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July 2016

PhD Oral Defense- Chelsea Cavanagh
Title: “The role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in a promdromal mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. T Pan Wong & P. Quirion
July 29 2016
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Steven Cordeiro Matos
Title: “Involvement of hyperpolarization-activated and cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels in noradrenergic modulation in regulating prefrontal activity"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
July 27 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Edward Wilson
Title: “Experimental therapy and cognitive outcomes in a rat transgenic model of Alzheimer disease-like amyloid beta neuropathology"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
July 21 2016
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Rebecca Price
Title: “The role of endogenous opioids in pain, pleasure, and pain-pleasure interactions"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
July 19 2016
Room M/48, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Tippler
Title: “Externalizing traits and fMRI BOLD responses to drug-related cues: Markers in adolescents at-risk for substance abuse disorders"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
July 13 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Avenue des Pins O.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Felix Oestereich
Title: “The impact of cholesteryl ester transfer protein on Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Munter
July 12 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Building, 3469 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Camille Boudreau-Pinsonneult
Title: “Stimulating Muller glia-dependent retinal regeneration in mammals"
Supervisor: Dr. M Cayouette
July 8 2016
Room 6805, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins

PhD Candidacy Exam- Shannon Swikert
Title: “The molecular mechanism underlying DNA damage induced by the Shh receptor Boc and its role in modulloblastoma tumorigenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. F Charron
July 7 2016
Room 7650, Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins

PhD Oral Defense- Ihab Daou
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of peripheral pain pathway in behaving mice"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
July 7 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

June 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ellen Zakreski
Title: “Ecological antecedents and behavioural consequences of variation in the neuroendocrine stress response"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
June 29 2016
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Stefania Dzieciolowska
Title: “Synaptic defects and impaired locomotor behaviour in larval zebrafish following tdp-43 loss-of-function"
Supervisor: Drs. H. Durham & P. Drapeau
June 28 2016
Room R02.606, CRCHUM, 900 Rue Saint-Denis

PhD Candidacy Exam- Rowan Pentz
Title: “Investigating neuroserpin as a therapeutic target for cholinergic and cognitive deficits in AD"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
June 28 2016
Room 220, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Jacalyn Guy
Title: “Age-related perceptual changes in autism spectrum disorder: an investigation of local and global visual processes"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
June 23 2016
Room 200, Coach House, 3715 Peel St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Catherine Caldwell
Title: “Perceptual combination of binocular luminance and orientation"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mendola
June 22 2016
Room L11-417, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Angela Guadagno
Title: “Early chronic stress effects on amygdala morphology and function: Potential role of glucocorticoids, endocannabinoids and microglia"
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
June 22 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Filip Liebsch
Title: “Redefining the roles of the beta-secretase (BACE1) in health and disease"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Multhaup
June 22 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Science Complex, 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Wagner Souza Silva
Title: “Avoidance strategies in response to moving obstacles while walking: Impact of obstacles characteristics and mobile communications in healthy young and older adults"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Lamontagne
June 21 2016
Room B6, Davis House, 3654 Promenade Sir William Olser

PhD Candidacy Exam- Jeremy Moreau
Title: “Magnetoencephalography in the presurgical evaluation of paediatric intractable epilepsy"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Baillet & R. Dudley
June 21 2016
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Daniel Almeida
Title: “The neuroepigenetic link between childhood maltreatment and suicide: A cell type specific sequencing approach"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 21 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2120, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Liam Crapper
Title: “Human neuronal models of Lesch-Nyhan disease reveal adenosinergic and metabolic dysfunctions"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Ernst
June 20 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2112, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Prokopis Prokopiou
Title: “Modeling the dynamic cerebrovascular reactivity and bold hemodynamic response functionusing multimodal neuroimaging measurements"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Mitsis
June 20 2016
Room 333, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Larah Maunder
Title: “Effects of partnership intimacy on hippocampal volume in healthy adult humans"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
June 20 2016
1st Floor, Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Candidacy Exam- Laura-Joy Boulos
Title: “Mu opioid receptors in the habenula: dissecting reward and aversion in addiction"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Kieffer
June 20 2016
Room CIC, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Zahra Owji
Title: “Unraveling the mechanism of brain injury in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
June 20 2016
Room E M1.3025, Glen Site, 1001 Blvd. Decarie

PhD Oral Defense- Avinash Vaidya
Title: “Frontal lobe contributions to attention in reward learning and decision-making"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
June 20 2016
Room BT303, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Jocelyne Whitehead
Title: “Investigating the neural representation of emotion using an adaptation fMRI pardigm"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Armony
June 16 2016
Conference Room, BRAMS, 1430 Boul. Mont-Royal

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ibrahim Kays
Title: “Direct observation of protein translation in single living cells"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 15 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Stephanie Scala
Title: “Mapping Neural Function in Cocaine Addiction"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
June 15 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Dave Liu
Title: “Perceptual consequences of surround suppression and plasticity in visual motion processing"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 15 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ana Fernandez Cruz
Title: “Brain imaging to better understand HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
June 13 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Tippler
Title: “Externalizing traits and neural activation fMRI BOLD responses to drug-related cues: At-risk markers in adolescents at risk for substance use disorders"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
June 13 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Avenue des Pins Ouest

MSc Thesis Seminar- Erik Service
Title: “A pilot study of a TDCs-based therapy for progressive cognitive impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Chertkow
June 10 2016
1st Floor, Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Chemin de la Cote Saint Catherine

MSc Thesis Seminar- Christopher Baim
Title: “Neogenin regulates development of the olfactory epithelium and craniofacial structures"
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
June 9 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jennifer Robinson
Title: “Modulation of septal glutamatergic neurons and their influence on the hippocampal network"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
June 9 2016
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Kathleen Xu
Title: “The role of dopamine D1 receptors in D1/D2 co-expressing striatal medium spiny neurons: Implications for psychostimulant response"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
June 8 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E4203, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jennifer Lissemore
Title: “Dopaminergic plasticity of the human brain in the expression and inhibition of conditioned fear"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
June 7 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave des Pins Ouest

MSc Thesis Seminar- Devin Sodums
Title: “Virutal spatial memory improvement program: Impact on cognitive function and grey matter"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
June 7 2016
Douglas Hall Pavilion, Room C-1204, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Julia Nantes
Title: “Neurotransmitters are linked to neurological damage and disability: Insight from non-invasive, multimodal investigations"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
June 6 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anastasia Glushko
Title: “Neurophysiological correlates of implicit learning in individuals with and without specific language impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Steinhauer
June 3 2016
8th Floor, Room 831, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2001 McGill College

PhD Candidacy Exam- Marie Franquin
Title: “Using ALS to model the role of TNF alpha in synaptic dysfunction during neurodegenerative disease"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
June 2 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

May 2016

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan
Title:“Olfactory identification as a metric for progression of pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
May 31 2016
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Suk Jun Hong
Title: “Advanced multimodal imaging in epileptogenic malformations of cortical development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
May 25 2016
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lawrence Oprea
Title: “Hippocampectomy Effects in Discounting and Reversal Learning Tasks in Rats"
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Chudasama
May 20 2016
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building, 3801, 1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maryse Thomas
Title: “Mechanisms and therapeutic applications of noise-induced plasticity in the rat auditory cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. E. De Villers-Sidani
May 18 2016
Room NW/125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Armin Yazdani
Title: “The beneficial effects of sildenafil following term neonatal hypoxia-ischemia"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
May 17 2016
Room E12225, Glen Site, 1001 Blvd Decarie

PhD Thesis Seminar- Patricia Brown
Title: “Glutamate receptors and auxiliary proteins: an open- (channel) relationship"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
May 17 2016
Room 132, Bellini Building, 3469 Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Zamfir
Title: “Investigating the role of opioid receptors in the anterior cingulate cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
May 16 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Scott Thompson
Title: “Chronic pain modifies the cerebral opioid system: Whole brain, molecular and behavioral observation"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
May 16 2016
Room M/66, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Andy Gao
Title: “The Impact of the Loss of NHE6 Function in the Pathogenesis of Christianson Syndrome"
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
May 13 2016
Room 132, Bellini Building, 1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Emily Opala;
Title: “Stress Response and Structural Plasticty in the mPFC of Lactating Rats"
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
May 6 2016
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Thesis Seminar- Corina Nagy
Title: “Epigenetic regulation of astrocytic dysfunction in depression and suicide"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
May 6 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Miranda Tuwaig
Title: “Central Auditory Processing in Individuals at Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia"
Supervisor: Dr. J Breitner
May 5 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Ariane Gagnon
Title: “Clustering activity and somato-dendritic release in rat supraoptic nucleus neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
May 4 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hosptial, 1650 Cedar Avenue

April 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Lourdes Fernandez de Cossio Gomez
Title: “Prenatal infections as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders: The role of microglia"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
April 29 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Diane Nakamura
Title: “Regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by netrin-1"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
April 29 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Elena Kutsarova
Title: “Bidirectional role of BDNF in structural Hebbian plasticity in the developing visual system"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
April 27 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Maria Ioannou
Title: “The regulation of Rab13 in endosomal trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
April 26 2016
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Erin Nuro
Title: “Investigating the role of Fragile-X Related Protein 1 (FXR1P) in Brain Plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
April 26 2016
Liyingstone Hall, Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ricardo Sanz
Title: “Roles of Metalloproteinases in neurite outgrowth and synaptic development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
April 25 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Gian-Luca McLelland
Title: “Mechanisms of mitochondrion-to-lysome vesicular transport"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
April 25 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Kyle Logie-Hagen
Title: “Emotional Music and Voices: A Magnetoencephalography Study"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Armony and P. Jolicoeur
April 19 2016
Marie-Victorin Pavilion, Room G-420, University of Montreal, 90 Avenue Vincent-d'Indy

PhD Candidacy Exam- Matteo Bernabo
Title: “Keeping it Together: The Role of PKMS in Memory Destabilization and Reconsolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Nader
April 18 2016
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar- Prateep Pakavathkumar
Title: “The study of Caspase-6 inhibitorsfor potential use against cognitive impairment during aging"
Supervisor: Dr. A LeBlanc
April 8 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, 3999 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ryan Alexander
Title: “Non-canonical mechanisms of excitability regulation in cerebral circuits"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
April 5 2016
Room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Avenue des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marie-Eve Hoeppli
Title: “Muscle ache and fatigue induced by physiological activation of metabosensitive and mechanosensitive afferent fibers"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
April 5 2016
Room 3010, 740 Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jake Shenker
Title: “The Genetic and Neuroimaging Correlates of Persistent Negative Symptoms in First-Episode Psychosis"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage & M. Chakravarty
April 1 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Neda Parinejad Kameneh
Title: “Disruption of an EEAT-mediated chloride channel in a Drosophila model ataxia"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
April 1 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

March 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maran Ma
Title: “Towards seamless neuron-machine intefaces"
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy & B. Lennox
March 30 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Marissa Cressatti
Title: “The GFAP.HMOX1 model of Parkinson disease microRNA, mRNA and protein expression profiles"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
March 29 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Oral Defense- Chulmin Cho
Title: “Regulation of drebrin in dendritic spines by Egr-1 transcription factor"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Chalifour
March 29 2016
Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, 3999 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marc-Andre Dery
Title: “Functional analysis of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced prion protein gene expression"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Leblanc
March 29 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Room F-4, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Laureline Arnaud
Title: “Functional and behavioral correlates of enhanced auditory perception in congenitally blind adults"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
March 24 2016
Room 869, 2001 McGill College

MSc Thesis Seminar- Annie Poon
Title: “Cerebral and retinal injuries in a rat model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: can stem cell therapy with ECFCs repair these injuries"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
March 24 2016
Room 3010, Block E, Level M2, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Richard Boyce
Title: “Causal Evidence for the Role of REM Sleep in Memory Consolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
March 24 2016
Room 3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Ryen Macdonald
Title: “A novel role for early growth response-1 in transcriptional repression of AGRN and synaptic dysfunction at the neuromuscular junction"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Chalifour
March 24 2016
Room E441/E442, Pavilion E, Lady Davis Institute, 3999 Cote Ste. Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Mathieu Gauvin
Title: “Time-Frequency Analysis of the Human Photopic Electroretinogram: Method, Normative Data, and Clinical Applications"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and J-M. Lina
March 23 2016
Room EM03238, Block E, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kuwook Cha
Title: “The relation of spontaneous activity and spectrotemporal encoding in human auditory cortex"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zatorre & M. Schoenwiesner
March 22 2016
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Helen Liu
Title: “Study of Inflammation and the Effects of Vagatomy and Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Fetal Sheep"
Supervisor: Drs. M Frasch and G. Sebire
March 21 2016
Room B02.6645, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Emily Coffey
Title: “Periodic sound encoding in the human auditory system: variability and plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
March 15 2016
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Mia Sater
Title: “The role of Down Regulated in Renal Cell Carcinoma (DRP) in Brain Cancer Invasion, Stemness, and Therapy"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
March 15 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ana Tryfon
Title: “Auditory-motor synchronization in typical development and children with autism spectrum disorder: behavioral and brain correlates"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
March 14 2016
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Walaa Alshafie
Title: “Sst2A trafficking regulation in endocrine cells"
Supervisor: Drs. T. Stroh and P. McPherson
March 9 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sebastian Urchs
Title: “Subtypes of functional and structural brain organization in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Evans and P. Bellec
March 8 2016
Room NW125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Sulantha Mathotaarachchi
Title: “Profiling biomarker signatures that contribute to conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
March 4 2016
MCSA Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

February 2016

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Robert Amaral
Title: “The human memory circuit: Methodological development, validation and implementation for the complete volumetric assessment of medial temporal lobe structures and corresponding circuitry"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chakravarty
February 25 2016
CIC Room GH-2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Heather Pekeles
Title: “Validation of Salivary Tau as a Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Chertkow
February 23 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Ch. de la Cote Sainte Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rebecca Price
Title: “The role of endogenous opioids in pain and pleasure"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
February 23 2016
Room 3010, Genome Building, 740 Ave. Docteur Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein levels in single living cells"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
February 16 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Edward Wilson
Title: “Crtc1 transcription program as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer disease: preclinical studies in a rat transgenic model"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
February 2 2016
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ariane Gagnon
Title: “Clustering activity and suppression of excitatory neurotransmission via somato-dendritic release in rat supraoptic neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
February 2 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

January 2016

PhD Thesis Seminar- Scott Holmes
Title: “Conflict monitoring in multiple sclerosis: signalling the need for cognitive control over disease burden"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
January 28 2016
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Omar De Faria
Title: “New regulators of oligodendrocyte development and CNS myelin organization"
Supervisor: Dr. T Kennedy
January 22 2016
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Anton Plavski 
Title: “Magnetic resonance imaging morphometry of the neocortex in patients with periventricular nodular heterotopia"
Supervisor: Dr. N. Labdon-Bernasconi
January 18 2016
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Insitute,  3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Fiorella Guido
Title: “Synaptopodin is necessary for the enlargement and maintenance of dendritic spines after chemLTP through the regulation of RhoA-GTPase"
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
January 18 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3649 Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Konstantinos Nasiotis 
Title: “MEG Studies of the Visual Cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
January 15 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- George Dawe 
Title: “Think Fast!... Structural interactions coordinating the rapid gating of ionotropic glutamate receptors"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
January 13 2016
Karp Conference Room, Goodman Cancer Research Center, 1160 Pine Ave. W.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Angela Tam 
Title: “Exploratory analysis of brain structural networks and their relation to resting-state functional networks in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Breitner and P. Bellec
January 13 2016
F.B.C. Pavilion, Room F.2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute,  6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Thomas Funck 
Title: “Investigating the limits of PET for in vivo quantification of neuronal density"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Thiel & A. Evans
January 12 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

December 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Pascal Kropf 
Title: “1-D current-source density estimation from noisy experimental data and its application to the study of visual orientation selectivity"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
December 22 2015
Room NW/125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Shabnam Hamidi 
Title: “Role of GABAA Receptor Signalling in Ictogenesis and in the Modulation of High-Frequency Oscillations"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 15 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Sabine Dhir 
Title: “Estrogen receptor alpha and the regulation of individual differences in maternal care"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
December 15 2015
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Peter Helfer 
Title: “Computational Modelling of Memory Reconsolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Schultz
December 15 2015
Room 7/20, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Adiel Mallik
Title: “The Neurochemical and Social Aspects of Music Listening"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Levitin
December 14 2015
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Antoneta Teresa Joseph 
Title: “Role of transforming growth factor beta in the reorganization of prefrontal cortical circuits following neonatal lesion of the ventral hippocampus - relevance to Schizophrenia"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
December 14 2015
Room 2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Michael Lifshitz
Title: “Towards comparative neurophenomenology of hypnosis and meditation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
December 14 2015
Room B16, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Mathieu Landry
Title: “The influence of attentional systems on the neurophysiological markers of access "
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
December 14 2015
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors in neocortical microcircuits"
Supervisor: Dr. P.J. Sjostrom
December 8 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Rachna Duseja 
Title: “Tumor necrosis factor-alpha regulates the function of antidepressants and impact of mutant huntingtin"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
December 7 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Anke Schreij
Title: “Characterization of a Novel LRRK2 binding partner and the physiological function of LRRK2"
Supervisor: Drs. E. Fon & P. McPherson
December 3 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chelsea Cavanagh
Title: “Investigation of TNF-alpha signaling before amyloid overproduction in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. T.P. Wong & R. Quirion
December 3 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Thesis Seminar- Maria Ioannou
Title: “The role of DENND2B and Rab13 in endosomal trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
December 1 2015
BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

