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A conversation with groundbreaking researcher Dr. Ofer Yizhar
WHEN: March 5, 2020 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE: KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON M5H 2S5
About this event

Please join us for drinks with Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Yizhar’s groundbreaking research uses a technique called optogenetics – that has the potential to completely change the landscape of treatments for mental and psychiatric disorders.

About Dr. Ofer Yizhar

Dr. Yizhar uses optogenetic techniques to examine the prefrontal cortex — a region of the brain responsible for many higher order processes including memory, emotional regulation, behavioural control and social behaviour. Problems in prefrontal function are associated with various psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Read more.

About us

This event is hosted by KPMG and presented by the Weizmann Canada Toronto Chapter and Women and Science Committee.

Since 1964, Weizmann Canada has partnered with individuals, families, foundations and the business community to raise funds for the Weizmann Institute of Science — one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary basic research institutions, located in Rehovot, Israel.

More information

As space is limited, please register by March 2, 2020. For more information, please contact Shira Lester at [email protected] or 416.733.9220, x 26.

A conversation with groundbreaking researcher Dr. Ofer Yizhar
Shining light of neuroscience