- See also Wikipedia's article about "Jonah Lehrer".
Jonah Lehrer CC '03 is a scandal-plagued author. As a Columbia student, Lehrer worked in Nobel winner Eric Kandel's lab and was editor of the Columbia Review for two years. After graduation, he spent two years supplementing his neuroscience major with studies in literature and theology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. His first book, Proust Was a Neuroscientist, looked at scientific thought foreseen by artists and writers.
In 2012, Lehrer's promising career came to an abrupt halt when it was revealed he had fabricated quotes and plagiarized passages in his books and articles.