2017 CSBBCS Vincent Di Lollo Early-Career Award Winner: Dr. Morgan Barense

Dr. Morgan Barense earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2007, remained in Cambridge for her postdoctoral work as a Peterhouse Research Fellow, and joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in 2009. She is presently an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, as well as an Associate Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute and director of the Toronto Neuroimaging Facility.

Dr. Barense’s research program blends computational modelling, neuropsychology, and neuroimaging techniques.  Her research program is focused on understanding how memory is organized in the healthy brain, how memory changes through aging or brain damage, and how memory interacts with other cognitive faculties, such as perception. Her work is published in the discipline’s top journals including Journal of Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Cerebral Cortex, Neuropsychologia, Neuron, Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Dr. Barense has been recognized by a number of other prestigious awards including a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Ontario, and an Early Investigator Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists.