The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its Annual National Awards Dinner in New York City on October 26.
Larry R. Squire, Ph.D. is the 2012 winner of the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research. Dr. Squire is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences and Psychology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Research and a Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Squire is one of the great contributors to neuroscience with research that is critical to both basic understanding and its application to clinically relevant processes. His groundbreaking work on memory mechanisms has been of enormous importance and has been performed with exquisite care. He is also appreciated at a profound level for his unusual excellence as a thoughtful and gifted mentor able to bring out the best in others and as an educator who is effective at every level.
In addition to more than 450 research articles, Dr. Squire is the author of Memory and Brain (Oxford Press, 1987) and co-author with Scientific Council member and Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, M.D., of Memory: From Mind to Molecule (W.H. Freeman, 1999).
Dr. Squire was selected through a peer-review process of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council, a volunteer group of 138 pre-eminent mental health researchers. These annual prizes are amongst the most prestigious recognitions possible in psychiatric research.