Welcome to the Josselyn Frankland Lab
Neurobiology Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children

Research

Learning and Memory

Memory Allocation

How do neurons become allocated to a memory trace and how can we manipulate their activity to understand memory?

Remote Memory

How are remote memories organized in the cortex, and what the molecular and cellular events that underlie their consolidation?

Neurogenesis and Forgetting

What is the contribution of new neurons to hippocampal memory function. In particular we are interested in how new neurons regulate clearance of memories from the hippocampus (or forgetting).

Publications

Click for journal website.

Josselyn, Sheena A, Tonegawa, Susumu. (2020) Memory engrams: Recalling the past and imagining the future. Science, 367.

Hasegawa, Shunsuke et al. (2019) Hippocampal clock regulates memory retrieval via Dopamine and PKA-induced GluA1 phosphorylation. Nat Commun, 10, 1, 5766.

Park, Albert et al. (2019) A time-dependent role for the transcription factor CREB in neuronal allocation to an engram underlying a fear memory revealed using a novel in vivo optogenetic tool to modulate CREB function. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Steadman, Patrick E et al. (2019) Disruption of Oligodendrogenesis Impairs Memory Consolidation in Adult Mice. Neuron.

Frankland, Paul W et al. (2019) The neurobiological foundation of memory retrieval. Nat. Neurosci., 22, 10, 1576-1585.


All Publications

Lab Members

Primary Investigators

Sheena Josselyn

PI

Paul Frankland

PI

Techs & Staff

Daisy Lin

Lab Technician
Beijing, China

Jocelyn Lau

Lab Technician
Vancouver, BC

Mika Yamamoto

Lab Technician
Osaka, Japan

Toni DeCristofaro

Lab Manager
Toronto, Ontario

Research Associates

Asim Rashid

Research Associate
Kingston, ON

Sungmo Park

Research Associate
Korea

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Adam Miller

Post-Doc

Frankland
Chicago, IL

    Interests:
  •  Soccer
  •  Hiking
  •  Dogs
  •  Spotify: ampm001

Ankit Awasthi

Post-Doc

Frankland
Visakhapatnam, India

    Interests:
  •  Running
  •  Classic rock
  •  Cooking indian food
  •  Documentaries/Movies/TV series

Antje Birkner

Post-Doc

Josselyn
Munich, Germany

    Interests:
  •  Dancing
  •  Mountain biking

Axel Guskjolen

Post-Doc

Frankland
Saskatoon, SK

    Interests:
  •  :ant:

Cesar Coelho

Post-Doc

Frankland
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

    Interests:
  •  Capoeira
  •  Dancing
  •  :bike:
  •  Programming

Jagroop Dhaliwal

Post-Doc

Frankland
New Delhi, India; Ottawa, ON

    Interests:
  •  Reading
  •  Food (desserts)
  •  Watching hockey
  •  Movies

Jung Hoon Jung

Post-Doc

Josselyn
Daegu, South Korea -

Sylvie Lesuis

Post-Doc

Josselyn
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tao Zhang

Post-Doc

Josselyn
Jiangsu, China

    Interests:
  •  Cooking (Chinese food)
  •  Running

Yunlong Liu

Post-Doc

Frankland
Beijing, China

    Interests:
  •  Neurogenesis
  •  Forgetting

Graduate Students

Adam Ramsaran

PhD Candidate

Frankland
Newark, Delaware

    Interests:
  •  Womp it Up (Podcast)
  •  Veep
  •  HRC

Alex Jacob

PhD Candidate

Josselyn
Edmonton, AB

    Interests:
  •  

Ali Golbabaei

PhD Student

Frankland

Amy Yeung

MSc Student

Frankland
Brampton, ON

    Interests:
  •  Food (of all types)
  •  Wushu
  •  Vacationing

Anaël Erhardt

MSc Student

Frankland
Périgord, France

    Interests:
  •  Trail
  •  Karate
  •  Pop/Rock
  •  Olive oil
  •  Nature & wild life

Andrew Mocle

PhD Candidate

Josselyn
Toronto, ON

    Interests:
  •  Squash
  •  Melodica
  •  Too Much Tuna

Angela Zordan

Visiting MSc Student

Josselyn
Vicenza, Italy

    Interests:
  •  Semantic memory
  •  Mountains
  •  Coffee
  •  Rock/metal music

Annelies Hoorn

PhD Student

Josselyn
Hoogeveen, The Netherlands

    Interests:
  •  :bee:
  •  Philosophy
  •  Hiking

Emily Kramer

PhD Candidate

Josselyn
Hampton, ON

Isaiah Samson

MSc Student

Frankland
Markham, ON

    Interests:
  •  basketball
  •  Travel
  •  Guitar

Lana Duan

MSc Student

Frankland
Kunming, China

    Interests:
  •  :mahjong:

Lina Tran

PhD Candidate

Frankland
Toronto, ON
https://www.github.com/linamnt

    Interests:
  •  Music
  •  Design
  •  :cactus:

Matteo Saderi

PhD Student

Frankland
Sardinia, Italy

    Interests:
  •  Consciousness
  •  Volcanoes
  •  Astronomy

Naomi Niederhoffer

PhD Student

Josselyn
Montreal, QC

    Interests:
  •  Football

Patrick Steadman

PhD Candidate

Frankland
Etobicoke, ON

    Interests:
  •  :bike:

Rida Ansari

PhD Candidate

Frankland
Karachi, Pakistan

    Interests:
  •  :tropical_fish:

Sangyoon Ko

PhD Candidate

Frankland
Jeju, Korea

    Interests:
  •  Soccer
  •  Baseball
  •  Judo
  •  Music

Thays Brenner dos Santos

Visiting PhD Student

Frankland
São Paulo, Brazil

    Interests:
  •  Arts
  •  Travelling
  •  Food

Ying Wang

PhD Candidate

Josselyn
Nanjing, China

Undergraduate Students

Julia Gallucci (Frankland)

Sandy Ma (Frankland)

Lulu Liu (Frankland)

Mryam Ali (Josselyn)

Hakum Lim (Josselyn)

Where are they now?

Check out this map of former Jossenlyn/Frankland lab members who have assistant professor level positions around the world


Social

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Postings

Click here to see full archive

New Website

25 September 2018

Welcome to the new JF Lab website. It’s still undergoing some changes so feel free to let us know if you see any problems via our GitHub page. There, you can also see how this site was made.