Alcino J. Silva, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Alcino J. Silva pioneered the field of Molecular and Cellular Cognition, and in 2002 founded and became the first President of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society. In 2006/2007 he served as Scientific Director of the Intramural Program of the National Institute of Mental Health. He currently serves as Director of The UCLA Integrative Center for Learning and Memory and is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology at UCLA. His laboratory is searching for the molecular, cellular and circuit processes that underlie the allocation, encoding, and storage of information in the brain.