CBR Seminar - Brendel Meeting Event as iCalendar

02 March 2017

10:30am - 12pm

Venue: Marion Davis Library

Location: Auckland City Hospital

Host: Centre for Brain Research

Contact info: Frankie Favero

Contact email: f.favero@auckland.ac.nz


Associate Professor Fiona Costello

“The afferent visual pathway as a model of CNS inflammation” 

Dr. Costello began working towards her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, prior to entering Medical School in 1991.  She graduated in 1995, and embarked on a neurology residency program at Memorial University which she completed in 2000. 

Dr. Costello then did a two-year clinical research fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa.  She worked for five years at the University of Ottawa prior to relocating to Calgary in 2007.  Dr. Costello’s research focuses on the use of the anterior visual pathway as a system model of MS. Together with her colleagues, she is studying the mechanisms that underpin neurological disability in MS patients, with a view to developing new therapeutic strategies for this disease. 

Dr. Costello has written over 70 peer reviewed papers, 16 book chapters, 10 web-based educational modules and has been invited to give more than 100 national and international presentations as guest lecturer at numerous academic venues.


Professor Christian Lueck

“Aetiology of bitemporal hemianopia in chiasmal compression” 

Professor Lueck trained in medicine at Cambridge University and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK before moving to Edinburgh, UK, as a consultant neurologist where he was also honorary senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

In 2003 he moved to Canberra where he has been head of the department of Neurology for the last 14 years. He received a national award for excellence in university teaching from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2010 and was appointed Professor at the Australian National University in 2012.

He has a strong clinical interest in neuro-ophthalmology and is currently President of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia.


Ernest & Marion Davis Library