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Michel Baudry

Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-9188
Office: HNB 534

Personal Website


Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Paris, France, 1/1977
M.S. Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, 1971
B.S. , Lycee Lalande, France, 1/1968

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Baudry researches learning and memory in the brain and is involved with several collaborative projects including the Human Brain Project and a biomedical engineering project exploring the neural tissue/silicon chip interface. He studies the following points of investigation: Mechanisms implicated in long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) and depression (LTD) in hippocampus and other brain regions; regulation of glutamate receptors; role of oxygen free radicals in neurodenerative diseases and the central nervous system; and mechanisms underlying selective neuronal degeneration.

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Human Brain Project,



Baudry, M., Davis, J. L., Thompson, R. F. (2000). Advances in Synaptic Plasticity. The MIT Press.

Journal Article

Bi, R., Foy, M., Vouimba, R., Thompson, R. F., Baudry, M. (2001). Cyclic changes in estradiol regulate synaptic plasticity through the MAP kinase pathway. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Vol. vol. 98, pp. pp. 13391-13395.
Bi, R., Broutman, G., Foy, M., Thompson, R. F., Baudry, M. (2000). The tyrosine kinase and MAP kinase pathways mediate multiple effects of estrogen in hippocampus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Vol. vol. 97, pp. pp. 3602-3607.
Vouimba, R., Garcia, R., Baudry, M., Thompson, R. F. (2000). Potentiation of conditioned freezing following dorsomedial prefrontal cortex lesions does not interfere with fear reduction in mice. Behavioral Neuroscience/Not Available. Vol. vol. 114, pp. pp. 720-724.
Garcia, R., Vouimba, R., Baudry, M., Thompson, R. F. (1999). The amygdala modulates prefrontal cortex activity relative to conditioned fear. Nature. Vol. vol. 402, pp. pp. 294-296.
Hauge, S. A., Tracy, J. A., Baudry, M., Thompson, R. F. (1998). Selective changes in AMPA receptors in rabbit cerebellum following classical conditioning of the eyelid-nictitating membrane response. Brain Research. Vol. vol. 803, pp. pp. 9-18.

Honors and Awards

Doctor Honoris Causa, University Marseille Provence, 2009-2010   
USC Mellon Award for Mentoring Graduate Student, 2009-2010   

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Advisory Board Member, Brain Research, 2008-2009   
Advisory Board Member, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2008-2009   

Professional Memberships

International Society of Neurochemistry, 2008-2009   
Society for Neuroscience, 2008-2009   
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