Killam Seminar Series Past lectures


Date Speaker Lecture Host Register
September 5, 2023


September 12, 2023


September 19, 2023


September 26, 2023

Carsen Stringer

  Stuart Trenholm
October 3, 2023

Laura Airas

  Roberta La Piana
October 10, 2023

Angelo Iulianella

  Yang Zhou
October 17, 2023

Amit Zeisel

  Jean-François Poulin
October 24, 2023

Thomas Nevian
University of Bern

  Philippe Séguéla
October 31, 2023

Roberta Magliozza

  Jo Anne Stratton
November 7, 2023


November 13, 2023

Eric Ianson

Penfield Lecture  
November 14, 2023

Jeremy Dittman

  Wayne Sossin
November 21, 2023


November 28, 2023


Albert Aguayo Lecture  
December 5, 2023

Ting Xu

  Justine Clery
December 12, 2023


December 19, 2023


January 2, 2024


January 9, 2024      
January 16, 2024


January 23, 2024

Eric McDade
Professor of neurology at Washington University in St-Louis

  Rami Massie
January 30, 2024

Amal Saleh
Addis Ababa University

  Udunna Anazodo
February 13, 2024


February 20, 2024

Iain Clark
University of California, Berkeley

  Jo Anne Stratton
February 27, 2024

Ji-Young Youn

  Gary Armstrong
March 5, 2024


March 12, 2024

Professor Patricia Janak
John Hopkins School of Medicine

Herbert Jasper Lecture  
March 19, 2024

Lu-Yang Wang

  Yang Zhou
March 26, 2024

Rita Horvath

George Karpati Lecture  
April 2, 2024

Ron Yu

  Jean-François Cloutier
April 9, 2024

Marlene Behrmann

Dorothy J. Killam Lecture  
April 16, 2024

Helen Bateup

  Jean-François Poulin
April 23, 2024

Eric McDade

  Rami Massie
April 30, 2024

Nicholas Tran

  Alyson Fournier
May 7, 2024

Veronique Miron

  Roberta La Piana
May 14, 2024

Janine Bijsterbosch

  Bratislav Misic
May 21, 2024

Alan Pestronk

  Jason Karamchandani
May 28, 2024

Adam Thomas

  Jean-Baptiste Poline
June 4, 2024

Daniel Marguiles

  Boris Bernhardt
June 11, 2024

Jeehye Park

  Gary Armstrong
June 18, 2024

Alexandre Boutet

  Abbas Sadikot
June 25, 2024

Andreas Horn

  Abbas Sadikot


Date Speaker Lecture Host Register
September 6, 2022


September 13, 2022


September 20, 2022


September 27, 2022

Genevieve David
Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public, CHUM Research Centre

"Engaging patient partners in research: from grant application to governance" Stuart Trenholm
October 4, 2022


Penfield Lecture  
October 11, 2022

Neville Sanjan,  New York Genome Center and New York University

  Yang Zhou
October 18, 2022


World Conference of Neurology  
October 25, 2022


November 1, 2022

Jennifer Hoy, University of Nevada

  Stuart Trenholm
November 8, 2022


Albert Aguayo

November 15, 2022


SFN Meeting  
November 22, 2022

Michael D. Fox,  Harvard Medical School

  Boris Bernhardt
November 23, 2022


Neurology Grand Rounds  
November 29, 2022

Ivan De Araujo
Mount Sinai, New York

  Alain Dagher
November 30, 2022


Open Science Symposium  
December 6, 2022

Tanya Simuni
Northwestern University

  Madeleine Sharp
December 13, 2022


December 20, 2022


January 3, 2023


January 10, 2023


January 17, 2023

Martin Kampmann, University of California, San Francisco

Virtual lecture Edward Fon Eventbrite registration
January 24, 2023

Nathalie Rochefort, University of Edinburgh

  Stuart Trenholm Eventbrite registration
January 31, 2023


February 7, 2023

Michael Wheeler, Harvard University

  Jack Antel
February 14, 2023


February 21, 2023


February 28, 2023

Mark Nelson
University of Vermont, Burlington 

The Shadow Nervous System: A look into brain capillaries when they work and don’t

Edith Hamel 
March 7, 2023

Larry Zweifel
University of Washington

  Jean-Francois Cloutier
March 14, 2023

Simon Cheng
University of Ottawa

  Yang Zhou
March 21, 2023

E. Mark Haacke, Wayne State University

  Amir Shmuel
March 28, 2023


Hughlings Jackson Lecture  
April 4, 2023

Laura De Laporte, University of Ghent

  Alyson Fournier
April 11, 2023

Enrico Amico, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  Bratislav Misic
April 18, 2023


Margaret Rice - KAC Elliot  
April 25, 2023

David Gosselin, Université de Laval

  Alyson Fournier
May 2, 2023

Jeremy Dittmann, Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Biochemistry

