2020/21 Neuroscience Research Colloquium Schedule

FALL 2020

september 4 - Online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Memory Processes Group Colloquia
  • Title:  Learning and memory: from mice to magnets
  • Zoom information found here
  • Zoom passcode: 362449

SEPTEMBER 11 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy and the Dynamic Brain Circuits Research Excellence Cluster
  • Speaker: Dean Giustini and Vanessa Kitchin, UBC Library
  • Title: Getting a handle on your Scopus, Google Scholar, Publons and ORCID ID's
  • Speaker:  Dmitriy Ryabika, VPRO Office, UBC
  • Title: Research metrics tutorial using Scival for trends and impact studies
  • Zoom information found here
  • Zoom passcode: 504503

SEPTEMBER 25 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy and the Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence 
  • Speakers: 2020 Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) Scholars:
  • Patrick Coleman: Development of Dynamo, an open-soure suite of tools for visualizing, analysing and sharing 4D data sets of neuronal structural growth and activity
  • Ellen Koch: An open resource of mouse fiber photometry and behaviour data for neurological disease research and analysis software optimization.
  • Nick Michelson: Meso-social: an open source approach to derive neural circuit activity in mice during constrained social interaction.
  • Jennifer Kim: Microgliome, an interactive microglia gene regulation browser.
  • Dongsheng Xiao: NeuroMap database: an open resource of event-triggered brain mesoscale maps in awake chronic mice.
  • Kaitlin Sullivan: Identify subpopulations of neurons participating in fear memory.
  • Zoom link is found here
  • Zoom passcode: 951437

OCTOBER 16 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Title: Team Talk on MS
  • Speakers: Dr. Anthony Traboulsee, Dr. Helen Tremlett and Dr. Jacqueline Quandt:
  • Dr. Helen Tremlett: From poop to prodromes: Tremlett lab & Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis (PiMS) Research group overview
  • Dr. Jacqueline Quandt: Neuroinflammation: the balance between damage and repair in MS
  • Zoom link is found here
  • Zoom passcode: 035326

OCTOBER 23 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley 
  • Speaker: Dr. Lisa Monteggia, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Tennessee
  • Title: Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Action
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 243876

OCTOBER 30 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speakers: Dr. Neil Cashman, Dr. Todd Woodward and Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez
  • Title: Schizophrenia: Three threads of research at UBC
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode:157441

NOVEMBER 6 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speakers: Dr. Sophia Frangou, Dr. Samir Das (McGill University) and Jeff LeDue
  • Title: All about Sharing: V-brain
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 053450

NOVEMBER 13 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Tim Murphy
  • Title: Stroke seminar
  • Speakers: Dr. Lara Boyd,Dr. Craig Brown and Dr. Thalia Field
  • Dr. Lara Boyd: Predicting recovery after stroke
  • Dr. Craig Brown: Towards a cellular understanding of cortical plasticity and recovery of function after stroke
  • Dr. Thalia Field: Improving the clinical trials
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode:095090

NOVEMBER 20 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Liisa Galea
  • Speaker: Dr. Jill Becker, University of Michigan
  • Title: Sex Differences in Addiction: Lessons from Animal Models
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom code: 221004

NOVEMBER 27 - cancelled

DECEMBER 4 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speakers: Dr. Shernaz Bamji, Dr. Terry Snutch and Dr. Yu Tian Wang
  • Title: Molecular and Genetic Underpinnings of Epilepsy
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 824328

december 11 - online via zoom

  • Host:  Dr. Catharine Winstanley 
  • Speaker: Dr. Kota Mizumoto
  • Title: Interaction between electrical and chemical synapses in C. elgans
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 110775

TERM 2 (WINTER 2021)

JANUARY 22 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Cembrowski, UBC
  • Title: Anomalous pyramidal cells bridge memory timescales 
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 131071

FEBRUARY 5 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Helen Tremlett, UBC
  • Title: Adventures in multiple sclerosis epidemiology: using Canada’s population-based health data to explore the prodrome and impact of comorbidities
  • Zoom link found here 
  • Zoom passcode:  788677

february 12 - online via zoom 

  • Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • Speaker: Dr. Catharine Rankin, UBC
  • Title: Rapid assessment of ASD risk gene function, temporal requirements and phenotypic reversibility using C. elegans
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 471378

FEBRUARY 19 - online via zoom 

  • Host: Dr. Lynn Raymond
  • Title: Neurodegeneration: Sensorimotor circuit dysfunction and therapeutic platforms
  • Speakers:
  • Dr. Miriam Spering, UBC:  Eye movements as a window into sensorimotor function in Parkinson’s disease
  • Dr. Blair Leavitt, UBC, CMMT:  Lipid nanoparticle systems for the delivery of  gene therapy to the CNS
  • Dr. Stephanie Willerth, UVic & SBME:  3D printing neural tissue models of disease
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 785757

FEBRUARY 26 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Yu-Tian Wang
  • Title: Development of positive allosteric modulators of NMDARs as novel therapeutics for CNS diseases
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode: 353842

MARCH 5 - online via zoom

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley 
  • Speaker: Dr. Tao Huan, UBC 
  • Title: Metabolomics in Brain Research: A Promising Approach for Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Tumors, and Beyond
  • Zoom link found here
  • Zoom passcode 695684

MARCH 12 - online via zoom 

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Erin Calipari, Vanderbilt University
  • Title: A novel framework for nucleus accumbens core dopamine in learned behavior
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MARCH 19

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley 
  • Speaker: Dr. Jason Barton, UBC
  • Title: Words and faces: hemispheric specialization for high-level object recognition.
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MARCH 26

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APRIL 9

  • Host: Dr. Shernaz Bamji
  • Speaker: Dr. Ninan Abraham, UBC
  • Title: What have we been missing in racial equity in academia?
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APRIL 16

  • Host: Dr.Timothy Murphy 
  • Speaker: Dr. Spencer Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Title: Multiphoton imaging across brain areas simultaneously to explore brain areas acting in concert with subcellular resolution.
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APRIL 23

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APRIL 30

  • Host: Office of Research, FOM
  • Speaker:  Dr. Peter St George Hyslop, University of Toronto 
  • Title: TBD

MAY 7

  • Host: Office of Research, FOM
  • Speaker: Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto
  • Title: Regenerative Strategies in the Central Nervous System:
    Promoting Functional Repair in Animal Models of Blindness and Stroke

MAY 14

  • Host: Dr. Catharine Winstanley
  • Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Matthews & Dr. Michael Gordon, UBC 
  • Title: TBD

MAY 21

  • Host: Dr. Annie Ciernia
  • Speaker: Dr. Autumn S. Ivy, UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Title: TBD
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MAY 28

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