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Brianna Vandrey

Neural basis of episodic memory.

Dr Brianna Vandrey

Postdoctoral Researcher - Nolan lab

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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Personal profile

Qualifications

  • 2013 MA(Hons) Psychology, University of St Andrews
  • 2014 MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Durham University
  • 2018 PhD Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

Employment

  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Centre for Discovery Brain Science, University of Edinburgh

Research

I am interested in the neural basis of episodic memory, with a focus on the role of entorhinal cortex in integrating different types of information. For example, my previous work showed that projections from lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC) to the hippocampus are required to recognise configurations of object, location and context. My current research combines molecular tools, patch-clamp recording and in-vivo electrophysiology to study the organisation of LEC circuits and their connectivity with other structures in the hippocampal formation.

Publications

Vandrey, B., and Ainge, J.A. (2020). Object and object-memory representations across the proximodistal axis of CA1. bioRxiv, 2020.06.19.160911.

Gerlei, K., Passlack, J., Hawes, I., Vandrey, B., Stevens, H., Papastathopoulos, I., and Nolan, M.F. (2020). Grid cells are modulated by local head direction. Nature Communications. 11, 4228. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17500-1.

Vandrey, B., Garden, D.L.F., Ambrozova, V., McClure, C., Nolan, M.F., and Ainge, J.A. (2020). Fan cells in layer 2 of the lateral entorhinal cortex are critical for episodic-like memory. Current Biology. 30, 169–175.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.027.