  Wayne Sossin
May 9, 2023

Daniel Dombeck, Northwestern University

  Jean-Francois Poulin
May 16, 2023

Evan Macosko,  Broad Institute, Cambridge MA

  Jean-Francois Poulin
May 23, 2023

Marie-Eve Tremblay, University of Victoria

   Edward Ruthazer
May 30, 2023


CAN Meeting  
June 6, 2023

Wilma D.J. van de Berg, Amsterdam UMC

  Abbas Sadikot
June 13, 2023


June 20, 2023

Suliann Ben Hamed
Institut des Sciences Cognitives March Jeannerod 

  Justine Clery
June 27, 2023




Date Speaker Lecture Host
September 14, 2021


September 21, 2021


September 28, 2021



October 5, 2021

Dr. Clifford Saper
Harvard Medical School

"Brain circuitry for arousal from sleep apnea"

Dr. Eliane Kobayashi
October 12, 2021


October 19, 2021

Dr. Jack Clifford
Mayo Clinic Rochester

"Alzheimer's anti-amyloid treatment and ARIA"

Dr. Eliane Kobayashi

October 26, 2021


November 2, 2021

Dr. Ila Fiete
McGovern Institute for Brain Research

  Dr. Adrien Peyrache
November 9, 2021

Dr. Terri Givens

Neuro Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Lecture: Practicing Radical Empathy

Dr. Adrien Peyrache

November 16, 2021


  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
November 23, 2021

Dr. Marianna Bugiani
VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam

"Leukodystrophies: much more than just diseases of myelin" Dr. Roberta La Piana
November 30, 2021


December 7, 2021


December 14, 2021

Dr. Manuel Friese
University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany


Dr. Eliane Kobayashi

January 4, 2022

Paul Valdmanis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington School of Medicine

  Dr. Patrick Dion and Dr. Guy Rouleau
January 11, 2022


January 18, 2022

Dr. Xavier Roucou
Université de Sherbrooke

  Dr. Edward Fon 
January 25, 2022


February 1, 2022


February 8, 2022

Dr. Pablo Paez
University of Buffalo

  Dr. Tim Kennedy
February 15, 2022


February 17, 2022

Dr. Gina Turrigiano

  Dorothy J. Killam Lecture
February 22, 2022

Dr. Chantelle Sephton
Université Laval

  Dr. Gary Armstrong
March 1, 2022


March 8, 2022

Dr. Sandra Black
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  Dr. Nathan Spreng
March 15, 2022


March 22, 2022

Dr. Peter Carlen
Toronto Western Research Institute

"Spreading Confusion: Physiological and Pathological Insights into Spreading Depolarizations and Spreading Depression"  Dr. Massimo Avoli
March 29, 2022

Dr. Tanja Kuhlmann
Institut für Neuropathologie


Dr. Jack Antel

March 31, 2022

Dr. Sheena Josselyn 

  Hughlings Jackson Lecture
April 12, 2022

Dr. Henry Houlden

  George Karpati Lecture
April 19, 2022

Dr. Alastair Noyce
Queen Mary University of London

  Dr. Ziv Gan-Or
April 26, 2022

Dr. Pepijn van den Munckhof
University of Amsterdam

  Dr. Abbas Sadikot
May 3, 2022
4:00 pm

Dr. Liqun Luo

  Jerzy Olszewski lecture
May 10, 2022

Dr. Pascal Kaeser
Harvard University

  Dr. Jean-Francois Poulin
May 17, 2022

Dr. Kay Tye
Salk Institute


Dr. Nathan Spreng

May 24, 2022

Dr. Jemeen Sreedharan
King's College London

  Dr. Gary Armstrong
May 31, 2022

Dr. Tabrez Siddiqui
University of Manitoba

  Dr. Edward Ruthazer
June 7, 2022

Hilal Lashuel
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

"Rethinking protein aggregation and drug discovery in neurodegnerative diseases: Challenges and opportunities"

Dr. Ziv Gan-Or
June 14, 2022

Dr. Roshan Cools
Radboud University

  Dr. Madeleine Sharp
June 21, 2022

Dr. Teresa Woods
Rutgers University

  Dr. Tim Kennedy
June 28, 2022

Dr. Edward Chang
UCSF Weill Institute for Neuroscience

  Dr. Eliane Kobayashi


Date Speaker Lecture Host Watch Live


September 8, 2020

Dr. Masud Husain
University of Oxford

"Short-term and working memory in health and disease" Dr. Madeleine Sharp
September 15, 2020

Dr. Takeo Watanabe
Brown University

"Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning" Dr. Christopher Pack
September 22, 2020


September 29, 2020

Dr. David Sulzer
Columbia University

"The Dopamine Synapse and Learning" Dr. Austen Milnerwood
Zoom registration
October 6, 2020

Dr. Esther Krook-Magnuson
University of Minnesota

"To & From: Hippobellum & LINCs" Dr. Massimo Avoli
October 13, 2020


October 20, 2020

Dr. Michael Coleman
University of Cambridge

"Programmed axon death and its roles in human disease" Dr. Len Levin
October 27, 2020


November 3, 2020


November 10, 2020

Dr. Amy Arnsten
Yale School of Medicine

"Unique molecular regulation of prefrontal cortex confers vulnerability to cognitive disorders" Dr. Philippe Seguela
November 17, 2020

