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Jeff Edwards

Professor
Physiology & Developmental Biology

3046 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Research Interests

Learning and Memory as well as Reward/Addiction pathways- Using electrophysiology in combination with pharmacology and molecular biology techniques the lab studies synaptic plasticity, the cellular mechanism allowing our brains to learn and adapt. We study synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, the primary region involved in learning and memory and the ventral tegmental area, which is the reward pathway of the brain. The goal is to understand normal brain function and as a result apply this to abnormal states such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s in the hippocampus and addiction in the ventral tegmental area.

Honors and Awards

  • BYU Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, Phi Kappa Phi (2019)
  • Graduate Mentoring Award, Brigham Young University (2018)
  • PDBio Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service, PDBio (2016)
  • Honors Award, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (2013 - 2013)
  • Honors Award, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (2012 - 2012)
  • Graduate Mentoring Award, Brigham Young University (2011 - 2011)
  • Honors Award, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (2011 - 2011)
  • Course Development Project Grant, Faculty Center (2007)
  • Thomas E. Ricks Award, BYU-Idaho (2006)
  • National Service Research Award- Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH (2005)
  • Don Tucker Memorial Award Nominee, Association for Chemoreception Sciences (2002)
  • Assocation for Chemoreception Sciences Travel Awards, Assocation for Chemoreception Sciences (1999 - 2002)
  • Don Tucker Memorial Award Nominee, Association for Chemoreception Sciences (2001)
  • Most outstanding presentation, Intermountain Chapter Society for Neuroscience (2001)

Memberships

  • International Cannabinoid Research Society (2012 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007 - Present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (2004 - Present)
  • Intermountain Chapter Society for Neuroscience (2000 - Present)
  • American Physiological Society (1998 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (2019 - Present)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, BMC Neuroscience (2017 - Present)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Scientific Reports (a Nature Publishing Group journal) (2015 - Present)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP)
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, National Institute of Health
  • Conference-Related Role, Spring Brain Conference
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, National Institute of Health
  • Media Interview, Top of Mind Radio Broadcast

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

Jaime L Mayo Brandt A Nichols Daniel S Olsen Ryan D Cordner Chad R Hancock Kelly Scott Weber Eric Wilson Jeff Glen Edwards Jeffery Richard Barrow Laura Clarke Bridgewater
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