The Life Sciences Institute congratulates Dr. Shernaz Bamji on becoming President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN).
Currently Associate Director at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), Dr. Bamji has served as Vice President/President Elect of CAN, a thousand-member organization dedicated to advancing brain research. She succeeds immediate Past-President Dr. Charles Bourque of McGill University, who led CAN for the past year.
Dr. Bamji is a Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She is a founding member of the School of Biomedical Engineering and a member of the LSI’s Steering Committee. She has a long-standing interest in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural connectivity and synaptic plasticity, and her discoveries have provided valuable insights into the fundamental mechanisms underlying learning and memory, as well as how these processes are perturbed in diseased states.