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BrainTalks: Epigenetics and Early Life Experiences

October 22, 2018, 2018

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Epigenetics and early life experiences

Join us on Monday, October 22nd for a talk on Epigenetics and Early Life Experiences. We are honoured to host three phenomenal presenters for the evening: Dr. Michael Kobor, Dr. Liisa Galea, and Dr. Adele Diamond.

The talk will run from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, with three presentations and a panel discussion.

Dr. Michael Kobor is a senior scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and BC Children’s Hospital, and a Professor at UBC. He studies social epigenetics and medical genetics, with a focus on studying how the expression of genes responds to the environment, in other words, how your genes change their creation of proteins in response to your physical and social surroundings. He has received numerous awards for his research, and runs the Kobor Lab at UBC.

Dr. Liisa Galea is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Centre for Brain Health and Neuroscience Program at UBC. The vision for her research is to establish how sex hormones influence brain health and disease in both females and males. Her goal is to improve brain health for women and men by examining the influence of sex and sex hormones on normal and diseased brain states such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease. She has received numerous awards for her research, and runs the Galea Laboratory for Behavioural Neuroendocrinology.

Dr. Adele Diamond is a well known and respected expert in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, the way the developing young brain evolves in its ability to make intelligent sense of the world around it, and how it evolves in response to the surrounding environment. She has spoken at TedTalks and runs her Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab associated with UBC.

Our event on Monday, October 22nd will start with presentations from each of the three speakers, and end with a panel discussion inspired by audience questions. For physicians, the event is CME accredited for a MOC credit of 1.5. After the talk, at 7:30 pm, we host a social gathering with catered healthy food and non-alcoholoic drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Paetzold Auditorium
899 West 12th Avenue
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