Feb 18, 2017

Saturday Brain Discussion: Synaptic Basis of Brain Disorders

8:45am-12:00pm, Feb 18, 2017

Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Lower Level, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Presenter: 
Dr. Brian MacVicar

Join your colleagues for this Saturday Seminar featuring highlights from the neuroscience community at UBC.

Itinerary

  • 8:45 a.m.: Dr. Brian MacVicar to provide welcome and introduction to the Saturday Brain Discussion series

Presentations:

  • 9:00 a.m.: Dr. Bob Stowe: The clinical relevance of synaptic mutations to schizophrenia and autism
  • 9:15 a.m.: Dr. Ann Marie Craig: Functional models of synaptic mutations in autism and schizophrenia 
  • 9:30 a.m.: Dr. Yu Tian Wang: What can we learn from phenotypical characterizations of epilepsy-related GABA-A receptor mutations of patients using recombinant expression system?
  • 10:00 a.m.: Dr. Shernaz Bamji: Involvement of the X-linked Intellectual Disability Gene, DHHC9, in Epilepsy

    10:15 a.m.: Coffee break and trainee posters in the Lower Level atrium
  • 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Lara Boyd: Human Imaging in Brain Disorders
  • 11:15 a.m.: Dr. Lynn RaymondAltered synaptic plasticity in a Huntington disease mouse model: implications for selective neuronal vulnerability and impaired learning
  • 11:30 a.m.: Dr. Vesna Sossi: Multi-tracer PET studies in LRRK2 mutation-carriers: Uncovering neurochemical changes in prodromal PD
  • 11:45 a.m.: Dr. Brian MacVicar, and closing remarks