Roland Zemla

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Columbia University. Since then I have been working in various molecular ­and cell biology labs only to realize that my true passion lies in systems neuroscience. I am a graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at NYU and am interested in dissecting the mechanisms by which the hippocampus encodes and retrieves information about sensory events in the environment. I am excited to harness the recent technological developments in two-photon microscopy and optogenetics to study these mechanisms.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy tinkering and learning about all things electronic and mechanical as well as exploring the city on my bicycle.