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Lauren Bellfy

Graduate Student

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Lauren’s research is focusing on understanding the epigenetic role of the Circadian rhythm gene, Per1, during long term memory formation using a mouse model system. Her research has shown that Per1 can play an important role in long term memory formation and epigenetic repression of Per1 contributes to age-associated memory decline. Through the Pathways program, she is hoping to understand how dysregulation of Per1 can affect long-term memory throughout the aging process.