Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind Seminar: From Connectome to Behaviorome, Network Approaches to Understanding Mood and Cognition


The Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind (VBM) Seminar Series

"Advancing the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984) and Founding Director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging."

Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.

Registration is available now on Eventbrite.

Livestreaming via Vimeo: Vimeo

Speaker: Olu Ajilore, MD,PhD

Associate Professor

University of Illinois Center for Depression and Resilience (UI CDR) Professor of Psychiatry

Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

Associate Director, Residency Training and Education

Department of Psychiatry

University of Illinois-Chicago

Talk Abstract: Network perspectives on brain function have revolutionized the way we conceptualize psychiatric disorders. This talk will present data on using multimodal neuroimaging techniques to understand how brain network alternations connect mood and cognition, how these network abnormalities respond to treatment, and how novel treatments may be designed to target network dysfunction. We will expand the notion of the "network" to include novel ways to assess mood and cognition using passive sensing with smartphones.

Bio: Dr. Ajilore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in biology. Dr. Ajilore went on to do his MD/PhD degree at Stanford University where he studied the deleterious effects of stress hormones on the brain. He joined the research track residency at UCLA where he transitioned into neuroimaging in major depression. His lab currently uses computational neuroimaging techniques and digital biomarkers to better track and treat neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Contact Information

Sasha Kelly
Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital
sasha.kelly [at] mcgill.ca

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