Dr. Paul Sheppard

Postdoctoral Fellow


Western University

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

My current research interests focus around astrocytes and cognition. These non-neuronal cells, best known for their roles in metabolism, structural support, and glutamate recycling, have been historically understudied. Recently, evidence has suggested they are involved in myriad behaviours and cognitive processes. My particular interests in this area are in the encoding processes of memory formation.

Previous to this, my research has focused on sex differences and sex hormones in learning and memory and the underlying mechanisms therein.

Area of Research Expertise
Neuroendocrinology; Learning and memory; Astrocytes; Neurogenesis

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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