LaMP Faculty & Research

The LaMP community at UC Davis includes a large group of productive, well funded and collaborative faculty members with a strong history of mentoring pre-doctoral students. They are listed by research area of interest: Cognitive, Systems/Behavior, Cell/Molecular.


  • Erie Boorman I Decision making and reinforcement
  • Cameron Carter | Neural mechanisms of attention and memory; pathophysiology of cognitive disorders
  • Charles DeCarli | Aging and dementia
  • Simona Ghetti | Development of memory
  • Steven Luck | Basic and translational cognitive neuroscience of attention and working memory
  • John Ragland | Effect of psychosis on learning and memory
  • Charan Ranganath | Imaging, electrocephalography, electrical brain stimulation
  • Susan Rivera | Developmental cognitive neuroscience, developmental disorders
  • Julie Schweitzer | Neurodevelopment, impulsivity, child psychopathology, neuroimaging
  • Tony Simon | Cognitive-affective factors in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Andrew Yonelinas I Memory disorders and recognition

Systems / Behavior

Cell / Molecular

  • Hwai-Jong Cheng | Neural connectivity during development and disease
  • John Gray I Synaptic plasticity and development
  • Johannes Hell  | Postsynaptic signaling mechanism and regulation of calcium channels and glutamate receptors
  • Pamela Lein | Neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology
  • Kimberley McAllister | Developmental neurobiology, cell and molecular neurobiology, neuroimmunology
  • Alex Nord I Gene regulatory control in the brain
  • David Olson | Small molecule regulation of learning and memory
  • Michael Rogawski | Neuropharmacology, translational neuroscience
  • Lin Tian | Neurotechnology, development for circuitry analysis
  • James Trimmer  I Plasticity of neural excitability
  • Karen Zito I Synaptic plasticity and development