Scientific Talks

Sheena Josselyn

Professor, University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children


11:00am EDT / 5.00pm CEST

Presentation: Making memories in mice

Abstract: Dr. Josselyn is interested in understanding how the brain encodes, stores and uses information. Several human disorders (ranging from autism spectrum disorder to Alzheimer’s disease) may stem from disrupted information processing. Therefore, this basic knowledge is not only critical for understanding normal brain function, but also vital for the development of new treatment strategies for these disorders. Neuroscience, and indeed many areas of science, have been transformed by the development of new tools that allow scientists to observe and manipulate the activity of neurons in the brains of living, behaving organisms. Dr. Josselyn will discuss how her lab takes advantage of these new tools to answer long-standing questions in memory research.

Biography: Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto in Canada. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Brain Mechanisms underlying Memory, is a Senior Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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