Crestani, A. P., Krueger, J. N., Eden, E. V., Nakazawa Y., Nemes, S. E., Quillfeldt, J. A., Gray, J. A., Wiltgen, B. J.(2018) Metaplasticity contributes to memory formation in the hippocampus. Neuropsychopharmacology, online:


Nakazawa, Y., Pevzner, A., Tanaka, K. Z., Wiltgen, B. J.(2016) Memory retrieval along the proximodistal axis of CA1. Hippocampus26(9), 1140-1148.


Tanaka, K.Z., Pevzner, A., Hamidi, A., Nakazawa, Y., Graham, J., Wiltgen, B.J. (2014) Cortical representations are reinstated by the hippocampus during memory retrieval. Neuron, 84(2): 347-54.


Czajkowski, R., Jayaprakash, B., Wiltgen, B., Rogerson, T., Guzman-Karlsson, M.C., Barth, A.L., Trachtenberg, J.T., Silva, A.J. (2014). Encoding and storage of spatial information in the retrosplenial cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(23): 8661-8666.


Tayler, K.K., Wiltgen, B.J.(2013) New methods for understanding systems consolidation. Learn Mem, 20(10):553-7.


Wiltgen B.J., Tanaka K.Z. (2013) Systems consolidation and the content of memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem, 106:365-71.


Tayler, K.K., Tanaka, K.Z., Reijmers, L.G., Wiltgen,B.J.(2013) Reactivation of neural ensembles during the retrieval of recent and remote memory. Current biology, 23(2) 99-106.


Boscolo, A., Ori, C., Bennett, J., Wiltgen B., Jevtovic-Todorovic, V. (2013). Mitochondrial protectant pramipexole prevents sex-specific long-term cognitive impairment from early anesthesia exposure in rats. Br J Anaesth 110 Suppl 1: i47-52.


Wiltgen, B. J., Sinclair, C., Lane, C., Barrows, F., Molina, M., Chabanon-Hicks, C. (2012) The effect of ratio and interval training on Pavlovian-instrumental transfer in mice. PLoS One,7(10), e48227.


Clement, J.P., Aceti, M., Creson, T. K., Ozkan, E. D., Shi, Y., Reish, N.J., Almonte, A.G., Miller, B.H., Wiltgen, B.J., Miller, C.A., Xu, X., Rumbaugh, G. (2012) Pathogenic SYNGAP1 mutations impair cognitive development by disrupting maturation of dendritic spine synapses. Cell 151(4): 709-723.


Nussbaum, J. M., Schilling, S., Cynis, H., Silva, A., Swanson, E., Wangsanut, T., Tayler, K., Wiltgen, B., Hatami, A., Ronicke, R., Reymann, K., Hutter-Paier, B., Alexandru, A., Jagla, W., Graubner, S., Glabe, C.G., Demuth, H.U., Bloom, G.S. (2012). Prion-like behaviour and tau-dependent cytotoxicity of pyroglutamylated amyloid-beta. Nature485(7400): 651-655.


Wiltgen, B.J., Wood, A.N., Levy, B. (2011) The cellular mechanisms of memory are modified by experience. Learning & memory, 18(12): 747-50.


Warthen, D.M., Wiltgen, B.J., Provencio, I. (2011) Light enhances learned fear. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(33): 13788-93.


Tayler, KK, Lowry, E, Tanaka, K, Levy, B, Reijmers, L, Mayford, M, Wiltgen, BJ.(2011) Characterization of NMDAR-Independent Learning in the Hippocampus. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 5: 28.


Wiltgen, BJ, Royle, GA, Gray, EE, Abdipranoto, A, Thangthaeng, N, Jacobs, N, Saab, F, Tonegawa, S, Heinemann, SF, O’Dell, TJ, Fanselow, MS, Vissel, B. (2010) A role for calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in synaptic plasticity and learning. PloS one, 5(9) e12818.


Wiltgen, BJ, Zhou, M, Cai, Y, Balaji, J, Karlsson, MG, Parivash, SN, Li, W, Silva, AJ. (2010) The hippocampus plays a selective role in the retrieval of detailed contextual memories. Current biology, 20(15): 1336-44.


