UC Davis is among the world’s foremost universities in the study of learning, memory, and neural plasticity. The UC Davis Memory and Plasticity (MAP) program is central hub for learning and memory research and education at UC Davis, stimulating interactions that bridge the gap between cellular, systems, and cognitive neuroscience, cognitive and developmental psychology, and psychiatry and neurology.
Our goals are to: (1) Uncover the mechanisms by which experiences shape neural circuits and behavior. (2) Understand how mechanisms of learning and memory are affected by development, aging, and disease. (3) And to develop new approaches to improve learning and memory in healthy individuals and in patients with memory disorders.
We are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the first MAP Seed Grant Program. The goal of this program is to support collection of pilot data to stimulate and develop new collaborative research projects. We will award a total of two one-year grants of $25,000 each. We welcome both basic and translational science research proposals. Please see our training grants page for more info!
News: MAP Events
The spring quarter hosts many exciting events for the MAP community, including several summits and research conferences, as well as weekly meetings. Please see our events page for more info!
News: Open Positions
There are currently two open postdoc positions in the Luck and Geng Labs, as well as two open junior specialist positions in the Ranganath and Yonelinas Labs. Please see our jobs page for more info!