November 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Patrick McCamphill
Title: “The regulation of protein synthesis during memory formation: Interrogating mechanisms of eEF2: dependent local translation in Aplysia"
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
November 30 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Jonathan Berken
Title: “Age-Dependent Effects on Bilingual Brain Organization Functions, Structure and Connectivity"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & D. Klein
November 27 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ihab Daou
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of peripheral sensory pathways"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
November 25 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ian Mahar
Title: "Neuregulin 1/ErbB activity in hippocampal plasticity and psychopathology"
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
November 24 2015
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Carolina Makowski
Title: "Neuroanatomical Network and Cognitive Changes Associated with Clinical and Pharmalogical Treatment Outcome in First Episode Psychosis: A Longitudinal Study"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage & A. Evans
November 24 2015
CIC Conference Room (GH-2101), BIC, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anastasia Sares
Title: “Sensorimotor learning in children who stutter"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco and K. Hyde
November 18 2015
Room 101, Rabinovitch House, 3460 Rue de la Montagne

MSc Thesis Seminar- Yi Ning Chen
Title: “Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in songbirds"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Sakata and S. Wooley 
November 12 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield 

PhD Oral Defense- Jie Xu
Title: “DENND3: a guanine nucleotide exchange factor functioning at the crossroads of cellular starvation and membrane trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
November 12 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ian Blum
Title: "Discovery of a novel rythm generation process in the mammalian brain guided by lessons from the circadian timing system"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
November 11 2015
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Hyunwoo Lee
Title: “Magnetic resonance imaging study of brain atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis patients treated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
November 11 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors in neocortical microcircuits"
Supervisor: Dr. P.J. Sjostrom
November 10 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Suk Jun Hong
Title: “Advanced Multimodal Imaging in Epileptogenetic Malformations in Cortical Development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
November 9 2015
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Danielle Toccalino
Title: “Social Recognition and Memory in Songbirds"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sakata
November 5 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Rhalena Thomas
Title: “LGI1 is a novel NgR1 ligand that regulates NgR1 mediated myelin-based growth inhibition and synapse formation"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ambika Srinivasan
Title: “The regulatory mechanisms of Eiger-dependent cell death signaling in Drosophila melanogaster"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Avital Cherniawsky
Title: “Influences of an isotropic color mechanism in binocular vision, suprathreshold perception, identification, and masking"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Mullen
November 3 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Avinash Vaidya
Title: “Contributions of prefrontal cortex to attention in learning and decision-making"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
November 3 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

October 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Alison Simioni
Title: “Dopamine and prefrontal function: Dissecting the contributions of disease and treatment to regional frontal lobe function in Parkinson's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
October 28 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Michael Tibshirani
Title: “Convergent epigenetic consequences of mislocalization of ALS-linked RNA-binding proteins"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
October 27 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Huy-Binh Nguyen
Title: “Environmental Regulation of Hippocampal Function: Distinct Effects and Mechanisms in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney & T.P. Wong
October 27 2015
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Reiko Matsushita
Title: “Modulation of Human Auditory Cortex with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
October 26 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Shannon Buckley
Title: “p75NTR in pain: from TRPV1 modification to bone cancer pain enhancement"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Barker & P. Seguela
October 26 2015
Room 301, James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke Ouest

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sebastian Proulx
Title: “Investigating the excitation-inhibition balance of the human brain with ƒMRI"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
October 22 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Kelly Smart
Title: “Glutamatergic correlates of psychostimulant-induced sensitization”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
October 15 2015
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave des Pins

PhD Oral Defense- Rochelle Herrington
Title: “Ictogenesis- Insights into the contribution of GABAergic mechanisms”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
October 14 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Neda Parinejad Khameneh
Title: “Studies of the function of the glial glutamate transporter Eaat1 in drosophila”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
October 9 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave

PhD Candidacty Exam- Sreeparna Pradhan
Title: “Environmental Programming of Adult Foraging Behaviour in Caenorhabditis elegans”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Hendricks
October 1 2015
Room W5/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave Docteur Penfield

September 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Robert Juster
Title: “Sex and gender modulate glucocorticoid functioning and allostatic load”
Supervisor: Drs. S. Lupien & J. Pruessner
September 30 2015
Room C-1101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sean Reed
Title: “Investigation of nucleus accumbens circuitry into the acquistion and performance of Appetitive Pavlonian Conditioning”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Britt
September 29 2015
Bell Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Andrea Lessa Benedet
Title: “The effect of genetic interactions in Alzheimer's disease imaging endophenotypes”
Supervisor: Drs. A. Labbe & P. Rosa
September 25 2015
Room E2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

PhD Oral Defense- Kyoko Konishi
Title: “The role of genes and virtual navigation strategies in healthy aging”
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
September 18 2015
Bell Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Tanya Silander
Title: “Defects in TRH signalling, not thyroide hormone transport, underlie IGSF1-deficiency syndrome”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bernard
September 16 2015
Room 1301, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Liliia Butiaeva
Title: “Time-lapse imaging of hypothalamic leptin receptor neurons in living mice”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Kokoeva
September 11 2015
Room E02-7025, Glen Campus, 1001 Decarie Boulevard

PhD Candidacy Exam- Teerawat Monnor
Title: “Neural Correlations in an Electrosensory Neuron Population”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chacron
September 11 2015
Room 1027, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Shahab Kadkhodaeian Bakhtiari
Title: “On the Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements”
Supervisor: Drs. C. Pack and A. Sadikot
September 11 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Hassan Akhavein
Title: “Integration of dorsal and ventral pathway in recognition of objects defined by different depth-cues”
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
September 10 2015
Room L11-417, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave

PhD Thesis Seminar- Maxime Parent
Title: “Multimodal Biomarker Assessment in Animal Models of Alzheimer Pathology”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
September 9 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chulmin Cho
Title: “Egr-1-Mediated Downregulation of Drebrin Correlates with Synaptic Dysfunction in vitro and in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
September 8 2015
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3649 Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Jill Rocchetti
Title: “Dopamine modulation of plasticity, learning and memory in the mouse Hippocampus: Insights into the healthy and hyperdopaminergic brain”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
September 8 2015
Room K3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Omar de Faria
Title: “New regulators of myelin formation and maintenance”
Supervisor: Dr. T. Keneddy
September 4 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Kristen Heard
Title: “Resolving the rolesfor inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins in cell death and survival”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
September 1 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

August 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Maryam Kia
Title: “Walking the thin line of anticoagulant and antiplatelet with traumatic brain injury”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Marcoux
August 31 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Eva Chadnova
Title: “Interocular interaction in equilibrium and under perturbations studied with MEG imaging”
Supervisor: Drs. R. Hess and S. Baillet
August 28 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sandra Yogendran
Title: “Prenatal maternal stress from a natural disaster and hippocampal volumes: Gene-by-environment interactions in young adolescents
Supervisor: Dr. S. King
August 7 2015
Room 3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defense- Sébastian Tremblay
Title: “Attentional filtering of visual information by prefrontal cortex neural ensemble
Supervisor: Drs. J. Martinez Trujillo & M. Petrides
August 7 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

July 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Edward Pan
Title: “Characterization of sst2A intracellular trafficking in cells co-expressing sst2A and sst5
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
July 16 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Martha Shiell
Title: “Reorganization of auditory cortex in deaf people: Functional, behavioural, and anatomical correlates
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
July 16 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Inna Ermeichouk
Title: “The role of IKKe and TBK1 in regulating XIAP during axonal degeneration
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
July 15 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Janae Bin
Title: “Elucidating the role of netrin-1 expressed by oligodendrocytes in myelin maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
July 8 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Kate Rath-Wilson
Title: “Some contributions to the study of corollary discharges for saccadic eye movements in neurological patients
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
July 6 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Daniel Vosberg
Title: “Mapping neural function in individuals with dcc haplotype
Supervisor: Dr. M Leyton
July 3 2015
Classroom 3, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave. des Pins W.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Lindsay Welikovitch
Title: “Activation of inflammatory signaling by intraneuronal Aß at the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
July 2 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

June 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Pariya Salami
Title: “High frequency oscillations (HFOs: 80-500Hz), ictogenesis and epileptogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
June 29 2015
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Karen Lai Wing Sun
Title: “Mechanisms underlying netrin-1 mediated chemoattraction
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
June 29 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maya Marcus-Sells
Title: “Role of VGLUT3 in synaptic plasticity and memory along the dorsovental axis of the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. El Mestikawy
June 29 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein expressions in single cells in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 29 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Katerina Zorina
Title: “Pain and inflamation: neuroimmune interactions explored through single nucleotide polymorphisms in P2RX7 and MC1R
Supervisor: Dr. L. Diatchenko
June 26 2015
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Ave du Docteur-Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Caroline Lin
Title: “Role of circadian clocks intrinsic to SCN and GnRH neurons in regulating luteinizing hormone surge and ovulation
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
June 26 2015
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defense- Jason Hamlin
Title: “Interaction of proteins containing dibasic motifs with COPI: Regulation of COPI trafficking
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
June 23 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Shannon Buckley
Title: “p75NTR in pain: from TRPV1 modification to bone cancer pain enhancement
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
June 23 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Filip Liebsch
Title: “Non-canonical Functions of the Human Beta-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving Enzyme 1 (BACE1) in the Pathology of Alzheimer Disease
Supervisor: Dr. G. Multhaup
June 23 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Building, 3655 Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Martin Munz
Title: “Neuronal firing of retinal ganglion cell axons instructs growth and connectivity in the developing visual system
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
June 19 2015
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Susana Torres-Platas
Title: “Evidence of astrocyte and macrophage activation in the anterior cingulate white matter in depressed suicides
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
June 19 2015
Room B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Nasr Farooqi
Title: “Inflammatory dysregulation of neural circuit formation in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
June 18 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- John Aspler
Title: “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy in the Canadian media: A qualitative analysis of media discourse and stakeholder perspectives
Supervisor: Dr. E. Racine
June 18 2015
Room 7650, IRCM, 110 Ave des Pins W.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Jessika Royea
Title: “Unraveling the role of the renin angiotensin system in cerebrovascular and memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
June 18 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Sonia Jego
Title: “Optogenetic dissection of the MCH system: implications for sleep-state modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A Adamantidis
June 17 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Candidacy Exam- Peter Kang
Title: “Characterization of the effects Aß aggregates on hippocampal network in AD patients and animal models
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
June 17 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for the Study of Aging, 6825 Lasalle

MSc Candidacy Exam- Larissa Ferguson
Title: “The Role of Constitutively Active Kinases in Memory Maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 16 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Robert Thibault
Title: “Body position alters human resting-state: Findings from multi-postural MEG and EEG
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
June 16 2015
Room B16, Lyman Duff Medical Building, 3775 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Steven Silverstrin
Title: “Determination of synaptic architecture of somatostatinergic cells in the rat acruate nucleus using STORM
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
June 16 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Peter Donhauser
Title: “Oscillatory hierarchies studied with MEG imaging
Supervisor: Dr. S. Baillet
June 15 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 Pine Ave. West

MSc Candidacy Exam- Claire Gizowski
Title: “Control of anticipatory thirst by the central clock
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 15 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Jonathan Coté
Title: “Determining the mechanism of auditory learning in the brain of young and older adults using magnetoencephalography
Supervisor: Dr. E. De Villers-Sidani
June 15 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Trisanna Sprung-Much
Title: “Quantitative cytoarchitectonic parcellation of the inferior frontal gyrus of the human brain and correlations to sulci
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
June 11 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Arlene Fang
Title: “Common genetic risks and lipid pathway targeted genes analysis on imaging endophnotypes of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
June 10 2015
Room 124, Motreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sabine Dhir
Title: “Estrogen receptor alpha and the regulation of individual differences in maternal care
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
June 2 2015
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Monica Shin
Title: “Impact of amyloidosis and metabolism on brain structure of the McGill-R-Thy1-APP Rat model of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
June 2 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 Lasalle

May 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Heather Nichol
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of the role of OLM interneurons in modulating inputs to the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
May 29 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lindsay Wallace
Title: “Investigating the impact of family history of Alzheimer's disease on age-related brain-behaviour of context memory at midlife
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
May 28 2015
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Hannaford Edwards
Title: “Parvalbumin neurons in the prefrontal cortex and reticular thalamus in a rat lesion model of schizophrenia
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivasta
May 28 2015
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Irem Onay
Title: “Localization of visual areas in the human brain for color and motion perception investigated with TMS and visual psychophysics
Supervisor: Dr. K. Mullen
May 28 2015
Room L7-140 (Livingstone Wing), Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Candidacy Exam- Falisha Karpati
Title: “Brain and behavioural correlates of specialized training: dance versus music
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
May 26 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anna Garr
Title: “The neuroscience of moral cognition: data from vmPFC patients and psychopaths
Supervisor: Dr. I. Gold
May 25 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jonathan Berken
Title: “Experience-dependent plasticity related to age of acquisition in the bilingual brain
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & D. Klein
May 22 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Marissa Maheu
Title: “Cellular plasticity in limbic brain regions of suicides
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
May 21 2015
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 3801 Uniersity

MSc Thesis Seminar- Anne Löffler
Title: “Worth the effort? Measuring component processes of effort-based decision making in lesion patients
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
May 21 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ambika Srinivasan
Title: “Regulatory mechanisms of ubiquitin-dependent cell death signalling, in Drosophila Melanogaster
Supervisor: Dr. P. Marker
May 20 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Elizabeth Ankudowich
Title: “Investigating functional network changes that underlie context memory and performance across the adult lifespan
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
May 19 2015
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Center, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Andrea Schreij
Title: “The function of LRRK2 in endosomal trafficking
Supervisor: Drs. T. Fon & P. McPherson
May 13 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Veronika Zlatkina
Title: “Morphology of parietal sulci: Intraparietal sulcus, anterior intermediate parietal sulcus of Jensen, and postcentral sulcus with its relation to somatic sensory representations
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
May 12 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Aimee Chan
Title: “Neural correlates of the emergence of sleep and waking in chickens
Supervisor: Dr. M. Pompeiano
May 8 2015
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Santiago Tovar-Perdomo
Title: “Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for MDD: Effects on Psychopathology, Decision-Making and Impulse Control
Supervisor: Dr. M. Berlim
May 8 2015
3rd Floor Meeting Room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6785 Lasalle

PhD Candidacy Exam- Daina Crafa
Title:Neuropsychiatry of context, culture and disorder
Supervisor: Drs. M. Brodeur & E. Jarvis
May 8 2015
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Romane Dufoix
Title:The role of the brain in mediating  the effects of prenatal maternal stress on cognitive and behavioural outcomes in early adolescents: Project Ice Storm
Supervisor: Drs. S. King & J. Pruessner 
May 7 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Synaptic-specific expression of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in neocortical inhibitory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
May 7 2015
Room L7-140, Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Fernanda Perez Gay
Title: “Category learning, dimension reduction and categorical perception - Neurometric correlates
Supervisor: Dr. S. Harnad
May 7 2015
Room RM-07H, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 3459 McTavish

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jacalyn Guy
Title: “A developmental Account of Visual Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Considering Local and Global Processes ”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
May 6 2015
Room 233, Education Building, 3700 McTavish

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ananda Sidarta 
Title: “Neural aspects of early motor learning
Supervisor: Dr. D. Ostry
May 4 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Dr. Penfield

April 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rochelle Herrington
Title:
Ictogenesis— Insights into the contribution of GABAergic mechanisms
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
April 29 2015
Room 601, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Pine Ave. West

Candidacy Exam- Lauren Reynolds
Title:
“Amphetamine in adolescence reroutes mesolimbic dopamine axons to the prefrontal cortex via DCC signaling”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
April 23 2015
E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Mei Huang
Title:
Impact of psychological distress on cognitive ability among geriatric outpatients
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
April 20 2015
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Allan Memorial Institute Gatehouse, 835 Pine Ave West

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ian Blum
Title:
Discovery of a novel rhythm generation process in the mammalian brain guided by lessons from the circadian timing system
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
April 10 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Kristina Deduck
Title:
“Modeling the Network-Based Spread of α-Synuclein Pathology in Parkinson’s Disease”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Bedell
April 10 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Michael Tibshirani
Title:
Alterations in epigenetic programs with cytosolic accumulation of ALS-linked RNA-binding protein FUS
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
April 10 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Mathieu Boulanger
Title:
Gaze control in head-unrestrained subjects: effects of mechanical, electrical and visual perturbations on eye, head and gaze trajectories
Supervisor: Dr. Dan Guitton
Co-supervisor: Dr. Christopher Pack
April 10 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Seqian Wang
Title:
The parallel decline of the Hippocampus in Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
April 8, 2015
Conference room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 boulevard Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sebastien Tremblay
Title:
Attentional filtering of visual information in the primate prefrontal cortex
Supervisor: Dr. J. Martinez-Trujillo
April 8 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Yashar Zeighami
Title:
“Neurodegenerative disease targets brain intrinsic networks”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
April 1 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Sevan Mattie
Title:
“Uncovering the molecular mechanism of mitochondrial fusion”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
April 1 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

March 2015

MSC Thesis Seminar- Amy Wong
Title:
Supervisor: Dr. K. Cullen
March 30 2015Room 519, McIntyre Medical building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kate Rath-Wilson
Title:

Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
March 30 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Johannes Kacerovsky
Title:
“Mitochondrial trafficking in astrocytes”
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
March 24 2015
Room L7-525, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar

PhD Oral Defence- Rui Li
Title:
Distinct cytokine-defines human B cell subsets in health and disease
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bar-Or
March 23 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Anna Polosa
Title:
Short and long term structural and functional consequences of bright light exposure in developing and mature rat retinas”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Lachapelle
March 20, 2015
Room EM 02225, Bloc E, RI-MUHC, Glen site, 1001 Decarie

PhD Oral Defence- Robyn McAdam
Title:
Role of the synaptotagmin 1 – dynamin 1 interaction in secretory vesicle recycling
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
March 10 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lisa Kirsch
Title:
Perceptual Grouping and Binocular Rivalry: Investigating the Neural Substrates of Visuospatial Integration
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mendola
March 6, 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Haider Altimimi
Title:
Mechanisms and in vivo functions for Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha-dependent non-Hebbian synaptic plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
March 5 2015
Montreal General Hospital, L7-140, 1650 Cedar Avenue

February 2015

Candidacy Exam- Natasha Saviuk
Title: “The influence of mTOR dependent 4E-BP signaling on cerebellar LTD”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Haghighi
February 27 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar- Mackenzie Michell-Robinson
Title: “The effects of fumarate treatment on myeloid cells in multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. J. Antel
February 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sylvia Josephy
Title:
TrkA as a pharmacological target to modulate memory formation
Supervisor: Dr. H.U. Saragovi
February 13 2015
Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jenea Bin
Title:Elucidating the role of netrin-1 expressed by oligodendrocytes in myelin maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Kennedy
February 4 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Karine Doiron
Title: “Mitochondrial SUMOylation in Innate Immunity and Cell Death”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
February 3 2015
Room D13, Lyman Duff building 3775 University               

MSc Thesis Seminar- Natasha Feier
Title: “Assessing mean diffusivity in gray matter regions in fibromyalgia patients”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
February 3 2015
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar- Yang Ding
Title:Vulnerability to Suicidal Behaviour: Exploring Cognitive and Neuroimaging Biomarkers among Suicide Attempters and First Degree Relatives
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
February 2 2015
2nd floor conference room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

January 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Karen Lai Wing Sun
Title:Signal transduction mechanisms underlying Netrin-1 mediated chemoattraction
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
January 30 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kristen Heard
Title: “Resolving the roles of Inhibitor of Apoptosis (IAP) proteins in cell death and survival”
Supervisor: Dr. Phil Barker
January 28 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University Street

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jie Xu
Title:Starvation-induced phosphorylation of the exchange factor DENND3 by Unc-51-like kinase activates Rab12 inducing autophagy
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
January 26 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Zahra Shiri
Title: “Specific neuronal networks responsible for different seizure onset types”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
January 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Jonathan Dubois
Title: “In vivo assessment of metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 abnormalities in patients with focal epilepsy and malformations of cortical development”
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
January 23 2015
Room 100, Brain Tumor Research Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Patrick McCamphill
Title:Bidirectional regulation of eEF2 phosphorylation controls synaptic plasticity by decoding neuronal activity patterns.”
Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Sossin
January 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lea Perret
Title:Unraveling norepinephrine function in stress susceptibility and resilience
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
January 22, 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Pariya Salami
Title:High-Frequency Oscillations (HFOs: 80-500 Hz), ictogenesis and epileptogenesis.”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
January 21 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Martin Munz
Title:
Patterned visual stimulation drives rapid structural and functional
plasticity in the retinotectal projection

Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
January 16 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Ana Tryfon
Title:Auditory-motor synchronization in typical development and children with autism spectrum disorder: behavioral and brain correlates
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
January 13 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSC Thesis Seminar- Adam Kendal
Title:Neural basis of guilt: A quantitative meta-analysis of functional imaging studies
Supervisor: Dr. F. Jollant
January 12 2015
3rd floor meeting room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

Candidacy Exam- Marie-Eve Hoeppli
Title: “Cerebral representations of muscle pain and fatigue induced by physiological activation of metabesensitive and mechanosensitive afferent fibers”
Supervisor: Dr. P Schweinhardt
January 7 2015
Room 3010, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield

December 2014

Candidacy Exam- Selin Neseliler
Title: “The effects of stress, energy balance and personality on the brain circuits of food intake”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
December 17 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University, H3A 2B4

Candidacy Exam- Charles Behr
Title: “High frequency oscillations in pilocarpine-treated rats: from physiology to mesial temporal lobe epilepsy”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 15 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Marouane Ouhnana
Title: “Context influences on the perception of ambiguous Figures”
Supervisor: Dr. F. Kingdom
December 15 2014
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sekoul Krastev
Title: “Liberal Partisanship Affects Information Gathering in Political Choice as Assessed by Eye Movements"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
December 15, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Aaron Johnstone
Title: “Investigation of Nox complex signaling in developmental axon degeneration”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
December 11 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Susana Torres-Platas
Title:
“Cerebral inflammation in depression and suicide”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
December 11, 2014
2nd floor conference Room, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Sahar Jaffal
Title:Role and mechanisms of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in increasing the surface availability of the pain receptor TRPV1 and its consequences in nociceptor sensitization and inflammatory pain”
December 11, 2014
Room H7.03, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West

Candidacy Exam- Sabrina Semmler
Title: “The role of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase mutations in the failure of mitochondrial quality control in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
December 10 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rhalena Thomas
Title:
“LGI1 is a novel NgR1 ligand that antagonizes myelin-based growth inhibition and regulates synapse formation.”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
December 10, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar: Shabnam Hamidi
Title: “Role of GABAA receptor signalling in ictogenesis and high frequency oscillations (80-500 Hz)”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 10 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Angelica Torres Berrio
Title: “Do variations in dcc confer differential susceptibility to depression-like behaviors in humans and mice?”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
December 10, 2014
Douglas Hall, Room Maurice Forget (C-2104), Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defence- Laurent Methot
Title:
“Regulation of mammalian cerebral cortex development by Nuclear Factor-kappaB”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
December 9, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Daniel Morales
Title:Molecular Mechanisms of ephrin-Netrin Synergy in Axon Guidance”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
December 4 2014
Room 7650, Institut De Recherche Clinique De Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins Ouest

PhD Oral Defence- Horia Pribiag
Title: “Regulation of inhibitory neurotransmission by tumor necrosis factor-alpha and by homeostatic synaptic plasticity”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
December 3, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Oral Defence: Sebastien Ricoult
Title: “Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients”
Supervisors: Drs. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker
December 2 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam: Sujay Neupane
Title:
“The properties and mechanisms of receptive field remapping in primate area V4"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
December 1 2014
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

November 2014

PhD Oral Defence- Karl Grenier
Title:
Characterization of PINK1 processing and import into the mitochondrion and of its role in mitophagy”
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
November 27, 2014
De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

PhD Oral Defence- Joseph Kam
Title:
“Neogenin is required for cellular differentiation during embryogenesis”
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
November 26, 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Candidacy Exam- Justin Miron
Title:
“Involvement of CDK5RAP2, PPP2R1A and TLR4 as genetic risk factors for the late onset form of Alzheimer’s disease”             
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
November 25, 2014
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard)

Candidacy Exam- Soheila Samiee
Title:
“A real-time imaging approach to therapeutic neurofeedback”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Baillet
November 25, 2014
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

PhD Oral Defence: Tony Lim
Title:
“The role of vascular dysfunction in neuropathic pain”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
November 24, 2014
Room M/48, Strathcona Anatomy Building (3640 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Lauren Georgy
Title:
“Retinotopic mapping of the remaining visual cortex in hemispherectomy subjects with blindsight”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
November 24, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Thesis Seminar- Jeffrey Wieskopf
Title:
The involvement of Chrna6 and Pcsk6 in chronic pain behaviour in mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
November 20, 2014
Room N/7-39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Docteur Penfield)

PhD Oral Defence- Guillaume Ducharme
Title:
“GABAergic control of hippocampal theta rhythm in health and disease”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
November 12, 2014
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd)

Thesis Seminar- Steven Cordeiro Matos
Title:
HCN cation channels as modulators of information processing in the medial prefrontal cortex
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
November 11, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Julien Ouellet
Title:
Improving Decision-Making and Impulse Control with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the Orbitofrontal Cortex (OFC): A Randomized and Sham-Controlled Study
Supervisor: Dr. M. Berlim
November 7, 2014
Room F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

PhD Oral Defence- Valerie Higenell
Title:
Eph/Ephrin interactions and NMDA receptor-dependent plasticity mechanisms guide visual system development in Xenopus laevis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
November 6, 2014
De GrandPré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 University)

Candidacy Exam- Ibrahim Kays
Title:
“A system for quantitation of endogenous protein production in single cells in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
November 6, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)

PhD Oral Defence- Michele Zeinieh
Title:
“A p75NTR signaling cascade activates small GTPases to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5, 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

Thesis Seminar- Martha Shiell
Title:
Investigation into the mechanisms of cross-modal reorganization after deafness using magnetic resonance imaging”
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
November 5, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

October 2014

Candidacy Exam- Scott Holmes
Title:
“Conflict monitoring in multiple sclerosis: signaling the need for    cognitive control over disease burden
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
October 31, 2014
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Thesis Seminar- Ian Mahar
Title:
“The influence of neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling on hippocampal neurogenesis and affective regulation”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
October 17, 2014
Dobell B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 boulevard LaSalle)

Thesis Seminar- Jill Rocchetti
Title:
“Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic plasticity, learning and memory in the mouse hippocampus”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
October 14, 2014
Room E2205, Perry building 2nd floor, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 boulevard LaSalle)

Candidacy Exam- Shirin Makihara
Title:
“How Sonic hedgehog regulates cytoskeletal changes in axon guidance”
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
October 9, 2014
Room 7805, Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montreal (110 Avenue des Pins Ouest)

Candidacy Exam- Yi Gao
Title:
“Investigating amblyopic deficits in second-order processing and their causes with qCSF and noise analysis”
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
October 8, 2014
H4.14-07, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Avenue des Pins Ouest)

Thesis Seminar- Sonia Jego
Title:
MCH system: Implication for sleep modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A. Adamantidis
October 7, 2014
CIC conference room, Douglas Institute, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard

Thesis Seminar- Haider Altimimi
Title:
Mechanisms and in vivo functions for Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha-dependent non-Hebbian plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
October 3, 2014
Montreal General Hospital, Livingston wing, L7-309 (1650 Cedar Avenue)

 

September 2014

Candidacy Exam- Edward Wilson
Title:
“Lithium promotes neuroplastic repair in transgenic rat model of Alzheimer’s”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
September 26, 2014
Room 220, McIntyre Medical Building

Candidacy Exam- Robert La Piana
Title:
“Genetic, clinical and neuroradiological characterization of new forms of hereditary leukoencephalopathies”
Supervisor: drs. B. Brais & D. Tampieri
September 23, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute

Candidacy Exam- Sebastien Tremblay
Title:
“Neural ensemble correlates of visual attention in the primate prefrontal cortex”
Supervisor: Drs. J. Martinez Truijillo & M. Petrides
September 12, 2014
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

Candidacy exam- Andrew Kaplan
Title:
“Regulation of axon guidance and regeneration by 14-3-3 adaptor proteins”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
September 11, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Jennifer Robinson
Title:
“The Role of Glutamatergic Neurons in the Medial Septum and Across the Hippocampal Network”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
September 9, 2014

PhD Thesis Seminar- Khanh (Ken) Nguyen
Title:
“BDNF-TrkB trophic support of neuronal subpopulations in the basal ganglia”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
September 5, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

August 2014

Candidacy Exam- Richard Boyce
Title:
“Optogenic investigation into the role of septal GABAergic neuronal activity during REM sleep in learning and memory”
Supervisor: Drs. Williams & Adamantidis
August 26, 2014
Room GH-2101, CIC Building, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Blvd. Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Robert Gulli
Title:
“Deciphering the hippocampal codes for associative memory and navigation through virtual space in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Martinez-Trujillo
August 22, 2014
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

MSc Seminar- Amit Goel
Title:
“N-acetyl-cysteine Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in a Developmental Model of Schizophrenia”
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
August 21, 2014
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Institute

Candidacy Exam- Kathryn Vaillancourt
Title:
“Differential DNA methylation in the striatum of individuals with cocaine dependence”
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
August 7, 2014
Frank B. Common Pavilion, F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle Blvd.)

July 2014

PhD Oral Defence- Sergio Dominguez-Lopez
Title:
“Characterization of the Monoaminergic Neurotransmission across the Light-Dark Cycle”
Supervisor: Drs. G. Gobbi & M. Leyton
July 15, 2014
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Maxime Robert
Title: “The role of feedback on cognitive motor learning in children with cerebral palsy”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Levin
July 14, 2014
Rm 202, Hosmer House (3630 Sir William Osler)

Candidacy Exam- Victor Mocanu
Title: “The effects of infragranular layers on neurophysiological and hemodynamic activity”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
July 11, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

PhD Oral Defense- Vedrana Cvetkovska
Title: “Regulated expression of Down Syndrome cell adhesion molecule controls precise synaptic targeting”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
July 8, 2014
Livingston L7-140, Montreal General Hospital

 

PhD Oral Defense- David Maillet
Title: “Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
July 7, 2014
Douglas Hall Amphitheater, Douglas Hospital (6875 Lasalle)

Candidacy Exam- Shabnam Hamidi
Title: “Role of GABA-A receptor signaling in ictogenesis an in modulation of high frequency oscillation”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
July 7, 2014
Rm 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jeremy Landry
Title: “Neuronal populations involved in prenatal response to hypoxia: cFos expression in late-gestation chick embryos”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Pompeiano
July 2, 2014
Stewart Biology Building (1205 Doctor Penfield)

June 2014

PhD Oral Defense- Olubunmi Akinpelu
Title: “High-frequency otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Daniel and Dr. W.R.J. Funnel
June 30, 2014
Rm D-162 Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 rue Tupper)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Antoine Leuzy
Title: “In vivo quantification of glutamatergic vulnerability in patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal demential”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
June 30, 2014
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (6825 Lasalle Blvd)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Robert Nahas
Title: “Quantification of inhibitory terminals apposing on lamina I spino-parabrachial projection neurons in a rat model of neuropathic pain”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ribeiro da Silva
June 26, 2014
Rm 1346, McIntyre Medical Building

 

Candidacy Exam- Maxime Parent
Title: “Multimodal biomarker assessment of a transgenic rat model of Alzheimer’s disease”
Supervisor: P. Rosa-Neta
June 27, 2014
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (6825 Lasalle Blvd)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Ryan Cross
Title: “The role of Src family kinases and AKT in malignant glioma invasion”
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Petrecca
June 23, 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Diana Kwon
Title: “Age-related changes in fMRI activity and cortical thickness in the prefrontal cortex during episodic memory tasks in middle vs. young adults”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
June 25 2014
CIC Pavilion, 2nd floor meeting room, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam- Kangjoo Lee
Title: “Development of multimodal analysis of abnormal functional hub organization in the brain: application in epilepsy”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Groca and Dr. J Gotman
June 25, 2014
Room 333, Duff Medical Building (3775 University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Laurent Methot
Title : “Regulation of neural progenitor cell biolgy in the developing mammalian cerebral cortex by the NF-kB pathway”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 20, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan
Title : “ Potential olfactory identification as a buomarker in Alzheimer’s disease prevention trials.”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
June 19, 2014
Perry second floor conference room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6825, Lasalle Blvd.)

 

Candidacy Exam- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein expression levels in single cells in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 17, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Karen Fung
Title: “Molecular mechanisms underlying glioblastoma growth”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 17, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam- Ricardo Alchini
Title: “The role of 14-3-3 proteins in axon guidance: the effects of this family of adaptor proteins in attractive axonal responses and facilitation of axonal regeneration”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
June 12, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Robyn McAdam
Title: “Role of synaptotagmin-dynamin interaction in secretory vesicle recycling”
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 16, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marissa Maheu
Title: “Cellular plasticity in limbic brain regions of suicides”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
June 16, 2014
FBC Pavilion Rm F-2119, Douglas Institute (6875 Blvd Lasalle)

 

Candidacy Exam- Hanieh Toossi
Title: ”Homeostatic regulation of excitability in Orexin wake active, and MCH, sleep active, neurons through differential changes in inhibitory receptors following sleep deprivation and recovery”
Supervisor: Dr. B.E. Jones
June 10, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam- Mahmoudreza Ramin
Title : “Genetic dissection of aggressive behavior in Drosophila”
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
June 6, 2014
Rm L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650, Cedar Ave)

 

Ph.D.Oral Defense- Jean-Francois Daneault
Title:“Spatial and temporal inter-limb coupling in advanced Parkinson’s disease”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Co-supervisor: Dr. C. Duval
June 6, 2014
De Grandpre Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sameaneh Chaychi
Title :Gener differences in structure and function of the normal retina and in models of oxidative retinopathies”
Supervisor: Pierre Lachapelle
June 9, 2014
5th Floor Seminar Rm, Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute (4060 St. Catherine W)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Elvis Cela
Title: A novel optogenetic kindling model of epilepsy
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
Jun. 5, 2014
Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam - Suna Jung
Title: “Visual Impairments following Neonatal Hypoxia-ischemia: Investigating the Role of Retinal Injury in Humans and Rats”
Supervisor:Drs. P. Lachapelle and P. Wintermark
June 4, 2014
5th Floor Seminar Room, Montréal Children's Hospital Research Institute (4060 Ste Catherine West, H3Z 2Z3)

MSc Seminar- Min Gi Cho
Title: “Early changes in the offspring mesolimbic dopaminergic system induced by perinatal maternal high-fat diet”
Supervisor: Dr. C.D. Walker
June 4, 2014
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Institute

Ph.D. Oral Defense- Marcio De Paula
Title: “IGF-1 in Central and Peripheral Myelination”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 2, 2014
Goodman Cancer Centre, Karp Conference Room (501), 1160 Pine Avenue West

Thesis Seminar- Rui Li
Title: “A novel GM-CSF+TNFαhighIL-6high human B cell subset is abnormally increased in patients with MS”
Supervisor:Dr. A. Bar-Or
June 2, 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University, H3A2B4)

May 2014

MSc Thesis Seminar-Vikas Nehra
Title: “Quantitative parcellation of the cytoarchitectonic areas in the lower branch of the inferior arcuate sulcus of the macaque monkey”
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Petrides
May 30, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)


MSc Thesis Seminar- Shaleeza Kaderali
Title: “The effect of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) of human brain areas MT+ and V1 on color and motion perception” 
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Mullen
May 29, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Armita Dehmoobadsharifabadi
Title: “Is human object recognition invariant to depth cues?”
Supervisor:Dr. Reza Farivar-Mohseni
May 27, 2014
Room 188 Montreal Neurological Institute

Candidacy Exam- Adele Tufford
Title: “Feedback between multiple types of photoreception in the mammalian retina”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Cayouette & Dr. Alanna Watt
May 22, 2014
Room 7650,Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal (110 Avenue Des Pins Ouest)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Matt Pokinko
Title:The effects of DCC on the development of prefrontal cortex dopamine connectivity determine behavioral responses to drugs of abuse
Supervisor: Dr. Cecilia Flores
May 21, 2014
FBC Pavilion Room 2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

MSc Seminar- Eva Gjerde
Title:
“Developmental Responses of the Lateral Hypothalamus to Leptin and Ghrelin in Neonatal Rats”
Supervisor:Dr. Claire-Dominique Walker
May 20, 2014
Perry Pavilion Room E2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute(6875 LaSalle Boulevard)

PhD Seminar-Jason Hamlin
Title:
The Function of Scyl1 in Neurodegenerative Disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
May 16, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Veronika Zlatkina
Title: Sulcal patterns and functional correlates in the parietal lobe of the human brain
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
May 15, 2014
Room 282, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar- Tony Lim
Title: The vascular basis of neuropathic pain
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
May 14, 2014
Room 3010 Genome Building (740 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

MSc. Seminar-Emily Irvine
Title: Controlling postsynaptic receptor expression as a model to investigate synaptic refinement
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cooper
May 13, 2014
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Sarah Rosen
Title: Complete Reversal of Neuropathic and Inflammatory Mechanical Allodynia in Pregnant Mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
May 12, 2014
Room N7/39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Lucas Tamayo Orrego
Title: Hedgehog signaling induces DNA damage and promotes medulloblastoma progression
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
May 8, 2014
Room 7615, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal (110 Avenue des Pins Ouest)June 2014

PhD Seminar-Joseph Kam
Title: Role of neogenin in olfactory epithelium development
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
May 8, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Mai Sater
Title: The Role of DRR in Brain Cancer Invasion, Stemness and Therapeutics
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
May 7, 2014
Bell Room , MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Jonathan Berken
Title: Language Experience and Bilingual Brain Organization: A Neuroimaging Perspective
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco & Dr. D. Klein
May 16, 2014
Room 282, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Karl Grenier
Title: Characterization of PINK1 import and its impact in Parkin/PINK1-dependent mitophagy
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
May 5, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

April 2014

PhD Seminar-Sebastien Ricoult
Title: Axonal Migration and Turning Investigated through Surface-bound Digital Nanodot Gradients
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker
Apr. 30, 2014
Room 3010 Genome Building (740 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

PhD Seminar-Robert Juster
Title: Biological sex and socio-cultural gender in relation to glucocorticoid functioning and allostatic load
Supervisor: Dr. S. Lupien & J. Pruessner
Apr. 29, 2014
Conference Room, Aging Centre, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd)

MSc. Seminar-Greta Thompson-Steckel
Title: A novel post-synaptic role for DCC in synaptic plasticity in the adult mammalian hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
Apr. 25, 2014
Bell Room , MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Horia Pribiag
Title: Regulation of GABAergic neurotransmission by mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
Apr. 14, 2014

PhD Candidacy Exam-Julia Nantes
Title: Neurotransmitter abnormalities in multiple sclerosis: Relation to structural brain damage and symptom severity
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
Ap. 14, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)  

PhD Candidacy Exam-Melanie Segado
Title: Auditory-Motor Integration in Cello Players
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre & Dr. V. Penhune
Apr. 14, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

M.Sc Seminar- Lisa Kluen
Title:
Testing the Dual-System Theory of Decision-Making: A Pilot Study using Electroencephalography (EEG)
Supervisor: Dr. F. Jollant
Apr. 9, 2014
Conference Room, FBC Pavilion Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle BLVD)

Ph.D. Seminar- Michele Zeinieh
Title:
A p75NTR-NRAGE-NEDD9 signaling pathway activates small GTPases to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics and glioma invasion
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
Apr. 8, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Laureline Arnaud
Title:
Perception de la parole chez les aveugles congénitaux: corrélats anatomiques, fonctionnels et comportementaux
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
Apr. 4, 2014
Room 101, Rabinovitch House (3640 Rue de la Montagne)

Ph.D. Oral Defense- Patrick Mineault
Title
Parametric modelling of visual cortex at multiple scales
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
Apr. 3, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

 

 

 

March 2014

Ph.D. Seminar- Kyoko Konishi
Title:
The role of genes and virtual navigational strategies in healthy aging
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
Mar. 25, 2014
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle BLVD)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Camille Juzwik
Title:
Immune cell influences on neuronal viability and repair in multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
Mar. 21, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

M.Sc Seminar- Hannah Schubloom
Title:
AEffects of pair bond quality on female physiology and behavior in the Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Woolley
Mar. 20, 2014
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Dr. penfield)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Reesha Raja
Title:
AMIGO regulates the targeting of olfactory receptor neuron axons to the olfactory bulb
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
Mar. 14, 2014
Room BT 100, MNI(3801 University Street)

 

Ph.D. Seminar- Vedrana Cvetkovsaka
Title:
Regulated expression of Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule controls precise synaptic targeting
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
Mar. 13, 2014
Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue) 

 

MSc Seminar - Alexandre Boutet
Title:
The neurotrophin hypothesis: is neuronal rescue in Huntington’s disease possible?
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Mar. 13, 2014
Penfield Pavilion, Room 188 MNI(3801 University Street)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Rezwan Ghassemi
Title:
 MRI measures of brain injuries in children with Multiple Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
Mar. 12, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Megan Mahabir
Title:
The functional neuroanatomy of post-Traumatic stress disorder following the reduction of traumatic memory reconsolidation using propranol
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
Mar. 10, 2014
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Blv LaSalle)

 

February 2014

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Rajeet Saluja
Title:
 Functional MRI in the evaluation of children post concussion
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
Feb. 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. 
Residents' Room, 14th Floor, Montreal General Hospital, (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Orel Shuker
Title: Novel roles for neurotrophins in the dopaminergic motor system
 
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Feb 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. 
Room 282, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Valerie Higenell
Title:
 Visual Map Formation and Maintenance in  Xenopus Laevis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
Feb. 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. 
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - David Maillet
Title:
 Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Feb. 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
CIC Pavilion, Room GH-1103,Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle.)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Alby-Real Richard
Title:
 
The interaction of visual perception and saccadic eye movements
Supervisors: Dr. D. Guitton and Dr. C. Pack
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Moon Jeong Cho
Title: 
Attenuation of Egr-1 Induced Apoptosis by Inhibition of p53 and its possible Implication in Alzheimer’s Disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
Feb 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. 
Room Bloomfield Centre, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (3999 Cote Ste. Catherine)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Kristen Marcellus
Title:
Elucidating the role of Cystatin C in Alzheimer’s disease Pathology
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
Feb 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Room F6.2, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (3999 Cote Ste. Catherine)

 

January 2014

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Patrick Mineault
Title:
 Mechanisms of Selectivity in intermediate visual areas revealed by parametric modeling
Supervisor: Dr. C.Pack
Jan. 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Ayda Tavitian
Title: Effects of Astrocytic Overexpression of Heme Oxygenase-1 on Brain Maturation
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
Jan. 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (3755 Chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine) .

 

Ph.D. Defence - Scott Cameron
Title:
 The role of the novel immunoglobulin superfamily protein Borderless in Drosophilia visual system development
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
Jan. 17, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Candidacy Exam - Txomin Lalanne
Title: Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in neocortical inhibitory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
Jan. 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Fahd AlSubaie
Title: 
Location vs. motor outcome in Subthalamic Nucleus Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease patients 
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Jan 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 
Room 124, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

2013

December 2013

Candidacy Exam - Rola Dali
Title: Molecular mechanisms regulating glioblastoma tumorigenesis
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
Dec. 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Shireen Sindi
Title: 
Determinants of stress reactivity and memory performance in older adults
Supervisors: Dr. S. Lupien and Dr. J. Pruessner
Dec. 10, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Candidacy Exam - Louisa Dahmani
Title: 
Prefrontal Cortex contribution to virtual navigation strategies
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
Dec. 9, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Candidacy Exam - Michael Lifshitz
Title: Neural dynamics of compassion
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
Dec. 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room NW125, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Sejal Davla
Title: Investigating development and function of neuropil-associated glia in the drosophila CNS
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
Dec. 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Candidacy Exam - Erin Nuro
Title: What is the role of fragile-X related protein 1 (FXR1P) in brain plasticity?
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
Dec. 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Jennifer Goldman
Title:
 The role of netrin-1 in cortical development
Supervisor: Dr. T.Kennedy
Dec. 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
DeGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Jean-Francois Daneault
Title:
 Spatial and temporal aspects of bimanual    coordination in Parkinson’s disease
Supervisors: Dr. A. Sadikot and Dr. C. Duval
Dec. 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
McConnell Pavilion Room 124, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Hazim Alkhani
Title: Interrogation of pain pathways using chemogenetics
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
Dec. 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

November 2013

Candidacy Exam - Sriram Jayabal
Title: Impact of developmental miswiring on the cerebellar disorder spinocerebellar ataxia type6 (SCA6)
Supervisor: Dr. A. Watt
Nov. 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room, 132, Bellini Life Science Complex (3649 Promenade Sir William Osler).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Olubunmi Akinpelu
Title:
 High frequency versus low frequency otoacoustic emissions: application in newborn hearing screening
Supervisors: Dr. S. Daniel and Dr. R. Funnell
Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Room D152, Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 Tupper Street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Nadya Nossova
Title:
Regulation of connecdenn family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
Nov 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Penfield Pavilion Room 188, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Kevin Casey
Title:
 Vulnerability to substance abuse: The striatal dopamine response to drug challenge
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Room 138: Ludmer Research and Training Building (1033 Avenue des Pins Ouest).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Cindy Hovington
Title: 
Understanding persistent negative symptoms in first episode psychosis: Implementing neurocognitive and neuroanatomical approaches
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
Bowerman Room (B-1127), Dobell Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Annie Duchesne
Title: 
Physiological, neural and affective responses to social evaluative stress in men and women: a question of context and menstrual cycle phases
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
Nov 6, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield).

 

Candidacy Exam - Yumaine Chong
Title:
How activity shapes neural circuits by regulating synaptic competition and elimination
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cooper
Nov.5, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Building(3655 Promenade Sir William Osler)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Pauline Luczynski
Title:
Hemisphere-specific effects of chronic stress on rat prefrontal cortical function and dendritic morphology
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
Nov 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion Room K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Anne-Julie Chabot-Dore
Title: 
Circadian and sleep-wake dependent regulation of heart rate variability in humans
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
Nov 1, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

 

October 2013

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Kyle St. Louis
Title:
Investigation of the novel small molecule HSP90 inhibitor, NXD30001, in a mouse model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
Oct 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Philippe Boudreau
Title: 
Circadian and sleep-wake dependent regulation of heart rate variability in humans
Supervisor: Dr. D. Boivin
Oct 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Juliana Hutter
Title:
Impact of amyloid-β overexpression on glucocorticoid-related regulation of glutamatergic receptors’ function in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. T.P. Wong
Oct 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Nadia Houri
Title: 
Proteolytic processing of the cell adhesion molecule coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR)
Supervisor: Dr. J. Nalbantoglu
Oct 10, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bell Room, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Jeffrey Wieskopf
Title:
Involvement of novel genes in chronic pain behaviour in mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
Oct.8, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room N7-39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Eman Dashti
Title:
Role of Receptor Mediated Endocytosis-8, a Novel Parkinson’s Disease Gene, in Mitochondrial Quality Control
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
Oct 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Micaela Das Gupta
Title: 
Trafficking and activity-dependent regulation of sodium/proton exchanger 9 (NHE9) in the mouse hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney and Dr. J. Orlowski
Oct 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room 330, Bellini Building (3649 Promenade Sir William Osler)

 

September 2013

PhD Thesis Seminar - David Verbich
Title:
Dendritic spine plasticity in the hippocampus depends on spine microanatomy and interactions with astrocytes
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
Sept 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Karp Conference Centre Room 501, Cancer Research Centre (1160 Avenue Des Pins Ouest)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Carine Parent
Title:
Maternal effects on the neuroimmune response in the adult rat
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
Sept 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion, Room K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Linda Horwood
Title:
Sleep in children with cerebral palsy
Supervisor: Dr. M. Shevell & Dr. E. Constantin
Sept 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Room E-303, Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 Tupper Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Benjamin Elgie
Title:
Sensorimotor control and learning processes during normal and perturbed speech production
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco and Dr. S. Baum
Sept 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room 101, Rabinovitch House (3640 De La Montagne)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Karina Borja
Title: 
The association between age-related decreases in D1 receptor density and cognition
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Sept 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. 
CIC Pavilion 2nd Floor Meeting Room, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Farhan Khawaja
Title:
Hierarchical transformations of sensory inputs along the primate dorsal visual pathway
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
Sept 17, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - David Maillet
Title:
Investigating the role of default-mode network during memory formation in young and older adults
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Aug 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
CIC Pavilion Room 2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle, Verdun, Quebec, H4H 1R2)

 

August 2013

Ph.D. Defence - Derek Lupinsky
Title: 
Hemispheric mechanisms regulating the medial prefrontal cortical glutamate response to stress
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
Aug 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Lindsay Naef
Title: 
Long-term consequences of early exposure to high-fat on mesolimbic dopamine, hypothalamic pituitaryadrenal activity and behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
Aug 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Jessica Sudbury
Title:
Thermosensing in hypothalamic osmoregulatory circuits
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
Aug 8, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
L7. 140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Katrina Choe
Title: 
Effects of chronic hypernatremia on osmoreceptor and baroreceptor control of supraoptic neurons
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
Aug 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
L7. 140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

July 2013

Ph.D. Defence - Jacob Hascalovici
Title:
Heme Oxygenase-1/sterol interactions in Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
July 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bloomfield Auditorium, Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Dave Checknita
Title: 
Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter methylation and impulsive aggression in an offender population with antisocial personality disorder
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
July 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Frank B. Common Pavilion 2119, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Peter Helfer
Title:
 
Computational Modeling of Memory Reconsolidation
Supervisor: Dr. T. Schultz
July 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. 
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building (1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Wiam Belkaid
Title: 
Using in vivo and in vitro tools to investigate the role of adhesion in cellular morphogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
July 8, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
DeGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Rochelle Herrington
Title:
 
Role of Neurosteroids in Ictogenesis, Epilectogenesis and in the Modulation of High Frequency Oscillations (80-500 Hz)
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
July 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Melissa Maguire
Title:
The influence of Context on the recognition of objects in healthy controls and schizophrenia
Supervisor: Dr. M. Brodeur
July 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Frank B. Common Pavilion 2119, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Avinash Vaidya
Title:
 
Testing the role of orbitofrontal cortex in attention
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
July 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Kate Rath-Wilson
Title:
 
Visuo-oculo-motor mechanisms in hemidecorticate subjects
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
July 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room BT100, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

June 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Jiwon Shin
Title:
Efficiency of semantic processing measured by N400m and its correlation with anisotropy of the Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
June 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 Rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam - Liu (Dave) Liu
Title: The Influence of Inhibitory Processes on Primate Visual Cortex Function
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Ian Blum
Title: The Dopaminergic Ultradian Oscillator
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
June 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle, Verdun, Quebec, H4H 1R2)

 

Candidacy Exam - Jacalyn Guy
Title: A developmental account of autistic perception: a way to understand the origin of social behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
June 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 
Room 614, Education Building.

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Alexander Danco
Title:
 Beneficial effects of running exercise on disc degeneration and low back pain in mice
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
June 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room 3001, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, (740 Dr. Penfield)


Ph.D. Defence - Barbara Radlinska
Title: In Vivo imaging of microstructural and molecular neurolasticity of fibre tracts in human subcortical stroke
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bell Room Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Nasr Farooqi
Title: The role of microglia-neuron interactions in the regulation of retino-tectal circuit formation in vivo
Supervisor: Drs. E. Ruthazer and J. Antel
June 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 124 Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Erin Fortier
Title:
 Circadian control of the adaptive immune system
Supervisor: Dr. N. Cermakian
June 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Katarina Stojkovic
Title: The role of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP2 in circadian rhythms and behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. N. Cermakian
June 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).


