Joseph Oh

Staff Research Associate

Joseph graduated from UC Berkeley (’17) with honors in molecular and cell biology (neurobiology). He began his research career in UCSF's Weill Institute for Neurosciences in Summer 2014 as a research assistant for Dr. William Seeley's Selective Vulnerability Research Lab. In Seeley’s lab, Joseph assisted with human brain banking and neuropathology studies in Frontotemporal Dementia. He then joined Grinberg lab in Fall 2015, where he now studies the neurobiological basis of sleep. He is particularly interested in studying the selective vulnerability of neurons in brainstem and hypothalamic nuclei, which are involved in sleep homeostasis. Joseph intends to pursue a career in medicine and academic research. His goal is to utilize his education to tackle fundamental challenges in neuroscience.

Featured Publications: 

Selective Vulnerability of Brainstem Nuclei in Distinct Tauopathies: A Postmortem Study.

Eser RA, Ehrenberg AJ, Petersen C, Dunlop S, Mejia MB, Suemoto CK, Walsh CM, Rajana H, Oh J, Theofilas P, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Neylan TC, Heinsen H, Grinberg LT

Neuropathologic Correlates of Psychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease.

Ehrenberg AJ, Suemoto CK, de Paula França Resende E, Petersen C, Leite REP, Rodriguez RD, Ferretti-Rebustini REL, You M, Oh J, Nitrini R, Pasqualucci CA, Jacob-Filho W, Kramer JH, Gatchel JR, Grinberg LT

The role of co-neurotransmitters in sleep and wake regulation.

Oh J, Petersen C, Walsh CM, Bittencourt JC, Neylan TC, Grinberg LT