Events for 2012

Neurotransmitter Transporters: Tales of Structure, Function, and Biology

Jan. 12, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Susan Amara, PhD

Thomas Detre Professor of Neuroscience and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; President of the Society for Neuroscience

Distinguished Public Lectures

A New Take on Uptake: Neurotransmitter Transporters and the Activation of Cellular Signaling Pathways by Amphetamines

Jan. 13, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Susan Amara, PhD

Thomas Detre Professor of Neuroscience and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; President of the Society for Neuroscience

Distinguished Public Lectures

Evolution of an Adaptive Immune System of Defense

Jan. 19, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Max D. Cooper, MD

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Distinguished Public Lectures

Lessons from the Lamprey: Monoclonal Antibodies and Their Biophysical Features

Jan. 20, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Max D. Cooper, MD

Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization

Jan. 26, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert Gereau, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Anatomy and Neurobiology; Chief, Basic Science Division, Washington University Pain Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Distinguished Public Lectures

Amygdala Plasticity as a Neural Substrate for Chronic Pain

Jan. 27, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert Gereau, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Anatomy and Neurobiology; Chief, Basic Science Division, Washington University Pain Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Distinguished Public Lectures

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

Feb. 2, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Scott, PhD

Edwin G. Krebs - Hilma Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Distinguished Public Lectures

Cell Signaling in Space and Time

Feb. 3, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Scott, PhD

Edwin G. Krebs - Hilma Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington

Distinguished Public Lectures

How Does a Frog Egg Solve Geometry Problems?

Feb. 9, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Timothy J. Mitchison, PhD

Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

How Does Paclitaxel Work as a Cancer Medicine?

Feb. 10, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Timothy J. Mitchison, PhD

Hasib Sabbagh Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

Developmental Neuroeconomics: Applications for Child and Adolescent Externalizing Disorders

Feb. 16, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Carla Sharp, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, University of Houston, Texas

Special Seminars

Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity

Feb. 23, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Leonard Epstein, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Buffalo, New York

Distinguished Public Lectures

Food Reinforcement

Feb. 24, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Leonard Epstein, PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Buffalo, New York

Distinguished Public Lectures

The Violent Brain: Ethical and Legal Implications

March 8, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adrian Raine, DPhil

Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Chair of the Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Distinguished Public Lectures

The Functional Neuroanatomy of Violence

March 9, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adrian Raine, DPhil

Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Chair of the Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Distinguished Public Lectures

The Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain

March 15, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Leslie Ungerleider, PhD

Chief of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Mechanisms for Perceptual Decision-Making in the Human Brain

March 16, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Leslie Ungerleider, PhD

Chief of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Back to the Future: Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry

March 29, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sarah Lisanby, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Distinguished Public Lectures

Translational Development of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Treatments for Depression

March 30, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sarah Lisanby, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Distinguished Public Lectures

Your Genome and Your Health

April 5, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Richard Gibbs, PhD

Wofford Cain Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Distinguished Public Lectures

Genetics and the Cancer Genomics Scorecard

April 6, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Richard Gibbs, PhD

Wofford Cain Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Distinguished Public Lectures

How Many Cells Are Needed and How Close Do They Have to Be to Cause a Ventricular Arrhythmia?

April 9, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven Poelzing, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Special Seminars

Deconstructing the role of expectations in cooperative behavior with decision neuroscience

April 16, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Luke J. Chang, PhD

University of Arizona and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles

Special Seminars

From phantom limb to action observation: The sinuous path of a PhD

April 19, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sebastien Hetu

PhD Candidate, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada

Special Seminars

Therapeutic strategies for mitochondrial disorders

May 1, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sarika Srivastava, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

Identifying the Distinct Role of the Temporal-Parietal Junction in Predicting Socially Guided Decisions

May 7, 2012 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

R. McKell Carter, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Special Seminars

The Neurobiology of Primate Social Behavior

May 7, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Karli Watson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Special Seminars

Multivariate Patter Analysis and Individual Differences

May 8, 2012 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

R. McKell Carter, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cognitive Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Special Seminars

Bodily Influences on Primate Social Decision-Making

May 8, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Karli Watson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Special Seminars

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

May 10, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amy Wagers, PhD

Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University; Principal Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center; Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

Understanding Interacting Neurotransmitter Systems in Cortical Networks Through Dynamic Causal Modeling

May 10, 2012 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rosalyn Moran, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London

Special Seminars

Reversing Stem Cell Dysfunction in Aging and Disease

May 11, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amy Wagers, PhD

Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University; Principal Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center; Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

Neurotransmitter and Ion Channel Asymmetries: Does Experience-Dependent Accrual and Loss Over the Lifespan Predispose Us to Neurodegenerative Disease?

May 11, 2012 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rosalyn Moran, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London

Special Seminars

The Role of TGFβ-Activated Kinase in Sinoatrial Node Differentiation

May 16, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ann C. Foley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Greenberg Division of Cardiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

Special Seminars

How Many Cells Are Needed and How Close Do They Have to Be to Cause a Ventricular Arrhythmia?

