The sluglab has a new preprint out, currently under review at the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. We shows that both transcription and savings can persist for as long as 2 weeks after the induction of long-term sensitization, way beyond the decay of recall. Interestingly, all the long-lasting transcriptional changes start within 1 day of training. Lots of student co-authors on this one; it was a *lot* of work. Looking forward to the reviews.
Our DU media lab spent a bit of time in the lab this summer talking to students and documenting their work. Here’s the video; really great footage of our amazing students.
Here’s the 2018 Summer Slug Lab in action
Quanta Magazine recently ran a feature article on the nature of forgetting. The piece covers several new lines of research on forgetting, including the work we’ve been doing with Aplysia. It’s a great piece, and it’s amazing to see strong public interest in our work.
Of course, accolades like this would not be possible if it were not for our amazing students. Here’s the lab enjoying our end-of-summer party.