Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP)

The Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP) provides a select group of predoctoral trainees a comprehensive research and training opportunity in fundamental aspects of information storage. NISTP fosters a broad overview of the different areas of information storage research, including molecular biology, cell biology, neurochemistry, cellular physiology and biophysics, transmembrane signaling systems, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, and brain imaging. The program has provided a formal mechanism for bringing together molecular/cellular approaches with cognitive, neurological and clinical approaches.

NISTP is a purely predoctoral training program that supports 5 trainees per year. Trainees are selected by a Steering Committee from among nominations solicited from preceptors. Selection is based on outstanding evaluations from research rotation and thesis advisors, strong performance in coursework, strong letters of support from faculty, and a detailed research plan consistent with the training program objectives.


Catherine S. Woolley, PhD

Associate Director:

Geoff Swanson, PhD

Steering Committee:

Anis Contractor, PhD
Dan Dombeck, PhD
Jay Gottfried, MD, PhD
Geoff Swanson, PhD
Catherine Woolley, PhD


Chetkovich, Dane Kozorovitskiy, Yevgenia Surmeier, D. James
Contractor, Anis Maccaferri, Gianmaria Swanson, Geoff
Disterhoft, John Miller, Richard Voss, Joel
Dombeck, Dan Nusslock, Robin Weintraub, Sandra
Gallio, Marco Radulovic, Jelena Woolley, Catherine
Gottfried, Jay Raman, Indira Zee, Phyllis
Kessler, John

Predoctoral Trainees:

Oscar Arenas (Advisor: Marco Gallio, PhD)
Daria Boratyn (Advisor: Jay Gottfried, MD, PhD)
Spencer Brown (Advisor: Indira Raman, PhD)
Kate Damme (Advisor: Robin Nusslock, PhD)
Michael Fiske (Advisor: Gianmaria Maccaferri, MD, PhD)
Mariah Meyer (Advisor: Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD)

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Woolley: