Faculty and Research


Paul Gold

Distinguished Professor of Biology
Office: 352 LSC
Lab: 329 LSC
Phone: 315-443-8086; Lab: 315-443-7284


B.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Research interests

Aging, Cell Signaling and Communication, Learning, Memory, and Plasticity, Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions

Selected Publications

Countryman, R.A. and Gold, P.E. (2007). Rapid forgetting of social transmission of food preferences in aged rats: relationship to hippocampal CREB activation. Learning and Memory 14, 350-358.

Gold, P.E. (2008). Protein synthesis inhibition: Memory formation vs amnesia. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 89, 201-211.
Canal, C.E., Chang, Q., and Gold, P.E. (2008). Intra-amygdala injections of CREB antisense impair inhibitory avoidance memory: Role of norepinephrine and acetylcholine. Learning and Memory, 15, 677-686.

Gold, P.E. (2009). Memory enhancing drugs. In: Concise Learning and Memory: the Editor’s Selection (J. Byrne, Ed.) Elsevier Science, Oxford. pp. 605-626.
Qi, Z. and Gold, P.E. (2009). Intrahippocampal infusions of anisomycin produce amnesia: contributions of increased release of norepinephrine, dopamine and acetylcholine. Learning and Memory, 16, 308-314.

Sadowski, R.N., Chapa, G.R., Wieczorek, L., and Gold, P.E. (2009). Effects of stress and corticosterone administration on learning in place and response tasks. Behavioural Brain Research, 205, 19-25.

Morris, K.A., Chang, Q., Mohler, E.G., and Gold, P.E. (2010). Age-related memory impairments due to reduced blood glucose responses to epinephrine. Neurobiology of Aging, 31, 2136-2145.

Sadowski, R.N., Canal, C.E., and Gold, P.E. (2011).  Lidocaine attenuates anisomycin-induced amnesia and release of norepinephrine in the amygdala.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 136-142.

Gold, P.E., Countryman, R.A., Chang, Q. and Dukala, D.  (2011). Acetylcholine release in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex during acquisition of a socially transmitted food preference.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 96, 498-503. 

Newman, L.A., Korol, D.L., and Gold, P.E.  (2011). Lactate produced by glycogenolysis in astrocytes regulates memory.  PLoS One, 6, e28427.

Morris, K.A. and Gold, P.E.  (2012). Age-related impairments in memory and in CREB and pCREB expression in hippocampus and amygdala following inhibitory avoidance training. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 133, 291-299. 

Gold, P.E. and Wrenn, S.M.  (2012). Cycloheximide impairs and enhances memory depending on dose and footshock intensity. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, 293-297.