Wiltgen, BJ, Godsil, BP, Peng, Z, Saab, F, June, HL, Linn, ML, Cook, JM, Houser, CR, O’Dell, TJ, Homanics, GE, Fanselow, MS. (2009) The alpha1 subunit of the GABA(A) receptor modulates fear learning and plasticity in the lateral amygdala. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 3: 37.


Czajkowski, M., Wiltgen, B., Balaji, J., Rogerson, T., Guzman-Karlsson, M., Barth, A., & Silva, A. (2009). Insights into spatial memory formation in retrosplenial cortex. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 69(3).


Matynia, A., Anagnostaras, S. G., Wiltgen, B. J., Lacuesta, M., Fanselow, M. S., Silva, A. J. (2008) A high through-put reverse genetic screen identifies two genes involved in remote memory in mice. PLoS one,3(5), e2121.


Zhou, Y, Takahashi, E, Li, W, Halt, A, Wiltgen, BJ, Ehninger, D, Li, GD, Hell, JW, Kennedy, MB,

Silva, AJ. (2007) Interactions between the NR2B receptor and CaMKII modulate synaptic plasticity and spatial learning. The Journal of neuroscience, 27(50): 13843-53.


Wiltgen, BJ, Silva, AJ. Memory for context becomes less specific with time. (2007) Learning & memory, 14(4): 313-7.


Wiltgen, B. J.,Law, M., Ostlund, S., Mayford, M., Balleine, B. W. (2007). The influence of Pavlovian cues on instrumental performance is mediated by CaMKII activity in the striatum. Eur J Neurosci, 25(8), 2491-2497.


Wiltgen, BJ, Sanders, MJ, Anagnostaras, SG, Sage, JR, Fanselow, MS. (2006) Context fear learning in the absence of the hippocampus. The Journal of neuroscience, 26(20): 5484-91.


Wiltgen, BJ, Sanders, MJ, Ferguson, C, Homanics, GE, Fanselow, MS. (2005) Trace fear conditioning is enhanced in mice lacking the delta subunit of the GABAA receptor. Learning & memory, 12(3): 327-33.


Wiltgen, BJ, Brown, RA, Talton, LE, Silva, AJ. (2004) New circuits for old memories: the role of the neocortex in consolidation. Neuron, 44(1): 101-8.


Gale, G. D., Anagnostaras, S. G., Godsil, B. P., Mitchell, S., Nozawa, T., Sage, J. R., Wiltgen, B.,Fanselow, M. S. (2004). Role of the basolateral amygdala in the storage of fear memories across the adult lifetime of rats. J Neurosci,24(15), 3810-3815.


Sanders, M. J., Wiltgen, B. J., Fanselow, M. S. (2003) The place of the hippocampus in fear conditioning. Eur J Pharmacol, 463(1-3), 217-223.


Meffert, M. K., Chang, J. M., Wiltgen, B. J., Fanselow, M. S., Baltimore, D. (2003) NF-kappa B functions in synaptic signaling and behavior. Nat Neurosci,6(10), 1072-1078.


Wiltgen, B. J.,Sanders, M. J., Behne, N. S., Fanselow, M. S. (2001) Sex differences, context preexposure, and the immediate shock deficit in Pavlovian context conditioning with mice. Behav Neurosci,115(1), 26-32.



Ph.D. Dissertation


Characterization of dorsal and ventral hippocampal contributions to context fear in a CA1-specific knockout mouse. UCLA, 2003, Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of California; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (305348257).



Book chapters


Shilyansky, C., Weidong L., Acosta, M., Elgersma, Y., Hannan, M. Hardt, F., Hunter-Schaedle, K., Krab, L.C., Legius, E., Wiltgen,B., and Silva, A.J. (2008) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Learning Disabilities: A Focus on Neurofibromatosis Type I. Animal and Translational Models for CNS Drug Discovery: Neurological Disorders. R. A. McArthur and F. Borsini, Academic Press. 2: 77-92.


Wiltgen, BJ., Brown, R.A.M., Talton, L.E., Silva A.J. (2007) Towards a Molecular and Cellular Understanding of Remote Memory, Bontempi, B., Silva, A.J., Christen, Y., (ed), Memories: Molecules and Circuits, Springer, New York.


Wiltgen, BJ, Fanselow, M.S. (2003) A model of hippocampal-cortical-amygdala interactions based on context fear conditioning, Jeffery, K.J., (ed), The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour, Oxford University Press, Oxford.