Ph.D. Defence - Melissa Burt
Title: Investigating the effects of prenatal infection, a risk factor for Schizophrenia, on hippocampal N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor function in a rodent model
Supervisors: Drs. P. Boksa and T.P. Wong
June 17, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
Douglas Hall C-1101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

Candidacy Exam - Huy-Binh Nguyen
Title: Modulation of Hippocampal Function by Maternal Care: Distinct Effects and Mechanisms in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney and T.P. Wong
June 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Bryan Rourke
Title: The activation of PKC Apl II by serotonin in the sensory neurons of Aplysia californica
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room BT100, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University)

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Cindy Hovington
Title:
 Defining Persistent Negative Symptoms and Identifying their Neurocognitive and Neuroanatomical Correlates
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
June 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room F2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Hazim Alkhani
Title: Contribution of TRPC3 to calcium homeostasis and inflammatory nociceptive pathways in DRG sensory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
June 6, 2013, 3:00 ap.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Adiel Mallik
Title: Design and Fabrication of a Transparent Upright Microscope Microfluidic Probe for Local Stimulation of Neurons
Supervisor: Dr. D. Juncker
June 6, 2013, 1:00 ap.m.
Room 3001, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, (740 Dr. Penfield)

 

Candidacy Exam - Phil Dickinson
Title: The Impact of Chronic Propanolol use on Emotional Memory
Supervisor: Drs. J. Pruessner and P. Bellec
June 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6825 LaSalle Boulevard).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Ilana Hanes
Title: Investigating DCC’s role in maintaining the axo-glial paranodal junction in the central nervous system
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
June 5, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Ariane Gagnon
Title: Burst Firing and Dendritic Release in Rat Supraoptic Nucleus Neurons
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Room L7 140, BTRC, Montreal General Hospital.

 

Candidacy Exam - Kuwook Cha
Title: Functional connectivity and spectral and temporal feature encoding in the human auditory cortex
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zatorre and M. Schoenwiesner
June 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
deGrandpre Communications Centre, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

May 2013

Ph.D. Seminar - Scott Cameron
Title: Fine tuning of the novel protein Borderless in visual circuit assembly
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
May 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room L7-140 at the Montreal General Hospital (1650 avenue Cedar)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Maryam Ebrahimi
Title: Localization of potential negative regulators of cell cycle in mouse developing utricle
Supervisor: Dr. M. Vollrath
May 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

 

Ph.D. Defence - Marta Ceko
Title: The Role of Insula in Somatosensory Plasticity: MRI Studies in Human Subjects
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
May 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room M48, Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, (3640 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B2).

 

Candidacy Exam - Mathieu Gauvin
Title:
Time-Frequency Domain Analysis of the Human Photopic Electroretinogram: Method, Normative Data and Clinical Applications
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and J-M. Lina
May 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room, Montréal Children's Hospital Research Institute, 4060 Ste Catherine West, H3Z 2Z3.

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Nicolas Sheppard-Jones
Title: Ocular impairment as a marker for mTBI in children and adolescents
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
May 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Anne-Julie Chabot-Doré
Title:
Investigating opioid-adrenergic interactions at the spinal cord level.
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
May 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.)

Candidacy Exam - Pariya Salami
Title: Role of high-frequency oscillations (80-500 Hz) in epileptogenesis & ictogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
May 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room 282 at Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University).

Candidacy Exam - Sarah Konefal
Title: Role of TNFα‐mediated plasticity in the mechanisms of addiction
Supervisors: Dr. D. Stellwagen
May 1, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, room L7-140.

 

April, 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Rehan Umar
Title:
Agonist induced effects of SST1 receptor’s cell surface availability in the Rat Arcuate Nucleus
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
April 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Jesse Jackson
Title:
The intrinsic generation and flow of rhythmic activity in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
April 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room B2151 (Dobell), Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

Ph.D. Defence - James Tsui
Title: The role of input nonlinearities in the primate visual system
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
April 5, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Jessica Sudbury
Title: 
Thermosensing in Hypothalamic Osmoregulatory Circuits.
Supervisor: Dr. C. Borque
April 3, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, room L7- 140.

 

March, 2013

Ph.D. Seminar - Rezwan Ghassemi
Title: 
MRI study of brain injury in children with multiple sclerosis.
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
March 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute Institute (3801 Rue University).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Jessie Kulaga-Yoskovitz
Title: 
Hippocampal subfield volumetry in temporal lobe epilepsy
Supervisor: Dr. N. Bernasconi
March 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Cynthia Forlini
Title: Examining stakeholder perspectives and public understanding of the ethical and social issues of cognitive enhancement using methylphenidate
Supervisor: Dr. E. Racine and S. Gauthier
March 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m.Auditorium Jacques Genest, IRCM, (110 Ave des Pins Ouest)

 

February, 2013

Candidacy Exam - Seok Jun Hong
Title: Advanced Multimodal Imaging of Epileptogenic Malformations of Cortical Development
Supervisors: Dr. A. Bernasconi and Dr. N. Bernasconi
February 26, 2013, 9:30 p.m.
Room 282 at Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Katherine Horn
Title: Synaptic roles for developmental cues
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
February 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Sonia Jego 
Title: Optogenetic dissection of the MCH system: Implications for sleep state modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A. Adamantidis
February 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
E-2205 Perry Building, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Julie Hanck 
Title: Examining age related changes in attention and perception in typically developing populations
Supervisors: Dr. K Cornish and Dr. J. Rochford
February 14, 2013, 2:45 p.m.
Room 519, Educatoin Building (3700 Rue McTavish).

 

January, 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Kate Rath-Wilson
Title: Spatial localization abilities of a single hemisphere: A study of eye movement motor efference in hemidecorticate subjects
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
January 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Megan Mahabir
Title: The functional neuroanatomy of post-traumatic stress disorder, following the reduction of memory reconsolidation using propranolol
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
January 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. 
E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Sebastien Ricoult
Title: Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy and D. Juncker
January 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. 
6001, Genome Building (740 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield).

Ph.D. Seminar - Guillaume Ducharme
Title: Intra- and extra-hippocampal GABAergic control of hippocampal theta rhythm in health and disease
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
January 15, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Mathieu Gauvin
Title: Time-frequency domain analysis of the human photopic electroretinogram: Method, normative data and clinical applications
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and J.-M. Lina
January 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room 535, 5th Floor, Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute (4060 Ste. Catherine West).

Ph.D. Defence - Benoit Labonte
Title: The epigenetics of suicide: the impact of early-life adversity on brain DNA methylation signature
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
January 10, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Estefania Echeverry Castano
Title: Novel neuroimmune interactions in the context of neuropathic pain and anti-inflammatory modulation with Transforming Growth Factor-β1
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
January 10, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
M148 (Council Room), Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building (3640 University St.).

December, 2012

Candidacy Exam - Robert Juster
Title: A sex- and gender-based analysis of glucocorticoid functioning and allostatic load among workers
Supervisor: Drs. S. Lupien and J. Pruessner
December 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 
McGill Centre for Aging Studies Conference Room (6825 LaSalle Blvd., Douglas Campus).

November, 2012

Candidacy Exam - George Dawe
Title: Uncovering the molecular basis of glutamate receptor activation and desensitization
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
November 29, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 1301 McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler).

Ph.D. Defence - Cornelia Podjaski
Title: Netrins enhance blood-brain barrier function and regulate immune responses at the blood-brain barrier
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy and A. Prat
November 29, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Christopher Salmon
Title: GABAA transmission: A key player in excitatory synapse formation
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
November 28, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 
L7-309, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Candidacy Exam - Chelsea Cavanagh
Title: Investigation of TNF-alpha signaling before amyloid overproduction in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Drs. R. Quirion and T.P. Wong
November 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m. 
Room E-3325, Porteous Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Julie Andrews
Title: Systematic investigation into psychological, physiological and endocrinological components of stress
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
November 27, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Amanpreet Badhwar
Title: Impact of therapeutics on neuroanatomical plasticity and cerebrovascular proteome in Alzheimer’s disease mouse
Supervisor: Drs. E. Hamel and A. Pshezhetsky
November 26, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Veronique Laforte
Title: Accurate multiplexed measurements of potential biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of traumatic brain injury
Supervisor: Drs. D. Juncker and J. Marcoux
November 19, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.).

Ph.D. Defence - Christopher Kent
Title: 14-3-3 proteins regulate axonal growth cone turning responses
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 16, 2012, 10:45 a.m.
Room M-1, Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building (3640 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Marilyn Grand'Maison
Title: In vivo structural/functional MRI, post-mortem qIHC study of an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model
Supervisor: Dr. B. Bedell
November 13, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Maria Ioannou
Title: The role of ST5 in actin regulation and endosomal recycling
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
November 13, 2012, 1:15 p.m. 
BT100 (Banque Nationale Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Hyunwoo Lee
Title: Magnetic resonance imaging study of brain atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis patients treated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
November 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 124, McConnell Pavilion, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Ricardo Sanz
Title: Proteolytic cleavage: The role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in neurite outgrowth
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. 
Room 124, McConnell Pavilion, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Colin Hawco
Title: The role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in self-initiating elaborative opisodic encoding: Evidence from fMRI and TMS
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage and J. Armony
November 12, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
K-3223, Porteous Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Olubunmi Akinpelu
Title: High-frequency versus low-frequency otoacoustic emissions: Application in newborn hearing screening
Supervisor: Dr. Sam Daniel and Prof. W.R.J. Funnell
November 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m. 
D152, Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 Tupper Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Anna Garr
Title: Value in context: Frontal lobe contributions to framing effects in decision-making
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
November 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - You Lim Huh
Title: Rhythm generators in the septohippocampal network and their role in hippocampal theta rhythm
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
November 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Gino Ferraro
Title: Matrix metalloproteinase activity modulates neuronal response to myelin inhibition by cleaving NgR1 and basal axonal outgrowth
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 7, 2012, 1:15 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Rebecca Howell
Title: Characterization of emotional behaviour and serotonin neurotransmission in California mice after paternal separation
Supervisor: Dr. J. Rochford
November 2, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Room 3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Geeta Thakur
Title: Maternal smoking during pregnancy: An environmental factor indexing a more homogenous subgroup of ADHD
Supervisor: Dr. R. Joober
November 1, 2012, 9:15 a.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

October, 2012

M.Sc. Seminar - Alice Buwembo
Title: The role of maternal diet and endocannabinoids in mediating stress responses and glucocorticoid feedback in the neonatal rat
Supervisor: Dr. C.-D. Walker
October 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Marie-Pier Girouard
Title: Understanding the mechanism and the functions associated with the proteolytic processing of RhoA
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
October 22, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Rebecca Price
Title: Characterization of a tonic pain model in humans: Psychophysical properties of relief using the opioid antagonist naloxone
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
October 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m. 
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.).

September, 2012

Candidacy Exam - Marc-Andre Dery
Title: Investigating PRNP gene expression by ER stress and the molecular mechanism underlying Prion protein anti-apoptotic function
Supervisor: Dr. A. LeBlanc
September 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
Bloomfield Conference Room, Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road).

Ph.D. Defence - Evelyn Zastepa
Title: Altered naïve CD4 T-cell biology defines a progressive Multiple Sclerosis subgroup: gene expression and functional studies
Supervisor: Dr. D. Haegert
September 13, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
Room 333, Duff Medical Building (3775 University St.)

Ph.D. Defence - Janet Prince
Title: The guidance and coalescence of basal vomeronasal sensory neuron axons to the accessory olfactory bulb
Supervisor: Dr. J.-F. Cloutier
September 6, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

August, 2012

Ph.D. Seminar - Benoit Labonte
Title: The epigenetics of suicide
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
August 14, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room F2119, FBC Building, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

July, 2012

Ph.D. Defence - Maral Tajerian
Title: The SPARC-null mouse model of low back pain: Mechanism, treatment, and translation to humans
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
July 30, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Room 6001, Genome Building (740 Doctor Penfield Ave.)

Ph.D. Defence - Mohamad Seyed Sadr
Title: SLIT proteins inhibit malignant brain tumour cell invasion via downregulation of pro-invasive genes
Supervisor: Dr. R. Del Maestro
July 27, 2012, 12:15 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

M.Sc. Seminar - Benjamin Whatley
Title: Neurophysiological abnormalities in MS: Disease process or functional compensation?
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
July 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room (R4.02), Ross Pavillion, 4th floor, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Pine Ave. West).

Ph.D. Defence - Lisa Buchy
Title: Clinical, neurocognitive, and structural and functional MRI correlates of insight in first-episode psychosis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
July 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Bowerman Room (B-1105), Dobell Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

Ph.D. Defence - Denise Cook
Title: Fragile X related protein 1 associates with the protein synthesis machinery and controls synaptic plasticity in mice
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
July 25, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1560 Cedar Ave.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Abdulrazag Ajlan
Title: Characterizing DRR as a novel regulator of focal adhesion dynamics
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
July 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Ahmad Yoonessi
Title: Motion parallax-defined segmentation and depth perception in human vision
Supervisor: Dr. C. Baker
July 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Louis-Philippe Bernier
Title: Functional regulation of P2X receptor channels by phosphoinositides
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
July 16, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Panayiota Papadopoulos
Title: Mice co-expressing human APPSwe/Ind TGF-B1 as a tool for the identification of Alzheimer’s disease therapies
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
July 12, 2012, 1:45 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Sara Sagheby
Title: A genetic approach to evaluate the role of dopamine neurotransmission in cognitive and learning behavior
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
July 4, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

June, 2012

Candidacy Exam - Jeffrey Gross
Title: Epigenetic regulation of polyamines in suicide
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 29, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Rachna Duseja
Title: Involvement of TNFα mediated AMPA receptor trafficking in the anti-depressive actions of Fluoxetine
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
June 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 
L7-141, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Celina Wu
Title: Dynamics of FTY720™-S1P receptor modulation in human astrocytes
Supervisor: Dr. J. Antel
June 29, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jung Eun Han
Title: The effect of attentional focus on emotional and neural responses to scenes depicting interpersonal aggression
Supervisor: Dr. J. Armony
June 28, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Wei-Hsien Yeh
Title: The circadian variation of blood pressure in relation to the sleep-wake cycle and postural changes
Supervisor: Dr. D.B. Boivin
June 28, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
B-2151, Dobell Building, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Colin Hawco
Title: The role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in self-initiating elaborative episodic encoding: evidence from fMRI and TMS
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage and J. Armony
June 28, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Room F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Anthony Cotter
Title: Motor neuron diversity in the chick hypoglossal nucleus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 27, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Alireza Hashemi
Title: Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms and coordination
Supervisor: Dr. D.B. Boivin
June 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Seminar Room, 3465 Peel Street.

Ph.D. Defence - Crystal Erickson
Title: Dopamine’s role in risk taking: A specific look at dopamine deficiency and gambling
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
June 27, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Debra Dawson
Title: Evaluation and calibration of functional network modelling methods based on known anatomical connections
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
June 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Room 333, Duff Medical Building (3775 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jessica Colby-Milley
Title: Neuroinflammation and sleep-wake cycle disturbances in the TgCRND8 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Drs. R. Quirion and A. Adamantidis
June 26, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Mallory Owen
Title: Relationship between brain structure and function prior to open heart surgery in newborns with complex congenital heart defects
Supervisor: Drs. M. Shevell and C. Limperopoulos
June 26, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Room C-431, Montreal Children's Hospital (2300 Tupper St.).

Candidacy Exam - Emily Coffey
Title: Experience-dependent plasticity of auditory-motor systems in the human brain
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
June 22, 2012, 1:30 p.m. 
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Farhan Khawaja
Title: Visual feature selectivity of spikes and local field potentials along the macaque dorsal visual pathway
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Margaret Labban
Title: Characterization of the role of target of rapamycin (TOR) in synaptic plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 21, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Mark Daubaras
Title: Characterization of UNC5 netrin-1 receptor expression in dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
June 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jared Rowley
Title: Non-invasive characterization of white matter abnormalities in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
June 21, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (6825 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Melissa Burt
Title: Investigating the effects of prenatal infection, a risk factor for schizophrenia, on hippocampal N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor function in a rodent model
Supervisor: Drs. P. Boksa and T.P. Wong
June 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Bowerman Room (B-1127), Dobell Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Katrina Yuri Choe
Title: Impact of high salt intake on synaptic- and astrocyte-mediated inhibition of vasopressin neurons
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Conrad Eng
Title: DCC plays a role in mesocortical dopamine development: possible mechanisms
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
June 20, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room E-3208, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Steven Cordeiro Matos
Title: HCN cation channels as modulators of information processing in the medial prefrontal cortex
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
June 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Marta Ceko
Title: Brain changes related to chronic pain, long-term yoga practice, and loss of somatosensory input: focus on the insula
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
June 19, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.).

