Graduate Student Position in Learning & Plasticity
University of California, Davis


Graduate Student Position in Learning & Plasticity
University of California, Davis

Dr. Brian Wiltgen at UC Davis seeks prospective graduate students interested in learning and plasticity. Applicants should have a background in neuroscience, molecular biology and/or cell biology. Research projects will examine memory consolidation in the hippocampus and cortex using a variety of techniques (e.g. behavioral analysis, optogenetics, DREADDs, immunohistochemistry etc.).

Applicants should send an e-mail to Dr. Wiltgen (bjwiltgen@ucdavis.edu) that includes a description of their undergraduate training and research interests.

Learn more about the neuroscience community at UC Davis:
http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/
http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/
http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/

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Reactivation of neural ensembles during the retrieval of recent and remote memory.
Tayler KK, Tanaka KZ, Reijmers LG, Wiltgen BJ.
Curr Biol. 2013 Jan 21;23(2):99-106. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.11.019. Epub 2012 Dec 13.

The hippocampus plays a selective role in the retrieval of detailed contextual memories.
Wiltgen BJ, Zhou M, Cai Y, Balaji J, Karlsson MG, Parivash SN, Li W, Silva AJ.
Curr Biol. 2010 Aug 10;20(15):1336-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.06.068. Epub 2010 Jul 15.