In our commitment to supporting students, trainees and early-career scientists and broadening participation in neuroscience to those from backgrounds underrepresented in our field, we have worked with our partners to offer travel fellowships to attend #LEARNMEM2023. Travel awards are possible thanks to government, industry and nonprofit partners who are dedicated to supporting our early-career scholars. If you are interested in sponsoring a travel award, please contact Manuella Oliveira Yassa at manuella.yassa@uci.edu.


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Five travel fellowships were awarded to researchers broadly studying age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. These Fellowships are supported by a generous grant from the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports research to end Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. BrightFocus is at the forefront of brain and eye health, advancing early-stage, investigator-initiated research around the world. BrightFocus also provides educational materials to people affected by or interested in these diseases, empowering them to take action for themselves and others.

Aleyna Ross Graduate Student, University of Florida

Aleyna Ross
Graduate Student
University of Florida

Joshua Gills Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University

Joshua Gills
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University


Lidiette Angeles-Perez
Graduate Student
University of Texas Southwestern

Annalysa Lovos Graduate Student, University of Arizona

Annalysa Lovos
Graduate Student, University of Arizona


Kirk Geier
Graduate Student, University of Toronto


One international travel fellowship was awarded by a generous grant from SciTechEdit International.

SciTechEdit works closely with scientists to produce clear, well-constructed manuscripts describing their scientific, medical, and technical research findings for publication in English-language journals. 

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Karla Gabriela Medina
Graduate Student, National Autonomous University of Mexico


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LEARNMEM2023 is partially sponsored by a NIH R13 grant which supports travel fellowships to the conference.
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Karim Abdelaal
Graduate Student, Duke University

Tia Donaldson

Tia Donaldson
Graduate Student, University of New Mexico

Fernanda Morales-Calva

Fernanda Morales-Calva
Graduate Student, Rice University

Nicholas Ruiz

Nicholas Ruiz
Graduate Student, Temple University

Stephanie Grella

Stephanie Grella, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago


Phone: 949-824-5193 | Email: memory@uci.edu 

LEARNMEM™2023 is held in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the

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