Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman, Associate Dean for Research

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

McGovern Medical School

UT Health Science Center at Houston

Teaching science has helped my understanding of science and provided great gratification for being able to help others in their understanding of the field.

Dr. Byrne's research interests of this laboratory are the neuronal and molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. The marine mollusc Aplysia californica is being used as a model system. In Aplysia we are studying mechanisms of implicit (nondeclarative) memory associated with simple forms of learning such as habituation, sensitization, classical or Pavlovian conditioning and operant conditioning.

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