2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Lisa Giocomo, Neurobiology

Ashley Henderson is studying the function of grid cells in a part of the brain (the Medial Entorhinal Cortex) associated with navigation. The hypothesis is that by increasing the spacing of the smallest grid scale in mice, navigation precision will decrease.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Investigating Behavioral Changes in Mice Following Medial Entorhinal Cortex Grid Cell Scale Expansion

Ashley Henderson1, Caitlin Mallory2, Lisa Giocomo2
[Departments of Biology1 and Neurobiology2, Stanford University]