Archives: 2018/19 schedule

Fall 2018

September 7

  • Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • Speaker: Dr. Leslie Thompson,  Univ. of California, Irvine
  • Title: Applications of stem cells to Huntington’s disease translational research

September 14

  • Host: Dr. James Enns and Dr. Jiaying Zhao
  • Speaker: Dr. Kim Shapiro, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Title: Brain Oscillations in Attention and Memory

September 21

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Joshua Trachtenberg, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Title: Youth, exuberance, age and treachery: how cortical circuitry is built

October 5

  • Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. Staci Bilbo, Harvard Medical University
  • Title: Microglia-neuron interactions in neurodevelopment

October 26

  • Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. Tracey Bale, University of Maryland
  • Title: Parental stress epigenetic programming in neurodevelopment

November 2

  • No seminar - Society for Neuroscience

November 9

  • Host: Dr. Ipek Oruc
  • Speaker: Dr. David Whitney, University of California Berkeley
  • Title: Ensemble Perception

November 16

  • Host: Dr. Jon Stoessl
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, UBC Okanagan
  • Title: Characterizing traumatic brain injury in intimate partner violence

November 23

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Alain Dagher, McGill University
  • Title: How Homo Economics Got Fat: brain endophenotypes of obesity.

November 30

  • Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
  • Speaker:  Dr. Jaideep Bains, University Calgary
  • Title: Decoding threat: consequences for the individual and others

December 7

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Melanie A Woodin, University of Toronto
  • Title: Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease

December 14

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
  • Speaker: Dr. Andy Shih, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Title:In vivo optical imaging and manipulation of brain pericytes

Term 2 (Winter 2019)

January 11

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Christopher Ford, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Title:  Encoding dopamine transmission in striatal circuits

January 18

  • Host: TBD
  • Speaker: Dr. Amanda Chisholm, BC Health Research Connection Project
  • Title: REACH workshop

January 25

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Stowe, UBC Psychiatry
  • Title:Precision medicine in schizophrenia - tales from the bench to the bedside

February 1

  • Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
  • Speaker: Dr. V. Wee Yong, University of Calgary
  • Title: Modulating macrophage/microglia activity with generic medications to improve neurological outcomes

February 8

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar 
  • Speaker: Dr. Kristopher T. Kahle, Yale School of Medicine 
  • Title: Regulation of the Potassium -Chloride cotransporter, KCC2, and the impact on seizures and cerebral edema

February 15

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Graeme Davis, UCSF
  • Title: Homeostatic Control of Neural Function in Health and Disease

February 22

  • Host: Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez
  • Speaker: Dr. Sarah Lisanby, National Institutes of Health 
  • Title: Precision Seizure Therapy: Sculpting the spatial and temporal aspects of therapeutic seizures

March 1

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Matthew Hill, University of Calgary
  • Title: Endocannabinoids, Stress and Emotional Behaviour: From Human to Rodent and Back Again

MARCH 4 - 12:00 noon, Room 3402 A/B, 3rd Floor, dmcbh

  • Host: Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul
  • Speaker: Dr. Ines Violante, University of Surrey, UK
  • Title: Mapping the effects of transcranial electrical stimulation on brain function using fMRI

March 8

  • Host: Dr. Catherine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Regina M. Carelli, Univ. of North Carolina 
  • Title: Modeling dynamic shifts in affect, reward value & drug seeking in addiction.

March 15

  • Host:Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • Speaker: Dr. Jeff Rothstein, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Title: Disassembly and assembly of Nuclear pore complex in Neurodegeneration

March 22

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
  • Speaker: Dr. Tuan Trang, University of Calgary
  • Title: Microglia: the little cell that could

March 29

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
  • Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Schafer, Univ. of Massachusetts
  • Title: A Synaptic Feast: Microglia-Mediated Remodeling of Neural Circuits in Health and Disease 

APRIL 2 - ROOM 3402 A/B/C, 3RD FLOOR, DMCBH (2:00PM - 3:00PM)

  • Host: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
  • Speaker: Dr. Gregory Simon,
  • Title: Precision medicine for depression: Will we ever get there?

April 5 - Room 3402 A/B/C, 3rd Floor, DMCBH

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker:  Dr. Ege T. Kavalali, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Title: Quantal Neurotransmission and Neuronal Signaling

April 12

  • Host: Dr. Catherine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Rita Goldstein,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
  • Title: Neuroimaging reward processing and inhibitory control in human drug addiction: an eye towards intervention development

April 26

  • Host: Dr. Stan Floresco
  • Speaker:  Dr. J. David Jentsch, State University of New York - Binghamton University
  • Title: Sex, genes and impulsivity: Insights from advanced mouse populations

May 3

  • Host: Dr. Stan Floresco
  • Speaker: Dr. Marina E. Wolf, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Title: Synaptic mechanisms regulating the strength of cocaine craving

May 10 - Cancelled

  • Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar 
  • Speaker: Dr. Jodie Gawryluk, University of Victoria
  • Title: Investigations of MRI based biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

May 17

  • Host: Dr. Helen Tremlett
  • Speaker:   Dr. Christina Wolfson, McGill University
  • Title:The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: A Platform for Research in Brain Health?

May 17 - Room 3402 A/B, 3:00pm

  • Host: Dr.Timothy Murphy
  • Speaker: Professor Carl Petersen, Director, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Title: Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation

May 24

  • Host: Dr. Miriam Spering
  • Speaker: Dr. Karl Gegenfurtner, Giessen University
  • Title: The interaction between eye movements and perception

May 31 - Cancelled


  • Host: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul Stokes, Kings College London, UK
  • Title: Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: can neuroimaging accelerate the development of new treatments?

June 14

  • Host: Dr. Dan Goldowitz
  • Speaker: Dr. Joe Piven, University of North Carolina
  • Title:Infant Brain and Behaviour Development in Autism

June 21 - Room 3402 A/B/C, 3rd Floor, DMCBH

  • Host: Dr. Kota Mizumoto
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Colon Ramos, Yale University
  • Title: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of synapse assemby and function: lessons from C. elegans.

July 5 - Room 3402 A & B, 10:00am -11:30am

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Rankin
  • Speaker: Dr. Gang Chen, Jinan University (China)
  • Title: Traditional medicine on depression and Alzheimers' Disease: scientific research brings new hope

August 2

  • Host: Dr. Neil Cashman
  • Speaker: Dr.Todd S. Woodward, University of British Columbia
  • Title: Task-state functional brain networks detectable with fMRI: More than just a pretty picture