Seminars 2019-2020

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 & Where: Wednesdays at 12 noon, Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L7-140 (unless posted otherwise).

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME
***The BRaIN PROGRAM SEMINAR SERIES IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***
         

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Date

Speaker and topic

March 13,2020

Please note that effective March 13, 2020 The BRaIN Program Seminar Series will be cancelled until further notice. Check back here for updates.

**Friday**
May 22, 2020

Dr. Marco Capogna
Department of Biomedicine & DANDRITE, Aarhus University, Denmark
Title: The necessity of GABAergic neuron diversity for amygdala and hippocampal circuits
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Wednesday
May 20 ,2020

Dr. Umberto Spampinato
Department of Neuropharmacology, Université de Bordeaux
Title: The central serotonin2B receptor & dopamine ascending pathways: new opportunities for treating schizophrenia
Host: Gabriella Gobbi
Department of Psychiatry

Wednesday 
May 6, 2020

Dr. Ole Paulson
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge University
Title: Neuromodulation of Hebbian plasticity in the hippocampus
Host: Jesper Sjöström

**Thursday**
April 30, 2020

Dr. Daphne Bavelier 
Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, University of Geneva
Title:  TBD
Host: Janine Mendola

Wednesday
April 22, 2020

Dr. Charles Bourque
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
April 15, 2020

Dr. Jo Anne Stratton
The Neuro, McGill University
Title: Ependymal cell alterations during inflammation and disease
Host: Wei Hsiang Huang

**Friday**
April 03, 2020
RESCHEDULED

TO FALL 2020

Dr. Jack L. Gallant
Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Title: TBD
Host: BRaIN Program Trainee Council

Wednesday
March 25, 2020

Dr. Lisa Koski
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Bénédicte Amilhon
Département de neurosciences, Université de Montréal
Title: Raphe modulation of ventral hippocampal rhythms and function
Host: Keith Murai

Wednesday
Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Kathy Mullen
McGill Vision Research Group, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Catherina G. Becker
Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Title: Mind the gap – Spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish

Dr. Thomas Becker
Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Title: Cook little pot, cook - Progenitor cell reactivation in the injured zebrafish central nervous system
Host: Sam David

*Wednesday
Feb 26, 2020

**CANCELLED**

Dr. Lisa Koski
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Update

**CANCELLED**

Wednesday
Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Bratistav Missic
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Title:The connected brain
Host: Janine Mendola

Wednesday
Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Michael Hendricks
Department of Biology, McGill University
Title: Head orientation and spatial navigation in C. elegans
Host: Yong Rao

Wednesday
Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Jose-Manuel Alonso
Department of Biological Sceinces, SUNY College of Optometry
Title: Functional organization of thalamocortical circuits in visual cortex
Host: Curtis Baker

Wednesday 
Jan 22, 2020

Dr. David Stellwagen
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
In-House Research Update

* Friday *
Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Jacque Pak Kan Ip
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: The Roles of Locally Coordinated Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease
Hosts: Hovy Wong and Jesper Sjöström

Wednesday
Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Pierre Mattar
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Title: Chromatin remodelling complexes in retinal neurogenesis
Host: Wei-Hsiang Huang

Wednesday
Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Alex Baldwin
McGill Vision Research Group, McGill University
Title: Visual information processing - noise and efficiency
Host: Robert Hess

Wednesday
Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Christina Wolfson
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Title: Population Neuroscience - Big studies, big challenges

Wednesday
Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Lauri Nurminen
Department of Ophthalmology, John Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Title: Neural circuits for contextual modulation of visual perception
Host: Robert Hess

Wednesday
Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Abhishek Banerjee
Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University Medical School
Title: Cognitive switches and adaptive neural dynamics in cortical circuits
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Wednesday
Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Przemyslaw (Mike) Sapieha
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, University of Montreal
Title: Neuroimmune Crosstalk in the Retina
Host: Sam David

* Friday *
* 11:30am *
Oct 25, 2019

-- CANCELLED --

Dr. Nobuhiko Yamamoto
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology Group, Osaka University
Title: Mechanisms of Activity-Dependent Axonal Wiring in the Developing Cortex
Host: Ed Ruthazer

Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Philippe Chouinard
Department of Psychology, La Trobe University, Australia
Title: Studies on the mechanisms underlying weight illusions
Host: Kathy Mullen

Wednesday
Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Don Van Meyel
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Patrick Cavanagh
Department of Psychology, York University
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College
Title: The science of art and illusion
Host: Kathy Mullen

Wednesday
Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Maxime Rousseaux
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
Title: Studying protein mislocalization in neurodegenerative diseases using systems-based approaches
Host: Brian Chen

Wednesday
Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Reza Farivar-Mohseni
McGill Vision Research, McGill University
TBD

Wednesday
Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Keith Murai
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Wednesday
Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Henrique von Gersdorff
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
Title: Synaptic delays and short-term plasticity at inhibitory synapses
Host: Kathy Mullen

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