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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 an Associate 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 in Molecular and Cellular Cognition and an EJLB Scholar.  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 who then moved to Emory) and Alcino Silva (UCLA).

The research in the Josselyn lab is dedicated to understanding the neural basis of cognitive function and dysfunction. To unravel the molecular, cellular and circuit processes that underlie learning and memory, we use a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on mouse models and attempts to translate these basic findings into humans.


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.