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VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

National expert on cognitive control to deliver VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture March 22

March 14, 2018

Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., the co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, will discuss the limitations of human focus during his presentation, “On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive ...

VTCRI to host sixth annual Brain School, other Brain Awareness Week activities

March 5, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, “[Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices](http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/brain-school/),” will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s ...

NIH training program leader to speak at VTCRI, Carilion Clinic

Oct. 2, 2017

Stephen Korn, the director of Training and Workforce Development at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Insitutes of Health (NIH), will discuss training the nation’s ...

Nationally recognized immunologist to discuss Bubble Boy disease and gene therapy on Thursday

May 23, 2017

Warren J. Leonard, the renowned immunologist who developed a treatment for Bubble Boy disease, will present a public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5:30 p.m. on ...

Smithsonian secretary to deliver distinguished public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on May 18

April 26, 2017

David J. Skorton, the secretary of the Smithsonian, will deliver the Eric Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday, May 18.

Dog cognition expert and best-selling author to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

April 25, 2017

Gregory S. Berns, The New York Times best-selling author and distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University will discuss his research on canine cognition at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May ...

Early childhood education expert to cap Brain School, highlight Brain Awareness Week

March 8, 2017

Greg J. Duncan, a distinguished professor in the School of Education, and departments of economics, psychology, and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, will highlight Brain Awareness Week ...

Nationally recognized expert on diabetes-induced birth defects spoke at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

March 7, 2017

E. Albert Reece, the vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland, discussed the biologic development of diabetes-induced birth defects as well as potential clinical interventions and prevention ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

Feb. 16, 2017

Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School ...

Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

Jan. 16, 2017

George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...

Leaders reveal how teamwork, mutual respect led to remarkable progress during ‘fireside chat’

Oct. 19, 2016

Public-private cooperation holds great interest with the University Economic Development Association

Nation’s leading environmental health sciences official to open Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 18, 2016

With a message that people can’t change their genes, but they can change their environment, Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., a toxicologist and the director of the National Institute of Environmental ...

Researchers set sights on ways to preserve brain health at Conference for Glial Biology in Medicine

Oct. 13, 2016

Scientists will focus on ways to preserve the health of glial cells during the 5th International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine, hosted by the Center for Glial Biology in ...

International scientists join forces in Roanoke to put ‘precision’ focus on neuroscience

Oct. 5, 2016

The first-ever scientific meeting to explore an ultra-personal approach to brain health — the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference — opened Wednesday morning at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Task force calls for community action to combat addiction epidemic

July 25, 2016

The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...

Distinguished national leader in substance abuse research, treatment, and policy to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

April 25, 2016

Prominent addiction scientist Kathleen T. Brady will close out the 2015-2016 season of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, April 28.

World-leading biological structure innovator to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

April 18, 2016

The next speaker in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Public Lecture Series, Sriram Subramaniam, will present on, “Visualizing Biology in 3D: Why Does It Matter?”

Early brain development leader to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

April 13, 2016

Mary E. Hatten, PhD, the Frederick P. Rose professor and director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology at The Rockefeller University in New York, will discuss her research on brain ...

Cardiovascular expert to speak on history of pacemakers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

March 23, 2016

Electronic pacing to help correct heart problems has been the state-of-the-art therapy for the past 50 years. But science might still be able to do better, says Michael R. Rosen, ...

Neuroscience expert to discuss enabling discoveries for understanding life

Feb. 8, 2016

James L. Olds, the assistant director for the Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation, will share the rules we know and how to discover more during his ...

National leader in academic medicine to discuss politics and progress of health care in the United States

Jan. 25, 2016

Darrell G. Kirch, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will speak about the shifting health care scene on February 4. Kirch is the third ...

Can 100 be the new average? Aging expert will discuss that prospect during the next public lecture

Dec. 1, 2015

Can we extend the average lifespan to a century? Marie Bernard, the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging will present new evidence to answer that question on December ...

Neuroscience experts bring “The Brain State” research to the public

Nov. 11, 2015

An alliance of researchers are endeavoring to make Virginia the hub of scientific efforts to understand and develop treatments for brain-related disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction and brain ...

Nobel Laureate to kick off Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s public lecture series

Nov. 2, 2015, updated Oct. 30, 2015

Modeling human disease, extending the average human lifespan to a century, unlocking clues to brain plasticity – these intriguing propositions signal the start of the sixth annual season of the ...

