Jerry W. Rudy

Psychology and Neuroscience; Member of the Center for Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Campus Box 345
Muen. D344
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0345

Phone: 303-492-3306
FAX: 303-492-2967

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 Rudy’s 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.

Selected Publications:

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.