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The NeuroWire Virtual Club brings together neuroscientists across the world to discuss novel findings in the field of neural circuits through an open virtual forum. Organized by Dr. Lisa Topolnik, professor at the Neuroscience Axis of the CRCHUQ-Laval University Research Centre, NeuroWire Club is hosting numerous virtual events ranging from expert talks to group debates with leaders in the neural circuit field to discuss recent discoveries and identify new challenging directions.

Join the club to stay connected and receive Zoom links for all upcoming events.

Our 2022-2023 co-hosts

Aparna Suvrathan

Assistant Professor
McGill University

Mark Cembrowski

Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia

Bénédicte Amilhon

Assistant Professor
Université de Montréal

Lisa Topolnik

Professor
Université Laval

We offer seminar co-hosting opportunities to young investigators across the globe.
To learn on how to become a co-host, please contact Lisa Topolnik at lisa.topolnik@bcm.ulaval.ca
 

Next Talk

May 26, 2022
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Denise Cai

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
https://www.denisecailab.com

The brain in motion: How ensemble fluidity drives memory-updating and flexibility

Creating stable memories is critical for survival. An animal relies on past learning to navigate its environment, avoid dangerous situations, and find needed resources. Because the environment is dynamic, stable memories must be updated with new information to enable responses to changing threats (a specific danger) and rewards (such as food and water). 

The brain circuits involved in memory and learning require both stability and flexibility. Using in vivo calcium imaging, immediate-early gene tagging, and chemogenetics, we demonstrate how the dynamic activity of neural ensembles supports the “tug of war” between memory stability and flexibility in a mouse model.

Refereed publications

Upcoming talks 2022 - 2023

September 1
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Theofanis Karayannis
Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich. Switzerland
https://www.hifo.uzh.ch/en/research/karayannis.html

September 8
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Bénédicte Amilhon
CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal. Canada
https://recherche.umontreal.ca/nos-chercheurs

September 15
10-00 to 11-00 EST

September 22
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Gianmaria Maccaferri
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. USA
https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile/Gianmaria -Maccaferri

September 29
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Nelson Spruston
Janelia Research Campus. USA
https://www.janelia.org/people/nelson-spruston

October 6
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Gabor Nyiri
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Hungary
http://koki.hu/~nyiri/

October 13
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Janos Szabadics
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest. Hungary
http://szabadicslab.koki.hu/

October 20
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Csaba Foldy
Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich. Switzerland
https://www.hifo.uzh.ch/en/research/foldy.html

October 27
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi
University of Toronto. Canada
https://www.takeharalab.com/

November 3
10-00 to 11-00 EST

David Dupret
MCR Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford. United Kingdom
https://www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk/groups/dupret-group

November 10
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Erin Calipari
Vanderbilt University. USA
http://caliparilab.com/

November 24
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Laura Colgin
University of Texas at Austin. USA
https://clm.utexas.edu/lclab

December 1
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Edward Han
Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis. USA
https://sites.wustl.edu/hanlab

December 8
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Melissa Warden
Cornell University. USA
https://wardenlab.org/

December 15
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Gina Poe
University of California, Los Angeles. USA
https://poe-sleeplab.weebly.com/

January 12
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Takaki Komiyama
University of California, San Diego. USA
https://komiyamalab.biosci.ucsd.edu

January 19
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Eve Marder
Brandeis University. USA
https://blogs.brandeis.edu/marderlab/

January 26
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Aparna Suvrathan
McGill University. Canada
https://suvrathanlab.org

February 2
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Tim Viney
University of Oxford. United Kingdom
https://www.pharm.ox.ac.uk/research/viney-group

February 9
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Flavio Donato
University of Basel. Switzerland
https://www.donatolab.com/

February 16
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Moriel Zelikowsky
University of Utah. USA
https://www.zelikowskylab.com

March 2
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Mark Cembrowski
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia. Canada
https://www.cembrowskilab.com

March 23
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Bruce L. McNaughton
University of California, Irvine. USA
https://sites.uci.edu/mcnaughtonlab/

March 30
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Arjun Krishnaswami
McGill University. Canada
https://www.swamylab.com

April 6
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Matthew Lovett-Barron
University of California, San Diego. USA
https://www.lovettbarronlab.com

April 13
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Adil Ghani Khan
King’s College London. United Kingdom
https://devneuro.org/cdn/group-overview

April 20
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Lisa Giocomo
Stanford University, School of Medicine. USA
https://giocomolab.weebly.com

April 27
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Samuel S. Wang
Princeton University. USA
https://scholar.princeton.edu/wanglab

May 4
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Rose Bagot
McGill University. Canada
https://www.bagotlab.org

May 11
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Jesse Jackson
University of Alberta. Canada
https://sites.google.com/view/jjlab/home

May 18
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Shantanu Jadhav
Brandeis University. USA
http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/jadhavlab/index.html

Upcoming talks

Coming soon

Project Coordinators:

Justine Fortin-Houde
justine.fortin-houde@umontreal.ca
PhD Student
Laboratory of Bénédicte Amilhon
Université de Montreal / CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Eve Honore
eve.honore@umontreal.ca
PhD student
Laboratory of Jean-Claude
Lacaille
Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Montréal

Parisa Iloun
parisa.iloun.1@ulaval.ca
PhD student
Laboratory of Lisa Topolnik
Neuroscience Axis,
CRCHUQ-CHUL Université Laval

Félix Michaud
felix.michaud.2@ulaval.ca
Master student
Laboratory of Lisa Topolnik
Neuroscience Axis,
CRCHUQ-CHUL Université Laval

Suhel Tamboli
suhel.tamboli.1@ulaval.ca
PhD student
Laboratory of Lisa Topolnik
Neuroscience Axis,
CRCHUQ-CHUL Université Laval

Suzanne van der Veldt
suzannevdveldt@gmail.com
Postdoctoral Researcher
Laboratory of Bénédicte Amilhon 
Université de Montreal / CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Dimitri Topolnik
dtopolnik@gmail.com
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