The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT was established in May 1994 as an independent research center between the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Biology. The primary interests of this multidisciplinary center include:
- Neuroscience of learning and memory, and associated cognitive functions.
- Neuroscience of synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity.
- Neurobiology of developmental plasticity.
At the Institute we accomplish these challenging objectives by applying, in combination, an assortment of cutting edge experimental technologies that include behavioral mutants of fly, molecular and cell biology, genomics, electrophysiology of cultured neurons and brain slices, two photon laser microscopy, combined behavioral and single-unit recording and analysis of monkeys, large scale recording of the activity of neuronal ensembles of freely behaving rodents, and a wide array of behavioral paradigms .
For information regarding UROP opportunities in PILM, check the UROP Project Openings Page or see the PILM UROP Coordinator.
- Prof. Mark Bear, 46-3301, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Modification of the Cerebral Cortex by Sensory Experience<
- Professor Myriam Heiman, 46-4303A, email@example.com
- Molecular Basis of Selective Neurodegeneration
- Prof. J. Troy Littleton, 42-3243, x2-2605, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Molecular mechanisms underlying synapse formation, function and plasticity.
- Prof. Earl Miller, 46-6241, x2-1584, email@example.com
- Neural basis of visual memory and cognition.
- Prof. Elly Nedivi, 46-3239, x3-2344, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity
- Prof. Mriganka Sur, 46-6237, x3-8784, x3-8785, email@example.com
- Development and plasticity of the visual system; mechanisms of learning and memory in the adult brain.
- Prof. Susumu Tonegawa, 46-5285, x3-6461, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mechanism of cell differentiation, immunology, and neurobiology.
- Prof. Li-Huei Tsai, 46-4235A, email@example.com
- Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease and Epigenetic Regulation of Learning & Memory
- Prof. Kay Tye, 46-6263, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dissecting Neural Circuits Underlying Motivated Behaviors
- Prof. Matthew A. Wilson, 46-5233, x3-2046, email@example.com
- How is experience represented and stored within the brain? A fundamental tenet of modern brain theory has been that information is coded in the coordinated activity of neuronal ensembles.
- Prof. Weifeng Xu, 46-4239A, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Plasticity in the Hippocampus