Neuroscience Seminars for Mental Health

Schedule - Fall 2019

September 16: Sherif Karma, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Researcher Douglas Research Centre
“Human Intelligence: knows and unknowns”

September 23: Patricia Pelufo Silveira, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Researcher Douglas Research Centre
“Biologically-informed polygenic scores and the co-morbidity between metabolic and psychiatric disease: gene network by environment interactions”

October 7: *SPECIAL SEMINAR* Antoine Besnard, Ph.D.
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Coding of Threat Uncertainty in the Lateral Septum”

October 28: Jerry Rudy, Ph.D.
College Professor of Distinction, Emeritus, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado
“Context Representations and the Hippocampus Index Theory of Memory”

November 4: *SPECIAL SEMINAR* Carla Nasca, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Rockfeller University
“A Novel Epigenetic Modulator of Brain Plasticity and Metabolic Function: Implications for Mood and Cognitive Disorders”

November 12: *SPECIAL SEMINAR* Vincent Breton-Provencher, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Active Control of Noradrenaline in Behaviors”

November 18: Seema Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
Director, Stress Neurobiology Program, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Children`s Hospital of Philadellphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Neural Substrates Underlying Adaptations to Repeated Stress”

December 2: Conor Liston, PhD.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine
“Probing and Rescuing Dysfunctional Brain Circuits in Depression”

December 9: Suzanne King, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Researcher, Douglas Hospital
“Prenatal Maternal Stress and Child Development: Epigenetic and Brain Mechanisms from Project Ice Storm”