Archives: 2015/16 Schedule

FALL 2015 SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 11

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Gan Wenbiao, New York Univ.
Title: Experience-dependent dendritic spine plasticity in the cortex

SEPTEMBER 18

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Phil Barker, UBC Okanagan
Title: Exercising Restraint: Using Sublethal Caspase Activity to Shape the Nervous System

SEPTEMBER 25: NO TALK SCHEDULED
OCTOBER 2

Host: Dr. Cheryl Wellington
Speaker: Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Uniformed Health Services, Bethesda
Title: Endophenotypes of traumatic brain injury:  What we need to know for the next generation of clinical trials.

OCTOBER 9

Host:  Dr. Douglas Allan
Speaker: Dr. Artur Kania, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
Title: Netrin-ephrin signalling synergy in motor axon guidance

OCTOBER 16

Host: Dr. Alex MacKay
Speaker: Dr. George Harauz, Univ. of Guelph
Title: Myel-Stones or The Executive Roles of Myelin Basic Protein in Myelin Assembly and Destabilization in Multiple Sclerosis

OCTOBER 23

Host: Dr. Tim O'Connor
Speaker: Dr. Ehud Isacoff, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Title:Optical analysis of gating in mGluRs

OCTOBER 30

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Costas A. Anastassiou, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Title:Signals-systems-phyche: simulations and computations of cortical circuits

NOVEMBER 6

Host: Dr. Weihong Song
Speaker:  Dr. Sangram Sisodia, Univ. of Chicago
Title: Presenilin Function in Health and Alzheimer's Disease

NOVEMBER 13

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Roger Thompson, Univ. of Calgary
Title: Non-ionotropic signalling by NMDA receptors during stroke

NOVEMBER 13

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Eilif Muller, Blue Brain Project, Switzerland
Title: Reconstruction and Simulation of Neocortical Microcircuitry

NOVEMBER 16

Host: Dr. Max Cynader
Speaker: Dr. Simon Thorpe, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Toulouse
Title: How can the brain store visual and auditory memories that last a lifetime?

NOVEMBER 18

Host: Dr. Tony Traboulsee
Speaker: Dr. Gabriele de Luca, Univ. of Oxford
Title: The role of chronic inflammation on amyloid burden in MS

NOVEMBER 20

Host: Dr. Cathy Rankin
Speaker: Dr. Andres Maricq
Title: CaMKII Regulates Motor-Mediated Transport of Synaptic Glutamate Receptors

NOVEMBER 27

Host: Dr. Matt Farrer
Speaker: Dr. Richard Wade-Martins, Univ. of Oxford
Title:Translating Parkinson's: modelling disease for target discovery

DECEMBER 4

Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Ferguson, Univ. of Ottawa
Title: Role of G protein-coupled receptor signaling in diseases of the CNS

DECEMBER 11

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Jack Waters, Allen Institute, Seattle
Title:Maps of visual areas and visually-evoked activity in mouse cortex

DECEMBER 18

Host: Dr. Jon Stoessl
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Bushnell, NIH
Title: Lifestyle and chronic pain

WINTER/SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE:
JANUARY 8

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Antonello Bonci, NIH/NIDA
Title:Synaptic and optogenetic studies in the limbic system: implications for a novel treatment against cocaine abuse

JANUARY 15 - NO COLLOQUIUM THIS WEEK.
JANUARY 22 

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Tim Murphy
Title: High throughput imaging of mesoscopic functional connectivity in mouse cortex: insights for brain injury and psychiatric disorders

JANUARY 29

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Austen Milnerwood
Title:

FEBRUARY 5 - CANCELLED
FEBRUARY 12

Host: Dr. Miriam Spering
Speaker: Dr. Lynn Raymond, UBC
Title: Synaptic dysfunction in prodromal Huntington disease

FEBRUARY 19

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Howard, UBC
Title: Ten Years of Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment Refractory Depression: The UBC Experience

FEBRUARY 26

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker: Dr. Donald Arnold, Dana & David Dornsife, USC
Title: Visualizing and ablating endogenous synaptic proteins in vivo

MARCH 4

Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
Speaker: Dr. Farida Sohrabji, Texas A&M
Title: Neuroprotection for Ischemic Stroke in the aging brain: Role of microRNA

MARCH 11 - BC NEUROSCIENCE DAY
MARCH 18

Host: Dr. Kurt Haas
Speaker: Dr. Rafael Yuste, Columbia Univ., NY
Title:The novel neurotechnologies: implications for science and medicine

MARCH 25 - NO SEMINAR
APRIL 1

Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Speaker:Dr. Karun Singh, McMaster University
Title: Signalling mechanisms underlying neural connectivity and Autism Spectrum Disorders

APRIL 8

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Sam Weiss, Univ. of Calgary
Title:Adult neural stem cell journey of 25 years: a tale of discovery and the unexpected

APRIL 15

Host: Dr. Yu Tian Wang
Speaker: Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, MIT
Title:Alzheimer's disease: from epigenomic networks to circuit mapping

APRIL 22

Host: Dr. Ann Marie Craig
Speaker: Dr. Josh Sanes, Harvard Univ.
Title:Selective synapse formation in the retina

APRIL 29

Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
Speaker:Dr. Katherine Roche, NIH/NINDS
Title:  Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Protein Trafficking at Excitatory Synapses

MAY 6

Host:  Dr. Miriam Spering
Speaker: Dr. Richard Andersen, Caltech
Title: Decoding imagined movements from the posterior parietal cortex of tetraplegic humans

MAY 13

Host: Dr. Brian MacVicar
Speaker: Dr. Carol Barnes, University of Arizona
Title: Normative Brain Aging: Why Does it Result in Memory Impairments?

MAY 20

Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
Speaker: Dr. Margaret McCarthy, Chair, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland
Title: Surprising Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain

JUNE 24

Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Khiroug, Neurotar
Title: In vivo two-photon imaging of fluorescently-labeled macromolecule penetration through blood-brain barrier: applications in Pharma preclinical studies

JUNE 27

Host: Dr. Lakshmi Yatham
Speaker: Dr. Ted Dinan, University College Cork, Ireland
Title: Brain-gut-microbiota axis: A novel target for psychiatric intervention