Research theme

Our group investigates the cellular mechanisms of memory formation.  We aim to identify novel mechanisms that modulate or preserve neuronal connections. This may be translated into treatments for disorders of impaired or aberrant connectivity, such as addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, PTSD, and epilepsy.

Lab techniques


  • Gavan McNally, UNSW Psychology
  • Natasha Kumar, UNSW School of Biomedical Sciences
  • John Disterhoft, Craig Weiss, Matt Oh, Northwestern University


Eddie Wise (PhD candidate)

Sophia Gilchrist (PhD candidate)

Si Yin Lui (PhD Candidate)

Future student projects