Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The 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 Fralin Biomedical 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.

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Evolutionary Psychopathology: An Integrative Approach to Mental Disorders

Feb. 28, 2020 11 a.m.

Marco Del Giudice, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychology University of New Mexico

By Bradley Anglin

The Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Empathy, and Social Loss: Implications of Autism

Feb. 14, 2020 11 a.m.

Larry Young, Ph.D. William P. Timmie Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience Chief, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders Emory University School ...

By Bradley Anglin

A Motor Theory of Sleep-Wake Control

Jan. 31, 2020 11 a.m.

Yang Dan, Ph.D. Professor of Neurobiology Department of Molecular and Cell Biology University of California Berkeley

By Gerry Martin

Sleep and Wake Coordinated by Glia

Jan. 24, 2020 11 a.m.

Philip Haydon, Ph.D. Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Tufts University

By Bradley Anglin

MRI for the World

Jan. 10, 2020 11 a.m.

Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principal Investigator, Zuckerman Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia ...

By Bradley Anglin

Why is Decision-Making Hard?

Nov. 22, 2019 11 a.m.

Nathaniel D. Daw, Ph.D. Huo Professor in Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology Princeton University

Reduced-nicotine cigarettes: Behavioral-economics of Operant Reinforcement

Nov. 15, 2019 11 a.m.

Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

By Bradley Anglin

The Genome is the Way Forward for Pediatric Medicine

Nov. 8, 2019 11 a.m.

David Rowitch, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, and Howard Hughes Investigator Merzbacher Disease. Department of Pediatrics School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco

By Bradley Anglin

Fractionating the Prospective Brain

Oct. 25, 2019 11 a.m.

Joseph W. Kable, Ph.D. Baird Term Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania

By Bradley Anglin

Stop making waves: A new regulatory role for cardiac myosin binding protein-C in contraction

Oct. 11, 2019 10:43 a.m.

Cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) is a critical regulator of heart muscle contraction that is phosphorylated by adrenergic stimuli (“fight-or-flight” responses), whereas mutations in MYBPC3, the gene encoding cMyBP-C, are ...

By Gerry Martin

Epigenetic Vulnerabilities of Human Cancer

Sept. 6, 2019 11 a.m.

Alea Mills, Ph.D. Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

By Bradley Anglin

Tuning Neurotransmission through Local Protein Synthesis and Degradation at Synapses

Aug. 22, 2019 3:11 p.m.

Michael Sutton, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology Associate Professor, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute University of Michigan Medical Schoo

Arc as a Master Regulator of Neuronal Plasticity: Signaling Protein or Retroviral-Like Capsid

May 14, 2019 11 a.m.

Clive R. Bramham, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Head of Neuroscience Research Group The Department of Biomedicine University of Bergen, Norway

By Bradley Anglin

Saving Adam from the Apple: Developing transcranial magnetic stimulation as a tool to decrease cue-reactivity in addiction disorders

April 23, 2019 2 p.m.

Saving Adam from the Apple: Developing transcranial magnetic stimulation as a tool to decrease cue-reactivity in addiction disorders Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R3012 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, ...

By Bradley Anglin

Neural Circuits for Vision in Action

April 5, 2019 11 a.m.

Cris Niell, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Institute for Neuroscience University of Oregon

By Bradley Anglin

Engineering Human Microvasculature in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease

Feb. 8, 2019 9:10 a.m.

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D. Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering School of Engineering & Applied Science Yale University

By Bradley Anglin

What Are All These Wires For? Organizing Principles of Neocortical Circuits and Their Function

May 11, 2018 noon

Kevan A.C. Martin, Ph.D. Professor and Director Institute for NeuroInformatics, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland

By Bradley Anglin

The Development and Function of IL-9-Secreting T Cells

Dec. 1, 2017 10:46 a.m.

The Development and Function of IL-9-Secreting T Cells Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D. Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics Associate Director of the HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research Director of ...

By Gerry Martin

Massively Parallel All-Optical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Oct. 27, 2017 9:12 a.m.

Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering George Washington University Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

By Gerry Martin

Understanding the Differentiation of Tissue Resident CD4+ T Cells

June 9, 2017 6:57 a.m.

Marion Pepper, PhD Assistant Professor, Immunology University of Washington

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

March 3, 2017 8:18 a.m.

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

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

Feb. 24, 2017 9:51 a.m.

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD Patricia & Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology Professor of Medicine & Professor of Cell Biology New York University School of Medicine

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

Feb. 17, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology University of Alabama at Birmingham

Assembly and Maturation of Dengue and Zika Viruses

Dec. 9, 2016 10:07 a.m.

Richard J. Kuhn, PhD Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Director Director, Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease Purdue University