Sheena Josselyn


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. She earned her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University at Kingston (ON, Canada) before pursuing a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s with Rick Beninger as her thesis mentor. She obtained a PhD in psychology and neuroscience at the University of Toronto with Franco Vaccarino and then completed several postdocs, including one with Mike Davis (Yale) and Alcino Silva (UCLA). She holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Neural Basis of Memory, is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and is a past recipient of the Efron Prize from ACNP (American College of Neuropsychopharmacology).


Dr. Josselyn’s research aims are two-fold; 1) to examine the neural substrates of memory and 2) to apply these basic findings to study potential treatments for people with learning and memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and inherited forms of mental retardation.