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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Leon Reijmers

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Leon Reijmers

Leon Reijmers

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Office phone: 617-636-0301
Lab phone: 617-636-3478
Campus: Boston
Office: Stearns 328B
Laboratory: 
Stearns 324
Education: 
BSc, Biology, Utrecht University
PhD, Neuroscience, Utrecht University
Postdoctoral Training, Scripps Research Institute
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.

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