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Weekly Seminars Schedule

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Seminar Program 2016/17
Fridays in MSB 282 12:30pm – 1:30pm
(unless otherwise noted)

Month Day Speaker Title
September 9 Graduate Student Meeting
16 Lauren Allen
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“Teaching Neuroanatomy Virtually: An Interactive Learning Resource for Improved Neuroanatomy Education”
23 No Seminar
30 Dr. Frank Beier
Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Health, Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University
“Osteoarthritis: A key piece in the aging puzzle”
October 7

Dr. Georg Feigl
Institute of Anatomy, Medical University of Graz, Austria

“Brachial plexus block techniques: anatomical problems and news”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
14 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Marlys Koschinsky
Scientific & Executive Director, Robarts Research Institute
“The Story of Lipoprotein(a) and Vascular Disease: Making Sense of Complexity”
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Aud A, UH
21 23rd Annual Murray Barr Lecture
Dr. Brian MacVicar
Co-Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
“Neuron-Glial Interactions in the Life and Death of Neurons”
28 Dr. Chris Ellis
Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Western University
“The microvasculalture and regulation of the distribution of oxygen supply”
November 4 Dr. John Vessey
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
“Dividing Cells Asymmetrically in the Developing Brain: A Role for RNA-Binding Proteins and Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation”
11 Dr. Ian Furst
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon at Coronation Dental, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, ON
“Applied Head and Neck Anatomy”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
18 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Luciano Sposato
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University
“Atrial Fibrillation Detected after Stroke. Pathophysiological and Prognostic Implications”
25 Dr. Jessica Esseltine
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“Modelling connexin43-linked mutations in the human context”
December 2 No seminar
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 9 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Art Poon
Department of Pathology, Western University
“Failure to launch: challenges in bringing next-generation sequencing into the clinical HIV laboratory”
16 Dr. Matthew Vickaryous
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
“Scar-free wound healing and tissue regeneration: lessons from lizards”
January 6 No seminar
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
13 New Faculty Lecture Series
20 Sonya Van Nuland
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“The Anatomy of E-Learning Tools”
27 Dr. David Edgell
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Western University
“Improving the awesome power of CRISPR for gene editing”
February 3 Dr. Lisa Porter
Translational Research Director, Windsor Cancer Research Group, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor
“Checkpoint Adaption: A Nexus Between Development and Cancer”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
10 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Sunil Parapuram
Assistant Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
 "Seeing through Fibrosis”
17 Dr. Mathias Dietz
Associate Professor, National Centre for Audiology, Canada Research Chair, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Western University
“Estimating Synaptic Input Parameters of Binaural Neurons Through the Temporal Analysis of Spike Trains”
24 Dr. Anne Simon
Department of Biology, Western University
"Social space of the fly:  genes and environmental conditions involved in determining social behaviour”
March 3 Dr. Geoff Pickering
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biochemistry and Medical Biophysics, Western University
“Microvascular magic and mayhem in vulnerable tissues”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
10 New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Gerald P. McKinley
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dept. of Anthropology
“Preventing Indigenous Youth Suicide: Community-Based Partnerships and Knowledge Translation”
17 Tyler Beveridge
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“Preventing Ejaculatory Dysfunction following Testicular Cancer Surgery: A Multi-modal Approach”
24 Nicole Pinto
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“High-Throughput Drug Testing for Drug Discovery in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer”
31 Dr. David Litchfield
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Professor, Department of Oncology, Western University
”From Pathways to Precision Medicine: the Emergence of Protein Kinases as Therapeutic Targets”
April 7 No Seminar
14 Good Friday (no seminar)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH

New Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Alex Louie
Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncology, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics

“Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer: From Evidence-based Medicine to Medicine-based Evidence”
28 Ashley Schormans
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“Cortial Plasticity within Higher-Order Sensory Regions following Partial Hearing Loss: From Spikes to Behaviour”
May 5 Dr. Paul Walton
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University
“Closing the triangle: The redox regulation of catalase localization”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Aud A, UH
12 New Faculty Lecture Series
19 Dr. Jerry Yakel
Ion Channel Physiology Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, NC
 “Cholinergic receptor regulation of neuronal excitability and plasticity in hippocampal network”
26 Dr. Leigh Ann Swayne
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, Associate Director, Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria, BC
“Pannexin 1 in the nervous system: Trafficking and function”