Student Seminars

May 2018

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sylvie Lahaie
Title: "HD-PTP is an effector of ephrin-B2:EphB2 signalling in cell cytoskeletal dynamics and axon guidance"
Supervisor: Dr. A Kania
May 17 2018
Conference Room 8805, IRCM, 110 Avenue des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Karin Doiron
Title: "The role of mitochondria in innate immunity"
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
May 14 2018
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Camille Juzwik
Title: "MicroRNA regulation during neuroinflammation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
May 10 2018
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Chelsey Ju
Title: "Functional DNA methylation predictors of antidepressant response"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
May 8 2018
Room 2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Erin Wall
Title: "Investigating the role of developmental and social experience on plasticity in the auditory system of female zebra finches"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Wooley
May 8 2018
Room N5/9, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave Dr. Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam - Zahraa Chorghay
Title: "Activity-dependent myelination in the xenopus retinotectal system"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
May 4 2018
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

April 2018

PhD Candidacy Exam - Kasia Szyszkowicz
Title: "The gut microbiome as a key regulator of early life stress induced depression"
Supervisor: Drs. G. Luheshi and G. Turecki
April 30 2018
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Anila Asghar
Title: "Exploring the relationship between cognitive deficits, affect, engagement, learning and achievement of students with learning disabilities in science"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Nalbantoglu
April 30 2018
Room EDUC-434, Faculty of Education Building, 3700 McTavish St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Ananda Sidarta
Title: "Somatosensory working memory in human reinforcement-based motor learning"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Ostry
April 25 2018
Room E-203, Pavilion E, Jewish General Hospital, 5750 Cote-des-Neiges Rd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Mehrsa Zahiremani
Title: "Slik interacts with semaphoring-1a in regulating photoreceptor axon guidance in the Drosphila visual system"
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
April 20 2018
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Natasha Saviuk
Title: "The role of 4E-BP in neuronal plasticity"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Haghighi & E. Cooper
April 18 2018
Room 1345, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar - Stephanie Tullo
Title: "Mapping the striatum globus pallidus and thalamus through the adult lifespan"
Supervisor: Dr. M Chakravarty
April 17 2018
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Matthew Satterthwaite
Title: "Timing of attribute identification and integration in value-based decision"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
April 16 2018
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam - Josefina Maranzano
Title: "Elucidating cortical lesion evolution in multiple sclerosis"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Narayanan
April 12 2018
Room NW-123, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam - Vivek Verma
Title: "Case-control study to investigate adaptive immune system dysfunction in female fybromyalgia patients"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Diatchenko
April 12 2018
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Ave. Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar - Shih-Chieh Fuh
Title: "Astrocyte MiRNA profiling in multiple sclerosis and normal human brains"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Antel
April 9 2018
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar - Alexander Rokos
Title: "Detecting and assessing conscious awareness: Applying event-related and continuous EEG based approaches to unresponsive population"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Blain-Moraes & J. Connolly
April 9 2018
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Kimberly Gruver
Title: "Mapping the cerebellar microcircuit: Functional properties of purkinje cell to deep nuclei synaptic connections"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Watt
April 6 2018
Room 330, Bellini Building, 3649 Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam - Ingrid Inema
Title: "The role of the subiculum in spatial navigation: Interrogation of heterogeneous subicular projections"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
April 6 2018
Room 2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense - Suna Jung
Title: "Visual impairment following birth asphyxia: Unravelling the role of retinopathy"
Supervisor: Drs. P.Wintermark and P. Lachapelle
April 6 2018
Room Block B, Room B02.8378, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie

PhD Oral Defense - Selin Neseliler
Title: "The neurobehavioral correlates of appetite control and obesity"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
April 6 2018
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense - Yashar Zeighami
Title: "Parkinson's disease: A Network perspective"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
April 4 2018
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

March 2018

PhD Thesis Seminar - Elvis Cela
Title: "Optogenetic kindling of cortex and its consequences on local circuits"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
March 28 2018
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave

PhD Oral Defense - Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan
Title: "Odor identification as biomarker for progression of pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
March 28 2018
Room E3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Angela Tam
Title: "Predicting Alzheimer’s dementia from heterogeneous patterns of neurodegeneration and functional connectivity"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Breitner & P. Bellec
March 27 2018
Room M4804, CRIUGM, 4545 Queen Mary Road

MSc Thesis Seminar - David Levi
Title: "Effects of high salt intake on osmosensitivity of vasopressin neurons"
Supervisor: Drs. C. Bourque & M. Prager-Khoutorsky
March 27 2018
Room L7/140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Alexandra Belanger
Title: "The possible role of sildenafil to repair retinopathy of prematurity"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
March 26 2018
Room EM2.3010, McGill University Health Centre Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Bianca Olivieri
Title: "Impact of birth asphyxia on brain maturation: A look at brain structure and cognitive function in term asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
March 22 2018
Room EM2.2225, McGill University Health Centre Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Lawrence Chen
Title: "Maternal care and child neurodevelopment: A gene X environment analysis of socio-emotional development”"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney & S. Karama
March 22 2018
Room E3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense - Sean Reed
Title: "Pathway-specific investigation of glutamatergic input to the nucleus accumbens during reward seeking"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Britt
March 19 2018
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar - Adiel Mallik
Title: "The neurochemical and social aspects of music listening"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Levitin
March 19 2018
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar - Pasquale Scotti
Title: "Antithrombotic agents and traumatic brain injury in the elderly population: Hemorrhage patterns and outcomes"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Marcoux
March 16 2018
Room L7/140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

February 2018

PhD Thesis Seminar - Alireza Hashemi
Title: "The impact of common sensory noise on perceptual judgements"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cook
February 28 2018
Room 1019, McIntyre Building, 3655 Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense - Laureline Arnaud
Title: "Cerebral reorganization and speech perception in congenitally blind adults: Behavioral and fMRI studies"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & L. Menard
February 26 2018
Room 045, Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street West

PhD Oral Defense - Mahmoudreza Ramin
Title: "Genetic dissection of aggression in Drosophila melanogaster"
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
February 20 2018
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Iskra Peltekova
Title: "Return of genetic results in neurodevelopmental conditions"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Elsabbagh
February 19 2017
Room 636, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar - Freddy Lee
Title: "DRR is a blocker of differentiation in neural and glioblastoma cells"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
February 12 2017
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar - Kelly Smart
Title: "The role of glutamate mGluR5 receptors in amphetamine sensitization: investigations in humans and rodents"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
February 7 2018
Room 138, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave des Pins O.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Shirin Makihara
Title: "Signalling mechanism in sonic hedgehog mediated axon guidance in spinal commissural neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
February 6 2018
Room 7805, Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montreal, 110 Ave des Pins O.

January 2018

PhD Thesis Seminar - Elizabeth Ankudowich
Title: "Investigating differences in functional activity and connectivity underlying context memory and performance across the adult lifespan"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Rajah
January 26 2018
Room GH-2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Tian Rui Zhang
Title: "Hippocampal engrams: Roles in stress susceptibility"
Supervisor: Dr. T-P. Wong
January 24 2018
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Debra Dawson
Title: "Evaluation and application of network modelling methods on a fine scale in human visual cortex and in mild cognitive impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
January 22 2018
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Michael Lifshitz
Title: "Suggestion as a potential mechanism in meditation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
January 22 2018
deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Wagner Souza Silva
Title: "Avoidance strategies in response to moving obstacles while walking: Impact of obstacle characteristics and mobile communication in healthy young and older adults"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Lamontagne
January 16 2018
Boardroom (B1131), Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, 3205 Place Alton-Goldbloom

MSc Thesis Seminar - Jie Shao
Title: "Investigation of V1 neural activity during smooth pursuit gaze movement"
Supervisor: Drs. K. Cullen and C. Baker
January 15 2018
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense - Marouane Ouhnana
Title: "Influences of spatial context on dynamic perceptually unstable figures"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Kingdom
January 12 2018
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Rachel Rosengard
Title: "Clinical and neurobiological relevance of sub-threshold psychotic symptoms prior to a first episode of psychosis"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage & J. Shah
January 11 2018
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

December 2017

PhD Thesis Seminar - Aaron Johnstone
Title: "Axon degeneration is executed by a terminal calcium influx via TrpV1 in development"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Barker & H. McBride
December 18 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Maude Bordeleau
Title: "The impact of perinatal high-fat diet and immune challenge on brain development: The role of microglial TREM2"
Supervisor: Drs. G. Luheshi & M.E. Tremblay
December 18 2017
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Elisa Guma
Title: "Mapping of pre- and post-natal neurodevelopment in response to prenatal maternal immune activation in mice"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chakravarty
December 15 2017
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Fernanda Perez Gay Juarez
Title: "How and why does category learning cause categorical perception? Behavioural and electrophysiological apects"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Harnad and V. Frak
December 13 2017
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Jacob Vogel
Title: "Data-driven network models to characterize the distribution and spread of tau in the Alzheimer's disease brain"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
December 12 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense - Daniel Morales Garza
Title: "On modulatory mechanisms of eprhin: Eph signalling in spinal motor neuron axon guidance"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
December 8 2017
Auditorium Jacques Genest, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, 110 Ave des Pins

PhD Oral Defense - Yi Gao
Title: "On the processing of second-order information in normal and amblyopic vision"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Hess
December 8 2017
Room N7/1, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Av. Docteur Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar - Andrew Kaplan
Title: "Small-molecule approaches to CNS repair"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
December 4 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar - Tharick Ali Pascoal
Title: "The association between pathological pathways on the progression of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
December 4 2017
Room 1, McGill Research Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 LaSalle Blvd.

November 2017

MSc Thesis Seminar - Chloe Guinaudie
Title: "The role of the noradrenergic system in resilience to foot-shock stress"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
November 30 2017
Room E2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Keren Ginzberg
Title: "Translational visualization in real-time in HEK293T cells and dissociated hippocampal neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
November 30 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

MSc Thesis Seminar - Andrea Krahn Roldan
Title: "Fluorescence-based screening for identifying small-molecule activators of Parkin"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
November 29 2017
NW-123, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Candidacy Exam - Oli Abate Fulas
Title: "Topical analgesics, tissue hypoxia, and oxidative stress in the treatment of CRPS-1 and neuropathic pain"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Coderre
November 29 2017
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar - Lawrie Shahbazian
Title: "Molecular mechanisms maintaining the undifferentiated state in glioblastoma"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
November 28 2017
Room M48, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St

PhD Oral Defense - Adele Tufford
Title: "Early light experience shapes photoreceptor development in the mammalian retina"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Cayouette
November 28 2017
Auditorium Jacques Genest, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, 110 Ave des Pins

MSc Thesis Seminar - Catherine Bigras
Title: "Powered wheelchair skills learning: The effect of training in a virtual environment with augmented feedback"
Supervisor: Drs. P Archambault & D. Kairy
November 24 2017
Room B6, Davis House, 3654 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense - Yang Ding
Title: "Neuroimaging of suicidal behavior: A collection of recent studies in suicide attempters and relatives"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
November 23 2017
Bowerman's Room B1127, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Suna Jung
Title: "Visual Impairments following birth asphyxia: Unravelling the role of retinal injuries in humans and rats"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Wintermark & P. Lachapelle
November 22 2017
Room EM0.2225, Block E, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Oladayo Oladiran
Title: "Roles of macrophages in autoimmune peripheral neuropathy"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
November 21 2017
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Avenue Dr. Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam - Esraa Mohamed
Title: "Structural and functional correlates of IH networks during the recovery phase after stroke: Significance of BDNF vall66met and IH inhibition"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
November 7 2017
Room 507, Duff Medical Building, 3755 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Congyao Zha
Title: "Characterization of Sol calpain in Aplysia and mice"
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
November 6 2017
Class Room 3, Ludmer Research Training Building, 1033 Avenue des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar - Daniel Vosberg
Title: "Mapping neural function in humans and mice with DCC mutation"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Leyton and C. Flores
November 2 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Oral Defense - Francois Chouinard-Decorte
Title: "Quantitative genetics of human brain structure and function"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
November 1 2017
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Oral Defense - Ricardo Alchini
Title: "The role of 14-3-3 proteins in spinal cord commissural neuron axon guidance and oligodendrocyte differentiation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 1 2017
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

October 2017

PhD Candidacy Exam - Zaki Ajabi
Title: "Dissection of the neural compass in the mouse brain: Generation and stabilization mechanisms of the head-direction cell activity and the role of the head-direction system during behaviour"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Brandon
October 27 2017
Room GH2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Kyle McKee
Title: "The effects of prenatal maternal stress and early life maternal stress on adolescent hippocampal morphology: Project ice storm"
Supervisor: Drs. S. King & M. Chakravarty
October 27 2017
Room Porteous K-3223, Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Patricia Tomaszewski
Title: "The utility of arterial spin labelling (ASL) in the pre-surgical evaluation of pediatric focal epilepsy"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Baillet & R. Dudley
October 23 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Oral Defense - Marie-Eve Hoepli
Title: "Investigation into the sensations of muscle pain and fatigue induced by selective and physiological activation of metabosensitive and mechanosensitive muscle afferent fibers"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
October 23 2017
Room M-48, Strathcona Anatomy Building, 3640 University St

PhD Oral Defense - Ana Tryfon
Title: "Auditory-motor integration in typical development and autism spectrum disorder: Behavioral and brain correlates"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
October 20 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Thesis Seminar - Lukas Tamayo Orrego
Title: "Molecular mechanisms of medulloblastoma initiation and progression"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
October 18 2017
Salle Andre-Barbeau, IRCM, 110 Ave des Pins Ouest

PhD Oral Defense - Gian-Luca McLelland
Title: "Parkinson's disease genes orchstrate mechanisms of mitochondrial quality control"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
October 17 2017
deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St

PhD Thesis Seminar - Ronan Da Silva
Title: "The development of ascending spinal nociceptive projections and its role in pain perception"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
October 13 2017
Salle Andre-Barbeau, IRCM, 110 Ave des Pins Ouest

PhD Thesis Seminar - Laura-Joy Boulos
Title: "Mu opioid receptors in the habenula: Reward and/or aversion in addiction"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Kieffer
October 11 2017
Room C-2104, Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Yasha Sheynin
Title: "Removing brakes on adult neural plasticity in the binocular visual system"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Hess
October 5 2017
Conference Room, 7th floor, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Lucas Topham
Title: "Chronic pain and the role of epigenetic regulation"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
October 4 2017
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield Ave.

