Professor, Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences and SBME
Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health


Research Theme:

Research Interests:

formation, remodelling, elimination of brain synaptic connections, formation/plasticity disruptions & brain function, normalizing cognitive & functional abilities


Shernaz Bamji is a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, is the current Associate Director of the Center for Brain Health at UBC, and is the incoming President elect of the Canadian Association for Neurosciences. She received her Ph.D. at McGill University and did her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also gave birth to both her children. Dr. Bamji has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural connectivity and synaptic plasticity. Her work has provided valuable information about fundamental mechanisms underlying learning and memory, as well as how these processes are perturbed in diseased states.