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Otto, Timothy


 

Tiimothy Otto
Professor

Rutgers University
Dept. of Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Rd., Room 327
Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(848)445-8881
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Biological basis of memory formation and storage in the mammalian brain

Broadly defined, the primary focus of our work is to explore the biological basis of memory formation and storage in the mammalian brain. Many of these studies involve an examination of the genes and proteins within neurons that contribute to neuronal plasticity and, ultimately, the formation of lasting memories. These studies span several levels of neurobiological analysis, including behavioral, immunohistochemical, neuropsychological (lesion), and molecular biological techniques. Our primary focus is on the hippocampus, and much of our research seeks to characterize the dissociable contributions of the CA1, CA3, and dentate gyrus subregions within both dorsal and ventral hippocampus to a variety of different “types” of memory.

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Division of Life Sciences Graduate Program Office
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nelson Lab-604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848.445.9517
gradoffice@dls.rutgers.edu