Dr. Joel Richter
University of Massachusetts

"Molecular Biology of the Fragile X Syndrome" Dr. Wayne Sossin
November 24, 2020

Dr. Mark D'Esposito
University of California at Berkeley

"The Modular Brain" Dr. Nathan Spreng
December 1, 2020


December 8, 2020

Dr. Brock Grill
The Scripps Research Institute

"Molecular Exploration of Neuron Development and Function: From Autophagy to Opioid Signaling" Dr. Jean-Francois Cloutier
December 15, 2020


January 12, 2021  
January 19, 2021


January 26, 2021


February 2, 2021

Dr. Nadia Stefanova
Division of Neurobiology, Department of Neurology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

"Mechanisms of multiple system atrophy and other Parkinson’s related disorders" Dr. Abbas Sadikot
February 9, 2021

Dr. Andrew Singleton

"Parkinson's disease genetics, progress and a global initiative" Dr. Ziv Gan-Or
February 16, 2021

Dr. Beatriz Rico
Kings College London

"Building cortical networks: from molecules to function" Dr. Wayne Sossin
February 23, 2021

Dr. Hongkui Zeng

"Cell type classification and circuit mapping in the mouse brain" Dorothy J. Killam Lecture
March 2, 2021

Dr. Armin Raznahan
Magnuson Clinical Center

"Integrative Phenotyping of the Developing Human Brain" Boris Bernhardt
March 9, 2021


March 16, 2021

Dr. Jason Karlawish
University of Pennsylvania

“’That would be dreadful:’ The Ethical, Legal, and Social Challenges of Living with Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker and Genetic Test Results” Dr. Nathan Spreng
March 23, 2021

Alice Lam
Massachusetts General Hospital 

"Digging Deep: Uncovering Hidden Connections Between Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease" Eliane Kobayashi
March 30, 2021

Dr. Margaret Livingstone
Harvard University

"The development of category domains in Temporal cortex: what you see is what you get" Dr. Stuart Trenholm
April 6, 2021

William Ronney
Oregon Health & Science University

“Magnetic resonance measures of brain blood vessels, metabolic activity, and pathology in multiple sclerosis” Sridar Narayanan
April 13, 2021

Dr. Leif Ostergaard
Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
Aarhus University, Denmark

"Capillaries, BOLD, and Brain Disorders" Dr. Edith Hamel
April 20, 2021


  George Karpati Lecture
April 27, 2021

Dr. Bruce McNaughton

  Jasper Lecture
May 4, 2021

Dr. Alex Chesler, NIH

“Molecules and Cells for Touch and Pain” Dr. Philippe Seguela
May 11, 2021

Dr. Maja Jagodic, PhD
Karolinska Institutet

"Uncovering pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis using applied epigenomics" Dr. Alyson Fournier
May 18, 2021


Dr. Xavier Roucou
Sherbrooke University


"Conventional Genome Annotations Underestimate the Coding Potential of our Genes, and Ribosomes Don’t Care About Them Anyway"

Dr. Edward Fon
May 25, 2021

The lecture on this day was moved to June 8 

June 1, 2021


June 8, 2021
2:00 pm

Dr. David Dupret
University of Oxford
Formerly on May 25

"'Joining-the-dots' in Memory" Dr. Adrien Peyrache
June 15, 2021

Madeline A. Lancaster, PhD
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge Biomedical Campus

“Examining human brain expansion through the lens of neural organoids” Dr. Austen Milnerwood
June 22, 2021


June 29, 2021




Date Speaker Lecture Host Watch Live
September 10, 2019

Christopher A. Walsh

Boston Children's Hospital

Genetic Studies of Human Brain Development and Evolution Eva Andermann
September 17, 2019

Robert L. Barry

Harvard Medical School

From FMRI of the Brain to Spinal Cord at 7 Tesla Julien Doyon
September 24, 2019      

October 1, 2019

3:30 pm

Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Professor of Neuroscience
Samuel Theobald Professor of Ophthalmology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Johns Hopkins Medical School
McGill Distinguished Lecture in Human Genetics
Molecular genetic studies of CNS vascular development and disease
Alyson Fournier
October 1, 2019      
October 10, 2019

David Ginty
Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Albert Aguayo Lecture: The Sensory Neurons of Touch

*** Lecture will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Guy Rouleau

October 15, 2019

12 noon

Kai Kaila

University of Helsinki

Neuronal Chloride Regulation in Brain Development, Plasticity and Disease Massimo Avoli

October 15, 2019

4 pm

Tamás F. Freund
Institute of Experimental Medicine
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

K.A.C. Elliott 2019 Lecture: The reciprocal GABAergic septo-hippocampal connection: target selectivity and function

*** Lecture will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Guy Rouleau and Barbara Jones
October 22, 2019   SFN Annual Meeting  
October 29, 2019

Christopher Glass

University of California

Genome wide approaches to understanding microglia identity and function Luke Healy
November 5, 2019

Alberto Luis Vazquez

University of Pittsburgh

Excitatory and inhibitory neuron activity contributions to hemodynamic signals: What else could we learn from brain imaging studies?

