BRaIN  |  Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program


The BRaIN Program organizes and supports numerous speakers, seminars, and symposia throughout the year.

BRaIN Program Seminar Series Spring 2024

BRaIN Program seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (unless otherwise stated). Seminars will be in English.

Seminars will be in hybrid format: Room L7-140, MGH site, RI‑MUHC (unless otherwise stated), and via Zoom. For the Zoom registration link, please contact the BRaIN Program at

January 25, 2024
Yoshiyuki Kubota, PhD
Section of Electron Microscopy, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
Topic: Motor learning and thalamocortical synaptic network plasticity in the motor cortex: in vivo imaging and correlative light-electron microscopy
Host: Keith Murai
January 31, 2024
Pouya Bashivan, PhD
Department of Physiology, McGill University and Associate member of the Quebec AI Institute (MILA)
Topic: Reverse engineering the cortical topography
Host: Jesper Sjöström
February 7, 2024
Yang Zhou, PhD
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Topic: A role of an ASD-associated Gene in Reactive Gliosis in the Adult Brain
Host: Wei-Hsiang Huang
February 14, 2024
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Giuseppe Iaria, PhD
Canadian Space Agency
Topic: Investigating the effects of spaceflight on the human brain
Host: BRaIN Program
Location: Osler Amphitheatre, MGH site, RI-MUHC
February 28, 2024
Don Van Meyel, PhD
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University
In-House Research Update
March 13, 2024
Mathieu Landry, PhD
Université de Montréal
Topic: Unravelling exogenous and endogenous visuospatial attention during early visual processing combining neurophysiology, machine learning and mediation analyses
Host: Janine Mendola
March 27, 2024
Sacha Nelson, MD, PhD
Department of Biology, Brandeis University
Topic: Transcriptional control of developing cortical circuits and the role of clock genes in human disease
Host: Jesper Sjöström
April 10, 2024
Adil Khan, PhD
Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London
Topic: Neural circuits underlying cognitive behaviour
Host: David Stellwagen
April 17, 2024
David Leopold, PhD
Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging, National Institute of Mental Health
Topic: Single-unit fMRI mapping: new perspectives on the face patch system
Host: Reza Farivar
April 24, 2024
Timothy Mosca, MD, PhD
Department Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University
Topic: Connecting Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration: How the Fly Can Teach Us About Synaptic Maturation
Host: Brian Chen
May 8, 2024
Janine Mendola, PhD
McGill Vision Research, McGill University
In-House Research Update

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