Cerebellar Development in Health and Diseases

Dr. Hassan Marzban, PhD

Associate Professor,

Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science,

Faculty of Health Sciences,

College of Medicine,

University of Manitoba


Dr. Marzban received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Physiotherapy from Iran University of Medical Sciences, followed by a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.) in Human Anatomy from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.  He then obtained a Philosophy of Doctoral (PhD) in Anatomical Science from the Department of Human Anatomy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.  Dr. Marzban was recruited as an Assistant Professor at the Medical School in Tehran University of Medical Sciences.  He joined Dr. R. Hawkes' laboratory as a Visiting Scientist and subsequently was recruited as an Assistant Professor (research) at the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary.  Soon after, Dr. Marzban joined the University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science. Dr. Marzban research interests focus on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the developing cerebellum, specifically the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative disease using mouse models (E.g. ACP2 and SNCA mutant lines).


Topic of Lecture:

“Cerebellar Development in Health and Diseases; Cerebellar Nuclei Neurogenesis and Early Circuit Formation”


Dr. Maryam Shabani Nashtaee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

School of Medicine, 

Tehran University of Medical Sciences