Much of my work focuses on understanding the process by which episodic memory is encoded within the mammalian brain - in particular, the hippocampus - and discovering new ways to detect, manipulate and even restore those memory codes within the context of diseases and disorders that alter or impair the normal encoding process. I have a background that ranges from in vitro electrophysiology of rodent hippocampus to in vivo study of neuronal patterns of activity underlying memory in nonhuman primates and humans. I also teach a science communication course focusing on public outreach utilizing social media and interpretation of science for the public.
Educational Program Involvement
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology
Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD
Program Research Interest: Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cardiovascular Physiology and Hypertension, Regenerative Medicine, Neuro- and Behavioral Pharmacology, Cancer Therapeutics Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Lifespan Physiology.