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Center for Learning and Memory

The Center for Learning and Memory is a basic neuroscience research center that marshals the collective expertise of 16 premier neuroscientists from diverse disciplines to unravel the mechanisms that govern learning and memory and cognitive disorders. Research at the Center spans the fields of neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, physiology, behavior, physics and computer science. The Center promotes the exchange of ideas and expertise across different disciplines and levels of analysis (from molecules to organismal behavior) while maintaining a specific focus on understanding brain mechanisms underlying learning and memory.

The Center offers un-paralleled scientific training programs and our faculty are currently training over 40 graduate students and more than 40 postdoctoral fellows to be the next generating of leaders in the field. In addition, our faculty offer undergraduate students the opportunity to gain research experience through undergraduate research internships and teaching core courses for the new undergraduate Bachelor of Science major in Neuroscience. 

 

ALDRICH, RICHARD W
Richard W Aldrich
Professor
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research II

Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and signaling molecules.
512-232-6246
NHB 4.504
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Bernier, Brian
Blevins, Cheasequah
Cheasequah J Blevins
Graduate Research Assistant
INS Graduate Student - Zemelman Lab
Bondy, Brian
Brian Bondy
Other University Affiliate
INS Graduate Student- Golding Lab
BRAGER, DARRIN H
Darrin H Brager
Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer
512-475-7928
NHB 2.320
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Brumback, Audrey
Audrey C Brumback
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Assistant Professor (Medical)
512-495-5241
NHB 2.122
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Cacheaux, Luisa
Chirillo, Michael
CHITWOOD, RAYMOND A
Choi, Veronica
Veronica Choi
Postdoctoral Fellow
INS Graduate Student - Priebe Lab
COLGIN, LAURA L
Laura L Colgin
Associate Professor
Investigate how brain rhythms affect memory operations, using multisite tetrode recordings from behaving animals.
512-232-6361
NHB 2.146
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Davis, Mathew
Matthew J Davis

INS Graduate Student- Zemelman Lab
DESAI, NIRAJ
DREW, MICHAEL
Michael Drew
Associate Professor
Hippocampal memory, fear learning and extinction of fear memory, adult hippocampal neurogenesis
512-232-6367
NHB 3.132
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Dunsmoor, Joseph
Joseph E Dunsmoor Jr
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
512-495-5144
HDB 4.216
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Fanning, Alex
Alexander S Fanning
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant NEURO
INS Graduate Student - Nishiyama Lab
GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Professor, Director (Academic)
To understand how sensory systems function and develop
512-232-4888
NHB 3.342
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Goltz, Jason
Jason S Goltz
Project Manager
512-232-9383
NHB 2.506
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GRAY, RICHARD A
Richard A Gray
Research Scientist
512-475-7928
NHB 2.320
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HARRIS, KRISTEN M
Kristen M Harris
Professor
To elucidate structural components involved in the cell biology of learning and memory.
512-232-3968
NHB 3.406
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Hoffmann, Loren
Howard, Mackenzie
Mackenzie A Howard
Research Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Discovering cellular and circuit mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders
Hwaun, Ernie
Ernie Hwaun
Other University Affiliate
INS Graduate Student- Colgin Lab
JOHNSTON, DANIEL
Daniel Johnston
Professor, Director (Academic)
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Cellular neurophysiology–information processing and storage in single neurons and small neural networks; memory, epilepsy.
512-232-6564
NHB 2.504
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Kalmbach, Brian
KIM, CHUNG SUB
Chung Sub Kim
Research Associate
512-475-7928
NHB 2.310
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Kreeger, Laruen
Lauren J Kreeger
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kriener, Birgit
Kuwajima, Masaaki
Masaaki Kuwajima
Research Associate
512-471-3965
NHB
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Lacagnina, Anthony
Lewis-Peacock, Jarrod A
Jarrod A Lewis-Peacock
Assistant Professor
Interactions between memory, attention, and learning; neural decoding & neurofeedback
512-232-2149
SEA 2.222
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MACK, MICHAEL L
Mike Mack
Visiting Researcher/Scholar
517-449-2459
NHB 3.356
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MALIK, RUCHI
MAUK, MICHAEL
Michael Mauk
Department Chair, Neuroscience, Professor
Karl Folkers Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

To understand what brain systems compute, how learning contributes, how circuits, cells and synapses mediate this learning and computation.
512-232-3978
NHB 3.368
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Mendenhall, John
John M Mendenhall
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V (4207)
512-471-3965
NHB 3.406
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Monfils, Marie
Marie H Monfils
Associate Professor
NIERE, FARR
NISHIYAMA, HIROSHI
Hiroshi Nishiyama
Associate Professor
The formation, maintenance, and rewiring of neuronal circuits in the brain
512-232-8438
NHB
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Nishiyama, Naoko
Naoko Nishiyama
Research Engineering_scientist associate
512-471-9629
NHB
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Nocera, Nathaniel
Nathaniel A Nocera
Other University Affiliate
INS Graduate Student- Drew and Zemelman Labs
Ordemann, Gregory
Gregory J Ordemann
Teaching Assistant NEU, Graduate Research Assistant
INS Graduate Student - Brager Lab
Pantalion, Kathleen D.
Parker, Patrick
Patrick H Parker
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II, Specialist
512-232-7534
NHB 3.406
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Pierce, Jonathan
Jonathan Pierce
Associate Professor
M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner Professorships in Molecular Biology

The genetic mechanisms that govern behaviors and contribute to neurological disorders.
512-232-4137
NMS 5.116
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Preston, Alison
Alison R Preston
Professor, Director (0379)
Charles and Sarah Seay Regents Professorship in Developmental Psychology | Dr. A. Wilson Nolle and Sir Raghunath P. Mahendroo Professorship in Neuroscience

512-232-2145
NHB 3.352
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PRIEBE, NICHOLAS J
Nicholas J Priebe
Associate Professor
Mechanisms underlying response properties of neurons in primary sensory cortex using both electrophysiology and imaging in vivo.
512-232-0802
NHB 2.112
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Rishidev Chaudhuri
Roth, Brandy
Brandy N Routh
Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant
Schlichting, Meg
Margaret S Mack
Visiting Researcher/Scholar
Sherrill, Kate
Katherine R Sherrill
Research Affiliate