07/2017 Congrats to Ryan Harvey on receiving a T32 graduate training fellowship from NIAAA and the Alcohol Training Program in Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico! Ryan will be working on better understanding the impact of prenatal alcohol on hippocampal-parahippocampal place, grid, and head direction signals.
07/2017 Jonathan Goss is hired as a Research Technician. Jonathan will be working on our newly funded NIAAA project investigating the impact of prenatal alcohol on hippocampal-parahippocampal spatial representations. Welcome Jonathan!
07/2017 Our new commentary on the recent work by AlexanderandNitz is now published! Our paper titled “Spatial navigation: retrosplenial cortex encodes the spatial structure of complex routes” is published in CurrentBiology.
06/2017 New collaborative work published with the Burke and Maurer labs at the University of Florida! “Age-related changes in lateral entorhinal and CA3 neuron allocation predict poor performance on object discrimination” is published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.
6/2017 The lab at the Research Society on Alcoholism meeting in Denver, CO!
06/2017 The lab is awarded a grant from the New Mexico IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE) Program! Our work will investigate spatial disorientation in Alzheimer’s disease using high-density electrophysiological recordings and optogenetic manipulations of neural circuits!
05/2017 Congrats to B.A./B.Sc. graduates from the lab, Elizabeth Sneddon, Tanner Rigg, Emma Geck, John Madden, and Jonathan Goss!
05/2017 Undergraduate RA appreciation BBQ hosted by the lab graduate students!
05/2017 Laura Berkowitz successfully defends her Master’s thesis on a longitudinal assessment of spatial memory in the TgF344-AD rat model of Alzheimer’s disease!
04/2017 Congrats to PREP student Shannon Thompson and undergraduate research assistant Elizabeth Sneddon for accepting graduate positions at Miami University!
03/2017 Ryan Harvey and Lilliana Sanchez win awards for their presentations at UNM Psychology Research Day!
03/2017 Ryan Harvey publishes his Master’s Thesis work! “Post-training inactivation of the anterior thalamic nuclei impairs spatial performance on the radial arm maze” is published inFrontiers in Neuroscience.
01/2017 The lab is awarded an R21 from NIAAA investigating the consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure on spatial representations and place cell firing in the hippocampus!
11/2016 Ryan Harvey successfully defends his Master’s thesis on the spatial memory functions of the anterior thalamus!
11/2016 The lab at the Society for Neuroscience meeting!
10/2016 Grid Cell Birthday Cake!
09/2016 Lilliana Sanchez and Shannon Thompson publish their first paper in the lab! “Influence of proximal, distal, and vestibular frames of reference in object-place paired associate learning in the rat” is published inPLoS ONE.
09/2016 Ryan Harvey publishes his first paper in the lab! “Do the anterior and lateral thalamic nuclei make distinct contributions to spatial representation and memory?” is published in Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.