Gina Rochelle Poe

Professor, Integrative Biology And Physiology, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles

Gina Poe previously held the Eleanor Leslie Chair in Innovative Brain Research (1/1/2022 - 8/31/2023).


  1. Cabrera Y, Koymans KJ, Poe GR, Kessels HW, Van Someren EJW, Wassing R. Overnight neuronal plasticity and adaptation to emotional distress.. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2024.
  2. Heller HC, Herzog E, Brager A, Poe G, Allada R, Scheer F, Carskadon M, de la Iglesia HO, Jang R, Montero A, Wright K, Mouraine P, Walker MP, Goel N, Hogenesch J, Van Gelder RN, Kriegsfeld L, Mah C, Colwell C, Zeitzer J, Grandner M, Jackson CL, Roxanne Prichard J, Kay SA, Paul K. The Negative Effects of Travel on Student Athletes Through Sleep and Circadian Disruption.. Journal of biological rhythms, 2023.
  3. Poe GR, Donlea JM. Sleep sculpts circuits in every species studied.. Cell, 2023.
  4. Jang RS, Ciliberti D, Mankin EA, Poe GR. Recurrent Hippocampo-neocortical sleep-state divergence in humans.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2022.
  5. Poe GR, Foote S, Eschenko O, Johansen JP, Bouret S, Aston-Jones G, Harley CW, Manahan-Vaughan D, Weinshenker D, Valentino R, Berridge C, Chandler DJ, Waterhouse B, Sara SJ. Locus coeruleus: a new look at the blue spot.. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2020.
  6. Poe GR, Cai DJ. The lab on lockdown: thinking back and looking ahead.. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2020.
  7. Swift KM, Keus K, Echeverria CG, Cabrera Y, Jimenez J, Holloway J, Clawson BC, Poe GR. Sex differences within sleep in gonadally intact rats.. Sleep, 2020.
  8. Cabrera Y, Holloway J, Poe GR. Sleep Changes Across the Female Hormonal Cycle Affecting Memory: Implications for Resilient Adaptation to Traumatic Experiences.. Journal of women's health (2002), 2020.
  9. Swift KM, Gross BA, Frazer MA, Bauer DS, Clark KJD, Vazey EM, Aston-Jones G, Li Y, Pickering AE, Sara SJ, Poe GR. Abnormal Locus Coeruleus Sleep Activity Alters Sleep Signatures of Memory Consolidation and Impairs Place Cell Stability and Spatial Memory.. Current biology : CB, 2018.
  10. Záborszky L, Gombkoto P, Varsanyi P, Gielow MR, Poe G, Role LW, Ananth M, Rajebhosale P, Talmage DA, Hasselmo ME, Dannenberg H, Minces VH, Chiba AA. Specific Basal Forebrain-Cortical Cholinergic Circuits Coordinate Cognitive Operations.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2018.
  11. Bjorness TE, Booth V, Poe GR. Hippocampal theta power pressure builds over non-REM sleep and dissipates within REM sleep episodes.. Archives italiennes de biologie, 2018.
  12. Lewis PA, Knoblich G, Poe G. How Memory Replay in Sleep Boosts Creative Problem-Solving.. Trends in cognitive sciences, 2018.
  13. Poe GR. Sleep Is for Forgetting.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2017.
  14. Emrick JJ, Gross BA, Riley BT, Poe GR. Different Simultaneous Sleep States in the Hippocampus and Neocortex.. Sleep, 2016.
  15. Vanderheyden WM, George SA, Urpa L, Kehoe M, Liberzon I, Poe GR. Sleep alterations following exposure to stress predict fear-associated memory impairments in a rodent model of PTSD.. Experimental brain research, 2015.
  16. Gross BA, Vanderheyden WM, Urpa LM, Davis DE, Fitzpatrick CJ, Prabhu K, Poe GR. Stress-free automatic sleep deprivation using air puffs.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 2015.
  17. Corsi-Cabrera M, Poe GR. The role of sleep in processing emotional and contextual information: from mechanism to impact on everyday life and emotional health.. Experimental brain research, 2014.
  18. Vanderheyden WM, Poe GR, Liberzon I. Trauma exposure and sleep: using a rodent model to understand sleep function in PTSD.. Experimental brain research, 2014.
  19. Watts A, Gritton HJ, Sweigart J, Poe GR. Antidepressant suppression of non-REM sleep spindles and REM sleep impairs hippocampus-dependent learning while augmenting striatum-dependent learning.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012.
  20. Walsh CM, Poe GR. The young and the rest-less.. Sleep, 2012.
  21. Walsh CM, Booth V, Poe GR. Spatial and reversal learning in the Morris water maze are largely resistant to six hours of REM sleep deprivation following training.. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 2011.
  22. Poe GR, Walsh CM, Bjorness TE. Both duration and timing of sleep are important to memory consolidation.. Sleep, 2010.
  23. Mashour GA, Lipinski WJ, Matlen LB, Walker AJ, Turner AM, Schoen W, Lee U, Poe GR. Isoflurane anesthesia does not satisfy the homeostatic need for rapid eye movement sleep.. Anesthesia and analgesia, 2010.
