Dr. Nancy J. Woolf
Dr. Nancy J. Woolf is
Psychology Professor at the
University of California, Los
She works in the Laboratory of NanoNeuroscience where her research interests focus upon nanoscale structures in the CNS and the participation of these structures in higher cognition. Particular interests include:
- Cytoskeletal abnormalities in Alzheimer’s disease
- Microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins in learning and memory
- Microtubule-based models of cognition (information processing, attention, consciousness)
- Pharmacological strategies based on proteomics
Nancy authored the innovative Amazon download Brain Teaser (Review): An article from: American Scientist, A Possible Role for Cholinergic Neurons of the Basal Forebrain and Pontomesencephalon in Consciousness, and Global and serial neurons form a hierarchically-arranged interface proposed to underlie learning and cognition, and coauthored Elevation of Nerve Growth Factor and Antisense Knockdown of TrkA Receptor during Contextual Memory Consolidation and Hippocampal microtubule-associated protein-2 alterations with contextual memory. Read her full list of publications!
Nancy earned a B.S. is Psychobiology from the UCLA Department of Psychology in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1983.