Dr. Stephen McHugh

Dr. Stephen McHugh

Postdoctoral Neuroscientist

Dr. Stephen McHugh graduated with a M.A. in Psychology from Edinburgh University, and then moved to Oxford to study on the 4-year Wellcome Trust Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience, receiving his D.Phil. in 2006. Since then, Stephen has worked in the laboratory of Professor David Bannerman (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford), focusing on the roles of the hippocampus and amygdala in memory and emotion. In January 2016, Stephen joined Dr. David Dupret's Group as part of a collaborative project with Professor Bannerman, investigating the role of adult-born dentate granule cells in hippocampal information processing and memory function. This project will combine optogenetics and large-scale single-unit recordings to determine whether and how recently-born granule cells influence the encoding and/or recall of spatial and non-spatial memories.

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