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.

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

If you are interested in attending a seminar, please contact

2021-2022 Seminar Series:

September 14, 2021 — Dr. Sheena Josselyn, "Making Memories in Mice"

September 21, 2021 — Dr. Joel Watts, "Strains of Pathological Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Diseases"

September 28, 2021 — Dr. Yanbo Zhang, "Interventional Psychiatry: Creating New Avenues for Healing"

October 5, 2021 — Dr. Ukpong Eyo, "Microglia: Bona Fide Members of the Neurovascular Unit"

October 19, 2021 — Dr. Patrick Stroman, "Investigating Human Pain Processes in the Brainstem and Spinal Cord by Means of Functional MRI"

October 26, 2021 — Dr. Michael Gordon, "A Neural Circuit Linking Two Sugar SEnsors Regulates Feeding in Drosophila"

November 2, 2021 — Dr. Catherine Lebel, "Brain Development in Young Children"

November 9, 2021 — Dr. Adam Ferguson  

November 16, 2021 — Dr. Robin Franklin, "Myelin Regeneration in the CMS: Reversing the Ravages of Time"

November 23, 2021 — Dr. Yasser Iturria Medina

November 30, 2021 — Dr. Dave Bennett

December 14, 2021 — Dr. Lisa Willis 

Events Calendar