Seminar Series

The NMHI Seminar Series has been running for over 35 years, bringing leading experts in neuroscience and mental health research to the University of Alberta in order to share their knowledge and promote collaboration. These events are open to everyone, however they are often designed for an academic or medical audience. 

The seminar series is also a key opportunity to provide exposure for our students to areas of neuroscience beyond their immediate research interests. As such, NMHI graduate students must attend lectures as part of their program requirements.

This year, there will be a mix of in-person and virtual seminars; all in-person seminars will be held at Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall, located on the 1st floor of the Li Ka Shing Centre, UofA.

The NMHI seminars are also listed in our events calendar. Please note, the calendar is subject to change. 

If you are interested in attending a virtual seminar, please contact

2022-2023 Seminar Series:

Sep. 13, 2022 - Dr. Bradley Kerr, "All roads lead to pain: Examining the different pathways taken by males and females to get there"  **In-Person**

Sep. 20, 2022 - Dr. Swetha Gowrishankar, "Neuronal lysosome transport and function: links to neurodegenerative disease"  **Virtual**

Sep. 27, 2022 - Dr. Brittany Carr, "Retinal Cell Biology in Degenerative Visual Disease"  **In-Person**

Oct. 4, 2022 - Dr. Amanda Woerman, "Unraveling tau and alpha-synuclein strain biology in human disease"  **Virtual**

Oct. 11, 2022 - Dr. Brian Buck, "Thrombolysis and beyond: An update on the treatment of ischemic stroke"   **Virtual**

Oct. 18, 2022 - Dr. Christopher Power, "Inflammation in the CNS: lessons from multiple sclerosis, neuroHIV, and COVID-19"  **In-Person**

Oct. 25, 2022 - Dr. Walker Jackson, "Gene expression profiles of specific brain cell types reveal molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases"   **Virtual**

Nov. 1, 2022 - Dr. Brad Zuchero, "How does myelin wrap? Uncovering the cell biology of myelination"   **Virtual**

Nov. 8, 2022 - NO SEMINAR (UofA Fall Reading Week)

Nov. 15, 2022 - NO SEMINAR (SfN Neuroscience 2022)

Nov. 22, 2022 - Dr. Aja Rieger & Michael Wong, "Advance your research with core facilities"   **In-Person**

Nov. 29, 2022 - Dr. Deborah Kurrasch, "Sex differentiation of the developing hypothalamus" **In-Person**

Dec. 6, 2022 - Dr. Gerlinde Metz, "Our Ancestors’ Ghosts: Transgenerational Programming of Stress Vulnerability and Brain Health"  **In-Person**   (co-hosted with the Dept. of Physiology, UofA)

Dec. 13, 2022 - Dr. Freda Miller, "From development to repair - how growth factors and stem cells build the nervous system"  **In-Person**

Jan. 17, 2023 - Dr. Alexander Rauscher, "Probing brain tissue microstructure and myelin content using MRI signal relaxation"  **Virtual**

Jan. 31, 2023 - Dr. Jacob Ellegood, "Redefining Autism – Using the Neuroanatomy to Create Autism Subgroups"  **Virtual**

Feb. 7, 2023 - Dr. Chantelle Sephton, "TBD"  **Virtual**

Feb. 21, 2023 - NO SEMINAR (UofA Winter Reading Week)

Feb. 28, 2023 - Dr. Kevin N. Hascup, "TBD"  **Virtual**

Mar. 7, 2023 - Dr. Elif Engin, "TBD"  **Virtual**  

Mar. 28, 2023 - Dr. Bénédicte Amilhon, "The role of serotonergic connections in the brain"  **In-Person**

Apr. 4, 2023 - Dr. Soheila Karimi, "Novel roles of neuregulin-1 in pathogenesis, progression and repair of multiple sclerosis"  **In-Person** 

Apr. 18, 2023 - Dr. Erdem Gültekin Tamgüney, "TBD"  **Virtual**


Events Calendar