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Paul E. Gilbert, Ph.D
  Professor

 

Office/Laboratory Address:

Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Alvarado Medical Center

6330 Alvardo Court Suite 201

San Diego, CA 92120

Mailing Address:

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103

San Diego, CA 92120

Campus Mail Code: 1863

Email: pgilbert@mail.sdsu.edu

Phone: (619) 594-7409

 

Research Interests

My primary research interests focus on cognitive, behavioral, and motor changes in older humans and individuals diagnosed with neurodegenerative disease. I am particularly interested in memory impairments associated with healthy aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.

Research Keywords: Aging, Memory, Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Neuropsychology, Cognition, Neurodegeneration, Dementia, Hippocampus

 

Education

B.S., University of Utah, 1996, Psychology

M.S., University of Utah, 1999, Psychology (Cognition and Neural Science)

Ph.D., University of Utah, 2002, Psychology (Cognition and Neural Science)

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2005, University of California San Diego School of Medicine

 

Courses Taught

  • PSY 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 361 Neuropsychology
  • PSY 365 Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 760 Physiological Correlates of Behavior
  • PSY 860 Physiological Foundations of Behavior

 

 Honors and Awards                                                                                                 

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, San Diego State University, 2014
  • Favorite Faculty Award, San Diego State University, 2014
  • Quest for the Best Award, San Diego State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2013
  • Professor of the Year Award, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, San Diego State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2010
  • Senate Excellence in Teaching Award, San Diego State University, 2008
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, San Diego State University, 2008
  • Named one of America’s 50 highest rated professors by “ratemyprofessors.com”, 2007
  • Quest for the Best Award, San Diego State University, 2007
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2007
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Psychology San Diego State University, 2006
  • Certificate of Impact for dedication and commitment to the SDSU community, San Diego State University, 2006
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Psychology San Diego State University, 2005
  • Outstanding Faculty Award from Mortar Board, San Diego State University, 2005

 

 Research Grant Support

  • R01 Grant, Principle Investigator, National Institutes of Health (#AG034202)
  • R01 Grant, Principle Investigator, National Institutes of Health (#AG026505)
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Principal Investigator and Mentor
  • Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research, National Institutes of Health (#AG026505-S1)
  • University Grant Program Award, San Diego State University
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award, San Diego State University
  • Individual NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, National Institutes of Health (#DC006519)
  • Postdoctoral Training Grant National, Institutes of Health (#DC00032)
  • Individual NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship Grant, National Institutes of Health (#MH12742)

Articles in Referred Journals (Student authors noted in bold font)

Sheppard, D.P., Pirogovsky, E., Woods, S.P., Holden. H.M., Nicoll, D.R., Filoteo, J.V., Corey-Bloom, J., Gilbert, P.E. (under review). An assessment of instrumental activities of daily living in Huntington’s disease.

Sin, J. Puccini, J.M., Huang, C., Konstandin, M.H., Gilbert, P.E., Sussman, M.A., Gottlieb, R.A., & Feuer, R. (in press). The Impact of Juvenile Coxsackievirus Infection on Cardiac Progenitor Cells and Postnatal Heart Development. PLOS Pathogens.

 Nicoll, D., Pirogovsky, E., Woods. S.P., Filoteo, J.V., Gluhm, S., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014). “Forgetting to Remember” in Huntington’s Disease: A Comprehensive Study of Laboratory, Semi-Naturalistic, and Self-Perceptions of Prospective Memory. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 192-199.

Pirogovsky, E., Nicoll, D.R., Challener, D.M., Breen, E., Gluhm, S., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014). The Visual Spatial Learning Test: Differential Impairment During the Premanifest and Manifest Stages of Huntington’s Disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, doi: 10.1111/jnp.12036. Epub ahead of print.

Woods, S.P., Hoebel, C., Pirogovsky, E., Rooney, A., Cameron, M.V., Grant, I., Gilbert, P.E. and the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Group. (2013). Visuospatial Temporal Order Memory Deficits in Older Adults with HIV Infection. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 26, 171-180.

Gracian, E.I., Shelley, L.E., Morris, A.M., & Gilbert, P.E. (2013). Age-related changes in place learning for adjacent and separate locations. Neurobiology of Aging, 34, 2204-2309.

Holden, H. M., Toner, C.K., Pirogovsky, E., Kirwan, C.B., & Gilbert, P.E. (2013). Visual object pattern separation varies in nondemented older adults. Learning and Memory, 20, 358-362.

Gluhm, S., Goldstein, J., Brown, D., Van Liew, C., Gilbert, P.E., & Corey-Bloom, J. (2013). Usefulness of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in Huntington’s disease. Movement Disorders, 28, 1744-1747.

