After initial learning, subsequent learning is independent of NMDA receptor function, but requires mGluRs and increases in intrinsic excitability. New publication in collaboration with the Wiltgen Lab. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/how-experience-changes-basics-memory-formation/
Excited to see the lab’s first original research publication in print and congrats to Jon Wong for his first scientific publication! It was even a featured article. PDF can be found here.
Shekib comes to us from Tom O’Dell’s lab at UCLA where he found unique NMDA receptor differences between ventral and dorsal hippocampus mediated by SK channels that account for differences in synaptic plasticity between those regions. We’re excited to have