Dr. Jennifer Quinn

Teaching Interests:

Biopsychology; Neurobiology of Learning & Memory; Principles of Learning; Neuropsychopharmacology

Research Interests:

My research interests are in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of behavior, with an emphasis on those processes that underly learning and memory.  I am fascinated with how parallel brain systems initially store and subsequently stabilize long-term memories, often representing differential aspects of the same experience.  As such, my research explores the behavioral, neuroanatomical, neurochemical and molecular bases of memory storage and retrieval within parallel circuits in rodents.

Professional Recognition:

  • Miami University Psychology Department Psi Chi “Professor of the Year” Award, 2008-2009
  • Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholars Mentorship Award, Summer 2009, 2010
  • Miami University’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) Small Grant for Improving Teaching, Summer 2009
  • Miami University Committee on Faculty Research Grant: Hippocampal-Prefrontal Cortical Interactions in the Consolidation of Long-Term Fear Memory, 2008-2009

Representative Publications:

Sanchez H*, Quinn JJ*, Torregrossa MM & Taylor JR.  (2010).  Reconsolidation of a cocaine-associated stimulus requires amygdalar protein kinase A. Journal of Neuroscience, 30:4401-4407.

Quinn JJ, Wied HM, Liu D, Fanselow MS.  (2009).  Post-training excitotoxic lesions of the dorsal hippocampus attenuate generalization in auditory delay fear conditioning.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 29:1692-1700.

Quinn JJ, Ma QD, Tinsley MR, Koch C & Fanselow MS.  (2008).  Inverse temporal contributions of the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex in the consolidation of long-term fear memories.  Learning & Memory, 15:368-372.

Quinn JJ, Wied HM, Ma QD, Tinsley MR & Fanselow MS.  (2008).  Dorsal hippocampus involvement in delay fear conditioning depends upon the strength of the tone-footshock association.  Hippocampus, 18:640-654.

Quinn JJ, Hitchcott PK, Umeda EA, Arnold AP & Taylor JR.  (2007).  Sex chromosome complement regulates habit formation.  Nature Neuroscience, 10:1398-1400.

Related Links:

Quinn Research Lab