Separated at birth

Steve Ramirez (MIT) and Matt Hill (Calgary) at the Society of Biological Psychiatry meeting in Toronto last week. Paul participated in a symposium with Cristina Alberini, Vadim Bolshakov and Steve Ramirez. More pictures shortly.image

The abcam neurogenesis meeting in Dresden

dresden poster sessionThe abcam neurogenesis meeting was hosted by abcam and Gerd Kempermann at the Center for Regenerative Therapies in Dresden. In Dresden they know how to run a poster session– combine science with cold pilsner.  More pictures coming soon.

Memory in YYZ

Adam Santoro presenting his model of systems consolidation at the inaugural Toronto Area Memory Group meeting today. More than 150 registrants, 35 talks and keynote Karim Nader.adam at Toronto memory conference

Alcino at SickKids

Alcino Silva visiting the lab yesterday, and talking about CREB, excitability and memory allocation. No overlap with our work there then… :-)


Lab selfie day 2015

Everyone in the Frankland and Josselyn labs stopped what they were doing at 10 am yesterday, and did some self-portraiture. Here are the results!

Better late then never... pictures from SfN14 in DC

From last November in DC. Top, Karl Peter Giese, Haruhiko Bito and Paul. Bottom, ex-lab members Maithe Arruda-Carvalho, Anne Wheeler and Catia Teixeira. Lots more pictures here.


Behavioural neuroscience in the Rockies

A couple of weeks ago was the annual Behavioural Neuroscience meeting in Fernie, organized by Bryan Kolb (Lethbridge) and Cam Teskey (Calgary). Pictured are Matt Hill and John Howland.

Winter plasticity in Barbados

Between sessions, soccer on the beach there is time for fish in Oistins at the winter neural plasticity meeting in Barbados. From left, Niccolo Terrando, Mario Capecchi Mauro Costa-Mattioli. More pictures here.

Beach soccer with a Nobel laureate

At the Winter Neural Plasticity conference in Barbados, soccer on the beach with Mario Capecchi (3rd from right, with socks).

Paul on Brain Matters

When I visited the University of Texas, I had the pleasure of chatting with Anthony Lacagnina (from Michael Drew‘s lab). He and his colleagues have been producing the Brain Matters podcast for over a year, and have now interviewed lots of neuroscientists. If you’re interested in hearing about neurogenesis, forgetting, and football (soccer) then listen away (also here on itunes, episode 23).