Seminars 2016-2017

The CRN and McGill Vision Research, as part of the BRaIN program, host a weekly Neuroscience Seminar Series throughout the academic year. The topics cover numerous aspects of experimental neuroscience, and our speakers include international as well as local leaders in their respective fields. 

When & Where: Wednesdays at 12 noon, Montreal General Hosp., Livingston Hall, L7-140 (unless posted otherwise).

Want a monthly email to notify you of upcoming seminars? Contact Yvonne Gardner

Page administered by Jesper Sjöström.



Speaker and topic

May 24, 2017

Dr. Adrien Peyrache
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Internally Organized Mechanisms of the Brain's Navigation System
Host: Keith Murai

May 17, 2017

Dr. Alex Wade
Dept of Psychology, University of York
Fly vision and its application to neurological disease
Host: Kathy Mullen

4 PM, Thursday
May 11, 2017
Note special time of this talk.

Dr. Aparna Suvrathan
Dept of Neurobiology, Stanford University
Synaptic learning rules and their role in circuit function
Host: Keith Murai

May 10, 2017

Dr. Sylvain Williams
Dept of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University
Imaging and controlling cell assemblies during learning and memory
Host: Charles Bourque

May 3, 2017

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Sam David

Apr 26, 2017

Dr. Ben Eppinger
Dept of Psychology, Concordia University
Computational and neuroscience approaches to age differences in learning and decision-making across the human lifespan
Host: Janine Mendola

Apr 19, 2017

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Reza Farivar

Apr 12, 2017

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Jesper Sjöström

Apr 5, 2017

Dr. Christian Casanova
Optometry, Université de Montréal
Is the thalamus driving or modulating the visual cortex?
Host: Curtis Baker

Mar 29, 2017

Dr. Sujaya Neupane
MNI, McGill University
The phenomenon of receptive field remapping in primate visual area V4 and its role in trans-saccadic vision
Host: Frederick Kingdom

Mar 22, 2017

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Brian Chen

4 PM, Monday
Mar 20, 2017
Note special time of this talk.

Dr. Yang Zhou
The McGovern Institute, MIT
Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Mice and Monkeys with Shank3 Mutations
Host: Keith Murai

Mar 15, 2017


Mar 1, 2017

Dr. Won Chan Oh*
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Wiring the brain: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation
Host: David Stellwagen

Feb 22, 2017

Dr. Anne Takesian*
Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard University
Inhibitory circuit gating of auditory cortical plasticity
Host: David Stellwagen

Feb 15, 2017

Dr. Graham Diering*
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neuroscience
Remodeling of synaptic signaling during homeostatic scaling and sleep
Host: David Stellwagen

Feb 8, 2017

Dr. Stephanie L. Borgland
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Diet induced neuroplasticity in the orbitofrontal cortex
Host: David Stellwagen

Feb 6, 2017
NB! Special date!

Dr. Renata Batista-Brito*
Dept of Neurosciences, Yale University
Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits
Host: David Stellwagen

Feb 1, 2017

Dr. David J. Field
Dept of Psychology, Cornell University
Unraveling the manifold of natural scenes: A geometric approach to understanding the responses of neurons in the visual pathway
Host: Frederick Kingdom

Jan 25, 2017

Dr. Laura Fonken*
Dept of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dynamic regulation of microglia: the influence of a day versus a lifetime
Host: David Stellwagen

Jan 18, 2017

Dr. Tomoko Ohyama
Dept of Biology, McGill University
Circuit mechanisms underlying action selection
Host: Don van Meyel

Jan 11, 2017

Dr. Pierre Lachapelle
Dept of Ophthalmology, McGill University
The effect of bright light exposure and/or birth asphyxia on the primary visual pathways of the newborn
Host: Janine Mendola

Dec 7, 2016

Dr. Gord Fishell
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine
Making up your mind: the role of local inhibitory neurons in psychiatric disease
Host: Sejalben Davla

November 23, 2016

Dr. Rick Roy
Dept of Biology, McGill University
Acute starvation and metabolic adjustment: the neuronal role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)
Host: Dr. Sal Carbonetto

October 12, 2016

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Curtis Baker

October 5, 2016

In-house presentation
Host: Dr. Charles Bourque

September 28, 2016

Dr. Michael Hughes
Dept of Biology, University of Missouri at St. Louis
Gene Expression Atlases as a Tool to Understand Circadian Clocks and Skeletal Muscle Function
Host: Dr. Brian Chen

*) This speaker is a candidate for a position at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience and the Dept of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.