Candidacy Exam - Michael Tibshirani
Title: Effects of post transactional modifications on subcellular localization of ALS-linked FUS/TLS
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
June 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Adrienne Chu
Title: The role of circadian clocks along the reproductive axis
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
June 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m. 
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Jesse Jackson
Title: The intrinsic generation and flow of rhythmic activity in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
June 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
C2104, Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Francois Beaubien
Title: Role of Slitrk family members in neurodevelopment
Supervisor: Dr. J.-F. Cloutier
June 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Meagan Auger
Title: The UNC5C netrin-1 receptor: potential role in the development and function of the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
June 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
E- 2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Chulmin Cho
Title: Transcriptional regulation of Drebin in synaptic dysfunction and its implications in Alzheimer's Disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
June 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m. 
Room 6.2 (ground floor), Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Nirel Witz
Title: The properties of global stereopsis in fovea and periphery
Supervisor: Dr. R. Hess
June 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Room H4-14, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Pine Ave. West).

Candidacy Exam - Gian-Luca McLelland
Title: Investigation of the role of parkin in a vesicular mitochondrial quality control pathway
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
June 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Luan Tran
Title: Neuroprotective properties of voltage-gated calcium channel blocker lomerizine in a primary culture model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
June 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Wiam Belkaid
Title: Investigating the role of neuronal cell adhesion molecules in synaptogenesis: an in vivo approach
Supervisor: Dr. E. Rathazer (preceeded by Dr, D. Colman)
June 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom 636, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Hanieh Toossi
Title: Immunohistochemical study of somatostatin and orexin neurons in the hypothalamus: Implications for sleep-wake modulation
Supervisor: Dr. B. Jones
June 7, 2012, 2:15 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Manjari Murthy
Title: Regulation of olfactory ensheathing cell identity and development
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Amar Bhindi
Title: Immuno-histochemical study of somatostatin receptors and the Golgi-associated protein PIST in the rat brain – regional diversity of cellular and sub-cellular distribution and potential implications for receptor regulation
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
June 6, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Pascal Kropf
Title: Electrophysiology-based functional connectivity in the cerebral cortex; the importance of temporal patterning on interaction efficiency
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
June 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 
Room 333, Duff Medical Building (3775 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Prateep Pakavathkumar
Title: Evaluating Caspase-6 inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer Disease
Supervisor: Dr. A. LeBlanc
June 4, 2012, 9:00 a.m. 
F-408, Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd.).

May, 2012

M.Sc. Seminar - Julia Higgins
Title: An exploration of potential novel physiological roles for Smac/DIABLO
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
May 29, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Cynthia Forlini
Title: Examining stakeholder perspectives and public understanding of the ethical and social issues of cognitive enhancement using methylphenidate
Supervisor: Drs. E. Racine and S. Gauthier
May 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Salle Andre-Barbeau (Room 300), IRCM (110 ave des Pins).

M.Sc. Seminar - Fei Xu
Title: The impact of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea on neurodegeneration in Multiple Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
May 28, 2012, 3 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Nicole Bailey
Title: Stress-induced plasticity in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
May 25, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
L11-417, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Candidacy Exam - Andrea Schreij
Title: Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 and clathrin-light chain regulate the actin cytoskeleton
Supervisor: Drs. T. Fon and P. McPherson
May 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
BR-100, Montreal Neurological Institute(3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Angelica Torres Berrio
Title: The effects of prenatal stress on hippocampus-prefrontal pathway and behavioral flexibility
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Goto
May 14, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building(3655 Promenade Sir William Osler).

Candidacy Exam - Neda Parinejad Khameneh
Title: Studies of the function of the glial glutamate transporter Eaat1 in drosphila
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
May 10, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
L7-140 Montreal General Hospital(1650 Cedar Ave.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Vincent Beliveau
Title: How direction novelty modulates subsecond duration perception of a motion stimulus
Supervisor: Drs. C. Pack and E. Cook
May 9, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler).

M.Sc. Seminar - Anita Liu
Title: Locomotive steering activates parieto-frontal brain regions
Supervisor: Dr. A. Lamontagne
May 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Room H4.14, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Pine Ave. West).

Ph.D. Seminar - Lisa Buchy
Title: Clinical, neurocognitive, and structural and functional MRI correlates of insight in first-episode psychosis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
May 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
FBC-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

April, 2012

Ph.D. Defence - Ami Tsuchida
Title: Fractionating frontal lobe function
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
April 26, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Eric Nelson
Title: Leptin as a molecular modulator of neuroinflammation
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
April 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Katherine Horn
Title: Synaptic roles for developmental molecules
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
April 18, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Moogeh Baharnoori
Title: The adverse effects of maternal infection on brain development - implications for neuropsychiatric disorders
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
April 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Soufiane Boucetta
Title: The role of pontomesenphalic cholinergic neurons and their neighboring GABAergic and putative glutamatergic neurons in modulating cortical activity and sleep-wake states
Supervisor: Dr. B. Jones
April 12, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Lisa Feldman
Title: Gene expression in the hippocampus during spatial acquisition
Supervisor: Dr. J. Nalbantoglu
April 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Omar de Faria
Title: MicroRNA regulation of oligodendrocyte gene expression
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
April 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute(3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Geeta Angeli Thakur
Title: Maternal smoking during pregnancy: an environmental factor indexing a more homogenous subgroup of ADHD
Supervisor: Drs. R. Joober and A. Brunet
April 2, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
FBC Conference Room, 2nd floor (F-2119), Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

March, 2012

Ph.D. Seminar - Evelyn Zastepa
Title: Altered naive CD4 T-cell biology defines a progressive multiple sclerosis subgroup
Supervisor: Dr. D. Haegert
March 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room B16, Lyman Duff Medical Building (3775 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Gary Mo
Title: Molecular Physiology of sensory P2X3 ATP receptor channels
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
March 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Elaine Setiawan
Title: Individual differences in the neurobiology of responses to alcohol in humans
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
March 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
W7/21, Stewart Biology Building. (1205 Dr. Penfield Ave.).

Candidacy Exam - Jean-Francois Daneault
Title: The involvement of subthalamic nucleus in the relationship between voluntary movements and motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease
Supervisor: Drs. A. Sadikot and C. Duval
March 23, 2012, 9:30 a.m. 
Rasmussen Reading Room, Montreal Neurological Institute(3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Andrea Marat
Title: The connecdenn family of Rab35 guanine nucleotide exchange factors
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
March 22, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Solene Bayet
Title: The modulation of pain by visual emotional stimulation
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bushnell
March 20, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave).

M.Sc. Seminar - Gina Trinh
Title: Regulation of cytoskeletal elements by down regulated renal cell carcinoma, and effect on cell motility
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
March 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Alby Richard
Title: Mechanisms of perisaccadic visual Perception
Supervisor: Drs. C. Pack and D. Guitton
March 19, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
BT100 Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Annie Duchesne
Title: Men and women's psychosocial stress response: a neuropsychophysiological perspective
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
March 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Aging Centre, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Antonia Kobert
Title: CNS-resident cells support MS-relevant B-cell responses
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bar-Or
March 16, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Emily Deane
Title: Characterizing the localization and activity-dependent modulation of the Na+/H+ exchanger NHE6 in the mouse hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
March 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Room 330, Bellini Life Science Building (3649 Sir William Osler).

Ph.D. Defence - Joanna Pohl
Title: The effect of obesity on the acute inflammatory response
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Bowerman Hall, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Emad Seyed Sadr
Title: Quantitative detection of N7- and O6- methylguanine adducts by LC/MS brain tumour tissues obtained from patients treated with temozolomide
Supervisor: Dr. R. Del Maestro
March 7, 2012, 8:00 a.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

February, 2012

M.Sc. Seminar - Alix Dudley
Title: DRR regulates the activation of Akt kinase in brain cancer
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
February 28, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Katy Orchowski
Title: In vivo imaging of neuroprotection in acute stroke: In search of the penumbra
Supervisor: Drs. R. Schirrmacher and A. Thiel
February 28, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Neurology Conference Room (E203), Jewish General Hospital (3755 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Ahmad Yoonessi
Title: Motion parallax defined segmentation and depth perception in human vision
Supervisor: Dr. C. Baker
February 23, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Cornelia Podjaski
Title: Netrins regulate blood-brain barrier function and immune responses - implications for multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Drs. J. Antel and T. Kennedy
February 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Amanpreet Badhwar
Title: Impact of therapeutics on neuroanatomical plasticity and cerebrovascular proteome in Alzheimer's disease mouse
Supervisor: Drs. E. Hamel and A. Pshezhetsky
February 17, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Sheida Rabipour
Title: Computerized attention training for childhood behaviour dis orders: A non-pharmaceutical treatment approach
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
February 17, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Room M250, Child Psychiatry Building, Jewish General Hospital (4335 Cote Ste. Catherine).

Ph.D. Seminar - Julie Andrews
Title: Systematic investigation into psychological, physiological and endocrinological components of stress
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
February 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Aging Centre, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Kyoko Konishi
Title: The role of genetics and virtual navigational strategies in healthy aging
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
February 8, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 
E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

M.Sc. Seminar - Rosalind Sham
Title: Virtual reality-based spatial memory intervention in patients with mild cognitive impairment
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
February 7, 2012, 10 a.m.
C-2104 Salle Maurice, Douglas Hall, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

January, 2012

Ph.D. Seminar - Denise Cook
Title: Fragile X related protein 1 associates with protein synthesis machinery at synapses and controls synaptic plasticity and spatial memory in mice
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
January 30, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Livingston Hall, Room l7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Defence - Julio Morales
Title: Role of neuropeptide Y in emotional dysfunctional disorders
Supervisor: Dr. R. Quirion
Friday, January 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Bowerman Hall, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Louis-Philippe Bernier
Title: Functional regulation of P2X receptors by phosphoinositides
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
January 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jasmine Ramcharitar
Title: The investigation of Tau cleaved by Caspase-6 in the cerebrospinal fluid as an early biomarker for Alzheimer Disease.
Supervisor: Dr. A. LeBlanc
January 24, 2012, 9 a.m.
Room E-543, Lady Davis Institute (3999 Cote St. Catherine Rd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Afiqah Yusuf
Title: The relationship between cortical excitability and fatigue in multiple sclerosis: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
January 23, 2012, 3 p.m.
Conference Room R4.02, Ross Pavilion, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Pine Ave. West)

Ph.D. Defence - Genevieve Arsenault-Lapierre
Title: A longitudinal study of cortisol secretion in mild cognitive impairment
Supervisor: Drs. H. Chertkow and S. Lupien
Monday, January 23, 2012, 9:45 a.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute (3999 Cote-Ste-Catherine Road).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jessica Mills
Title: Identification of neuronal populations involved in the neurovascular coupling response to electrical stimulation of the dorsal raphe nucleus
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
January 19, 2012, 3 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Shireen Sindi
Title: When we test, do we stress: Stress hormones, memory and hippocampal volume in young and older adults
Supervisor: Drs. J. Pruessner and S. Lupien
January 16, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Aging Research Centre Conference Room, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Candidacy Exam - Jill Rocchetti
Title: D2 dopamine receptor function in hippocampal synaptic plasticity, learning and memory
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
January 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. 
F-2119, FBC, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Seminar - Jacob Hascalovici
Title: HO-1/Sterol Interactions in Degenerative Brain Disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
January 4 2012, 9:00 a.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute(3755 Cote St. Catherine Rd.).

December, 2011

Ph.D. Seminar - Mathieu Boulanger
Title: Eye-head gaze shifts: interactions with the visual system and influences of context on eye-head coordination
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
December 20, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Tudor Ponoran
Title: The effect of non-glutamate pore mutations on the properties of high voltage-gated calcium channels
Supervisor: Dr. D. Ragsdale
December 16, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Scott Thompson
Title:  Rodent brain imaging and the measurement of pain 
Supervisor: Dr C. Bushnell 
December 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Doctor Penfield Ave.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Sara Jamali
Title: Studies on the role of gene-environment interaction in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia using a genetic animal model 
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
December 12, 2011, 2 p.m.
E-3208, Third Floor, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Seminar - You Lim Huh
Title: Different players in the septohippocampal network and their role in hippocampal theta rhythm 
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
December 8, 2011, 1:00pm.
Room E-3208, Perry Building, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

November, 2011

Candidacy Exam - Stephanie Harris
Title:  Investigating a putative interaction between DCC and cadherin 
Supervisor: Dr T. Kennedy 
November 30, 2011, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Stefania Echeverry Castano
Title: Nerve injury associated inflammation: a critical process in the genesis of neuropathic pain
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
November 25, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield Avenue.

Ph.D. Seminar - Panayiota Papadopoulos
Title: In search of a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease using the APP/TGF mouse model
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
November 24, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Alan Schoen
Title: A linear compartmental model of dendrites with applications to theta oscillations and neuronal computations 
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cook
November 24, 2011, 11:00 am.
DRoom TBA, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

Candidacy Exam - Jie Xu
Title:  DENND3: at the crossroads of cellular energy starvation and membrane trafficking
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson 
November 17, 2011, 1:00 p.m. 
BT100 (Banque National Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

Ph.D. Defence - Jacqueline Boutilier
Title: ProNGF induced signalling mechanisms and receptor platforms
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 17, 2011, 9:30 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Defence - Nicolas Stifani
Title: Generation of motor neuron diversity in the cervical spinal cord
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
November 16, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Rachna Duseja
Title:  Role of regulatory action of TNF-a on AMPA receptors in the pathogenesis of depression 
Supervisor: Dr David Stellwagen 
November 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. 
L7-140, Livingston Hall, Montreal General Hospital

Ph.D. Defence - Sarah-Jane Bull
Title: Mechanisms promoting myelin formation and maintenance under normal and pathological conditions
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
November 10, 2011, 2:45 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Andrea Marat
Title: DENN domain proteins: Regulators of Rab GTPasesn
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
November 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Gino Ferraro
Title: Metalloproteinase activity modulates axonal outgrowth and regeneration
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 3, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
BT100 (Banque National Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

 

 

October, 2011

Ph.D. Seminar - Francois Beaubien
Title: Slitrk family members in neuronal development
Supervisor: Dr. JF. Cloutier
October 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
BT100 (Banque National Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

Ph.D. Defence - Alanna Grant
Title: Role of Deleted in Colon Cancer (DCC) in the development and function of the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system: implications for schizophrenia
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 2:15 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Katrin Schulz
Title: Iron efflux mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous systems
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
L7-140, Livingston Hall, Montreal General Hospital

Ph.D. Seminar - Christopher Kent
Title: 14-3-3 proteins regulate axonal growth cone responses by regulating PKA activity.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
October 17, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
De Grandpre Center, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

Ph.D. Defence - Leora Yetnikoff
Title: Behavioral sensitization to amphetamine: an emerging role for netrin-1 guidance cue proteins
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
Monday, October 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jennika Soles
Title: Bilingualism: experience-dependent structural and functional differences in the adult brain
Supervisor: Dr. D. Klein
October 5, 2011, 2:00pm.
De Grandpre Center, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

September, 2011

Candidacy Exam - Sabrina Wiebe
Title:  To Nap or Not to Nap: The Relationship between Naps, Memory and Executive Control in Toddlers
Supervisors: Dr Dr. R. Gruber and Dr. A. Bechara
September 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Room E-2205, Perry Building, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Basia Radlinska
Title: In Vivo Imaging of Microstructural and Molecular Neuroplasticity in Human Subcortical Stroke.
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
September 28, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
BT100 (Banque National Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

Candidacy Exam - Cynthia Forlini
Title:  Examining stakeholder perspectives and public understanding of the ethical and social issues of cognitive enhancement using methylphenidate.
Supervisors: Dr. E. Racine and Dr. S. Gauthier
September 27, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Room 6805 Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

M.Sc. Seminar - Daphnee Lalonde
Title: Modulation of lipid homeostasis during brain repair and synaptic remodelling
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
September 23, 2011, 1:30pm.
Conference room in the McGill center for studies in aging 6825 LaSalle Boulevard, Verdun.

M.Sc. Seminar - Susan Westfall
Title: The Influence of Fever and Inflammation on Peripheral Circadian Clocks
Supervisor: Dr. N. Cermakian
September 23, 2011, 1:30pm.
Room E3517 of the Perry Pavillion , Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Germaine Lowe
Title: Prenatal maternal infection and synaptic transmission in the hippocampus:from single cells to neural networks
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 2:15 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Vincent Corbo
Title: Interaction of fear and stress:from healthy population samples to post-traumatic stress disorder
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Parastoo Moafmashhadi
Title: Validation of individual MoCA test items as indicators of domain-specific cognitive impairment.
Supervisors: Dr. L. Koski
September, 19, 2011, 10 a.m.
Conference room R4.02, Ross Pavilion of the Royal Victoria Hosptial.

