Congratulations, Stephanie for successfully defending her Ph. D. thesis! Her thesis provided novel insight into functional consequences of tau pathology and partial cell loss in the lateral entorhinal cortex on long-range circuit activity underlying associative learning in rats. Her work formed a foundation in our research program directed at examining pathophysiology in prodromal stages of Alzheimer;s disease. We thank Dr. Sylvain Williams at McGill University for his thor
We have another paper published in eLife which demonstrated the necessary of ripple-spindle couplings for systems consolidation of contextual fear memory. We are happy to contribute to this study by helping Frances Xia, a graduate student in the Frankland record and analyze ripple-spindle couplings between the dorsal hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex while mice slept after contextual fear conditioning. Great work, Frances! The paper is open-access and available here.