Research Abstract

The goal of our work is to understand how neuronal activity in a critical region of the brain, the hippocampus, leads to learning. While it is known that a functioning hippocampus is required for several types of learning and memory, it remains unclear how activity in the hippocampus leads to learning... read more

Selected Publications

  • Arriaga M, Han EB. Structured inhibitory activity dynamics in new virtual environments. Elife. 2019 Oct 8;8. pii: e47611. doi: 10.7554/eLife.47611. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31591960.
  • Arriaga M, Han EB. Dedicated Hippocampal Inhibitory Networks for Locomotion and Immobility. J Neurosci. 2017 Sep 20;37(38):9222-9238. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1076-17.2017. Epub 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28842418
  • Han EB, Heinemann SF. Distal dendritic inputs control neuronal activity by heterosynaptic potentiation of proximal inputs. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 23;33(4):1314-25.
  • Han EB, Stevens CF. Development regulates a switch between post- and presynaptic strengthening in response to activity deprivation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jun 30;106(26):10817-22.
  • Kerjan G, Koizumi H, Han EB, Dub CM, Djakovic SN, Patrick GN, Baram TZ, Heinemann SF, Gleeson JG. Mice lacking doublecortin and doublecortin-like kinase 2 display altered hippocampal neuronal maturation and spontaneous seizures. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Apr 21;106(16):6766-71.

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Edward Han, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Washington University
School of Medicine
Campus Box 8108
McDonnell Medical Sciences, 954
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-2505


Han Lab

Other Information

BA, Neurobiology and Classics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

PhD, Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, CA