UIC Biomedical professionals continue to provide a plethora of teaching and implementation strategies to address common concerns in the field of medicine and environment. I had the opportunity to learn from specialists in many scientific disciplines. Experts in the field of search databases, bioinformatics, modeling, imaging and statistics simplified my research in terms of prediction, understanding, and improved outcomes. As my thesis was in learning and memory, I was guided through structures, substructures, nutrition, biochemicals, and ligand/receptors involved in chemical identification, energy systems and brain health. Oxytocin, vasopressin, transient receptors and ion channel systems were of primary research interest. The complexity of the above systems along with processing enzymes, thyroid, hormones, and additional feedback ligands/receptors provided a rich insight into learning and memory as well as other chronic conditions. I acknowledge the dedication and great efforts of many contributors near and far.