Edith Hamel
November 12, 2019

Arie Horowitz


Role of the Choroid Plexus in Congenital Hydrocephalus Peter McPherson
November 19, 2019

Michael W. Cole

Rutgers University

Brain Network Organization as the Computational Architecture of Cognition Bratislav Misic
November 26, 2019

Kamil Uludag

Krembil Research Institute

Anatomical and Functional Human Brain Imaging at 7 Tesla Amir Shmuel
December 3, 2019 Dr. Jeffrey Kordower   Guy Rouleau
December 10, 2019

Liset M. De La Prida

Instituto Cajal -CSIC, Spain

Laminar organization of hippocampal activity in health and disease Adrien Peyrache
December 17, 2019

Jacob M. Hooker

Harvard Medical School

Neuroimaging of Human Epigenetic Regulation Alexey Kostikov
December 24, 2019      
December 31, 2019      
January 7, 2020      
January 14, 2020

Patrik Ernfors

Karolinska Institute

The Cellular Basis for Somatosensation and Pain Philippe Seguela
January 21, 2020

Misha Ahrens

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Glia and norepinephrine make zebrafish ‘give up’ on futile actions Ed Ruthazer
January 28, 2020      
February 4, 2020

Christopher Pearson


Towards reversing the mutation of a repeat expansion disease

Gary A.B. Armstrong

February 11, 2020

Emmanuel Mignot

Stanford University

Neurobiology, Genetics and Molecular Mimicry in Narcolepsy Guy Rouleau
February 18, 2020

Dario Alessi

University of Dundee

The Mysterious Interplay between LRRK2 Kinase and Rb GTPase in Parkinson's and Infectious Disease Ted Fon
February 25, 2020



March 3, 2020      
March 10, 2020

William Rooney

Magnetic resonance measures of brain metabolic activity in multiple sclerosis
Sridar Narayanan
March 17, 2020

Maja Jagodic

Karolinska Institute

Applied epigenomics: insights into the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis
Alyson Fournier  
March 24, 2020

Brock Grill

The Scripps Research Institute

Molecular Exploration of Neuron Development & Function: From Autophagy to Opioid Signaling
Jean-Francois Cloutier
March 31, 2020

Margaret Livingstone

Harvard Medical School

The Development of Specialized Modules for Recognizing Faces, Scenes, Text, and Bodies: what you see is what you get
Stuart Trenholm
April 7, 2020

Jason Karlawish

Ralston-Penn Center

CANCELLED Nathan Spreng
April 14, 2020

Takeo Watanabe

Brown University

Plasticity and Stability During and After Training on a Visual Task
Christopher Pack
April 15, 2020 Hongkui Zeng

*** Lecture will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Dorothy J. Killam Lecture  
April 23, 2020 Michael Hayden

Distinguished Lecture in Human Genetics

*** Lecture will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

Alyson Fournier  
April 28, 2020 Bruce McNaughton

Jasper Lecture

Barbara Jones
May 5, 2020

Seth Grant

University of Edinburgh

The synaptome in space and time
Tim Kennedy
May 12, 2020

David Dupret

Oxford University

Adrien Peyrache
May 19, 2020

Henry Houlden


Bernard Brais and Guy Rouleau
May 25, 2020

John D.E. Gabrieli


Brenda Milner Lecture in Cognitive Neuroscience

*** Lecture will take place in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre

May 26, 2020

Robyn S. Klein

Washington University

Jack Antel
June 2, 2020  

CAN Annual Meeting



Date Speaker Lecture Host Watch Live
September 11, 2018      
September 18, 2018      
September 25, 2018      
October 2, 2018

Massimo Scanziani

University of California

Cortical Circuits of Vision Massimo Avoli
October 9, 2018 Carole Schuurmans Proneural Genes and the Regulation of Neural Stem Cell Quiescence, Proliferation and Differentiation JF Cloutier
October 16, 2018

Roy Alcalay

Columbia University

GBA and Other Lysosomal Enzymes in Parkinson's Disease Ziv Gan-Or
October 23, 2018

Craig E. Brown

University of Victoria

Imaging Cellular REsponses to Brain Micro-Bleeds an Blockages in Healthy and Co-Morbid Conditions Edith Hamel
October 30, 2018

Sophia Vinogradov

University of Minnesota

Successful Cognitive Training Induces Both Restorative and Compensatory Neural System Plasticity in People with Schizophrenia Etienne de Villers-Sidani
November 6, 2018   SFN ANNUAL MEETING  
November 13, 2018      
November 20, 2018   WILDER PENFIELD LECTURE  
November 27, 2018

Hendrik Poinar

McMaster University

Rewriting Black Death and the Second Pandemic of Plague: Integrating History, Genetics, Climate and Ecology Guy Rouleau
December 5, 2018

Alexandra Golby

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Carrying Coals to Newcastle:  Brain Mapping for Operative Guidance Louis Collins
December 11, 2018

Marco Prado

Robarts Research Institute

The prion Protein-Chaperone connection in Neurodegenerative Diseases Thomas Durcan
January 8, 2019      
January 15, 2019

