Events for 2011

Risk, resilience, and gene-environment interplay in primates

March 24, 2011 , 5 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Stephen J. Suomi, PhD

Chief, Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

New studies of epigenetic developmental processes in primates

March 25, 2011 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Stephen J. Suomi, PhD

Chief, Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Glial derived brain tumors: Unique biology and opportunities for novel treatments

April 7, 2011 , 5 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Harald W. Sontheimer, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Director, Civitan International Research Center, Director, Center for Glial Biology in Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Ion channels as regulators for cell proliferation and cell migration in the nervous system

April 8, 2011 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Harald W. Sontheimer, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Director, Civitan International Research Center, Director, Center for Glial Biology in Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Synaptic plasticity; the brain's response to experience

May 6, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Robert C. Malenka, PhD, MD

Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Developing pharmacotherapies for cognitive impairment in Down syndrome

May 19, 2011 , 5 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Craig C. Garner, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Co-Director, Center for Research and Treatment of Down Syndrome, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease and Phelan-McDermid syndrome

May 20, 2011 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Craig C. Garner, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Co-Director, Center for Research and Treatment of Down Syndrome, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

A retinal balancing act: crossover inhibition and NMDA receptors mediate visual sensitivity in parasol/M ganglion cells of the macaque monkey retina

June 9, 2011 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael B. Manookin

Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Structural Biology at University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Special Seminars

Salmon Thoughts, "Voodoo Correlations," and Severe Tests: How the Error-Statistical Philosophy Can Help the Science of fMRI

June 14, 2011 , 2 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Emrah Aktunc

Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech

Special Seminars

Multiple Learning Strategies in Prefrontal-basal ganglia and cerebellar networks

June 24, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Alan Fermin

Ph.D. candidate at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology and Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Special Seminars

Cognitive motivations and neural predictors of free-riding and cooperation

July 6, 2011 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Dongil Chung

Ph.D. candidate in Bio and Brain Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology

Special Seminars

Phasic Dopamine Release in Drug Abuse and Depression

July 20, 2011 , 3 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Paul E.M. Phillips

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Special Seminars

Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Aging: Disease-Afflicted and Regenerating Neuromuscular Synapses

Aug. 15, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Special Seminars

Synaptic Effects of Aging and ALS From Cellular Phenomena to Molecular Analysis

Aug. 16, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Special Seminars

The Role of HoxA3 During Hematopoietic Development

Aug. 23, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michelina Iacovino, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Seminars

The Role of HoxA3 During Cardiac Development

Aug. 24, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michelina Iacovino, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Lillehei Heart Institute University of Minnesota School of Medicine Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Seminars

Nitric Oxide/GAPDH/GOSPEL Cascade Regulates Beta Amyloid/Tau; Relevance to Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug. 29, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nilkantha Sen, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Special Seminars

GOSPEL: A Novel Regulator of Tauopathy and CREB Signaling

Aug. 30, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Nilkantha Sen, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Special Seminars

An Essential Survival Pathway in Malignant Glioma with Therapeutic Implications

Sept. 6, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Zhi Sheng, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, HHMI Laboratory, Program in Gene Function and Expression, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

The Role of Autophagy in Glioblastoma

Sept. 7, 2011 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Zhi Sheng, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Laboratory, Program in Gene Function and Expression, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

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