Lucien T. "Tres" Thompson

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Founder and Neuroscience Program Head (2000-2014) in the School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas. Associate Professor of Cognition & Neuroscience since 1997. Previously research assistant professor in Cell, Molecular & Structural Biology at Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 1990-1997.


With the conclusion of our most recent faculty searches, there are 8 active extramurally-funded Systems Neuroscience laboratories in BBS. These PIs actively investigate questions related to neural plasticity, learning & memory, neural interfaces, addiction, schizophrenia, chronic and acute pain, and sensory processing.

 

Postdoctoral training

Cellular Neuroscience, 1988-1990

Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Chicago, IL

Mentor: John F. Disterhoft, Ph.D.

Doctorate (PH.D.)

Neuroscience, 1988

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Mentor: Phillip J. Best, Ph.D.

Masters (M.A.)

Experimental Psychology, 1983

California State University

San Bernardino, CA

Mentor: Fred Newton, Ph.D.

Bachelors (b.s.)

Psychology/Biology, 1981

California State College

San Bernardino, CA

Mentor: Stuart Ellins, Ph.D.

military

veteran, USAF (avionics)

High School

Bellevue Senior High

Bellevue, NE

All-state Debate champion

SCOUTS

Eagle Scout

home

Sarasota, FL

family

wife Rosa

daughter Lucy

son John

parents Tommy & Barbara, USAF ret.

brother Randy, pilot for Delta

+ sundry cousins & nephews

Neuroscience (NSC) at U.t. Dallas

Research interests

cellular mechanisms of learning & memory

neural plasticity in aging

nootropics

research subjects

rats, mice, rabbits, humans, coyotes

editorial board

Behavioral Neuroscience

MEMBER

Society for Neuroscience

Neurophysiology

chronic single-unit

intracellular

whole-cell

perforated-patch

field potentials

EEG & biofeedback

behavioral models

spatial learning & memory

inhibitory avoidance

discrimination learning

eyeblink conditioning

object recognition

serial list learning

latent inhibition

taste aversion

additional techniques

immunohistochemistry

Western blotting/gel electrophoresis

microelectrode fabrication

vascular & cranial surgery

light & electron microscopy

programming as required

Education

Background

Made on a Mac

computers

photography

swimming

camping

gardening

history

genealogy

mechanics

film

other interests