Mark S. Cembrowski received his BSc in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia (2007), where he conducted research examining complex oscillatory behaviour of a sixth-order nonlinear partial differential equation. He later received his MS (2008) and PhD (2011) in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University, where he combined computational modeling and patch-clamp electrophysiology to study retinal processing. As a postdoc at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mark's research used computational modeling, big data analysis, transcriptomics, electrophysiology, viral circuit mapping, and animal behaviour to study the role of cell types in memory.
Currently, Mark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia, with additional affiliations in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and the School for Biomedical Engineering. Using computational and experimental neuroscience, his laboratory aims to understand how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves different types of memory.