John J. Sakon

Current position: Project Scientist in the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory (PI: Itzhak Fried), UCLA Neurosurgery
Contact: jsakon _at_

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-Sakon, J.J. & Kahana, M.J. Hippocampal ripples signal contextually-mediated episodic recall. PNAS, 119 (2022). Link
-Sakon, J.J. & Kiani, R. Differences in memory for what, where, and when components of recently-formed episodes. Journal of Neurophysiology, (2022). Link
-Sakon, J.J. & Suzuki, W.A. Neural evidence for recognition of naturalistic videos in monkey hippocampus. Hippocampus, (2021). Link
-Sakon, J.J. & Suzuki, W.A. A neural signature of pattern separation in the monkey hippocampus. PNAS, 116 (2019). Link
-Sakon, J.J., Naya, Y., Wirth, S. & Suzuki, W.A. Context-dependent incremental timing cells in the primate hippocampus. PNAS, 111 (2014). Link
-Sakon, J.J. & Weninger, K.R. Detecting the conformation of individual proteins in live cells. Nature Methods, 7, 203-205 (2010). Link
-Sakon, J.J., Ribeill, G.J., Garguilo, J.M., Perkins, J., Weninger, K.R. & Nemanich, R.J. Fluorescence quenching effects of nanocrystalline diamond surfaces. Diamond and Related Materials, 18, 82-87 (2009). Link
-Sakon, J.J. & Burnap, R.L. An analysis of potential photosynthetic life on Mars. International Journal of Astrobiology, 5, 171-180 (2006). Link
-Liu, A.A., Henin, S., ... Sakon, J.J., ... & Buzsáki, G. A consensus statement on detection of hippocampal sharp wave ripples and differentiation from other fast oscillations. Nature Communications, 13 (2022). Link
-Larsen, J.B., Rosholm, K.R., Kennard, C., Pedersen, S.L., Munch, H.K., Tkach V., Sakon, J.J., Bjornholm, T., Weninger, K.R., Bendix, P.M., Jensen, K.J., Hatzakis, N.S., Uline, M.J. & Stamou, D. How Membrane Geometry Regulates Protein Sorting Independently of Mean Curvature ACS Cent. Sci., 6, 1159-1168 (2020). Link
-Lim, S.F., Karpusenko, A., Sakon, J.J., Hook, J.A., Lamar, T.A. & Riehn, R. DNA methylation profiling in nanochannels Biomicrofluidics, 5, 034106 (2011). Link

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Under review:
-Sakon, J.J., Halpern, D.J., Schonhaut, D.R. & Kahana, M.J. Hippocampal ripples signal encoding of episodic memories. bioRxiv Open Science Framework pre-registration

-PhD, physics. North Carolina State University. Thesis: Detecting the Conformation of Individual Proteins in Live Cells using Single Molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer.
-BS, major: physics, minor: math. The College of William and Mary.