About the Lab

Brian WiltgenI received my Ph.D. in Psychology from UCLA in 2003 and did my postdoctoral training at the same institute in the Neurobiology Department. My laboratory studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory formation in the hippocampus, cortex and amygdala. I am particularly interested in systems consolidation and the process by which new memories are stabilized and maintained over time. To examine these issues, we combine behavioral analysis (spatial and contextual learning) with pharmacology, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry and optogenetic techniques in transgenic mice.

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Latest Work

Dr. Wiltgen studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of memory formation in the hippocampus and neocortex. He is particularly interested in systems level consolidation and the process by which new memories are stabilized and maintained over time.

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