Department

Seminars

 

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Seminar Program 2013/2014

Fridays in MSB 282 12:30pm – 1:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

Friday
September 13
2013

Erin Azzopardi and Vic Roach

Graduate Student Meeting

Friday
September 20
2013

Dr. Stephen Pasternak
Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurological Sciences, Western University, Associate Scientist, Molecular Brain Research Group, Robarts Research Institute

 “Where does Amyloid come from in Alzheimer’s disease? Dissecting lysosomal Amyloid Precursor Protein trafficking using live cell imaging”

Friday
September 27
2013

Dr. Anthony Nichols
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Director of the Translational Head and Neck Cancer Research Program, London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital

“Personalizing Care in Head and Neck Cancer”

** Friday
October 4
3013
Aud. A, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Steven M. Kerfoot
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

“Interactions between myelin-specific T and B cells in central nervous system autoimmunity”

Friday
October 11
2013

Dr. Nina Weishaupt
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

 “Promoting neuroplasticity to repair the injured spinal cord”

Friday
October 18
2013

TBA

TBA

* Thursday
October 24
2013
Aud. A, UH
LHSC, 9:30 a.m.

20th Annual Murray Barr Lecture
Dr. Marek Michalak
Distinguished University Professor, Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

 “A tour of protein quality control, coping with the ER stress"

Friday
October 25
2013

Dr. Jay Schneider
Professor, Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology,  Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

“GM1 Ganglioside and Parkinson’s Disease: An Old but Evolving Story”

** Friday
November 1
2013
Aud. A, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Patrick Lajoie
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

"Resolving misfolded protein stress in living cells”

Friday
November 8
2013

Dr. Peter Kim
Scientist, Program in Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children,  Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

"What to feed a hungry cell: Mechanism of Peroxisome turnover during starvation"

Friday
November 15
2013

Dr. Robert Cumming
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Western University

”Non-canonical activation of Nrf2 as a potential therapy for Huntington’s disease”

Friday
November 22
2013

Dr. Kristin Baetz
Canada Research Chair in Chemical and Functional Genomics, Associate Professor, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa

"Brainless Yeast as a model for Alzheimer’s? Yeast systems biology determines that neurotoxic glycerophosphocholine impacts Phospholipase D, Ptdlns-4,5-bisphosphate and TOR2 signaling by altering ceramide biosynthesis"

Friday
November 29
2013

Dr. Marla Sokolowski
Canada Research Chair in Genetics & Behavioural Neurology, Academic Director, Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development, University Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

“Gene-environment interplay: biological embedding of experience”

** Friday
December 6
2013
Aud. A, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Patrick O’Donoghue
Department of Biochemistry, Western University

“Recoding the entire genetic code with selenocysteine”

Friday
December 13
2013

Dr. Brian Allman
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

“Do You Hear What I Hear? Hearing Loss, Tinnitus & Cortical Plasticity"

 

Friday
December 20
2013

 

TBA

Friday
January 3
2014

 

 

** Friday
January 10
2014
Aud. B, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Martin Duennwald
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Western University

“Protein misfolding and compromised protein quality control in neurodegenerative diseases: Causes, effects, and therapeutic opportunities”

 

Friday
January 17
2014

TBA

TBA

Friday
January 24
2014

Dr. Cheryle Seguin
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University

 “From development to disease: Mouse models to study intervertebral disc biology”

Friday
January 31
2014

Dr. Roger Thompson
Assistant Professor, Departments of Cell Biology & Anatomy and Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary

 “Pannexin-1 activation by a novel NMDA receptor signaling mechanism”

** Friday
February 7
2014
DSB 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Jimmy Dikeakos
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Western University

“Nef: an HIV-1 protein at the forefront of pathogenesis”

Friday
February 14
2014

Jessica Tong
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

 “Evaluation of oncolytic virotherapy as a potential treatment for metastatic epithelial ovarian cancer”

Friday
February 21
2014

Erin Azzopardi
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Understanding Cholinergic Mechanisms of Sensory Filtering”

Friday
February 28
2014

Stefanie Attardi
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

"Can we learn in cyberspace?  Evaluation of an online undergraduate human anatomy course"

