VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series

The VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally renowned experts to Roanoke to explore such topics as the circadian clock, sudden cardiac death, and post-traumatic stress disorder. These public lectures are open to members of the general public as well as to Virginia Tech and Carilion faculty, students, and staff.

“The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is bringing some of the world’s leading medical researchers and scientific thought leaders to Roanoke as part of our mission to engage the community in the excitement and promise of scientific research,” says Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the institute and host of the seminar series. "We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the insights of such highly sought after experts in such a range of fascinating topics. We're also very proud to introduce these speakers to the new partnership that Virginia Tech and the Carilion Clinic have forged for bringing the future of medical science to the Roanoke region."

  • Mario Capecchi, PhD

    Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2007

    Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • Marie A. Bernard, MD

    Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • Sharon Terry

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Genetic Alliance, Washington, DC

    Co-Founder, Genetic Alliance Registry and Biobank

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • Darrell G. Kirch, MD

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, DC

    Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • James Olds, PhD

    Assistant Director for the Directorate of Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

    Understanding the Rules of Life

     
  • Thomas Insel, MD

    Director, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

    Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

    What Every Mind Should Know about the Brain

     
  • Michael R. Rosen, MD

    Gustavus A. Pfeiffer Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, New York

    Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

    Biological Pacing—Still Coming: But How? When? Where?

     
  • Mary E. Hatten, PhD

    Frederick P. Rose Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York

    Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • Sriram Subramaniam, PhD

    Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

    [Title Forthcoming]

     
  • Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD

    Distinguished University Professor; Associate Provost, Clinical and Translational Research; and Director, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

    [Title Forthcoming]