About Larry

Dr. Larry R. Squire is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego. He did his undergraduate work at Oberlin College. He then received his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did postdoctoral study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before coming to UCSD. Dr. Squire is recognized internationally for his research investigating the organization and neurological foundations of memory. His work has involved the study of neurological patients, neuroimaging, nonhuman primates and rodents, and combines the traditions of cognitive science and neuroscience. His publications include more than 500 scientific research articles, a widely-read book Memory and Brain (Oxford Press, 1987), and Memory: From Mind to Molecules, 2nd Edition with Eric Kandel (Roberts & Company, 2009). He is Senior Editor of the textbook Fundamental Neuroscience, 4th Edition (2013) and the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Elsevier, 2009). He served as Secretary of the Society for Neuroscience (1988-1990), and President (1993-1994). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute of Medicine. He is also a William James Fellow of the American Psychological Society, recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the William Middleton Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Charles A. Dana Award for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Education, the McGovern Award (American Association for the Advancement of Science ), the Karl Lashley Prize (American Philosophical Society), the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award for Medical Research, the Howard Crosby Warren Medal (Society of Experimental Psychologists), the Award for Scientific Reviewing (National Academy of Sciences), the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation), and the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award (National Academy of Neuropsychology).