Derrick Gibbings

University of Ottawa

Stress Granules, Autophagy and ALS Gary Armstrong
January 22, 2019

Herman Wolosker

The Ruth and Bruce Rapport Faculty of Medicine

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Astroglia Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodevelopment:  Role of the Serine Shuttle Edward Fon
January 29, 2019      
February 5, 2019

Brenda L. Banwell

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Multiple Sclerosis in Children - Journey of a Clinical Investigator Bernard Brais
February 12, 2019

Stéphane Lehericy

Centre for Neuroimaging Research Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière

Paris, France

MRI of Brainstem and Basal Forebrain Lesions and Relationships with Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease Julien Doyon
February 19, 2019

Jonathan Kipnis

University of Virginia

Meningeal Immunity and lymphatics in Brain Function and Dysfunction Heidi McBride
February 26, 2019      
March 5, 2019

Christopher Brett

Concordia University

  Peter McPherson
March 12, 2019

Hanns Lochmuller

University of Ottawa

2019 George Karpati Lecture Ken Hastings
March 19, 2019

Claire Benard

UQAM, Montreal and University of Massachusetts

  Tim Kennedy
March 26, 2019

Jun-Hyeong Cho

University of California

Encoding of Associative Memory in Engram Cell Pathway Wayne Sossin
April 2, 2019

Adriana Di Martino

NYU Langone Health

Autism as a Developmental Connectopathy:  an Anthology in Progress Boris Bernhardt
April 9, 2019

Theodore D. Satterthwaite

University of Pennsylvania

Challenges and Opportunities in using Neuroimaging to Understand Brain Development and Psychopatholgy Bratislav Misic
April 16, 2019

Tuan Trang

University of Calgary

Microglia: The Little Cell that Could Philippe Seguela
April 23, 2019

Joseph Kable

University of Pennsylvania

Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms Underlying Delay of Gratification Lesley Fellows
April 30, 2019 Brian MacVicar JERZY OLSZEWSKI LECTURE Barbara Jones
May 7, 2019

Jean-Christophe Poncer

Institut du Fer a Moullin

Neuronal Chloride Transport in Brain Function and Pathology Massimo Avoli
May 14, 2019      
May 21, 2019

Simone Di Giovanni

Imperial College London

Ade-Dependent Immunological Control of Axonal Regeneration

Alyson Fournier
May 28, 2019      
June 4, 2019

David Poeppel

Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

The Auditory System and Motor System, In Time Sylvain Baillet



Date Speaker Lecture Host Watch Live
September 12, 2017

Hitoshi Fukuda

Kochi University Hospital

Clinical Research of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in a Single Center Setting Benjamin W. Y. Lo
September 19, 2017

Tal Yarkoni

University of Texas

What the Automation of Science Means for the Future of Neuroimaging Alain Dagher  
September 25, 2017        
October 3, 2017 Benjamin N.R. Cheyettte

Lithium Alters Behavior, Dendritic Spines and Glutamatergic

Synapses Via Gsk3

Ed Ruthazer

October 10, 2017


Ricardo Komotar

University of Miami

Laser Ablation for Brain Tumors - Technology Overview and Operative Technique

Roberto Diaz
October 17, 2017

Mauro Costa-Mattioli

Baylor University

Hijacking Normal Brain Function:  More Than a Gut Feeling Wayne Sossin  
November 2, 2017


Yoshua Bengio

University of Montreal

Deep Learning    
November 7, 2017        
November 10, 2017 Grafstein Lecture      
November 14, 2017 Society for Neuroscience Meeting      
November 21, 2017


Dr. Kim Green, University of California

  Jack Antel  
November 28, 2017

Piu Chan

Beijing Institute of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology at Xuanwu Hospital of Capital University of medical Sciences

Molecular Classification of Sporadic Parkinson's Disease Julien Doyon  
December 5, 2017

Ken Nakamura

University of California

Mitochondrial Fission and Turnover in Neurodegeneration Ted Fon
December 12, 2017        
January 9, 2018        
January 16, 2018

Gianmaria Maccaferri

Northwestern University

Cajal-Retzius Cells of the Hippocampal Network Massimo Avoli
January 23, 2018        
January 30, 2018

Kristopher Kahle

Yale School of Medicine

Human Genetics and Molecular Mechanisms of Hydrocephalus

Guy Rouleau  
February 6, 2018

Jeffrey Goldberg

Stanford University

Retinal Ganglion Cell Differentiation and Integration Leonard Levin
February 13, 2018 Tony Hakim Holmes Lecture    
February 20, 2018

Hans-Jurgen Thiesen

University Medicine Rostock

KRAB ZNF Genes in Neuroscience:  the Holy Grail of Primate Evolution Thomas Durcan  
February 27, 2018

Emery Brown

Harvard Medical School

Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia Christopher Pack  
March 6, 2018

Graeme Davis

University of California

The Stable Brain:  Homeostatic Control of Neural Function Gary Armstrong  
March 13, 2018

Murray Blackmore

Marquette, University

Optimal Combinations of Transcription Factors for Axon Regeneration in the Central Nervous System

