2016 VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

The VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series brings nationally renowned experts to Roanoke. The free public lectures are open to members of the general public as well as to Virginia Tech and Carilion faculty, students, and staff. The lectures are co-sponsored by Virginia Tech's Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Graduate Program.

“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, Ph.D., 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 blossoming partnership that Virginia Tech and the Carilion Clinic have forged for bringing the future of medical science for better health to the Roanoke region, the Commonwealth, and the nation."

What Happens if People Power Research? [POSTPONED]

Event was held January 28, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sharon Terry

President and Chief Executive Officer, Genetic Alliance
Co-Founder, Genetic Alliance Registry and Biobank
Washington, DC

Health Care in America: From Politics to Progress!

Event was held February 4, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Darrell G. Kirch, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Washington, DC

Understanding the Rules of Life

Event was held February 11, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

James L. Olds, PhD

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

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

Event was held March 24, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

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

Mechanisms of Brain Development: Migration and Circuit Formation

Event was held April 14, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Mary E. Hatten, PhD

Frederick P. Rose Professor
Director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rockefeller University
New York, New York

Visualizing Biology in 3D: Why Does It Matter?

Event was held April 21, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sriram Subramaniam, PhD

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

Stress and Addictions

Event was held April 28, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD

Distinguished University Professor
Associate Provost
Clinical and Translational Research

Director
South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Our Environment, Our Health, Our Future

Event was held October 20, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS

Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program