Biological Sciences

Kodeeswaran Parameshwaran

Assistant Professor

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Courses Taught:

  • Principles of Physiology and Development (BIOL 163)
  • Vertebrate Physiology (BIOL 416)
  • Neurophysiology (BIOL 418)

Research Interests:

  • Developmental nicotine exposure and molecular mechanisms of memory impairment
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Endocytosis and trafficking of membrane proteins in hippocampal neurons

Research Summary:

Research in my lab is centered on molecular mechanisms of memory in mammalian hippocampus and how these mechanisms are disrupted in brain disorders that include dementia as a symptom. Specifically I am interested in understanding the role of cholinergic function in regulating other neurotransmitter systems, plasticity, and behavior. I am also interested in examining the effects of drugs that are capable of reducing memory decline in animal models.


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