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Dr Amy Milton

Dr Amy Milton

University Lecturer

Ferreras-Willetts Fellow in Neuroscience, Downing College, Cambridge

Amy Milton is accepting applications for PhD students.

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 3 33593 (Dept) / +44 (0)1223 3 34853 (Downing College)


  • memory reconsolidation
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • adrenaline
  • addiction
  • glutamate

Key Publications

Merlo E, Ratano P, Ilioi E, Robbins MALS, Everitt BJ, Milton AL. (2015) Amygdala dopamine receptors are required for the destabilization of a reconsolidating appetitive memory. eNeuro e0024-14.2015 1-14.

Merlo E, Milton AL, Goozée ZY, Theobald DE, Everitt BJ. (2014) Reconsolidation and extinction are dissociable and mutually exclusive processes: behavioral and molecular evidence. J Neurosci 34(7):2422-31. 

Milton AL, Merlo E, Ratano P, Gregory BL, Dumbreck JK, Everitt BJ (2013). Double dissociation of the requirement for GluN2B- and GluN2A-containing NMDA receptors in the destabilization and restabilization of a reconsolidating memory. J Neurosci 33(3):1109-15

Milton AL, Everitt BJ (2012). The persistence of maladaptive memory: addiction, drug memories and anti-relapse treatments. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36(4):1119-39.

Milton AL, Everitt BJ (2010). The psychological and neurochemical mechanisms of drug memory reconsolidation: implications for the treatment of addiction.  Eur J Neurosci 31(12):2308-19.