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Learning, Memory, and Plasticity Training Program (LaMP)

Broadening Perspectives for a New Generation of Researchers

Jake Wilmot, student, and mentor, Brian Wiltgen, in the lab
In the lab, Ph.D. student Jake Wilmot reviews a brain tissue slide with Associate Professor and LaMP trainer Brian Wiltgen. Photo by David Slipher/UC Davis

“I’ve been able to learn directly from physicians about the problems faced by individuals with disorders that affect learning and memory. This helps to ask research questions at multiple biological levels."

- Jake Wilmot, psychology Ph.D. student, LaMP 2017-2018

Training Across Disciplines

The UC Davis Training Program in Learning, Memory, and Plasticity (LaMP) provides predoctoral training across disciplines to bridge the gaps between the major levels of LaMP research - cognitive, systems, and cellular/molecular - to promote understanding of LaMP disorders and reduce their tremendous burden on families, society, and public health. The program is geared for a new generation of scientists who truly think across levels and scales and who have the skills, drive and motivation to work collaboratively to tackle the most important issues in LaMP in order to improve human health.

The LaMP Training Program provides trainees with one year of support (Oct 1- Sept 30) during their second or third year of graduate school. Trainees receive a travel allowance, full tuition/fees and stipend. Trainees participate in LaMP core and career development courses, give oral presentations, develop and submit their own NRSA grant and are encouraged to engage in multiple community outreach events. 

Grant: T32 MH112507, National Institute of Mental Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32).


For more information, visit the Learning, Memory, and Plasticity Training Program Website Here.