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

Research

Learning and Memory

Remote Memory

Our lab focuses on how remote memories are organized in the cortex, and the molecular and cellular events that underlie their consolidation.

Neurogenesis and Forgetting

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

Publications

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Xia et al. (2017) Parvalbumin-positive interneurons mediate cortical-hippocampal interactions that are necessary for memory consolidation. eLife, in press.

Vetere et al. (2017) Chemogenetic Interrogation of a Brain-wide Fear Memory Network in Mice. Neuron, 94, 363–374.

Xia et al. (2017) Entorhinal Cortical Deep Brain Stimulation Rescues Memory Deficits in Both Young and Old Mice Genetically Engineered to Model Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuropsychoparmacology, in press.

Guskjolen et al. (2017) Age-dependent changes in spatial memory retention and flexibility in mice. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 143, 59-66.

Santoro et al. (2016) Dual episodic and semantic control enhances reinforcement learning in dynamic environments. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 12228-12242.


All Publications

Lab Members

Primary Investigator

Paul Frankland

PI

Techs & Staff

Toni DeCristofaro

Lab Manager
Toronto, Ontario

Mika Yamamoto

Lab Technician
Osaka, Japan

Daisy Lin

Lab Technician
Beijing, China

Daniel Li

Lab Technician
Toronto, Ontario

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Gisella Vetere

Post-Doc
Rome, Italy
gisella.vetere@gmail.com

    Interests:
  •  :camera:
  •  dance
  •  hang out with friends :beers:
  •  reading

Justin Kenney

Post-Doc
Whitehouse Station, NJ

Risako Fujikawa

Post-Doc
Fukuoka, Japan

    Interests:
  •  Eating meat
  •  Taking pictures

Jagroop Dhaliwal

Post-Doc
New Delhi, India; Ottawa, ON

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

Cesar Coelho

Post-Doc
Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

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

Adam Miller

Post-Doc
Chicago, IL, USA

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

Graduate Students

Axel Guskjolen

PhD Candidate
Saskatoon, SK

    Interests:
  •  :ant:

Frances Xia

PhD Candidate
Vancouver, BC

    Interests:
  •  (Excellent) Coffee

Patrick Steadman

PhD Candidate
Etobicoke, ON

    Interests:
  •  :bike:

Lina Tran

PhD Candidate
Toronto, ON

    Interests:
  •  Music
  •  Design
  •  :cactus:

Adam Ramsaran

PhD Candidate
Newark, Delaware

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

Moushumi Nath

MSc Candidate
Montreal, QC

    Interests:
  •  Freebies

Sangyoon Ko

MSc Candidate
Jeju, Korea

    Interests:
  •  Soccer
  •  Baseball
  •  Judo
  •  Music

Undergraduate Students

Charlie Andrews

Moriam Ahmed

Amy Yeung

Anita Chan

Yi Zou

Where are they now?

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


Recent Postings

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New Website

25 January 2018

Welcome to the new Frankland 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.