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Lara Rangel

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • NSF Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative
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Research interests

Memory and Reward Systems


One of the primary goals of my research is to better understand the different mechanisms through which cells in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus can account for differences in spatial and non-spatial features of events, contexts, and their associations. I would like to understand how the representation of these differences at the single cell level ultimately contributes to discrimination abilities in behavior. Moreover, I am interested in understanding how input into the hippocampus is differentially processed within the dentate gyrus, CA3, and CA1 subregions and how these structures work together in the service of learning. Lastly, I am interested in the rich oscillatory activity of the dentate gyrus, the modulation of these oscillations by learning, and what we can learn from single cell and local field potential relationships within and across structures.


  • Rajolan

Co-authors (24)

  • Jay Bladon
  • Jacob Olson
  • Gedeon Deák
  • Andrew Alexander

Publications (5)

  • Rhythmic coordination of hippocampal neurons during associative memory processing

    • Rangel L
    • Rueckemann J
    • Riviere P
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  • Transient optogenetic inactivation of the medial entorhinal cortex biases the active population of hippocampal neurons

    • Rueckemann J
    • Dimauro A
    • Rangel L
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  • Young adult born neurons enhance hippocampal dependent performance via influences on bilateral networks

    • Zhuo J
    • Tseng H
    • Desai M
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  • Temporally selective contextual encoding in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus

    • Rangel L
    • Alexander A
    • Aimone J
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  • A hypothesis for temporal coding of young and mature granule cells

    • Rangel L
    • Quinn L
    • Chiba A
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

NSF Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative

January 2012 - Present

Board of Directors

NeuroLinx Research Institute

December 2011 - Present



University of California San Diego

September 2006 - December 2011(5 years)


Stanford University

September 2002 - June 2006(4 years)