Jay S. Coggan


Simulation Neuroscience
Molecular Systems
Jay S. Coggan is a Scientist in Molecular Systems in the Simulation Neuroscience Division.

Jay’s focus is on Computational Modeling of energy consumption in the brain and on scientific writing and editing.

Before moving to Switzerland, Jay held several roles in the US including scientific editor at Neuron, Cell Press; staff researcher at the Salk Institute; project scientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); research associate at Washington University, St. Louis; and he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

During this time, Jay was recognized with the New Investigator Award, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, at UCSD; the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Fellowship Award, at Washington University, St. Louis; National Research Service Award (NIH), at Stanford University; and he received an Eli Lilly & Co. Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award, at University of Arizona, Tucson.

Jay holds a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a BA in Psychology, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Outside of work, Jay goes hiking, plays chess and enjoys travelling.

Selected Publications

Physiological Dynamics in Demyelinating Diseases: Unraveling Complex Relationships through Computer Modeling.
Coggan JS, Bittner S, Stiefel KM, Meuth SG, Prescott SA.
Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Sep 7;16(9):21215-36. doi: 10.3390/ijms160921215. Review.

Cooperativity between remote sites of ectopic spiking allows afterdischarge to be initiated and maintained at different locations.
Coggan JS, Sejnowski TJ, Prescott SA.
J Comput Neurosci. 2015 Aug;39(1):17-28. doi: 10.1007/s10827-015-0562-8.

Multi-timescale modeling of activity-dependent metabolic coupling in the neuron-glia-vasculature ensemble.
Jolivet R, Coggan JS, Allaman I, Magistretti PJ.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Feb 26;11(2):e1004036. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004036.

Imbalance of ionic conductances contributes to diverse symptoms of demyelination.
Coggan JS, Prescott SA, Bartol TM, Sejnowski TJ.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 30;107(48):20602-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013798107.

Evidence for ectopic neurotransmission at a neuronal synapse.
Coggan JS, Bartol TM, Esquenazi E, Stiles JR, Lamont S, Martone ME, Berg DK, Ellisman MH, Sejnowski TJ.
Science. 2005 Jul 15;309(5733):446-51.