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  • Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine

    Speaker: Virgil Wong, Artist, Researcher, and Creator of the Medical Avatar

    Acclaimed artist, scientist, and creator of the Medical Avatar, Virgil Wong, will demonstrate the fascinating world where art and medicine meet. Join Wong as he explains the concept of a ...

  • Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics

    Speaker: Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Microbiology, and Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, New York, New York

    Dr. Garcia-Sastre will discuss the ability of specific animal influenza viruses to infect humans and the concerns about pandemic potential. His laboratory is studying the determinants associated with increased human ...

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    Pulmonary Hypertension: Has It Become a “Forgettable” Disease?

    Speaker: Robert Bourge, MD, Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development, Department of Medicine, E.A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Dr. Bourge will lead an interactive discussion of the methods to screen, diagnose, and treat this previously almost uniformly fatal disease, concentrating on recent advances in disease detection and therapy.

  • Let's Talk about Gender Identity and Expression

    Speaker: David Weismiller, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine, East Carolina University

    Issues related to gender identity and expression are prominent in the national discourse. If you would like to learn more, join the Virginia Tech Carilion community for a conversation with ...

  • Epigenetics and the Immune System

    Speaker: Jeremy Boss, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

    Epigenetics refers to the processes by which cells inherit information that dictate their ultimate properties and functions. Dr. Boss's seminar will focus on how these processes control the ability of ...

  • Unraveling the Pathogenesis of Respiratory and Enteric Viruses in Normal and High-Risk Populations

    Speaker: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD, Faculty Member and Associate, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Center for Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance and the World Health Organization Collaborating Center, Memphis, Tennessee

    Dr. Schultz-Cherry’s talk will focus on understanding the pathogenesis of influenza virus in high risk populations. Specifically, she will discuss unpublished studies that uncovered a previously unrecognized role for an ...

  • Imaging Mammalian Heart and Vessel Development: Insights into Vascular Remodeling and Congenital Heart Disease

    Speaker: Mary Dickinson, PhD, Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

    Dr. Dickinson's seminar will describe insights derived from the use of optical imaging and microscopy to study the early function of the mouse heart, mechanical forces needed to promote outward ...

  • Fourth Annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture

    Dr. Hugh J. Silk, clinical associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will present a lecture titled, "Medical-Dental Integration: Where Have We Come From? Where Are We? Where ...

  • Bioprinting 3-Dimensional Vascular Networks

    Speaker: Roger R. Markwald, PhD, Distinguished University Professor Chair, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Director, Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center, Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina

    Screening the DNA of large multigenerational families has pinpointed two genes--filamin-A (FLNA) and daschsous 1 (DCHS1)--that, when mutated, result in mitral valve prolapse, a common cardiac degenerative disease that often ...

  • Fattening Up Our Immunological Memory

    Speaker: Susan Kaech, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunobiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine

    Memory T cells are long-lived and IL-7 and IL-15 are critical survival factors. Dr. Kaech's laboratory has uncovered a new role for IL-7 in promoting memory T cell survival through ...

  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Bedside to Bench and Back Again

    Speaker: Michael Fallon, MD, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

    The hepatopulmonary syndrome is a unique complication of chronic liver disease, resulting from alterations in the pulmonary microcasculature, that lead to hypoxemia. Its presence increases mortality in cirrhosis and the ...

  • Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals

    Speaker: Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD, Lloyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

    The circadian clock mechanism in animals involves an autoregulatory transcriptional feedback loop in which CLOCK and BMAL1 activate the transcription of the Period and Cryptochrome genes. The PERIOD and CRYPTOCHROME ...

  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: New Insights Reveal Provocative Complexities

    Speaker: Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD, Hudson Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Associate Vice-President for Clinical and Translational Research, George Washington University, Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

  • Determinants of Drug Preference in Humans

    Speaker: Harriet de Wit, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Behaviorial Neuroscience, and Biological Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Dr. de Wit will discuss her research the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse in healthy young adults. She will address several questions, including i) why individuals vary in their ...

  • Infectious Causes of Heart Failure: Viral Myocarditis

    Speaker: Kirk Knowlton, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Edith and William M. Perlman Chair in Clinical Cardiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

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