Seminars 2018-2019

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

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

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



Speaker and topic

May 15, 2019

Dr. Maxwell Heiman
Harvard Medical School
Title: TBA
Host: Keith Murai

May 8, 2019

Dr. Fred Kingdom
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

May 1, 2019

Dr. Amir Shmuel
Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: TBA
Host: Janine Mendola

Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Alessandra Angelucci
Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Title: TBA
Host: Janine Mendola

Mar 27, 2019

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

Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Stephen Lomber
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
Title: Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
Host: Kathy Mullen

Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Erik Herzog
Department of Biology, Washington University
Title: TBA
Host: Charles Bourque

Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Gordon Shepherd Jr.
Department of Physiology and NUIN, Northwestern University
Title: Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Host: Brian Chen

Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Ioannis Trakadis
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Title: Complex inheritance and Omics in clinical psychiatric genetics
Host: Keith Murai

Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Simon Ducharme
Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: Diagnostic biomarkers for behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: Current approach and future directions
Host: Keith Murai

Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Dan Feldman
Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Title: Inhibitory circuit mechanisms for homeostasis and autism in cerebral cortex
Host: Ed Ruthazer

Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Stephen Engel
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Title: Long-term Visual System Plasticity
Host: Kathy Mullen

Dec 5, 2018

Dr. Laurence Harris
Centre for Vision Research, York University
Title: The many varied roles of the vestibular system on earth and in space
Host: Fred Kingdom

Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Angela Roberts
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Title: Prefrontal Circuits Related to Anxiety and Anhedonia
Host: Keith Murai

Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Min Zhuo
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Title: Cortical plasticity for chronic pain and anxiety
Host: Yong Rao

Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Jaeda Coutinho-Budd
Department of Biology, University of Vermont
Title: Celullar and molecular mechanisms of neuron-glia interactions at neuronal cell bodies
Host: Don van Meyel

Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Nadia Gosselin
Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal
Title: Sleep and brain recovery after moderate to severe TBI
Host: Reza Farivar

Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Hovy Wong
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
Title: RNA trafficking and axonal local translation in visual circuit wiring
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Stuart Trenholm
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Title: Multiplexing within presynaptic network modules underlies flexible feature encoding in visual cortex
Host: Curtis Baker

Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Aurore Thomazeau
Mark Bear laboratory, Picower Institute, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA and Manzoni laboratory, INMED, INSERM UMR1249, Marseille, France
Title: Dissociating functional and structural synaptic plasticity
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Carole Escartin
CNRS, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay
Title: Deciphering the roles of reactive astrocytes in neurodegenerative diseases
Host: Keith Murai

Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Ciaran Murphy-Royal
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary
Title: Astrocytes regulate the central response to stress by limiting synaptic energy availability
Host: Luke Healy

Aug 8, 2018

Dr. Upinder Bhalla
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Karnataka, India
Title: Striking a fine balance: Mechansims for precise E-I balance and timing in the hippocampus probed using optical stimulation
Host: Aparna Suvrathan

Jul 23, 2018

Ms. Paméla Simard
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Title: Exploring the BRaIN: An Artist’s Protocol
Host: Keith Murai