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Weekly Seminars Schedule

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Seminar Program 2014/15
Fridays in MSB 282 12:30pm – 1:30pm
(unless otherwise noted)

Month Day Speaker Title
September 5 No seminar No seminar
12 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Merrick Zwarenstein
Director, Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, Depts. Of Family Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
“Pragmatic and Explanatory Approaches to Designing Randomized Trials – An Introduction”
19 Dr. Scott Ryan
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
“Oxidative Stress in a Patient Derived Model of Parkinson’s Disease”
26 Victoria Roach
Ph.D. Candidate, Western University
“Spatial Reasoning: What really lies in the eye of the beholder?”
October 3 Erin Azzopardi and Vic Roach Graduate Student Meeting
10 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Jamie Kramer
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Western University, Associate Scientist, Division of Genetics & Development, Children’s Health Research Institute
“Epigenetics in Intellectual Disability”
17 No seminar No seminar
23 21st Annual Murray Barr Lecture
(9:30 am Aud. A, UH, LHSC)
Dr. Richard Caprioli
Stanford Moore Chair in Biochemistry, Professor, Depts. Of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Medicine, Director, Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Imaging Mass Spectrometry:
Molecular Microscopy for Discovery in Biological and Clinical Research”
24 No seminar
No seminar
31 No seminar - Halloween No seminar
November 7 Dr. J. Alex Parker
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Centre de Recherche, CHUM, University of Montreal
“Rise to the bait: Using C. elegans to find causes and cures for neurodegenerative disorders”
14

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Lauren Flynn

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University

“Re-engineering the Extracellular Matrix for Cell-Based Tissue Regeneration”
21 Dr. Jeffrey Laitman - CANCELLED
Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology and Professor of Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
“Nature’s Great Experiment: The Evolution and Development of the Human Larynx and the Origins of Speech”

2 Dr. John Kelly
Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Mechanisms linking connexin mutations to human diseases”
December 5 Dr. Ann Zumwalt
Course Director, Medical Gross Anatomy, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine
“The use of gaze tracking to document learning in gross anatomy”
12 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Kelly Anderson
Assistant Professor, Departyment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
“Ethnicity and Psychosis: Differences in Risk, Access to Care, and Outcomes for Young People with First-Episode Psychosis”
19 No Seminar
January 9

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Lisa Cameron
Associate Professor, Depts. Of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology

“Role of the PGD2-CRTh2 Pathway in Asthma: From Gene Regulation to Personalized Medicine”
16 Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude
Western Research Chair, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders and Department of Psychology, Western University
“Hierarchical organization of speech and language in the human brain”
23 Dr. Jane Foster
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
“Gut-brain axis: How microbiota influence behaviour”
30 Dr. John DiGuglielmo
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
“Targeting cell migration using triterpenoid/tricyclic compounds”
February 6 Samah Rafehi
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Exploring the regulation and function of epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in ovarian cancer spheroids”
13 New Faculty Lecture Series No seminar
20 Dr. Julio Truijlo
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
“Shaping visual representations in the primate brain”
27 Dr. Mousumi Majumder
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Roles of COX-2 in Breast Cancer: Novel Therapeutic Targets and microRNA Biomarkers”
March 6 Dr. Mathieu Vinken
Department of Toxicology, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium
“Connexins and pannexins as drug targets and biomarkers in liver disease”
13 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Wataru Inoue
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
“Stress Adaptation: A View From Synapse”
20 Dr. Adrian Owen
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging, The Brain and Mind Institute, Western University
“The Search for Consciousness: What has Neuroimaging Told Us?”
27 Dr. Lucy Osborne
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
“Copy number variation at 7q11.23: finding the line of symmetry”
April 3 Good Friday, No Seminar
10

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Andrew Pruszynski
Assistant Professor, Depts. Of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology; Scientist, Robarts Research Institute

“The Brain and Periphery as Partners in Skilled Sensorimotor Control”
17 Mauricio Rodriguez
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“The Role of ALDJ1A1, CD44 and other Stem Cell Related Factors in the Metastatic Activity of ALHDhiCD44+ Breast Cancer Cells”
24 Dr. Karun Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Scientist, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute
“Signalling mechanisms regulating neural circuit development and their disruption in Autism spectrum disorders”
May 1 Dr. Jeffrey Laitman
Distinguished Professor and Director of Anatomy and Functional  Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology and Professor of Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
“Nature’s Great Experiment: The Evolution and Development of the Human Larynx and the Origins of Speech”
5 8th Annual Suzanne M. Bernier Memorial Lecture. 2:00 pm, McKellar Room, UCC 290
Dr. Nancy E. Lane

Endowed Professor of Medicine. Rheumatology and Aging Research, Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, Director of Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
“Treatment for bone diseases and inflammatory arthritis … with a little help from your own stem cells”
8
 
ACB Special Lecture in Celebration of Dr. Gerald Kidder, (9:30 am, MSB 384)   Prof. Dr. Elke Winterhager
Imaging Center (IMCES), Essen, Electron Microscopic Unit, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
"Connexins in trophoblast lineage development and placental function"
8 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Dan Lizotte
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Computer Science
“Machine Learning Methodology for Decision Support”
15 No Seminar
 
22 Dr. Joy Reidenberg
Professor Medical Education, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
“Who, What, When, and Why We Work With Whales?”
29 Dylan Dieters-Castator
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
TBA
June 5 DSB 2016 Mohammed Al-Onaizi
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Regulation of cognitive processing by forebrain and hippocampal cholinergic tone”
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