David Sherry

David SherryDavid F. Sherry is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario. He graduated from McMaster University in 1972 and obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1978. He held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellowship at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford from 1978 – 1980 and joined the faculty of the University of Toronto as an NSERC University Research Fellow in 1980. He has been at the University of Western Ontario since 1990. David Sherry served as Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience 2005-2011, co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Neuroscience 2007-2010 and is currently Chair of the interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Neuroscience. He has been an editor of the journals Behaviour and Animal Behaviour, associate editor of Animal Learning & Behaviour, and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters. He has published many research papers and articles on animal cognition and the brain and has given invited lectures and colloquia at Harvard, Princeton, Rockefeller, Oxford, Cambridge, Zurich, Basel, Utrecht and Leiden as well as at numerous international scientific conferences and the McDonnell Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. His research has been continuously funded by NSERC since 1980 and he has served on grant selection panels for NSERC and the US National Science Foundation. He is a principal investigator at Western`s Advanced Facility for Avian Research, a $9.2 million project funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund. David Sherry has conducted research on a range of topics including behavioural development, spatial memory, orientation, the avian brain, and the evolution of learning and memory. His current research examines memory, cognition and the brain of food-storing birds, avian brood parasites, and bumblebees.