School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Neurobiology of Memory Lab

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Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

2014-lab

Lab Director

Christa McIntyre

Christa McIntyre, PhD
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Graduate Students

Amanda Dieppa Alvarez

Amanda Dieppa Alvarez
Molecular Mechanisms of Memory and Extinction

Amanda is investigating the molecular changes that contribute to synaptic plasticity and memory consolidation during fear conditioning and extinction. This basic research is designed to enhance our understanding of the neural processes involved in pathological states of anxiety.

Lindsey Noble

Lindsey Noble
Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Memory and Anxiety

Lindsey is examining the effects of acute vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) on anxiety and extinction of conditioned fear in rats. This preclinical work tests the effects of VNS on extinction of conditioned fear in a rat model of PTSD.

Lab Alumni

Jayme McReynolds

Jayme McReynolds

Thesis: Basolateral Complex of the Amygdala Modulation of Encoding Emotional Valence and Arc Protein Expression – Earned PhD May, 2012

Crystal Holloway

Crystal Holloway

Thesis: Interaction of the Amygdala and the Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex in the Consolidation of Long-Term Memory – Earned PhD December, 2011

Dave Pena

Dave Peña

Thesis: The Use of Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Enhance the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Earned PhD April, 2013

Shawn Willett

Shawn Willett

Laboratory Research Technician from 2012-2014