Daring to Ask with Lisa Saksida

Lisa Saksida, PhD, holds the Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience, Tier 1. She studies the brain’s capacity for learning, memorizing and paying attention. Through mapping the neural pathways in a healthy brain, Saksida and her team can better understand the effects of neurodegenerative disorders.

She dares 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 the Robarts Research Institute, and the 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 that status quo and seeking to improve patient care. It is essential research made possible by generous donors and the investment of funding agencies.