NEW YORK, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce that Professor John F. Guzowski of University of California, Irvine, has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory ( ion#description). He succeeds Professor Paul E. Gold of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from January 1, 2011.

Professor Guzowski expects to maintain and enhance Neurobiology of Learning and Memory's position as a premier journal of the field. He is committed to expediting the review process and prompting communication with authors. "I am truly honored to be appointed to succeed Professor Paul Gold," Professor Guzowski commented. "In his tenure as Editor, Paul has done an outstanding job of making the journal a place where researchers studying memory at multiple levels of analysis come to publish their findings in a timely fashion and to a broad readership. I take over as Editor with the journal in a very strong position, and will work to increase its presence in up and coming research areas of interest to the field of Learning and Memory."

Professor Guzowski received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from UC Irvine. After postdoctoral research at UC Irvine and Johns Hopkins University, he established an independent NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded research program at the University of Arizona and subsequently at the University of New Mexico. His research investigates the role of gene expression, induced by synaptic activity associated with learning, in stabilizing neuronal networks subserving the encoding or consolidation of long-term memories. In 2010 he was appointed as the first James L. McGaugh Chair in the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, in recognition of his pioneering work examining the molecular and cellular network mechanisms of long-term memory.

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is unique in its range and provides a forum for developing and nurturing an international community of scholars and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of the neurobiology of learning and memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory welcomes high quality articles that contribute to the full range of research on neural and behavioral plasticity, including learning and memory and related aspects of neural adaptation, at all levels of analysis from molecular biology to behavior.