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 (email@example.com) that includes a description of their undergraduate training and research interests.
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.