Pirogovsky, E., Holden, H.M., Jenkins, C., Peavy, G.M., Salmon, D.P., Galasko, D.R., & Gilbert, P.E. (2013). Temporal sequence learning in healthy aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Experimental Aging Research, 39, 371-381.

Medina, L.D, Pirogovsky, E., Salomonczyk, D., Goldstein, J., Panzera, R., Gluhm, S. Simmons, R., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2013). Postural Limits of Stability in Premanifest and Manifest Huntington’s Disease. Journal of Hungtington’s Disease, 2, 177-184.

Nicoll, D., Pirogovsky, E., Collazo, A., Goldstein, J., Tierney, S.M., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2013). The effect of interference on temporal order memory in premanifest and manifest Huntington’s disease. Journal of Huntington’s Disease, 2, 177-184.

 Holden, H. M., Hoebel, C., Loftis, K., & Gilbert, P. E. (2012). Spatial pattern separation in cognitively normalyoung and older adults.  Hippocampus, 22, 1826-1832.

Tolentino, J.C., Pirogovsky, E., Luu, T.T., Toner, C.K., & Gilbert, P.E. (2012). The effect of interference on temporal order memory for random and fixed sequences in nondemented older adults. Learning and Memory, 19, 251-255.

Holden, H. M. & Gilbert, P. E. (2012). Less efficient pattern separation may contribute to age-related spatial memory deficits.  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4, 1-9.

Morris, A.M., Churchwell, J.C., Kesner, R.P., & Gilbert, P.E. (2012).  Selective lesions of the dentate gyrus produce disruptions in place learning for adjacent spatial locations.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 97, 326-331.

Maasberg, D.W., Shelley L.A., & Gilbert, P.E. (2012). Age-related changes in detection of spatial novelty. Behavioral Brain Research, 17, 447-451.

Ruller, C., Tabor-Godwin. J., Van Deren, D., Robinson, S., Maciejewski, S., Gluhm, S., Gilbert, P.E., An, N., Gude, N., Sussman, M., Whitton, J.L., & Feuer, R. (2012). Neural stem cell depletion and CNS developmental defects following enteroviroal infection.  American Journal of Pathology, 180, 1107-1120.

 Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., & Gilbert, P.E. (2011). Age-related differences in the anticipation of future rewards. Behavioral Brain Research, 223, 371-375.

 Bayer, Z.C., Hernandez, R.J., Morris, A.M., Salomonczyk, D., Pirogovsky, E., & Gilbert, P.E. (2011). Age-related source memory deficits persist despite superior item memory. Experimental Aging Research, 37, 473-480.

 Panzera, R., Salomonczyk, D., Pirogovsky, E., Simmons, R., Goldstein, J., Corey-Bloom, J., Gilbert, P.E. (2011). Postural deficits in Huntington’s disease when performing motor skills involved in daily living. Gait Posture, 33, 457-461.

Medina, L.D., Rodriguez-Agudelo, Y., Geschwind, D., Gilbert, P.E., Cummings, J.L., & Ringman, J.M. (2011). Propositional density and apolipoprotein E genotype among persons at risk for familial Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 32, 188-192.

 Weber, E., Woods, S.P., Gilbert, P.E., Grant, I. & The HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) Group (2011). An examination of the age-prospective memory paradox in HIV-infected adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 1108-1118.

 Salomonczyk, D.S., Panzera, R., Pirogovsky, E., Goldstein, J., Corey-Bloom, J., Simmons, R., &  Gilbert, P.E. (2010). Impaired postural stability as a marker of premanifest Huntington’s disease. Movement Disorders, 25, 2428-2433.

Tabor-Godwin. J., Ruller, C., Bagalso, N., An, N., Pagarigan, R., Harkins, S., Gilbert, P.E., Kiosses, W., Gude, N., Cornell, C., Doran, D., Sussman, M., Whitton, J.L., & Feuer, R. (2010). A novel population of myeloid cells responding to coxsackievirus infection assists in the dissemination of virus within the neonatal CNS. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 8676-8691.

 Toner, C.K., Pirogovsky, E., Kirwan, C.B., & Gilbert, P.E. (2009). Visual object pattern separation deficits in nondemented older adults. Learning and Memory, 16, 338-342.

 Pirogovsky, E., Goldstein, J., Peavy, G., Jacobson, M., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2009). Temporal order memory deficits prior to clinical diagnosis in Huntington’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 662-670.

 Hauser, E., Tolentino, J.C., Pirogovsky, E., Weston, E., & Gilbert, P.E. (2009). The effects of aging on memory for sequentially presented objects. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 1339-1345.

 Pirogovsky, E., Murphy, C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2009).  Developmental differences in memory for cross modal associations. Developmental Science, 12, 1054-1059.

