Neurobiology of Information Storage Training Program (NISTP)

NISTP Retreat 2019

NISTP Retreat 2019

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.


Dan Dombeck, PhD

Steering Committee:

Anis Contractor, PhD
Dan Dombeck, PhD
Robin Nusslock, PhD
Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD
Geoff Swanson, PhD
Catherine Woolley, PhD


A. Vania Apkarian Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy Murali Prakriya
Mark Bevan Nina Kraus Jelena Radulovic
Tom Bozza Talia Lerner Indira Raman
Anis Contractor Molly Losh Jeff Savas
John Disterhoft Gianmaria Maccaferri David Schwab
Dan Dombeck Marco Martina Gordon Shepherd
Marco Gallio Robin Nusslock Geoff Swanson
Thorsten Kahnt Ken Paller Joel Voss
William Kath Jones Parker Catherine Woolley
John Kessler Gabriela Caraveo Piso

Predoctoral Trainees:

Sarah Lurie (Advisor: Joel Voss, PhD)
Miguel Ramirez (Advisor: Jeff Savas, PhD)
Lynn Ren (Advisor: Jelena Radulovic, PhD)
Vivek Sagar (Advisor: Thorsten Kahnt, PhD)
Nathan Whitmore (Advisor: Ken Paller, PhD)

For more information, contact Dr. Jelena Radulovic: