• 3877 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
19972021
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Biography

Stephen Martin is a Discovery Fellow in Systems Medicine, with research interests aligned with the School of Medicine’s Neuroscience research theme. He completed a PhD in Neuroscience and postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh before joining the University of Dundee in 2013, first as manager of the newly created Behavioural Neuroscience Core Facility, and subsequently as a Discovery Fellow.

Teaching

Stephen makes regular contributions to Biomedical Science BSc and Neuropharmacology and Behaviour BMSc teaching and research-project supervision. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

Stephen’s research focusses on the behavioural neuroscience and physiology of rodent cognition, with an emphasis on the cellular and synaptic mechanisms that regulate the storage of memories and their underlying changes in synaptic strength. He is currently using electrophysiological techniques to study the formation of associative memories that link environmental cues or actions with information about reward. This work is relevant to the mechanisms of both natural reward-based learning, as well as the processes underlying drug addiction and mood disorders.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

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Research Output 1997 2019

  • 3877 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 5 Review article

Hippocampal lateralization and synaptic plasticity in the intact rat: no left-right asymmetry in electrically induced CA3-CA1 long-term potentiation

Martin, S. J., Shires, K. L. & da Silva, B. M., 15 Jan 2019, In : Neuroscience. 397, p. 147-158 12 p.

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Double dissociation between the contributions of the septal and temporal hippocampus to spatial learning: the role of prior experience

de Hoz, L. & Martin, S., Aug 2014, In : Hippocampus. 24, 8, p. 990-1005 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations

Functional connectivity between the thalamus and postsubiculum: Analysis of evoked responses elicited by stimulation of the laterodorsal thalamic nucleus in anesthetized rats

Shires, K. L., Hawthorne, J. P., Hope, A. M. J., Dudchenko, P. A., Wood, E. R. & Martin, S. J., Jul 2013, In : Hippocampus. 23, 7, p. 559-569 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations

The postsubiculum and spatial learning: the role of postsubicular synaptic activity and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal place cell, object, and object-location memory

Bett, D., Stevenson, C. H., Shires, K. L., Smith, M. T., Martin, S. J., Dudchenko, P. A. & Wood, E. R., 17 Apr 2013, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 16, p. 6928-6943 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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