** Friday
March 7
2014
Aud. B, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Ava John-Baptiste
Depts. of Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health, Western University

"Health technology assessment to support hospital decision-making: The case of fluid replacement therapies"

Friday
March 14
2014

Dr. Matthew Hill
Assistant Professor, Depts. Of Cell Biology and Anatomy & Psychiatry, The Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary

 “Endocannabinoid signaling in the amygdala and the regulation of stress and anxiety”

Friday
March 21
2014

TBA

TBA

Friday
March 28
2014

Dr. Sean E. Gill
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University

“The critical role of TIMP3 in pulmonary homeostasis and lung injury”

** Friday
April 4
2014
Aud. A, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Peter B. Stathopulos Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

TBA

Friday
April 11
2014

Dr. T. Michael Underhill Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia

 “Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Health and Disease”

**Monday
April 14
2014
12:00 pm, MSB 148

Dr. Akiko Yanagiya
Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, McGill University

 “Translational Control via Poly(A)-binding Protein (PABP) in Key Physiological Processes; Male Germ Cell Development and Glucose-induced Insulin Biosynthesis”

Friday
April 18
2014

Good Friday - University closed

 

**Monday
April 21
2014
12:00 pm, MSB 282

Dr. Allen Volchuk
Scientist, Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Toronto General Research Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

“Pancreatic β-cell endoplasmic reticulum stress and its role in type 2 diabetes”

Friday
April 25
2014

Doaa Aboalola
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Building Muscle: The Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-6 in The Differentiation of Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Skeletal Muscle”

** Friday
May 2
2014
Aud. B, UH
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

New Faculty Seminar Series
Dr. Lloy Wylie
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pathology, Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health

"Integrated Health Services in Multi-Jurisdictional and Ethnically Diverse Contexts"

**Tuesday
May 6
2014
12:00 pm, MSB 282

Dr. Silvia Penuela
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“The cellular role of pannexins in normal development and malignant transformation”

*Thursday
May 8
2014
McKeller Rm. UCC 290

7th Annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture  - Dr. Maurizio Pacifici
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Director of Orthopaedic Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

“Synovial Joint Development and Postnatal Function: Molecular Regulators and Therapeutic Targets”

Friday
May 9
2014

Don’t schedule seminar today – Suzanne Bernier Lecture this week

 

**Monday
May 12
2014
12:00 pm, MSB 282

Dr. Matthew Pamenter
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

“Cellular mechanisms underlying the remarkable hypoxia-tolerance of the naked mole rat”

Friday
May 16
2014

Kelly Gutpell
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Non-invasive assessment of therapeutic approaches to Duchene muscular dystrophy”

**Tuesday
May 20
2014
12:00 pm, MSB 282

Dr. Sara Nunes de Vasconcelos
Assistant  Scientist, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto

“Overcoming the main obstacles in cardiac regeneration by re-establishing a functional vasculature and replacing lost cardiomyocytes”

Friday
May 23
2014

Shawna Kim
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Role of matricellular proteins and growth factors in two different models of gingival fibrosis”

Friday
May 30
2014
CANCELLED

Dr. Marina Picciotto
Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology, Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University

"Cholinergic control of food intake and behaviors related to anxiety and depression"

Friday
June 6
2014

Krista Vincent
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“The roles of secreted frizzled-related proteins 1 and 2 in melanoma”

Friday
June 13
2014

 

 

Friday
June 20
2014

 

 

Friday
June 27
2014

 

 

 

Friday September 7
2012

Dr. Mary Bee
Associate Professor of Anatomy, University of Detroit Mercy, Master Educator of Anatomy, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

“Innovations in Anatomy Education”

Friday September 14
2012



Dr. Max Wicha
Distinguished Professor of Oncology, Director, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Clinical and Biological Implication of Breast Cancer Stem Cells”

Friday September 21
2012

Dr. Jessica Grahn
Assistant Professor, The Brain and Mind Institute and Department of Psychology, Western University

“Motor area engagement during perception of rhythm”

Friday September 28
2012

Dr. Troy Hackett
Associate Professor, Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Psychology, Vanderbilt University

“Using gene and protei n expression to characterize circuits in auditory cortex”