PhD Oral Defense - Angelica Torres Berrio
Title: "MicroRNA regulation of the guidance cue receptor DCC and susceptibility to depression: A translational study"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
October 3 2017
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

September 2017

PhD Oral Defense - Amol Gharat
Title: "Nonlinear subunit models of neuronal receptive fields in the early visual pathway"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Baker
September 29 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Steve Beukema
Title: "Beyond the light reflex: Pupil size as a cognitive measure"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Kingdom
September 28 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Scott Bell
Title: "Modelling HPRT loss of function in human neurons: Implications for Lesch-Nyhan disease"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Ernst
September 27 2017
Room 2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense - Louisa Dahmani
Title: "The contribution of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus to virtual navigation strategies and olfactory identification"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
September 27 2017
Room 2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Ravnoor Gill
Title: "Quantitative imaging of cortical malformations in MRI-negative epilepsy"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
September 26 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Sriram Jayabal
Title: "Cerebellar pathophysiology and its treatment in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 mice"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Watt
September 25 2017
Room N7/1, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Doctor Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam - Nathalie Nilsson
Title: "Protection in Alzheimer's disease: The mechanism of a genetic variants at the HMGCR gene locus"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
September 25 2017
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Yashar Zeighami
Title: "Parkinson's disease progression through intrinsic brain network"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
September 20 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Frederique Larroquette
Title: "The effect of alpha synuclein on mitochondrial function and dopaminergic neuronal activity"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
September 20 2017
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Yvonne Yau
Title: "Modelling and decoding decision-making"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Dagher and L. Fellows
September 20 2017
Room NW123, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Saashi Bedford
Title: "Large-scale analysis of heterogeneity and cortical thickness in autism spectrum disorder"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chakravarty
September 19 2017
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Nardin Nakhla
Title: "Information flow in the dorsal visual pathway"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
September 18 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Kangjoo Lee
Title: "Development of multimodal analysis of the abnormal functional hub organization in the brain: Application to epilepsy"
Supervisor: Drs. C. Grova & J. Gotman
September 18 2017
Room 333, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Desiree D'Souza
Title: "Sensitive periods for language acquisition: Effects on foreign language learning and transfer to the musical domain"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Klein
September 14 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Scott Holmes
Title: "Adaptation to neuropathology in patients with multiple sclerosis: Evaluating a conflict-based mechanism of behavioral adaptation in the central nervous system"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
September 11 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Stephanie Harris
Title: "Molecular mechanisms of netrin-1 mediated cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix adhesion"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
September 8 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

August 2017

PhD Candidacy Exam - Pierre-Francois Meyer
Title: "Inflammatory changes as predictors of symptom onset in Alzheimer disease dementia"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
August 31 2017
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Insititute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Alexa Pichet-Binette
Title: "The interplay between lifestyle factors and Alzheimer disease biomarkers: A multimodal approach"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Villeneuve and L. Collins
August 30 2017
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Insititute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense - Hyunwoo Lee
Title: "Magnetic resonance imaging study of brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis patients treated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
August 28 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Sujaya Neupane
Title: "The phenomenon of receptive field remapping and its neural mechanism"
Supervisor: Drs. D. Guitton and C. Pack
August 24 2017
deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Daina Crafa
Title: "Adapting differently to changing contexts: Flexible yet atypical neural and behavioral responses to dynamic social contexts in Schizophrenia"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Brodeur and E. Jarvis
August 23 2017
Room M3-17A, McLennan Library, 3459 McTavish St.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Tasnia Rahman
Title: "Neuronal firing of surrounding retinotectal inputs instructs axon branch dynamics in the developing visual system"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
August 4 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Dave Liu
Title: "Perceptual consequences of surround suppression and plasticity in visual motion processing"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
August 1 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

July 2017

PhD Candidacy Exam - Yusuke Naito
Title: "The molecular mechanism of inhibitory synapse development by a novel cell adhesion protein, immunoglobulin superfamily member 21"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Takahashi
July 26 2017
Room 7805, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal (IRCM), 110 Ave. des Pins

MSc Thesis Seminar - Anne-Marie Belanger
Title: "measuring simple and complex hand and arm movements in healthy human population"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Leonard
July 17 2017
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Dr. Penfield Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Esraa Mohamed
Title: "Brain changes during the recovery phase after stroke: Significance of IHIs and BDNF val66met"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
July 17 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Chris Salmon
Title: "The role of GABA transmission in glutamatergic synapse formation in vitro and in vivo"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
July 14 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

June 2017

PhD Candidacy Exam - Katrine Iversen
Title: "Defining neogenin function in cortex development and its link to Autism spectrum disorder"
Supervisor: Dr. J.F. Cloutier
June 20 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Jonathan Dubois
Title: "In vivo assessment of metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 abnormalities in patients with focal cortical dysplasia"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
June 28 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Louisa Dahmani
Title: "The contribution of the frontal cortex to visual navigation strategies"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
June 28 2017
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Ian Beamish
Title: "Linking netrin-1 signalling through DCC to the actin cytoskeleton"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
June 28 2017
RVH Conference Room S-3, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pins Ave West

PhD Oral Defense - Maxime Robert
Title: "The role of feedback on cognitive motor learning in children with Cerebral Palsy"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Levin
June 27 2017
Room D-3, Davis House, 3654 Promenade Sir William Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar - Daniel Ducharme
Title: "Virtual spatial memory improvement program: Impact on cognitive function and functional connectivity in the default-mode network"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
June 27 2017
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Insititute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Rixing Lin
Title: "Small non-coding RNAs in depression and antidepressant response"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 26 2017
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Yoonmi Nho
Title: "The effect of TNF-2 on excitatory and inhibitory balance in Autism spectrum disorders"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
June 26 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Eva Vico Varela
Title: "Fornix deep brain stimulation effects on hippocampal oscillations and memory in an AD mice model"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
June 19 2017
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Roberto Gulli
Title: "Hippocampal function in non-human primates"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
June 22 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Jennifer Robinson
Title: "The role of septal glutamatergic neurons in the hippocampal network"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
June 21 2017
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense - Sejal Davla
Title: "Development and function of neuropil-associated glia in Drosophila"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
June 21 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Bennett Csorba
Title: "Modelling the effects of transcranial stimulation on functional networks for short-term neural timing in human and non-human primates"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 21 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Prateep Pakavathkumar
Title: "Characterization of novel pharmacological caspase-6 inhibitors provides insight on developing treatments against Alzheimer disease"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Leblanc
June 20 2017
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute, 3999 Ch. de la Cote-St. Catherine.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Gabrielle Pelletier
Title: "The role of ventormedial frontal lobe in assigning and integrating attribute values"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
June 20 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Ravnoor Gill
Title: "Quantitative imaging of cortical malformations in MRI-negative epilepsy"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
June 19 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Tatiana Ruiz
Title: "The role of cortical interactions in the modulation of visual representational noise"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
June 16 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense - Yang Ding
Title: "Neuroimaging of suicidal behavior: A collection of recent studies in suicide attempters and relatives"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 16 2017
Room B-1127 (Bowerman Room), Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Benjamin Elgie
Title: "Sensorimotor control and learning processes during normal and perturbed speech production"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & S. Baum
June 16 2017
Room 869, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2001 McGill College

PhD Candidacy Exam - Junia Santos
Title: "Identifying cell surface molecules involved in synaptic targeting and neuronal wiring of drosophila mechanosensory neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 15 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Yiran Chen
Title: "Prototypical brain models in naturalistic movie-viewing"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
June 15 2017
Room NW-123, Montreal Neurological Hospital, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Julia Nantes
Title: "Non-invasive markers of GABA and glutamate are related to radiological and clinical features of multiple sclerosis"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
June 15 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Marie-Pier Girouard
Title: "Functions of the cytoskeletal regulators RhoA and collapsing response mediator protein 4 in response to injury"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
June 15 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Sean Reed
Title: "Pathway-specific recordings of glutamatergic input to the nucleus accumbens during a reward seeking task"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Britt
June 14 2017
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave Dr. Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam - Angela Zhang
Title: "An fMRI investigation of shared fine-scale spatial patterns during movie viewing"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
June 14 2017
Room L-11, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Illiez Planche
Title: "Characterizing ethanol-induced glutamate release in the nucleus accumbens"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
June 13 2017
Room 1, Ludmer Research and Training Building, 1033 Ave des Pins

PhD Oral Defense - Eva Chadnova
Title: "Binocular interactions in normal and abnormal visual systems: MEG investigation"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Hess
June 12 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense - Hassan Akhavein
Title: "Depth-cue variation object representations in the visual cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
June 7 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense - Huy-Binh Nguyen
Title: "Environmental regulation of hippocampal function: Distinct effects and mechanisms in the dorsal and ventral hippocampus"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney and T.P. Wong
June 5 2017
Bowerman Room B-1127, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Helena Barr
Title: "Dopaminergic modulation of song preference in female zebra finch"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Wooley
June 2 2017
Room 230, Bellini Life Science Complex, 3649 Promenade Sir-William-Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar - Sara El Jaouhari
Title: "Analysis of patients with SPMS: Identification of patient subgroups and differences in T-cell biology"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Haegert
June 2 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar - Sophie Beland
Title: "Investigating the structural neural correlates and psychological determinants of clinical insight in enduring schizophrenia"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
June 2 2017
Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Mohmoudreza Ramin
Title: "Genetic dissection of aggression in Drospholia melanogaster"
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
June 2 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar - Selin Neseliler
Title: "What's the brain GUT to do with it? Neural correlates of appetite control."
Supervisor: Dr. A Dagher
June 1 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense - Falisha Karpati
Title: "The brain structural and behavioural correlates of specialized training: Dance versus music"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
June 1 2017
Conference Room, BRAMS, 1430 Mont Royal Blvd.

May 2017

MSc Thesis Seminar - Eric Xu
Title: "Asphyxiated newborns treated with therapeutic hypothermia: What are the determinants and predictors of adverse outcome?"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
May 31 2017
Room E.M0.2225, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Marie-Julie Allard
Title: "Placental group B streptococcus infection and autistic-like traits: Investigating the role of interleukin-1beta"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Sebire
May 30 2017
Room E.M1.2225, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Elsa Yu
Title: "Variation in APOE4 status is associated with altered fMRI activity during recognition memory, but not spatial contextual tasks"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Rajah
May 26 2017
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health Univeristy Insitute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Chien-Ming Chen
Title: "The brain basis of executive dysfunction in older people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), insights from behavioral and EEG responses during the Simon Task"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
May 26 2017
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lyssa Manning
Title: "Perception and the Medial Temporal Lobe: The Role of the Perirhinal Cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
May 25 2017
Room GH2101, Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jack Lam
Title: "The relationship of metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 (mGluR5) availability with hypometabolism in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Koyabashi
May 17 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Maria Athanassiou
Title: “Examining the influence of inflammatory signaling on drug-induced behaviours"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
May 16 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sara Lariviere
Title: “Task-related and resting-state motor connectivity in aging and stroke individuals"
Supervisor: Drs. M-H. Boudrias & G. Mitsis
May 15 2017
Room 268, MacDonald Engineering Building, 817 Sherbrooke W.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Hyun Choong Yong
Title: “Role of basal forebrain in hippocampal code for time"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Brandon
May 12 2017
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Kevin Lancon
Title: “Dopaminergic modulation of the anterior cingulate cortex: A role in chronic pain?"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
May 12 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Filip Liebsch
Title: “Identification of novel molecular properties of the Alzheimer disease beta-secratase (BACE1) and their functional consequences"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Multhaup
May 10 2017
Room 1345, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Li-Yuan Chen
Title: “Theta rhythm in ictogenesis and epileptogenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
May 2 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Yushu Wang
Title: “Nonlinearity of contrast responses in human achromatic and red-green colour vision"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Hess & K. Mullen
May 2 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

April 2017

PhD Thesis Seminar- Yi Gao
Title: “On processing of second-order information in normal and ambylopic vision"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Hess
April 28 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Erik Larson
Title: “Molecular mechanisms of GABAergic plasticity in cerebellar molecular layer interneurons"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
April 24 2017
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Francois Chouinard-Decorte
Title: “Quantitative genetics in the human connectome"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
April 28 2017
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Angelica Torres Berrio
Title: “miR-218 determines vulnerability to depression by regulating DCC receptor expression"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
April 24 2017
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Caitlin Hanrahan
Title: “Mechanisms underlying the control of the morphology of neuronal dendrites by the actin nucleation factor Spire"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
April 24 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Noor Sharif
Title: “Characterising fronto-striato-parietal white matter connectivity and cognitive control in development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
April 20 2017
Room NW-123, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jessica Benady-Chorney
Title: “Examining the interaction of videogame experience, navigation and their structural and functional neural correlates"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
April 13 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Shamini Ayyadhury
Title: “Elucidating the regulatory network systems of FAM107A (DRR) as a master regulator of glioma stem cell identity and invasion"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
April 10 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Jeffrey Gross
Title: “Characterizing 5-hydroxymethlcytosine in post-mortem human brain and major depressive disorder"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
April 6 2017
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Richard Boyce
Title: “Causal evidence for the role of REM sleep in memory formation"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
April 6 2017
Douglas Hall Amphitheatre, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

March 2017

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sean Reed
Title: “Pathway-specific recordings of glutamatergic input to the nucleus accumbens during a reward seeking task"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Britt
March 30 2017
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave Docteur Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Kuwook Cha
Title: "Spectrotemporal processing and intrinsic functional connectivity in human auditory cortex"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zattore & M. Schonweisner
March 28 2017
deGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Gabriel Crevier-Sorbo
Title: "Phenotypic and pathological changes following parafascicular lesion in the R6/2 mouse model of Huntington's Disease"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
March 27 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Robin Sawaya
Title: “The force pyramid in simulated brain tumor resection"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Del Maestro
March 27 2017
Room E2.91, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue W.

PhD Oral Defense- Mathieu Gauvin
Title: “Time-frequency analysis of the human phototopic electroretinogram: method, normative data and clinical applications"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and L. Jean-Marc
March 24 2017
Room E.M0.2550, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Hanieh Toossi
Title: “Homeostatic regulation of neuronal activity through GABA and acetylcholine muscarinic receptors as a function of sleep wake states"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Jones
March 23 2017
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Mai Sater
Title: “The role of DRR in glioma invasion and stemness"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
March 22 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sejal Davla
Title: “Development and function of neuropil-associated glia in Drosophila"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van-Meyel
March 21 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar- James Dixon
Title: “Role of MAPL in cellular processes"
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
March 17 2017
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Daniel Zhou
Title: “Long Non-coding RNAs in Depression and Suicide"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
March 2 2017
Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Rola Dali
Title: “Understanding mechanisms of brain cancer tumorigenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Blanchette
March 1 2017
Room MC103, McConnell Engineering Building, 3480 University St.

February 2017

MSc Thesis Seminar- Alexander Barton
Title: “The effects of early life adversity on hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal axis, parasympathetic, and sympathetic responses to the Montreal Imaging Stress Task"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
February 24 2017
Room K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Linda Horwood
Title: “Sleep, Behaviour and Quality of Life in Children with Cerebral Palsy"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Shevell & E. Constantin
February 23 2017
Room B. RC. 6257, MUHC Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marouane Ouhnana
Title: “Context influences on the perception of ambiguous figures"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Kingdom
February 22 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Anna Koshy
Title: “Impact of night work on central and peripheral clocks in police officers"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Boivin
February 16 2017
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Sarah Konefal
Title: “Tumor-Necrosis-Factor-Alpha-Mediated Plasticity in Behavioral Models: Role in Cocaine Addiction Versus Maternal Immune Activation"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
February 15 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam - Miguel Cisneros-Franco
Title: “Mechanisms of regulation of plasticity across the lifespan in the rat primary auditory cortex (A1)"
Supervisor: Dr. de Villers-Sidani
February 15 2017
Room D-13, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Elias Chalet
Title: “Attachment styles and their relationship to the risk of psychopathology and the use of mental health care services"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
February 13 2017
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

January 2017

PhD Thesis Seminar- Maxime Robert
Title: “The role of feedback on cognitive motor learning in children with Cerebral Palsy"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Levin
January 27 2017
Room B-2, Davis House, 3654 Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Daina Crafa
Title: “Flexible neural responses to social context in healthy individuals and patients with Schizophrenia"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Brodeur & F. Jarvis
January 26 2017
Room M3-17A, McLennan Library, 3459 McTavish.

