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Henriette Van Praag , Ph.D., Investigator

Henriette van Praag received her Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University in 1992 for her work studying opiate receptor function. She did her postdoctoral research on the role of nerve growth factors in brain injury at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 1992-1997. She continued her research in brain regeneration as a staff scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she found that exercise plays an important role in the production of new neurons in the adult rodent brain. She joined NIA in 2007. Her laboratory studies the functional integration of newly born neurons into the hippocampal circuitry using viral vectors and investigates the contribution of adult neurogenesis to learning and memory.
Photo of Henriette   Van Praag , Ph.D., Investigator

Selected Recent Publications:
  • Kobilo T, Guerrieri D, Zhang Y, Collica SC, Becker KG, van Praag H (2014) AMPK agonist AICAR improves cognition and motor coordination in young and aged mice, Learning and Memory 21, 119-126. Full Text/Abstract

  • Voss M.W., Vivar C., Kramer A.F., van Praag H. (2013) Bridging animal and human models of exercise-induced brain plasticity., Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Full Text/Abstract

  • Vivar, C. and van Praag, H. (2013) Functional circuits of new neurons in the dentate gyrus, Frontiers in Neural Circuits. Full Text/Abstract

  • Vivar C, Potter MC, Choi J, Lee JY, Stringer TP, Callaway EM, Gage FH, Suh H, van Praag H (2012) Monosynaptic inputs to new neurons in the dentate gyrus, Nature Communications. Full Text/Abstract

  • Marlatt, M. W., Potter, M. C., Lucassen, P. J. and van Praag, H. (2012) Running throughout middle-age improves memory function, hippocampal neurogenesis, and BDNF levels in female C57BL/6J mice, Devel. Neurobio. 72, 943-952. Full Text/Abstract

  • Kobilo T, Yuan C, van Praag H (2011) Endurance factors improve hippocampal neurogenesis and spatial memory in mice, Learning and Memory 18, 103-107.

  • Kobilo T, Liu QR, Gandhi K, Mughal M, Shaham Y, van Praag H. (2011) Running is the neurogenic and neurotrophic stimulus in environmental enrichment., Learning and memory 18, 605-609. Full Text/Abstract

All Selected Publications


Contact Information:

Dr. Henriette Van Praag
Neuroplasticity and Behavior Unit
Laboratory of Neurosciences, Room 5B123
Biomedical Research Center, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
251 Bayview Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21224-

Telephone: (410) 558-8064 (office),
Email: vanpraagh@mail.nih.gov

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