The Bellingham Business Journal
Jacqueline Rose, an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience at Western Washington University, has been awarded $391,896 from the National Institute of Health to fund her research into how experiences change the brain.
Rose’s research focuses on how brain cells that are stimulated as a result of experience change on a sub-cellular level. Some of these changes have been shown to increase the brain cell’s receptivity to future stimulation. A molecule called calcium/calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMKII) is involved in this process and will be the particular focus of Rose’s work.
Rose has been a member of Western’s behavioral neuroscience program and the department of psychology since 2008.