Gilbert, P.E., & Brushfield, A.M. (2009). A process oriented behavioral assessment of the CA3 hippocampal subregion in spatial memory. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 33, 774-781.

Gilbert, P.E., Pirogovsky, E., Brushfield, A.M., Luu, T.T., Tolentino, J.C., & Renteria, A.F. (2009). Age-Related Changes in Associative Learning for Olfactory and Visual Stimuli.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1170, 718-724.

Goodrich-Hunsaker, N.J., Gilbert, P.E., Hopkins, R.O. (2009). The role of the human hippocampus in odor-place associative memory. Chemical Senses, 34, 513-521.

Luu, T.T., Pirogovsky, E., & Gilbert, P.E. (2008). Age-related changes in contextual associative learning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 89, 81-85.

Brushfield, A.M., Luu, T., Callahan, B., & Gilbert, P.E. (2008). A comparison of discrimination and reversal learning for olfactory and visual stimuli. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 54-62.

 Renteria, A.F., Silbaugh, B.C., Tolentino, J.C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2008). Age-related changes in conditioned flavor preference. Behavioral Brain Research, 188, 56-61.

Gilbert, P.E., Pirogovsky, E., Ferdon, S., Brushfield, A.M., & Murphy, C. (2008). Differential effects of normal aging on memory for odor-place and object-place associations. Experimental Aging Research, 34, 437-452.

Hernandez, R.J., Bayer, Z., Brushfield, A.M., Pirogovsky, E., Murphy, C., & Gilbert P.E. (2008). Age-related effects of encoding condition on source memory for odors in healthy young and older adults. Gerontology, 54, 187-192.

 Sundermann, E.E., Gilbert, P.E., & Murphy, C. (2008). The effect of hormone therapy on olfactory sensitivity is dependent on the apolipoprotein E gentotype. Hormones and Behavior, 54, 528-533.

Patel, M., Tran, D., Chakrabarti, A., Vasquez, A., Gilbert, P.E., & Davidson, T.M. (2008). Prevalence of Snoring in College Students. Journal of American College Health, 57, 45-52.

 Pirogovsky, E., Gilbert, P.E., Jacobson, M., Peavy, G., Wetter, S., Goldstein, J., Corey-Bloom, J., & Murphy, C. (2007). Impairments in source memory for olfactory and visual stimuli in preclinical and clinical stages of Huntington’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 29, 395-404.

Kesner, R.P. & Gilbert, P.E. (2007) The Role of the Agranular Insular Cortex in Anticipation of Reward Contrast. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 88, 82-86.

Sundermann, E., Gilbert, P.E., & Murphy, C. (2007). Apolipoprotein E E4 allele genotype and     gender: effects on memory. American Journal of Geriatric         Psychiatry, 15, 869-878.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2006). The role of the dorsal CA3 hippocampal subregion in spatial working memory and pattern separation. Behavioral Brain Research, 169, 142-149.

Kesner, R.P., & Gilbert, P.E. (2006). Memory for motor response is influenced by interference in subjects with lesions of the caudate nucleus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 23, 1888-1894.

Sundermann, E., Gilbert, P.E., & Murphy, C. (2006). Estrogen and performance in recognition memory for olfactory and visual stimuli in females diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 400-404.

Gilbert, P.E., Pirogovsky, E., Ferdon, S., & Murphy, C. (2006). The Effects of Normal Aging on Source Memory for Odors. The Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 61B, P58-P60.

 Pirogovsky, E., Gilbert, P.E., & Murphy, C. (2006). Source and item memory for odors in children and young adults. Developmental Neuropsychology, 30, 739-752.

Olofsson, J., Broman D.A., Dean, P., Gilbert, P.E., Nordin, S., & Murphy, C. (2006). Effects of stimulated nostril on olfactory event-related potentials. Chemical Senses, 31, 699-704.

Harris, M.R., Davidson, T.M., Murphy, C., Gilbert, P.E., & Chen, M.A. (2006). Clinical evaluation and symptoms of chemosensory impairment: 1000 consecutive cases from the Nasal Dysfunction Clinic in San Diego. American Journal of Rhinology, 20, 101-108.

Sandford, A.A., Davidson, T.M., Herrera, N., Gilbert, P., Magit, A.E., Haug, K., Gutglass, D., & Murphy, C. (2006). Olfactory dysfunction: A sequela of pediatric blunt head trauma. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 70, 1015-1025.

Kesner, R.P., Hunsaker, M.R., & Gilbert, P.E. (2005). The role of CA1 in the acquisition of an object-trace-odor paired associate task. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119, 781-786.

Kirwan, C.B., Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2005). The role of the hippocampus in spatial pattern completion. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 83, 65-71.

