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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. 

Please visit our events page for the location of our student seminars.  All seminars begin at 9:30 am.

2016/17 Invited Speakers

Please visit our events page for the location of the Invited Speaker seminar.

Date Name Affiliation Seminar Title
September 27 Dr. Marc Schieber
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Rochester University "Reaching and grasping are separated more in time than in space"
October 4 Dr. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic
Professor of Biological Sciences and Showalter Faculty Scholar
Purdue University "Predator-prey interactions: the avian visual sensory perspective"
November 29 Dr. Rosie Cowell
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst "Recollection without Hippocampal Engagement"
January 17 Dr. Michael Salter
Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Senior Scientist in the Program of Neurosciences & Mental Health, and Professor of Physiology
University of Toronto "From receptors to pain: the molecular dynamics of pain"
February 28

Dr. Beverley Orser
Canada Research Chair in Anesthesia and Professor of Anesthesia

University of Toronto "Targeting astrocytes-neuron crosstalk to reverse cognitive deficits"
March 7 Dr. Marie-Ève Tremblay
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine
Laval University "Targeting microglia to rescue brain circuits from elimination in chronic stress, aging, and Alzheimer's disease"

April 18

Treva Glazebrook Lecture

Dr. Stan Floresco
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia

"Prefrontal GABA regulation of cognition: Implication for psychiatric disorders"

May 30 - CANCELLED Dr. Monica Dus
Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
University of Michigan "Let them eat cake: how sugar changes the brain"