May 17, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven Poelzing, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Special Seminars

Diabetes, Inflammation, and the Spread of Electricity in the Heart

May 18, 2012 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven Poelzing, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Special Seminars

How the Brain Develops the Ability to Integrate Information from Different Senses

May 24, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Barry Stein, PhD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Professor of Neurology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Distinguished Public Lectures

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Neural Circuit Formation in the Mammalian Brain

June 4, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Special Seminars

Roles for Extracellular Matrix Molecules in Synaptic Targeting and Synaptic Differentiation

June 5, 2012 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Special Seminars

Proteomic Profile of the G1/S Cell Cycle Transition in ER+ Breast Cancer

June 26, 2012 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Milagros Tenga

PhD

Special Seminars

Multisensory Integration and Visual Perception in the Human Brain Studied with Electrocorticography, fMRI, and TMS

July 23, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael S. Beauchamp, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Special Seminars

Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Identifying Antecedents to Inform Intervention

July 26, 2012 , 3:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Matthew Pearson

Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Special Seminars

Real-Time Metabolic and Molecular Imaging by Hyperpolarization

Aug. 1, 2012 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pratip K. Bhattacharya

PhD

Special Seminars

Progress in Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research

Aug. 31, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eric Sorscher, MD

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Translating New Neurons from Mice to Humans: The Computational Neuroscience of Scale

Oct. 1, 2012 , 10:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

James Bradley Aimone, PhD

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Cognitive Modeling Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Special Seminars

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

Oct. 4, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Craig Ramey, PhD and Sharon Ramey, PhD

Distinguished Research Scholars, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; Research Professors of Psychology, Virginia Tech; Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia

Distinguished Public Lectures

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

Oct. 5, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephen LaConte, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Cardiac Conduction System: From Development to Disease

Oct. 19, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Glenn I. Fishman, MD

Director, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology William Goldring Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Research Program, New York University School of Medicine and Medical Center, New York, New York

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

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

Oct. 25, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Francine Benes, MD, PhD

William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Program in Structural and Molecular Neuroscience, McLean Hospital Director, Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, McLean Hospital Belmont, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

Chemical Probing Interactions of the Urokinase Receptor

Nov. 2, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Samy Meroueh, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Developing Treatment for Hereditary Neuromuscular Diseases

Nov. 9, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kenneth Fischbeck, MD

NIH Distinguished Investigator

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Brain and the Law

Nov. 12, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Eagleman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Distinguished Public Lectures

Time and the Brain

Nov. 13, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Eagleman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Dissecting Systemic Mediators of Cancer Therapy Resistance and Metastasis

Nov. 26, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Swarnali Acharyya

PhD

Special Seminars

Now vs. Later: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies of Impulsive Choice in Addictive Disorders

Nov. 26, 2012 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Amlung

MS

Special Seminars

Improving Cancer Therapy: By Targeting Metastasis, Chemoresistance, and Cachexia

Nov. 27, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Swarnali Acharyya

PhD

Special Seminars

Intravital Microscopy Reveals Mechanisms of Lymphatic Function and Blood Vessel Anatomosis

Dec. 4, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shan Liao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Edwin L. Steele Laboratories, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

Lymphatic Contraction During Inflammation and Cancer Metastasis

Dec. 5, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shan Liao, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Edwin L. Steele Laboratories, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

Personalized Cancer Medicine: Are We There Yet?

Dec. 6, 2012 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eileen Dolan, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology; Co-Director, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Public Lectures

Whole Genome Studies to Identify Genetic Variants Associated with Chemotherapy

Dec. 7, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eileen Dolan, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology; Chair, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics; Co-Director, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Chicago

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Molecular Determinants of JC Polyomavirus Infection

Dec. 10, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Melissa Maginnis, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University

Special Seminars

The Role of Viral Receptors in JC Polyomavirus Infection and PML Pathogenesis

Dec. 11, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Melissa Maginnis, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, Brown University

Special Seminars

Controlling Adjuvant-Based Vaccine Responses and Organ-Specific Inflammation via Integration of T Cell Reactions and Innate Immunity

Dec. 13, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony T. Vella, PhD

Associate Professor

Special Seminars

Structural Dynamics of Muscle Contraction

Dec. 14, 2012 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Thomas, PhD

William F. Dietrich Professor of Structural Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Using Systems Approaches to Uncover Pathways for T Cell Survival and Function

Dec. 14, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony T. Vella, PhD

Associate Professor

Special Seminars

The Interplay Between T-bet and Bcl-6 in T Helper Cell Differentiation

Dec. 17, 2012 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kenneth J. Oestreich, PhD

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Special Seminars

T-box and BTB-ZF Factors in Immune Cell Development

Dec. 18, 2012 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kenneth J. Oestreich, PhD

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

Special Seminars