PhD Oral Defense- Ibrahim Kays
Title: “Observation and quantification of protein production in single living cells"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
January 26 2017
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Daniel Morales
Title: “Three contributions to our understanding of motor axon pathfinding"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
January 18 2017
Room 7615, Insitut de Recherche Clinique de Montreal, 110 Ave des Pins O.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Falisha Karpati
Title: “Brain and behavioural correlates of specialized training: dance verus music"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
January 12 2017
Conference Room, BRAMS, 1430 Blvd. Mont-Royal

PhD Thesis Seminar- Amol Gharat
Title: “Biologically inspired subunit receptive field models of neurons in the early visual pathway"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Baker
January 11 2017
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Esraa Mohamed
Title: “Genotype-Phenotype Imaging in Post-Stroke Recovery"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
January 10 2017
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

December 2016

PhD Thesis Seminar- Hazim Alkhani
Title: “Investigation of G-protein coupled receptor pathways in peripheral nociception and inflammatory pain"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
December 19 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Zahra Shiri Varnaamkhaasti
Title: “An optogenetic investigation of mechanisms of ictogenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 19 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Chloe Lacabanne
Title: “Prenatal infection & later-life behavioural deficits: Is there a link with embryonic microglial migration?"
Supervisor: Drs. G. Luheshi & S. Laye
December 14 2016
Room C-2103, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Philip Dickinson
Title: “Delineating functional connectivity states of the young and old in resting-state fMRI"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Baillet
December 13 2016
Room 333, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Adele Tufford
Title: “Light shapes the photoreceptor landscape in the developing mammalian retina"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Cayouette
December 13 2016
Room 5805, Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal, 110 Ave. des Pins O.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Samantha Locke
Title: “Peripheral changes: a piece of the puzzle of pain in a model of inflammatory arthritis"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ribeiro-da-Silva
December 13 2016
Room 1346, McIntrye Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Olser

PhD Thesis Seminar- Michael Lifshitz
Title: “Bridging hypnosis and meditation in the science of self-regulation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
December 12 2016
Room B-16, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Ricardo Sanz
Title: “Novel roles of metalloproteinases in neurite outgrowth and synapse formation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
December 12 2016
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Rajeet Singh Saluja
Title: “The use of functional magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of pediatric patients post-concussion"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Ptito and J. Marcoux
December 5 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Patricia Brown
Title: “Functional characterization of AMPA and kainite receptor gating properties"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
December 5 2016
Room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Ave des Pins

PhD Candidacy Exam- Valerie Bourassa
Title: “Studies of mechanisms and potential treatments of osteoarthritis using intraarticular injection of MIA in the rat ankle joint"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ribeiro-da-Silva
December 1 2016
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

November 2016

PhD Oral Defense- Nasr Farooqi
Title: “Early inflammation dysregulates neural circuit formation in vivo via microglial activation and interleukin-1beta"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
November 30 2016
de Grandpre Commuincations Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Robert Thibault
Title: “Brain imaging and neurofeedback: Promise and pitfalls"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
November 29 2016
Room B-16, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jonathan DuBois
Title: “In vivo assessment of mGluR5 abnormalities in patients with focal epilepsy and malformations of cortical development"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
November 23 2016
Room NW125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Charles Couturier
Title: “Unravelling the molecular signatures of glioma stem cells"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
November 21 2016
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ricardo Alchini
Title: “14-3-3 role on axon guidance and myelination"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
November 21 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Farin Babaei Bourojeni
Title: “Genetic manipulation of nociceptive spinal lamina l projection neurons via Lmx1b"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
November 16 2016
Room 7650, Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal, 110 Ave des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rola Dali
Title: “Understanding mechanisms of brain cancer tumorigenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Blanchette
November 15 2016
Room 3104, Trottier Building, 3630 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Melanie Desrochers
Title: “Functional lateralization in C. elegans salt sensing ASE neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Hendricks
November 11 2016
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Maud Haffar
Title: “Potential cause for the similarity of qualia assumed across individuals"
Supervisor: Dr. J B. Debruille
November 10 2016
Cybertheque Pod 1, Redpath Library Building, 3459 McTavish Street

PhD Oral Defense- George Dawe
Title: “Coordination of AMPA and kainite receptor gating by the ligand-binding domain"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
November 10 2016
Room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Ave des Pins

PhD Candidacy Exam- Lianne Trigiani
Title: “The impact of physical exercise on cognitive function in a mouse model of vascular dementia and the impact of white matter and the endothelium"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
November 8 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Pascal Kropf
Title: “Current-source density estimation from linear depth electrode recordings"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
November 4 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Scott Thompson
Title: “Chronic pain modifies the cerebral opioid system: Whole brain, molecular and behavioral observations"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
November 3 2016
Room M/48, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Candice Wiedman
Title: “Neogenin involvement in sensory neuron specification within the Dorsal root ganglia (DRG)"
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
November 3 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Hassan Akhavein
Title: “Depth-cue invariant object representations in the visual cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
November 2 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Marc-Andre Dery
Title: “Functional analysis and endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced prion protein gene expression"
Supervisor: Dr. A. LeBlanc
November 1 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall Room F-4, Lady Davis Institute, 37755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road

October 2016

MSc Thesis Seminar- Vincent Kong
Title: “Longitudinal neuroanatomical and behavioral characterization of a triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chakravarty
October 21 2016
CIC, Room GH-2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Elise Bonnema
Title: “Thalamic contribution to social emotion"
Supervisor: Drs. Y. Chudasama and M. Petrides
October 17 2016
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Tharick Ali Pascoal
Title: “The associations between pathological pathways on the progression of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa Neto
October 14 2016
MCSA Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sriram Jayabal
Title: “4-Aminopyridine alleviates ataxia and reverses cerebellar cortical output deficiency in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Watt
October 14 2016
Room 230, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3469 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Alison Simioni
Title: “The neural basis of affective, motor and cognitive function in mild-moderate Parkinson's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
October 13 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Philip Kesner
Title: “Presynaptic and postsynaptic NMDARs in plasticity and refinement of the developing neural circuit"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
October 13 2016
Conference Room S3, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Ave. des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sujay Neupane
Title: “The nature, mechanism and function of receptive field remapping in primate area V4"
Supervisor: Drs. D. Guitton and C. Pack
October 11 2016
Banque Nationale Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Gloria Castaneda
Title: “The influence of scenes in memory object recognition"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Bernard-Brodeur
October 7 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Benjamin Corrigan
Title: “Characterizing eye movement behaviours and kinematics of non-human primates during virtual navigation tasks"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Martinez Trujillo
October 4 2016
Room 1019, McIntyre Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Rachel Sharkey
Title: “Functional correlates of impulsivity and obesity in adolescents"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
October 5 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

September 2016

MSc Thesis Seminar- Melanie Chan
Title: “Synaptopodin is necessary for homeostatic synaptic scaling at CA3-CA1 synapses"
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
September 23 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Science Complex, 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sarah Konefal
Title: “TNF-alpha-mediated plasticity in behavioral models: role in cocaine addiction versus maternal immune activation"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
September 21 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Hanieh Toosi
Title: “Homeostatic regulation of wake-active or sleep-active neurons through GABA and acetylcholine muscarinic receptors following sleep deprivation"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Jones
September 13 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Nicole Lai
Title: “The regulation of cofiin by DRR and its role in glioblastoma invasion"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
September 13 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Benjamin Gold
Title: “The reward prediction error hypothesis of musical pleasure"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zatorre and A. Dagher
September 12 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Zahra Shiri
Title: “An optogenetic investigation of mechanisms of ictogenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
September 7 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Brian Roome
Title: “The role of the Lateral Spinal Nucleus in Nociception"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
September 6 2016
Room 7650, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, 110 Ave. des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Eva Chadanova
Title: “Binocular interactions in normal and abnormal visual systems: MEG study"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Hess and S. Baillet
September 6 2016
Room L7-309, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Roland Pilgram
Title: “Layer-specific neurophysiological and neurovascular coupling of evoked and spontaneous cerebral activity in the rat somatosensory cortex "
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
September 1 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Charles Behr
Title: “Natural history of high frequency oscillations in the pilocarpine-treated rat: a model for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
September 1 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

August 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Andres De Leon
Title: “Investigation of the role of APP in developmental axonal pruning"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
August 26 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Mark Cumming
Title: “High-throughput identification and functional characterization of novel interacting partners of TNFR superfamily members in the nervous system"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
August 25 2016
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Erin Nuro
Title: “Investigating the role of fragile X related protein 1 (FXR1P) in brain plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
August 17 2016
Livingston Hall, Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Emily Coffey
Title: “Periodic sound encoding in the human auditory system: variability and plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
August 5 2016
de Grandpre Communication Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

July 2016

PhD Oral Defense- Chelsea Cavanagh
Title: “The role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in a promdromal mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. T Pan Wong & P. Quirion
July 29 2016
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Steven Cordeiro Matos
Title: “Involvement of hyperpolarization-activated and cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels in noradrenergic modulation in regulating prefrontal activity"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
July 27 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Edward Wilson
Title: “Experimental therapy and cognitive outcomes in a rat transgenic model of Alzheimer disease-like amyloid beta neuropathology"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
July 21 2016
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Rebecca Price
Title: “The role of endogenous opioids in pain, pleasure, and pain-pleasure interactions"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
July 19 2016
Room M/48, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Tippler
Title: “Externalizing traits and fMRI BOLD responses to drug-related cues: Markers in adolescents at-risk for substance abuse disorders"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
July 13 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Avenue des Pins O.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Felix Oestereich
Title: “The impact of cholesteryl ester transfer protein on Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Munter
July 12 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Building, 3469 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Camille Boudreau-Pinsonneult
Title: “Stimulating Muller glia-dependent retinal regeneration in mammals"
Supervisor: Dr. M Cayouette
July 8 2016
Room 6805, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins

PhD Candidacy Exam- Shannon Swikert
Title: “The molecular mechanism underlying DNA damage induced by the Shh receptor Boc and its role in modulloblastoma tumorigenesis"
Supervisor: Dr. F Charron
July 7 2016
Room 7650, Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins

PhD Oral Defense- Ihab Daou
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of peripheral pain pathway in behaving mice"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
July 7 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

June 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ellen Zakreski
Title: “Ecological antecedents and behavioural consequences of variation in the neuroendocrine stress response"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
June 29 2016
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Stefania Dzieciolowska
Title: “Synaptic defects and impaired locomotor behaviour in larval zebrafish following tdp-43 loss-of-function"
Supervisor: Drs. H. Durham & P. Drapeau
June 28 2016
Room R02.606, CRCHUM, 900 Rue Saint-Denis

PhD Candidacy Exam- Rowan Pentz
Title: “Investigating neuroserpin as a therapeutic target for cholinergic and cognitive deficits in AD"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
June 28 2016
Room 220, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Jacalyn Guy
Title: “Age-related perceptual changes in autism spectrum disorder: an investigation of local and global visual processes"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
June 23 2016
Room 200, Coach House, 3715 Peel St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Catherine Caldwell
Title: “Perceptual combination of binocular luminance and orientation"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mendola
June 22 2016
Room L11-417, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Angela Guadagno
Title: “Early chronic stress effects on amygdala morphology and function: Potential role of glucocorticoids, endocannabinoids and microglia"
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
June 22 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Filip Liebsch
Title: “Redefining the roles of the beta-secretase (BACE1) in health and disease"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Multhaup
June 22 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Science Complex, 3649 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Wagner Souza Silva
Title: “Avoidance strategies in response to moving obstacles while walking: Impact of obstacles characteristics and mobile communications in healthy young and older adults"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Lamontagne
June 21 2016
Room B6, Davis House, 3654 Promenade Sir William Olser

PhD Candidacy Exam- Jeremy Moreau
Title: “Magnetoencephalography in the presurgical evaluation of paediatric intractable epilepsy"
Supervisor: Drs. S. Baillet & R. Dudley
June 21 2016
Room NW-125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Daniel Almeida
Title: “The neuroepigenetic link between childhood maltreatment and suicide: A cell type specific sequencing approach"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
June 21 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2120, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Liam Crapper
Title: “Human neuronal models of Lesch-Nyhan disease reveal adenosinergic and metabolic dysfunctions"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Ernst
June 20 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2112, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Prokopis Prokopiou
Title: “Modeling the dynamic cerebrovascular reactivity and bold hemodynamic response functionusing multimodal neuroimaging measurements"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Mitsis
June 20 2016
Room 333, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Larah Maunder
Title: “Effects of partnership intimacy on hippocampal volume in healthy adult humans"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
June 20 2016
1st Floor, Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Candidacy Exam- Laura-Joy Boulos
Title: “Mu opioid receptors in the habenula: dissecting reward and aversion in addiction"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Kieffer
June 20 2016
Room CIC, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Zahra Owji
Title: “Unraveling the mechanism of brain injury in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
June 20 2016
Room E M1.3025, Glen Site, 1001 Blvd. Decarie

PhD Oral Defense- Avinash Vaidya
Title: “Frontal lobe contributions to attention in reward learning and decision-making"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
June 20 2016
Room BT303, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Jocelyne Whitehead
Title: “Investigating the neural representation of emotion using an adaptation fMRI pardigm"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Armony
June 16 2016
Conference Room, BRAMS, 1430 Boul. Mont-Royal

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ibrahim Kays
Title: “Direct observation of protein translation in single living cells"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 15 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Stephanie Scala
Title: “Mapping Neural Function in Cocaine Addiction"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
June 15 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Dave Liu
Title: “Perceptual consequences of surround suppression and plasticity in visual motion processing"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 15 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ana Fernandez Cruz
Title: “Brain imaging to better understand HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
June 13 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Tippler
Title: “Externalizing traits and neural activation fMRI BOLD responses to drug-related cues: At-risk markers in adolescents at risk for substance use disorders"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
June 13 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Avenue des Pins Ouest

MSc Thesis Seminar- Erik Service
Title: “A pilot study of a TDCs-based therapy for progressive cognitive impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Chertkow
June 10 2016
1st Floor, Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Chemin de la Cote Saint Catherine

MSc Thesis Seminar- Christopher Baim
Title: “Neogenin regulates development of the olfactory epithelium and craniofacial structures"
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
June 9 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jennifer Robinson
Title: “Modulation of septal glutamatergic neurons and their influence on the hippocampal network"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
June 9 2016
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Kathleen Xu
Title: “The role of dopamine D1 receptors in D1/D2 co-expressing striatal medium spiny neurons: Implications for psychostimulant response"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
June 8 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E4203, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jennifer Lissemore
Title: “Dopaminergic plasticity of the human brain in the expression and inhibition of conditioned fear"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
June 7 2016
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave des Pins Ouest

MSc Thesis Seminar- Devin Sodums
Title: “Virutal spatial memory improvement program: Impact on cognitive function and grey matter"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
June 7 2016
Douglas Hall Pavilion, Room C-1204, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Julia Nantes
Title: “Neurotransmitters are linked to neurological damage and disability: Insight from non-invasive, multimodal investigations"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
June 6 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anastasia Glushko
Title: “Neurophysiological correlates of implicit learning in individuals with and without specific language impairment"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Steinhauer
June 3 2016
8th Floor, Room 831, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2001 McGill College

PhD Candidacy Exam- Marie Franquin
Title: “Using ALS to model the role of TNF alpha in synaptic dysfunction during neurodegenerative disease"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
June 2 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

