Laboratory of Memory Modulation

Welcome to the Tronson Lab!

+The main goal of our research is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying learning, and the formation and ongoing maintenance of memory. The main themes of our research are: Sex differences, molecular mechanisms of memory, and modulation of learning memory by neuroimmune signaling.

For further details, please see “Current Research.”

Lab News:

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Congratulations Graduates!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

  • Jennifer Murray —Graduated with BS in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with Highest Honors in April 2023
  • Amy Choi — Graduated with BS in Neuroscience with Highest Honors in December 2022

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Honors & Awards ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

  • Congratulations to our wonderful lab manager, Peregrine Ke-Lind, for the Department of Psychology Outstanding Research Staff Award!
  • Congratulations to our amazing graduate students, Kristen Schuh and Hannah Carmon, for the Pillsbury Graduate Research Award!

Latest papers from the lab:

  • Hanna Carmon’s eNeuro paper
    • For individuals suffering from drug addiction, certain cues—whether it’s specific people, places or things—can trigger powerful cravings for repeated use. A new University of Michigan study identified brain signals, traditionally associated with inflammation, contributing to people’s vulnerability.

Check out the video above in detail!

Dr. Tronson’s animated “explainer” video done in collaboration with the Center for Academic Innovation, “Why Memory Matters.”