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Distinguished Lectureship Series 2011-12

Speaker | Dr. Gail Mandel, Oregon Health Sciences University
Date | Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time | 4:00 - 5:00PM
Topic | The rise and fall of REST: Creating a nervous system
Location | Medical Sciences Building, Room 3154, University of Toronto
Host | Dr. James Eubanks
To view lecture | http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20111012-UTNP/index.htm


Speaker | Dr. Nick Franks, Head of Cell and Molecular Biology, Imperial College London (England) Dr. Nicholas Franks
Date | Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time | 4:00 - 5:00PM
Topic | General Anesthesia - molecular and neuronal mechanisms
Location | Pharmacy Building, Room B250, University of Toronto
Host | Dr. Richard L. Horner, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology
Event Co-Sponsor | Sleep & Biological Rhythms Toronto
To view lecture | http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20111026-UTNP/index.htm

Speaker | Dr. Richard Morris, Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh,Richard Morris UK
Date | Thursday, November 3, 2011
Topic | Memory consolidation: synaptic tagging and schemas
Time | 3:30 – 4:30PM
Host | Dr. Paul Frankland, PhD Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
Location | MS 3154, Medical Sciences Bldg University of Toronto
To view lecture | http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20111103-UTNP/index.htm

Speaker | Roy A. Wise, Ph.D., F.R.S.C., Senior Investigator, Chief, Behavioral Neuroscience, NIDAIRP,roy_wise_photo Baltimore, MD.
Date | Friday, December 9, 2011
Title | The key to the treasure is the treasure (The predictor of reward becomes the reward: How the peripheral effects of cocaine explain the speed of cocaine)
Time | 10:00 – 11:00AM
Location |Room 6, TANZ Neuroscience Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent West, University of Toronto
Host | Dr. Derek von der Kooy


Speaker | Dr. Michael E. Goldberg, David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior, Michael-Goldberg
Columbia University New York
Date | Monday, December 12, 2011
Time | 4:00 - 5:00PM
Location | Health Sciences Building, HS 610, University of Toronto
Topic | Helmholtz and Sherrington were both right - corollary discharge and oculomotor proprioception in the analysis of space by the monkey brain
Host | Dr. Martin J. Steinbach
Co-sponsor | Vision Science Research Program, University Health Network

Speaker | Dr. Brad Peterson, MD, Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Brad_Peterson_photo
Medical Centre
Date | Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Time | 4:30PM – 5:30PM
Research Interests | Serious childhood-onset neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette Syndrome, OCDisorder, AD/HD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism.
Location | Bahen Centre, Room 1160, University of Toronto
Hosts | Prof. Paul Sandor, Dept of Psychiatry, UofT | Elia Abi-Jaoude, MSc., MD.,PhD Candidate CPIN
To view lecture | http://mediacast.ic.utoronto.ca/20120301-UTNP/index.htm

Speaker | Donald W. Pfaff, PhD, Prof, Lab. of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, Newdpfaff York; Member, Nat’l Academy of Sciences; and, Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Date | Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Topic | Fundamental arousal circuitry in the brain, crucial for survival and for reproduction
Location | MS Building 2172, University of Toronto
Host | Denise Belsham, Canada Research Chair in Neuroendocrinology
Event Co-Sponsor | Sleep & Biological Rhythms Toronto

Speaker | Dr. Keith Cicerone, Keith CiceroneDirector of Neuropsychology, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute & New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey
Date | Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Topic | From Neuroplasticity to Holistic Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Location | Medical Sciences Building, Room 3154, University of Toronto
Host | Deirdre R. Dawson, PhD, OT Reg. (ON)
Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy


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Speaker | Dr. Erik Jorgensen, Professor of Biology, University of Utah
Date | Monday, May 7, 2012
Time | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Research interests | Synaptic plasticity and memory
Location |Room 2158, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto
Host | Mei Zhen, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute

Speaker | Christopher Summerfield, PhD, University of Oxford, University Lecturer in thechris_summerfield_photo Department of Experimental Psychology, Psychology Tutor at Wadham College Medical Centre
Date | Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Topic | Neural and computational mechanisms of decision-making in human observers
Location |Room 6, TANZ Neuroscience Building, 6 Queen's Park Crescent West, University of Toronto
Hosts | Prof. Eve deRosa, UofT | Taylor Schmitz, MA, PhD Candidate CPIN