Murphy, C., Cerf-Ducastel, B., Calhoun-Haney, R., Gilbert, P.E., & Ferdon, S. (2005). ERP, fMRI, and functional connectivity studies of brain response to odor in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Chemical Senses, 30, Suppl. 1, 170-171.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2004). Memory for objects and their locations: the role of the hippocampus in retention of object-place associations. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 81(1), 39-45.

Kesner, R.P., Lee, I., & Gilbert, P.E. (2004). A behavioral description of hippocampal function based on a subregional analysis. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 15, 333-351.

Gilbert, P.E., Barr, P.J., & Murphy, C. (2004). Differences in olfactory and visual memory in patients with pathologically confirmed Alzheimer’s disease and the Lewy body variant of Alzheimer’s disease. . Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, 835-842.

Gilbert, P.E. & Murphy, C. (2004). The effect of the ApoE e4 allele on recognition memory for olfactory and visual stimuli in patients with pathologically confirmed Alzheimer’s disease, probable Alzheimer’s disease, and healthy elderly controls. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26, 779-794.

Gilbert, P.E. & Murphy, C. (2004). Differences between recognition memory and remote memory for olfactory and visual stimuli in nondemented elderly individuals genetically at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Experimental Gerontology, 39, 433-441.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2003). Localization of function within the hippocampus: the role of the dorsal CA3 subregion in paired-associate learning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117(6), 1385-1394.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2003). Recognition memory for complex visual discriminations is affected by stimulus interference following perirhinal cortex damage.  Learning and Memory, 10, 525-530.

Gilbert, P.E., Campbell, A., & Kesner, R.P. (2003). The role of the amygdala in conditioned flavor preference. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 79, 118-121.

Murphy, C. & Gilbert, P.E. (2003). Loss of olfactory function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In R. W. Richter and B. Richter (Eds.), Alzheimer’s Disease- The Basics. A Physician’s Guide to the Practical Management (pp. 165-173).  Humana Press: New Jersey.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2002).  The role of the hippocampus in paired-associate learning involving associations between a stimulus and a spatial location. Behavioral Neuroscience, 116, 63-71.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P. (2002). Involvement of the amygdala but not the hippocampus in pattern separation based on reward value. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 77, 338-353.

Kesner, R.P., Gilbert, P.E., & Barua, L.A. (2002). The role of the hippocampus in memory for the temporal order of a sequence of odors. Behavioral Neuroscience, 116(2), 286-290.

Kesner, R. P., Gilbert, P.E., Lee, I. (2002). Subregional analysis of hippocampal function.  In L.R. Squire and D. Schacter  (Eds.) Neurobiology of Memory, 3rd Ed. Guilford Press: New York.

Gilbert, P.E. & Kesner, R.P, Lee, I. (2001).  Dissociating hippocampal subregions: a double dissociation between the dentate gyrus and CA1.  Hippocampus, 11(6), 626-636.

Kesner, R.P., & Gilbert, P.E. (2001). A process oriented view of amygdala and hippocampus mediation of reward value and spatial location. In P. Gold and W.T. Greenough (Eds.) Memory Consolidation. American Psychological Association: Washington D.C.

Kesner, R.P., Gilbert, P.E., & Wallenstein, G. V. (2000).  Testing neural network models of memory using behavioral experiments.  Current Opinions in Neurobiology, 10, 260-265.

Gilbert, P.E., Kesner, R.P., & DeCoteau, W.E. (1998). Memory for spatial location: Role of the hippocampus in mediating spatial pattern separation. Journal of Neuroscience, 18(2), 804-810.

Book Chapters

 Gilbert, P.E., Holden, H.M., Sheppard, D.P., & Morris, A.M. (in press).  Pattern separation: A key processing deficit associated with aging?  In R. Berman, P. Jackson, A.A. Chiba and M.R. Ragozzino (Eds.) The Neurobiological Basis of Memory:  A System, Attribute, and Process Analysis. Springer: New York.

Murphy, C. & Gilbert, P.E. (2003). Loss of olfactory function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In R. W. Richter and B. Richter (Eds.), Alzheimer’s Disease-The Basics.  A Physician’s Guide to the Practical Management (pp. 165-173).  Humana Press: New Jersey.

Kesner, R. P., Gilbert, P.E., Lee, I. (2002). Subregional analysis of hippocampal function. In L.R. Squire and D. Schacter (Eds.) Neurobiology of Memory, 3rd Ed. Guilford Press: New York.

Kesner, R.P., & Gilbert, P.E. (2001). A process oriented view of amygdala and hippocampus mediation of reward value and spatial location.  In P. Gold and W.T. Greenough (Eds.) Memory Consolidation. American Psychological Association: Washington D.C.