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Dr. Lewis-Peacock receives R01grant from NEI

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Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock received a 5 year R01 grant from the National Eye Institute for his proposal entitled “Biasing the forgetting of visual memories”.  The goal of this proposal is to understand the factors that influence activation-dependent forgetting, and to evaluate whether people can exploit this mechanism to improve their memory.

Dr. Kristen Harris publishes in PNAS

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The Harris lab published a paper in PNAS entitled “Long-term potentiation expands information content of hippocampal dentate gyrus synapses.”  This research combined signal detection theory and precise 3D reconstructions from serial section electron microscopy (3DEM) to investigate synaptic plasticity and information storage capacity at medial perforant path synapses in adult hippocampal dentate gyrus in vivo. […]

Dr. Audrey Brumback awarded Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society

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Dr. Brumback has been awarded the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society.  Each year this prestigious award recognizes a child neurologist/scientist that poses “a set of fundamental values and practices, qualities of character, and habits of mind expressed through solidly grounded and applied research that … benefit all child neurologists […]

New CLM faculty Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor publishes in PNAS

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Dr. Joseph Dunsmoor recently published a research paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science entitled “Stress promotes generalization of older but not recent threat memories”.  This research investigates how stress and the amount of time that has passed since an adverse event affects the generalization of memories. Specifically, these findings show that acute stress […]

Drew Lab publishes in Journal of Neuroscience

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Dr. Brian Bernier and colleagues in the Drew lab published a research paper in the Journal of Neuroscience entitled “Dentate gyrus contributes to retrieval as well as encoding: Evidence from context fear conditioning, recall, and extinction”. Despite abundant evidence that the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) plays a critical role in memory, it has remained unclear […]

Drs. Johnston and Zemelman receive McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

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Drs. Dan Johnston and Boris Zemelman received a McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award for their research proposal entitled “Prefrontal Dysfunction in Fragile X Syndrome”. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and is caused by a mutation in the fmr1 gene.  Previously it has been shown that mice lacking […]

Aldrich Lab publishes back-to-back papers in Journal of General Physiology

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Dr. Tom Middendorf and Rick Aldrich recently published companion papers in the Journal of General Physiology entitled “Structural identifiability of equilibrium ligand-binding parameters”, and “The structure of binding curves and practical identifiability of equilibrium ligand-binding parameters.” The former paper presents  a method to determine the accuracy of ligand-protein binding parameters estimated from models of agonist binding.  The […]

Dr. Tracy Wang, postdoc in Lewis-Peacock Lab, receives NINDS fellowship

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Dr. Tracy Wang, a postdoctoral fellow in the Lewis-Peacock lab, was awarded an F32 fellowship from NINDS for her research project entitled ” Investigating the contributions of neural competition to intention forgetting and real-time neurofeedback”. The research will investigate the neural mechanisms underlying forgetting by testing whether interference arising from the co-activation of memories mediates the […]

Nishiyama lab publishes in Nature Communications

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Matasha Dhar, post doc in the Nishiyama lab, recently published an article in Nature Communications entitled “Spatiotemporal dynamics of lesion-induced axonal sprouting and its relation to functional architecture of the cerebellum.”  This work investigates the functional relevance of newly sprouted axon collaterals following brain lesion. Dhar M, Brenner JM, Sakimura K, Kano M and Nishiyama […]