Welcome to our new SSN Council Member Dr. Roger Redondo
Dr. Roger Redondo joined the Council on August 29, 2022.
Dr. Roger Redondo studied Biology at the University of Barcelona before moving to the United States to learn electrophysiology in sea slugs during his Master’s of Science. In 2003, he started his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh under the mentorship of Prof. Richard GM Morris. There, Dr. Redondo demonstrated the distinct roles of CaMKII and CaMKK in long-term potentiation (LTP) and re-formulated the Synaptic Tagging and Capture Hypothesis. In 2010, he joined the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory as a postdoctoral associate in Prof. Tonegawa’s laboratory. There, he contributed to the development of an inducible and activity-dependent optogenetic labeling system that led to the first demonstration of artificial memory recall by neuronal stimulation. Next, he co-authored a study that revealed how the internal representation of a contextual memory could be artificially linked to experience. This research was very suggestive that such ‘engram’ technology had access to the circuits that assigned valence to contextual representations. Dr. Redondo’s most recent work has used a combination of imaging, optogenetic and behavioral procedures to target plasticity in the circuits underlying learning and memory. Dr. Redondo is now the Head of the Systems Neuroscience Section at Hoffmann-La Roche bringing circuit dissection capabilities to drug discovery.
All Council Members wish Roger a warm welcome and are looking forward to collaborate with him in the future planning of SSN activities.