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Herbert Jasper Lecture

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Richard L. Huganir, Professor and Director, Department of Neuroscience, Director, Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, Co-Director, Brain Science Institute,The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA, will deliver the Herbert Jasper lecture  at 4 pm on April 18, 2017 in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre of the Neuro. His talk will be “Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in Cognition and Cognitive Disorders”. Herbert Jasper was recruited to The Neuro from Brown University in 1946 by Wilder Penfield who saw the potential of Dr. Jasper’s pioneering work on recording from the live, functioning brain.

Dr. Jasper, who passed away in 1999, worked together with Wilder Penfield at the MNI during his early and very seminal years (1937-1964) and remained associated with the Institute for the remainder of his career and life in Montreal.  This lectureship, which is focused like the work of Jasper upon Neurophysiology was instituted in his honor.