RNDr. Štěpán Kubík, PhD

Research Scientist at the department of Neurophysiology of Memory
Institute of Physiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,v.v.i.
Videnska 1083
CZ - 14220 Prague 4
tel: +420296442576, fax: +420296442488

Researcher ID C-2944-2012; 16 papers, 487 citations excl. self-citations; h-index 10

Position: Research Scientist, Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Memory,
Institute of Physiology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

26.6.1995, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Science,
Review of electrophysiological research into hippocampal place cells

2.6.1997, Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Science,
Influence of active and passive locomotion on the activity of hippocampal place cells

26.9.2005, Charles University, Prague, First Faculty of Medicine,
The role of the hippocampus in organizing spatial behaviour of rats during dissociation of spatial reference frames

Research experience:
2009 – 2010
Spatial cognition in stable and dynamic environments: Behavioral tasks and neural mechanisms;
Principal investigator: Aleš Stuchlík, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

2006 – 2009
Memory Consolidation: Hippocampus & Gene Expression;
Principal investigator: John F. Guzowski, University of California Irvine, Irvine, USA

2004 – 2006
The effect of attention and stress on stability of murine hippocampal complex-spike cell activity;
Principal investigator: Clifford G. Kentros, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA

1999 – 2004
The role of the rat hippocampus in navigation in dissociated reference frames;
Principal investigator: André A. Fenton, Institute of Physiology, Prague

1995 – 1999
Electrophysiological recording of hippocampal unit activity from rats navigating in dissociated reference frames;
Principal investigator: Jan Bures, Institute of Physiology, Prague

Research projects:
2010 - 2012: The role and the mechanism of segregation of information in the rat hippocampus in behavioural discrimination and in animal model of schizophrenia.
GAČR grant P303/10/P191.

2010 - 2014: Linking hippocampus-dependent discriminative learning to hippocampal neuronal ensemble separation using Arc/Homer1a FISH imaging.
Marie Curie IRG grant PIRG06-GA-2009-256581 from the EU (7FP-People).

2016- : GAČR 16-133995
Maternal separation in a model of early life stress-induced psychosis

Teaching activities:
2010- : Graduate course "Proceedings in Neuroscience", joint PhD program in Biomedicine,
Academy of Sciences, Charles University – with Dr. Stuchlík

2012- : MSc program course Bionics, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Charles University

Awards: Award of the CNPS (Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society) for the best preclinical research in psychopharmacology, 57th Czech-Slovak Psychopharmacological Conference in Jeseník, 2015.

SfN – Society for Neuroscience
Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society
FENS – Federation of European Neuroscience Societies
Czech Medical Association of J.E. Purkyně
- Neuroscience Society
- Physiological Society
Czecho-Slovak Neuropsychopharmacological Society

Research interests:
hippocampus, retrosplenial cortex, place avoidance, neuronal activity, immediate-early genes, Arc, Homer1a, dentate gyrus, pattern separation, spatial navigation, cognitive coordination, dynamic environments, stress, animal models of schizophrenia