Events for 2017

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 19, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

George Koob, PhD

Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Defining New Pathways For Human Arrhythmia

Jan. 26, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Peter J. Mohler, PhD

Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; Chair, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology and Cell Biology; William D. and Jacquelyn L. Wells Chair in Cardiovascular Research; Associate Dean, Basic Research Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Uncovering Mechanisms of Myelin Plasticity in the Live Brain

Jan. 30, 2017 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Robert Hill, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Advances in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer through Irreversible Electroporation and Enhanced Chemotherapy Delivery

Feb. 3, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD

Sam & Lolita Weakley Endowed Chair, Surgical Oncology; Director, Division of Surgical Oncology; Professor of Surgery; Director, Upper GI & HPB Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, University of Louisville

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Integrins and the Kidney

Feb. 10, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Roy Zent, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine; Professor of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Control of T follicular helper (Tfh) cell responses by IL-2

Feb. 17, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology University of Alabama at Birmingham

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders

Feb. 22, 2017 , 3 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

A New Way of Thinking about Neurological Disorders: Protein Dosage and RNA-Binding Proteins

Feb. 23, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

Debunking the concept of one gene-one disease in inheritable sudden death

Feb. 24, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD

Patricia & Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology Professor of Medicine & Professor of Cell Biology New York University School of Medicine

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Deciphering the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Food Preference

Feb. 27, 2017 , 3 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara

Special Seminars

Exploring How Animals Detect the Food Environment

Feb. 28, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara

Special Seminars

Acetylated Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathogenic Mechanisms Underlying Memory Loss

March 1, 2017 , 2 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Tara Tracy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

Special Seminars

Investigating Synaptic Dysfunction in Human Neuronal Models of Tauopathy

March 2, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Tara Tracy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Department of Neurology,
University of California, San Francisco

Special Seminars

Role of Sodium Channel a and b1 Subunits in Epileptic Encephalopathy with SUDEP

March 3, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Lori Isom, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology; Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Pre-Candidate Graduate Education; Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences University of Michigan Medical School

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Unraveling the Multigenerational Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy:  From Cell Signaling to Clinical Care

March 9, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Vice President, Medical Affairs; Bowers Distinguished Professor; University of Maryland

VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures

Your Brain is Not Wireless (Yet): How Do You Change Connectivity Between Your Neuronal Landlines?

March 13, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

From Brains to Bytes to Brain-Computer-Interfaces

March 14, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Shaping Children's Brains and Behavior: New Findings

March 15, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

March 16, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine

Brain Awareness Week, VTCRI Distinguished Public Lectures, Brain School

Decoding Microdomain Calcium Signaling in Astrocytes

March 23, 2017 , 12:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Amit Agarwal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Special Seminars

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