8th Annual WIL Luncheon

October 6, 2018
Iowa City, IA
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Knowlton


Dr. Knowlton began her studies at Johns Hopkins University, where she received a BA in Psychology. She completed her doctoral work at Stanford University, where she worked with Dr. Dick Thompson, researching the neural circuits involved in the classically conditioned eyeblink response. After completing work with Dr. Thompson at the University of Southern California, she conducted postdoctoral research in Dr. Larry Squire’s lab at UC San Diego, studying multiple memory systems and their anatomical substrates.

Following her postdoctoral training, Dr. Knowlton became a faculty member at UCLA, where she and her laboratory conduct groundbreaking research on human learning and memory. Her work has contributed to our knowledge of episodic memory, skill learning, and habit learning, and how both the underlying neural substrates and memory qualities vary between these types of learning. Recently, her work has expanded to include changes in learning and memory in disease states such as schizophrenia, as well as how learning processes and circuitry changes with age. On a more personal level, Dr. Knowlton is a terrific role model to students and female researchers studying neuroscience and psychology, which was commemorated in 2015 by the Arthur Woodward Mentorship Award. We are excited and honored to have Dr. Knowlton as our guest speaker for the 8 th annual WIL luncheon.

To learn more about Dr. Knowlton’s research, please visit:https://sites.lifesci.ucla.edu/psych-knowltonlab/

Thank you!

Big thank you to Jeff Wilson, Event Photography for continuously supporting WIL. We had our biggest turnout ever this year, and we are excited to have given out our first ever Outstanding Graduate Woman in Learning Award to Danielle Panoz-Brown!

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Canada!