Center for the Neurobiology of Learning
and Memory

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Memory is the sum of who we are. It stretches our consciousness over a lifetime and allows us to enjoy meaningful lives. It enables us to learn from our mistakes and plan for our futures. It chronicles the history of our species and will tell our tale long after we are gone. Yet, for something so essential, we still know very little about how it works. The pathbreaking Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory was the first program in the world to take on this challenge. Today, we continue to lead the way in uncovering memory’s mysteries.

Jennifer Smith
Senior Director of Development

Andrew DiNuzzo
Senior Director of Development

Funding Priorities


We know exactly how to speed up the pace of scientific discovery by creating unique interdisciplinary collaborations that quickly move ideas from concept to reality. We need your help to keep us at the leading edge of innovation by investing in extraordinary people and technologies. With your generous help, we will strategically recruit world-class scientists, build new leading-edge core facilities, and catalyze high-risk high-reward research.


We are a globally renowned hub for developing exceptional scientists and innovators. Exciting opportunities have recently emerged in research and industry and there is an urgent need for a diverse workforce with cutting-edge training and unique skill sets. With your help we can amplify our education efforts beyond the traditional classroom setting to prepare our best trainees for current and future opportunities.


We partner with our community to create opportunities to experience world-class research and share in the discovery process. Orange County is home to a thriving economy and some of the most creative minds in the world. We strive to create a joint community centered around the thrill of discovery in brain science. With your support, we will expand our flagship Brain Explorer Academy, grow our public lecture series, and build a new industry partnership program.

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