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Timothy Jarome

June 1, 2017

In August 2017, Timothy Jarome was named assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences in  the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Jarome's research examines the neurobiology of learning and memory, focusing on how memories for aversive experiences are stored in the brain and shape future behavior. He is particularly interested in how aversive experiences drive epigenetic changes in neurons, which in turn control future behavioral and physiological responses.

During Jarome’s postdoctoral training, he was funded by a fellowship from the American Federation for Aging Research. Prior to that, his graduate work was funded by a grant from the American Psychological Foundation and an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.