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Howard Gritton

Assistant Professor

Primary Affiliation

Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Department of Comparative Biosciences




  • Biography


    • B.S., Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

    • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    • Post-doctoral training, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 

  • Research

    Research Interests:

    • Neuromodulation of Learning and Memory

    • Experience-dependent Synaptic Plasticity

    • Circuit Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

    • Oscillatory activity in Cognitive Function

    • Excitatory/Inhibitory Balance in Circuit Function

  • 2022

    • Auerbach, B. D., & Gritton, H. J. (2022). Hearing in Complex Environments: Auditory Gain Control, Attention, and Hearing Loss. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, [799787].
    • Zemel, D., Gritton, H., Cheung, C., Shankar, S., Kramer, M., & Han, X. (2022). Dopamine depletion selectively disrupts interactions between striatal neuron subtypes and LFP oscillations. Cell Reports, 38(3), [110265].


    • Mount, R. A., Sridhar, S., Hansen, K. R., Mohammed, A. I., Abdulkerim, M., Kessel, R., Nazer, B., Gritton, H. J., & Han, X. (2021). Distinct neuronal populations contribute to trace conditioning and extinction learning in the hippocampal CA1. eLife, 10, [e56491].
    • Tsang, J. M., Gritton, H. J., Das, S. L., Weber, T. D., Chen, C. S., Han, X., & Mertz, J. (2021). Fast, multiplane line-scan confocal microscopy using axially distributed slits. Biomedical Optics Express, 12(3), 1339-1350.
    • Tseng, H. A., Sherman, J., Bortz, E., Mohammed, A., Gritton, H. J., Bensussen, S., Tang, R. P., Zemel, D., Szabo, T., & Han, X. (2021). Region-specific effects of ultrasound on individual neurons in the awake mammalian brain. iScience, 24(9), [102955].