May 2016

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan
Title:“Olfactory identification as a metric for progression of pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
May 31 2016
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Suk Jun Hong
Title: “Advanced multimodal imaging in epileptogenic malformations of cortical development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
May 25 2016
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lawrence Oprea
Title: “Hippocampectomy Effects in Discounting and Reversal Learning Tasks in Rats"
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Chudasama
May 20 2016
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building, 3801, 1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maryse Thomas
Title: “Mechanisms and therapeutic applications of noise-induced plasticity in the rat auditory cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. E. De Villers-Sidani
May 18 2016
Room NW/125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Armin Yazdani
Title: “The beneficial effects of sildenafil following term neonatal hypoxia-ischemia"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
May 17 2016
Room E12225, Glen Site, 1001 Blvd Decarie

PhD Thesis Seminar- Patricia Brown
Title: “Glutamate receptors and auxiliary proteins: an open- (channel) relationship"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
May 17 2016
Room 132, Bellini Building, 3469 Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maria Zamfir
Title: “Investigating the role of opioid receptors in the anterior cingulate cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
May 16 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Scott Thompson
Title: “Chronic pain modifies the cerebral opioid system: Whole brain, molecular and behavioral observation"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
May 16 2016
Room M/66, Strathcona Building, 3640 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Andy Gao
Title: “The Impact of the Loss of NHE6 Function in the Pathogenesis of Christianson Syndrome"
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
May 13 2016
Room 132, Bellini Building, 1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Emily Opala;
Title: “Stress Response and Structural Plasticty in the mPFC of Lactating Rats"
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
May 6 2016
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Thesis Seminar- Corina Nagy
Title: “Epigenetic regulation of astrocytic dysfunction in depression and suicide"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
May 6 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Miranda Tuwaig
Title: “Central Auditory Processing in Individuals at Risk for Alzheimer's Dementia"
Supervisor: Dr. J Breitner
May 5 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Ariane Gagnon
Title: “Clustering activity and somato-dendritic release in rat supraoptic nucleus neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
May 4 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hosptial, 1650 Cedar Avenue

April 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Lourdes Fernandez de Cossio Gomez
Title: “Prenatal infections as a risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders: The role of microglia"
Supervisor: Dr. G. Luheshi
April 29 2016
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Diane Nakamura
Title: “Regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by netrin-1"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
April 29 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Elena Kutsarova
Title: “Bidirectional role of BDNF in structural Hebbian plasticity in the developing visual system"
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
April 27 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Maria Ioannou
Title: “The regulation of Rab13 in endosomal trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
April 26 2016
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Erin Nuro
Title: “Investigating the role of Fragile-X Related Protein 1 (FXR1P) in Brain Plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
April 26 2016
Liyingstone Hall, Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ricardo Sanz
Title: “Roles of Metalloproteinases in neurite outgrowth and synaptic development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
April 25 2016
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Gian-Luca McLelland
Title: “Mechanisms of mitochondrion-to-lysome vesicular transport"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
April 25 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Kyle Logie-Hagen
Title: “Emotional Music and Voices: A Magnetoencephalography Study"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Armony and P. Jolicoeur
April 19 2016
Marie-Victorin Pavilion, Room G-420, University of Montreal, 90 Avenue Vincent-d'Indy

PhD Candidacy Exam- Matteo Bernabo
Title: “Keeping it Together: The Role of PKMS in Memory Destabilization and Reconsolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Nader
April 18 2016
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar- Prateep Pakavathkumar
Title: “The study of Caspase-6 inhibitorsfor potential use against cognitive impairment during aging"
Supervisor: Dr. A LeBlanc
April 8 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, 3999 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ryan Alexander
Title: “Non-canonical mechanisms of excitability regulation in cerebral circuits"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
April 5 2016
Room 501, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Avenue des Pins

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marie-Eve Hoeppli
Title: “Muscle ache and fatigue induced by physiological activation of metabosensitive and mechanosensitive afferent fibers"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
April 5 2016
Room 3010, 740 Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jake Shenker
Title: “The Genetic and Neuroimaging Correlates of Persistent Negative Symptoms in First-Episode Psychosis"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage & M. Chakravarty
April 1 2016
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Oral Defense- Neda Parinejad Kameneh
Title: “Disruption of an EEAT-mediated chloride channel in a Drosophila model ataxia"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
April 1 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

March 2016

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maran Ma
Title: “Towards seamless neuron-machine intefaces"
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy & B. Lennox
March 30 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Marissa Cressatti
Title: “The GFAP.HMOX1 model of Parkinson disease microRNA, mRNA and protein expression profiles"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
March 29 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Oral Defense- Chulmin Cho
Title: “Regulation of drebrin in dendritic spines by Egr-1 transcription factor"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Chalifour
March 29 2016
Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, 3999 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marc-Andre Dery
Title: “Functional analysis of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced prion protein gene expression"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Leblanc
March 29 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Room F-4, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Laureline Arnaud
Title: “Functional and behavioral correlates of enhanced auditory perception in congenitally blind adults"
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
March 24 2016
Room 869, 2001 McGill College

MSc Thesis Seminar- Annie Poon
Title: “Cerebral and retinal injuries in a rat model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: can stem cell therapy with ECFCs repair these injuries"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Wintermark
March 24 2016
Room 3010, Block E, Level M2, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Richard Boyce
Title: “Causal Evidence for the Role of REM Sleep in Memory Consolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
March 24 2016
Room 3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Oral Defense- Ryen Macdonald
Title: “A novel role for early growth response-1 in transcriptional repression of AGRN and synaptic dysfunction at the neuromuscular junction"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Chalifour
March 24 2016
Room E441/E442, Pavilion E, Lady Davis Institute, 3999 Cote Ste. Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Mathieu Gauvin
Title: “Time-Frequency Analysis of the Human Photopic Electroretinogram: Method, Normative Data, and Clinical Applications"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and J-M. Lina
March 23 2016
Room EM03238, Block E, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kuwook Cha
Title: “The relation of spontaneous activity and spectrotemporal encoding in human auditory cortex"
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zatorre & M. Schoenwiesner
March 22 2016
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc Thesis Seminar- Helen Liu
Title: “Study of Inflammation and the Effects of Vagatomy and Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Fetal Sheep"
Supervisor: Drs. M Frasch and G. Sebire
March 21 2016
Room B02.6645, Glen Site, 1001 Decarie Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Emily Coffey
Title: “Periodic sound encoding in the human auditory system: variability and plasticity"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
March 15 2016
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Mia Sater
Title: “The role of Down Regulated in Renal Cell Carcinoma (DRP) in Brain Cancer Invasion, Stemness, and Therapy"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
March 15 2016
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ana Tryfon
Title: “Auditory-motor synchronization in typical development and children with autism spectrum disorder: behavioral and brain correlates"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
March 14 2016
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Walaa Alshafie
Title: “Sst2A trafficking regulation in endocrine cells"
Supervisor: Drs. T. Stroh and P. McPherson
March 9 2016
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sebastian Urchs
Title: “Subtypes of functional and structural brain organization in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Evans and P. Bellec
March 8 2016
Room NW125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Sulantha Mathotaarachchi
Title: “Profiling biomarker signatures that contribute to conversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
March 4 2016
MCSA Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

February 2016

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Robert Amaral
Title: “The human memory circuit: Methodological development, validation and implementation for the complete volumetric assessment of medial temporal lobe structures and corresponding circuitry"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chakravarty
February 25 2016
CIC Room GH-2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Heather Pekeles
Title: “Validation of Salivary Tau as a Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Chertkow
February 23 2016
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute, 3755 Ch. de la Cote Sainte Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rebecca Price
Title: “The role of endogenous opioids in pain and pleasure"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
February 23 2016
Room 3010, Genome Building, 740 Ave. Docteur Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein levels in single living cells"
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
February 16 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Edward Wilson
Title: “Crtc1 transcription program as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer disease: preclinical studies in a rat transgenic model"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
February 2 2016
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ariane Gagnon
Title: “Clustering activity and suppression of excitatory neurotransmission via somato-dendritic release in rat supraoptic neurons"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
February 2 2016
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

January 2016

PhD Thesis Seminar- Scott Holmes
Title: “Conflict monitoring in multiple sclerosis: signalling the need for cognitive control over disease burden"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
January 28 2016
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Omar De Faria
Title: “New regulators of oligodendrocyte development and CNS myelin organization"
Supervisor: Dr. T Kennedy
January 22 2016
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Anton Plavski 
Title: “Magnetic resonance imaging morphometry of the neocortex in patients with periventricular nodular heterotopia"
Supervisor: Dr. N. Labdon-Bernasconi
January 18 2016
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Insitute,  3801 University St.

MSc. Thesis Seminar- Fiorella Guido
Title: “Synaptopodin is necessary for the enlargement and maintenance of dendritic spines after chemLTP through the regulation of RhoA-GTPase"
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
January 18 2016
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3649 Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Konstantinos Nasiotis 
Title: “MEG Studies of the Visual Cortex"
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
January 15 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Thesis Seminar- George Dawe 
Title: “Think Fast!... Structural interactions coordinating the rapid gating of ionotropic glutamate receptors"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bowie
January 13 2016
Karp Conference Room, Goodman Cancer Research Center, 1160 Pine Ave. W.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Angela Tam 
Title: “Exploratory analysis of brain structural networks and their relation to resting-state functional networks in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Breitner and P. Bellec
January 13 2016
F.B.C. Pavilion, Room F.2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute,  6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Thomas Funck 
Title: “Investigating the limits of PET for in vivo quantification of neuronal density"
Supervisor: Drs. A. Thiel & A. Evans
January 12 2016
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Insitute, 3801 University St.

December 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Pascal Kropf 
Title: “1-D current-source density estimation from noisy experimental data and its application to the study of visual orientation selectivity"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
December 22 2015
Room NW/125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Shabnam Hamidi 
Title: “Role of GABAA Receptor Signalling in Ictogenesis and in the Modulation of High-Frequency Oscillations"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 15 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St.

PhD Oral Defense- Sabine Dhir 
Title: “Estrogen receptor alpha and the regulation of individual differences in maternal care"
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
December 15 2015
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Peter Helfer 
Title: “Computational Modelling of Memory Reconsolidation"
Supervisor: Dr. T. Schultz
December 15 2015
Room 7/20, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Adiel Mallik
Title: “The Neurochemical and Social Aspects of Music Listening"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Levitin
December 14 2015
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Antoneta Teresa Joseph 
Title: “Role of transforming growth factor beta in the reorganization of prefrontal cortical circuits following neonatal lesion of the ventral hippocampus - relevance to Schizophrenia"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
December 14 2015
Room 2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Michael Lifshitz
Title: “Towards comparative neurophenomenology of hypnosis and meditation"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
December 14 2015
Room B16, Duff Medical Building, 3775 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Mathieu Landry
Title: “The influence of attentional systems on the neurophysiological markers of access "
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
December 14 2015
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors in neocortical microcircuits"
Supervisor: Dr. P.J. Sjostrom
December 8 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Rachna Duseja 
Title: “Tumor necrosis factor-alpha regulates the function of antidepressants and impact of mutant huntingtin"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
December 7 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Oral Defense- Anke Schreij
Title: “Characterization of a Novel LRRK2 binding partner and the physiological function of LRRK2"
Supervisor: Drs. E. Fon & P. McPherson
December 3 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chelsea Cavanagh
Title: “Investigation of TNF-alpha signaling before amyloid overproduction in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"
Supervisor: Drs. T.P. Wong & R. Quirion
December 3 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd

PhD Thesis Seminar- Maria Ioannou
Title: “The role of DENND2B and Rab13 in endosomal trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
December 1 2015
BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

November 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Patrick McCamphill
Title: “The regulation of protein synthesis during memory formation: Interrogating mechanisms of eEF2: dependent local translation in Aplysia"
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
November 30 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Jonathan Berken
Title: “Age-Dependent Effects on Bilingual Brain Organization Functions, Structure and Connectivity"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & D. Klein
November 27 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ihab Daou
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of peripheral sensory pathways"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
November 25 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ian Mahar
Title: "Neuregulin 1/ErbB activity in hippocampal plasticity and psychopathology"
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
November 24 2015
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Carolina Makowski
Title: "Neuroanatomical Network and Cognitive Changes Associated with Clinical and Pharmalogical Treatment Outcome in First Episode Psychosis: A Longitudinal Study"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Lepage & A. Evans
November 24 2015
CIC Conference Room (GH-2101), BIC, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anastasia Sares
Title: “Sensorimotor learning in children who stutter"
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco and K. Hyde
November 18 2015
Room 101, Rabinovitch House, 3460 Rue de la Montagne

MSc Thesis Seminar- Yi Ning Chen
Title: “Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in songbirds"
Supervisor: Drs. J. Sakata and S. Wooley 
November 12 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield 

PhD Oral Defense- Jie Xu
Title: “DENND3: a guanine nucleotide exchange factor functioning at the crossroads of cellular starvation and membrane trafficking"
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
November 12 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ian Blum
Title: "Discovery of a novel rythm generation process in the mammalian brain guided by lessons from the circadian timing system"
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
November 11 2015
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Hyunwoo Lee
Title: “Magnetic resonance imaging study of brain atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis patients treated with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
November 11 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors in neocortical microcircuits"
Supervisor: Dr. P.J. Sjostrom
November 10 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Suk Jun Hong
Title: “Advanced Multimodal Imaging in Epileptogenetic Malformations in Cortical Development"
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bernasconi
November 9 2015
Room BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Danielle Toccalino
Title: “Social Recognition and Memory in Songbirds"
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sakata
November 5 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave. Docteur-Penfield

PhD Oral Defense- Rhalena Thomas
Title: “LGI1 is a novel NgR1 ligand that regulates NgR1 mediated myelin-based growth inhibition and synapse formation"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Ambika Srinivasan
Title: “The regulatory mechanisms of Eiger-dependent cell death signaling in Drosophila melanogaster"
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Avital Cherniawsky
Title: “Influences of an isotropic color mechanism in binocular vision, suprathreshold perception, identification, and masking"
Supervisor: Dr. K. Mullen
November 3 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Thesis Seminar- Avinash Vaidya
Title: “Contributions of prefrontal cortex to attention in learning and decision-making"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
November 3 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

October 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Alison Simioni
Title: “Dopamine and prefrontal function: Dissecting the contributions of disease and treatment to regional frontal lobe function in Parkinson's disease"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
October 28 2015
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Michael Tibshirani
Title: “Convergent epigenetic consequences of mislocalization of ALS-linked RNA-binding proteins"
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
October 27 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Huy-Binh Nguyen
Title: “Environmental Regulation of Hippocampal Function: Distinct Effects and Mechanisms in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus"
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney & T.P. Wong
October 27 2015
Perry Pavilion, Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle Blvd.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Reiko Matsushita
Title: “Modulation of Human Auditory Cortex with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
October 26 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Shannon Buckley
Title: “p75NTR in pain: from TRPV1 modification to bone cancer pain enhancement"
Supervisor: Drs. P. Barker & P. Seguela
October 26 2015
Room 301, James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke Ouest

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sebastian Proulx
Title: “Investigating the excitation-inhibition balance of the human brain with ƒMRI"
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
October 22 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Kelly Smart
Title: “Glutamatergic correlates of psychostimulant-induced sensitization”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Benkelfat
October 15 2015
Room 2, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave des Pins

PhD Oral Defense- Rochelle Herrington
Title: “Ictogenesis- Insights into the contribution of GABAergic mechanisms”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
October 14 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Neda Parinejad Khameneh
Title: “Studies of the function of the glial glutamate transporter Eaat1 in drosophila”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
October 9 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave

PhD Candidacty Exam- Sreeparna Pradhan
Title: “Environmental Programming of Adult Foraging Behaviour in Caenorhabditis elegans”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Hendricks
October 1 2015
Room W5/2, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Ave Docteur Penfield

