Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience

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   Catherine E. Myers, Diplom, Ph.D., B .S.


Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience



Dr. Myers joined NJMS in 2011. She is a Research Scientist affiliated with the
Neurobehavioral Research Lab (NBRL) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center-New Jersey
Health Care System in East Orange, NJ. Her research interests focus on understanding
the brain substrates of learning and memory, using techniques including computational
neuroscience and human experimental neuropsychology. She has current and past funding
from Federal agencies including NIH and VA to study how learning and cognition is
disrupted in disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Parkinson's
disease, Alzheimer's disease, and amnesia. A current research program investigates
whether changes in cognition can serve as markers of short-term risk for suicidal
behavior in at-risk individuals, allowing better targeting of clinical care to
individuals that need it most. In addition, she teaches the graduate-level Research
Design and Statistics course and participates in team-taught courses including
Foundations of Neuroscience. She has served on review panels for the NIH and NSF. She
has authored and co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and several
books including the undergraduate-level textbook ?Learning and Memory: From Brain to
Behavior," 4th edition forthcoming in 2019.


Diplom, 1991, Diploma of the Imperial College of Science and Technology (London), Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., 1990, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, Neural Systems Engineering
B .S., 1987, University of Delaware, Computing and Information Sciences

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