December 7, 2016:
By José Miguel Diniz.
As a part of the 3rd BEB Symposium, in Coimbra, Portugal, José Miguel Diniz and Ana Cunha, from Porto Biomedical Journal, interviewed MIT Research Professor Tomás Ryan on some topics regarding your research on memory and engram cells, delving into the problems of the current scientific investigation, as well as some possible therapeutic applications.
Professor Tomás John Ryan is a senior investigator in MIT and HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute). His research is mainly about the mechanisms of memory storage and about the memory recall. His investigation in this field is deemed a breakthrough in neuroscience, due to new perspectives on the concept of memory, memory formation and anterograde amnesia – as found in Alzheimer’s disease.