Dr. Sheena Josselyn delivers the 2018 Leaton Lecture

On January 26, 2018 the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences welcomed Dr. Sheena Josselyn as this year’s Leaton Lecturer in Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Josselyn presented a tour-de-force colloquium entitled “Making Memories,” that brought to bear state of the art neurogenetic, optogenetic, and calcium imaging techniques to answer age-old questions regarding the biological mechanisms supporting the ‘engram,’ or the representation of a memory in the brain. Dr. Josselyn is a Professor in the departments of Psychology, Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto and is a Canada Research Chair in Brain Circuits and Memory. Dr. Josselyn is also a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies. In addition to field-leading research, she is also passionate about high quality mentoring of young scientists and graduate education, a topic she also addressed during her visit. Dr. Josselyn was the eleventh Leaton Lecturer, an colloquium dedicated each year to Professor Emeritus Robert Leaton.