Dr Szu-Han Wang is a BBSRC New Investigator who is trying to understand how learning and memory is formed and its underlying brain mechanisms.
I am passionate about understanding how learning and memory is formed and its underlying brain mechanisms.
Currently, I am investigating how peri-learning events affect memory persistence (Fig 1), how prior experience affects subsequent learning, and how memory consolidation (Fig 2) and reconsolidation (Fig 3) occur in the brain (focusing on the hippocampus, amygdala, and frontal cortex).
Together, these studies point to an integrated perspective on the learning and memory process instead of treating it as an isolated event. This view has major implication in translating preclinical models to clinical studies and in stimulating treatments for memory-related disorders.
My research involves multiple approaches that include developing and implementing behavioural models, central and peripheral cannulation or catheterisation, pharmacological application, and in vivo (functional MRI) and in vitro (immunohistochemistry) bran imaging.