Seminars 2017-2018

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).

Want a monthly email to notify you of upcoming seminars? Contact Yvonne Gardner

 

Date

Speaker and topic

Wednesday
Sept 27, 2017

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Title: Harnessing physiological signals to enhance the personhood of non-communicative individuals
Host: Keith Murai

Wednesday
Oct 4, 2017

Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy
Department of Physiology, McGill University
Title: Assembly of motion-selective circuits in the retina
Host: Curtis Baker

Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Kathy Mullen
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017

Dr. Yong Rao
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017

Dr. Robert Zatorre
Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: The neural basis of musical pleasure and anhedonia
Host: Fred Kingdom

Wednesday
Nov 1, 2017

Dr. Jamie Near
MR Physicist, Brain Imaging Centre, Douglas Institute
Title: Dynamic In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy: a window into brain chemistry and metabolism
Host: Don van Meyel

Wednesday
Nov 8, 2017

Dr. Krystel Huxlin
Department of Ophthalmology, Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center
Title: What can we teach the damaged visual system to see?
Host: Curtis Baker

Wednesday
Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Artur Kania
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Title: DCC is required for nociceptive topognosis in mice and humans
Host: Don van Meyel

*TUESDAY*
Dec 5, 2017
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. Mathias Bähr
Department of Neurology, Universität Göttingen Medical School
Title: Dissecting optic nerve lesion pathology: in vivo imaging, molecular analysis and therapeutic strategies
Host: Sam David

Wednesday
Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Roberto Araya
Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal
Title: Input transformation by dendritic spines of pyramidal neurons in health and disease
Host: David Stellwagen

*TUESDAY*
Feb 13, 2018 @ *11:30AM*
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. Natalina Salmaso
Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University
Title: Astroglia in stress and psychiatric disease: bystanders or key players?
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
Feb 14, 2018

Dr. Zachary Knight
Department of Physiology, UCSF
Title: The neurobiology of hunger
Host: Charles Bourque

*FRIDAY*
Feb 16, 2018 @ *10:00AM*
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. Laura Knogler
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Title: Sensorimotor coding in the zebrafish cerebellum
Host: Keith Murai

*MONDAY*
Feb 19, 2018
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. Susanna Molas (job candidate*)
Department of Neurobiology, Brudnick Neuropshychiatric Research Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Title: Neuronal circuits underlying familiarity signaling
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Jody Culham
Brain and Mind Institute, Western University
Title: The treachery of images: Why brains, babies and adults react differently to real objects than photos
Host: Janine Mendola

Wednesday
Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Woo-Yang Kim (job candidate*)
Department of Developmental Neuroscience, Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: Chromatin remodeler haploinsufficiency in brain development and cognitive and emotional behavior
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
March 7, 2018

Dr. Euiseok Kim (job candidate*)
Systems Neurobiology Laboratories - Callaway, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Title: Connectivity and genetic architecture of mouse cortical circuits
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
Mar 14, 2018

Dr. Jude Mitchell
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, University of Rochester
Title: Neural mechanisms of visual attention and the marmoset as a model system
Host: Reza Farivar

Wednesday
Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Charles Bourque
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
Apr 4, 2018

Dr. Janine Mendola
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
Apr 11, 2018

Dr. Amita Sehgal
Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Title: It's all about timing: how circadian clocks control behaviour and physiology
Host: Sejal Davla

Wednesday
Apr 25, 2018

Dr. Reza Farivar
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
May 2, 2018

Dr. Brian Chen
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Wednesday
May 16, 2018

Dr. Jenny Read
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
Title: Stereoscopic vision in insects
Host: Robert Hess

Wednesday
May 23, 2018

Dr. Marco Leyton
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Title: Neuroimaging Pathways to Addiction
Host: Keith Murai

Wednesday
May 30, 2018

Dr. Luke Healy
Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: Human Microglia: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Host: Sam David

*MONDAY*
Jun 4, 2018
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. David Wyllie
Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, the University of Edinburgh
Title: Of mice, rats and men: assessing and correcting dysfunction in models of fragile X syndrome
Host: David Stellwagen

Wednesday
Jun 6, 2018

Dr. Robert Hess
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

*TUESDAY*
Jun 12, 2018
(MGH L7-140)

Dr. Wei-Hsiang Huang (job candidate*)
Department of Biology, Stanford University
Title: Molecular Genetic and Neurobiological Investigations of Smith-Magenis Syndrome
Host: David Stellwagen

* This speaker is a candidate for a position at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience, the Dept of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University, and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.