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.
Read more about the MAP program with our mission statement.
News: Collaboration Seed Grant Proposals
We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 MAP Collaboration Seed Grant! We had a lot of great applications this year, and were very excited to see the many ideas for cross-domain collaboration. We are only able to award two proposals, but encourage all applicants to continue with this spirit of collaboration! We've decided to award the following proposals:
John Gray and Brian Wiltgen - Intrinsic excitability as a substrate for learning and memory.
Lin Tian and Brian Wiltgen - Multiplex imaging of neuromodulatory signaling associated with memory acquisition in hippocampus
Use the 'Programs & Grants' dropdown menu above to explore details of the winning proposals, as well as other grants and training programs.
News: Bay Area Memory Meeting (BAMM) August 14th
The Bay Area Memory Meeting is a long standing tradition among California memory researchers. We are excited to announce that the meeting is back after a brief hiatus, and will be hosted this year at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. Please see our upcoming events page for more info on this and other events,