Sheena Josselyn

Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology and Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada.  She holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Cognition and is an EJLB Scholar.  Her undergraduate degrees and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology were granted by Queen’s University in Kingston (Canada).  Her mentor was Dr. Richard Beninger. Sheena received a PhD in Neuroscience/Psychology from the University of Toronto with Dr. Franco Vaccarino as her supervisor.  She conducted post-doctoral work with Dr. Mike Davis (Yale University) and Dr. Alcino Silva (UCLA).  Her program of research is dedicated to understanding the neural basis of cognitive function and dysfunction. To unravel the molecular, cellular and circuit processes that underlie memory, her lab uses a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on mice and attempts to translate these basic findings into humans.

Dr. Josselyn received the Innovations in Psychopharmacology Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP) and the Effron Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).  


Title of talk: 

Making, Breaking and Linking Memories    

Dr. Josselyn, Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto


Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto  

The Josselyn Frankland Lab