WELCOME TO THE GILMARTIN LAB
We study how and when memory circuits need to communicate during learning for the successful formation of fear memories.
We are located in the Biomedical Sciences department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI
New paper published!
Matt Herbst tests the role of shock-evoked activity in the ventral hippocampus to the formation of fear memories. This is part of a Special Issue in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory honoring the scientific legacy of Dr. David Bucci. You can read our paper and those of others who have been positively influenced by David here.
Welcome Dr. Awad
Ahmed Awad, M.D. joins us for a year in residence to study thalamocortical circuits in fear memory formation using in vivo electrophysiology and fiber photometry. Dr. Awad was awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF).
New review paper published
Dr. Gilmartin and Dr. Ferrara review the latest work on PACAP's role in learning and memory in a review, part of a special issue on PACAP and VIP in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.
Matt Herbst awarded a travel award to OSSD
Matt Herbst was awarded a travel award to the annual meeting for the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences! He will present his work on ventral hippocampal encoding of threat in males and females. Congratulations!