2013 - 2014 VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program offers the expertise of a range of scientists who are exploring frontiers in biomedical research. Held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room R3012 of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, these seminars are open to Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff; and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and trainees.

Imaging the Dynamics of Cortical Circuits During Behavior

Event was held September 6, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Karel Svoboda, PhD

Group Leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia

Purkinje Fibers and Arrhythmias

Event was held October 25, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Penelope Boyden, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Top-Down Modulation of Interoception: A New Frontier for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatments?

Event was held November 1, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Martin P. Paulus, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Diego

DNA Methylation and Chromatin Architecture: The Nuts and Bolts of Gene Regulation

Event was held January 24, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Paul A. Wade, PhD

Senior Investigator, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory/Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Mechanisms of Autoimmune Synaptopathies

Event was held January 31, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Rita J. Balice-Gordon, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wiring Up the Retina

Event was held February 21, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Joshua Sanes, PhD

Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Harvard Center for Brain Science, Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Balancing Ultrastructural Synaptic Plasticity During Changes in Synapse Function

Event was held April 18, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kristen Harris, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology, Center for Learning and Memory, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Texas

Sex, Drugs, and Funky Rhythms in Silico

Event was held April 25, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Colleen E. Clancy, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

CANCELLED: Structural Rearrangement of the Ebola Virus Matrix Begets Multiple Functions in the Virus Life Cycle

Event was held May 16, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute