Most stroke patients show some degree of spontaneous recovery, though usually it’s incomplete. Recent studies provide insight into the biological mechanisms responsible for this recovery. Cramer, a leading stroke researcher, will discuss these mechanisms and explore emerging therapies to improve brain repair and reduce disability.

Cramer received a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed residencies at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences and Massachusetts General Hospital before earning a master of medical science degree at Harvard Medical School. Cramer is co-editor of the upcoming book Brain Repair After Stroke; is an Orange County Medical Association 2010 Physician of Excellence; has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles; and serves on numerous committees and advisory boards related to neurological disease.

UCI’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Brain, Learning & Memory, established by the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory in 1995, comprises three public talks a year that typically attract capacity audiences of community members, professionals, and high school and college students. To learn more about the center and its research, visit


Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid E9 on campus map)

07:30 p.m.