UCLA Integrative Center for Learning and Memory
UCLA’s Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) includes a diverse, highly collaborative community
of neuroscientists exploring some of the most fundamental questions in science:
how do we acquire, allocate, store, recall and alter our memories?
What are the causes of cognitive deficits?
What molecular, cellular, systems, and cognitive mechanisms are involved in these fascinating processes?
Answers to these questions are not only transforming our vision of self, they are also having a profound impact in nearly every aspect of the human experience.
By its very nature, this research is integrative and cross-disciplinary, incorporating molecular, cell, systems and behavioral level approaches to study synapses, neurons, circuits, brains and behavior.
The ICLM provides a cohesive identity and organizational structure that facilitates collaborations and interactions amongst a large community of scientists,
including faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. ICLM is an inclusive organization.
If you would like to join the Center simply contact us.
The 2019 ICLM Miniscope Workshop
will take place on Thursday afternoon, October 17, right before the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. It is free, but registration is required because of limited space available
The Southern California Learning and Memory annual meeting
is a key event organized by ICLM and associated Centers that provides an opportunity for post-docs and students in this field to meet, exchange ideas and expertise. The next meeting will take place at UCLA (NRB Auditorium) on April 20 and 21, 2020
ICLM In House Grant Reviews
This program is intended to help ICLM investigators get feedback from their colleagues on upcoming grant applications so that they can address potential weakness before submitting their applications to granting organizations
Biology of Learning and Memory
is one of several graduate and undergraduate courses sponsored by ICLM.
ICLM Journal Club
meets weekly and is a great opportunity for critical but friendly and constructive discussions of the later findings in the field.
The ICLM Distinguished Lectures
are yearly events sponsored by ICLM. They are not a "latest-research-findings-lecture", but instead are focused on discussions of the scientific process illustrated by the major findings of leading figures in the field of learning and memory. Past lecturers include Richard F. Thompson (2002), (2003), Gary Lynch (2004), Stephen Lisberger (2005), Terrence Sejnowski (2008), Larry Squire (2009), Thomas Carew (2010), Greg Quirk (2011), Mark Mayford (2012), Robert Malinow (2013), Leslie Ungerleider (2014), Susumu Tonegawa (2015), Roger Nicoll (2016), Kay Tye (2017), Gyorgy Buzsaki (2018), Sheena Josselyn (2019). Richard Huganir (2019).
The new ICLM Science Prize
recognizes ICLM post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that made significant contributions to our community.
Rich local learning and memory community.
We are fortunate to have in Los Angeles other universities that also have strong learning and memory programs, including Caltech, UCSD, USC and UCI
Large and exciting learning and memory community
UCLA has one of the largest (>200 neuroscience laboratories) and most exciting neuroscience communities in the world. Just about every field of brain sciences, from clinical psychology to molecular neuroscience, is represented at UCLA. Despite its size, the academic environment is very collegial and interactive, with several seminar programs, journal clubs, retreats and special events, which provide countless opportunities for interactions and interchange of ideas.