Office of Undergraduate Research

The Role of Hippocampally-synthesized Estradiol in Learning and Memory in Female Mice

The objectives of this study are to better understand the role that hippocampally-synthesized estradiol plays in regulating hippocampal learning and memory. The project will use female mice to examine whether: 1) hippocampal learning stimulates hippocampal estradiol synthesis, and 2) blocking hippocampal estradiol synthesis prevents memory formation.

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