M.Sc. Seminar - Arash Shokouhi
Title: Corticotropin releasing factor- and growth hormone releasing hormone- receptors in orexin and MCH neurons of the hypothalamus
Supervisors: Dr. T. Stroh and Dr. B. Jones
September 9, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

August, 2011

Candidacy Exam - Martin Munz
Title: In vivo imaging of activity-dependent refinement of the visual circuitry
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
August 31, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

Ph.D. Defence - Ian Hellstrom
Title: Tracking cues from early life environment to effects on gene expression
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
August 11, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Candidacy Exam - Martha Shiell
Title: Anatomical and functional measures related to cross-modal plasticity in the deaf
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
August 3, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
The Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

July, 2011

Ph.D. Defence - Ari Shechter
Title: The variation of sleep, hormones, and body temperature across circadian and menstrual phases
Supervisor: Dr. D. Boivin
July 29, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Roberto Cipriani
Title: Stimulus dependence of inhibitory and excitatory centre-surround interactions in primate cortical area MT
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
July 21, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Sean Reed
Title: Differential effects of propofol on gamma-band activity across cortical and thalamic sites in the rat, in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. G. Plourde
July 5, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

June, 2011

Candidacy Exam - Renu Heir
Title: Regulation of glial TNF-alpha release during synaptic scaling
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
June 21, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Crystal Erickson
Title: Dopamine'srole in risk taking: A specific look at dopamine deficiency and gambling
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
June 21, 2011, 2 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Corina Nagy
Title: Epigenetic mechanisms in suicide
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 20, 2011, 10 a.m.
F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Candidacy Exam - Joseph Kam
Title: Role of neogenin in olfactory epithelium development
Supervisor: Dr. J.-F. Cloutier
June 17, 2011, 10 a.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Jahan Jadauji
Title: Improved olfactory discrimination following transcranial magnetic stimulation of the occipital cortex
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 16, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Cindy Hovington
Title: Defining persistant negative symptoms and identifying their neurocognitive and neuroanatomical correlates
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
June 16, 2011, 1 p.m.
F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Candidacy Exam - Rezwan Ghassemi
Title: MRI measures of brain injury in children with multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
June 15, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Rui Li
Title: Roles of B cells in regulating myeloid cells function
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bar-Or
June 15, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Kristen Parker
Title: Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins in ubiquitin-dependent signaling mechanisms
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
June 14, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Yang Ding
Title: Cognitive, emotional and neuroanatomical endophenotypes of suicide: a functional magnetic imaging study in first degree relatives of suicide completers
Supervisor: Drs. G. Turecki and F. Jollant
June 13, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Maral Tajerian
Title: Behavioral, anatomical and pharmacological evaluation of the SPARC-null mouse as a model of low back pain due to degenerative disc disease
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
June 13, 2011, 9 a.m.
Strathcona Dentistry and Anatomy Council Room, M/48, 3640 University Street.

Ph.D. Seminar - Julio Morales
Title: Contribution of neuropeptide (NPY) system to dysfunctional emotional conditions
Supervisor: Dr. R. Quirion
June 13, 2011, 9 a.m.
Salle du Comite de Regie (Room B-2157), Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Hillel Zukor
Title: Gilodystrophic effects of Heme Oxygenase-1: Implication for chronic CNS disorders
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
June 13, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall (Ground Floor), Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Rd.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Andrew Greene
Title: The Parkinson's Disease-linked protein PINK1 is imported into mitochondria and cleaved to regulate its protective function
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
June 10, 2011, 4 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Vedrana Cvetkovska
Title: Regulated expression of Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule controls precise synaptic targeting
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 7, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
L11-417, Livingston Wing, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Carine Parent
Title: Maternal influences on neuroimmune function in the adult rat
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
June 7, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room K-3223, Porteous Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Soufiane Boucetta
Title: Role of LDT-PPT cholinergic neurons and their neighboring GABAergic and putative glutamatergic neurons in modulation Sleep-Wake States and cortical activation in the rat
Supervisor: Dr. B. Jones
June 7, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Audrey Laferriere
Title: The effects of contextual conditioning and inhibition of sympathetic activation on pain
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
June 6, 2011, 11 a.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Margaret Labban
Title: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity involving TORC1 and TORC2
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 6, 2011, 12:45 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Patrick McCamphill
Title: Investigating mechanisms of TORC1 dependent regulation of protein synthesis during memory formation in Aplysia
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 3, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - James Tsui
Title: The role of input nonlinearities in the primate visual system
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 2, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Genevieve Arsenault
Title: A longitudinal study of cortisol secretion in mild cognitive impairment
Supervisor: Drs. H. Chertkow and S. Lupien
June 2, 2011, 2 p.m.
Conference Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute (3755 Chemin de la Cote-Ste-Catherine).

May, 2011

Ph.D. Seminar - Derek Lupinsky
Title: Interhemispheric regulation of the medial prefrontal cortical glutamate stress response in rats
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
May 27, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Hospital (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Candidacy Exam - Laurent Methot
Title: The role of NF-kB signaling in the developing neocortex
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
May 26, 2011, 3 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Marcio De Paula
Title: Role of IGF-1 signaling in oligodendrocyte survival, proliferation and myelination
Supervisor: Dr. G. Almazan
May 24, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room 1301, McIntyre Building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler).

Ph.D. Defence - Jin Hyung Cho
Title: The role of Slit family members and their receptor Robo-2 in the formation of stereotypic sensory maps in the mammalian olfactory system
Supervisor: Dr. J.-F. Cloutier
May 20, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Colin Hawco
Title: Role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in associative memory
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage and J. Armony
May 20, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room F-2119, 2nd floor conference room, Frank B. Commons Building, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Sarah Jane Bull
Title: Mechanisms promoting myelin formation and maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
May 16, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Ke Cui
Title: Maternal infection and schizophrenia: The effect of prenatal immune activation on hippocampal neurogenesis
Supervisor: Drs. P. Boska and G. Luheshi
May 10, 2011, 10a.m.
Room E-3517 Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Katrin Schulz
Title: Iron efflux mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous system
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
May 10, 2011, 12 Noon
Room L7-140, Livingston Hall, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Ami Tsuchida
Title: Fractionation of frontal lobe functions
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
May 10, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Pik Shan Lo
Title: A role for the netrin receptor DCC in development and survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy and A. Sadikot
May 9, 2011, 9 a.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Exam - Horia Pribiag
Title: Activity-and tumor necrosis factor-alpha-dependent modulation of GABAA receptor trafficking
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
May 6, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Joanna Pohl
Title: The effect of diet-induced obesity on the inflammatory response in rats
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
May 5, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Alanna Grant
Title: Role of DCC in the development and function of the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system: Implication for psychopathology
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
May 4, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Richard Ryan
Title: Imbalance of Excitation and inhibition in the prefrontal cortex after neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion
Supervisor: Drs. L. Srivastava and T.P. Wong
May 4, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Leora Yetnikoff
Title: Amphetamine-induced behavioral sensitization: an emerging role for the netrin-1 family of guidance cues
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
May 3, 2011, 12 noon
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Nelson Azoulay
Title: Epigenetic modulation of glucocorticoid receptors in PTSD: Examining child vs. adult trauma
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
May 2, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

April, 2011

Ph.D. Defence - Rosemary Bagot
Title: Maternal care and the dynamic regulation of hippocampal synaptic plasticity in the adult rat
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney and T.P. Wong
April 29, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room B2151 Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Stephan Ong Tone
Title: The diverse roles of Collapsin Response Mediator Protein 4 in mitosis and nerve regeneration
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
April 28, 2011, 2:15 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Sergio Dominguez Lopez
Title: Monoaminergic firing activity in the dorsal raphe and the ventral tegmental area across the light-dark cycle and their response to melatonin and amphetamine
Supervisor: Drs. M. Leyton and G. Gobbi
April 28, 2011, 3 p.m.
Conference Room (room 138), Irving Ludmer Psychiatry and Training Building (1033 Pine Ave.W.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Mohammed Ashour
Title: The tole of UNC5 in branching and axonal guidance in the mammalian nervous system
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
April 28, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
BT100 (Banque National Room), Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - David Maillet
Title: Age-related changes in effective connectivity within and between the task-positive and task-negative networks during spatial and temporal context retrieval
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
April 28, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Ingrid Osswald
Title: Characterization of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in the developing retina and cerebellum
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
April 26, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room B530, Bellini Life Sciences Complex (3649 Promenade Sir William Osler).

Ph.D. Defence - Dara Shahrokh
Title: The mesolimbic system mediates variations in maternal behavior in the rat
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
April 21, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Douglas Hall (Amphitheatre), Douglas Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Seminar - Elaine Setiawan
Title: Neurobiology of dopamine and opioid mechanisms in response to alcohol
Supervisor: Drs. M. Leyton and R. Pihl
April 20, 2011, 1 p.m.
Classroom 1, Irving Ludmer Psychiatry and Training Building (1033 Pine Ave.W.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Ari Shechter
Title: The variation of sleep, hormones, and body temperature across circadian and menstrual phases
Supervisor: Dr. D. Boivin
April 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
Room 3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

M.Sc. Seminar - Lujaien Kadhim
Title: Paranoid feelings of healthy individuals and delusional beliefs of schizophrenia patients: a common neurocognitive process?
Supervisor: Dr. J. Bruno Debruille
April 13, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd).

Ph.D. Defence - Michael Bodnar
Title: Neurocognitive and neuroimaging markers of early remission in first-episode schizophrenia
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage and A. Malla
April 12, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
K-3223 Porteous Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Examination - Yen May Ong
Title: Ovariectomy-induced changes in spinal cord nociceptive systems
Supervisor: Dr. F. Cervero
April 4, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Doctor Penfield).

Candidacy Examination - Tony Lim
Title: Characterizing the mechanisms of statin analgesia in experimental chronic pain models
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
April 1, 2011, 3 p.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Doctor Penfield).

March, 2011

Ph.D. Defence - Tevye Stachniak
Title: Cell type specific retrograde signaling determines synaptic gain
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
March 31, 2011, 2 p.m.
L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Defence - Marie-Eve Fortier
Title: Development of animal models to study effects of maternal infection during pregnancy on offspring behavior
Supervisor: Drs. P. Boksa and G. Luheshi
March 31, 2011, 10 a.m.
K-3325 Porteous Pavilion (3rd floor), Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Ph.D. Defence - Viswanath Venugopalan
Title: Compulsion and control: Prefrontal and mesolimbic systems in human addiction
Supervisor: Drs. L. Fellows and M. Leyton
March 24, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room 138 in the Ludmer Research and Training Building (1033 Pine Ave. West).

M.Sc. Seminar - Benjamin Elgie
Title: Activation of word-level speech production regions during suprasegmental speech perception differs by modality and task
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco and S. Baum
March 9, 2011, 11 a.m.
Room 101, Rabinovitch House (3640 rue de la Montaigne).

February, 2011

Ph.D. Seminar - Julie Hanck
Title: Examining age-related changes in attention and perception in typically and atypically developing populations
Supervisor: Drs. J. Rochford and K. Cornish
February 18, 2011, 10 a.m.
Room 282, Penfield Pavilion, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Ian Hellstrom
Title: Following cues from early life environment to effects on gene expression
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
February 18, 2011, 10 a.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Candidacy Examination - Wiam Belkaid
Title: Investigating the roles of neuronal cell adhesion molecules in synaptogenesis: An in vivo approach
Supervisor: Dr. D. Colman
February 15, 2011, 1 p.m.
Boardroom 636, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Gary Mo
Title: Molecular physiology of P2X3 receptor-channels in sensory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
February 8, 2011, 9 a.m.
deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Bryce Durafourt
Title: Distinct immune regulatory properties of human adult microglia and blood-derived macrophages: Relevance for multiple sclerosis disease processes
Supervisor: Dr. J. Antel
February 7, 2011, 1 p.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

January, 2011

Ph.D. Seminar - Germaine Lowe
Title: Prenatal infection and synaptic transmission in the hippocampus: From single cells to neural networks
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
January 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Perry Pavilion, E-2205, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Seminar - Hillel Zukor
Title: Gliodystrophic effects of heme oxygenase-1: Implications for chronic CNS disorders
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
January 27, 2011, 9 a.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall (ground floor), Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (3755 Cote Ste Catherine).

M.Sc. Seminar - Laura Cooper
Title: Mitochondrial heat shock protein HSP60 in the motor neuron disorders amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and hereditary spastic paraplegia SPG13
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
January 20, 2011, 2 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

M.Sc. Seminar - Vincent Corbo
Title: Fear, stress and anxiety: From healthy populations to PTSD
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
January 20, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
Conference room of the Aging Centre at the Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Defence - Erin Dickie
Title: Neural correlates and predictors of recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Supervisor: Dr. Jorge Armony
January 20, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Defence - Boris Bernhardt
Title: MRI-based cortical thickness analysis in temporal lobe epilepsy
Supervisor: Drs. A. Bernasconi and N. Bernasconi
January 17, 2011, 10 a.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Ph.D. Defence - Daniel Weatherill
Title: Characterization of translational regulation during long-term facilitation in Aplysia
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
January 14, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Examination - Jason Hamlin
Title: The function of Scyl1 in Neurodegenerative Disease
Supervisor: Dr. Peter McPherson
January 6, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

December, 2010

Ph.D. Defence - Mark Pitcher
Title: Role of the NKCC1 co-transporter in spinal nociceptive mechanisms in a rodent model of peripheral inflammation
Supervisor: Dr. F. Cervero
December 20, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler).

Ph.D. Defence - Sorana Ciura
Title: Mechanisms of osmotic and mechanical transduction in the organum vasculosum lamina terminalis
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
December 17, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Room L7-140 Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Seminar - Ingrid Osswald
Title: The role of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in CNS development
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
December 13, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Room 703, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 Promenade Sir William Osler).

Candidacy Examination - Carey You Lim Huh
Title: Different players in the septohippocampal network and their role in hippocampal theta rhythm
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
December 10, 2010, 2 p.m.
Room E-3517, Perry Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Defence - Lei Zhou
Title: Molecular mechanisms regulating dendritic spine morphology
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
December 10, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
Room L7-140 Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Defence - Yimiao Ou
Title: Molecular mechanisms controlling the arborization of dendrites in Drosophila
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
December 10, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
Room L7-140 Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave.).

Ph.D. Defence - Katarina Dedovic
Title: Psychological stress and vulnerability for Major Depressive Disorder: cortisol, brain structure, function, and cognitive processing in young adults
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
December 10, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Candidacy Examination - Antoine Duquette
Title: Characterization of the role of Ufm1 as a regulator of checkpoint proteins
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
December 7, 2010, 10 a.m.
Room 636, Director's Office Conference Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

M.Sc. Seminar - Fernando Corbalan
Title: The assessment of the cognitive regulation of emotions in bipolar disorder using galvanic skin conductance and heart rate
Supervisor: Drs. S. Beaulieu and J. Armony
December 6, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
FBC 3 Conference Room (F3128) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 boulevard LaSalle).

Ph.D. Defence - Amanda Pomarenski
Title: Influence of early-rearing conditions on mesocorticolimbic dopamine function in the rat
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
December 2, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
K-3223 Porteous Pavillion, Douglas Hospital (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

November, 2010

Candidacy Examination - Shih-Hsiung Lin
Title: HO-1/miRNA interactions in neurodegenerative disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
November 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Bloomfield Centre Conference Room, 4th Floor, Lady Davis Institute (3999 Cote-Sainte-Catherine).

M.Sc. Seminar - Andrea Lee
Title: Identification of Caspase-6 inhibitors in vitro and ex vivo
Supervisor: Dr. A LeBlanc
November 24, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall (ground floor), Lady Davis Institute (3999 Cote-Sainte-Catherine).

Ph.D. Defence - Nicholas Foster
Title: Structural and functional correlates of mental musical transformation
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
November 18, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

Candidacy Examination - Patricia Brown
Title: Rules of engagement at kainate receptor glutamatergic synapses
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
November 9, 2010, 1 p.m.
Room 132, Billini Life Sciences Complex (3649 Sir-William-Osler Prom.).

Candidacy Examination - Patrick Mineault
Title: Mechanisms of selectivity in intermediate visual areas revealed by parametric modeling
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
November 8, 2010, 2 p.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

October, 2010

Ph.D. Defence - Li Yu
Title: Dissection of Semaphorin reverse signalling in axon guidance
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
October 26, 2010, 10:15 a.m.
L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

Ph.D. Defence - Stephanie Belanger Jasmin
Title: A putative role for PCSK9 in synaptic remodelling and plasticity in response to brain injury; implications for Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
October 22, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 LaSalle Boulevard.

Ph.D. Seminar - Rosemary Bagot
Title: Maternal regulation of hippocampal plasticity
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney and T.P. Wong
October 22, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Room E3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Institute.

M.Sc. Seminar - Sebastien Ricoult
Title: Nanocontact printed gradients to investigate axonal turning
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker
October 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Room 160, Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West.

Ph.D. Defence - Argel Aguilar Valles
Title: Prenatal inflammation and neurodevelopmental disorders: the role of cytokines
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
October 19, 2010, 10:15 a.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Insitute, 6875 La Salle Boulevard.

Candidacy Examination - Marta Ceko
Title: The impact of fibromyalgia on brain aging and cognitive function
Supervisor: Drs. M.C. Bushnell & P. Schweinhardt
October 18, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Examination - Susana Torres Platas
Title: Cerebral inflammation in major depression and suicide
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
October 14, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Room K-3223, 3rd floor, Porteous Pavilion, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

Ph.D. Defence - Neil Schwartz
Title: Regulation of the functional development of vision, through an interaction between synaptic changes and experience - dependent regulation of plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
October 5, 2010, 2:45 p.m.
Room 124 McConnell Pavilion, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.).

September, 2010

Ph.D. Defence - Francis Bambico
Title: Cannabinoids and Endocannabinoids in mood regulation
Supervisor: Drs. G. Gobbi and C-D. Walker
September 30, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
Conference Room (Room 138) Irving Ludmer Psychiatry Research and Training Building (1033 Pine Ave. West).

Candidacy Examination - Ryen MacDonald
Title: EGR-1: Implications for neuropathological and cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
September 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Lady Davis Institute, Conference Room 408, Pavilion F.

Ph.D. Defence - Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Title: Involvement of neuropeptides calcitonin gene-related peptide, vasopressin, and oxytocin in nociception and emotional reactivity in the mouse
Supervisor: Dr. R. Quirion
September 22, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
Douglas Institute, Bowerman Room (B1127) of the Dobell Pavilion.

