For animals who live in an unpredictable world, the ability to process and remember their sensory environment accurately is crucial for survival. Our lab focuses broadly on how such representations form (learning) and persist (memory). Specifically, we’re interested in the role of non-cellular mechanism, like the extracellular matrix, in long-term memory.
Our group is dedicated to undergraduate-driven neuroscience research. We pair behavioural studies with neuropharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and techniques in molecular biology to study molecular mechanisms of olfactory memory.
The TONG RESEARCH GROUP is at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, USA.
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