September 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Robert Juster
Title: “Sex and gender modulate glucocorticoid functioning and allostatic load”
Supervisor: Drs. S. Lupien & J. Pruessner
September 30 2015
Room C-1101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

PhD Candidacy Exam- Sean Reed
Title: “Investigation of nucleus accumbens circuitry into the acquistion and performance of Appetitive Pavlonian Conditioning”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Britt
September 29 2015
Bell Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Docteur Penfield

PhD Candidacy Exam- Andrea Lessa Benedet
Title: “The effect of genetic interactions in Alzheimer's disease imaging endophenotypes”
Supervisor: Drs. A. Labbe & P. Rosa
September 25 2015
Room E2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

PhD Oral Defense- Kyoko Konishi
Title: “The role of genes and virtual navigation strategies in healthy aging”
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
September 18 2015
Bell Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Tanya Silander
Title: “Defects in TRH signalling, not thyroide hormone transport, underlie IGSF1-deficiency syndrome”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Bernard
September 16 2015
Room 1301, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Liliia Butiaeva
Title: “Time-lapse imaging of hypothalamic leptin receptor neurons in living mice”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Kokoeva
September 11 2015
Room E02-7025, Glen Campus, 1001 Decarie Boulevard

PhD Candidacy Exam- Teerawat Monnor
Title: “Neural Correlations in an Electrosensory Neuron Population”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Chacron
September 11 2015
Room 1027, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Candidacy Exam- Shahab Kadkhodaeian Bakhtiari
Title: “On the Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements”
Supervisor: Drs. C. Pack and A. Sadikot
September 11 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Hassan Akhavein
Title: “Integration of dorsal and ventral pathway in recognition of objects defined by different depth-cues”
Supervisor: Dr. R. Farivar-Mohseni
September 10 2015
Room L11-417, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave

PhD Thesis Seminar- Maxime Parent
Title: “Multimodal Biomarker Assessment in Animal Models of Alzheimer Pathology”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
September 9 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chulmin Cho
Title: “Egr-1-Mediated Downregulation of Drebrin Correlates with Synaptic Dysfunction in vitro and in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
September 8 2015
Room 132, Bellini Life Sciences Complex, 3649 Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Jill Rocchetti
Title: “Dopamine modulation of plasticity, learning and memory in the mouse Hippocampus: Insights into the healthy and hyperdopaminergic brain”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
September 8 2015
Room K3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Omar de Faria
Title: “New regulators of myelin formation and maintenance”
Supervisor: Dr. T. Keneddy
September 4 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Kristen Heard
Title: “Resolving the rolesfor inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins in cell death and survival”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
September 1 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

August 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Maryam Kia
Title: “Walking the thin line of anticoagulant and antiplatelet with traumatic brain injury”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Marcoux
August 31 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Eva Chadnova
Title: “Interocular interaction in equilibrium and under perturbations studied with MEG imaging”
Supervisor: Drs. R. Hess and S. Baillet
August 28 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sandra Yogendran
Title: “Prenatal maternal stress from a natural disaster and hippocampal volumes: Gene-by-environment interactions in young adolescents
Supervisor: Dr. S. King
August 7 2015
Room 3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defense- Sébastian Tremblay
Title: “Attentional filtering of visual information by prefrontal cortex neural ensemble
Supervisor: Drs. J. Martinez Trujillo & M. Petrides
August 7 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

July 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Edward Pan
Title: “Characterization of sst2A intracellular trafficking in cells co-expressing sst2A and sst5
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
July 16 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Martha Shiell
Title: “Reorganization of auditory cortex in deaf people: Functional, behavioural, and anatomical correlates
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
July 16 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Inna Ermeichouk
Title: “The role of IKKe and TBK1 in regulating XIAP during axonal degeneration
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
July 15 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Janae Bin
Title: “Elucidating the role of netrin-1 expressed by oligodendrocytes in myelin maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
July 8 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Kate Rath-Wilson
Title: “Some contributions to the study of corollary discharges for saccadic eye movements in neurological patients
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
July 6 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Daniel Vosberg
Title: “Mapping neural function in individuals with dcc haplotype
Supervisor: Dr. M Leyton
July 3 2015
Classroom 3, Ludmer Building, 1033 Ave. des Pins W.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Lindsay Welikovitch
Title: “Activation of inflammatory signaling by intraneuronal Aß at the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
July 2 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

June 2015

PhD Oral Defense- Pariya Salami
Title: “High frequency oscillations (HFOs: 80-500Hz), ictogenesis and epileptogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
June 29 2015
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Karen Lai Wing Sun
Title: “Mechanisms underlying netrin-1 mediated chemoattraction
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
June 29 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Maya Marcus-Sells
Title: “Role of VGLUT3 in synaptic plasticity and memory along the dorsovental axis of the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. El Mestikawy
June 29 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein expressions in single cells in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 29 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

PhD Candidacy Exam- Katerina Zorina
Title: “Pain and inflamation: neuroimmune interactions explored through single nucleotide polymorphisms in P2RX7 and MC1R
Supervisor: Dr. L. Diatchenko
June 26 2015
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Ave du Docteur-Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Caroline Lin
Title: “Role of circadian clocks intrinsic to SCN and GnRH neurons in regulating luteinizing hormone surge and ovulation
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
June 26 2015
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defense- Jason Hamlin
Title: “Interaction of proteins containing dibasic motifs with COPI: Regulation of COPI trafficking
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
June 23 2015
de Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Shannon Buckley
Title: “p75NTR in pain: from TRPV1 modification to bone cancer pain enhancement
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
June 23 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Filip Liebsch
Title: “Non-canonical Functions of the Human Beta-Site Amyloid Precursor Protein Cleaving Enzyme 1 (BACE1) in the Pathology of Alzheimer Disease
Supervisor: Dr. G. Multhaup
June 23 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Building, 3655 Sir William Osler

PhD Oral Defense- Martin Munz
Title: “Neuronal firing of retinal ganglion cell axons instructs growth and connectivity in the developing visual system
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
June 19 2015
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Susana Torres-Platas
Title: “Evidence of astrocyte and macrophage activation in the anterior cingulate white matter in depressed suicides
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
June 19 2015
Room B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Nasr Farooqi
Title: “Inflammatory dysregulation of neural circuit formation in vivo
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
June 18 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- John Aspler
Title: “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy in the Canadian media: A qualitative analysis of media discourse and stakeholder perspectives
Supervisor: Dr. E. Racine
June 18 2015
Room 7650, IRCM, 110 Ave des Pins W.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Jessika Royea
Title: “Unraveling the role of the renin angiotensin system in cerebrovascular and memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. E. Hamel
June 18 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Sonia Jego
Title: “Optogenetic dissection of the MCH system: implications for sleep-state modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A Adamantidis
June 17 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Candidacy Exam- Peter Kang
Title: “Characterization of the effects Aß aggregates on hippocampal network in AD patients and animal models
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
June 17 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for the Study of Aging, 6825 Lasalle

MSc Candidacy Exam- Larissa Ferguson
Title: “The Role of Constitutively Active Kinases in Memory Maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 16 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Robert Thibault
Title: “Body position alters human resting-state: Findings from multi-postural MEG and EEG
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
June 16 2015
Room B16, Lyman Duff Medical Building, 3775 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Steven Silverstrin
Title: “Determination of synaptic architecture of somatostatinergic cells in the rat acruate nucleus using STORM
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
June 16 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Peter Donhauser
Title: “Oscillatory hierarchies studied with MEG imaging
Supervisor: Dr. S. Baillet
June 15 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 Pine Ave. West

MSc Candidacy Exam- Claire Gizowski
Title: “Control of anticipatory thirst by the central clock
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 15 2015
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Jonathan Coté
Title: “Determining the mechanism of auditory learning in the brain of young and older adults using magnetoencephalography
Supervisor: Dr. E. De Villers-Sidani
June 15 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Trisanna Sprung-Much
Title: “Quantitative cytoarchitectonic parcellation of the inferior frontal gyrus of the human brain and correlations to sulci
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
June 11 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Arlene Fang
Title: “Common genetic risks and lipid pathway targeted genes analysis on imaging endophnotypes of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. A. Evans
June 10 2015
Room 124, Motreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sabine Dhir
Title: “Estrogen receptor alpha and the regulation of individual differences in maternal care
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
June 2 2015
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Monica Shin
Title: “Impact of amyloidosis and metabolism on brain structure of the McGill-R-Thy1-APP Rat model of Alzheimer's disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
June 2 2015
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 Lasalle

May 2015

MSc Thesis Seminar- Heather Nichol
Title: “Optogenetic investigation of the role of OLM interneurons in modulating inputs to the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
May 29 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lindsay Wallace
Title: “Investigating the impact of family history of Alzheimer's disease on age-related brain-behaviour of context memory at midlife
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
May 28 2015
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Hannaford Edwards
Title: “Parvalbumin neurons in the prefrontal cortex and reticular thalamus in a rat lesion model of schizophrenia
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivasta
May 28 2015
Room E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Irem Onay
Title: “Localization of visual areas in the human brain for color and motion perception investigated with TMS and visual psychophysics
Supervisor: Dr. K. Mullen
May 28 2015
Room L7-140 (Livingstone Wing), Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Candidacy Exam- Falisha Karpati
Title: “Brain and behavioural correlates of specialized training: dance versus music
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
May 26 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Candidacy Exam- Anna Garr
Title: “The neuroscience of moral cognition: data from vmPFC patients and psychopaths
Supervisor: Dr. I. Gold
May 25 2015
Room BT 100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jonathan Berken
Title: “Experience-dependent plasticity related to age of acquisition in the bilingual brain
Supervisor: Drs. V. Gracco & D. Klein
May 22 2015
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Marissa Maheu
Title: “Cellular plasticity in limbic brain regions of suicides
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
May 21 2015
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 3801 Uniersity

MSc Thesis Seminar- Anne Löffler
Title: “Worth the effort? Measuring component processes of effort-based decision making in lesion patients
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
May 21 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ambika Srinivasan
Title: “Regulatory mechanisms of ubiquitin-dependent cell death signalling, in Drosophila Melanogaster
Supervisor: Dr. P. Marker
May 20 2015
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Candidacy Exam- Elizabeth Ankudowich
Title: “Investigating functional network changes that underlie context memory and performance across the adult lifespan
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
May 19 2015
CIC Conference Room, Douglas Mental Health University Center, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Andrea Schreij
Title: “The function of LRRK2 in endosomal trafficking
Supervisor: Drs. T. Fon & P. McPherson
May 13 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defense- Veronika Zlatkina
Title: “Morphology of parietal sulci: Intraparietal sulcus, anterior intermediate parietal sulcus of Jensen, and postcentral sulcus with its relation to somatic sensory representations
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
May 12 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Aimee Chan
Title: “Neural correlates of the emergence of sleep and waking in chickens
Supervisor: Dr. M. Pompeiano
May 8 2015
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Dr. Penfield

MSc Thesis Seminar- Santiago Tovar-Perdomo
Title: “Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for MDD: Effects on Psychopathology, Decision-Making and Impulse Control
Supervisor: Dr. M. Berlim
May 8 2015
3rd Floor Meeting Room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6785 Lasalle

PhD Candidacy Exam- Daina Crafa
Title:Neuropsychiatry of context, culture and disorder
Supervisor: Drs. M. Brodeur & E. Jarvis
May 8 2015
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Romane Dufoix
Title:The role of the brain in mediating  the effects of prenatal maternal stress on cognitive and behavioural outcomes in early adolescents: Project Ice Storm
Supervisor: Drs. S. King & J. Pruessner 
May 7 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Txomin Lalanne
Title: “Synaptic-specific expression of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in neocortical inhibitory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
May 7 2015
Room L7-140, Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave.

MSc Candidacy Exam- Fernanda Perez Gay
Title: “Category learning, dimension reduction and categorical perception - Neurometric correlates
Supervisor: Dr. S. Harnad
May 7 2015
Room RM-07H, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, 3459 McTavish

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jacalyn Guy
Title: “A developmental Account of Visual Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Considering Local and Global Processes ”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
May 6 2015
Room 233, Education Building, 3700 McTavish

PhD Candidacy Exam- Ananda Sidarta 
Title: “Neural aspects of early motor learning
Supervisor: Dr. D. Ostry
May 4 2015
Room W2/3C, Stewart Biology Building, 1205 Dr. Penfield

April 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rochelle Herrington
Title:
Ictogenesis— Insights into the contribution of GABAergic mechanisms
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
April 29 2015
Room 601, Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Pine Ave. West

Candidacy Exam- Lauren Reynolds
Title:
“Amphetamine in adolescence reroutes mesolimbic dopamine axons to the prefrontal cortex via DCC signaling”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
April 23 2015
E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

MSc Thesis Seminar- Mei Huang
Title:
Impact of psychological distress on cognitive ability among geriatric outpatients
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
April 20 2015
2nd Floor Meeting Room, Allan Memorial Institute Gatehouse, 835 Pine Ave West

PhD Thesis Seminar- Ian Blum
Title:
Discovery of a novel rhythm generation process in the mammalian brain guided by lessons from the circadian timing system
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
April 10 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Kristina Deduck
Title:
“Modeling the Network-Based Spread of α-Synuclein Pathology in Parkinson’s Disease”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Bedell
April 10 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Michael Tibshirani
Title:
Alterations in epigenetic programs with cytosolic accumulation of ALS-linked RNA-binding protein FUS
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
April 10 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Mathieu Boulanger
Title:
Gaze control in head-unrestrained subjects: effects of mechanical, electrical and visual perturbations on eye, head and gaze trajectories
Supervisor: Dr. Dan Guitton
Co-supervisor: Dr. Christopher Pack
April 10 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Seqian Wang
Title:
The parallel decline of the Hippocampus in Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa
April 8, 2015
Conference room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, 6825 boulevard Lasalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Sebastien Tremblay
Title:
Attentional filtering of visual information in the primate prefrontal cortex
Supervisor: Dr. J. Martinez-Trujillo
April 8 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Yashar Zeighami
Title:
“Neurodegenerative disease targets brain intrinsic networks”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
April 1 2015
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Sevan Mattie
Title:
“Uncovering the molecular mechanism of mitochondrial fusion”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
April 1 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

March 2015

MSC Thesis Seminar- Amy Wong
Title:
Supervisor: Dr. K. Cullen
March 30 2015Room 519, McIntyre Medical building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kate Rath-Wilson
Title:

Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
March 30 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Johannes Kacerovsky
Title:
“Mitochondrial trafficking in astrocytes”
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
March 24 2015
Room L7-525, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar

PhD Oral Defence- Rui Li
Title:
Distinct cytokine-defines human B cell subsets in health and disease
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bar-Or
March 23 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Anna Polosa
Title:
Short and long term structural and functional consequences of bright light exposure in developing and mature rat retinas”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Lachapelle
March 20, 2015
Room EM 02225, Bloc E, RI-MUHC, Glen site, 1001 Decarie

PhD Oral Defence- Robyn McAdam
Title:
Role of the synaptotagmin 1 – dynamin 1 interaction in secretory vesicle recycling
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
March 10 2015
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lisa Kirsch
Title:
Perceptual Grouping and Binocular Rivalry: Investigating the Neural Substrates of Visuospatial Integration
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mendola
March 6, 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Oral Defence- Haider Altimimi
Title:
Mechanisms and in vivo functions for Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha-dependent non-Hebbian synaptic plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
March 5 2015
Montreal General Hospital, L7-140, 1650 Cedar Avenue

