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Brain Awareness Week Online: Memory and the Brain

  • Published22 Feb 2018
  • Reviewed22 Feb 2018
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Watch “BAW Online: Memory and the Brain”, a free BrainFacts.org webinar with Manuella Yassa, Director of Outreach and Education at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. This webinar is an at-home BAW event where you can participate in hands-on activities and learn about memory and our most complex organ.

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Manuella Yassa is Director of Outreach and Education at the University of California, Irvine’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Manuella completed her undergraduate studies in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University, followed by advanced training at JHU’s School of Education. She then worked as a middle school science teacher in Baltimore’s inner city public school system. This experience was a major influence that motivated Manuella to take on the role of leading the CNLM’s outreach and education programs. Manuella and her team, the CNLM Ambassadors, design, implement and evaluate outreach and education programs related to neuroscience, brain, learning and memory, mental health, development and aging on the UC Irvine campus and in the Orange County, California community.

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Jessica Bolton, PhD is a Hewitt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of California-Irvine. She is currently studying how early-life experiences shape brain development and program later brain function and behavior, modulating risk for neuropsychiatric disorders. She can be found on Twitter @JessicaLBolton

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Rianne Campbell is a graduate student in Dr. Marcelo Wood’s lab in UCIrvine's Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cocaine-seeking behavior. Alongside her research, Rianne participates in the CNLM Ambassador program, which is dedicated to educating the public about neuroscience and memory through outreach events. In addition, she is a media coordinator for UCI's Brews and Brains @BrewsBrains_UCI. Rianne can be found on Twitter @RianneThoughts

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Alberto Lopez is a Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Marcelo Wood’s lab in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at UC Irvine. His research focuses on understanding the neural circuits that cause addiction. Specifically, he is interested in the epigenetic mechanisms that are changed by drugs of abuse that, ultimately, lead to the persistence and strength of drug-associated memories. He can be found on Twitter @HeyAlbertoSaid



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