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

May 15, 2019

Dr. Maxwell Heiman
Harvard Medical School
Title TBA
Host: Keith Murai

May 8, 2019

Dr. Fred Kingdom
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

May 1, 2019

Dr. Amir Shmuel
Montreal Neurological Institute
Title TBA
Host: Janine Mendola

Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Sam David
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Alessandra Angelucci
Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
Organization and Function of feedback connections in early visual processing
Host: Janine Mendola

Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Brian Chen
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University
In-House Research Updates

Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Stephen Lomber
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
Host: Kathy Mullen

Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Erik Herzog
Department of Biology, Washington University
Circadian networks in the brain: Overlapping maps and functions to schedule our day 
Host: Charles Bourque

Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Gordon Shepherd Jr.
Department of Physiology and NUIN, Northwestern University
Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Host: Brian Chen

Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Numa Dancause
Department of Neurosciences, Université de Montréal
Unique pieces of a complex puzzle: the role of premotor areas in the control and recovery of hand movements
Host: Keith Murai

Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou
Department Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University
Neuro-immune interactions in acute and chronic pain states
Host: Keith Murai

Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Robert Koenekoop
Department Human Genetics and Ophthalmology, McGill University Health Centre
Discovering and characterizing retinal genes lead to insights into disease mechanisms and treatment ideas
Host: Robert Hess

Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Ioannis Trakadis
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Complex inheritance and Omics in clinical psychiatric genetics
Host: Keith Murai

Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Simon Ducharme
Montreal Neurological Institute
Diagnostic biomarkers for behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: Current approach and future directions
Host: Keith Murai

Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Dan Feldman
Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Inhibitory circuit mechanisms for homeostasis and autism in cerebral cortex
Host: Ed Ruthazer

Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Stephen Engel
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Long-term Visual System Plasticity
Host: Kathy Mullen

Dec 5, 2018

Dr. Laurence Harris
Centre for Vision Research, York University
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
Prefrontal Circuits Related to Anxiety and Anhedonia
Host: Keith Murai

Nov 21, 2018

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

Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Jaeda Coutinho-Budd
Department of Biology, University of Vermont
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
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
RNA trafficking and axonal local translation in visual circuit wiring
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Stuart Trenholm
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
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
Dissociating functional and structural synaptic plasticity
Host: Jesper Sjöström

Aug 27, 2018

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

Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Ciaran Murphy-Royal
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary
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
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
Exploring the BRaIN: An Artist’s Protocol
Host: Keith Murai