Sheri Mizumori, Ph.D.
Interests: Neurobiological Mechanisms of Plasticity, Spatial Learning & Memory
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Understanding the mechanisms of neuroplasticity as related to learning and memory is fundamental to our understanding of the causes of a variety of cognitive disorders as well as the developmental changes in learning that occur across the lifespan. Our laboratory attempts to address these issues by using a rodent model of spatial navigation to investigate the dynamic responses of single neurons in the brain, as well as the complex interactions between cells located in different memory-related structures. These studies employ techniques involving recording extracellular signals from many cells simultaneously as animals perform memory tasks. Our studies have examined many processes that contribute to successful and adaptive navigation: 1) the evaluation of sensory input during active locomotion, 2) the integration of current sensory information with past knowledge about an environment, and with internal state information, and 3) the behavioral implementation of highly processed spatial information. More recently, we have been considering these processes in terms of the flexibility of underlying neural representational systems during shifts in cognitive strategy or task demands. We are particularly interested in the role of neuromodulators such as dopamine in flexible memory function.
- Baker, P. M., Raynor, S. A., Francis, N. T., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2016). Lateral habenula integration of proactive and retroactive information mediates behavioral flexibility. Neuroscience, PMID 26876779
- Baker, P. M., Oh, S. E., Kidder, K. S., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2015). Ongoing behavioral state information signaled in the lateral habenula guides behavioral flexibility in freely moving rats. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9: 295. PMID: 26582981
- Jo, Y. S., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2015) Prefrontal regulation of neuronal activity in the ventral tegmental area. Cerebral Cortex , pii: bhv215. PMID: 26400913
- Mizumori , S. J. Y. (2015). Self regulation of memory processing centers of the brain. In P. Jackson, R. Berman, A. Chiba, & M. Ragozzino (Eds.) The Neurobiological Basis of Memory: A System, Attribute, and Process Analysis. Springer Press. In Press.
- Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Tryon, V. L. (2015). Integrative hippocampal and decision-making neurocircuitry during goal-relevant predictions and encoding. Progress in Brain Research, 219: 217-242. PMID: 26072241
- Redila, V., Kinzel, C., Jo, Y. S., Puryear, C. B., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2015). A role for the lateral dorsal tegmentum in memory and decision neural circuitry. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 117:93-108. PMID: 24910282
- Redish, A. D., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2015). Memory and decision making. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 117: 1-3. PMID:25192867
- Fobbs, W. C., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2014). Cost-benefit decision circuitry: proposed modulatory role for acetylcholine. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science. PMID: 24484704
- Jo, Y. S., Lee, J., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2013). Effects of prefrontal cortical inactivation on neural activity in the ventral tegmental area. Journal of Neuroscience, 33: 8159-8171. PMCID: PMC3675177
- Mizumori S. Y. J. (2013). Context prediction analysis and episodic memory. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7: 132. PMCID: PMC3791547
- Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Jo, Y. S. (2013). Homeostatic regulation of memory systems and adaptive decisions. Hippocampus, 23: 1103-1124. PMID: 2392978.
- Penner, M. R., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2012). Age-associated changes in the hippocampal-ventral striatum-ventral tegmental loop that impact learning, prediction and context discrimination. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4: 1-12. PMID: 22891060
- Penner, M. R., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2012). Neural systems analysis of decision making during goal-directed navigation. Progress in Neurobiology, 96: 96-135. PMID: 21964237
- Gill, P. R., Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Smith, D. M. (2011). Hippocampal Episode Fields Develop with Learning. Hippocampus, 21: 1240-1249. PMCID: PMC2970708
- Martig, A. K., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2011). Ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra neural correlates of spatial learning. Learning and Memory, 18: 260-271. PMID: 21447624
- Martig, A. K., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2011). Ventral tegmental area disruption selectively affects CA1/CA2 but not CA3 place fields during a differential reward working memory task. Hippocampus, 21: 172-184. PMCID: PMC2988981
- Norton, A. B. W., Jo, Y. S., Clark, E. W., Taylor, C. A., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2011). Independent neural coding of reward and movement by pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus neurons in freely navigating rats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 33: 1885-1896. PMCID: PMC3095748
- Smith, D. M., Barredo, J., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2011) Complimentary roles of the hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex in behavioral context discrimination. Hippocampus 22: 1121-1133. PMCID: PMC3166541
- Zweifel, L.S., Fadok, J.P., Argilli, E., Garelick, M.G., Jones, G.L., Dickerson, T.M., Allen, J.M., Mizumori, S.J., Bonci, A., & Palmiter, R.D. (2011). Activation of dopamine neurons is critical for aversive conditioning and prevention of generalized anxiety. Nature Neuroscience, 14: 620-626. PMCID: PMC3083461
- Gill, P. R., Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Smith, D. M. (2010). Hippocampal episode fields develop with learning. Hippocampus (in press).
- Kim, M. J., Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Bernstein, I. L. (2010). Encoding conditioned taste by neurons in basolateral nucleus of amygdala of rats. Neurobiol. Learn. Mem., 93, 406-414.
