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Seminar Archive 2005-2006

Date

Speaker and topic

Wednesday July 5 2006 Dr. David Stellwagen
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
TNFα as a mediator of homeostatic synaptic plasticity
Wednesday May 24 2006 Dr. Chieh Chang
Department of Biology
McGill University
Wiring and rewiring of sensory and motor neural circuits
*Tuesday* May 23 2006 Dr. Lidong Liu
Brain Research Centre
University of British Columbia
NMDA receptor subtypes play different roles in synaptic plasticity and excitotoxicity
*Thursday* May 18 2006 Dr. Mauro Costa- Mattioli
Department of Biochemistry
McGill University
Translational control of synaptic plasticity and behavioural learning
Wednesday May 17 2006 Dr. Richard Robitaille
Departement de Physiologie
Universite de Montreal
Glial-mediated homosynaptic and heterosynaptic plasticities
**Tuesday** May 9 2006 4:00pm Dr. Scott Thompson
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland
Shining a light on the needle-in-the-haystack: using photolysis of caged glutamate to study dendritic spines
This is a Joint Seminar with Dept. Pharmacology and Therapeutics Please note the special time and location: McIntyre Bldg, McGill Room 1345
**Monday** May 1 2006 Dr. Nima Marandi
Institute for Neuroscience
Technical University of Munich
Developmental switch of visual cortex network activity after eye opening in the mouse
Wednesday Apr 26 2006 Dr. Ian Meinertzhagen
Neuroscience Institute, Life Sciences Centre
Dalhousie University
The Drosophila photoreceptor terminal: how an identified synapse gets its own back
Wednesday Apr 19 2006 Dr. Ted Fon
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Parkin in Traffic: Novel Functions of the Ubiquitin System in Parkinson's Disease
Wednesday Apr 12 2006 Dr. Tak Pan Wong
Brain Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Long-term depression: a cellular substrate of memory?
Wednesday Apr 5 2006 Dr. Huey Hing
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Axon targeting and synapse formation in the olfactory system
Wednesday Mar 29 2006 Carbonetto Lab

CRN Research Update
Wednesday Mar 22 2006 Dr. Alyson Fournier
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
CNS Regeneration: Molecular approaches to identify novel therapeutic strategies for nerve repair
Wednesday Mar 15 2006 Dr. David Juncker
Biomedical Engineering Department
McGill University
Micro- and nanobioengineering technologies and applications: New concepts for engineering neuronal microenvironments
Wednesday Mar 8 2006 Dr. Chiou-Fen Chuang
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Rockefeller University
Assembling functional neural circuits: molecular mechanisms of neuronal diversification in C. elegans
Wednesday Feb 22 2006 Dr. A. Claudio Cuello
Department of Pharmacology
McGill University
Intraneuronal accumulation of beta-amyloid peptide: does it matter?
Wednesday Feb 15 2006 Dr. Tim Kennedy
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Beyond axon guidance: novel roles for Netrin-1 in the mature CNS
Wednesday Feb 8 2006 Dr. Benjamin Eaton
Division of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California San Francisco
Cellular mechanisms of synaptic stability and neurodegeneration
*Tuesday* Jan 31 2006 Dr. Glenn Turner
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology
Electrophysiological investigation of olfactory representations in a learning and memory center of the Drosophila brain
Wednesday Jan 25 2006 Dr. Till Marquadt
Gene Expression Laboratory
The Salk Institute
Receptor-based signaling interactions underlying the selective targeting of sensory and motor neuron axons
Wednesday Jan 18 2006 Dr. Narendrakumar Ramanan
Department of Neuroscience
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Transcriptional control of synaptic plasticity, an essential role for SRF
Wednesday Jan 11 2006 Dr. Hiroshi Nishimune
Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Organization of the nerve terminal by synaptic cleft components
Wednesday Dec 14 2005 Dr. Liliana Pedraza
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Myelin membrane formation: looking at the Schwann cell in action
Wednesday Dec 7 2005 Dr. Wenbiao Gan
Skirball Institute
New York University
Synaptic plasticity and pathology in vivo
Wednesday Nov 30 2005 Dr. Patrik Verstreken
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Maintaining neurotransmission: Mitochondria, Kiss-and-run and Clathrin-mediated endocytosis
Wednesday Nov 23 2005 Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke
Department of Neurobiology
Duke University Medical Center
Signal transduction by TRPV ion channels: add osmo-TRP and mechano-TRP to the lexicon !
*Thursday* Nov 17 2005 Dr. Stéphane Dieudonné
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie
CNRS-Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Following neuronal dynamics in the granular layer of the cerebellum: how physiology can lead to TREMOR (Time REsolved Multisite Optical Recording)
Wednesday Nov 9 2005 Dr. Xinzhong Dong
Dept. of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Identification and characterization of nociceptive neuron specific genes
Wednesday Nov 2 2005 Dr. Terry Hébert
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
McGill University
Biosynthetic aspects of GPCR signalling complex formation monitored in living cells
Wednesday Oct 26 2005 Dr. Phil Barker
Montreal Neurological Institute
McGill University
Regulating p75 neurotrophin receptor signaling – a matter of life and death
Wednesday Oct 19 2005 Dr. Michael Reber
INSERM U.575, Centre de Neurochimie
Strasbourg
A relative signaling model for the formation of the retinocollicular map
Wednesday Oct 12 2005 Murai Lab

CRN Research Update
Wednesday Oct 5 2005 Dr. Alexandre Prat
CHUM Hopital Notre Dame
Université de Montréal
Mechanism of Astrocytic Regulation of the Human Blood-Brain Barrier
Wednesday Sept 28 2005 Dr. Pablo E. Castillo
Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Endocannabinoid signaling and synaptic plasticity
Wednesday Sept 21 2005 Dr. Michel Cayouette
Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM)
Asymmetric cell divisions in the developing retina