Larry R. Squire

Larry R. Squire

Credentials: 

  • Ph.D. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  • B.A. – Oberlin College, Major: Psychology

Current Position(s): 

  • Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center

  • Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology, UC San Diego

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Larry R. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego, and Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego. He received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College (Psychology), his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Brain and Cognitive Sciences), and did postdoctoral study at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before coming to UCSD.  Dr. Squire investigates the organization and neurological foundations of memory.  His work involves the study of neurological patients and rodents and combines the traditions of cognitive science and neuroscience. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and served on its governing Council (2009-2012). He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and The National Academy of Medicine.   He is also a William James Fellow of the American Psychological Society.

Professional History:

  • 1996 – Present: Professor of Psychology, UC San Diego

  • 1993 – Present: Professor of Neurosciences, UC San Diego

  • 1970 – Present: Assistant Professor to Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

  • 1968 – 1970: Fellow, Interdepartmental Institute for Training in Research in Behavioral and Neurologic Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

  • NIMH Interdisciplinary Fellow- Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • B.A. - Oberlin College, Major: Psychology

Honors/Awards:

  • 1993 - Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association

  • 1994 - William Middleton Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • 1994 - Karl Spencer Lashley Award (American Philosophical Society)

  • 2000 - Metropolitan Life Award for Medical Research

  • 2004 - McGovern Award (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

  • 2007 - Howard Crosby Warren Medal (Society of Experimental Psychologists)

  • 2012 - NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing (National Academy of Sciences)

  • 2012 - Goldman-Rakic Prize, Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation)
     

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MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161