The main focus of our lab is to study the neural basis of episodic memory, the memory for personal experiences. We are particularly interested in understanding the precise nature of the contribution of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, as well as their functional interactions with associated structures. We use a multi-technique approach, combining lesion, inactivation, and in vivo high-density single-unit recordings techniques in rats performing complex memory tasks.

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LAB NEWS:

03/07/2014    Leila successfully advanced to PhD candidacy. Congrats Leila!

11/26/2013    Scientific American just published an article on Nate and Tim’s paper. Check out the 

                      article here!

09/30/2013    Our review article has been accepted in Timing and Time Perception. Details to come...

09/29/2013    Rebecca Stevenson is starting her rotation in the lab. Welcome Rebecca!

09/27/2013    Our Letter to the Editor is now published in PNASPDF

08/21/2013    Nate and Tim’s paper just came out in the Journal of Neuroscience. Congrats guys!   PDF

06/14/2013    Our review paper “The Evolution of Episodic Memory” came out in PNASPDF

06/12/2013    Owen received the “Friends of the CNLM Summer Award for Undergraduates” to

                      support his research over the summer. Congrats Owen!

03/07/2013    Clare received the Excellence in Research distinction AND the Dean’s Award for

                      Excellence in Research. Well deserved!!!

01/15/2013    Clare, Andrew, Owen, and Philip were awarded UROP grants for their research

                      proposals. Congrats guys!

05/21/2012    Tim was awarded the prestigious Roger W. Russell Scholar’s Award from the Center for

                      the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM). Way to go Tim!!!

05/21/2012    Clare was awarded the CNLM summer research undergraduate award! Congrats Clare!

05/19/2012    Clare, Nathan and Stephanie presented a great poster at the UCI UROP symposium.

                      Karthik’s poster received a special nomination. Clare and Anthony also gave excellent

                      oral presentations. Good job guys! [see Pictures]

04/01/2012    The lab has been awarded a 5-year CAREER award from NSF.

03/31/2012    Ourania Petasis is beginning her rotation in the lab. Welcome!

03/03/2012    Anthony won first prize for undergraduate presentations at the 23rd OCGWIS Science    

                      Conference. Congrats Anthony! [see Pictures]

02/03/2012   The lab has been awarded an Alzheimer’s Disease Pilot Project Award from the Center for

                      the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

01/10/2012   Nate, Clare and Stephanie all received UROP awards! Congratulations!

01/04/2012   Andre White is beginning his rotation in the lab. Welcome Andre!

08/22/2011   Congratulations to Leila, Tim and Denise! Their paper has been accepted in

                     Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.   PDF

05/13/2011   Leila successfully defended her master thesis. Congratulations!

05/17/2010   The lab has been awarded a 3-year research grant from the Whitehall Foundation.