Stephen Martin

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Discovery Fellow

Bio

Biography

Stephen Martin is a Discovery Fellow in Systems Medicine, with research interests aligned with the School of Medicine’s Neuroscience research theme. He completed a PhD in Neuroscience and postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh before joining the University of Dundee in 2013, first as manager of the newly created Behavioural Neuroscience Core Facility, and subsequently as a Discovery Fellow.

Teaching

Stephen makes regular contributions to Biomedical Science BSc and Neuropharmacology and Behaviour BMSc teaching and research-project supervision. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

Stephen’s research focusses on the behavioural neuroscience and physiology of rodent cognition, with an emphasis on the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that regulate the storage of memories and their underlying changes in synaptic strength. He is currently using electrophysiological techniques to study the formation of associative memories that link environmental cues or actions with information about reward. This work is relevant to the mechanisms of both natural reward-based learning, as well as the processes underlying drug addiction and mood disorders.

Publications

Formation of a morphine-conditioned place preference does not change the size of evoked potentials in the ventral hippocampus–nucleus accumbens projection
3/2019, Scientific Reports
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Hippocampal lateralization and synaptic plasticity in the intact rat : no left-right asymmetry in electrically induced CA3-CA1 long-term potentiation
1/2019, Neuroscience
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Double dissociation between the contributions of the septal and temporal hippocampus to spatial learning : the role of prior experience
8/2014, Hippocampus
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Functional connectivity between the thalamus and postsubiculum : Analysis of evoked responses elicited by stimulation of the laterodorsal thalamic nucleus in anesthetized rats
7/2013, Hippocampus
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The postsubiculum and spatial learning : the role of postsubicular synaptic activity and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal place cell, object, and object-location memory
4/2013, Journal of Neuroscience
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N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors, learning and memory : chronic intraventricular infusion of the NMDA receptor antagonist d-AP5 interacts directly with the neural mechanisms of spatial learning
3/2013, European Journal of Neuroscience
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Upstairs/downstairs revisited : spatial pretraining-induced rescue of normal spatial learning during selective blockade of hippocampal N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors
3/2013, European Journal of Neuroscience
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The relationship between tetanus intensity and the magnitude of hippocampal long-term potentiation in vivo
2/2013, Neuroscience
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Synaptic tagging and capture in the living rat
12/2012, Nature Communications
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Watermaze performance after middle cerebral artery occlusion in the rat : the role of sensorimotor versus memory impairments
6/2012, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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