The 2015 Southern California Learning and Memory Symposium


Confirmed Speakers


Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Itzhak Fried, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

David L. Glanzman, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Edward Korzus, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Gary Lynch, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Mara Mather, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Mark Mayford, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute

James L. McGaugh, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

John Reynolds, Ph.D., The Salk Institute

Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Larry W. Swanson, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Roger Tsien, Ph.D., HHMI; University of California, San Diego

Marcelo Wood, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Symposium Schedule

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Session 1 Chair:
David Glanzman, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
9:05
Prefrontal Circuitry Supports Fear Discrimination Learning
Edward Korzus, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
9:35
The Role of Nucleosome Remodeling in Synaptic Plasticity, Memory and Intellectual Disability Disorders
Marcelo Wood, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
10:05
Mechanism Based Approaches to the Rescue and Enhancement of Memory
Gary Lynch, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

10:35 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair:
Michele Basso, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
11:00
Reinstatement of Long-Term Memory after Erasure of Long-Term Behavioral and Synaptic Changes
David L. Glanzman, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
11:30
Genetic Manipulation of Memory Circuits
Mark Mayford, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
12:00 Organization and Control of Hippocampal Microcircuits
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair:
Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
2:00
Molecular Basis for Very Long-Term Memory Storage
Roger Tsien, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
2:30
Using Primate Optogenetics to Probe Neural Mechanisms of Attentional Selection
John Reynolds, Ph.D., The Salk Institute
3:00
Bioenergetic Transitions of Aging Female Brain: From Discovery to Clinical Translation
Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D., University of Southern California

3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair:
Kate Wassum, Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles
4:00
How the Mind Becomes More Selective Under Arousal
Mara Mather, Ph.D., University of Southern California
4:30
Neuromodulatory Systems Create Lasting Memories
James L. McGaugh, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
5:00 Neuromodulation of Human Memory: From Single Neuron Recordings to Clinical Intervention
Itzhak Fried, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
5:30
Architecture of the Cortical Association Connectome Underlying Cognition
Larry W. Swanson, Ph.D., University of Southern California

We would like to thank the BRI for support, and Ana Elias for her invaluable help in organizing every aspect of this event.

Previous meetings:2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002