Friday
October 5
2012


Dr. Christian Naus
Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences; Director, Life Sciences Institute, Canada Research Chair in Gap Junctions and Disease, University of British Columbia

“Connexins and Pannexins in Neuroprotection: Two Sides to the Story”

Friday
October 12
2012

Chris Elliott
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

Graduate Student Meeting

Friday
October 19
2012


Dr. Lynne Postovit
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Embryogenesis Meets Tumourigenesis: Nodal Points”

 

Thursday
October 25
2012*

19 th Annual Murray Barr Lecture (Thursday)
9:30 a.m., Aud A, UH, LHSC
Autumn Convocation

Dr. Jeffrey Conn
Lee. E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology, Director, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Allosteric modulators of GPCRs as a novel approach to treatment of CNS disorders”

Friday
October 26
2012

Dr. Richard Brown
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

“The translation of research from mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases to humans: What can go wrong and how can it be fixed?”

Friday
November 2
2012

Dr. Steve Laviolette
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“The Role of Cannabinoids in Fear, Paranoia and Schizophrenia”

Friday
November 9
2012

Dr. William Klein
Professor of Neurobiology and Neurology, Northwestern University

“Synaptotoxic Abeta Oligomers: A Molecular Basis for the Cause, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Friday
November 16
2012

 

No Seminar - Retreat

Friday
November 23
2012

Dr. Daniel Dufort
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University

“Multiple role of Nodal signaling in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy”

Friday
November 30
2012

Dr. Damien Cruse
Post Doctoral Fellow
The Brain and Mind Institute
Western University

“Electroencephalography and disorders of consciousness: old dog, new tricks”

Friday
December 7
2012

Dr. Simon Beggs
Research Associate, Program in Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain

“Microglia-neuronal signaling in neuropathic pain”

Friday
December 14
2012

Friday
December 21
2012

Friday
January 4
2013

Friday
January 11
2013

Friday
January 18
2013

Dr. Richard Robitaille
Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Montreal

“Glial cells detect and modulate basal synaptic transmission in the CNS”

Friday
January 25
2013

Dr. Stanley R. Terlecky
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

“Pleiotropic Protective Effects of a Targeted Antioxidant”

Friday
February 1
2013

Dr. Jeremy Friedberg
Partner and Co-founder, Spongelab Interactive

“Simulation & Game-based Learning: Old ideas in new digital platforms”

Friday
February 8
2013

Monty McKillop
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

“Conditional Sox9 ablation reduces chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan expression and improves motor function following spinal cord injury”

Friday
February 15
2013

Gap Junction Research Forum Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Brant Isakson

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia School of Medicine

“Pannexin 1 channels and their interactome regulate blood pressure”

**Thursday
February 21
2013

Dr. Marlies Knipper
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tubingen Hearing Research Centre, Germany

“News about the molecular aspects of tinnitus”

Friday
March 1
2013

Lori Lowes
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

TBA

Friday
March 8
2013

Dr. Diane Lagace
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

TBA

Friday
March 15
2013

Dr. Robert Tallitsch
Professor of Biology, Augustana College

TBA

Friday
March 22
2013

Dr. Danny Welch
Leonard H. Robinson Professorship of Pathology, Senior Scientist, University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center

TBA

Friday
March 29
2013

No Seminar – University closed

Friday
April 5
2013

Amee McMillan
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Western University

TBA

Friday
April 12
2013

Dr. David J. Goldhamer
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, Center for Regenerative Biology, University of Connecticut Stem Cell Institute

TBA

Friday
April 19
2013

Dr. Ilona Skerjanc
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

TBA

Friday
April 26
2013

Dr. Francis Chan -
African Update

TBA

Friday
May 3
2013

**Thursday
May 9
2013

2:00 p.m., Aud A, UH, LHSC

6th Annual Suzanne Bernier Memorial Lecture
Dr. Lisa A. Fortier
Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

TBA

Friday
May 17
2013

Michael Jewer
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University

TBA

Friday
May 24
2013

TBA

Friday
May 31
2013

TBA

Friday
June 7
2013

TBA

Friday
June 14
2013

TBA

Friday
June 21
2013

TBA

Friday
June 28
2013

TBA

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