  24. Poe GR, Walsh CM, Bjorness TE. Cognitive neuroscience of sleep.. Progress in brain research, 2010.
  25. Gross BA, Walsh CM, Turakhia AA, Booth V, Mashour GA, Poe GR. Open-source logic-based automated sleep scoring software using electrophysiological recordings in rats.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 2009.
  26. Wang JX, Poe G, Zochowski M. From network heterogeneities to familiarity detection and hippocampal memory management.. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 2008.
  27. Reasor JD, Poe GR. Learning and memory during sleep and anesthesia.. International anesthesiology clinics, 2008.
  28. Best J, Diniz Behn C, Poe GR, Booth V. Neuronal models for sleep-wake regulation and synaptic reorganization in the sleeping hippocampus.. Journal of biological rhythms, 2007.
  29. Jablonski P, Poe GR, Zochowski M. Structural network heterogeneities and network dynamics: a possible dynamical mechanism for hippocampal memory reactivation.. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 2007.
  30. Waddell J, Dzakpasu R, Booth V, Riley B, Reasor J, Poe G, Zochowski M. Causal entropies--a measure for determining changes in the temporal organization of neural systems.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 2006.
  31. Booth V, Poe GR. Input source and strength influences overall firing phase of model hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells during theta: relevance to REM sleep reactivation and memory consolidation.. Hippocampus, 2006.
  32. Bjorness TE, Riley BT, Tysor MK, Poe GR. REM restriction persistently alters strategy used to solve a spatial task.. Learning & memory (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.), 2005.
  33. Kristensen MP, Rector DM, Poe GR, Harper RM. Activity changes of the cat paraventricular hypothalamus during stressor exposure.. Neuroreport, 2004.
  34. Poe GR, Rector DM, Harper RM. State-dependent columnar organization of dorsal hippocampal activity in the freely-behaving cat.. Behavioural brain research, 2003.
  35. Poe GR, Teed RG, Insel N, White R, McNaughton BL, Barnes CA. Partial hippocampal inactivation: effects on spatial memory performance in aged and young rats.. Behavioral neuroscience, 2000.
  36. Knierim JJ, McNaughton BL, Poe GR. Three-dimensional spatial selectivity of hippocampal neurons during space flight.. Nature neuroscience, 2000.
  37. Poe GR, Nitz DA, McNaughton BL, Barnes CA. Experience-dependent phase-reversal of hippocampal neuron firing during REM sleep.. Brain research, 2000.
  38. Harper RM, Poe GR, Rector DM, Kristensen MP. Relationships between hippocampal activity and breathing patterns.. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 1998.
  39. Rector DM, Poe GR, Redgrave P, Harper RM. A miniature CCD video camera for high-sensitivity light measurements in freely behaving animals.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 1997.
  40. Kristensen MP, Poe GR, Rector DM, Harper RM. Activity changes of the cat paraventricular hypothalamus during phasic respiratory events.. Neuroscience, 1997.
  41. Rector DM, Poe GR, Kristensen MP, Harper RM. Light scattering changes follow evoked potentials from hippocampal Schaeffer collateral stimulation.. Journal of neurophysiology, 1997.
  42. Kristensen MP, Rector DM, Poe GR, Harper RM. State-dependent cellular activity patterns of the cat paraventricular hypothalamus measured by reflectance imaging.. Brain research, 1996.
  43. Poe GR, Kristensen MP, Rector DM, Harper RM. Hippocampal activity during transient respiratory events in the freely behaving cat.. Neuroscience, 1996.
  44. Poe GR, Nitz DA, Rector DM, Kristensen MP, Harper RM. Concurrent reflectance imaging and microdialysis in the freely behaving cat.. Journal of neuroscience methods, 1996.
  45. Harper RM, Rector D, Poe G, Frysinger RC, Kristensen M, Gozel D. Rostral brain regions contributing to respiratory control.. Progress in brain research, 1996.
  46. Rector DM, Poe GR, Kristensen MP, Harper RM. Imaging the dorsal hippocampus: light reflectance relationships to electroencephalographic patterns during sleep.. Brain research, 1995.
  47. Poe GR, Rector DM, Harper RM. Hippocampal reflected optical patterns during sleep and waking states in the freely behaving cat.. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 1994.
  48. Rector DM, Poe GR, Harper RM. Imaging of hippocampal and neocortical neural activity following intravenous cocaine administration in freely behaving cats.. Neuroscience, 1993.
  49. Rector DM, Poe GR, Harper RM. Fiber optic imaging of subcortical neural tissue in freely behaving animals.. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 1993.