Seminar Series

The Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series features talks by Faculty, PhD Candidates, External and Internal guests, all presenting on a variety of topics. Everyone is welcome to attend, for details on a specific seminar see our events calendar or follow the links below. You may also contact with any questions or for more information.

All Graduate Students are required to attend the weekly departmental seminar series and all absences are to be reported via the Seminar Attendance Survey.

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar Series 2023-2024

Date Speaker Title
September 8th, 2023

Graduate Student Council Elections

September 15th, 2023



September 22nd, 2023

Dale Martin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
Host: Dr. Patrick Lajoie

Small but mighty: elucidating acylation-dependent toxicity in neurodegeneration
September 29th, 2023

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

October 6th, 2023 Vasudeva Bhat, PhD
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Western University
Host: Dr. Douglas Hamilton

“Understanding Metastasis and Radioresistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

October 13th, 2023

Schulich New Faculty Lecture

October 20th, 2023 Robert Lipinski, PhD
Assistant Professor
Comparative Biology
University of Wisconsin
Host: Alyssa Moore
“Mechanism-based approaches to resolving gene-environment interactions and preventing human craniofacial birth defects”

Murray L. Barr Lecture

October 27th, 2023 Susumu Tonegawa, PhD
Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience; Director, RIKEN-MIT Laboratory for Neural Circuit Genetics
Host: Dr. Jibran Khokhar
"Generalizable knowledge is represented by overlapping memory engrams"
November 3rd, 2023

Emma Duerden, PhD
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
Western University
Host: Dr. Patrick Lajoie

“Early Life Adversity and the Association with Fetal and Neonatal Brain Development"
November 10th, 2023


November 17th, 2023

Schulich New Faculty Lecture

November 24th, 2023 Wendy Wang, PhD Candidate
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Western University
Host: Dr. Shawn Whitehead
"Ganglioside regulation of microglia activation in Alzheimer’s Disease"
December 1st, 2023

Katrine Choe, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
McMaster University
Host: Dr. Jibran Khokhar

"Oxytocin, social behaviour, and stress"
December 8th, 2023


December 15th, 2023

Miguel Skirzewiski Prieto, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology, Research Associate, Rodent Cognition Research & Innovation Core,
Western University
Host: Dr. Alison Allan

"Cholinergic interneurons co-transmitting acetylcholine and glutamate: new mechanisms underlying striatal circuits and behavior"

December 22nd, 2023

Western Holiday

December 29th, 2023

Western Holiday