Joshua Kogan

Joshua Kogan


B.A. Oberlin College (2014)

Current Position:

4th Year MSTP

2nd Year Graduate Student


Alfredo Fontanini

Graduate Program:

Neurobiology and Behavior

Research Interest:

In general, I am interested in using two photon imaging and other cutting-edge techniques to understand mechanistic links between neural circuitry and behavior with the goal of learning how dysfunctions at the level of neural circuits can lead to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression.


Chen K, Kogan JF, Fontanini A. Spatially Distributed Representation of Taste Quality in the Gustatory Insular Cortex of Behaving Mice. Curr. Biology. 2020 Nov 12

Marrocco J*, Gray JD*, Kogan JF, Einhorn NR, O’Cinneide EM, Rubin TG, Carroll TS, Schmidt EF, McEwen BS. Early Life Stress Restricts Translational Reactivity in CA3 Neurons Associated With Altered Stress Responses in Adulthood. Front Behav Neurosci. 2019 July 11; 13(157) *Co-first authorship

Reich B, Zhou Y, Goldstein E, Srivats SS, Contoreggi NH, Kogan JF, McEwen BS, Kreek MJ, Milner TA, Gray JD. Chronic immobilization stress primes the hippocampal opioid system for oxycodone-associated learning in female but not male rats. Synapse. 2019 May;73(5):e22088.

Ryan JD, Zhou Y, Contoreggi NH, Bshesh FK, Gray JD, Kogan JF, Ben KT, McEwen BS, Jeanne Kreek M, Milner TA. Sex Differences in the Rat Hippocampal Opioid System After Oxycodone Conditioned Place Preference. Neuroscience. 2018 Nov 21;393:236-257.

Marrocco J, Petty GH, Ríos MB, Gray JD, Kogan JF, Waters EM, Schmidt EF, Lee FS, McEwen BS. A sexually dimorphic pre-stressed translational signature in CA3 pyramidal neurons of BDNF Val66Met mice. Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 9;8(1):808.

Gray JD, Kogan JF, Marrocco J, McEwen BS. Genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of glucocorticoids in the brain. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2017 Nov;13(11):661-673.

Gray JD, Rubin TG, Kogan JF, Marrocco J, Weidmann J, Lindkvist S, Lee FS, Schmidt EF, McEwen BS. Translational profiling of stress-induced neuroplasticity in the CA3 pyramidal neurons of BDNF Val66Met mice. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Apr;23(4):904-913.

Pereira AC*, Gray JD*, Kogan JF, Davidson RL, Rubin TG, Okamoto M, Morrison JH, McEwen BS. Age and Alzheimer's disease gene expression profiles reversed by the glutamate modulator riluzole. Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;22(2):296-305. *Co-first authorship