Seminars 2021-2022

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

When: Wednesdays at 12 noon (unless otherwise stated).

Where: Online virtual seminars during the COVID-19 pandemic (normally at the CRN seminar room, Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L7-140).

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Speaker and topic

Sep 22, 2021


Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne
Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
Title: The dynamic life of pannexin 1, a multimodal neuroplasticity regulator in brain health and disease
Host: Keith Murai

Oct 06, 2021


Dr. Katrina Y. Choe
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University
Title: Oxytocin normalizes altered circuit connectivity for social rescue of the Cntnap2 knockout mouse
Host: Charles Bourque

Oct 13, 2021


"In-Silico" documentary and panel discussion on the Human Brain Project
Host: The BRaIN Program

Oct 20, 2021


Dr. Samuel Paul Louis Veissière
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Title: Is Brain Science the New Shamanism? Culture, Context, and Placebo Effects in Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Host: BRaIN Program EDI Committee

Oct 27, 2021


Dr. Michael Mack
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Title: The computational dynamics of the human hippocampus in concept learning
Host: BRaIN Program Trainee Council

Nov 3, 2021


Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia
Title: Palmitoylating Enzymes in Brain Development and Disease
Host: BRaIN Program Trainee Council

Nov 10, 2021


Dr. Alexandre Reynaud
McGill Vision Research Group, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Dec 8, 2021


Dr. Emma G. Duerden
Department of Education and Brain & Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario
Title: Anxiety in children with neurodevelopmental disorders: association with amygdala development
Host: Kathy Mullen

Jan 19, 2022


Dr. Argel Aguilar-Valles
Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University 
Title: Translational control of antidepressant response to ketamine
Host: Gabriella Gobbi

Jan 26,2022


Dr. Gary Armstrong
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, MNI, McGill University
Title: Zebrafish CRISPR models of ALS
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Feb 16, 2022


Jean- Baptiste Poline, PhD, Bryan Caron, PhD, James Mehta, MBA
Title: NeuroHub: a platform for efficient, collaborative and reproducible neuroscience
Host: BRaIN Program

Mar 09,2022


Dr. Corey Baimel
Center for Neural Science, New York University
Title: Afferent regulation of local and long range circuits in the nucleaus accumbens
Host: The BRaIN Program

Mar 16,2022


Dr. Nader Ghasemlou
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen's University
Title: Dendritic cell:nociceptor interactions control peripheral neuroinflammation and pain
Host: Aparna Suvrathan

Mar 23,2022


Dr.Frédéric Chavane, PhD
Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Aix-Marseille Université
Title: Dynamic representations along the apparent motion path in V1
Host: Alexandre Reynaud

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