Watch a video of Lisa Saksida daring to ask 🙂
Lisa Saksida, PhD, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, studies the brain’s capacity for learning, memorizing and paying attention. By mapping the neural pathways in a healthy brain, she can better understand the effects of neurodegenerative disorders. She is daring to ask: how can understanding the neurobiology of cognition lead to new treatments for brain disorders?
Saksida is a Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, a Scientist at Robarts Research Institute, and a Scientific Director of BrainsCAN. She has diverse expertise in psychology, robotics and artificial intelligence, and computer sciences.
Daring to Ask is a series that profiles Canada Research Chairs and Endowed Research Chairs at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. These researchers are advancing knowledge in their respective fields, asking and answering questions that challenge the status quo and seeking to improve patient care. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies. Uploaded by: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry Communications (CM)