Subimal Datta receives 5-year $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Congratulations to Dr. Subimal Datta who received a 5-year $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). His funded research project is focused on understanding mechanisms associated with memory consolidation during REM sleep. The project is funded from October 2017 through June 2022.
Here is a brief description of the funded study:
Deficits in memory consolidation are associated with a number of neurological, psychiatric, as well as age-related disorders, which collectively affect large segments of our population. This research is devoted to understanding the REM sleep-associated cellular, molecular, and network mechanisms that are involved in memory consolidation. Since little to nothing is presently known about the cellular, molecular, and network mechanisms that regulate memory consolidation, the results of this proposed work have the potential to pioneer the development of novel therapeutic approaches for memory consolidation-associated cognitive deficits seen in a number neuropsychiatric disorders (Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, Stroke, and Addiction) and in the growing aging population.