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Dave Lavond

Professor of Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-4041
Office: SGM 1016
Office Hours: TTh : 12-1



Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, Ohio State University, 1979
M.A. Experimental Psychology, Ohio State University, 1976
B.S. Psychology, Santa Clara University, 1975

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctorate (Neuropharmacology w/Barchas), Stanford University, 1982-1983  
Postdoctorate (Neurophysiology w/Thompson), Stanford University, 1980-1987  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Lavond's research and teaching interests are primarily in the behavioral neurosciences, specifically in behavioral neuroanatomy and recovery of function. He is particularly well known for his work on animal models of recovery of function and in localization of learning and memory.

Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, Research Collaboration


Journal Article

Mojtahedian, S., Kogan, D. R., Kanzawa, S. A., Thompson, R. F., Lavond, D. G. (2007). Dissociation of conditioned eye and limb responses in the cerebellar interpositus. Physiology and Behavior. Vol. 91, pp. 9-14.
Wikgren, J., Lavond, D. G., Ruusuvirta, T., Korhonen, T. (2006). Cooling of the cerebellar interpositus nucleus abolishes somatosensory cortical learning-related activity in eyeblink conditioned rabbits. Behavioural Brain Research. Vol. NA (170), pp. 94-98.
Christian, K. M., Poulous, A. M., Lavond, D. G., Thompson, R. F. (2004). Comment on. Science. Vol. 304, pp. 211.
Case, G. R., Lavond, D. G., Thompson, R. F. (2001). Cortical spreading depression and involvement of the motor cortex, auditory cortex, and cerebellum in eyeblink classical conditioning of the rabbit. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Vol. vol. 78, pp. pp. 234-245.

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

web interview, February 12, 2016 Interviewed by Dr. Carlos Vazquez for "Therapycable Live" !┬átalk show about learning and memory, Spring 2016   

Honors and Awards

John W. Streff Vision Achievement Award from the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA), 2003  
National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, 1994  

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

Docent in Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2005-  
Society for Neuroscience, 1981-  
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