February 2015

Candidacy Exam- Natasha Saviuk
Title: “The influence of mTOR dependent 4E-BP signaling on cerebellar LTD”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Haghighi
February 27 2015
Room 1346, McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler

MSc Thesis Seminar- Mackenzie Michell-Robinson
Title: “The effects of fumarate treatment on myeloid cells in multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. J. Antel
February 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sylvia Josephy
Title:
TrkA as a pharmacological target to modulate memory formation
Supervisor: Dr. H.U. Saragovi
February 13 2015
Room 6.2, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jenea Bin
Title:Elucidating the role of netrin-1 expressed by oligodendrocytes in myelin maintenance
Supervisor: Dr. Tim Kennedy
February 4 2015
Room 124, Montreal Neurological institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Karine Doiron
Title: “Mitochondrial SUMOylation in Innate Immunity and Cell Death”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
February 3 2015
Room D13, Lyman Duff building 3775 University               

MSc Thesis Seminar- Natasha Feier
Title: “Assessing mean diffusivity in gray matter regions in fibromyalgia patients”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
February 3 2015
Room 3001, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield

PhD Thesis Seminar- Yang Ding
Title:Vulnerability to Suicidal Behaviour: Exploring Cognitive and Neuroimaging Biomarkers among Suicide Attempters and First Degree Relatives
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
February 2 2015
2nd floor conference room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, 6875 LaSalle

January 2015

PhD Thesis Seminar- Karen Lai Wing Sun
Title:Signal transduction mechanisms underlying Netrin-1 mediated chemoattraction
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
January 30 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Kristen Heard
Title: “Resolving the roles of Inhibitor of Apoptosis (IAP) proteins in cell death and survival”
Supervisor: Dr. Phil Barker
January 28 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University Street

PhD Thesis Seminar- Jie Xu
Title:Starvation-induced phosphorylation of the exchange factor DENND3 by Unc-51-like kinase activates Rab12 inducing autophagy
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
January 26 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Zahra Shiri
Title: “Specific neuronal networks responsible for different seizure onset types”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
January 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Jonathan Dubois
Title: “In vivo assessment of metabotropic glutamate receptor type 5 abnormalities in patients with focal epilepsy and malformations of cortical development”
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
January 23 2015
Room 100, Brain Tumor Research Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Patrick McCamphill
Title:Bidirectional regulation of eEF2 phosphorylation controls synaptic plasticity by decoding neuronal activity patterns.”
Supervisor: Dr. Wayne Sossin
January 23 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Lea Perret
Title:Unraveling norepinephrine function in stress susceptibility and resilience
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
January 22, 2015
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

PhD Thesis Seminar- Pariya Salami
Title:High-Frequency Oscillations (HFOs: 80-500 Hz), ictogenesis and epileptogenesis.”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
January 21 2015
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Martin Munz
Title:
Patterned visual stimulation drives rapid structural and functional
plasticity in the retinotectal projection

Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
January 16 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Ana Tryfon
Title:Auditory-motor synchronization in typical development and children with autism spectrum disorder: behavioral and brain correlates
Supervisor: Dr. K. Hyde
January 13 2015
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSC Thesis Seminar- Adam Kendal
Title:Neural basis of guilt: A quantitative meta-analysis of functional imaging studies
Supervisor: Dr. F. Jollant
January 12 2015
3rd floor meeting room, FBC Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

Candidacy Exam- Marie-Eve Hoeppli
Title: “Cerebral representations of muscle pain and fatigue induced by physiological activation of metabesensitive and mechanosensitive afferent fibers”
Supervisor: Dr. P Schweinhardt
January 7 2015
Room 3010, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield

December 2014

Candidacy Exam- Selin Neseliler
Title: “The effects of stress, energy balance and personality on the brain circuits of food intake”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Dagher
December 17 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University, H3A 2B4

Candidacy Exam- Charles Behr
Title: “High frequency oscillations in pilocarpine-treated rats: from physiology to mesial temporal lobe epilepsy”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 15 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Marouane Ouhnana
Title: “Context influences on the perception of ambiguous Figures”
Supervisor: Dr. F. Kingdom
December 15 2014
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sekoul Krastev
Title: “Liberal Partisanship Affects Information Gathering in Political Choice as Assessed by Eye Movements"
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
December 15, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Aaron Johnstone
Title: “Investigation of Nox complex signaling in developmental axon degeneration”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
December 11 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Susana Torres-Platas
Title:
“Cerebral inflammation in depression and suicide”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
December 11, 2014
2nd floor conference Room, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Sahar Jaffal
Title:Role and mechanisms of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in increasing the surface availability of the pain receptor TRPV1 and its consequences in nociceptor sensitization and inflammatory pain”
December 11, 2014
Room H7.03, Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West

Candidacy Exam- Sabrina Semmler
Title: “The role of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase mutations in the failure of mitochondrial quality control in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis”
Supervisor: Dr. H. McBride
December 10 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar- Rhalena Thomas
Title:
“LGI1 is a novel NgR1 ligand that antagonizes myelin-based growth inhibition and regulates synapse formation.”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
December 10, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

PhD Thesis Seminar: Shabnam Hamidi
Title: “Role of GABAA receptor signalling in ictogenesis and high frequency oscillations (80-500 Hz)”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
December 10 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Angelica Torres Berrio
Title: “Do variations in dcc confer differential susceptibility to depression-like behaviors in humans and mice?”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Flores
December 10, 2014
Douglas Hall, Room Maurice Forget (C-2104), Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Lasalle

PhD Oral Defence- Laurent Methot
Title:
“Regulation of mammalian cerebral cortex development by Nuclear Factor-kappaB”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
December 9, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam- Daniel Morales
Title:Molecular Mechanisms of ephrin-Netrin Synergy in Axon Guidance”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Kania
December 4 2014
Room 7650, Institut De Recherche Clinique De Montreal, 110 Avenue des Pins Ouest

PhD Oral Defence- Horia Pribiag
Title: “Regulation of inhibitory neurotransmission by tumor necrosis factor-alpha and by homeostatic synaptic plasticity”
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
December 3, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue

PhD Oral Defence: Sebastien Ricoult
Title: “Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients”
Supervisors: Drs. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker
December 2 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

Candidacy Exam: Sujay Neupane
Title:
“The properties and mechanisms of receptive field remapping in primate area V4"
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
December 1 2014
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

November 2014

PhD Oral Defence- Karl Grenier
Title:
Characterization of PINK1 processing and import into the mitochondrion and of its role in mitophagy”
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
November 27, 2014
De Grandpré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

PhD Oral Defence- Joseph Kam
Title:
“Neogenin is required for cellular differentiation during embryogenesis”
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
November 26, 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Candidacy Exam- Justin Miron
Title:
“Involvement of CDK5RAP2, PPP2R1A and TLR4 as genetic risk factors for the late onset form of Alzheimer’s disease”             
Supervisor: Dr. J. Poirier
November 25, 2014
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard)

Candidacy Exam- Soheila Samiee
Title:
“A real-time imaging approach to therapeutic neurofeedback”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Baillet
November 25, 2014
Room NW 125, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

PhD Oral Defence: Tony Lim
Title:
“The role of vascular dysfunction in neuropathic pain”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
November 24, 2014
Room M/48, Strathcona Anatomy Building (3640 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Lauren Georgy
Title:
“Retinotopic mapping of the remaining visual cortex in hemispherectomy subjects with blindsight”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
November 24, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Thesis Seminar- Jeffrey Wieskopf
Title:
The involvement of Chrna6 and Pcsk6 in chronic pain behaviour in mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
November 20, 2014
Room N/7-39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Docteur Penfield)

PhD Oral Defence- Guillaume Ducharme
Title:
“GABAergic control of hippocampal theta rhythm in health and disease”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
November 12, 2014
Room E-3517, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd)

Thesis Seminar- Steven Cordeiro Matos
Title:
HCN cation channels as modulators of information processing in the medial prefrontal cortex
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
November 11, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Julien Ouellet
Title:
Improving Decision-Making and Impulse Control with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) over the Orbitofrontal Cortex (OFC): A Randomized and Sham-Controlled Study
Supervisor: Dr. M. Berlim
November 7, 2014
Room F-2119, Frank B. Common Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Boulevard LaSalle

PhD Oral Defence- Valerie Higenell
Title:
Eph/Ephrin interactions and NMDA receptor-dependent plasticity mechanisms guide visual system development in Xenopus laevis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
November 6, 2014
De GrandPré Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 University)

Candidacy Exam- Ibrahim Kays
Title:
“A system for quantitation of endogenous protein production in single cells in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
November 6, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)

PhD Oral Defence- Michele Zeinieh
Title:
“A p75NTR signaling cascade activates small GTPases to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Barker
November 5, 2014
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

Thesis Seminar- Martha Shiell
Title:
Investigation into the mechanisms of cross-modal reorganization after deafness using magnetic resonance imaging”
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre
November 5, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University

October 2014

Candidacy Exam- Scott Holmes
Title:
“Conflict monitoring in multiple sclerosis: signaling the need for    cognitive control over disease burden
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
October 31, 2014
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University)

Thesis Seminar- Ian Mahar
Title:
“The influence of neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling on hippocampal neurogenesis and affective regulation”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
October 17, 2014
Dobell B-2151, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 boulevard LaSalle)

Thesis Seminar- Jill Rocchetti
Title:
“Dopaminergic modulation of synaptic plasticity, learning and memory in the mouse hippocampus”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Giros
October 14, 2014
Room E2205, Perry building 2nd floor, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 boulevard LaSalle)

Candidacy Exam- Shirin Makihara
Title:
“How Sonic hedgehog regulates cytoskeletal changes in axon guidance”
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
October 9, 2014
Room 7805, Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montreal (110 Avenue des Pins Ouest)

Candidacy Exam- Yi Gao
Title:
“Investigating amblyopic deficits in second-order processing and their causes with qCSF and noise analysis”
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
October 8, 2014
H4.14-07, Royal Victoria Hospital (687 Avenue des Pins Ouest)

Thesis Seminar- Sonia Jego
Title:
MCH system: Implication for sleep modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A. Adamantidis
October 7, 2014
CIC conference room, Douglas Institute, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard

Thesis Seminar- Haider Altimimi
Title:
Mechanisms and in vivo functions for Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha-dependent non-Hebbian plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
October 3, 2014
Montreal General Hospital, Livingston wing, L7-309 (1650 Cedar Avenue)

 

September 2014

Candidacy Exam- Edward Wilson
Title:
“Lithium promotes neuroplastic repair in transgenic rat model of Alzheimer’s”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Cuello
September 26, 2014
Room 220, McIntyre Medical Building

Candidacy Exam- Robert La Piana
Title:
“Genetic, clinical and neuroradiological characterization of new forms of hereditary leukoencephalopathies”
Supervisor: drs. B. Brais & D. Tampieri
September 23, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute

Candidacy Exam- Sebastien Tremblay
Title:
“Neural ensemble correlates of visual attention in the primate prefrontal cortex”
Supervisor: Drs. J. Martinez Truijillo & M. Petrides
September 12, 2014
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

Candidacy exam- Andrew Kaplan
Title:
“Regulation of axon guidance and regeneration by 14-3-3 adaptor proteins”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
September 11, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Jennifer Robinson
Title:
“The Role of Glutamatergic Neurons in the Medial Septum and Across the Hippocampal Network”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
September 9, 2014

PhD Thesis Seminar- Khanh (Ken) Nguyen
Title:
“BDNF-TrkB trophic support of neuronal subpopulations in the basal ganglia”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
September 5, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

August 2014

Candidacy Exam- Richard Boyce
Title:
“Optogenic investigation into the role of septal GABAergic neuronal activity during REM sleep in learning and memory”
Supervisor: Drs. Williams & Adamantidis
August 26, 2014
Room GH-2101, CIC Building, Douglas Mental Health Institute, 6875 Blvd. Lasalle

Candidacy Exam- Robert Gulli
Title:
“Deciphering the hippocampal codes for associative memory and navigation through virtual space in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Martinez-Trujillo
August 22, 2014
Room 1019, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

MSc Seminar- Amit Goel
Title:
“N-acetyl-cysteine Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in a Developmental Model of Schizophrenia”
Supervisor: Dr. L. Srivastava
August 21, 2014
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Institute

Candidacy Exam- Kathryn Vaillancourt
Title:
“Differential DNA methylation in the striatum of individuals with cocaine dependence”
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
August 7, 2014
Frank B. Common Pavilion, F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle Blvd.)

July 2014

PhD Oral Defence- Sergio Dominguez-Lopez
Title:
“Characterization of the Monoaminergic Neurotransmission across the Light-Dark Cycle”
Supervisor: Drs. G. Gobbi & M. Leyton
July 15, 2014
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Maxime Robert
Title: “The role of feedback on cognitive motor learning in children with cerebral palsy”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Levin
July 14, 2014
Rm 202, Hosmer House (3630 Sir William Osler)

Candidacy Exam- Victor Mocanu
Title: “The effects of infragranular layers on neurophysiological and hemodynamic activity”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Shmuel
July 11, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

PhD Oral Defense- Vedrana Cvetkovska
Title: “Regulated expression of Down Syndrome cell adhesion molecule controls precise synaptic targeting”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
July 8, 2014
Livingston L7-140, Montreal General Hospital

 

PhD Oral Defense- David Maillet
Title: “Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
July 7, 2014
Douglas Hall Amphitheater, Douglas Hospital (6875 Lasalle)

Candidacy Exam- Shabnam Hamidi
Title: “Role of GABA-A receptor signaling in ictogenesis an in modulation of high frequency oscillation”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
July 7, 2014
Rm 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Jeremy Landry
Title: “Neuronal populations involved in prenatal response to hypoxia: cFos expression in late-gestation chick embryos”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Pompeiano
July 2, 2014
Stewart Biology Building (1205 Doctor Penfield)

June 2014

PhD Oral Defense- Olubunmi Akinpelu
Title: “High-frequency otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Daniel and Dr. W.R.J. Funnel
June 30, 2014
Rm D-162 Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 rue Tupper)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Antoine Leuzy
Title: “In vivo quantification of glutamatergic vulnerability in patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal demential”
Supervisor: Dr. P. Rosa-Neto
June 30, 2014
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (6825 Lasalle Blvd)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Robert Nahas
Title: “Quantification of inhibitory terminals apposing on lamina I spino-parabrachial projection neurons in a rat model of neuropathic pain”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ribeiro da Silva
June 26, 2014
Rm 1346, McIntyre Medical Building

 

Candidacy Exam- Maxime Parent
Title: “Multimodal biomarker assessment of a transgenic rat model of Alzheimer’s disease”
Supervisor: P. Rosa-Neta
June 27, 2014
McGill Centre for Studies in Aging (6825 Lasalle Blvd)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Ryan Cross
Title: “The role of Src family kinases and AKT in malignant glioma invasion”
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Petrecca
June 23, 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Diana Kwon
Title: “Age-related changes in fMRI activity and cortical thickness in the prefrontal cortex during episodic memory tasks in middle vs. young adults”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
June 25 2014
CIC Pavilion, 2nd floor meeting room, Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam- Kangjoo Lee
Title: “Development of multimodal analysis of abnormal functional hub organization in the brain: application in epilepsy”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Groca and Dr. J Gotman
June 25, 2014
Room 333, Duff Medical Building (3775 University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Laurent Methot
Title : “Regulation of neural progenitor cell biolgy in the developing mammalian cerebral cortex by the NF-kB pathway”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 20, 2014
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

Candidacy Exam- Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan
Title : “ Potential olfactory identification as a buomarker in Alzheimer’s disease prevention trials.”
Supervisor: Dr. J. Breitner
June 19, 2014
Perry second floor conference room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6825, Lasalle Blvd.)

