Happy Birthday, Mary !!!


Last birthday of the year!

SFN 2017 !!!


Another successful SFN meeting!

Welcome to the lab!


Dr. Kyle Kelly has joined our research group! He will be conducting in vitro electrophysiology and 2P calcium imaging experiments.

Welcome to the lab!


Mellissa Grana and Michael McCarthy has recently joined the research group! They will be playing key roles in behaviorally characterizing our animals and conducting histology experiments.

Congratulations Dr. Yu!


We shall miss you and wish you the best at NYU!

Congratulations, Carmen, on your NRSA!


Carmen has been awarded an Individual Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA: F31 AG055331) to examine learning and/or aging-related intrinsic excitability change(s) in principal neurons of lateral entorhinal cortex. Her NRSA is entitled “Functional Properties of the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex in Learning and Aging”.

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Congratulations Luke!

Luke Flores and John Disterhoft following the Ph.D. hooding ceremony. June 16, 2011

Luke Flores came to Northwestern University in 2004 after graduating with highest honors from the University of Texas – San Antonio.  He joined the Disterhoft lab as a graduate student in 2005 and began researching the role of the basal ganglia in trace eyeblink conditioning. During his tenure in the lab, he was awarded the […]

John Disterhoft Receives Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at 2011 Founders Day Celebration.


We knew he was an excellent teacher and mentor, but now the whole world knows it!

Good-bye Sean.


Our wonderful technician Sean Farley left us in August for the green, green hills of Iowa City and the University of Iowa where he has joined John Freeman’s laboratory in the Department of Psychology. Sean joined the Disterhoft lab in November 2009.  His main job was to conduct mouse behavioral phenotyping experiments, using many of […]