Brain School 2015 focuses on beginnings

March 6, 2015

As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host its third annual Brain School to share neuroscientific nuggets and introduce the latest brain research.

Building a heart: What goes right, what can go wrong

Feb. 3, 2015

The public is invited to learn more about heart development and current cardiovascular research during Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s first heart school.

Sharon and Craig Ramey to speak as part of Virginia Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Jan. 15, 2015

Two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professors will take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech during the week of Jan. 19. Sharon and Craig Ramey, ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute launches upcoming season of three seminar series

Sept. 10, 2014

The complete schedules for the Distinguished Scholars Series, the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, and the Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Series can be found on the institute’s website.

Michael Friedlander delivers keynote address to college presidents

July 3, 2014

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, gave the keynote address at the opening of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges ...

President of nation’s top cancer hospital to speak on cancer and aging

May 14, 2014

With a talk on cancer and aging, Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will conclude the 2013–14 season of the Virginia ...

Brain Awareness Week to celebrate the world’s most complex and versatile computer

Feb. 21, 2014

It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption – the human ...

Michael Friedlander teaches pathologists the neuroscience of effective medical education

Jan. 28, 2014

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently delivered a plenary lecture, “The Neurobiological Basis of Effective Learning, Retention, and Utilization of Information,” at the Group ...

Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program featured in national innovation award webinar

Dec. 16, 2013

Earlier this year, Virginia Tech’s new PhD program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was one of four projects chosen to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute hosts conference on computational psychiatry

Oct. 21, 2013

More than 70 scientists from around the world and from a range of intellectual traditions will convene in Miami this week for what is believed to be the nation’s first ...

Virginia Tech to host international workshop on the neuroscience of cognition, computation, and decisions

Sept. 16, 2013

Nearly two dozen of the world’s leading neuroscientists will gather in Switzerland next month to share their latest findings on the mysteries of how the brain processes information and makes ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces public lectures by distinguished world leaders in biomedical and health research

July 31, 2013

The fourth annual season of public lectures in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Scholars Series will bring leading experts in biomedical and health research from across the nation ...

Michael Friedlander delivered the commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences

May 13, 2013

Michael Friedlander delivered the spring commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke on May 10.

Taking fright: Elizabeth Phelps to discuss how fear can be diminished

April 17, 2013

Fear—once acquired—can be diminished. That will be a central tenet of a public lecture that Elizabeth Phelps, the Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University, will ...

VTC Research Institute to host TEDMED Live

April 10, 2013

TEDMED, dubbed a cerebral Cirque du Soleil, asks leaders in a range of fields to lend their creativity to medicine. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in viewing these ...

Brain Awareness Week will highlight the wonders of nature’s most remarkable machine

Feb. 13, 2013

Brain Awareness Week is designed to share the wonders of the brain, how it works, and what happens when it goes awry. A series of public events will also highlight ...

Neuroplasticity across the lifespan explored

Feb. 12, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host a scientific symposium on the brain's plasticity on March 7–8.

Leading experts highlight innovations in medical research

Nov. 5, 2012

The Distinguished Scholars Series offers insights into our brains and our bodies.

The nature of nurture

Nov. 28, 2011

Adele Diamond researches the roles that dance, the arts, storytelling, and exercise can play in improving children's executive functions, which include attentional control, self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Back to School

Oct. 31, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion will offer recent biomedical research findings and a mini medical school at the university's Open House on November 12.

Renowned experts to bring medical science to life

Sept. 2, 2011

The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series ...

VTCRI scientists to present at Research Center 'Meet the Scientists' event

June 7, 2011

VTC Research Institute scientists are among those scheduled to speak at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Center's "Meet the Scientists" event in Arlington, Va. June 17.

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Class of 2017 Graduation

May 6, 2017 3:23 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2017 became doctors during graduation exercises on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Roanoke's Jefferson Center. This is the fourth class to graduate from the Virginia ...

2017 Match Day Celebration

March 17, 2017 4:05 p.m.

It wasn’t just a lucky St. Patrick’s Day at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The hard work of the school’s fourth class – it’s final “founding” class – ...

2017 Docs for Morgan Scholarship Game

Feb. 3, 2017 11:27 a.m.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students tried unsuccessfully to win back their title against a team of Carilion Clinic residents, attending physicians, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students ...

Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference

Oct. 5, 2016 3:14 p.m.

The Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference is ongoing at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The conference brings together neuroscientists from major universities, clinicians from health centers, and national health science ...

