Bio

 
 

  1. Competitive Fellowships, Honors and Awards


  2. 2013-               Network Scholar for The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

  3. 2013                Honorarium awardee from The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

  4. 2012-2014        NIH/NIMH: Exploratory Research Grant Award (R21). Co-Investigator.

  5.                         ‘Media Multitasking, Attention, and Memory’ ($431,750)

  6. 2008-2011        NIH/NIMH: Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral National Research Service Award.

  7.                         ‘Perceptual binding and episodic memory’ ($141,318)

  8. 2008                Memory Disorders Research Society Cermack/TICS/Neuron Postdoctoral Award.

  9.                         Awarded annually to two postdoctoral fellows worldwide who have done outstanding research into the                                            

  10.                          neuropsychology of memory. ($500)

  11. 2006                Renee Harwick Advanced Graduate Student Award.

  12.                         Awarded annually to one graduate student who shows strong scientific promise. ($1,000)

  13. 2005-2006        University of California Frances Benton Fellowship.

  14.                         Awarded annually to advanced graduate students nominated by their department and school. ($10,000)

  15. 2003-2004        NIMH: Predoctoral National Research Service Award ($26,158)

  16. 2003-2004        Dean’s Graduate Student Travel Award ($300 each)

  17. 2002                magna cum laude

  18. 1999-2001        Dean’s Honors List


  19. Service


  20. 2014-present       Editorial Board Member, Journal of Science and Law.

  21. 2013-present       Co-founder, Director of Research, CEO, Institute for Applied Neuroscience: Science for Good.                

  22.                             (California nonprofit)

  23. 2010-present       Founder, Organizer, Memory, Attention, Decision-making (MAD) monthly speaker series (Stanford).

  24.                             Awarded funding by BioX for promoting outstanding interdisciplinary collaborations.



  25. Teaching


  26. 2014            Invited lecturer for Psychology 109S (Stanford)

  27. 2012                   Course Instructor for Psychology 50 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (Stanford)

  28. 2007-2009        Invited lecturer for Psychology 196 (Stanford)

  29. 2003-2005         Instructor of record for Biological Sciences Neurobiology 113L (UCI)

  30. 2003-2005         Teaching assistant for Biological Sciences Neurobiology 113L (UCI)

  31. 2001-2002         Biological Sciences Department Tutor (UCI)

  32. 2001-2002         Learning and Academic Research Center paid Tutor (UCI)



  33. Professional Memberships


  34. 2006-present        Association for Psychological Science

  35. 2003-present        Society for Neuroscience

  36. 2003-present        Organization for Human Brain Mapping

  37. 2003-present        Cognitive Neuroscience Society

  38. 2001-2003            Golden Key International Honors Society

  39. 2001-2003            American Association of Anatomists



  40. Ad Hoc Refereeing


  41. American Journal of Psychology  

Behavioral Brain Research  

Brain Research  

Cerebral Cortex  

Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience  

Cortex            

European Journal of Neuroscience  

Experimental Psychology  

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience

Frontiers in Neurology  

Hippocampus

  1. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Journal of Neuroscience

Journal of Neurophysiology

Learning & Memory

NeuroImage

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neuron

Neuropsychologia

PLoS Biology

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Scientific Reports



  1. Invited Presentations at Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops



San Francisco Public Defender’s Justice Summit: The Jury is Out. Panelist for ‘Can we Trust our Memories?’. San Francisco, CA. April 2014.


Conference for contributors to The Cognitive Neurosciences, 5th edition. ‘Attention and episodic memory.’ Lake Tahoe, CA. July 2013.


  1. United States Dept of Veteran’s Affairs, War-related Illness and Injury Study Center speaker series. ‘When clinicians and neuroimagers unite, the brain becomes more mysterious: The puzzling case of the parietal cortex.’ Palo Alto, CA. May, 2012. 


  2. Fifth International Conference on Memory, Panelist. ‘Functional heterogeneity in posterior parietal cortex: A multi-pronged story’. University of York, York, United Kingdom. July, 2011.


  3. Stanford University, Dept of Psychology seminar series. ‘The contributions of parietal attention mechanisms to memory formation’. Stanford University, Stanford, CA. June, 2009.


  4. Memory Disorders Research Society, Annual Meeting, Postdoctoral Award ceremony. ‘Dual attention theory and encoding:  Investigating the role of the parietal lobe in episodic encoding’. Washington University, St. Louis, MO. September, 2008.


  5. University of California Irvine, Dept of Cognitive Sciences faculty colloquium. ‘From experience to memory: characterizing the neural correlates of episodic encoding’. University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. February, 2008.


  6. Renee Harwick Advanced Graduate Student Award ceremony. ‘Episodic encoding is more than the sum of its parts’. University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. June, 2006.


  7. University of California Irvine 2006 Medal Awards ceremony. Featured graduate fellowship recipient in a film to promote philanthropy for the university, shown during the ceremony. University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. October, 2006.


  8. Society for Neuroscience, Irvine chapter symposium. Co-organizer and panel moderator. ‘From molecules to behavior: Neuroimaging of learning and memory’. University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA. October, 2003.



  9. Conference Presentations



Uncapher MR, Boyd-Meredith JT, Rissman J, Wagner AD (2014, April) Decoding the age and rehearsal history of real-world memories. To be presented for: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.


Brown TI, Uncapher MR, Wagner AD (2014, April) Stability in hippocampal representation of faces during encoding relates to race effects in memory. To be presented for: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.


  1. Uncapher MR, Chow T, Rissman J, Eberhardt J, Wagner AD (2012, October) Strategic influences on memory expression: Effects of countermeasures and memory strength on the neural decoding of past experience. To be presented for: Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.


