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Grantee in the News: Karyn Frick’s research on rapid action of oestrogens and memory in the Journal of Neuroendrocrinology

Mar 9
2018

Grantee in the News: Karyn Frick’s research on rapid action of oestrogens and memory in the Journal of Neuroendrocrinology View MoreBACK

On February 18, 2018, the Journal of Neuroendocrinology published research by 2001 AFAR/Pfizer Research Grant Recipient Karyn Frick, Ph.D.

In the article, “Rapid actions of oestrogens and their receptors on memory acquisition and consolidation in females,” Dr. Frick’s research “examines recent developments in the study of the rapid effects of 17β-oestradiol and oestrogen receptor (ER) agonists on learning and memory tasks in female rodents.”

The study finds: “in conclusion, although a depiction of the mechanisms underlying oestrogenic enhancement of memory formation in females is slowly materialising, there remains much to be explored, including the intricacies of the action of oestrogens on cell signalling pathways, spine and synapse dynamics, and neurotransmission, potential differences in the rapid effects of oestrogens between males and females, and the networks of brain regions regulating the rapid effects of oestrogen on learning and memory. The future promises interesting developments in the field.”

The research in The Journal of Neuroendocrinology is available here

Although the AFAR/Pfizer Research Grant is no longer available, learn about AFAR’s range of grant programs in the biology of aging here.


Karyn Frick, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Psychology department at the University Of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.





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