Jonathan Lee [MA, PhD (Cantab)]
Senior Lecturer (j.l.c.lee [at] bham.ac.uk)
I spent all of my training years at the University of Cambridge, undertaking first a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Neuroscience. As part of this, I conducted a research project with Antony Dickinson, who provided me with an invaluable grounding in learning theory. I remained in Cambridge at the Department of Experimental Psychology to pursue a PhD, under the supervision of Barry Everitt and Kerrie Thomas, mainly focussed on the mechanisms of hippocampal contextual fear memory consolidation and reconsolidation. I remained in Barry Everitt's lab as a post-doctoral researcher, applying our understanding of memory reconsolidation first to cocaine self-administration settings, and then to natural reward-seeking settings. I was appointed first to a Departmental Lectureship at the Department of Experimental Psychology in the University of Cambridge, and subsequently to a Lectureship at the School of Psychology in the University of Birmingham.
Dr Flavell is a post-doctoral research fellow working in the Memory Persistence Laboratory. She is interested in memory reconsolidation mechanisms of both appetitive and aversive memories, and is working on the BBSRC-funded grant on "Neural mechanisms of memory updating".
Marc Exton-McGuinness [BA (Cantab); MRC-funded]
Marc is a current post-doctoral fellow, and former PhD student in the Memory Persistence Laboratory. His PhD was focussed on the reconsolidation of the goal-directed and habitual memories supporting instrumental behaviour. Marc is now working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project on “Prediction error and memory reconsolidation”.
Dr Maldonado is a visiting fellow from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. She is supported by a grant from the International Society for Neurochemistry, and is visiting to gain expertise in cellular imaging of fear memory consolidation and reconsolidation.
Amy Reichelt (2011-2013; Postdoctoral fellow)