Seminars 2018-2019

Throughout the academic year, the CRN and McGill Vision Research host the weekly BRaIN Seminar Series, as part of the RI-MUHC BRaIN Program. The topics cover numerous aspects of experimental neuroscience, and our speakers include international as well as local leaders in their respective fields. 

When & Where: Wednesdays at 12 noon, Montreal General Hospital, Livingston Hall, L7-140 (unless posted otherwise).

Want a monthly email to notify you of upcoming seminars? Contact Yvonne Gardner



Speaker and topic

Dec 5, 2018

Dr. Laurence Harris
Centre for Vision Research, York University
Title: The many varied roles of the vestibular system on earth and in space
Host: Fred Kingdom

Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Angela Roberts
Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Title: Prefrontal Circuits Related to Anxiety and Anhedonia
Host: Keith Murai

Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Min Zhuo
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Title: Cortical plasticity for chronic pain and anxiety
Host: Yong Rao

Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Jaeda Coutinho-Budd
Department of Biology, University of Vermont
Title: Celullar and molecular mechanisms of neuron-glia interactions at neuronal cell bodies
Host: Don van Meyel

Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Nadia Gosselin
Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal
Title: Sleep and brain recovery after moderate to severe TBI
Host: Reza Farivar

Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Hovy Wong
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
Title: RNA trafficking and axonal local translation in visual circuit wiring
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Stuart Trenholm
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
Title: Multiplexing within presynaptic network modules underlies flexible feature encoding in visual cortex
Host: Curtis Baker

Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Aurore Thomazeau
Mark Bear laboratory, Picower Institute, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA and Manzoni laboratory, INMED, INSERM UMR1249, Marseille, France
Title: Dissociating functional and structural synaptic plasticity
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Carole Escartin
CNRS, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay
Title: Deciphering the roles of reactive astrocytes in neurodegenerative diseases
Host: Keith Murai

Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Ciaran Murphy-Royal
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary
Title: Astrocytes regulate the central response to stress by limiting synaptic energy availability
Host: Luke Healy

Aug 8, 2018

Dr. Upinder Bhalla
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Karnataka, India
Title: Striking a fine balance: Mechansims for precise E-I balance and timing in the hippocampus probed using optical stimulation
Host: Aparna Suvrathan

Jul 23, 2018

Ms. Paméla Simard
School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY
Title: Exploring the BRaIN: An Artist’s Protocol
Host: Keith Murai