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.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute are pleased to offer Discover Robarts, a unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating and world-renowned medical research taking place at Robarts Research Institute.

Please register for each session you are planning to attend. Registration links are below.


Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Early and late COVID-19 infection: Promising research on how to prevent and predict long-term outcomes
Presented by: Grace Parraga, PhD, with Michael Nicholson, PhD; and David Holdsworth, PhD, with Marat Slessarev, PhD

Thursday, March 25, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The fire within: COVID-19 and vascular health
Presented by: Drs. Rob Hegele and Luciano Sposato

Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The highs and lows of cannabis: Impacts on mental health in the pandemic era
Presented by: Dr. Lena Palaniyappan and Steven Laviolette, PhD

Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The autism spectrum and the brain
Presented by: Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Emma Duerden, PhD, and Dr. Rob Nicolson

** All topics and presenters are subject to change **

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact Taylor Fergusson at

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