Michelle T. Tong, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience
Michelle Tong is interested in molecular mechanisms of long-term memory (LTM). Building upon her expertise in psychopharmacology and the role of intracellular signaling pathways in LTM, the Tong Research Group has turned its focus to the role of perineuronal nets in learning and memory.
Michelle received her PhD in behavioral and evolutionary neuroscience from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received a B.Sc in psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, ON. Michelle is an avid reader and enjoys cooking for friends.
Arish Mudra Rakshasa
Neuroscience & Biochemistry, 2019
Project: "The Effect of Social Interaction on Chronic Stress-Induced Aberrant Decision-Making in Mice" (Supported by a Psi Chi Undergraduate Research grant)
Project: "Perineuronal Nets expression in olfactory perceptual learning" (Supported by Indiana Academy of Sciences)
Psychology & Computer Science, 2019
Project: "Group projects that require interdependence increase cross-disciplinary perceptions of value"
Project: "Perineuronal Nets mRNA expression following olfactory perceptual learning"
Project: Abdul is spending the semester writing up a manuscript for a previous project looking at olfactory associative long-term memory.
Project: "Role of Perineuronal Nets in Reducing Memory Interference in Mice" (Supported by McNair Scholars Program)
Chemistry & Mathematics, 2019
Project: "Role of Perineuronal Nets in Reducing Memory Interference in Mice"
Project: "Role of Perineuronal Nets in Reducing Memory Interference in Mice" (Supported by NSF No. 1559992)
Biomedical Engineering, 2021 (University of Miami)