Discover Robarts Community Presentation Series

Explore exciting breakthroughs in medical research;
Uncover the mysteries of the human body;
Look towards a healthier future;
Discover Robarts.

Join us for an up-close look at how scientists at Robarts Research Institute are impacting today’s most devastating diseases. Discover Robarts returns in 2020 with an exciting line up of speakers.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I can’t remember where I put my microscope? Searching for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease
Featuring Rob Bartha, PhD; Jane Rylett, PhD; and Stephen Pasternak, MD, PhD
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Destinations unknown: Surprising twists on the road to developing therapeutic strategies for central nervous system repair

Featuring Arthur Brown, PhD; Greg Dekaban, PhD; and Marat Slessarev, MD, FRCPC
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Teamwork to calm a racing heart

Featuring Maria Drangova, PhD; Daniel Gelman, PhD; and Allan C. Skanes, MD, FRCPC, FHRS 
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The race towards a cure for diabetes 100 years after the discovery of insulin 

Featuring David Hess, PhD; Rob Hegele, MD; and Amanda Berberich, MD, FRCP(C)
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All sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Fisher Conference Room at Robarts Research Institute. For event inquiries, please contact

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