Professor Max Cynader Lecture

Professor Max Cynader
Director, Brain Research Centre

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on March 12, 2005 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

The Aging Brain

Dr. Cynader's research has focused on understanding the nature of the processing performed by the cerebral cortex, especially the sensory cortices dealing with vision and audition, and on the neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the development and adaptability of the cortex. His research group has developed new viral vector systems to efficiently transfer potentially-therapeutic genes into specific neuronal populations. His studies of brain mechanisms in cortical development are relevant to visual disorders and various neurological dysfunctions including stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Cynader is one of the scientific founders of NeuroVir, a Vancouver-based biotechnology company which has developed gene therapy products to treat brain diseases. Dr. Cynader was a semifinalist in the Canadian Astronaut Program.

Spring Program 2005
Jan 22, Jan 29, Thursday Feb 3, Feb 12, Tuesday Feb 22, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16.