Alyson Fournier

March 20, 2018 Carsten Bonnemann GEORGE KARPATI LECTURE Ken Hastings  
March 27, 2018

Sanjay Sisodiya

University College London

Precision Medicine in the Epilepsies:  What Could it Look Like? Andrea Bernasconi  
April 3, 2018

Bert't Hart

The Netherlands and University Medical Center Groningen

B Cells in Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, Lessons from a Primate Jack Antel
April 10, 2018

Hannes Vogel

Stanford University

Cytochrome Oxidase Deficiency and the Meaning of Life Jason Karamchandani  
April 17, 2018

Jessica Filosa

Augusta University

Vasculo-Neuronal Coupling in Cardiovascular Disease Edith Hamel
April 24, 2018

Gregory Scherrer

Stanford University

The Neural Basis of Pain Experience and Its Control by Opioids Philippe Seguela  
May 1, 2018 KAC Elliott Lecture   Barbara Jones  
May 8, 2018

Simon Ametamey

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zurich

  Elaine Kobayashi  
May 15, 2018 Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting      
May 22, 2018

Hughlings Jackson Lecture 2018

Juan Bonifacino


Mechanisms of Polarized Organelle Distribution in Neurons Peter McPherson  
May 29, 2018        
June 5, 2018

Karim Benchenane

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles (Paris, France)

Manipulation of Memory During Sleep Adrien Peyrache



Date Speaker Lecture Host
September 6, 2016      
September 13, 2016

Roger J. Thompson

University of Calgary

Contributions of Pannexin Channels to Pathology and Synaptic Plasticity Ed Ruthazer
September 20, 2016      
September 27, 2016 Mike Nalls, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland Parkinson's Disease:  Moving from GWAS to Precision Health Ziv Gan-or and Guy Rouleau
October 4, 2016

Ivan Dikic

BMLS, Goethe University, Germany

Ubiquitin and Autophagy Networks - learning from bacteria about Neurodegenerative Diseases Heidi McBride
October 11, 2016      
October 25, 2016

Ming Guo

Brain Research Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Molecular Pathways to Parkinson’s Disease

Ed Ruthazer
November 1, 2016 Michael Milham, Child Mind Institute, New York, NY Can Brain Imaging Deliver Clinically Useful Tools for Mental Health Neda Ladbon-Bernasconi
November 8, 2016

Ole Jensen

University of Birmingham, School of Psychology

On the Role of Alpha and Gamma Activity for Routing and Prioritizing Information Processing Christopher Pack
November 15, 2016   SFN  
November 22, 2016      
November 29, 2016

Janice Robertson

University of Toronto

Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Heather Durham
December 6, 2016

Olga Corti

ICM, Paris

Mitochondrial Quality Control Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ted Fon
December 13, 2016

Hughlings Jackson Lecture

Alex Kolodkin, John Hopkins University

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neural Connectivity Jean-Francois Cloutier
January 10, 2017      
January 17, 2017

Roberto Jose Diaz

Montreal Neurological Institute

Mitotic Inhibition in Malignant Brain Tumors Alyson Fournier
January 24, 2017

Anna-Elina Lehesjoki

University of Helsinki

Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsies - From Gene Defects to Disease Mechanisms Eva Andermann
January 31, 2017  


February 7, 2017

Martijin Van Den Heuvel

University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Principles of Wiring

Bratislav Misic
February 14, 2017

Gerald Zamponi

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary

Molecular Physiology of Pain:  from Calcium Channel Trafficking to Optogenetics Philippe Seguela
February 21, 2017

Tor Wager

University of Colorado at Boulder

Neuroimaging of Pain and Distress: 
From Biomarkers to Brain Representation

Boris Bernhardt
February 28, 2017

 Hidetoshi Kasuya

Tokyo Women's Medical University

Cerebral Vasospasm: Pathogenesis and Pharmacological Treatment

Benjamin W. Y. Lo
March 7, 2017

Adam W. Hantman

Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ashburn, United States

Neural Circuits of Dexterity

Stefano Stifani
March 14, 2017

Sam Schacher

Columbia University, New York, NY

It Takes Two to Tango:  Presynaptic and Postsynaptic Participation in Persistent Plasticity Wayne Sossin
March 21, 2017

Sanjay M. Sisodiya

UCL Institute of Neurology

Epilepsy Genetics in Clinical Practice:  Today and Tomorrow Andrea Bernasconi
March 28, 2017 Michael E. Goldberg, Columbia University, New York, NY Parietal Mechanisms for Spatial Constancy Dan Guitton
April 5, 2017   Dorothy J Killam Lecture  
April 4, 2017

David Munoz

St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Genetic and Pathological Substrates of Psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease Jason Karamchandani
April 11, 2017

Richard B. Buxton

University of California

The Potential of Quantitative fMRI Amir Shmuel
April 18, 2017

Dr. Richard L. Huganir, PhD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2017 Herbert Jasper Lecture Barbara Jones
April 25, 2017 Pierre Magistretti, Brain Mind Institute Neuron-Glia Metabolic Coupling:  Relevance for Neuronal Plasticity and Neuroprotection Jean-Paul Soucy
May 2, 2017 Dietmar Fischer, Heinrich-Heine University Novel Strategies to Promote Nerve Regeneration Alyson Fournier
May 9, 2017 Enrico Cherubini, SISSA, Trieste, Italy GABAergic Synapses as Possible Targets of Autism Spectrum Disorders Massimo Avoili
May 16, 2017

