-Ping Liu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Currently, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

1994-2000    Kevin Lee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently, Director of Research, Sentigen Inc.

1995-1999    Johan Ericson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Associate Professor, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

1996-2000    Silvia Arber, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Currently Assistant Professor, Biocenter Basel, Switzerland

1996-2000    James Briscoe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Currently, Staff Scientist, NIMR, London, UK

1996-2001    Shanthini Sockanathan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

1996-2002    Alessandra Pierani, CNRS, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Research Scientist, UMR, Paris, France.

1996-2005    Artur Kania, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Laboratory Director, IRCM Montreal Quebec Canada

1997-2000    Tohru Yamamoto, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

1997-2003    Stephen Price, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, University College London, UK.

1998-2000    Karel Liem Jr., Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Department of Biochemistry, University College London.

1998-2003    Neil Shneider, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center

1998-2004    Bennett Novitch, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor MI

2000 - 2005    Hynek Wichterle, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology, Columbia University

2000 - 2008    Ivo Lieberam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Lecturer, MRC Ctr for Developmental Neurobiology, Kings College London, UK

2001 - 2006    Jeremy Dasen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, Smilow Neuroscience Prog., NYU School of Medicine
 

2001 - 2008    Julia Kaltschmidt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor Dev. Biology Prog., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., NY, NY

2002 - 2007    Yutaka Yoshida, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Childrens Research Foundation

 

 

 

2004 - 2011    Laskaro Zagoraiou, - Biomedical Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

2005 - 2010    Adam Hantman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Currently Janelia Farm Research Campus Fellow

2007 - 2012    Turgay Akay, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2007 - 2014    Niccolo Zampieri, Group Leader at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, DE

2010 - 2014    Andrew Williams

2010 - 2016    Eiman Azim, Assistant Professor, Salk Institute

2010 - 2016    Andy Murray, Sr Research Fellow / Group Leader, Sainsbury Wellcome Center, UK
 

GRADUATE STUDENTS
 

1982-1990    Mary Womack, B.Sc., Ph.D.; Postgraduate student. Dept. of Physiology

1987-1994    Daniel Felsenfeld, B.Sc., Ph.D.; Postdoctoral fellow, Duke University.Assistant Professor. Mt. Sinai College of Medicine.

1991-1996    Tammy Tsuchida, M.D./Ph.D.; Resident, Pediatric Neurobiology U.S.C.F.

1992-1997    Karel Liem, M.D./Ph.D. Student; Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University

1994-1999    Jonathan Lin, M.D./Ph.D. Student; Postdoctoral fellow, University of California San Francisco

1996-2001    Christopher William, M.D./Ph.D Student

1999-2005    Dritan Agalliu, Ph.D. Student, Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University

2000-2006    Albert Chen, Ph.D. Student. Currently Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Physiology, UCSF

2000-2007    Natalia de Marco, Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Smilow Neuroscience Program, NYU Med. Ctr.

2002 - 2009    Elena Demireva, Currently Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept of Developmental Neuroscience, NYS Psych. Inst.

2004 - 2009    J. Nicholas Betley, Ph.D.Student. Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Janelia Farm

2006 - 2011    Gulsen Surmeli, Currently Associate, HHMI Janelia Farm

2007 - 2014    Andrew Fink, Post Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University

2010 - 2015    Tim Machado, Ph.D.; Co-founder Cognescent Corp.

2010 - 2016    Thomas Reardon, Co-founder Cognescent Corp.

2011 - 2016    Alana Mendelsohn, Medical Student, Columbia University Medical Center


SABBATICAL VISITORS

1986-1990    Megumu Yoshimura, M.D., Ph.D., Lecturer, Dept. of Physiology, Kurume University, Japan

1988    John Wood, Ph.D., Sandoz Institute for Medical Research, London, UK

2004    Jennifer Brown, Department of Anatomy, University of Oxford, UK

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Myles Marshall 
Lab Manager
mm3962@cumc.columbia.edu
(212) 305 - 3187

Kathy MacArthur
Administrative Assistant
km219@columbia.edu
(212) 305 - 1531

Susan Morton
Antibody Facility, Plasmid Bank
sm235@columbia.edu

Ira Schieren
Flow Cytometry Facility, Systems Administrator
is104@columbia.edu
 

 

 


Jessell Laboratory

701 W. 168th St.
Hammer Health Science Bldg.
10th floor
New York, NY 10032