Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.

Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.

Associated Investigator
E-mail: michela@jhu.edu

Michela Gallagher is a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor and holds appointments in Psychology and Neuroscience.

Dr. Gallagher's research program is in the area of Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. In addition to studies of psychological functions involving learning, memory and emotion, her work uses a wide range of approaches that include anatomical methods, methods for recording neurons to determine their encoding properties while animals perform complex tasks, and cellular/molecular methods to study mechanisms of signaling and plasticity.

Publications

  • Branch A, Monasterio A, Blair G, Knierim J, Gallagher M, Haberman R. Aged rats with preserved memory dynamically recruit hippocampal inhibition in a local/global cue mismatch environment. Neurobiol Aging 2019; 76: 151-161.
  • Tran T, Gallagher M, Kirkwood A. Enhanced postsynaptic inhibitory strength in hippocampal principal cells in high-performing aged rats. Neurobiol Aging 2018; 70: 92-101
  • Haberman R, Koh M, Gallagher M. Heightened cortical excitability in aged rodents with memory impairment. Neurobiol Aging 2017; 54: 144-151.
  • Gallagher M, Burwell R, Burvhinal M. Severity of spatial learning impairment in aging: development of a learning index for performance in the Morris water maze. Behav Neurosc 2015; 129: 540-548.
  • Spiegel AM, Koh MT, Vogt NM, Rapp PR, Gallagher M. Hilar interneuron vulnerability distinguishes aged rats with memory impairment. J Comp Neurol 2013; 521: 3508-3523.