Kevin Campbell, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair, University of Iowa

George Karpati Lecture

Peter McPherson, Ken Hastings

May 23, 2017

Stephanie Gupton,

University of North Carolina Neuroscience Center

TRIM Porteins Direct Neuronal Morphogenesis Tim Kennedy
May 25, 2017 Charles Zuker,  Columbia University Albert Aguayo Lecture  
June 6, 2017 Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD,  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Imaging the Lesion in Multiple Sclerosis Sridar Narayanan



Date Speaker Lecture Host
September 8, 2015

Dr. Christophe Bernard

INS-Institut de Neurosciences des Systemes

Mechanisms of Seizure Genesis and Propagation Massimo Avoli
September 15, 2015      
September 22, 2015      
September 29, 2015 Aaron McGee Exploring Critical Periods and Plasticity of Neural Circuits with Mouse Vision Alyson Fournier
October 6, 2015
3:30 pm
Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre
  NeurExcellence - Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony  
October 13, 2015      
October 20, 2015   SFN Conference  
October 27, 2015 Shawn Ferguson Lysosome Function, Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Disease Peter McPherson
November 3, 2015 Yoland Smith

Degeneration of the Thalamostriatal System: A Potential Source of Cognitive

Impairments in Parkinson's Disease

Abbas Sadikot
November 10, 2015 Jack Rosenbluth Myelinated Nerve Fibres:  Past History and Future Prospects Tim Kennedy
November 17, 2015 Steve Lacroix The Role of Inflammation and Interleukin-1 in Spinal Cord Pathologies Alyson Fournier
November 24, 2015 Thomas Langer Mitochondrial Proteases, Membrane Dynamics and Neurodegeneration Edward Fon
December 1, 2015

Qiufu Ma

Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Identification of Spinal Circuits Transmitting Mechanical Pain-Related Information Philippe Seguela
December 8, 2015

Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir

University of Cambridge

Neuronal Regulation of (re)myelination Edward Ruthazer
December 15, 2015

Christine DiDonato

Lurie Children's Hospital & Stanley manne Research Institute

Spinal Muscular Atrophy:  Defining Mechanisms Underlying Motor Unit Degeneration and Developing Targeted Therapeutics

Heather Durham
January 12, 2016

Alla Guekht

Professor of Neurology, Russian National Research Medical

Stroke and Seizures: Risk Factors and Mechanisms Eva Andermann
January 19, 2016

Juan Bilbao

University of Toronto

Shades of Pathology in One Thousand Sural Nerves Jason Karamchandani
January 26, 2016

Sydney Cash

Massachusetts General Hospital

Inhibition, Excitation and Networks in Focal Seizures

Jean Gotman
February 2, 2016      
February 9, 2016      
February 16, 2016

Graziella Di Cristo

Centre de Recherch , CHU Ste-Justine

University of Montreal

Mechanisms Regulating GABAergic Circuit Connectivity in the Postnatal Cortex Edward Ruthazer
February 23, 2016      
March 1, 2016      
March 8, 2016

Chenghua Gu

Harvard Medical School

Interactions Between Nervous and Vascular Systems in the CNS Jean-Francois Cloutier
March 15, 2016

Sanjay Bidchandani

University of Oklahoma, Medical School

The Epigenetic Defect in Friedreich Ataxia Heather Durham
March 22, 2016      
March 29, 2016 Nathan Staff

The Use of iPSC-derived Sensory Neurons from Patients to Study Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Rami Massie
April 5, 2016

Olaf Sporns

Indiana University

Modeling Communication Dynamics in the Human Connectome

Alain Dagher
April 12, 2016 Yu Tian Wang Critical Roles of AMPA Receptor Endocytosis in Learning and Memory Wayne Sossin
April 19, 2016 Miratul Muqit Decoding Parkins's Disease - The Role of the PINK1 Kinase Edward Fon
April 26, 2016

Bradford B. Lowell, MD, PhD,

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jerzy Olszewski 2016: The Neural Wiring Diagram for Hunger: Using Cre/lox Tools to Discover its Basis Barbara Jones
May 3, 2016

Hans-Christian Pape

Institute of Physiology I
Westfaelische Wilhelms-University

Rhythms of Fear in the Amygdala and Beyond – Mechanisms of Fear Memory and Extinction

Massimo Avoli
May 10, 2016

Julian Meeks

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Functional Organization of the Accessory Olfactory Bulb and a New Class of Natural Vomeronasal Chemosignals

Jean-Francois Cloutier

May 17, 2016

Massimo Zeviani, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


George Karpati lecture: Genes and Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Neurodegeneration Eric Shoubridge

May 24, 2016

Martyn Goulding, Professor, The Stalk Institute, California, USA

Albert Aguayo Lecture: Sensorimotor Circuits in the Spinal Cord:  From Genes to Behavior  
May 31, 2016      



