Winter 2019

  • Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: 1301 Health Sciences Building
  • Check the schedule regularly for changes/updates

January 18
Neurovascular and immune adaptations promoting depression or stress resilience
Dr. Caroline Ménard
CERVO Brain Research Centre, Laval University

January 25
Molecular determinants of spinal hyperexcitability in rat and human models of chronic pain
Annemarie Dedek, PhD candidate, Hildebrand Lab
Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University

February 1
The impact of medial temporal lobe damage on autobiographical memory and event simulation
Dr. Mary Pat McAndrews
University Health Network

February 8
Towards the identification of neuroanatomical biomarkers of psychosis
Synthia Guimond
The Royal Ottawa Hospital

March 1
Inducing Axon Regeneration in the CNS

Ushananthini Shanmugalingam, PhD candidate
Smith Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University

March 8
Somatosensory coding gone wrong: the origins of neuropathic pain
Steve Prescott
Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dept of Physiology and Inst of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

Special Lecture
Monday, March 11
10:30 a.m.
1201 River Building (Richcraft Hall)
Motivation-dependent sensory processing
Christian Burgess
University of Michigan

March 22
White Matter Injury and Regeneration in the Postnatal Brain
Vittorio Gallo
Chief Research Officer, Children’s National Health System
Scientific Director, Children’s Research Institute

Fall 2018

  • Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: 360 Tory Building

September 21
Ghrelin at the intersection between stress and metabolism
Dr. Alfonso Abizaid
Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University

October 12
How can we improve neuromodulation treatments in mental health disorders?
Dr. Sara Tremblay
The Royal Hospital’s Institute of Mental Health Research

October 19
Endozepinergic control of the melanocortin system and energy balance by glial cells
Dr. Thierry Alquier 
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

November 23
Lived Experience – Autism

The Honourable Mike Lake 
Member of Parliament representing Edmonton-Wetaskiwin

November 30
Endocannabinoid/serotonin interactions in the regulation of nausea-induced conditioned gaping in rats
Dr. Linda Parker
Neuroscience & Applied Cognitive Science
Department of Psychology, University of Guelph

Special Lecture
Thursday, December 13
1200 Richcraft Hall, 10 a.m.
Effect of exposure to pesticides on neuroplasticity and behavior: Where are we on the Adverse Outcome Pathway?
Dr. Thierry Charlier
Research Institute for Environmental and Occupational Health

December 14
Investigating Circuits Underlying Memory with Optogenetics and Population Calcium Imaging. 

Dr. Sylvain Williams 
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University