  2. Gonzalez-Barbosa A, Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Parvisi J, Wagner AD (2012, October) Decoding of recognition memory states from ECoG local field potentials in human parietal cortex. To be presented for: Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.


  3. Uncapher MR, DuBrow S, Hutchinson JB, Wagner AD (2011, November) Temporal interplay of attention and memory during associative retrieval. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.


  4. Uncapher MR, DuBrow S, Hutchinson JB, Wagner AD (2011, August) Associative retrieval exhibits a dynamic temporal interplay between attention and memory. For: 8th Annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Davis, CA


  5. Uncapher MR, DuBrow S, Hutchinson JB, Wagner AD (2010, April) Remembering to attend: Separating memory and attention signals in posterior parietal cortex. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, CAN.


  6. Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Wagner AD (2010, April) Parietal contributions to episodic retrieval: Effects of memory and decision criteria. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, CAN.


  7. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2009, August) Selecting for memory? The influence of selective attention on the mnemonic binding of contextual information. For: 6th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, San Francisco, CA.


  8. Uncapher MR, Wagner AD (2009, March) What does the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) tell us about episodic encoding? A meta-analysis of PPC subsequent memory effects. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.


  9. Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Wagner AD (2009, March) Contributions of parietal cortex to attention and memory: Divergent processes of visual attention and episodic retrieval. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.


  10. Uncapher MR, Hutchinson JB, Wagner AD (2008, November) Attentional capture increases mnemonic capture: episodic encoding is modulated by the ventral parietal attention system. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.


  11. Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Bressler DW, Silver MA, Wagner AD (2008, November) Episodic memory retrieval and parietal cortex: relating memory to topographic maps of visuo-spatial attention and reflexive orienting. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.


  12. Gottlieb LJ, Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2008, November) Neural correlates of within- and across-modality contextual encoding. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.


  13. Uncapher MR, Hutchinson JB, Wagner AD (2008, August) From negative to positive: Harnessing the ventral attentional system to promote rather than detract from episodic encoding. For: 5th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Davis, CA.


  14. Hutchinson JB, Uncapher MR, Bressler DW, Silver MA, Wagner AD (2008, August) Parietal contributions to episodic memory retrieval and visuo-spatial attention. For: 5th annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Davis, CA.


  15. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2007, November) Attentional modulation of the neural correlates of episodic encoding. For: Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.


  16. Uncapher MR, Smith APR, Woodruff CC, Rugg MD (2007, May) Changes in effective connectivity during differential retrieval orientation. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.


  17. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2006, October) The nature of divided attention tasks affects fMRI correlates of episodic encoding. For: Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA.


  18. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2006, August) Modulation of the fMRI correlates of episodic encoding by divided attention depends on the nature of the secondary task. For: 3rd annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.


  19. Park HK, Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2006, August) Determinants of successful recollection – study task vs. study context. For: 3rd annual Bay Area Memory Meeting, Palo Alto, CA.


  20. Uncapher MR, Otten LJ, Rugg MD (2006, April) Neural correlates of encoding multiple contextual attributes: an fMRI study. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.


  21. Uncapher MR, Otten LJ, Rugg MD (2006, March) Episodic encoding: more than the sum of its parts? An fMRI investigation of multifeatural encoding. For: 8th Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Irvine, CA.


  22. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD, McReynolds J, Miller J, Alkire MT (2005, November) Rapid and repeatable pharmacological blockade of human emotional memory: an fMRI investigation. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.


  23. Woodruff CC, Johnson J, Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2005, November) Double-dissociation of fusiform activity in the recollection of words and pictures. For: Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.


  24. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2005, April) Effects of study-test delay on the neural correlates of episodic encoding as indexed by fMRI. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.


  25. Uncapher MR, Rugg MD (2004, November) Dual-task interference effects on neural correlates of episodic encoding. For: Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. 


  26. Uncapher MR, Alkire M, Kilpatrick L, Turner J, Cahill L (2004, April) Subsequent forgetting? Brain regions positively correlated with later failure to remember neutral and emotional pictures. For: Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.


  27. Uncapher MR, Kilpatrick L, Turner J, Alkire M, Cahill L (2003, November) Functional anatomy involved in failure to remember emotional material. For: Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA. 


  28. Uncapher MR, Kilpatrick L, Alkire M, Turner J, Cahill L (2003, October) Subsequent forgetting: Brain regions positively correlated with later failure to remember neutral and emotional pictures. For: 5th UC Irvine Society for Neuroscience Symposium, Irvine, CA. 


  29. Uncapher MR, Kilpatrick L, Turner J, Alkire M, Cahill L (2003, June) Sex-related differences in encoding of emotionally influenced memory: a whole-brain functional analysis. NeuroImage. 19; 2(S1):S22. For: Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference, New York, NY.


  30. Uncapher MR, Le SQ, Kinyamu R, Opole I, Fallon J (2002, April) Hematopoetic stem cells may play a role in normal neurogenesis in the adult mammalian olfactory bulb. For: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference; Society: American Association of Anatomists, New Orleans, LA.


  31. Le SQ, Uncapher MR, Kinyamu R, Opole I, Fallon J (2002, April) The role of hematopoetic stem cells in normal neurogenesis in hippocampus of the adult rat brain. For: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference; Society: American Association of Anatomists, New Orleans, LA.

Research Associate - Psychology, Stanford University

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology, Stanford University

PhD - Neurobiology, 2007, Univ of California Irvine

BS - Neurobiology, 2002, Univ of California Irvine