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Weekly Seminars Schedule

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Seminar Program 2015/16
Fridays in MSB 282 12:30pm – 1:30pm
(unless otherwise noted)

Month Day Speaker Title
September 4 No seminar No seminar
11 Graduate Student Meeting
Sarah Caughlin and Danielle Brewer
18 Dr. Peeyush Lala
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
Control mechanisms in placental invasion of the uterus in healthy pregnancy and preeclampsia”
25 Dr. Alison Allan
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
"Organ tropism of breast cancer metastasis: a balance between the “seed” and the “soil””
October 2

Dr. Bill Kapralos
Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

“The Application of Virtual Simulation, Serious Gaming, and Virtual Reality-Based Technologies for Anatomy Education and Training”
9 Dr. Dean Betts
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
“Understanding pluripotency regulation in a preclinical animal model of stem cell therapy”

11:30am - 12:30 pm

Aud A, UH

16 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Silvia Penuela
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Pannexin channels and their role in cancer, inflammation and obesity”
23 22nd Annual Murray Barr Lecture
(9:30 am Aud. A, UH, LHSC)
Dr. Marc G. Caron
James B. Duke Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University
Functional Selectivity of GPCR Signalling: Physiological implications and therapeutic potentials
30

Dr. Milos Popovic
Professor, University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

”Neuroprosthetic systems for enhancement of neuroplasticity following stroke and spinal cord injury”
November 6 Michael Jewer
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
”Enrichment of Cancer Stem Cells Phenotypes of Hypoxic Stresses”
11:30am - 12:30 pm 13

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. John Ronald
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute

“Molecular-Genetic Imaging Technologies for Disease Detection and Cell Tracking”
20

Dr. Martin Duennwald
Departmnt of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western University

“Protein misfolding and protein quality control in neurodegenerative diseases”

27 TBA TBA
December 4 Dr. Fred Possmayer
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Ob/Gyn, Western University
"Pulmonary Surfactant for Treatment of Neonatal Respiratory Distress”
11:30am - 12:30pm 11 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Hon Leong
Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: How Tumor Microparticles/Exosomes Can Have Clinical Impact in Oncology”
18 No Seminar
January 8 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Stephen Renaud
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University
“Transcriptional and Immune Regulation of Placental Development”
8 Dr. Noelia Weisstaub
Investigator, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires
“Serotonergic modulation of the Prefrontal Cortex during retrieval and reconsolidation of Recognition Memory in Rats”
15 Dr. Daniel Hardy
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
“The Role of ER stress in Placental Insufficiency and Long-term Metabolic Disease”
22 Dr. Susanne Schmid Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University “De-cluttering the mind-mechanisms of sensory filtering”
29 Dr. Jean Langlois
Department of Emergency Medicine, CIUSSS d l’Estrie – CHUS, Sherbrooke, QC
“Spatial Abilities, Anatomy Knowledge Assessment and Performance in Technical Skills"
February 5 Dr. Timothy Burkhart
Research Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Western University
“Injury and Orthopaedic Biomechanics: Engineering meets Anatomy”
11:30am - 12:30pm 12 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Samuel Asfaha
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology, Western University
“Colonic Stem Cells in Inflammation and Cancer”
19

Dr. Brenda Kwak Chanson
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Department of Medical Specializations – Cardiology, University of Geneva

“Connexins, shear stress-induced endothelial communication compartments and atherosclerosis”
26

Dr. Daniel Schramek
Principal Investigator, Program in Systems Biology, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

“Rapid in vivo RNAi- and CRISPR-based screening to elucidate novel cancer genes and cancer vulnerabilities”
March 4

Danielle Brewer
Ph.D. student, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Cognition, (sub)Concussion, and Contact Sport”
11:30am - 12:30pm 11 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Arlene MacDougall
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
“Recovery-Oriented Interventions for People Living with Serious Mental Illness: Here at Home and Abroad”
18

Dr. Lesley MacNeil
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

“Using C. elegans as a model to study the impact of diet and microbiota on neuronal health”
25 Good Friday, No Seminar TBA
April 1

Sarah Caughlin
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

"Uncovering the role of Gangliosides in neurodegeneration and aging using MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry"
11:30am - 12:30pm 8

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Ilka Heinemann
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Western University

“Uncovering the Role of microRNA Regulators in Health and Disease”
15

Dr. Georg Zoidl
Professor and Canada Research Chair for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Department of Biology, York University

“Electrical Synapses: From Genes to Functions”
22

JT Walker
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

“Investigating Matricellular Proteins as Modulators of Cell Recruitment and Differentiation in Wound Repair”
29 Dr. Lyanne Schlichter
Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
“Microglial activation as a target for controlling CNS inflammation”
May 6

Sagar Desai
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

TBA
11:30am -  12:30 pm 13 New Faculty Lecture Series TBA
20
 
Dr. Thomas Preuss
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Hunter College and CUNY Biopsychology Graduate Program, New York
TBA
27 TBA TBA
June 3 Lauren Allen
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
TBA
10 TBA TBA