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Bruce E. Herring, PhD

 

As a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Roger Nicoll, I am investigating cellular mechanisms that regulate AMPA receptor trafficking and synaptic plasticity at glutamatergic synapses. My hope is that my work will lead to a more complete understanding of the cellular and molecular neurophysiology underlying learning and memory and how abnormalities in these processes give rise to cognitive disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Before joining the Nicoll Iab I completed my doctoral work in Dr. Aaron Fox’s laboratory at the University of Chicago. There my research focused on the effects of general anesthetics on neurotransmitter release. This work led to two publications identifying the neurotransmitter release machinery as a target for multiple commonly used general anesthetics.

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