Dr. Laura Colgin receives NSF CAREER award

Dr. Laura Colgin received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her project entitled “Role of slow and fast gamma rhythms during sleep”. CAREER awards are one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards given in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.

Dr. Colgin’s project will investigate the relation between brain rhythms during sleep and memory; specifically testing whether distinct fast (~80 Hz) and slow (~40 Hz) gamma rhythms serve unique memory functions in the entorhinal-hippocampal network during different stages of sleep.