Andrew Wikenheiser

Ph.D. 2014


Thesis Title:

Maybe Also Colony: And Yet Another Critique of the Assessment Community

Current Position:

Post Doctoral, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:

  • University of Mary, B.A., Biology, 2007

Major Advisor(s):

Lab Rotations:

  • Theoden Netoff
  • Kevin Wickman
  • David Redish
  • David Stephens

Courses Taken Beyond the Core Courses:

  • NSC 5201 - Computational Neuroscience
  • PSY 8010 - Topics in Learning
  • NSC 5202 - Theoretical Neuroscience
  • NSC 8217 - Systems and Computational Neuroscience, Neuroscience of Drug Abuse

Conferences Attended and Presentations:

Conferences Attended:

  • Society for Neuroscience annual meeting - 2007, 2008
  • Computational & Systems Neuroscience annual meeting - 2009

Committee Members:

  • Geoff Ghose
  • Mark Thomas
  • Dave Stephens

Selected Publications and Presentations:


  • Sharpe MJ, Wikenheiser AM, Niv Y, Schoenbaum G. The State of the Orbitofrontal Cortex. . Neuron. 2015 Dec 16;88(6):1075-7.
  • AM Wikenheiser, AD Redish. (2015). Hippocampal sequences and the cognitive map. In: Analysis and Modeling of Coordinated Multi-neuronal Activity Springer New York, 105-129.
  • AM Wikenheiser, AD Redish (2015). Hippocampal theta sequences reflect current goals. Nature Neuroscience 18: 289–294
  • Wikenheiser AM, Redish AD. Decoding the cognitive map: ensemble hippocampal sequences and decision making. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2014 Oct 17;32C:8-15.
  • AM Wikenheiser, DW Stephens, AD Redish. (2013). Subjective costs drive overly-patient foraging strategies on an intertemporal foraging task. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110(20): 8308-8313
  • Wikenheiser, AM, Redish, AD. (2013). The balance of forward and backward hippocampal sequences shifts across behavioral states. Hippocampus 23(1): 22-29. doi:10.1002/hipo.22049
  • Wikenheiser, AM, Redish, AD. (2012). Hippocampal sequences link past, present, and future. Trends Cogn Sci 16(7) doi:10.1016/j.tics.2012.05.005
  • Wikenheiser, AM, Redish, AD. (2011). Changes in reward contingency modulate the trial to trial variability of hippocampal place cells. J Neurophysiol 106(2): 589-98.
  • Lin L, Sun W, Wikenheiser AM, Kung F, Hoffman DA. (2010). KChIP4a regulates Kv4.2 channel trafficking through PKA phosphorylation. Mol Cell Neurosci 43(3): 315-25.
  • Hammond RS, Lin L, Sidorov MS, Wikenheiser AM, Hoffman DA. (2008). Protein kinase A mediates activity dependent Kv4.2 channel trafficking. J Neurosci 28(30): 7513-7519.

Awards and Honors:

  • NIH Graduate Student Research Conference
  • Stark Award Travel Grant
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Milne-Brandenburg Award
  • NIDA Institutional Training Fellowship
  • Poppele Prize