Research Colloquium: November 21 2012

Speaker: Karine Marcotte
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Topic:White matter disruption and language processing in fluent and nonfluent variants of primary progressive aphasia
Time: 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: 500 University Avenue, 4th Floor, Rm 420
Rehabilitation Sciences Building

As a courtesy to the speaker please be on time.
About the Speaker:
Karine Marcotte graduated as a speech-language pathologist and worked with patients suffering from aphasia and other acquired communicative disorders. After  four years as a clinician, she started her Ph.D studies at the University of Montreal. Her thesis focused on the neural basis of the recovery from chronic aphasia using fMRI and functional connectivity, but she also worked in second language learning in healthy populations. After obtaining her Ph.D., she obtained a postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute with Dr Elizabeth Rochon on white matter disruption in the different variants of primary progressive aphasia. Dr. Marcotte is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Speech, Language and Audiology at the University of Montreal.

Optional Reading (students are asked to read this article before the colloquium):
Galantucci, S., et al. (2011). White matter damage in primary progressive aphasias: a diffusion tensor tractography study. Brain, 134(Pt 10), 3011-3029.