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Principal Investigator



I am a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology, Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) at the University of Toronto in Canada.  I am a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Brain Circuits and Memory, an EJLB Scholar, a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies (CIFAR) and a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto.  I obtained my undergraduate and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University in Canada.  I obtained my PhD in Neuroscience/Psychology from the University of Toronto (where I studied with  Franco Vaccarino).  I conducted post-doctoral work with Mike Davis (Yale University) and Alcino Silva (UCLA).

The research in the Josselyn lab is dedicated to understanding how the brain encodes, stores and uses information. Understanding how the brain processes information is not only a fundamental goal of neuroscience, but also relevant to many brain information processing disorders, spanning Alzheimer’s disease to autism spectrum disorder. Our research is multi-disciplinary, embracing methods, thinking and traditions from psychology to molecular neuroscience to computational neuroscience.

OK, onto the lab questionnaire….
Place of birth: Lakewood, Ohio, USA
What I do in the lab: jack of all trades….keeper of the festivus pole
Claim to fame: Tie. 1) I did “press” for an upcoming article during labor! 2) I met Madonna!
My favorite thing about science: Tie again. 1) being surrounded by smart, passionate people who motivate me to constantly “up my game”. 2) trying to understand what makes people tick.