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Leila Mangan Allen

Title: Instructor

Office: DM 381A

Phone: (305) 348-3827

Email: lallen@fiu.edu

Practice Location: • Ph.D., M.S., Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Department(s): Psychology

Research Areas

Dr. Allen is a behavioral neurobiologist who is interested in studying the neural mechanisms underlying memory, social behavior, and dementia using rodent models. She has developed novel behavioral paradigms to assess both sequence and recognition memory, which have been used to elucidate mechanisms of memory in Alzheimer's Disease and addiction models. She is also involved in experiments using high-density tetrode arrays to record neural activity in freely behaving animals to better understand neural networks implicated in sequence memory.