jZ Lab PI: Joel Zylberberg


I completed my B.Sc. in physics at Simon Fraser University, and spent much of that time working as a research assistant in laboratories covering several disciplines: materials chemistry, nuclear physics, particle physics, and astrophysics. When I started my PhD (in Physics) at UC Berkeley, I was interested in cosmology, and spent 2 years studying the expansion of the universe with the Berkeley Supernova Cosmology Project. In parallel, I had a growing interest in neuroscience, and that interest eventually overtook my interest in space physics. I spent the final 2 years of my PhD studying theoretical neuroscience.

From 2012-2015 I was an Acting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington (Seattle), where I continued to study theoretical neuroscience.

From 2015-2018, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Since 2019, I have been Assistant Professor at York University in Toronto.

When I'm not working, I like to sail, ski, climb mountains, scuba dive, and cook.

Here is a copy of my CV