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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
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
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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DESAI, NIRAJ
DREW, MICHAEL No
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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GOLDING, NACE L
Nace L Golding
Professor
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, Courtesy Faculty
Discovering cellular and circuit mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders
JOHNSTON, DANIEL
Daniel Johnston
Professor
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
Kreeger, Laruen
Lauren J Kreeger
Visiting Researcher/Scholar
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
Associate Professor
Cognitive control, memory, functional neuroimaging, real-time neurofeedback
512-232-2149
SEA 2.222
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MACK, MICHAEL L
Mike Mack
Visiting Researcher/Scholar
MALIK, RUCHI
MAUK, MICHAEL
Michael Mauk
Professor
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
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
Graduate Research Assistant
INS Graduate Student- Drew and Zemelman Labs
Ordemann, Gregory No
Gregory J Ordemann
Teaching Assistant NEU
INS Graduate Student - Brager Lab
Pantalion, Kathleen D.
Parker, Patrick
Patrick H Parker
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate II
512-232-7534
NHB 3.406
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Pierce, Jonathan
Jonathan Pierce
Associate Professor
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
Vice President for Research, Professor
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 Fellow
Siegel, Jennifer
Taylor, William
Weisberg, Seth
Yoon, Ki Jung
ZEMELMAN, BORIS V.
Boris Zemelman
Associate Professor
The role of hippocampal microcircuits in memory formation and recall.
512-232-5796
NHB 3.116
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