News & events

New insights into clogged brain blood vessels

Scientists have known for years that blood vessel loss in the brain impacts cognitive decline as people age. New research from the University of Victoria has provided an explanation for why we lose blood vessels—vital knowledge that could lead to better preventive and protective strategies for maintaining brain health.

DMSC researchers publish new study on clogged brain vessels

Scientists have known for years that blood vessel loss in the brain impacts cognitive decline as people age. New research from the University of Victoria has provided an explanation for why we lose blood vessels—vital knowledge that could lead to better preventive and protective strategies for maintaining brain health.

IMP and DMSC honor victims of Humboldt Broncos

On April 12, members of UBC’s Island Medical Program (IMP) and UVic’s Division of Medical Sciences (DMSC) wore jerseys to honor the Humboldt Broncos, a Saskatchewan-based junior hockey team involved in a fatal traffic accident that took the lives of 16 people and injured 13.

2018 Presenter Location

Dec. 21
12 pm

Dr. Luis Bettio
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Christie Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

 MSB 160

Dec. 14
12 pm

Dr. Takao K. Hensch
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Center for Brain Science at Harvard University

MSB 160

Dec. 7
12 pm

Dr. Olga Shevtsova
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Swayne Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

MSB 160

Nov. 30
12 pm

Dr. Roobina Boghozian
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brown Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

MSB 160

Nov. 26
11:30 am

Dr. Michael Hendricks
Department of Biology, McGill University

 MSB 160

Nov. 23
12 pm

Dr. Raquel Romay-Tallon
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Caruncho Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

 MSB 160

Nov. 16
12 pm

Dr. Mike Berger
Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitiation, UBC

"Measuring the peripheral nervous system: Applications to health and disease"

MSB 160

Oct. 26

Dr. Sorabh Sharma
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Brown Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

MSB 160

Oct. 19

Dr. Shernaz Bamji
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences & Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC

"Regulation of Synapse Formation & Plasticity by Palmitoylating Enzymes"

MSB 160

Oct. 12

Dr. Jonathan Thacker
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Christie Lab, Division of Medical Sciences, UVIC

MSB 160

Oct. 2, 2018

Dr. Van Raamsdonk
Department of Physics & Astronomy, UBC

"Targeting molecular pathways that influence aging as a novel treatment strategy for neurodegenerative disease."

MSB 160

Sept. 26, 2018

Dr. Melanie Woodin
Department of Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto

"Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity in Health and Disease"

MSB 160

Sept. 14, 2018

Dr. Scott Soderling
Departments of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Duke University, School of Medicine

"Charting the Circuitry of Synapses & Behavior"

MSB 160

2018 Event Location

Feb. 14, 2019 1pm

MSc Defesne: Anna Epp

"Role of a novel C-terminal motif in Pannexin 1 trafficking and oligomerization"

MSB 210

Dec. 17, 2018 10am

MSc Defense: Chelsea Kaupp

"Rhythmic arm cycling training improves walking and interlimb integrity in chronic stroke"

MSB 210

Dec. 12, 2018 10am

PhD Defense: Christine Fontaine

"Not All Is Lost: Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Impairs Bidirectional Synaptic Plasticity in the Juvenile Dentate Gyrus"

CLE B021

Nov. 3 - 7, 2018

Society for Neuroscience meetings, San Diego, CA.
Attended by Dr. C. Brown, Dr. B. Christie, Dr. L. Swayne, and students Josh Allen, Greg Pearcey, and Juan Sanchez-Arias.

San Diego, CA

Sept. 14, 2018
8:30-4:30

Neuroscience Kick-off

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