The Neuro

Killam Seminar Series 2012-2013
Scheduling Calendar

Date Speaker Lecture Host

September 11, 2012

September 18, 2012

Andres Barria, PhD
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  USA

Trafficking and Function of NMDA-Receptors: A Tale of Two Receptors

Edward Ruthazer

September 20, 2012

A. James Barkovich, MD
Chief, Pediatric Neuroradiology
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA  USA


Denis Melançon Neuroradiology Lecture
Malformations of Cortical Development: Update 2012

September 25, 2012

Suzanne Haber, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY  USA

The Circuit of Reward and Value: Linking Connectivity to Function and Disease

Lesley Fellows

October 2, 2012

Gary Landreth, PhD
Alzheimer Research Laboratory
Department of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH  USA

Nuclear Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer's Disease

Phil Barker

October 9, 2012

Leonard A. Levin, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
McGill University
Physician-in-Chief of Ophthalmology
McGill University Health Centre

Cut and Dyed: Redox Signaling of Axonal Injury

Phil Barker

October 16, 2012
  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
October 13-17, 2012

October 23, 2012

Tom Jessel, PhD
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Center for Neurobiology & Behavior
Columbia University
New York, NY  USA

Gairdner Lecture

October 30, 2012

Gary Bassell, PhD
Emory University
Department of Cell Biology
Atlanta, GA  USA

mRNA Transport, Local Translation and Fragile X Syndrome

Wayne Sossin

November 6, 2012

Marco Prado, PhD
Robarts Research Institute
University of Western Ontario
London, ON  CANADA

Physiology of the Prion Protein

Ted Fon

November 13, 2012

Donald Van Meyel, PhD
Centre for Research in Neuroscience
McGill University
Montreal, QC  CANADA

Novel Mechanisms Controlling the Complex and Diverse Morphologies of Neuronal Dendrites

Ed Ruthazer

November 20, 2012

Patrick Cavanagh, PhD
Université Paris Descartes, Paris V
Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception

Attention and the Position Sense

Dan Guitton

November 27, 2012

Ann Marie Craig, PhD
Brain Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC  CANADA

Molecular Organizing Complexes for Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses

Ken Hastings

December 4, 2012

Stanley H. Appel, MD
Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, TX   USA

T-Cells Step Up to the Plate in Lou Gehrig Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Jack Antel

December 11, 2012

Sylvain Williams, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Montreal, QC  CANADA

Understanding the Role of GABAergic Interneurons in Hippocampus using Optogenetics

Philippe Séguéla

December 18, 2012

Santiago Costantino, PhD
Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre
Montreal, QC  CANADA

New Laser Tools to Probe Neural Cells: From the Lab to the Clinic

Tim Kennedy

January 8, 2013

January 15, 2013

Karen Moxon, PhD
Drexel University
School of Biomedical Engineering
Philadelphia, PA   USA

Dynamics of Network Oscillations During the Transition to Seizures

Massimo Avoli

January 22, 2013

Angela Vincent, PhD
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Antibody-Mediated Neurological Diseases: Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations

Jack Antel

January 29, 2013

Ivan De Araujo, DPhil
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT  USA

Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Regulation of Striatal Dopamine Signaling

Alain Dagher

February 5, 2013

Gerhard Multhaup, PhD
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
McGill University

The Role of Secretases in the Amyloid Puzzle

Ted Fon

February 12, 2013

David Mikulis, BSc, FRCR, MD
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON  CANADA

Cerebrovascular Reserve and Neurovascular Uncoupling Syndrome

Bruce Pike

February 19, 2013

Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON  CANADA

Repair and Regeneration of the Injured Spinal Cord: From Molecule to Man

Alyson Fournier

February 26, 2013

Fady Malik, MD, PhD, FACC
Senior Vice President, Research and Early Development
Cytokinetics, Inc.
South San Francisco, CA  USA

Concept to Clinic:
Fast Skeletal Troponin Activators and their Application to Neuromuscular

Angela Genge

March 5, 2013

François Rassendren, PhD
Département Pharmacologie Moléculaire
Institut de Genomique Fonctionnelle
Montpellier, FRANCE

Sensing danger signals: an emerging role for ATP-gated P2X receptors

Philippe Séguéla

March 12, 2013

Anton Reiner, PhD
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN  USA

Drug Therapy for Huntington’s Disease: Targeting Corticostriatal Transmission

Abbas Sadikot

March 19, 2013

Francis Lee, MD, PhD
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY   USA

Role of Neurotrophins in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Jean-François Cloutier

March 26, 2013

Leo Pallanck, PhD
Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  USA

Genetic and Proteomic Analysis of Mitochondrial Quality Control

Ted Fon

April 2, 2013

Maximilian Riesenhuber, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC   USA

Neural Mechanisms of Object Recognition in Cortex: About Pipelines, Phonemes, and Flying Crossbodies

Christopher Pack

April 9, 2013

Minh Dang Nguyen, PhD
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

MAPping Brain Development and Maturation

Alyson Fournier

April 15, 2013 (MONDAY)

Randy Buckner, PhD
Harvard University
Center for Brain Science

Cambridge, MA  USA

Brenda Milner Lecture in Cognitive Neuroscience
Exploring the Large-Scale Architecture of the Human Brain

Michael Petrides

April 16, 2013

Matthijs Verhage, PhD
Department of Functional Genomics
Center for Neurogenomics & Cognitive Research
Vrije Universiteit and VU Medical Center

The Secretion of Different Chemical Signals from Mammalian Neurons

Peter McPherson

April 23, 2013

Seung Jae Lee, PhD
Department of Biomedical Science & Technology
Konkuk University
Seoul, KOREA

Extracellular Alpha-Synuclein: Unusual Suspect of Lewy Body Diseases

Ted Fon

April 29, 2013

Carla Shatz, PhD
Director, Bio-X
Stanford University
Standord, CA  USA

Dorothy J. Killam Lecture

April 30, 2013

Matthias Johannes Koepp, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
UCL Institute of Neurology

Imaging Epilepsy Syndromes: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen MRI?


Andrea Bernasconi

May 7, 2013

Ronald Davis, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Scripps Research Institute Florida
Jupiter, FL  USA

Jerzy Olszewski Lecture

Brain's Logic for Memory Formation and Forgetting

Barbara Jones

May 14, 2013

Robert Ferrante, PhD, MS
Director, Translational Therapeutics Laboratory
Co-Director, Center for ALS Research
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA  USA

The Magrums: Huntington's Chorea  - Hunting for a Cure

Abbas Sadikot

May 21, 2013
  Canadian Association for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Toronto, ON
May 21-24, 2013

May 28, 2013

Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL  USA

George Karpati Lecture

Genetic Modifiers for Muscular Dystrophy

Ken Hastings

June 4, 2013

Ehud Isacoff, PhD
University of California
Berkeley, CA  USA

Gating Synaptic Plasticity with Light Controlled Glutamate Receptors

Edward Ruthazer

June 11, 2013

Vincenzo Crunelli, PhD
Cardiff School of Biosciences
Cardiff, UK

Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Absence Seizures

Massimo Avoli