André Fenton, PhD

Founder & President

André Fenton, PhD

André Fenton (PhD), a BSG founder and President, is Professor of Neural Science at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Recently, Dr. Fenton used BSG’s ITS (Interactive Tracking System) to identify PKMζ as the first molecular mechanism of long-term memory storage (Pastalkova et al., 2006). This work was recognized by Science as one of 10 major breakthroughs in 2006. Dr. Fenton is an internationally-recognized electrophysiologist trained in extracellular recording of brain activity from freely-moving rats. His research combines electrophysiological techniques with behavioral (Bures et al., 1998; Fenton et al., 1998), pharmacological (Cimadevilla et al., 2001), computational (Fenton and Muller, 1998; Olypher et al., 2002) and molecular biological (Pastalkova et al., 2006) methods to study the molecular basis of memory storage, and the organization and disorganization of cognitive representations in hippocampus. During his former appointment at the Institute of Physiology in Prague, he co-invented an earlier digital telemetry technology from which the current microEEG® system evolved.