Welcome to Radwanska Lab

Our reserch: memory and addiction

Memory processes, including memory formation, consolidation, forgetting or memory extinction, are fundamental brain functions. The importance of these processes can be understood not only in daily life, when our car keys are not where we left them, but most importantly in various psychiatric and neurologic illnesses. Memory processes are impaired in post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or Alzheimer's disease just to name the few. Currently, the molecular basis of memory are not sufficiently understood to develop successful treatments for memory dysfunctions. Therfore our team is very much motivated to understand how the memory is formed, coded and transformed. For our experiments we combine molecular and morphological analyses of neurons with behavioral studies on laboratory animals. We employ both behavioral analysis of transgenic mice in the IntelliCage system as well as whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, confocal, electron and correlative 3D microscopy. The long-term aim to our research is to develop insights for treatments for memory dysfunctions in psychiatric illnesses. If you are interested to learn more have a look at the book "Novel Mechanisms of Memory" edited by Kasia Radwanska and K. Peter Giese.

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into the science we do



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list of our papers