Date Speaker Lecture Host
September 9, 2014

Daniel Colón-Ramos, PhD
Department of Cell Biology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Synapse Location During Growth Depend on Glia Location Tim Kennedy
September 16, 2014
Anna Devor
Neurovascular Imaging Laboratory
University of California
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Neurovascular Coupling  Edith Hamel
September 23, 2014
Michael Fardeau
Professor Emeritus
Institut de Myologie
Unite de Morphologie Neuromusculaire
An History of Myology, from Erasistratos to Duchenne de Boulogne  Bernard Brais
September 30, 2014
Francisco Quintana
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women's hospital
Harvard Medical School
Regulation of CNS Inflammation  Amit Bar-Or
October 7, 2014  Paul Bolam
Department of Pharmacology
MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology unit
Oxford, UK
Dopamine Neurons, Synapses and Susceptibility in Parkinson's Disease  Abbas Sadikot
October 14, 2014  Mike Crair
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Program
Department of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Activity-Dependent Neural Circuit Development Prior to Sensory Experience  Ed Ruthazer
October 16, 2014       Melancon Lecture  
October 17, 2014      Beatty Lecture  
October 21, 2014      
October 28, 2014   Gairdner Lecture  

November 4, 2014

Sliman Bensmaia
Associate Professor
University of Chicago
Biological and Bionic Hands:  Natural Neural Coding and Artificial Perception Christopher Pack
November 11, 2014      

November 18, 2014 

  Society for Neuroscience
November 15-19, 2014
Washington, DC
November 25, 2014      

December 2, 2014

Aziz Moqrich
Research Director
Aix-Marseille University and CNRS
Functional Significance of Primary Sensory Neurons Diversity: A Focus on Chronic Pain Philippe Seguela
December 9, 2014      
December 16, 2014      
January 13, 2015 Hideto Takahashi
Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal 
Cell Adhesion System that Induces CNS Synapse Development
Cell Adhesion System that Induces CNS Synapse Development Tim Kennedy

January 20, 2015

Ingmar Blümcke
Professor of Neuropathology
University of Erlangen
Histopathological Consensus Classifications for Epilepsy and Tumors 
Andrea Bernasconi
January 27, 2015

Bernardo S. Sabatini
Department of Neurobiology
Howard Hughes Medical School
Harvard Medical School
KAC Elliott Lecture: Unexpected Interactions in the Basal Ganglia Barbara Jones
February 3, 2015
Claudia Lucchinetti
Professor Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Neuromyelitis Optica: a Systemic Autoimmune Channelopathy Jack Antel
February 10, 2015      
February 17, 2015
Gene Major
Senior Investigator
Bethesda, Maryland
The biology of JC Virus induced demyelination in the human brain: from clinical symptoms of PML to viral gene regulation Amit Bar-Or
February 24, 2015

Brigitte Kieffer, PhD
Scientific Director
Douglas Research Centre
Opiod receptors and brain function: from the gene to behavior Phil Barker
March 3, 2015

Diana Bautista
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Berkeley, CA
Scratching beneath the surface of itch, touch and pain Philippe Seguela
March 10, 2015      
March 17, 2015

David Zald
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Psychology Department
Vanderbilt University

Neural and Neuropharmacological Substrates of Motivation and Salience Robert Zatorre
March 24, 2015 Steven Finkbeiner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Senior Investigator and Associate Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
Director, Taube/Koret Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
and Hellman Family Foundation Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program
Unraveling neurodegenerative disease with single cell analysis, artificial intelligence, and human disease models Edward Fon
March 31, 2015 


Joshua Buckholtz
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Harvard University

Brain Circuit Mechanisms for Human Self-Control Alain Dagher
April 7, 2015

Jonathan Smallwood
Department of Psychology
York Neuroimaging Centre
York University
Escaping the Here and Now:  A Neurocognitive Investigation of Self-Generated Thought Neda Ladbon Bernasconi
April 14, 2015
Charleen Chu
Professor of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Mitochondrial dynamics and dendrite remodeling in Parkinson’s disease. Edward Fon
April 21, 2015 Thomas Schwarz
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Centre
Children's Hospital
Harvard University
Moving and Removing Mitochondria Edward Fon
April 28, 2015
William Cafferty
Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Novel Cell Autonomous Modulators of CNS Axon Growth Alyson Fournier
May 5, 2015

Russell A. Poldrack
Professor of Psychology & Neurobiology
University of Texas at Austin
Imaging Research Centre
The Neural Basis of Behavioral Change Lesley Fellows
May 12, 2015

Christopher Deppmann
Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
University of Virginia
Mechanisms Governing Assembly and Disassembly of the Nervous System Phil Barker
May 19, 2015 Patrik Verstreken
K.U. Leuven
Department of Human Genetics VIB
Centre for the Biology of Disease
TBA Hiroshi Tsuda
May 26, 2015  James Dowling
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto  
George Karpati Lecture Ken Hastings
May 26, 2015   Canadian Association for Neuroscience
Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 24-27, 2015







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