Neuroscience Research Colloquia

Join your colleagues on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. for the Neuroscience Research Colloquia, a neuroscience lecture series. Talks are from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m unless otherwise noted.

From September 2016, all talks will be held in the Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, unless otherwise noted.     

TERM 1 (FALL 2016) SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 9

Host: Dr. Ann Marie Craig
Speaker: Dr. Wade Regehr
Title:  Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity

SEPTEMBER 16

Host:  Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Hongkui Zeng, Seattle Allen Institute
Title: Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization

SEPTEMBER 23

Host: Dr. Kota Mizumoto
Speaker: Dr. Weizhe Hong, UCLA
Title: Neural Circuit Mechanism of Social Behavior.

SEPTEMBER 30

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Keith Murai, McGill University
Title: Astrocyte diversity in the brain: Implications for circuit function and disease

OCTOBER 7

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Karunesh Ganguly, UCSF
Title: The cortical dynamics associated with recovery after stroke

OCTOBER 14

Host: Dr. Tim O'Connor
Speaker: Dr. Connie Cepko, Harvard University
Title:Strategies to prolong photoreceptor survival

OCTOBER 21

Host: Dr. Raymond Lam
Speaker: Dr. David Nutt, Imperial College, London, UK
Title:  Time to put psychedelics back into psychiatry

OCTOBER 21 - 1:00 PM

Host:  Dr. Kurt Haas
Speaker: Dr. Erik Dent
Title: A new cytoskeletal model for trafficking material into dendritic spines during synaptic plasticity

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 - 5:30 PM

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Greg Dunn, Great Dunn Designs, Philadelphia
Title:Self Reflected: The artistic story behind the world's most complex artistic depiction of the human brain.

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NOVEMBER 4

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Brian MacVicar, DM Centre for Brain Health
Title: Neuron-Glial Interactions in the Life and Death of Neurons

 

NOVEMBER 24

Location change: Conference Room, DMCBH Koerner laboratories, 1st Floor, Koerner Pav., UBC Hospital

Host:  Dr. Yu Tian Wang
Speaker: Dr. Michael Z. Lin, Stanford Univ.
Title: Seeing bioelectricity: tracking fast neuronal activity with genetically encoded reporters

NOVEMBER 25

Host: Dr. Jeremy Seamans
Speaker: Dr. Wolfram Schultz, Cambridge University 
Title: Hooked on dopamine: from reward to economic utility

DECEMBER 2

Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
Speaker: Dr. Terry Robinson
Title: Individual variation in resisting temptation: implications for addiction

 

DECEMBER 16

Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
Speaker: Dr. Kwanghun Chung, MIT
Title: Towards holistic phenotyping of intact biological systems

TERM 2 (SPRING 2017) SCHEDULE

JANUARY 6

Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
Speaker:  Dr. Hugh Garavan, University of Vermont
Title: Risk factors for and consequences of adolescent substance use

JANUARY 13

Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
Speaker:  Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, University of Texas
Title: Phenotypic and Serotoninergic Targets for Therapeutics in Addictive Disorders

JANUARY 20 - DMCBH Town Hall

Dr. Brian MacVicar and Dr. Jon Stoessl invite members of the DMCBH community to attend a town hall around issues related to recruitment, development of core facilities, upcoming events and emerging opportunities for DMCBH and its members. Your feedback and ideas are important to us, so we will ensure adequate time for questions and discussion.

JANUARY 27

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Dwight Bergles, John Hopkins Univ.
Title: Sounds in Silence:  How glial cells in the ear promote development of the auditory system

FEBRUARY 3

Host: Lynn Raymond
Speaker: Dr. Richard L. Huganir, The John Hopkins School of Medicine
Title:Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain

FEBRUARY 10

Host: Shernaz Bamji
Speakers: Tim O'Connor, Paul Pavlidis, Chris Loewen, Doug Allan, Shernaz Bamjit, Cathy Rankin, and Kurt Haas
Title:  A Novel Pipeline to Functionalize Gene Variants Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

FEBRUARY 17

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Michel Cayouette, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
Title: Neurogenesis in the mouse retina: temporal patterning and asymmetric cell divisions”

FEBRUARY 24

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Yi Zuo, UCSC
Title:Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain.

MARCH 3

Host: Dr. Haakon Nygaard
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Strittmatter
Title: Linking Aß oligomers with synaptic loss in Alzheimer's Disease

MARCH 10

Host: Dr. Tara Klassen
Speaker: Dr. Scott C. Baraban, UCSF
Title: Swimming toward a cure: epilepsy research and drug discovery in zebrafish

MARCH 17

Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
Speaker:  Dr. Gwenn Garden, Univ. of Washington
Title:  The microglia identity crisis

MARCH 24

Host: Dr. Ian MacKenzie
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Title: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Insights into C9orf72

MARCH 31

Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
Speaker: Dr. Marc Potenza, Yale University
Title: New Findings in the Genetics and Neurobiology of Pathological Gambling

APRIL 7

Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
Speaker: Dr. Bo Li, CSHL
Title:  ³Amygdala circuits in the regulation of divergent behaviors

APRIL 21

Host: Dr. Ann Marie Craig
Speaker: Dr. Hisashi Umemori
Title:

APRIL 28

Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
Speaker: Dr. Gary Westbrook, OHSU
Title:

MAY 5

Host: Dr. Helen Tremlett
Speaker: Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie
Title:

MAY 12

Host: Dr. Stan Floresco
Speaker: Dr. Patricia Janek
Title:

MAY 19

Host: Dr. Tara Klassen
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey L. Noebels, Baylor College of Medicine
Title:

MAY 26

Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
Speaker: Anatol Kreitzer, Gladstone Institute, UCSF
Title: