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England receives McKnight Endowment Award

Pamela M. England, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member and expert in the areas of neuroscience and memory formation, will receive one of four Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards for 2006-2008. The award is from The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.

England and her research group explore what memories are and how they are formed. Their approaches incorporate synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and electrophysiology. The McKnight Endowment Award will fund research on the trafficking in living cells of AMPA receptors, which are thought to be important in regulating communication between neurons.

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