- Martig, A. K. & Mizumori S. J. Y. (2010). Ventral tegmental area disruption selectively affects CA1/CA2 but not CA3 place fields during a differential reward working memory task. Hippocampus (in press)
- Puryear, C. B., Kim, M. J., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2010). Conjunctive encoding of reward and movement by ventral tegmental area neurons: contextual control during adaptive spatial navigation Behavioral Neuroscience (in press)
- Martig AK, Jones GL, Smith KE, and Mizumori SJ. (2009). Context dependent effects of ventral tegmental area inactivation on spatial working memory. Behavioural Brain Research 203, 316-20.
- Mizumori SJ, Puryear CB, and Martig AK. (2009). Basal Ganglia Contributions to Adaptive Navigation. (2009). Behavioural Brain Research 199, 32-42.
- Zweifel LS, Parker JG, Lob CJ, Rainwater A, Wall VZ, Fadok JP, Darvas M, Kim MJ, Mizumori SJ, Paladini CA, Phillips PE, and Palmiter RD. (2009). Disruption of NMDAR-dependent burst firing by dopamine neurons provides selective assessment of phasic dopamine-dependent behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 7281-8.
- Gill, K. M., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2008). Spatial learning and the selectivity of hippocampal place fields: Modulation by dopamine. In S. J. Y. Mizumori (Ed.) Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory. Oxford Univ. Press, 271-288.
- Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2008). A context for hippocampal place cells during learning. In S. J. Y. Mizumori (Ed.) Hippocampal Place Fields: Relevance to Learning and Memory. Oxford Univ. Press, 16-43
- Puryear CB and Mizumori SJ. (2008). Reward prediction error signals by reticular formation neurons. (2008). Learning & Memory 15, 895-8.
- Eshenko, O., & Mizumori, S. J .Y. (2007). Memory influences on hippocampal and striatal neural codes: Effects of a shift between task rules. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 87, 495-509.
- Gill, K. M., Bernstein, I. L., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2007) Immediate early gene activation in hippocampus and dorsal striatum: Effects of explicit place and response training. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 87, 583-596.
- In J. L. Martinez, Jr. & R. P. Kesner (Eds.) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
- Mizumori, S. J.Y., Smith, D. M., & Puryear, C. B. (2007). Hippocampal and neocortical interactions during context discrimination: Electrophysiological evidence from the rat. Hippocampus
- Gill, K. M., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2006). Context-dependent modulation by D1-receptors: Differential effects in hippocampus and striatum. Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 377-392.
- Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2006). Hippocampal place fields: A neural code for episodic memory? Hippocampus, 16, 685-690.
- Mizumori, S. J. Y., & Smith, D. M. (2006). Directing neural representations of space. In M. Brown and R. C. Cook (Eds.) Animal Spatial Cognition: Behavioral, Comparative & Computational Analyses. http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/asc/
- Puryear, C. B., King, M., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2006). Specific changes in hippocampal spatial codes predict spatial working memory performance. Behavioural Brain Research, 169, 168-175.
- Smith, D. M., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2006). Hippocampal place cells, context and episodic memory. Hippocampus, 16, 716-729.
- Smith, D. M., & Mizumori, S. J. Y. (2006). Learning-related development of context-specific neuronal responses to places and events: The hippocampal role in context processing. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 3154-3163.
In the News
- 08/14/2020 Sheri Mizumori’s BRAINS program received a Sloan Foundation grant to develop an online directory for neuroscientists from underrepresented groups
- 02/26/2020 Sheri Mizumori was interviewed by the UW Daily about the study of human behavior at the intersection of many sciences
- 01/07/2020 In UW news 1/7/2020: A conversation with Sheri Mizumori about inclusion in Neuroscience
- 02/19/2019 Congratulations to Sheri Mizumori, who just received an NIH R21 award.
- 01/09/2018 Psychology Honor Student, Jessica Cavalli, was awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.
- 12/08/2017 Sheri Mizumori and Susan Joslyn were interviewed by the UW Daily about memory and preparing for finals.
- 06/29/2017 The Psychology Department’s 100th birthday is celebrated in Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine.
- 06/07/2017 Sheri Mizumori has just received NIH funding for the next two years for her research titled Closed Loop Analysis of Hippocampus-prefrontal Cortex During Flexible Navigation.
- 05/10/2017 The UW Daily highlighted the Psychology Department’s most recent Edwards Lecture, hosted by Sheri Mizumori, on Improving Society through Brain Science.
- 11/30/2016 Congratulations to Sheri Mizumori, who just received 5 years of funding from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for her research on BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroSciences.
- 10/11/2016 Sheri Mizumori and Andrea Stocco each participated in the Infinity Box Theater Project’s Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human.
- 09/28/2016 Sheri Mizumori’s work on neuron powered navigation is currently being featured by the Pacific Science Center.
- 09/12/2016 KPLU recently ran a piece on Sheri Mizumori’s research on how the brain keeps you from getting lost.
- 09/12/2016 Congratulations to Sheri Mizumori who gave the Neil E. Miller Distinguished Lecture at the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention in Denver CO.
- 06/05/2013 Congratulations to Valerie Tryon, who was just awarded a predoctoral fellowship position on the Genetic Approaches to Aging T32 Training Grant.
- 04/25/2011 Sheri Mizumori’s role as a department chair in these challenging economic times was a focus of a UW Today feature article
- 05/04/2009 Sheri Mizumori has been selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. She is one of four UW faculty who will be honored at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on May 15.