Professor Rudy received his Ph.D. in psychology from the
University of Virginia in 1970. He joined the faculty at the
University of Colorado in 1980 and is currently the Chair
of the Psychology Department. During his career he has served
on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Animal Behavior Processes, Psychobiology, Developmental Psychobiology,
Behavioral Neuroscience, and Neuroscience & Biobehavioral
Reviews. He also served as Editor and Chief of Developmental
Psychobiology. He served on the governing board of the International
Society for Developmental Psychobiology and also as the President
of that Society in 1990. He currently serves on an NIH grant
review committee. He has received grant support from the National
Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health
and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Rudy has published
over 100 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters.
Professor Rudys research interests center on learning
and memory processes. He has studied these basic processes,
from several perspectives, including, basic experimental work
with rodents, learning in invertebrates, and the development
of learning and memory processes in rodents and children.
His current work focuses primarily on understanding the complementary
contributions the hippocampus and neocortex make to learning
and memory and the influence immune products have on memory.
Sutherland, R. J. and Rudy, J. W. (1989). Configural association
theory: The role of the hippocampal formation in learning,
memory, and amnesia. Psychobiology, 17, 129-144.
Rudy, J. W. & OÈReilly, R. C. (2001) Conjunctive representations,
the hippocampus and contextual fear conditioning. Cognitive,
Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 1, 66-82.
Pugh, C. R., Fleshner, M., Watkins L. R., Maier, S. F. &
Rudy, J. W. (2001).The immune system and memory consolidation:
A role for the cytokine Il-1_. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral
Reviews. 25, 29-41.