Sheri Mizumori, PhD
Professor & Chair, Psychology Department
The Laboratory of Neural Systems, Decision Science, Learning and Memory (NSDSLM) seeks to understand plasticity mechanisms within neural systems that underlie normal and pathological mnemonic functions. Our animal model, experience-dependent navigation, is a natural and essential, yet complex, learning system that is often impaired when one or more part of its broad, underlying neural circuit is compromised, such as in Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and brain injury, as well as in cases of drug addiction.
Honors and awards
2009 – University of Washington Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
2007 – Association for Psychological Science, Fellow
2006-present – Executive committee, Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
1996-1997 – President, Intermountain Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
1993-1994 – University of Utah: Faculty Fellow Award
1992 – University of Utah: Superior Research Award, College of Social and Behavioral Science
1990 – University of Utah: Dean's Summer Research Stipend
1986-1989 – NIH: National Research Service Award
Mizumori SJ. (2013). Context prediction analysis and episodic memory. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7: 132.
Mizumori SJ, Jo YS. (2013). Homeostatic regulation of memory systems and adaptive decisions. Hippocampus, 23: 1103-1124.
Jo YS, Lee J, Mizumori SJ. (2013). Effects of prefrontal cortical inactivation on neural activity in the ventral tegmental area. Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (19): 8159-8171.
Penner MR, Mizumori SJ. (2012). Age-associated changes in the hippocampal-ventral striatum-ventral tegmental loop that impact learning, prediction and context discrimination. Frontiers Aging Neurosci, 4: 1-12.
Penner MR, Mizumori SJ. (2012). Neural systems analysis of decision making during goal-directed navigation. Prog Neurobiol, 96: 96-135.