About the Psychology Department

Timothy Otto
Email: mailto:totto@psych.rutgers.edu
Phone: 84.844588818950
Office: Psychology 327 / 322
Campus: Busch
Website: http://www.ottolab.org
Areas: Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

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.

Undergraduate Program

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