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December 2017

MSc Exit Seminar – Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – Gordana Scepanovic

December 13 @ 9:10 am - 9:30 pm

MSc Exit Seminar Wednesday, December 13th, 9:10am –University of Toronto at Mississauga - CC-2150 Gordana Scepanovic (Stewart lab) "Analysis of Drosophila Nervous System Development Following a Brief Exposure to Ethanol" Abstract Improper neuronal mapping predisposes many of the neurodevelopmental deficits that arise in patients of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Here I used Drosophila embryos as a model to investigate the neuronal defects that arise after exposure to ethanol. Drosophila is an excellent model for studying the mechanisms underlying FASD…

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PhD Exit Seminar – Zahra Dargaei – Thursday, December 14th, 2017

December 14 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am

PhD Exit Seminar Thursday, December 14th at 10:10am – Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432 Zahra Dargaei (Woodin lab) Aberrant chloride homeostasis and inhibitory synaptic transmission in Huntington's disease Abstract Huntington’s disease (HD) is primarily characterized by progressive motor incoordination and involuntary movements that result from neurodegeneration of the striatum. However, cognitive impairments and learning and memory deficits involving the hippocampus emerge in the early stages of the disease and precede the motor impairments by ~15 years. Despite the critical role of…

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CSB Seminar – Professor Penney Gilbert, Department of Biochemistry, Donnelly Centre, U of T

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432, 25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada

CSB Seminar Professor Penney Gilbert Department of Biochemistry Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto "Making 3D models that matter: Engineering skeletal muscle tissue in a dish" Friday, December 15, 2017 2:00-3:00 p.m. at RW 432 Host: Maurice Ringuette Abstract: Skeletal muscle tissue is found throughout the human body and allows for actions such as walking, swallowing, and breathing. A skeletal muscle is comprised of bundles of long cylindrical muscle cells that are often attached to bones via tendons and that contract in…

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