Seminars 2022-2023

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

Sept 21, 2022


 EDI Workshop
Title: Microagressions in the clinical setting
Host: BRaIN Program EDI Committee

Oct 05, 2022

Paul Sabatini, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, McGill University
Title: Differentiating physiologic from pathophysiologic food intake suppression at the circuit-level
Host: Keith Murai

Oct 19, 2022

David Picketts, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa
Title: A spectrum of neurodevelopmental disorders caused by mutations in the NURF chromatin remodeling complex
Host: Wei-Hsiang Huang

Oct 26, 2022

Wei-Hsiang Huang, PhD
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Nov 02, 2022

Walter Wittich, PhD
Department of Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal
Title: Aging as a package-deal: Research at the intersection of vision, hearing and cognitive difficulties
Host: Alex Baldwin

Nov 09, 2022

Jonathan Brouillette, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Université de Montréal
Title: TBD
Host: Aparna Suvrathan

Nov 10, 2022


Jon Sporring, PhD
Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Title: Characterisation of Stochastic Geometry in Microscopy
BRaIN / Centre for Intelligent Machines / School of Computer Science joint seminar

Nov 23, 2022

Christopher Pack, PhD
Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
Title: Learning dynamics in primate visual cortex
Host: Kathy Mullen

Dec 14, 2022

Diego Herrera, PhD
RI-MUHC EDI specialist
Title: Equity, diversity and inclusion at the RI-MUHC. How to be part of the move?
Host: BRaIN Program

Jan 25, 2023

Claudia Kleinman, PhD
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Title: Identity matters: lineage programs underlying mutational patterns in childhood brain tumors
Host: Aparna Suvrathan

Feb 8, 2023

Roberto Araya, PhD
Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal
Title: Plasticity rule for single, clustered and distributed dendritic spines
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Feb 15, 2023

Curtis Baker, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, McGill University
In-House Research Update

Feb 22, 2023

Cecile Rousseau, MD
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University
Title: Clinical intervention and Violent extremism: Clientele and risk assessment challenges
Host: BRaIN Program

Mar 9, 2023

Ede Rancz, PhD
Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology, Aix-Marseille University
Title: A biological model system for studying predictive processing
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Mar 15, 2023

Jean-Francois Trempe, PhD
School of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University
Title: Molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control in Parkinson’s disease


Mar 22, 2023

Robert-Paul Juster PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Addiction, Université de Montréal
Title: TBD


Mar 29, 2023

Justine Clery, PhD
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, The Neuro , McGill University,
Title: Sensory processing and social interaction in nonhuman primates
Host: Curtis Baker

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