Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Division of Integrative Neuroscience
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Associate Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
Joshua A. Gordon, <span>MD, PhD</span>

    Education & Training

  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Stujenske, J.M., E. Likhtik, M.A. Topiwala, and J.A. Gordon (2014). Fear and safety engage competing patterns of theta-gamma coupling in the basolateral amygdala. Neuron, 83:919-933.

Likhtik, E., J.M. Stujenske, M. Topiwala, A.Z. Harris, and J.A. Gordon (2014). Prefrontal entrainment of amygdala activity signals safety in learned fear and innate anxiety. Nat. Neurosci. 17:106-113

O’Neill, P.-K., J.A. Gordon, and T. Sigurdssson (2013). Theta oscillations in the medial prefrontal cortex are modulated by spatial working memory and synchronize with the hippocampus through its ventral subregion. J. Neurosci. 33:14211-14224.

Ahmari, S.E., T. Spellman, N.L. Douglass, M.A. Kheirbeck, K. Deisseroth, J.A. Gordon, R. Hen (2013). Repeated cortico-striatal stimulation generates persistent OCD-like behavior. Science 340:1234-1239. 

Parnaudeau, S., P.K. O’Neill, S. Bolkan, R.D. Ward, A.I. Abbas, B.L. Roth, P. Balsam, J.A. Gordon, and C. Kellendonk (2013). Inhibition of medio-dorsal thalamus disrupts thalamo-frontal connectivity and cognition. Neuron 77:1151-1162. 

Adhikari, A., M.A. Topiwala, and J.A. Gordon (2011). Single units in the medial prefrontal cortex with anxiety-related firing patterns are preferentially influenced by ventral hippocampal activity. Neuron 71:898-910.

Sigurdsson, T., K.L. Stark, M. Karayiorgou, J.A. Gogos, and J.A. Gordon (2010). Impaired hippocampal-prefrontal synchrony in a genetic mouse model of schizophrenia. Nature 464:763-767.

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