Dr. Gustavo Pinto visits VTCSOM

Oct. 5, 2016 9:44 a.m.

Dr. Gustavo Pinto is an infectious disease physician with the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, which is one of Roanoke’s sister cities. He recently ...

Public Health Walk 2016

Aug. 9, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The third annual Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's Public Health Walk was held on August 8, 2016. Lead by Associate Dean for Community and Culture Dave Trinkle, M.D., the ...

Spring 2016 Mini Medical School

May 26, 2016 7:15 p.m.

A three-part lecture series, "Dispelling Myths, Moving Forward: Science and Mental Health" focused on the past, present, and future of mental health care during the Spring 2016 Mini Medical School ...

VTCSOM Class of 2016 Graduation

May 7, 2016 1:18 p.m.

Members of the Class of 2016 of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine attend graduation exercises at Roanoke's Jefferson Center. This is the third class the school has graduated ...

VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium 2016

March 24, 2016 11:38 a.m.

Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine present findings of their research during the annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium held at the school. As one of four ...

2016 Match Day Celebration

March 18, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Class of 2016 at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine celebrates Match Day. Each of the 41 fourth-year students learned they had matched with one of their requested ...

2016 Docs for Morgan Basketball game

Feb. 5, 2016 12:47 p.m.

Students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences faced doctors and educators at the two schools in the 4th annual "Docs for ...

Photo Gallery: Within Reach 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 noon

A range of health care careers are very much within reach to local students. That was the central message of Within Reach, a program of the Virginia Tech Carilion School ...

Photo Gallery: Mini Medical School 2015

Nov. 19, 2015 11:35 a.m.

Drawing Back The Curtain: How Medical Students Learn to be Doctors was the focus of the 2015 Mini Medical School at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The four-evening ...

Photo Gallery: White Coat Ceremony 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 midnight

Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 received their white coats in a ceremony on October 23, 2015. The school’s leadership team—including Dr. Cynda Johnson, ...

Photos: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visits the institute

Oct. 22, 2015 noon

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently visited the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to learn the value of biomedical research to the commonwealth. He also heard the impact the institute’s scientific ...

Photos: Student Clinician’s Ceremony 2015

July 15, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Forty-two students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine officially transitioned into the clinical portion of their education in July. The annual Student Clinician’s Ceremony brought the students together ...

VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium 2015

March 31, 2015 3:46 p.m.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is producing strong scientist physicians, as evidenced by the second annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, which took place on March 27, 2015.

Photos: Match Day 2015

March 20, 2015 4 p.m.

Forty soon-to-be doctors at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine met their match during the school’s second annual Match Day celebration Friday. Suspense was high as each student learned ...

Photos: Medical students present lessons learned through service

April 28, 2014 9:21 a.m.

A common thread binds people in the medical field together—the desire to help. Through a course on interprofessional leadership, students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Jefferson ...

Photos: First mini medical school a success

April 24, 2014 8:49 a.m.

More than 100 "students" attended Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first mini medical school this spring. The four-part event, Anatomy for Artists and Other Curious Sorts, gave members of ...

Photos: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's charter class earns a perfect match

April 18, 2014 10:42 a.m.

It was a day of great anticipation. The charter class of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine passed Match Day with flying colors. Each of the 40 fourth-year students ...

Photos: 2014 Research Day

March 24, 2014 9:37 a.m.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is a unique organization as it folds fundamental research into the curriculum of medical students from the beginning of their ...

Photos: Art show focuses on creativity and mental health

Oct. 30, 2013 4:35 p.m.

They came from all walks of life. Men, women, and children who visited the opening of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s sixth art exhibit had been, in some way, ...

Photos: Student Clinician's Ceremony held for Class of 2015

Sept. 13, 2013 10:43 a.m.

During the 2013 student clinician’s ceremony at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, students learned life lessons about listening, trust, and humility. Dr. Donald Steinweg, an associate professor in ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Science Camp 2013

July 31, 2013 10:45 a.m.

For one week during the summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute teams up with the Science Museum of Western Virginia to provide a unique science camp experience for middle-school ...

Hands-On Medicine

Nov. 29, 2011 noon

Virginia Tech Carilion faculty, staff, and students promoted biomedical literacy at Virginia Tech's Open House on November 12, 2011, with three presentations: a Better-Health-Through-Science Fair, a Mini Medical School, and ...

