On May 8, 2018, Brian Gereke successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled, “Experience-dependent trends in hippocampal rhythms”. Brian is now at UC Berkeley, where he accepted a Postdoctoral Researcher position in Kristofer Bouchard’s lab. Congratulations, Brian!
On December 4, 2017, Sean Trettel successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled, “Grid cell co-activity patterns remain stable across different behavioral states and experiences”. Sean has now moved on to a Postdoctoral Researcher position in Rebecca Burwell’s lab at Brown University. Congratulations, Sean!
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: