Dorothy J. Killam Lecture


Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

The Dorothy J. Killam Lecture was established at The Neuro in 2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics or the humanities, and is named after an extraordinary woman who, together with her husband, made immense contributions to Canadian education and science.

This year’s Dorothy J. Killam Lecturer is Dr. Carla Shatz who is Sapp Family Provostial Professor of Biology and Neurobiology and Director of Bio-X, Stanford’s pioneering biosciences program that brings together faculty from across the entire university- Clinicians, Biologists, Engineers, Physicists, Computer Scientists- to unlock the secrets of the human body. Dr. Shatz will deliver her lecture, "Releasing the Brake on Synaptic Plasticity" on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Dr. Shatz's research aims to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms for how early developing brain circuits are transformed into adult connections during critical periods of development.

A reception will follow in the Foyer.

For more information and to register: deborah.rashcovsky [at]

Contact Information

Debbie Rashcovsky
Montreal Neurological Institute
debbie.rashcovsky [at]
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