NIH Lab Chief Stephen Suomi presents research as 1st VTCRI Distinguished Visiting Scholar

May 16, 2011 2:03 p.m.

Stephen Suomi, chief at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Laboratory of Comparative Ethology at the National Institutes of Health, spoke about his research into how genes ...

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Reading the Mind in the New World of Neuroscience

May 23, 2017 midnight

"Can the brain be trained to change? Yes. Correction in biology is called learning." - [Read Montague](http://research.vtc.vt.edu/people/read-montague/), inaugural holder of the Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professorship and director ...

By Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 18, 2017 7:49 a.m.

George Koob, PhD Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

How Glutamate and GABA Became Neurotransmitters

Nov. 18, 2016 2:13 p.m.

How Glutamate and GABA Became Neurotransmitters

Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution

Nov. 18, 2016 2:06 p.m.

Nobel laureate delivers address at Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience conference

A New Approach to Rapid Neurotransmitter Measurement in Humans During Active Cognition

Oct. 26, 2016 10:34 a.m.

A New Approach to Rapid Neurotransmitter Measurement in Humans During Active Cognition

Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D., Erin Foff, M.D./Ph.D., Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A, F.A.A.P., Anita Kablinger, M.D.

Oct. 25, 2016 9 a.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D., Erin Foff, M.D./Ph.D., Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A, F.A.A.P., Anita Kablinger, M.D.

Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D., Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D., Alex Valadka, M.D.

Oct. 25, 2016 8:56 a.m.

Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D., Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D., Alex Valadka, M.D.

Dynamic Regulation of Signaling Pathways in Dopamine Neurons: The Intracellular Actions of Amphetamines

Oct. 25, 2016 8:40 a.m.

Dynamic Regulation of Signaling Pathways in Dopamine Neurons: The Intracellular Actions of Amphetamines

Identifying Precise Pharmacological Targets for Aberrant Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry in Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 25, 2016 8:39 a.m.

Identifying Precise Pharmacological Targets for Aberrant Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry in Alzheimer's Disease

Clinicians' Panel: Alex Valadka, M.D.

Oct. 25, 2016 8:37 a.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Alex Valadka, M.D.

Brain-Computer Interfaces for Basic Science

Oct. 25, 2016 8:36 a.m.

Brain-Computer Interfaces for Basic Science

The Lactate Receptor is Important for Brain Vascularization

Oct. 25, 2016 8:34 a.m.

The Lactate Receptor is Important for Brain Vascularization

Proteomics and CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing Empower Deafness Research

Oct. 25, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Proteomics and CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing Empower Deafness Research

Illuminating the Brain Circuits Underlying Cognitive Behavior in Animal Models

Oct. 24, 2016 5:04 p.m.

Illuminating the Brain Circuits Underlying Cognitive Behavior in Animal Models

The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Achieving Precision in Interrogating and Modulating Brain Circuitry

Oct. 24, 2016 5:03 p.m.

The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Achieving Precision in Interrogating and Modulating Brain Circuitry

Decoding the Brain's Surface to Track Whole-Brain and Interior Brain Activity

Oct. 24, 2016 5:02 p.m.

Decoding the Brain's Surface to Track Whole-Brain and Interior Brain Activity

Genetic Basis of Major Depression

Oct. 24, 2016 5:01 p.m.

Genetic Basis of Major Depression

Industry Perspectives: Bradley Miller, M.D./Ph.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 5 p.m.

Industry Perspectives: Bradley Miller, M.D./Ph.D.

Serotonin, Impulsivity, and Cue Reactivity: Preclinical and Clinical Studies

Oct. 24, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Serotonin, Impulsivity, and Cue Reactivity: Preclinical and Clinical Studies

Industry Perspectives: Michael Wood, Ph.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Industry Perspectives: Michael Wood, Ph.D.

The Molecular Control of Synaptic Plasticity and Its Importance for Precision Neuroscience

Oct. 24, 2016 4:56 p.m.

The Molecular Control of Synaptic Plasticity and Its Importance for Precision Neuroscience

SorCS2 Regulates Dopaminergic Wiring and BDNF-Dependent Plasticity

Oct. 24, 2016 4:56 p.m.

SorCS2 Regulates Dopaminergic Wiring and BDNF-Dependent Plasticity

Toward Understanding Differential Risk for Intellectual Disability: An Experimental Approach

Oct. 24, 2016 4:55 p.m.

Toward Understanding Differential Risk for Intellectual Disability: An Experimental Approach

Critical Period-Like Plasticity in the Adult Brain

Oct. 24, 2016 4:54 p.m.

Critical Period-Like Plasticity in the Adult Brain

Synaptic Biomarkers: Promise and Perils for Identifying and Using Them to Optimize Neuronal Health

Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 p.m.

Synaptic Biomarkers: Promise and Perils for Identifying and Using Them to Optimize Neuronal Health

Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D.

Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:36 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D.

Clinicians' Panel: Erin Foff, Ph.D./M.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:25 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Erin Foff, Ph.D./M.D.

Matricryptins Trigger Inhibitory Synapse Formation in the Developing Neocortex

Oct. 24, 2016 3:24 p.m.

Matricryptins Trigger Inhibitory Synapse Formation in the Developing Neocortex

The Role of Patterned Stimulation in Inducing Synaptic Plasticity in the Normal and Injured Brain

Oct. 24, 2016 3:23 p.m.

The Role of Patterned Stimulation in Inducing Synaptic Plasticity in the Normal and Injured Brain

Clinicians' Panel: Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A., F.A.A.P.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:21 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A., F.A.A.P.

Clinicians' Panel: Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:20 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D.

Clinicians' Panel: Anita Kablinger, M.D.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:19 p.m.

Clinicians' Panel: Anita Kablinger, M.D.

A Quantitative Signature of Change in Impulsivity: Toward Prediction of Clinical Response

Oct. 24, 2016 midnight

A Quantitative Signature of Change in Impulsivity: Toward Prediction of Clinical Response

Amyloid-β and Tau: the Trigger and Bullet in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Oct. 24, 2016 midnight

Amyloid-β and Tau: the Trigger and Bullet in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Macrophage Apoptosis and Efferocytosis in Atherosclerosis: A Matter of Life and Death

Oct. 21, 2016 7:43 a.m.

MacRae F. Linton, MD Stephen and Mary Schillig Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pharmacology; Director, Vanderbilt Lipid Clinic & Laboratory; Director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Our Environment, Our Health, Our Future

Oct. 20, 2016 2:15 p.m.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health ...

Individualized anatomical ACL reconstruction

Aug. 29, 2016 9:21 a.m.

Freddie Fu, MD Professor and Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic

July 25, 2016 3:29 p.m.

More people die of overdoses than they do of car accidents. There is a nationwide opioid and heroin epidemic and its here in the Roanoke Valley.

Repair and Regeneration of the Injured Spinal Cord: From Molecule to Man

April 27, 2016 2:16 p.m.

Neuroprotection of the injured spinal cord, regenerative medicine for spinal cord injury using stem cell and tissue engineering approaches, mechanisms of glial-axonal signaling using electrophysiological and imaging approaches, spinal cord ...

Stress and Addictions

April 27, 2016 2:14 p.m.

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

Basic and Translational Studies on Inflammatory Pathways in the Aging Brain: Should We Fire the Janitor?

April 22, 2016 1:03 p.m.

Role of inflammation in the aging brain and in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease

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

March 24, 2016 12:25 p.m.

Electronic pacing has been the state-of-the-art therapy for complete heart block since the 1960s and, since then, has achieved an enviable therapeutic record in a number of additional settings. Electronic ...

Pain, It’s Not Just In Your Mind: Can You Make It Go Away?

March 14, 2016 10:59 a.m.

Michael Friedlander will conclude Brain School 2016 on March 17 with a presentation on pain and how the brain interprets it. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as ...

Learning, Memory, & The Aging Brain

March 14, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Rosalyn Moran will continue Brain School 2016 on March 16 with a presentation on learning and memory, and how they change as the brain ages. Brain School is free, yet ...

The Epileptic Brain

March 14, 2016 10:54 a.m.

Susan Campbell will continue Brain School 2016 on March 15 with a presentation on the epileptic brain. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To ...

What Our Brains Don't 'See'

March 14, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Michael Fox will launch Brain School 2016 on March 14 with a presentation on what our brains don't 'see'. He'll cover visual attention, blind spots, eye movement, and blind sight. ...

Understanding the Rules of Life

Feb. 11, 2016 3:58 p.m.

The mission of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is to enable discoveries for understanding life. Our theoretical understanding of life is based on first principles; for ...

Health Care in America: From Politics to Progress!

Feb. 4, 2016 4:19 p.m.

Today’s political, economic, and health realities present significant opportunities to shape the U.S. health care system so it provides better care to more people at reasonable cost. U.S. health care ...

Chronic Metabolic Acidosis: The Progression From Scientific Concept to Clinical Importance to Therapy

Jan. 29, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Dr. Alpern’s seminar will start with a discussion of basic science research defining the cellular response to chronic metabolic acidosis. He will then review the accumulating evidence that chronic small ...

Building and Using In-Vivo Microscopes to Understand Brain Function and Physiology

Dec. 4, 2015 10:32 a.m.

Imaging the living brain at a cellular level presents many challenges. While genetic techniques now allow fluorescent and functional labeling of brain cells, as well as optical control of cells, ...

The Evolution and Function of Potassium Channels From the Inside Out

April 30, 2015 3:25 p.m.

April 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, M106 This lecture will recount ...

High-Throughput Self-Interaction Chromatography: Applications to Protein Solubility and Stability

Oct. 7, 2014 8:35 a.m.

High-Throughput Self-Interaction Chromatography: Applications to Protein Solubility and Stability presented by Larry DeLucas, OD, PhD

Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders

Oct. 1, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders presented by Lin Mei, MD, PhD

Modern Treatment of Alcoholsim

Oct. 1, 2014 10:58 a.m.

Modern Treatment of Alcoholsim presented by Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD

A View of Cortex from the Thalamus

Sept. 25, 2014 12:56 p.m.

A View of Cortex from the Thalamus presented by S. Murray Sherman

Hypothesis-Generating Research and Predictive Medicine

Sept. 9, 2014 1:18 p.m.

Les Biesecker presents Hypothesis-Generating Research and Predictive Medicine as part of the Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Molecular Toolkit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Sept. 9, 2014 1:15 p.m.

Erica Ollmann Saphire presents The Molecular Toolkit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers as part of the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Dopamine Neuron Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression

Sept. 9, 2014 1:08 p.m.

Anthony Grace presents Dopamine Neuron Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression as part of the Distinguished Scholars Series

Brain Tumors: A “Neurocentric” Look at Cancer

Aug. 29, 2014 9:19 a.m.

Harald Sontheimer, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Physiology, and Neurology, Director, Civitan International Research Center and Director, Center for Glial Biology In Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Family-Wide Impacts of Genetics: The Case of Fragile X

Nov. 19, 2013 2:39 p.m.

Mutations in a single gene (FMR1) on the X chromosome are passed from parent to child across multiple generations and eventually become severe enough to result in a range of ...

Changing Fear

April 19, 2013 8:09 a.m.

Animal models of fear learning provide a basis for understanding human fears. In her lecture, Dr. Phelps will explore how the neural mechanisms identified in animal models are consistent with ...

New Imaging Approaches for Cardiac Structure and Function

April 17, 2013 3:33 p.m.

Dr. Kohl’s research focuses on cardiac mechano-electric interactions. He will present novel imaging approaches, developed by his team and collaborators, to explore the crosstalk between these functions and myocardial structure. ...

Understanding Biological Systems: Mission Impossible?

April 17, 2013 1:45 p.m.

What is systems biology? How does it differ from biomedical studies of the building blocks of human life, such as the human genome? And why do we need it? Part ...

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

Feb. 15, 2013 10:02 a.m.

Functional imaging research over the past 20 years has outlined the brain’s cellular networks involved in regulating mood and processing pain. It is now possible to test whether stimulating different ...

Denial of Service Attacks: Network Hyperexcitability in Alzheimer’s Dementia

Jan. 17, 2013 2:18 p.m.

In this seminar, Dr. Noebels will discuss new evidence linking genes for Alzheimer’s dementia with abnormal cortical oscillations and clinically silent seizures in the temporal lobe. He will also examine ...

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

Jan. 12, 2013 6:18 p.m.

Each year tens of thousands of people in the United States suffer from aphasia, a devastating complication of stroke that causes severe communication difficulties. One of the few accepted treatments ...

Personalized Cancer Medicine: Are We There Yet?

Dec. 7, 2012 12:59 p.m.

A primary aim of pharmacogenomics is to devise personalized treatment strategies based on an individual’s genetic makeup to maximize the potential for therapeutic benefit and minimize the risk of adverse ...

The Brain and the Law

Nov. 25, 2012 9:12 a.m.

Emerging questions at the interface of law and neuroscience challenge notions at the heart of our criminal justice system. Are all brains really created equal? Is mass incarceration the most ...

GABA Neurons in Schizophrenia: From Circuits to Cells to Molecular Regulation

Nov. 25, 2012 9:12 a.m.

A new paradigm for understanding how the brain’s inhibitory neurons (GABAergic cells) dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders is evolving. Dr. Benes will discuss the evidence from human postmortem studies for a ...

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Oct. 8, 2012 9:03 a.m.

Stem cells are the building blocks of the body’s tissues and hold tremendous promise for the treatment of degenerative disease. This lecture will discuss the basic properties of stem cells ...

Brain Computer Interfaces Increase Whole-Brain Signal-to-Noise

Oct. 8, 2012 8:57 a.m.

Overt actions allow us to interact directly with our environment. By definition, though, covert mental activity is unobservable by a third party and does not translate to action in the ...

Children’s Right to Thrive: The Promise and Barriers to Putting Science into Action

Oct. 7, 2012 3:09 p.m.

In this community-focused talk, Sharon and Craig Ramey will use examples from their own research program to review the remarkable advances in understanding the early course of human development. They ...

Read Montague: What We're Learning from 5,000 Brains

Sept. 25, 2012 12:21 p.m.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings. Professor Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit of the Virginia Tech ...

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Your Genome and Your Health

April 6, 2012 11:15 a.m.

Dr. Gibbs will discuss how modern genomics will (and is) being used to effectively diagnose and treat human disease and maintain health for individuals.

Translational Development of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Treatments for Depression

April 3, 2012 10:42 p.m.

An expert in translational research in the field of brain stimulation, Dr. Lisanby has been recognized for her leading role in pioneering a novel depression treatment called magnetic seizure therapy, ...

Back to the Future: Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry

April 3, 2012 10:40 p.m.

An expert in translational research in the field of brain stimulation, Dr. Lisanby has been recognized for her leading role in pioneering a novel depression treatment called magnetic seizure therapy, ...

Mechanisms for Perceptual Decision-Making in the Human Brain

April 3, 2012 10:25 p.m.

Findings from the activity of individual neurons suggest that a comparison of the outputs of different pools of selectively tuned lower-level sensory neurons may be a general mechanism by which ...

The Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain

April 3, 2012 10:21 p.m.

Face recognition is a remarkable ability, given the tens of thousands of different faces we can recognize, sometimes even many years after a single encounter. Because of this unique ability, ...

The Functional Neuroanatomy of Violence

March 12, 2012 1:23 p.m.

In this seminar, Dr. Raine will provide an overview of the functional neuroanatomy of antisocial and violent behavior. He will explore what we know about structural and functional brain abnormalities ...

The Violent Brain: Ethical and Legal Implications

March 12, 2012 1:13 p.m.

In this lecture, Dr. Raine will provide an update of what we know about the biological and brain risk factors that predispose people to violence. He will discuss how these ...

Food Reinforcement

Feb. 24, 2012 3:06 p.m.

The motivation to eat is a primary cause of obesity. Dr. Leonard Epstein will review research on food reinforcement, including genetic, laboratory, clinical, and field studies. He will also discuss ...

Cell Signaling in Space and Time

Feb. 24, 2012 3:05 p.m.

Intracellular signal transduction events are precisely regulated in space and time. This is achieved in part by A-kinase anchoring proteins, or AKAPs, which tether signaling enzymes such as protein kinases ...

How Does Paclitaxel Work as a Cancer Medicine?

Feb. 24, 2012 2:51 p.m.

Paclitaxel is an important anti-cancer drug that stabilizes microtubules, causing dividing cancer cells to arrest in mitosis and eventually die. If we could understand the principles by which this effective, ...

Amygdala Plasticity as a Neural Substrate for Chronic Pain

Feb. 24, 2012 2:50 p.m.

Building on his public lecture, New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization, Dr. Gereau will discuss in detail studies showing that amygdala ERK activation contributes to plasticity underlying ...

Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity

Feb. 24, 2012 1:30 p.m.

Obesity involves a series of choices that involve consuming too many calories and not getting enough exercise. Behavioral choice theory is designed to understand choice processes, and a substantial research ...

How Does a Frog Egg Solve Geometry Problems?

Feb. 24, 2012 1:27 p.m.

One of the big challenges in biology is to understand how cells are physically organized by molecules, which are much smaller than the cell. This challenge is epitomized by frog ...

What Therapeutic Drugs Do, Where They Go, and What They Are Good For

Feb. 24, 2012 1:25 p.m.

Dr. Scott will deliver a lecture on how therapeutic drugs select their targets in different regions of the cell and how pharmacological interventions can be used to control age- and ...

New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization

Feb. 24, 2012 1:23 p.m.

Chronic pain conditions are largely unresponsive to treatments that are highly effective for acute pain conditions. Advances in pain science have led to the understanding that chronic pain conditions involve ...

Speaking to the Budget Amendment Supporting the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Feb. 23, 2012 1:48 p.m.

Joseph Yost, a delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates, spoke to a budget amendment supporting the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on February 23, 2012. “I would encourage the ...

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Neurotransmitter Transporters: Tales of Structure, Function, and Biology

Jan. 21, 2012 4:29 p.m.

Dr. Amara's research focuses on the molecular pharmacology of neurotransmitter transporters and on the regulation of chemical signaling in the brain.

Evolution of an Adaptive Immune System of Defense

Jan. 21, 2012 4:23 p.m.

All living organisms have innate immune systems that can be used for self-defense. An adaptive immune system that is capable of recognizing specific pathogens and providing protective memory against a ...

Steroid Hormones and Cancer

Dec. 9, 2011 10:24 a.m.

Dr. Jan-Åke Gustafsson will describe how steroid hormones such as estrogens (female sex hormones) and androgens (male sex hormones) are involved in cancer causation.

Executive Functions and the Prefrontal Cortex: Genetic and Neurochemical Influences, Gender Differences, and Practical Activities and Approaches to Help

Dec. 2, 2011 4:17 p.m.

Disturbances in cognitive-control functions that depend on the prefrontal cortex—the “executive functions,” such as attentional control, self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility—are found in a great many mental disorders, such ...

Why Tools of the Mind and a Educational Approaches Can Help Executive Function Skills

Dec. 1, 2011 7:07 p.m.

For more than 30 years, Adele Diamond has been studying the region of the brain devoted to the most complex human abilities. Collectively referred to as \u201cexecutive functions,\u201d these include ...

Bacterial Toxins: Structural Studies of Molecular Trojan Horses

Nov. 7, 2011 8:44 p.m.

Pore-forming toxins are some of nature's most potent biological poisons. Melanie Ohi, PhD, will explore how structural studies of bacterially secreted toxins offer a powerful approach to generating mechanistic models ...

How Electron Cryotomography Is Opening a New Window into Bacterial Ultrastructure

Oct. 27, 2011 7:16 p.m.

For decades microbiologists thought bacteria were little more than “bags” of enzymes, without cytoskeletons or internal organization. By allowing intact cells to be imaged in 3-D in a near-native state ...

Parallel Universes: G's and A's in Autoimmunity

Oct. 21, 2011 9:51 p.m.

Autoimmune diseases, which are often chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening, affect millions of people in the United States alone. Robert Kimberly, MD, will explain the role that two types of autoimmune ...

Genetic Architecture in Autoimmunity: Shaping the Response to Stimulation

Oct. 21, 2011 9:49 p.m.

This seminar will review the current insights into the heritable genetic variation in human immune system molecules that influence our risk for developing autoimmune disease. Antibody formation as part of ...

Free Will Matters

Oct. 15, 2011 12:29 p.m.

Free will is a topic of immense practical importance, not only in the context of the law but also in the social development of children. A recent fashion among some ...

How The Mind Makes Morals

Oct. 14, 2011 4:40 p.m.

An honored tradition in moral philosophy depicts human moral behavior as unrelated to social behavior in nonhuman animals and as relying on a uniquely human capacity to reason. Recent developments ...

Seeing What the Nose Tells the Brain: Imaging the Sense of Smell

Oct. 7, 2011 3:20 p.m.

How does the brain identify smells? Understanding the olfactory sense is difficult because animals must detect and identify a huge number of smells and because the olfactory environment varies tremendously ...

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You Must Remember This: The Principles of Memory Formation

Oct. 6, 2011 4:53 p.m.

One of the nation’s leading experts on the molecular biology of learning and memory, Ron Davis, PhD, will deliver a public lecture on how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves ...

By Staff

What Do We Know About Addiction?

Oct. 6, 2011 4:49 p.m.

Advances in science have generated compelling evidence that addiction is a complex disease of the brain that generally begins in childhood or adolescence; is influenced by a host of biological, ...

By Staff