Graduate Students

Greg Peters

Greg is interested in the interplay between brain structures involved in memory including the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, and posterior cingulate cortex. His goal is to uncover how these regions might contribute to memory processes using lesion and in vivo electrophysiology techniques to target several interconnected brain regions. He is currently using a temporary pharmacological lesion procedure to examine the role of the medial prefrontal cortex and posterior cingulate cortex in a task already known to involve the hippocampus.

Adam Miller

Adam is interested in systems-level changes during the learning process, and in the contributions of long-term memory to new learning. He is currently investigating cortical input supporting memory processing in the hippocampus.

Rachel Swanson

Rachel is interested in the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory. With a background in molecular biology and biochemistry, she hopes to inform her systems-level inquiries into the temporal and functional development of learning and memory circuits, primarily using lesion and in vivo electrophysiology techniques. In her spare time, Rachel likes to examine the relationship between memory and creativity via direct first-person inquiry – painting, sculpture, and design.

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