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140 10 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2R 0A3

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It's the 16th Graduate Student Speaker Series/Science in the Pub event! Join us for an evening of awesome talks, FREE food, and fun conversation.

This month's theme: NEUROSCIENCE.
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Microglia, sex differences and chronic pain
Rebecca Dalgarno
Neuropathic pain is a specific subtype of chronic pain that affects over 1 million Canadians. Immune cells of the central nervous system, microglia, have been recently implicated as key mediators for the development of neuropathic pain. Although, recent findings suggest that these cells are necessary for the maintenance of pain following injury in male but not female rodents. Our research focuses on deciphering the mechanisms underlying these sex differences so that we can further develop medications that effectively treat chronic pain states in both males and females.

Better identification of the seizure onset zone in patients with epilepsy.
Negar Mohammadi
Epilepsy is a serious neurological condition impacting 1% of people worldwide. Over 54,000 Canadians have seizures that cannot be controlled by medication and therefore require surgical removal of the brain area generating seizures. However, the surgical success rate is <50%, mostly due to inaccurate identification of the seizure origin. Therefore, there is an urgent need to find better markers of the seizures to guide epilepsy surgery. My research project will focus on improving the precise localization of the brain regions where a patient’s seizures originate.

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for Cognitive Enhancement in Parkinson’s Disease
Stefan Lang
Parkinson's Disease, while widely known as a movement disorder, is in fact a neurodegenerative disease which affects many parts of the human nervous system. Impairments in cognition (thinking, concentration & memory) are among the most impactful 'non-motor’ symptoms individuals with Parkinson’s Disease experience. These cognitive impairments occur because specific circuits in the brain are not functioning properly. We are using non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation in an attempt to influence these brain circuits and improve cognition.

Event is open to everyone (we mean everyone!), we'll have free appetizers! Just need to buy your own drinks.

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