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22 August 2019
Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADDs) are a popular chemogenetic technology for manipulation of neuronal activity in uninstrumented awake animals with potential for human applications as well. The
14 June 2017
Hebbian plasticity, as represented by long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) of synapses, has been the most influential hypothesis to account for encoding of memories. The evidence for the

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Our research is confined between the synaptic and circuit levels. We investigate the mechanisms behind associative and fear memories, the proteins necessary for memory formation, and the synaptic and molecular processes of memory decay.

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18 September 2019
We participated in the 7th European Synapse Meeting held in Lausanne this year.
17 April 2019
We participated in the Science Fair with a presentation of basic electrophysiological principles of muscle movement to the public.  We used materials from Backyard Brains.
10 January 2017
Dr. James McGaugh is research professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and he was the founding Chair of the department and founding Director of the


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Staining of pre- and post-synaptic neurons, by VK.

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