Dr. Squire holds a joint appointment with the Department of Psychiatry. He is a strong contributor to and a highly influential member of our department. He plays an active role in the Graduate Program in Neurosciences, and is a frequent scientific collaborator with his Neurosciences colleagues as well as a valuable participant in faculty meetings.
Dr. Squire is a master investigator of human memory, its structure and organization. His unique insights and rigorous studies continue to have a dramatic impact in the field. His work has led to numerous publications in such top-tier journals as Neuron, Science, and Nature Neuroscience, and one leading textbook, Fundamental Neuroscience, Second Edition.
Dr. Squire played a major leadership role in the creation of a state-of-the-art brain imaging facility at UCSD. As a collaboration between UCSD and the Salk Institute, the Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) was established in 2002. Dr. Squire currently serves on the Center Scientific Advisory Committee and on the committee that reviews research proposals.
Dr. Squire's formal teaching in our program includes the Basic Neuroscience course and the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology course. Additionally, graduate students participate in research rotations in his laboratory. He also regularly serves on doctoral thesis committees.
Dr. Squire is an active member, and past president, of the Society for Neuroscience. He is also the founder and head of the archival videotape project, which collects broadcast-quality video interviews with senior neuroscientists, and the editor of the much-acclaimed 4-volume series The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography.
Other Neurosciences-related activities include serving on the Executive Committee of the McKnight Fund for Neuroscience and chairing the Selection Committee for the Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award. He was a member of the Troland Award Committee for the National Academy of Sciences and he served as Section 28 (Systems Neuroscience) Liaison to the National Research Council.
See a news release about his work.
Watch his UCTV episode about the anatomy of memory.