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Upcoming seminars for 2023 - 2024

In the Department of Medical Neuroscience you’ll have the opportunity to attend a number of enlightening seminars designed to enrich your educational experience. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Seminars are on Tuesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm, CHEB 150, unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, August 17, 2023:

Claire Mitchell, Professor, Department of Basic Translational Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Lysosomal dysfunction and repair.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023:

Abraham Nunes, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Computer Science, Dalhousie University. Computational Approaches to Bridge Neuronal Hyperexcitability and Episodic Memory Deficits in Bipolar Disorder.

Thursday, September 28, 2023:

Andy Hartwick, Associate Professor, College of Optometry, Department of Neuroscience, Ohio State University. Illuminating Retinal Ganglion Cell Photoreceptors.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023: 

Lindsey Power, PhD Student, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University. Imaging and Modelling Transient Patterns of Human Brain Activity in Normal Ageing.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 

Francisco Alvarez, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine. The diversity of inhibitory interneurons controlling motor output.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023:

Réjean Dubuc, Professor, Department of Human Kinetics, University of Quebec in Montreal. Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of Montreal. The Mesencephalic Locomotor Region and its multiple functions.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:

Peter Chipman, Associate Specialist, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco. Evolutionarily conserved mechanisms of synaptic resilience.

Friday, November 24, 2023: 

Yoshiyuki Kubota, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), Okazaki, Japan; and RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Wako, Japan. Motor learning and thalamocortical synaptic network plasticity in the motor cortex: in vivo imaging and correlative light-electron microscopy.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023:

Victoria Abraira, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Rutgers University. Unlocking Movement: Decoding Spinal Sensory Circuits and Recovery Dynamics in Spinal Cord Injuries.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024:

Tyler Wells, PhD Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Spinal and Brainstem Modulatory Systems Collaborate to Regulate Locomotor Output

Tuesday, February 6, 2024:

Asal Yans, PhD Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. A Novel Strategy to Restore Meaningful Function to Permanently Denervated Skeletal Muscles.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024:

Ilan Dinstein, Professor, Psychology Department and Deputy Director, Azrieli National Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopment Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. How does trial-by-trial neural variability impact behavior and development?

Tuesday, February 27, 2024:

Corey Baimel, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. Pathway-specific connectivity in motivated behaviours

Tuesday, March 12, 2024:

Hamza Imtiaz, PhD Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Title TBA.

Thursday, March 21, 2024:

Susan Boehnke, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences & Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University. Director, NeuroTech Microcredential Proram. The role of non-human primates in translational neuroscience.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024:

Sherry Steward, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry/ Psychology and Neuroscience/Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. Addictive Behaviors and Addictive Behavior Motivations Across the Menstrual Cycle.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024:

Hamza Imtiaz, PhD Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Developing an EEG biomarker to characterize intermittent slowing of brain activity in epilepsy

Tuesday, April 16, 2024:

Talma Hendler, Full Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and head of the Institute for Psychedelic Research Tel Aviv University; Director, Sagol Brain Institute Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Harnessing the brain to heal the stressed mind and body

Tuesday, May 7, 2024:

Kathryn Y. Manning, Postdoctoral fellow, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Department of Radiology, University of Calgary. Multimodal fusion of brain MRI to characterize healthy and compromised development

Tuesday, May 14, 2024:

Pooyan Moradi, PhD Candidate, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Predicting the Unpredictable: Biomarker Exploration for Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Thursday, May 16, 2024:

Shayna Cort, PhD Candidate, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Blood-brain barrier pathology as a bio-marker and target for treatment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024:

Gabrielle Hanson, MSc Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Characterizing cholinergic, neuropathological, and neuroinflammatory changed in human brain nuclei involved in the sleep-wake cycle in neurodegenerative disorders.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024:

Paige Reynolds, MSc Student, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University. Characterization of ALS Patient-Derived iPSC Motor Neurons

Tuesday, July 2, 2024:

Chris Dulla, Professor, Interim Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine. Metabolic and astrocytic targets to improve outcomes in brain injury and neurological disease.