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Mark Cembrowski

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I am a Visiting Scientist at Janelia, and prior to this was a postdoctoral scientist in the Spruston Lab, wherein I focused on the identifying and interpreting specific cell types in the hippocampus1-7, as well as building and testing computational models of hippocampal cells and circuits8-10. I run my laboratory at the University of British Columbia, where I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and an Investigator in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. I am also a Next Generation Leader with the Allen Institute.

References (#: corresponding author; *: cofirst author)

  1. Cembrowski, M.S.#, Spruston, N.# Pyramidal cell diversity within and across the fields of the hippocampus. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, in press (invited submission).
  2. Cembrowski, M.S.#, Wang, L., Lemire, A., DiLisio, S.F., Copeland, M., Clements, J., Spruston, N. The subiculum is a patchwork of discrete subregions. eLife 7, 10/7554/eLife.37701, 2018.
  3. Cembrowski, M.S.#, Phillips, M.G., DiLisio, S.F., Shields, B.C., Winnubst, J., Chandrashekar, J., Bas, E., Spruston, N.# Dissociable structural and functional hippocampal outputs via distinct subiculum cell classes. Cell 173(5): 1280–1292, 2018.
  4. Cembrowski M.S.#, Menon, V.# Continuous variation within cell types of the nervous system. Trends in Neurosciences 41(6): 339-350, 2018 (invited submission).
  5. Cembrowski, M.S.#, Spruston, N. Integrating results across methodologies is essential for producing robust neuronal taxonomies. Neuron 94(1): 747-751, 2017.
  6. Cembrowski, M.S., Wang., L., Sugino, K., Shields, B.C., Spruston, N.# Hipposeq: a comprehensive RNA-seq database of gene expression in hippocampal principal neurons. eLife 5, 10.7554/eLife.14997, 2016.
  7. Cembrowski, M.S., Bachman, J.L., Wang, L., Sugino, K., Shields, B.C., Spruston, N.# Spatial gene-expression gradients underlie prominent heterogeneity of CA1 pyramidal neurons. Neuron 89(2): 351-368, 2016. 
  8. Bloss, E.B., Cembrowski, M.S., Karsh, B., Colonell, J., Fetter, R.D., Spruston, N.# Single excitatory axons form clustered synapses onto CA1 pyramidal cell dendrites. Nature Neuroscience 21(3): 353-363, 2018.
  9. Bloss, E.B., Cembrowski, M.S., Karsh, B., Colonell, J., Fetter, R., Spruston, N.# Structured patterns of dendritic inhibition support branch-specific forms of integration in CA1 pyramidal cells. Neuron 89(5): 1016-1030, 2016.
  10. Kim, Y.*, Hsu, C.-L.*, Cembrowski, M.S., Mensh, B.D., Spruston, N.# Dendritic sodium spikes are required for long-term potentiation at distal synapses on hippocampal pyramidal neurons. eLife 4, doi:10.7554/eLife.06414, 2015.