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Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.

Associated Investigator
E-mail: michela@jhu.edu

Dr. Gallagher is a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychological and Brain Science.

Her research program is in the area of Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience. This 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.


  • Lee H, Wang Z, Zeger SL, Gallagher M, Knierim JJ. Loss of functional heterogeneity along he CA3 transverse axis in aging. J Neurosci. 2021;41: 663-673.
  • Tran T, Bridi M, Koh MT, Gallagher M, Kirkwood A.    Reduced cognitive performance in aged rats correlates with increased excitation/inhibition ratio in the dentate gyrus in response to lateral entorhinal cortex input.  Neurobiol Aging. 2019; 82:120-127.
  • 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.


Primary appointment in Psychological and Brain Science.