neuro
The clem laboratory
of emotional brain plasticity

Work in my lab is focused on how experience alters the function of brain circuits to encode emotional responses.

Roger Clem, Ph.D
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Neuroscience
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
MSSM Profile Page
Email: roger.clem@mssm.edu

Beth Lucas, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow

I obtained my bachelor's degree in psychology (2005) and doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience (2011) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My graduate work focused on transcriptional regulation of gene programs in inhibitory neurons with an emphasis on how altering these programs affects behavior. Strong interest in examining how physiology affects behavior lead me to join the Clem lab, where I am combining molecular and physiological techniques to investigate the role of antidepressant treatment and behavioral  manipulations in emotional memory processes.

Kirstie Cummings, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

I earned a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and a BA in Music from Binghamton University in 2011. I then obtained my PhD in Biochemistry from the University at Buffalo, SUNY in 2016. My graduate work centered on delineating the biophysical properties that underlie NMDA receptor gating, with a particular focus on how 'glycinergic' NMDA receptors impact synaptic transmission. My interests in studying learning and memory lead me to join the Clem laboratory where I am investigating the synaptic mechanisms of conditioned fear.

Ciorana Roman-Ortiz
Ph.D. Student

I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. I have always been intrigued by how emotions guide our behavior and how failure in this process may results in psychiatric disorders. My undergrad work focused in understanding avoidance behavior and individual differences. Now, I'm interested in using electrophysiology and chemogenetic techniques to further elucidate emotional learning processes.

Atichai Suwannapeng
Undergraduate Volunteer

I am currently a student at New York University, pursuing a degree in Biomolecular Science with a particular interest in Neurosciences. My work is focused on the neuronal activation of BLA-projecting and non-projecting neurons after fear conditioning and extinction learning. My goal is to one day obtain a M.D and become a Neurosurgeon.

Maithe Carvalho, Ph.D
Alumni

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto at Scarborough

 

Wan-Chen (Amy) Wu
Alumni

Ph.D. student at UTHSCSA

Anita Jegarl

 

Anita Jegarl
Alumni

Undergraduate at Cornell University

Kristina Cechova

 

Kristina Cechova
Alumni

Undergraduate at Marymount College

 

Samir Reddigari
Alumni
SURP student, Indiana University

 

 

 

Clem Laboratory
Lab location: CSM 9-301
Office location: CSM 9-112
Office: (212) 824-8976
Lab Address:
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Hess Center for Science and Medicine
1470 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10029

Admin Phone: (212) 659 - 5993
Admin Fax: (212) 849 - 2611
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