Researcher Profile

David Sherry

David Sherry


BMI Core Member

Psychology, Biology


Associated Websites:

Avian Cognition Lab

Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x84659
AFAR 201

Research Area


I received my PhD from the University of Toronto and was a postdoc in the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at the University of Oxford. I am a PI at Western’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR). I served as Director of Western’s Graduate Program in Neuroscience 2005-2011 and was founding Director of Western’s Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience. I have served as an editor or editorial board member of the journals Animal Behaviour, Behaviour, and Biology Letters, and I am currently a member of the advisory committee of the CIFAR Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness. My research examines the specializations in cognition and the brain that accompany food storing, brood parasitism, and migration in birds.