Christine Lykken

Ph.D student & food-lover.

Often found cooking & tasting new foods, reading good books and exploring the world.

Christine's role in the lab:

PhD candidate whose projects use electrophysiology and chemogenetics to understand how manipulating the acitivty of neurons in the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) affects hippocampal remapping and spatial memory. 

Current project:

My primary research project explores the relationship between ​changes in the firing rate of individual grid fields and place cell remapping by manipulating the activity of neurons in layer II of the medial entorhinal cortex (MEC). My secondary research project investigates whether there are any similarities in place cell remapping induced in two distinct environments by manipulating the activity of neurons in MEC layer II. I also collaborate with Ben Kanter on his research project, which examines whether hippocampal subregions CA1 & CA3 respond differentially to dose-dependent activation of MEC layer II inputs using chemogenetics. Finally, I co-supervise Vilde Kveim, whose project investigates the effect of recent experience on hippocampal remapping and spatial memory impairment.

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences