The Grass Foundation
Traveling Scientist Program

hosted by the
Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

October, 2008
JONATHAN WOLPAW, MD, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Nervous System Disorders, Wadsworth Centre, NY Dept. of Health
"The CNS Mechanisms and Therapeutic Uses of a Simple Motor Skill"

November, 2007
STEVE LEVISON, Ph.D.
Professor, UMDNJ-New JERSEY Medical School
"Signaling cascades that mediate the regenerative responses of neural stem cells to brain injury"

November, 2006
MICHAEL FEHLINGS, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario
"Repair and regeneration of the injured spial cord: Opportunities for clinical translation of basic research discoveries"

November, 2005
YU TIAN WANG, Ph.D.
Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
"NMDA receptors in synaptic plasticity and excitotoxicity"

November, 2004
SAMUEL DAVID, Ph.D.
Professor, McGill University, Montreal
"Rust-proofing the brain to prevent neurodegeneration"

November, 2003
FREDA MILLER, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children Reseach Institute, Toronto
"Becoming a Neuron: Signaling Mechanisms Regulating Neurogenesis"

January, 2003
DAVID COLMAN, Ph.D.
Director, Montreal Neurological Institute
"Functional Architecture of Nerve and Synapse"

March, 2002
MICHEL CHRÉTIEN, M.D., Ph.D.
Ottawa Health Research Institute
"Endoproteolysis in Disease Processes Including Alzheimer's"

November, 2001
PIERRE MAGISTRETTI, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Physiology,
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
"Neuron-Glia Metabolic Coupling"

July, 2000
STEPHEN REDMAN, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience, Australia National University
John Curtin School of Medical Research
"Synaptic Plasticity at Synapses in CA1 Hippocampus"

March, 1998
RONALD OPPENHEIM, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. Neurobiol. & Anat.
Director, Neurosci. Program
Wake Forest University
"Activity-dependent regualtion of motoneuron development and survival"

June, 1995
ROBERT FYFFE, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy
Wright State University
"Spatial distribution of neurotransmitters on spinal cord neurons"

November, 1994
SAMUEL WEISS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomy and
Pharmacology & Therapeutics
University of Calgary
"A mammalian central nervous system stem cell"

June, 1993
JOHN GARTHWAITE, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
University of Liverpool
"Nitric oxide as a mediator of cell-cell communication in the CNS"

March, 1992
RICHARD J. MILLER, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences
University of Chicago
"The receptor mediated regulation of neuronal calcium homeostasis and synaptic transmission"

November, 1990
ENRICO MUGNAINI, M.D.
Laboratory of Neuromorphology
University of Connecticut
"Cell lineage and neurospecific gene expression: studies by means of neuronal markers in transgenic mice"

October, 1989
DOUGLAS G. STUART, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Physiology
University of Arizona
"The Neurobiology of Muscle Fatigue"

Sponsored by the SfN's Grass Traveling Scientist Program.


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