Kristen M Harris
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Research Interests

Knowing the dimensions and connectivity of synapses is fundamental to understanding function. Our goal is to elucidate structural components involved in the cell biology of learning and memory. We study long-term potentiation (LTP) and its complement, long-term depression (LTD), in the developing and mature hippocampus because these phenomena have many of the physiological characteristics that are expected for learning and memory in the brain.

Typical student contributions to my research
Learning to perform 3D reconstructions from electron microscopy in the brain.
Participating in experiments that seek to understand synaptic mechanisms of learning and Memory.
Learning about using Data Science to analyze complete data.
Working in teams to develop new segmentation tools with machine learning.
Applying statistical and computational neuroscience modeling to understand synapse structure and function.
Comments about previous experiences working with students

I have mentored numerous undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in my 40 years of research as a University Professor. Many of my former undergraduate trainees have been co-authors on important papers that launched their academic and professional careers. Please visit our website to see more.

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