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.

Talks are held in the Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, unless otherwise noted.     

Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 6

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Larry Swanson, Univ. of Southern California
  • Title: From Cajal to connectome and beyond

September 8

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Alfonso Araque, Univ. of Minnesota
  • Title: Circuit-specific synaptic regulation by astrocytes

September 15

  • Host: Dr.Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Brian Knutson, Stanford University
  • Title: Neural prediction of risky choice: From rats to risk markets

September 22

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Kay Tye, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
  • Title: Neural Circuits Underlying Positive and Negative Valence

Wednesday, September 27

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker:  Dr. Christophe Bernard, Institut de Neurosciences des Systemes, France
  • Title: Influence of internal and external events on brain function

September 29

  • Host: Dr. Kota Mizumoto
  • Speaker:  Dr. Kazuo Emoto, Univ. of Tokyo
  • Title: Molecular and cellular basis for dendrite development and remodeling

October 6

  • Host: Dr. Ann Marie Craig
  • Speaker:  Dr. Alice Ting, Stanford University
  • Title:Directed evolution of molecular tools for cell biology and neuroscience

Tuesday, October 10th, 12:00-1:30 PM, Room 3402 A/B/C, 3rd Floor, DMCBH

  • Host: Dr. Neil Cashman
  • Speaker:  Dr. Ali Noorafshan, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Title: Neuro-stereology: an unbiased quantitative microscopy

Wednesday, October 11th, 10:00-11:00 am

  • Host: Dr. Fabio Rossi
  • Speaker:  Dr. Alexandre Prat, Université de Montréal
  • Title: Role of the Blood-Brain Barrier during neuroinflammation

October 20

  • Host: Dr. Koto Mizumoto 
  • Speaker: Dr. Shinsuke Niwa, Tohoku University
  • Title:The molecular mechanism that regulates the axonal transport of synaptic vesicles

November 17

  • Host: Dr. Helen Tremlett
  • Speaker: Dr. Ellen M. Mowry, John Hopkins Univ.
  • Title:Fasting mimicker diets for multiple sclerosis: the "Altering the Timing or Amount of Calories in MS" Trial

November 24

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Theriault
  • Title: Open Science, Big Data and Brain-CODE

December 1

  • Host: Dr. Rob McMaster
  • Speaker: Dr. Ian MacKenzie, VCH/UBC
  • Title: Mutations in the stress granule protein TIA1 in ALS and FTD

December 8

  • Host: Dr. Tim O'Connor
  • Speaker:Dr. Alvarez-Buylla, UCSF
  • Title:Mechanism of Stem Cell Retention for Adult Neurogenesis

     

December 15

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Baljit Khakh, Univ. of California, LA
  • Title:Cells That Tile Your Brain: Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits

TERM 2 (SPRING 2018) SCHEDULE


JANUARY 5

  • Host: Dr. Ipek Oruc
  • Speaker: Dr. Bevil Conway, NIH
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JANUARY 12

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JANUARY 19

  • Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • Speaker: Dr. William Yang, University of California, LA
  • Title: Applying Mouse Genetics, Systems Biology, and Novel Neurotechnology to Dissect Huntington’s Disease Pathogenesis

JANUARY 26

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Schafer, Univ. of Mass.
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Monday, JANUARY 29th

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. William Newsome, Stanford University
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FEBRUARY 2

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
  • Speaker: Dr. Hanchuan Peng 
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FEBRUARY 9

  • Host: Dr. Stan Floresco
  • Speakers: Dr. Bita Moghaddam,  Oregon Health & Sci Univ
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FEBRUARY 16

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker:  Dr. Michael J. Higley, Yale School of Medicine
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FEBRUARY 23

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. John Ngai, Berkley University  
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MARCH 2

  • Host: Dr. Miriam Spering
  • Speaker: Dr. Clayton E Curtis, New York University
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MARCH 9

  • Host:  Dr. Fabio Rossi
  • Speaker: Dr. Marco Prinz, University of Freiburg
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MARCH 16

  • Host:  Dr. Miriam Spering
  • Speaker: Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Western University
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MARCH 23

  • Host:Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. Teresa Reys, University of Cincinnati
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APRIL 6

  • Host: Dr. Cheryl Pfeifer
  • Speaker:Dr. Dara Dickstein, Uniformed Services,University of the Health Sciences,  Washington, DC.
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APRIL 13

  • Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. Tracy Bale, Univ of Maryland School of Medicine
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APRIL 20

  • Host: Dr. Stan Floresco
  • Speaker: Dr. Bill Carlezon, Harvard Medical School
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APRIL 27

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Matthew Kennedy, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine
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MAY 4

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MAY 11

  • Host: Dr. Helen Tremlett
  • Speaker: Dr. Emmanuelle Waubant,  UCSF Medical Center
  • Title:Leveraging the study of pediatric MS onset to study risk factors for the disease

MAY 18

  • Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. John Sheridan, Ohio State University
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MAY 25

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Huber, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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June 1

  • Host:  Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Paola Arlotta, Harvard University
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