Leon Reijmers, PhD


Associate Professor of Neuroscience



BSc, Biology, Utrecht University
PhD, Neuroscience, Utrecht University
Postdoctoral Training, Scripps Research Institute


Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 328B
Laboratory: Stearns 324

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0301
Lab Phone: 617-636-3478
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Website  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our laboratory studies how neurons store a memory. Transgenic mice are used to tag neurons that are activated during memory encoding. The tag can be used to image, analyze and manipulate these neurons. Imaging tagged neurons in various brain regions provides important information on how circuits of neurons support memory storage and erasure. Tagged neurons can be analyzed for changes in gene expression, thereby elucidating molecular mechanisms of memory storage. Selective manipulation of tagged neurons can be used to control behavioral expression of a memory.


Lab Members

Alex Jones, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Minagi Ozawa, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research