Howard Eichenbaum
Howard Eichenbaum

Neuroscience seminar to feature memory expert

By Kris Rodriguez
UTSA Public Affairs Specialist
Will Sansom
UTHSCSA Director of News and Information

(Nov. 7, 2006)--A preeminent neuroscientist in the field of learning and memory will speak at a Nov. 16 seminar hosted by the San Antonio Neuroscience Alliance (SANA), a joint program of UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA).

Howard Eichenbaum will speak on "The Neurobiology of Recollection" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Biosciences Building Loeffler Room (3.03.02) on the UTSA 1604 Campus. The seminar is free and open to the public.

A professor of psychology, Eichenbaum directs the Cognitive Neurobiology Laboratory at Boston University and is known for his research on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is believed to play a major role in learning and memory.

As the fifth in a series of SANA seminars, the program offers a collaborative interdisciplinary neuroscience initiative for doctoral students in neuroscience and related fields. The program offers complementary neuroscience-related courses at both institutions with faculty who serve as co-mentors with the goal to increase student participation. Approximately 70 students are enrolled in the UTSA-UTHSCSA combined doctoral neuroscience research programs.

"Participation in SANA is open to any doctoral student doing neuroscience-related research in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to biology, chemistry, psychology, engineering and kinesiology," said David Jaffe, SANA co-chair.

For more information, visit the SANA Web site or contact David Jaffe (UTSA) at (210) 458-5843 or Randolph Glickman (UTHSCSA) at (210) 567-8420.

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