• Oct 2017: Our new paper "Hippocampal-prefrontal reactivation during learning is stronger in awake as compared to sleep states" is published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Wenbo and Justin are authors.
    This paper demonstrates coordinated reactivation in the hippocampal-prefrontal network during sleep sharp-wave ripples (SWRs). In a previous paper (Jadhav et al., Neuron 2016), we had shown coordinated reactivation during awake SWRs. In this new J. Neurosci paper, we report profound differences in hippocampal-cortical reactivation during awake and sleep SWRs, with key implications for their roles in memory. We show that awake reactivation is a more accurate representation of behavioral experiences, and is enhanced during initial learning, without requiring coordination of network oscillations that is seen during sleep.
  • Sep 2016: Shantanu gave a talk at the "Heidelberg Neuronal Ensemble Conference" in University of Hedielberg, and at the Max Planck Instittue for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Jun 2016: Shantanu gave a talk at the "Spring Hippocampal Research Meeting" in Taormina, Italy.
  • Apr 2017: The lab has a new RO1 grant from NIMH
  • Nov 2016: A new collaborative paper with the Redish and Frank labs, with Mark and Shantanu as authors, is published in Neuron, describing interplay between hippocampal sharp-wave ripples and vicarious trial and error behaviors in decision making: "Interplay between hippocampal sharp-wave ripple events and vicarious trial and error behaviors in decision making"
  • Aug 2016: A new review paper on hippocampal-prefrontal interactions, with Justin and Shantanu as authors, is published in Current Opinion in Neurobiology. The paper is entitled, "Multiple modes of hippocampal-prefrontal interactions in memory-guided behavior".
  • Sep 2016: Shantanu has been awarded the 2016 Whitehall Foundation Award.
  • Mar 2016: Our new paper reporting coordinated hippocampal-prefrontal reactivation during awake hippocampal sharp-wave ripple events is published online in Neuron, accompanied by a NIH Press Release. The paper is entitled, "Coordinated excitation and inhibition of prefrontal ensembles during awake hippocampal sharp-wave ripple events"
  • Oct 2015: Shantanu has been awarded the 2015 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Foundation.
  • Feb 2015: Shantanu has been awarded the 2015 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.


  • Lab Personnel

  • Sep 2016: Leila May Pascual joins the lab as a research assistant
  • Jul 2016: Roshan Nanu joins the Jadhav and Lisman labs as a Neuroscience graduate student
  • Jun 2016: Suman Guha joins the lab as a postdoc
  • May 2016: Wenbo Tang and Ryan Young join the lab as Neuroscience graduate students
  • Sep 2015: Wesley Alford joins the lab as a research assistant
  • Jul 2015: Claire Symanski joins the Jadhav and Van Hooser labs as a Neuroscience graduate student
  • May 2015: Justin Shin joins the Jadhav lab as a Neuroscience graduate student
  • May 2015: Linnea Herzog joins the Jadhav and Katz labs as a Neuroscience graduate student
  • Jan 2015: Dennis Maharjan and Ryan Young join the Jadhav lab as Master's student
  • Dec 2014: Liadan Gunter joins the Jadhav lab as lab technician
  • Dec 2014: Mark Zielinski joins the Jadhav lab as a Neuroscience graduate student
  • Shantanu arrives in Brandeis University in Fall 2014