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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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

A Computational and Neural Model for Mood Dynamics

Sept. 13, 2019 11 a.m.

Robb Rutledge, Ph.D. MRC Career Development Fellow Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Aging

By Bradley Anglin

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