In First Person: Tips to Survive and Excel as a Woman in Neuroscience
May 20, 2015
June 03, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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.
Sheena Josselyn, PhD
Sheena Josselyn is a senior scientist in the neurosciences and mental health program at The Hospital for Sick Children and professor in psychology and physiology at the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Sheena’s current research focus studies how information is encoded stored and used in the brain, primarily using mouse models. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at Queen’s University at Kingston and her PhD at the University of Toronto which are both located in Canada. Her previous position being a Research Associate in the Department of Neurobiology at UCLA and prior to that she worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.
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.