Events for 2013

The Power of Singing: Implications for Brain Plasticity and Recovery of Function

Jan. 10, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD

Director, Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics

Jan. 14, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Justina D. McEvoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Special Seminars

Regulation of Differentiation Pathways in Developmental Tumors

Jan. 15, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Justina D. McEvoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Special Seminars

Denial of Service Attacks: Network Hyperexcitability in Alzheimer’s Dementia [NOTE TIME CHANGE]

Jan. 17, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, of Neuroscience, and of Human Genetics; Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair; and Director of the Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Hedgehog Signaling, Stem Cells, and Liver Regeneration

Jan. 18, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Yin-xiong Li, MD, PhD

Professor and Director, Institute of Public Health, and Chief Medical Officer, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health/Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Muscle Protein Metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease

Jan. 25, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

William Mitch, MD

Gordon A. Cain Professor of Medicine; Chief of Nephrology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Cortical Circuits and Neural Codes Underlying Tactile Sensation — POSTPONED

Feb. 1, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Karel Svoboda, PhD

Group Leader in Neural Optical Imaging, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Mechanisms of Sensory Signaling in a Mammalian Touch Receptor

Feb. 8, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Ellen A. Lumpkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology, Departments of Dermatology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Exciting New Ways to Stimulate the Brain to Treat Depression or Pain

Feb. 14, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Mark S. George, MD

Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory; and Medical University of South Carolina Director, Brain Imaging Center of Excellence, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

(Canceled) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Causes and Consequences

March 1, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

David Ehrmann, MD

Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, University of Chicago Clinical Research Center; and Director, Center for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Labile Brain: Neuroplasticity Across the Lifespan

March 7, 2013 , 2 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sponsored Conferences

Brain School: The Stuff of Brains and How They Process Information

March 11, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD, Associate Professor, and Rosalyn Moran, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

March 11, 2013 , noon at restaurants and specialty stores

Brain Awareness Week

Mythbusters: The Truth about Your Brain

March 11, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Audra Van Wart, PhD

Director of Education and Training, VIrginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain School: How Brains Make Sense of the World

March 12, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, and Jamie Tyler, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Brain School: When Brains Do Things We Would Rather They Didn’t

March 13, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Warren Bickel, PhD, Director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center; and Pearl Chiu, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Willpower and Addiction

March 13, 2013 , 7:30 p.m. at locations throughout the Roanoke Region

Warren Bickel, PhD

Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Power: The Role of Exercise and Diet in Maintaining Healthy Synapses

March 13, 2013 , noon at Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain School: How Brains Grow and Age

March 14, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sharon Ramey, PhD, Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Michael Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director; and Gregorio Valdez, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Reading Your Mind: How to Decode the Brain Mid-Thought

March 21, 2013 , 7:15 a.m. at Inn at Virginia Tech

Stephen LaConte, PhD

Assistant Professor, VTC Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

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