Invited Speakers

All talks will take place virtually starting at 9:00 am.

All Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty and students will automatically be registered for these events. Anyone outside of the program wishing to register may do so by visiting our registration page. 

Date & location Name Seminar Title

September 28th, 2021


Dr. Nicole Rust

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

"How we remember what we’ve seen"

October 19th, 2021


Dr. Yulong Li

Professor, School of Life Sciences
IDG/McG Institute for Brain Research
Peking University

"Spying on neuromodulation by constructing new genetically-encoded sensors"

November 9th, 2021


Dr. Jennifer Campos

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

Associate Academic Director, Senior Scientist &
Chief Scientist, Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory,
The KITE Research Institute,
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
University Health Network

"Seeing, hearing, moving, thinking: Age-related changes to multisensory and cognitive processes supporting mobility"

 December  14th, 2021




Dr. Anne-Marie Guerguerian

Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Science,
Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Anaesthesia, and Paediatrics, University of Toronto

Senior Scientist, Neurosciences and Mental Health Program, Research Institute;
Staff Physician and Director of Research,
Department of Critical Care Medicine;
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

"Neurological injury in critically ill children"

January 18th, 2022


Dr. Laura Rowland

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC),
University of Maryland School of Medicine;

Chief, Neuroscience of Mental Disorders and Aging Program
Geriatrics and Aging Processes Research Branch
National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, Maryland)

"H-MRS Studies of Schizophrenia:
Relation to brain function and clinical symptoms"

March 8th, 2022

Treva Glazebrook Lecturer 


Dr. Hakeem Lawal

Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Agriculture, Science and Technology
Delaware State University

“Elucidating the mechanisms of central cholinergic synaptic transmission during the lifespan”

April 5th, 2022


Dr. Naoshige Uchida

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Harvard University

"Diversity of dopamine neurons: multi-agent reinforcement learning"

April 26th, 2022


Dr. Brad Buchsbaum

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Toronto

Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest

"Brain Patterns and Vivid Memories: at the Crossroads of Neuroscience and Phenomenology"