In First Person: Tips to Survive and Excel as a Woman in Neuroscience


Female neuroscientists may face many unique hurdles during the course of their careers including implicit gender bias, recruitment in academia, climate, and promotion and tenure impact.

Join Susan Amara, PhD, and Sheena Josselyn, PhD, for the Women in Neuroscience subcommittee webinar and hear about the challenges they have faced and the advice they have for others who are in similar situations. At the end of the webinar, you will have new perspective to help you overcome similar challenges.

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Sheena Josselyn, PhD
Sheena Josselyn is a senior scientist in the neurosciences and mental health program at The Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor in psychology and physiology at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Sheena researches 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 translating basic findings into humans. She holds a Canada Research Chair in molecular and cellular cognition, is an EJLB Scholar, and she sits on the editorial board for the Neuropsychopharmacology, The Journal of Neuroscience, and the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
Susan Amara, PhD
Susan G. Amara is the scientific director of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her laboratory focuses on the structure, function, and cellular physiology of neurotransmitter transporters. Prior to moving to NIH she served as the Thomas Detre Chair of Neurobiology and Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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