Joaquin Fuster, M.D.

Titles

Senate Emeritus Distinguished Professor , Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Emeritus Member, Brain Research Institute

Member, Neuroengineering Training Program

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


Awards and Honors:

Universitat Innsbruck

Universidad de Barcelona

Contact Information

Email
joaquinf@ucla.edu
Phone
Work Phone Number: (310) 825-9989
310-825-0247
Address

Mailing Address:

Mailing
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Address:

Work/Office
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

Dr. Joaquin M. Fuster (b.1930 Barcelona, Spain) studied medicine at the University of Barcelona (M.D. 1953). In 1957 he emigrated to the United States to initiate a career in neuroscience at the UCLA. During 1962-64, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. After receiving his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Granada, Spain, Dr. Fuster has been Professor of Psychiatry and a member of the Brain Research Institute and the Semel Institute at the UCLA's School of Medicine.

Dr. Fuster's major recent honors and awards include: Member of Honor of the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine; Signoret Prize (University Sorbonne, Paris); Fyssen International Science Prize; Doctor Honoris Causa, University Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain; Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience (NARSAD); and the George Miller Prize of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. His group has made significant contributions in cognitive neuroscience:

Fuster is the author of over one-hundred peer-reviewed articles and three books: The Prefrontal Cortex, Memory in the Cerebral Cortex, and Cortex and Mind.

Publications