Candidacy Examination - Valerie Leduc
Title: Function and neuropathological impact of a novel marker for Alheimer's disease: study of the protein regulating cholesterol synthesis in the brain
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
September 17, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Conference room of the McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (Douglas Institute).

Ph.D. Seminar - Boris Bernhardt
Title: MRI-based cortical thickness analysis in temporal lobe epilepsy
Supervisor: Drs. A. Bernasconi and N. Ladbon-Bernasconi
September 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
The Bell Room of the Montreal Neurological Institute

August, 2010

M.Sc. Seminar - Krzysztof Welfeld
Title: Cross-sensitization between stimulants and stress in healthy volunteers: A[11C]PET Raclopride study
Supervisor: Dr. Chawki Benkelfat
August 30, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Room 138, Dept. of Psychiatry Research and Training Building, 1033 Pine Ave W.

M.Sc. Seminar - Leslie Fitzgerald
Title: Naive CD4+ T-Cell Homeostasis in Primary Progressive and Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. David Haegert
August 19, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Room 112, Lyman Duff Medical Building

M.Sc. Seminar - Lina Marsan
Title: Investigating the Functional Role of Dysbindin-1 (DTNBP-1), a Susceptibility Gene for Schizophrenia, in Synaptic Transmission
Supervisor: Drs. Lalit Srivastava & Sylvain Williams
August 17, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Douglas Mental Health Institute

July, 2010

M.Sc. Seminar - Sarah Grant
Title: Measuring Cortical Thickness and Neuronal Density in Stroke Subjects
Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Thiel
July 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Library Pavilion A, Room 200. Conference Room 1, Jewish General Hospital. (Just above the Cote-des-Neiges entrance to the hospital.)

M.Sc. Seminar - Myrka Jerome
Title: The interaction PP1α and 14-3-3ς in differentiating PC12 cells
Supervisor: Dr. Hemant Paudel
July 14, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Lady Davis Institute, Bloomfield Lecture Hall.

June, 2010

Candidacy Examination - Ambika Srinivasan
Title: TRAF4 and p75NTR signalling
Supervisor: Dr. Phil Barker
June 30, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100.

Candidacy Examination - Rajeet Singh Saluja
Title: Functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and cognitive testing in the evaluation of pediatric patients post concussion
Supervisor: Dr. Alain Ptito
June 28, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Allan Memorial, Room P2-156.

Candidacy Examination - Jenea Bin
Title: Netrin-1 Function in Myelin Maintenance in the Mature Central Nervous System
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Kennedy
June 23, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100.

Ph.D. Defence - Roberta Maria Guimaraes de Oliveira
Title: Targeting determinants of aggressiveness in malignant brain tumors: the role of hDRR-1 in glioma invasion and Wnt signaling in medulloblastoma biology
Supervisor: Dr. Rolando Del maestro
June 21, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, DeGrandpre Communications Centre.

M.Sc. Seminar - Susanna Konsztowicz
Title: Development of a method for quantifying cognitive ability in the elderly through adaptive test administration
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Koski
June 18, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Conference Room R4.02 (Ross Pavilion).

M.Sc. Seminar - Juri Yamanaka
Title: Anticipatory Grip Force in Stroke.
Supervisor: Dr. Mindy Levin
June 18, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre.

Ph.D. Seminar - Kevin Casey
Title: Vulnerability to substance abuse, individual differences in dopamine neurotransmission
Supervisor: Dr. Marco Leyton
June 17, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Research and Training Building/Allan Memorial , Room 2.

M.Sc. Seminar - Jacalyn Guy
Title: Examining the Age-Related Changes in Auditory and Visual Sustained attention, Inhibition and Working Memory in Preschool-Aged Children
Supervisors: Dr. Joe Rochford and Dr. Kim Cornish
June 17, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100.

M.Sc. Seminar - Jieun Reina Camille Cha
Title: Hsp90 inhibitors as potential therapeutic agents in ALS
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Durham
June 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room WB 201.

Candidacy Examination - Khanh Nguyen
Title: The Role of TrkB and glutamate receptors in striatal neuron survival in Huntington's Disease
Supervisor: Dr. Abbas Sadikot
June 11, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, De Grandpré Communications Centre.

M.Sc. Seminar - Erika Bélanger-Nelson
Title: The Regulation of Orexin Receptors by Dynein Light Chains
Supervisor: Dr. Nicolas Cermakian
June 11, 2010, 11:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517

Candidacy Examination - Michele Zeinieh
Title: A potential role for p75 NTR in regulating plexin- MICAL- NEDD9—NRAGE complex downstream of semaphoring signaling: implication in cancer cell migration
Supervisor: Dr. Phil Barker
June 10, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100.

Ph.D. Seminar - Daniel Brian Weatherhill
Title: Regulation by Target of Rapamycin Complex 1 During Long-Term Facilitation in Aplysia
Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Sossin
June 8, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room W201.

M.Sc. Seminar - Samantha Zinkie
Title: Clusterin Expression in Spinal Cord Cells under Conditions of Cellular Stress
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Durham
June 4, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Candidacy Examination - Marissa Maheu
Title: Amygdala Neuroplasticity in Depression and Suicide
Supervisor: Dr. Naguib Mechawar
June 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517

Ph.D. Seminar - Laura Fiori
Title: Involvement of the Polyamine System in Suicide
Supervisor: Dr. Gustavo Turecki
June 3, 2010, 12:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517

Candidacy Examination - Shannon Buckley
Title: The Role of p75NTR in Pain
Supervisors: Dr. Phil Barker and Dr. Philippe Seguela
June 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Ph.D. Seminar - Yimiao Ou
Title: Exploring the Mechanisms of Dendritic Arborization
Supervisor: Dr. Don Van Meyel
June 2, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Ph.D. Seminar - Neil Schwartz
Title: Patterned visual stimulation regulates neuronal gene transcription to alter synaptic plasticity thresholds in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. Ed Ruthazer
June 1, 2010, 12:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Bell Room.

May, 2010

Ph.D. Seminar - Amanda Pomarenski
Title: The Influence of Early Rearing Conditions on Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Function in Rats
Supervisor: Dr. Alain Gratton
May 31, 2010, 12:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-3208

Candidacy Examination - Jessica Sudbury
Title: Mechanisms of Thermosensing in Hypothalamic Osmoregulatory Circuits and the Function of TRPV1 and TRPV4 Channels
Supervisor: Dr. Charles Bourque
May 27, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Candidacy Examination - Julio Morales
Title: Contribution of NPY system to dysfunctional emotional conditions
Supervisor: Dr. R. Quirion
May 27, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205

Ph.D. Seminar - Nicolas Stifani
Title: Involvement of the Transcription Factor Runx1 in Spinal Motor Neuron Development
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
May 26, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Candidacy Examination - Ryen MacDonald
Title: EGR1: Implications for clinical and neuropathological dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
May 26, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Lady Davis Institute, 4th Floor Conference Room

Candidacy Examination - Estefania Echeverry Castano
Title: Novel roles of Transforming Growth Factor-β1: Anti-Inflammation in Neuropathic Pain
Supervisor: Dr. Ji Zhang
May 26, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Genome Building, Room 3001

Candidacy Examination - Valerie Higenell
Title: Visual Map Formation and Maintenance in Xenopus Laevis
Supervisor: Dr. Edward Ruthazer
May 20, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Moogeh Baharnoori
Title: Neurodevelopmental effect of prenatal immune activation in a rat model
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
May 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Dara Shahrokh
Title: The Mesolimbic System Mediates Variations in Maternal Behavior in the Rat
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
May 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Bowerman Room

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Sorana Ciura
Title: The role of TRPV1 in the neuroendocrine regulation of blood osmolality by the hypothalamus
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
May 10, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

M.Sc. Thesis Seminar - Tafadzwa Sibindi
Title: The Role of the Vestibulospinal System in arm-trunk coordination during Reaching Tasks
Supervisor: Dr. M. Levin
May 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Bell Room

M.Sc. Thesis Seminar - Miguel Aguileta
Title: Parkin interacts with the 26S proteasome via Rpn13, a novel ubiquitin receptor.
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
May 5, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room 124

Candidacy Examination - Maral Tajerian
Title: Behavioral, Anatomical, and Pharmacological Evaluation of The SPARC-null Mouse as a Model of Low Back Pain due to Degenerative Disc Disease
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
May 3, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, Room 3001

April, 2010

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Linda Miller
Title: Characterization of ribonucleic acid granules
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
April 29, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Argel Aguilar Valles
Title: Dissecting the effects of prenatal inflammation on the offspring's dopamine function. Implications for neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorders
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
April 28, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Porteous Pavilion, Room K-3223

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Mark Pitcher
Title: Role Of The NKCC1 Co-transporter In Spinal Nociceptive Mechanisms Associated With Peripheral Inflammation
Supervisor: Dr. F. Cervero
April 27, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1346

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Elizabeth Irena Girolami
Title: Anti-inflammatory mechanisms in Wallerian degeneration in injured peripheral nerve
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
April 26, 2010, 1:45 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Jennifer Berard
Title: Immune mediators involved in the differential pathogenesis of relapsing-remitting and chronic experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
April 20, 2010, 10:15 a.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Marie Prévost
Title: Information processing in healthy people with delusional-like ideation
Supervisor: Dr. J. Debruille
April 6, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dobell Pavilion, Room B-2151

March, 2010

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Louis Renoult
Title: Do we still process the meaning of highly repeated words? a behavioral and electrophysiological investigation
Supervisor: Dr. J. Debruille
March 30, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Stewart Biology Building, Room W4/12

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Adam Mar
Title: Behavioral analysis of chronic antidepressant treatment in the olfactory-bulbectomized and maternally-separated rat models
Supervisor: Dr. J. Rochford
March 25, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dobell Pavilion, Room B-2151

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Walter Wittich
Title: Spatial interval discrimination in patients with retinitis pigmentosa
Supervisor: Dr. O. Overbury
March 23, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
Jewish General Hospital, Room A-139

Candidacy Examination - Barbara Radlinska
Title: In Vivo Imaging of Microstructural and Molecular Plasticity in Human Subcortical Stroke
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
March 18, 2010, 3:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Bell Room

Candidacy Examination - Ahmad Yoonessi
Title: Motion parallax defined segmentation and depth perception in human vision
Supervisor: Dr. C. Baker
March 18, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Room M3:30

February, 2010

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Erin Dickie
Title: A longitudinal investigation of the Neural Correlates of Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Supervisor: Dr. J. Armony
February 16, 2010, 2:30 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dobell Pavillion, Room B-1105

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Mohamad Seyed Sadr
Title: SLIT Proteins Inhibit Brain Tumour Cell Invasion
Supervisor: Dr. R. Del Maestro
February 5, 2010, 1:15 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT-100

January, 2010

Candidacy Examination - Derek Lupinsky
Title: Inter-Hemispheric Regulation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortical Glutamate Response to Stress in Rats
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
January 14, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room 3517

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Khizr Rathore
Title: Iron Homeostasis in the Injured Spinal Cord
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
January 13, 2010, 2:15 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Candidacy Examination - Lindsay Naef
Title: Early nutritional and hormonal environment: consequences on dopamine function and behavior
Supervisor: Dr. C.-D. Walker
January 8, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room 3208

December, 2009

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Viswanath Venugopalan
Title: Prefrontal and Mesolimbic Systems in Human Addiction
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
December 21, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room W201

Candidacy Examination - Elaine Setiawan
Title: Alcohol-induced dopamine release in subjects at varying risk for dependence
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton and Dr. R. Pihl
December 21, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Research and Training Building, Room 138

Candidacy Examination - Benoit Labonté
Title: The Epigenetics of Suicide
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
December 18, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room B-2151

Candidacy Examination - Panayiota Papadopoulos
Title: Comparative in vivo effects of pioglitazone and simvastatin on APP/TGF mice
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
December 17, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Bell Room

Candidacy Examination - Guillaume Ducharme
Title: Anti-inflammatory mechanisms in peripheral nerve injury
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
December 15, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room 2205

Candidacy Examination - Jesse Jackson
Title: Characterization of intrinsic hippocampal oscillations and their potential contribution to memory formation and plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
December 16, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Perry Pavilion, Room 2205

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Elizabeth Girolami
Title: Anti-inflammatory mechanisms in peripheral nerve injury
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
December 15, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Master's Thesis Seminar - Ioana Dalca
Title: The Interplay between Gender and the Risk for Suicide
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
December 14, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room C-2104

Candidacy Examination - Nicolas Stifani
Title: Involvement of the Transcription Factor Runx1 in Spinal Motor Neuron Development
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
December 10, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT-100

Master's Thesis Seminar - Marie-Noelle Hébert-Blouin
Title: Tissue-Engineered Nerve Grafts with a Capillary-Like Network
Supervisor: Dr. A. Olivier
December 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Hong Long
Title: Dissecting mechanisms controlling neural network formation in Drosophila melanogaster
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
December 7, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Master's Thesis Seminar - Robert-Paul Juster
Title: A clinical allostatic load index detects stress-related problems in older adults & works
Supervisor: Dr. S. Lupien
December 2, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Master's Thesis Seminar - Melissa Levesque
Title: MicroPET detection of 5-HT1AautoR internalization in DRN of rat using [18F]MPPF as radioligand
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
December 2, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Research and Training Building, Room 138

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Marie Prevost
Title: Information processing in healthy people with delusional-like ideation
Supervisor: Dr. J. Debruille
December 2, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room F2119

November, 2009

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Louis Renoult
Title: Do we still process the meaning of repeated words? A behavioral and electrophysiological investigation
November 25, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Supervisor: Dr. J. Debruille
Beatty Hall, Room 61

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Jennifer Berard
Title: Immune mediators involved in the differential pathogenesis of relapsing-remitting and chronic EAE
Supervisor: Dr. S. David
November 23, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Ara Schorscher-Petcu
Title: Neuropeptides & Pain - Behavioral pharmacology in transgenic pain models
Supervisor: Dr. R. Quirion
November 13, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
Stewart Biology Building, Room N7/40

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Nicholas Foster
Title:
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
November 10, 2009, 3:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Scott Mackey
Title: Quantitative architectonic analysis of the ventromedial and orbital frontal cortex in the human and the Macaque monkey brain
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
November 9, 2009, 10:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Candidacy Exam - Ian Mahar
Title: The Influence of Neuregulins on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
November 2, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Bowerman Room

October, 2009

Candidacy Exam - Evelyn Zastepa
Title: The Role of Naive CD4+ T cells in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis-Gene Expression Profiling and Regulatory T-cell Studies
Supervisor: Dr. D. Haegert
October 29, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
Lyman Duff Building

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Linda Miller
Title: Characterizing RNA granules using DEAD box proteins and mRNAs
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
October 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Candidacy Exam - James Correia
Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Netrin-1 mediated Neuronal Adhesion and Survival
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
October 26, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Master's Thesis Seminar - Sabrina Di Fulvio
Title: Biochemical characterization of dysferlin's C2 domains
Supervisor: Dr. M. Sinnreich
October 23, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Master's Thesis Seminar - Mathieu Parent
Title: A genome wide approach to an early life programming of transcription
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
October 21, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room B-2151

Master's Thesis Seminar - Michael Waterston
Title: Improved discrimination of visual stimuli following repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
October 15, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Bell Room

Master's Thesis Seminar - Songting Cheng
Title: An RNAi Screen For Genes Involved in Aggressive Behavior in Drosophila
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
October 14, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Candidacy Exam - Karl Grenier
Title: Characterization of the Novel Parkinson's Disease-associated mutations in mitofusion-1
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
October 8, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Vinit Srivastava
Title: Response of medulloblastoma cell lines to experimental therapeutics
Supervisor: Dr. J. Nalbantoglu
October 6, 2009, 2:45 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room 282

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Patrick Allaire
Title: Biochemical and functional characterization of connecdenn and its DENN domain in intracellular trafficking
October 5, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Supervisor: Dr. P McPherson
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

September, 2009

Master's Thesis Seminar - Laura Knogler
Title: Homeostatic synaptic plasticity in the developing zebrafish spinal cord
Supervisor: Dr. R. Dunn
September 28, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Room L7-140

Ph.D. Thesis Seminar - Katarina Dedovic
Title: Vulnerability for Major Depressive Disorder-investigating hippocampal volume, attention bias & psychological stress processing in at-risk population
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
September 28, 2009, 9:30 a.m.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room F2119

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Nektaria Nicolakakis
Title:
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
September 22, 2009, 3:15 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room W201

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Vladmir Rymar
Title: Novel aspects of the mammalian forebrain morphogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
September 21, 2009, 9:00 a.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, de Grandpré Communications Centre

Master's Thesis Seminar - Claire Sandoe
Title: Cholinergic modulation of neurovascular coupling in the rat somatosensory cortex
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
September 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal Neurological Institute, Room BT100

Candidacy Exam - Erin Dickie
Title: A longitudinal investigation of the Neural Correlates of Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
September 9. 2009, 10:30 a.m.
Supervisor: Dr. J. Armony
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Room B-1105

Candidacy Exam - Mark Pitcher
Title: Role of the NKCC1 co-transporter in spinal nociceptive mechanisms in a rat model of peripheral inflammation
September 3, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Supervisor: Dr. F. Cervero
McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1346

PhD Oral Defence: Sebastien Ricoult

Title: “Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients”

Supervisors: Drs. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker

December 2 2014

Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University