Dr Laura Colgin
The University of Texas at Austin - Asst Professor of Neuroscience
Dr. Laura Colgin studies how brain rhythms reflect synchronized activity across many neurons and thus provide a means for studying how groups of neurons coordinate their activity during complex cognitive functions such as learning. Her work uses multisite tetrode recordings from behaving animals to investigate how brain rhythms affect memory operations, particularly in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex. The main goals of her work is to understand the functional significance of the different types of rhythms within the entorhinal-hippocampal network and to uncover their underlying mechanisms. Dr. Colgin's work has been published in journals such as Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and PNAS. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at University of Texas at Austin.