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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
 

Dewitz C, Pimpinella S, Hackel P, Akalin A, Jessell TM, Zampieri N. Nuclear Organization in the Spinal Cord Depends on Motor Neuron Lamination Orchestrated by Catenin and Afadin Function. Cell Rep. 22,1681-1694

Russo AA, Bittner SR, Perkins SM, Seely JS, London BM, Lara AH, Miri A, Marshall NJ, Kohn A, Jessell TM, Abbott LF, Cunningham JP, Churchland MM. Motor Cortex Embeds Muscle-like Commands in an Untangled Population Response. Neuron. 97, 953-966

Murray AJ, Croce K, Belton T, Akay T, Jessell TM. Balance Control Mediated by Vestibular Circuits Directing Limb Extension or Antagonist Muscle Co-activation. Cell Rep. 22,1325-1338

Sweeney LB, Bikoff JB, Gabitto MI, Brenner-Morton S, Baek M, Yang JH, Tabak EG, Dasen JS, Kintner CR, Jessell TM. Origin and Segmental Diversity of Spinal Inhibitory Interneurons. Neuron. 97, 341-355

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
 

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People


People



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Thomas Jessell is 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.


Postdoctoral fellows

  Kevin Fidelin  kf2543@cumc.columbia.edu

Kevin Fidelin
kf2543@cumc.columbia.edu

  Nikolas Balaskas  nb2529@cumc.columbia.edu

Nikolas Balaskas
nb2529@cumc.columbia.edu

  David Ng  dn2250@cumc.columbia.edu

David Ng
dn2250@cumc.columbia.edu


Technical Staff

Qiaolian Liu
lq8@cumc.columbia.edu

Kaity Miao
km2438@cumc.columbia.edu

Anna Kim
ak4189@cumc.columbia.edu


Transgenic Mouse Facility

Jianchun Chen
Transgenic Mouse Specialist
jc2928@cumc.columbia.edu

Nataliya Zabello
Transgenic Mouse Specialist
nz2170@cumc.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

2004 - 2016 Sebastian Poliak
Postdoctoral research fellow. Currently research fellow at Kallyope

1999 - 2016 Joriene de Nooij
Postdoctoral research fellow. Currently Assistant Professor, Columbia University

2011 - 2017 Andrew Miri
Post-doctoral research fellow, Currently Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

2014 - 2018 Shih-Hsiu Wang
Post-doctoral research fellow
Currently Assistant Professor of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center.

2008 - 2018 Jay Bickoff
Post-doctoral research fellow
 

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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Contact


Contact


Columbia University | Zuckerman Institute

 

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

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

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

Nataliya Zabello
Transgenic Mouse Specialist
nz2170@cumc.columbia.edu
 

Jianchun Chen
Transgenic Mouse Specialist
jc2928@cumc.columbia.edu