K. Matthew Lattal
Oregon Health & Science University
K. Matthew Lattal, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Lattal received his BA from the University of California, San Diego. He majored in psychology and was mentored both as an undergraduate and graduate student at UCSD by Edmund Fantino. After a year of graduate school at UCSD, he went to the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. in Psychology under the mentorship of Robert A. Rescorla. His graduate work focused on behavioral and theoretical analyses of Pavlovian conditioning. As a post-doctoral fellow with Ted Abel in the Department of Biology at Penn, he explored the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory. His current research at OHSU combines behavioral and molecular analyses to examine mechanisms of learning in Pavlovian fear and drug conditioning. His research is supported by grants from NIMH and NIDA.