CBC - Sheena Josselyn, a neuroscientist at SickKids and the University of Toronto. Starts at 2:55
Sheena Josselyn interview with
"The Scientist- Neurons Compete to Form Memories"
Sheena Josselyn paper on Neurogenesis-mediated forgetting minimizes proactive interference
Sheena Josselyn paper on Memory recall and modifications by activating neurons with elevated CREB
She holds a Canada Research Chair in Molecular and Cellular Cognition and is an EJLB Scholar. Her undergraduate degrees and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology were granted by Queen’s University in Kingston. Here her mentor was Dr. Richard Beninger. Sheena received a PhD in Neuroscience/Psychology from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Franco Vaccarino. 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 learning and memory, her lab uses a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on mouse models 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 Neurospchycopharmacology (ACNP). She sits on the editorial board for the Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Neuroscience and the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and serves on CIHR and NIH peer review panels.