 

Candidacy Exam- Chiu-An Lo
Title: “Quantification of protein expression levels in single cells in vivo”
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
June 17, 2014
Room L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Ave)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Karen Fung
Title: “Molecular mechanisms underlying glioblastoma growth”
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
June 17, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam- Ricardo Alchini
Title: “The role of 14-3-3 proteins in axon guidance: the effects of this family of adaptor proteins in attractive axonal responses and facilitation of axonal regeneration”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
June 12, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Robyn McAdam
Title: “Role of synaptotagmin-dynamin interaction in secretory vesicle recycling”
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 16, 2014
Rm BT-100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar- Marissa Maheu
Title: “Cellular plasticity in limbic brain regions of suicides”
Supervisor: Dr. N. Mechawar
June 16, 2014
FBC Pavilion Rm F-2119, Douglas Institute (6875 Blvd Lasalle)

 

Candidacy Exam- Hanieh Toossi
Title: ”Homeostatic regulation of excitability in Orexin wake active, and MCH, sleep active, neurons through differential changes in inhibitory receptors following sleep deprivation and recovery”
Supervisor: Dr. B.E. Jones
June 10, 2014
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam- Mahmoudreza Ramin
Title : “Genetic dissection of aggressive behavior in Drosophila”
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
June 6, 2014
Rm L7-140, Montreal General Hospital (1650, Cedar Ave)

 

Ph.D.Oral Defense- Jean-Francois Daneault
Title:“Spatial and temporal inter-limb coupling in advanced Parkinson’s disease”
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Co-supervisor: Dr. C. Duval
June 6, 2014
De Grandpre Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 rue University)

 

MSc Thesis Seminar- Sameaneh Chaychi
Title :Gener differences in structure and function of the normal retina and in models of oxidative retinopathies”
Supervisor: Pierre Lachapelle
June 9, 2014
5th Floor Seminar Rm, Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute (4060 St. Catherine W)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Elvis Cela
Title: A novel optogenetic kindling model of epilepsy
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
Jun. 5, 2014
Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam - Suna Jung
Title: “Visual Impairments following Neonatal Hypoxia-ischemia: Investigating the Role of Retinal Injury in Humans and Rats”
Supervisor:Drs. P. Lachapelle and P. Wintermark
June 4, 2014
5th Floor Seminar Room, Montréal Children's Hospital Research Institute (4060 Ste Catherine West, H3Z 2Z3)

MSc Seminar- Min Gi Cho
Title: “Early changes in the offspring mesolimbic dopaminergic system induced by perinatal maternal high-fat diet”
Supervisor: Dr. C.D. Walker
June 4, 2014
Perry Pavilion, Room E-2205, Douglas Institute

Ph.D. Oral Defense- Marcio De Paula
Title: “IGF-1 in Central and Peripheral Myelination”
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 2, 2014
Goodman Cancer Centre, Karp Conference Room (501), 1160 Pine Avenue West

Thesis Seminar- Rui Li
Title: “A novel GM-CSF+TNFαhighIL-6high human B cell subset is abnormally increased in patients with MS”
Supervisor:Dr. A. Bar-Or
June 2, 2014
Bell Room, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University, H3A2B4)

May 2014

MSc Thesis Seminar-Vikas Nehra
Title: “Quantitative parcellation of the cytoarchitectonic areas in the lower branch of the inferior arcuate sulcus of the macaque monkey”
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Petrides
May 30, 2014
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)


MSc Thesis Seminar- Shaleeza Kaderali
Title: “The effect of continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) of human brain areas MT+ and V1 on color and motion perception” 
Supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Mullen
May 29, 2014
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Armita Dehmoobadsharifabadi
Title: “Is human object recognition invariant to depth cues?”
Supervisor:Dr. Reza Farivar-Mohseni
May 27, 2014
Room 188 Montreal Neurological Institute

Candidacy Exam- Adele Tufford
Title: “Feedback between multiple types of photoreception in the mammalian retina”
Supervisor: Dr. M. Cayouette & Dr. Alanna Watt
May 22, 2014
Room 7650,Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal (110 Avenue Des Pins Ouest)

MSc Thesis Seminar- Matt Pokinko
Title:The effects of DCC on the development of prefrontal cortex dopamine connectivity determine behavioral responses to drugs of abuse
Supervisor: Dr. Cecilia Flores
May 21, 2014
FBC Pavilion Room 2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

MSc Seminar- Eva Gjerde
Title:
“Developmental Responses of the Lateral Hypothalamus to Leptin and Ghrelin in Neonatal Rats”
Supervisor:Dr. Claire-Dominique Walker
May 20, 2014
Perry Pavilion Room E2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute(6875 LaSalle Boulevard)

PhD Seminar-Jason Hamlin
Title:
The Function of Scyl1 in Neurodegenerative Disease
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
May 16, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Veronika Zlatkina
Title: Sulcal patterns and functional correlates in the parietal lobe of the human brain
Supervisor: Dr. M. Petrides
May 15, 2014
Room 282, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar- Tony Lim
Title: The vascular basis of neuropathic pain
Supervisor: Dr. J. Zhang
May 14, 2014
Room 3010 Genome Building (740 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

MSc. Seminar-Emily Irvine
Title: Controlling postsynaptic receptor expression as a model to investigate synaptic refinement
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cooper
May 13, 2014
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Building (3655 promenade Sir William Osler)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Sarah Rosen
Title: Complete Reversal of Neuropathic and Inflammatory Mechanical Allodynia in Pregnant Mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
May 12, 2014
Room N7/39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Lucas Tamayo Orrego
Title: Hedgehog signaling induces DNA damage and promotes medulloblastoma progression
Supervisor: Dr. F. Charron
May 8, 2014
Room 7615, Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal (110 Avenue des Pins Ouest)June 2014

PhD Seminar-Joseph Kam
Title: Role of neogenin in olfactory epithelium development
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
May 8, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Mai Sater
Title: The Role of DRR in Brain Cancer Invasion, Stemness and Therapeutics
Supervisor: Dr. K. Petrecca
May 7, 2014
Bell Room , MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Candidacy Exam-Jonathan Berken
Title: Language Experience and Bilingual Brain Organization: A Neuroimaging Perspective
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco & Dr. D. Klein
May 16, 2014
Room 282, MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Karl Grenier
Title: Characterization of PINK1 import and its impact in Parkin/PINK1-dependent mitophagy
Supervisor: Dr. T. Fon
May 5, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

April 2014

PhD Seminar-Sebastien Ricoult
Title: Axonal Migration and Turning Investigated through Surface-bound Digital Nanodot Gradients
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy & D. Juncker
Apr. 30, 2014
Room 3010 Genome Building (740 Avenue Dr. Penfield)

PhD Seminar-Robert Juster
Title: Biological sex and socio-cultural gender in relation to glucocorticoid functioning and allostatic load
Supervisor: Dr. S. Lupien & J. Pruessner
Apr. 29, 2014
Conference Room, Aging Centre, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd)

MSc. Seminar-Greta Thompson-Steckel
Title: A novel post-synaptic role for DCC in synaptic plasticity in the adult mammalian hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
Apr. 25, 2014
Bell Room , MNI (3801 University Street)

PhD Seminar-Horia Pribiag
Title: Regulation of GABAergic neurotransmission by mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity
Supervisor: Dr. D. Stellwagen
Apr. 14, 2014

PhD Candidacy Exam-Julia Nantes
Title: Neurotransmitter abnormalities in multiple sclerosis: Relation to structural brain damage and symptom severity
Supervisor: Dr. L. Koski
Ap. 14, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue)  

PhD Candidacy Exam-Melanie Segado
Title: Auditory-Motor Integration in Cello Players
Supervisor: Dr. R. Zatorre & Dr. V. Penhune
Apr. 14, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

M.Sc Seminar- Lisa Kluen
Title:
Testing the Dual-System Theory of Decision-Making: A Pilot Study using Electroencephalography (EEG)
Supervisor: Dr. F. Jollant
Apr. 9, 2014
Conference Room, FBC Pavilion Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle BLVD)

Ph.D. Seminar- Michele Zeinieh
Title:
A p75NTR-NRAGE-NEDD9 signaling pathway activates small GTPases to regulate cytoskeletal dynamics and glioma invasion
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
Apr. 8, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Laureline Arnaud
Title:
Perception de la parole chez les aveugles congénitaux: corrélats anatomiques, fonctionnels et comportementaux
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco
Apr. 4, 2014
Room 101, Rabinovitch House (3640 Rue de la Montagne)

Ph.D. Oral Defense- Patrick Mineault
Title
Parametric modelling of visual cortex at multiple scales
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
Apr. 3, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

 

 

 

March 2014

Ph.D. Seminar- Kyoko Konishi
Title:
The role of genes and virtual navigational strategies in healthy aging
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
Mar. 25, 2014
Room F-2119, FBC Pavilion Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle BLVD)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Camille Juzwik
Title:
Immune cell influences on neuronal viability and repair in multiple sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. A. Fournier
Mar. 21, 2014
Room BT-100, MNI (3801 University Street)

M.Sc Seminar- Hannah Schubloom
Title:
AEffects of pair bond quality on female physiology and behavior in the Zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Woolley
Mar. 20, 2014
Room S2/2, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Dr. penfield)

Ph.D. Candidacy Exam- Reesha Raja
Title:
AMIGO regulates the targeting of olfactory receptor neuron axons to the olfactory bulb
Supervisor: Dr. J-F. Cloutier
Mar. 14, 2014
Room BT 100, MNI(3801 University Street)

 

Ph.D. Seminar- Vedrana Cvetkovsaka
Title:
Regulated expression of Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule controls precise synaptic targeting
Supervisor: Dr. B. Chen
Mar. 13, 2014
Room L7- 140, Montreal Gerneal Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue) 

 

MSc Seminar - Alexandre Boutet
Title:
The neurotrophin hypothesis: is neuronal rescue in Huntington’s disease possible?
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Mar. 13, 2014
Penfield Pavilion, Room 188 MNI(3801 University Street)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Rezwan Ghassemi
Title:
 MRI measures of brain injuries in children with Multiple Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
Mar. 12, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Megan Mahabir
Title:
The functional neuroanatomy of post-Traumatic stress disorder following the reduction of traumatic memory reconsolidation using propranol
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
Mar. 10, 2014
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Blv LaSalle)

 

February 2014

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Rajeet Saluja
Title:
 Functional MRI in the evaluation of children post concussion
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
Feb. 26, 2014, 1:00 p.m. 
Residents' Room, 14th Floor, Montreal General Hospital, (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Orel Shuker
Title: Novel roles for neurotrophins in the dopaminergic motor system
 
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Feb 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. 
Room 282, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Valerie Higenell
Title:
 Visual Map Formation and Maintenance in  Xenopus Laevis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
Feb. 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. 
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - David Maillet
Title:
 Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Feb. 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
CIC Pavilion, Room GH-1103,Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle.)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Alby-Real Richard
Title:
 
The interaction of visual perception and saccadic eye movements
Supervisors: Dr. D. Guitton and Dr. C. Pack
Feb. 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Moon Jeong Cho
Title: 
Attenuation of Egr-1 Induced Apoptosis by Inhibition of p53 and its possible Implication in Alzheimer’s Disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
Feb 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. 
Room Bloomfield Centre, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (3999 Cote Ste. Catherine)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Kristen Marcellus
Title:
Elucidating the role of Cystatin C in Alzheimer’s disease Pathology
Supervisor: Dr. H. Paudel
Feb 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Room F6.2, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital (3999 Cote Ste. Catherine)

 

January 2014

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Patrick Mineault
Title:
 Mechanisms of Selectivity in intermediate visual areas revealed by parametric modeling
Supervisor: Dr. C.Pack
Jan. 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Ayda Tavitian
Title: Effects of Astrocytic Overexpression of Heme Oxygenase-1 on Brain Maturation
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
Jan. 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Lecture Hall, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (3755 Chemin de la Cote-Sainte-Catherine) .

 

Ph.D. Defence - Scott Cameron
Title:
 The role of the novel immunoglobulin superfamily protein Borderless in Drosophilia visual system development
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
Jan. 17, 2014, 1:15 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Candidacy Exam - Txomin Lalanne
Title: Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in neocortical inhibitory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sjostrom
Jan. 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Fahd AlSubaie
Title: 
Location vs. motor outcome in Subthalamic Nucleus Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease patients 
Supervisor: Dr. A. Sadikot
Jan 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. 
Room 124, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

2013

December 2013

Candidacy Exam - Rola Dali
Title: Molecular mechanisms regulating glioblastoma tumorigenesis
Supervisor: Dr. S. Stifani
Dec. 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Shireen Sindi
Title: 
Determinants of stress reactivity and memory performance in older adults
Supervisors: Dr. S. Lupien and Dr. J. Pruessner
Dec. 10, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Candidacy Exam - Louisa Dahmani
Title: 
Prefrontal Cortex contribution to virtual navigation strategies
Supervisor: Dr. V. Bohbot
Dec. 9, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
FBC Pavilion, Room F-2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Candidacy Exam - Michael Lifshitz
Title: Neural dynamics of compassion
Supervisor: Dr. A. Raz
Dec. 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room NW125, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Sejal Davla
Title: Investigating development and function of neuropil-associated glia in the drosophila CNS
Supervisor: Dr. D. Van Meyel
Dec. 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Candidacy Exam - Erin Nuro
Title: What is the role of fragile-X related protein 1 (FXR1P) in brain plasticity?
Supervisor: Dr. K. Murai
Dec. 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Livingstone Hall, L7-140, Montréal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Jennifer Goldman
Title:
 The role of netrin-1 in cortical development
Supervisor: Dr. T.Kennedy
Dec. 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
DeGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Jean-Francois Daneault
Title:
 Spatial and temporal aspects of bimanual    coordination in Parkinson’s disease
Supervisors: Dr. A. Sadikot and Dr. C. Duval
Dec. 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
McConnell Pavilion Room 124, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Hazim Alkhani
Title: Interrogation of pain pathways using chemogenetics
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
Dec. 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

November 2013

Candidacy Exam - Sriram Jayabal
Title: Impact of developmental miswiring on the cerebellar disorder spinocerebellar ataxia type6 (SCA6)
Supervisor: Dr. A. Watt
Nov. 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room, 132, Bellini Life Science Complex (3649 Promenade Sir William Osler).

 

PhD Thesis Seminar - Olubunmi Akinpelu
Title:
 High frequency versus low frequency otoacoustic emissions: application in newborn hearing screening
Supervisors: Dr. S. Daniel and Dr. R. Funnell
Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Room D152, Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 Tupper Street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Nadya Nossova
Title:
Regulation of connecdenn family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors
Supervisor: Dr. P. McPherson
Nov 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Penfield Pavilion Room 188, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Kevin Casey
Title:
 Vulnerability to substance abuse: The striatal dopamine response to drug challenge
Supervisor: Dr. M. Leyton
Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Room 138: Ludmer Research and Training Building (1033 Avenue des Pins Ouest).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Cindy Hovington
Title: 
Understanding persistent negative symptoms in first episode psychosis: Implementing neurocognitive and neuroanatomical approaches
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
Bowerman Room (B-1127), Dobell Pavillion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Annie Duchesne
Title: 
Physiological, neural and affective responses to social evaluative stress in men and women: a question of context and menstrual cycle phases
Supervisor: Dr. J. Pruessner
Nov 6, 2013, 1:15 p.m.
Room W7/21, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield).

