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Seminars 2015-2016

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.

 

Date

Speaker and topic

Wednesday
May 25, 2016

Dr. Graham Collingridge
Dept of Physiology, University of Toronto
Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease 
Host: Dr. Jesper Sjöström

Wednesday
May 18, 2016

Dr. Andreia C. K. Mortensen
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Positive allosteric modulators of glutamate transport for neuroprotection: current approaches 
Host: Dr. Don Van Meyel

Wednesday
May 11, 2016

Dr Elvire Vaucher
École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal
Cholinergic modulation of visual perception 
Host: Dr. Robert Hess

Wednesday
May 4, 2016

Dr. Lan Xiong
Département de psychiatrie, Université de Montréal
Genetic studies of psychiatric disorders in consanguineous families from Pakistan 
Host: Dr. Yong Rao

Wednesday
April 27, 2016

Dr. Aarlenne Khan
École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal
The interaction between attention and eye and arm movements 
Host: Dr. Reza Farivar-Mohseni

Wednesday
April 20, 2016

Dr. Guoping Feng
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
Dissecting synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of psychiatric disorders 
Host: Dr. Salvatore Carbonetto

Wednesday
April 13, 2016

Cancelled

Wednesday
April 6, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Steves
Center for Vision Research, York University
Living with one eye: plasticity in visual and auditory systems 
Host: Dr. Janine Mendola

Wednesday
March 30, 2016

Dr. Jesper Sjöström
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University
In-house presentation

Wednesday
March 23, 2016

Dr. Maurice Chacron
Department of Physiology, McGill University
Coding of stimulus features of correlated neural activity 
Host: Dr. Frederick Kingdom

Wednesday
March 16, 2016

Dr. Eric Dumont
School of Medicine, Dept of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University
Local estradiol biosynthesis gates endocannabinoid-dependent modulation of inhibitory transmission 
Host: Dr. David Stellwagen

Wednesday
March 9, 2016

Dr. Chris Pack
Montreal Neurological Institute
Plasticity of motion processing in primate visual cortex 
Host: Dr. Curtis Baker

Wednesday
March 2, 2016

Dr. Arlette Kolta
Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Astrocytic-dependent modulation of extracellular calcium and of neuronal firing pattern 
Host: Dr. Charles Bourque

Wednesday
February 24, 2016

Dr. Brian Chen
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University
In-house presentation

Wednesday
February 17, 2016

Dr. Len Levin
Department of Ophthalmology
MUHC-GLEN
The Tale of the Blinding Assassin 
Host: Dr. Kathy Mullen

Wednesday
February 10, 2016

Dr. Ed Connor
The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Johns Hopkins
Neural Representation of Objects and Scenes
Host: Dr. Reza Farivar-Mohseni

Wednesday
February 3, 2016

Dr. Ji Zhang
The Alan Edwards Center for Research on Pain
McGill University
Injury promotes the development of autoimmune peripheral neuropathy in predisposed inflammatory environment
Host: Dr. Sam David

Wednesday
January 27, 2016

Dr. Donald Mitchell
Department of Psychology
Dalhousie University
Enhanced recovery from early visual deprivation following short periods of darkness or pharmacologically induced retinal silence
Host: Dr. Robert Hess

Wednesday
January 20, 2016

Dr. Keith Murai
​​Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University
In-house presentation

Wednesday
January 13, 2016

Dr. Yong Rao
​Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University
In-house presentation

Wednesday
December 16, 2015

Dr. Kathy Mullen
​Vision Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology
McGill University
The role of fMRI in understanding human colour vision
In-house presentation

Wednesday
December 9, 2015

CANCELLED (moved to December 16)

Wednesday
December 2, 2015

Dr. Avihu Klar
Department of Medical Neurobiology​, Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada
Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew University
Genetic targeting and functional organization of spinocerebellar tract (SCT) interneurons
Host: Donald van Meyel

Wednesday
November 25, 2015

Dr. Karl Fernandes
Research Centre of the University of Montreal Hospital
Stem cells, lipid metabolism, and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
Host: Sal Carbonetto

Wednesday
November 18, 2015

Dr. Mark Brandon
Department of Psychiatry
Douglas Hospital Research Center
Space and time in mammalian memory networks
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
November 11, 2015

Dr. Geoff Aguirre
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Measuring Human Melanopsin Function
Host: Janine Mendola

Wednesday
November 4, 2015

Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Department of Physiology
McGill University
The vestibular system: multimodal integration and encoding of self-motion for motor control
Host: Frederick Kingdom

Wednesday
October 28, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Demb
Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Yale University
Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in retinal circuitry
Host: Curtis Baker

Wednesday
October 14, 2015

Dr. Stephane Oliet
Neurocentre Magendie
Université de Bordeaux
Contribution of astrocytes on synaptic transmission and activity-dependent plasticity
Host: Charles Bourque

Wednesday
October 7, 2015

Dr. Tim Murphy
Department of Psychiatry
Univeristy of British Columbia
Imaging and optogenetic tools for studying cortical circuit structure and function in healthy brain and after stroke
Host: Keith Murai

Wednesday
September 30, 2015

Dr. Wade Regehr
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Calcium sensors for short-term synaptic plasticity
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Wednesday
September 23, 2015

Dr. Tim Kennedy
The Montreal Neurological Institute
Making Connections: New Roles for Netrin-1 and DCC Regulating Myelination, Synaptogenesis, and Plasticity
Host: Sam David

** Special seminar **
Wednesday
September 16, 2015

Patrice Vaillancourt and Technology Platform Personnel
Centre for Translational Biology
Strengthening your core (facilities): an introduction to the new RI-MUHC Technology Platforms
Host: Don van Meyel
Note: Afterwards (1pm-2pm), personnel will be available to provide attendees with detailed Platform information.