Devin received a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience with Honors. He will pursue his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Washington, where he was awarded a prestigious ARCS fellowship.
Nicole completed her honors thesis, entitled “Characterizing Social Behavior in a Rat Model of Fragile X Syndrome”, for Special Departmental Honors in Biology. Nicole is headed to her first choice medical school, Baylor College of Medicine, this fall.
Nicole Alexander won the CNS Award for Excellence in Neuroscience for her poster entitled “Characterizing social behavior in a novel rat model of Fragile X Syndrome”. Nicole’s research was supervised by Dr. Alexandra Mably.
Chun-Ting Wu and colleagues found that place cells replay representations of locations to be avoided. You may read about their findings here:
Chenguang and Laura comment on the importance of this work here:
The study is published in the current issue of Hippocampus:
The lab published a new study in Journal of Neurophysiology showing that slow gamma rhythms in CA3 are entrained by slow gamma activity in the dentate gyrus:
The lab published a new study in eNeuro showing that fast gamma activity is enhanced as animals learn new associations between objects and places:
The lab had fun educating the public about brain rhythms at this year’s Memory Matters event. We measured participants’ EEGs as they practiced enhancing their alpha rhythms!