Dr. Myrum received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Bergen (Norway) in 2014, working in the laboratory of Dr. Clive Bramham. His doctoral dissertation centered on Arc—a protein that is essential for long-term memory formation. Those studies took a multi-disciplined approach, examining Arc genetic variation, protein-protein interactions, transcription/translation regulation, and Arc’s basic structural properties. In 2015, Dr. Myrum joined the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience (LBN) under the supervision of Dr. Peter Rapp. His research continues to focus on Arc, but now studies how aberrant Arc signaling contributes to individual differences in age-related cognitive decline.