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Mark Cembrowski

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Biography

I have been a postdoctoral scientist at Janelia since 2012, where my has 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. In January 2019 I will be starting my laboratory at the University of British Columbia, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and an Investigator in the 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 review (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.