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Cliff Abraham The University of Otago, New Zealand

Cliff Abraham is Professor of Psychology and co-Director of a national research centre on the aging brain, Brain Research New Zealand. He received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Florida and spent 5 years of postdoctoral research at the University of Otago and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He returned to Psychology at Otago to take up a Lectureship, where he has remained since. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and in 2009 was awarded the University of Otago’s Distinguished Research Medal. He was also the founding Director of Otago’s Brain health Research Centre. Professor Abraham’s research is focused on the neural mechanisms of learning and memory, particularly with respect to the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and metaplasticity, as well as the mechanisms and therapeutic potential of secreted amyloid precursor protein.