The Latest Brew in Neuroscience Research


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Steamworks Brew Pub (Harbour View Room Über Lounge), 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B8

Come join us for an interesting and exciting discussion about the brain from UBC and Vancouver’s best and budding neuroscience thinkers.

FREE ADMISSION – Everyone is welcome!
Light refreshments will be served.


Asma Bashir, The Fall That Changed It All
Asma Bashir is a PhD student in the Neuroscience program at UBC whose work focuses on traumatic brain injury. She is interested in assessing what happens to the brain after it is injured, and what people can do to modify the brain changes that follow.

Elisa York, Food for Thought
Elisa York is completing a PhD of Neuroscience at UBC, and is working to understand how diet can influence the immune system and the brain. She is interested in how cells burn energy, and how that energy burn might be helpful or harmful after injury, in disease, and throughout normal aging.

Joesh Khunkhun, All my friends are on their phones! What is this doing to our brains, personalities, and culture?
Joesh Khunkhun is a young man with big ideas. He has never known a world without wifi, electric cars, and virtual reality. Joesh sees the world and brain science though his youthful lens, questions the conventional, and brings forward new and innovative ideas.

Jordan Shimell, The Brain: Your Own Personal Internet 
Jordan Shimell is a PhD Student in Neuroscience at UBC who focuses on how brain cells grow and make, maintain, and modify connections. He hopes to understand how changes in brain cells can lead to or cause problems in later life. 

Moderated by Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Julie Robillard