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Attenuation and Social Transmission of Fear Memories

Weekly Seminar
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Guest Speaker
Marie Monfils, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Abstract

Marie Monfils received her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, under the supervision of Bryan Kolb and Jeffrey Kleim, and her Master's degree from the University of Calgary with Cam Teskey. She conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at New York University in Joseph LeDoux's lab. Her lab currently focuses on two main research areas: investigating post-consolidation manipulations to persistently modify memories, as well as examining the factors that modulate the social transmission of fear.

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Jones CE, Monfils MH.
Dominance status predicts social fear transmission in laboratory rats.
Anim Cogn. 2016 Nov;19(6):1051-1069. Epub 2016 Jul 13.
Hongjoo J. Lee, Rebecca P. Haberman, Rheall F. Roquet, and Marie-H. Monfils.
Extinction and Retrieval + Extinction of Conditioned Fear Differentially Activate Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala in Rats
Front Behav Neurosci. 2015; 9: 369.
Monfils MH, Cowansage KK, Klann E, LeDoux JE.
Extinction-reconsolidation boundaries: key to persistent attenuation of fear memories.
Science. 2009 May 15;324(5929):951-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1167975. Epub 2009 Apr 2.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm


Burke Medical Research Institute
785 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10573
United States
Conference Room: 
Billings Building – Rosedale

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