Jake Ormond

Senior Research Fellow

Jake Ormond studies spatial navigation in rodents. Specialized cells within the hippocampal formation are thought to underlie our ability to learn and recall spatial memories, and Jake records from these cells while rats navigate a dry-land equivalent of the well-known Morris water maze, called the honeycomb maze. This work will enhance our understanding of the basic physiology of the spatial navigation system, and may also lead to new physiological markers for memory-impairing conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.