 

Candidacy Exam - Yumaine Chong
Title:
How activity shapes neural circuits by regulating synaptic competition and elimination
Supervisor: Dr. E. Cooper
Nov.5, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Building(3655 Promenade Sir William Osler)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Pauline Luczynski
Title:
Hemisphere-specific effects of chronic stress on rat prefrontal cortical function and dendritic morphology
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
Nov 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion Room K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Anne-Julie Chabot-Dore
Title: 
Circadian and sleep-wake dependent regulation of heart rate variability in humans
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
Nov 1, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

 

October 2013

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Kyle St. Louis
Title:
Investigation of the novel small molecule HSP90 inhibitor, NXD30001, in a mouse model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Supervisor: Dr. H. Durham
Oct 31, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Philippe Boudreau
Title: 
Circadian and sleep-wake dependent regulation of heart rate variability in humans
Supervisor: Dr. D. Boivin
Oct 21, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Juliana Hutter
Title:
Impact of amyloid-β overexpression on glucocorticoid-related regulation of glutamatergic receptors’ function in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. T.P. Wong
Oct 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room E-2205, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Nadia Houri
Title: 
Proteolytic processing of the cell adhesion molecule coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR)
Supervisor: Dr. J. Nalbantoglu
Oct 10, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bell Room, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Jeffrey Wieskopf
Title:
Involvement of novel genes in chronic pain behaviour in mice
Supervisor: Dr. J. Mogil
Oct.8, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room N7-39, Stewart Biology Building (1205 Avenue Docteur Penfield)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Eman Dashti
Title:
Role of Receptor Mediated Endocytosis-8, a Novel Parkinson’s Disease Gene, in Mitochondrial Quality Control
Supervisor: Dr. E. Fon
Oct 8, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
de Grandpre Communications Centre, Montréal Neurological Institute (3801 University street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Micaela Das Gupta
Title: 
Trafficking and activity-dependent regulation of sodium/proton exchanger 9 (NHE9) in the mouse hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney and Dr. J. Orlowski
Oct 4, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room 330, Bellini Building (3649 Promenade Sir William Osler)

 

September 2013

PhD Thesis Seminar - David Verbich
Title:
Dendritic spine plasticity in the hippocampus depends on spine microanatomy and interactions with astrocytes
Supervisor: Dr. A. McKinney
Sept 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Karp Conference Centre Room 501, Cancer Research Centre (1160 Avenue Des Pins Ouest)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Carine Parent
Title:
Maternal effects on the neuroimmune response in the adult rat
Supervisor: Dr. M. Meaney
Sept 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion, Room K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Linda Horwood
Title:
Sleep in children with cerebral palsy
Supervisor: Dr. M. Shevell & Dr. E. Constantin
Sept 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Room E-303, Montreal Children’s Hospital (2300 Tupper Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Benjamin Elgie
Title:
Sensorimotor control and learning processes during normal and perturbed speech production
Supervisor: Dr. V. Gracco and Dr. S. Baum
Sept 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room 101, Rabinovitch House (3640 De La Montagne)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Karina Borja
Title: 
The association between age-related decreases in D1 receptor density and cognition
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Sept 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. 
CIC Pavilion 2nd Floor Meeting Room, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Farhan Khawaja
Title:
Hierarchical transformations of sensory inputs along the primate dorsal visual pathway
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
Sept 17, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - David Maillet
Title:
Investigating the role of default-mode network during memory formation in young and older adults
Supervisor: Dr. N. Rajah
Aug 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
CIC Pavilion Room 2101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle, Verdun, Quebec, H4H 1R2)

 

August 2013

Ph.D. Defence - Derek Lupinsky
Title: 
Hemispheric mechanisms regulating the medial prefrontal cortical glutamate response to stress
Supervisor: Dr. A. Gratton
Aug 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Lindsay Naef
Title: 
Long-term consequences of early exposure to high-fat on mesolimbic dopamine, hypothalamic pituitaryadrenal activity and behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. C-D. Walker
Aug 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Bowerman Room, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Jessica Sudbury
Title:
Thermosensing in hypothalamic osmoregulatory circuits
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
Aug 8, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
L7. 140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Katrina Choe
Title: 
Effects of chronic hypernatremia on osmoreceptor and baroreceptor control of supraoptic neurons
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
Aug 2, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
L7. 140, Montreal General Hospital (1650 Cedar Avenue).

 

July 2013

Ph.D. Defence - Jacob Hascalovici
Title:
Heme Oxygenase-1/sterol interactions in Alzheimer’s disease
Supervisor: Dr. H. Schipper
July 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bloomfield Auditorium, Lady Davis Institute (3755 Cote Ste-Catherine Road).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Dave Checknita
Title: 
Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter methylation and impulsive aggression in an offender population with antisocial personality disorder
Supervisor: Dr. G. Turecki
July 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Frank B. Common Pavilion 2119, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Peter Helfer
Title:
 
Computational Modeling of Memory Reconsolidation
Supervisor: Dr. T. Schultz
July 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. 
Room N7/14, Stewart Biology Building (1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield)

 

Ph.D. Defence - Wiam Belkaid
Title: 
Using in vivo and in vitro tools to investigate the role of adhesion in cellular morphogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. E. Ruthazer
July 8, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
DeGrandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Rochelle Herrington
Title:
 
Role of Neurosteroids in Ictogenesis, Epilectogenesis and in the Modulation of High Frequency Oscillations (80-500 Hz)
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
July 5, 2013, 1:00 p.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Melissa Maguire
Title:
The influence of Context on the recognition of objects in healthy controls and schizophrenia
Supervisor: Dr. M. Brodeur
July 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Frank B. Common Pavilion 2119, The Douglas Mental Health Institute (6875 Boulevard LaSalle)

 

Candidacy Exam - Avinash Vaidya
Title:
 
Testing the role of orbitofrontal cortex in attention
Supervisor: Dr. L. Fellows
July 5, 2013, 9:00 a.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Kate Rath-Wilson
Title:
 
Visuo-oculo-motor mechanisms in hemidecorticate subjects
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
July 4, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room BT100, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

June 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Jiwon Shin
Title:
Efficiency of semantic processing measured by N400m and its correlation with anisotropy of the Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus
Supervisor: Dr. E. Kobayashi
June 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room 188, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 Rue University)

 

Candidacy Exam - Liu (Dave) Liu
Title: The Influence of Inhibitory Processes on Primate Visual Cortex Function
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
June 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street)

 

Candidacy Exam - Ian Blum
Title: The Dopaminergic Ultradian Oscillator
Supervisor: Dr. F. Storch
June 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Porteous Pavilion K-3325, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 Lasalle, Verdun, Quebec, H4H 1R2)

 

Candidacy Exam - Jacalyn Guy
Title: A developmental account of autistic perception: a way to understand the origin of social behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. A. Bertone
June 25, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 
Room 614, Education Building.

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Alexander Danco
Title:
 Beneficial effects of running exercise on disc degeneration and low back pain in mice
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
June 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Room 3001, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, (740 Dr. Penfield)


Ph.D. Defence - Barbara Radlinska
Title: In Vivo imaging of microstructural and molecular neurolasticity of fibre tracts in human subcortical stroke
Supervisor: Dr. A. Thiel
June 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
Bell Room Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Nasr Farooqi
Title: The role of microglia-neuron interactions in the regulation of retino-tectal circuit formation in vivo
Supervisor: Drs. E. Ruthazer and J. Antel
June 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
Room 124 Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Erin Fortier
Title:
 Circadian control of the adaptive immune system
Supervisor: Dr. N. Cermakian
June 19, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Katarina Stojkovic
Title: The role of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP2 in circadian rhythms and behaviour
Supervisor: Dr. N. Cermakian
June 18, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room E-3208, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).


Ph.D. Defence - Melissa Burt
Title: Investigating the effects of prenatal infection, a risk factor for Schizophrenia, on hippocampal N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor function in a rodent model
Supervisors: Drs. P. Boksa and T.P. Wong
June 17, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
Douglas Hall C-1101, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

Candidacy Exam - Huy-Binh Nguyen
Title: Modulation of Hippocampal Function by Maternal Care: Distinct Effects and Mechanisms in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus
Supervisor: Drs. M. Meaney and T.P. Wong
June 19, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 
Room E-3517, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Bryan Rourke
Title: The activation of PKC Apl II by serotonin in the sensory neurons of Aplysia californica
Supervisor: Dr. W. Sossin
June 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room BT100, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University)

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Cindy Hovington
Title:
 Defining Persistent Negative Symptoms and Identifying their Neurocognitive and Neuroanatomical Correlates
Supervisor: Dr. M. Lepage
June 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room F2119, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Hazim Alkhani
Title: Contribution of TRPC3 to calcium homeostasis and inflammatory nociceptive pathways in DRG sensory neurons
Supervisor: Dr. P. Seguela
June 6, 2013, 3:00 ap.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Adiel Mallik
Title: Design and Fabrication of a Transparent Upright Microscope Microfluidic Probe for Local Stimulation of Neurons
Supervisor: Dr. D. Juncker
June 6, 2013, 1:00 ap.m.
Room 3001, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, (740 Dr. Penfield)

 

Candidacy Exam - Phil Dickinson
Title: The Impact of Chronic Propanolol use on Emotional Memory
Supervisor: Drs. J. Pruessner and P. Bellec
June 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Conference Room, McGill Centre for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6825 LaSalle Boulevard).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Ilana Hanes
Title: Investigating DCC’s role in maintaining the axo-glial paranodal junction in the central nervous system
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
June 5, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

Candidacy Exam - Ariane Gagnon
Title: Burst Firing and Dendritic Release in Rat Supraoptic Nucleus Neurons
Supervisor: Dr. C. Bourque
June 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
Room L7 140, BTRC, Montreal General Hospital.

 

Candidacy Exam - Kuwook Cha
Title: Functional connectivity and spectral and temporal feature encoding in the human auditory cortex
Supervisor: Drs. R. Zatorre and M. Schoenwiesner
June 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
deGrandpre Communications Centre, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute, (3801 Rue University).

 

May 2013

Ph.D. Seminar - Scott Cameron
Title: Fine tuning of the novel protein Borderless in visual circuit assembly
Supervisor: Dr. Y. Rao
May 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room L7-140 at the Montreal General Hospital (1650 avenue Cedar)

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Maryam Ebrahimi
Title: Localization of potential negative regulators of cell cycle in mouse developing utricle
Supervisor: Dr. M. Vollrath
May 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room 1101, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building.

 

Ph.D. Defence - Marta Ceko
Title: The Role of Insula in Somatosensory Plasticity: MRI Studies in Human Subjects
Supervisor: Dr. P. Schweinhardt
May 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Room M48, Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, (3640 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2B2).

 

Candidacy Exam - Mathieu Gauvin
Title:
Time-Frequency Domain Analysis of the Human Photopic Electroretinogram: Method, Normative Data and Clinical Applications
Supervisor: Drs. P. Lachapelle and J-M. Lina
May 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room, Montréal Children's Hospital Research Institute, 4060 Ste Catherine West, H3Z 2Z3.

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Nicolas Sheppard-Jones
Title: Ocular impairment as a marker for mTBI in children and adolescents
Supervisor: Dr. A. Ptito
May 14, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Bell Room, BTRC, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Seminar - Anne-Julie Chabot-Doré
Title:
Investigating opioid-adrenergic interactions at the spinal cord level.
Supervisor: Dr. L. Stone
May 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Room 3001, Genome Building (740 Dr. Penfield Ave.)

Candidacy Exam - Pariya Salami
Title: Role of high-frequency oscillations (80-500 Hz) in epileptogenesis & ictogenesis
Supervisor: Dr. M. Avoli
May 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room 282 at Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University).

Candidacy Exam - Sarah Konefal
Title: Role of TNFα‐mediated plasticity in the mechanisms of addiction
Supervisors: Dr. D. Stellwagen
May 1, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, room L7-140.

 

April, 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Rehan Umar
Title:
Agonist induced effects of SST1 receptor’s cell surface availability in the Rat Arcuate Nucleus
Supervisor: Dr. T. Stroh
April 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Ph.D. Defence - Jesse Jackson
Title:
The intrinsic generation and flow of rhythmic activity in the hippocampus
Supervisor: Dr. S. Williams
April 10, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room B2151 (Dobell), Douglas Hall, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.)

 

Ph.D. Defence - James Tsui
Title: The role of input nonlinearities in the primate visual system
Supervisor: Dr. C. Pack
April 5, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
Room 880, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University St.)

 

Ph.D. Seminar - Jessica Sudbury
Title: 
Thermosensing in Hypothalamic Osmoregulatory Circuits.
Supervisor: Dr. C. Borque
April 3, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Montreal General Hospital, room L7- 140.

 

March, 2013

Ph.D. Seminar - Rezwan Ghassemi
Title: 
MRI study of brain injury in children with multiple sclerosis.
Supervisor: Dr. D. Arnold
March 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room BT100, Montreal Neurological Institute Institute (3801 Rue University).

 

M.Sc. Seminar - Jessie Kulaga-Yoskovitz
Title: 
Hippocampal subfield volumetry in temporal lobe epilepsy
Supervisor: Dr. N. Bernasconi
March 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Room 124, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Cynthia Forlini
Title: Examining stakeholder perspectives and public understanding of the ethical and social issues of cognitive enhancement using methylphenidate
Supervisor: Dr. E. Racine and S. Gauthier
March 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m.Auditorium Jacques Genest, IRCM, (110 Ave des Pins Ouest)

 

February, 2013

Candidacy Exam - Seok Jun Hong
Title: Advanced Multimodal Imaging of Epileptogenic Malformations of Cortical Development
Supervisors: Dr. A. Bernasconi and Dr. N. Bernasconi
February 26, 2013, 9:30 p.m.
Room 282 at Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Katherine Horn
Title: Synaptic roles for developmental cues
Supervisor: Dr. T. Kennedy
February 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
De Grandpre Communications Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

 

Candidacy Exam - Sonia Jego 
Title: Optogenetic dissection of the MCH system: Implications for sleep state modulation
Supervisor: Dr. A. Adamantidis
February 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 
E-2205 Perry Building, Douglas Institute (6875 LaSalle Boulevard).

 

Ph.D. Defence - Julie Hanck 
Title: Examining age related changes in attention and perception in typically developing populations
Supervisors: Dr. K Cornish and Dr. J. Rochford
February 14, 2013, 2:45 p.m.
Room 519, Educatoin Building (3700 Rue McTavish).

 

January, 2013

M.Sc. Seminar - Kate Rath-Wilson
Title: Spatial localization abilities of a single hemisphere: A study of eye movement motor efference in hemidecorticate subjects
Supervisor: Dr. D. Guitton
January 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Room 282, Montreal Neurological Institute (3801 University Street).

Candidacy Exam - Megan Mahabir
Title: The functional neuroanatomy of post-traumatic stress disorder, following the reduction of memory reconsolidation using propranolol
Supervisor: Dr. A. Brunet
January 21, 2013, 11:00 a.m. 
E-2205, Perry Pavilion, Douglas Mental Health University Institute (6875 LaSalle Blvd.).

Candidacy Exam - Sebastien Ricoult
Title: Axonal migration and turning investigated through surface-bound digital nanodot gradients
Supervisor: Drs. T. Kennedy and D. Juncker
January 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. 
6001, Genome Building (740 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield).

Ph.D.