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Stephen Maren

  • PhD
  • Professor
  • Texas A&M University
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Behavioural Brain Research


2009 - Present

Recent publications

  • Noradrenergic modulation of fear conditioning and extinction

    • Giustino T
    • Maren S
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  • Reversible inactivation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis prevents reinstatement but not renewal of extinguished fear

    • Goode T
    • Kim J
    • Maren S
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Professional experience


Texas A&M University

June 2012 - Present


University of Michigan

September 1996 - May 2012(16 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

June 1993 - August 1996(3 years)



Univeristy of Southern California

September 1989 - May 1993(4 years)


University of Illinois

September 1985 - May 1989(4 years)


My long-standing research interests concern the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory. My interest in the neural basis of learning and memory was sparked when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There I recorded multiple-unit activity in the amygdala during avoidance conditioning in rabbits in Mike Gabriel's laboratory. For my graduate studies, I examined the mechanisms of LTP expression with Dick Thompson and Michel Baudry at the University of Southern California. I conducted my postdoctoral work with Michael Fanselow at UCLA where I examined neural circuits underlying fear conditioning. After my postdoctoral work, I joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, and in 2012 moved to Texas A&M University. My laboratory explores the neural mechanisms of learning and memory, and we are now particularly interested in the mechanisms for the contextual regulation of fear conditioning and extinction.

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