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Student Seminars

Our student seminars are an integral part of the course requirements for our Graduate program. In each presentation, the student will present an annual update on their graduate research.

A component of the seminar course is the Perspectives in Neuroscience Speaker Series.  Distinguished experts within the field of Neuroscience will be invited to speak throughout the year. 

Location: Auditorium B, University Hospital
Time: 9:00 am

2018/19 Invited Speakers

Date Name Affiliation Seminar Title
October 16 Dr. Vina Goghari
Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Toronto "Brain Abnormalities in Schizophrenia: Insights from a Neuroimaging Family Study"
October 30 Dr. Mark T. Wallace
Dean of the Graduate School;
Louise B. McGavock Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychology and Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University "Adventures in Multisensory Science: From Single Neurons to Autism"
November 27 Dr. Afonso Silva
Senior Investigator, NINDS Intramural Research Program and
Chief, Cerebral Microcirculation Section of the laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging
National Institute of Health "Imaging Brain Anatomy, Function and Dysfunction in Marmosets"
January 22 Dr. Paul Frankland
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children and
Full Professor, Depts. of Psychology and Physiology and Institute of Medical Science
University of Toronto "Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Forgetting"
February 5

Dr. Karen A. Gordon
Cochlear Americas Chair in Auditory Development;
Bastable-Potts Health Clinician Scientist in Hearing Impairment and
Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology-HNS

University of Toronto "Talk To My Better Ear: Effects of Asymmetric Hearing Loss in Children"
March 19 Dr. Barb Shinn-Cunningham
Director, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute and
Professor, Center of Neural Basis of Cognition, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University "Executive Control of Spatial and Non-Spatial Auditory Attention"

April 16

 

Dr. Leah Krubitzer
Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience
University of California Davis

"Evolution of the Forelimb and Cortical Areas Associated With Limb Use in Mammals"

May 14

Treva Glazebrook Lecturer

Dr. Amy Arnsten
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology and the Yale Child Study Center
Yale University School of Medicine "Unique Molecular Regulation of the Prefrontal Cortex: Vulnerability for Cognitive Disorders"