Research Week keynote: “Acquiring, recalling, suppressing memories,” April 30

Michael Drew, keynote speaker at 2018 OHSU Research Week

Michael Drew, Ph.D., will deliver the 2018 Research Week Student’s Choice Keynote Address on Monday, April 30.

Drew is an accomplished early career scientist and award-winning teacher at the University of Texas at Austin. An assistant professor in the UT Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Learning and Memory, he investigates the neural mechanisms of learning and memory.

Research in the Drew lab focuses on the hippocampus. The lab seeks to understand how the brain forms memories of experience, how these memories are retrieved at the right time and place, and how these memories can be suppressed.

Drew has developed a well-funded research program
—BRAIN Initiative of the National
     Institutes of Health
Pathway to Independence Award from
     the National Institute of Mental Health
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Revson Foundation Senior Fellowship
     in Biomedical Science

The Drew lab uses molecular genetic tools to manipulate neural circuit function as mice perform behavioral tasks. A major focus is on how adult-born neurons in the hippocampus regulate acquisition and retrieval of memories.

Research Week 2018
Students’ Choice Keynote

Acquiring, recalling, suppressing memories
Michael Drew, Ph.D.
April 30, noon to 1 p.m.
OHSU Auditorium

Drew is actively engaged in undergraduate neuroscience education and has played leadership roles in curriculum design and student advising. His teaching has been recognized with the University of Texas Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

After earning his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Columbia University with Pete Balsam, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with René Hen at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Research Week, April 30 to May 2, is an OHSU-wide event that celebrates research performed by students, faculty, research-ranked employees, postdocs and staff across all schools, centers, institutes and education programs. Research Week includes career development workshops, over 200 poster and oral presentations, keynote speakers, receptions and award ceremonies, and more.