Events for 2013

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

Jan. 10, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gottfried Schlaug, MD, PhD

Director, Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Distinguished Public Lectures

Retinoblastoma: Bridging Developmental Neurobiology and Cancer Genetics

Jan. 14, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Justina D. McEvoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Special Seminars

Regulation of Differentiation Pathways in Developmental Tumors

Jan. 15, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Justina D. McEvoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Special Seminars

Denial of Service Attacks: Network Hyperexcitability in Alzheimer’s Dementia [NOTE TIME CHANGE]

Jan. 17, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey Noebels, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, of Neuroscience, and of Human Genetics; Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair; and Director of the Blue Bird Circle Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Distinguished Public Lectures

Hedgehog Signaling, Stem Cells, and Liver Regeneration

Jan. 18, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yin-xiong Li, MD, PhD

Professor and Director, Institute of Public Health, and Chief Medical Officer, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health/Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Muscle Protein Metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease

Jan. 25, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

William Mitch, MD

Gordon A. Cain Professor of Medicine; Chief of Nephrology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Cortical Circuits and Neural Codes Underlying Tactile Sensation — POSTPONED

Feb. 1, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Karel Svoboda, PhD

Group Leader in Neural Optical Imaging, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Virginia

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Mechanisms of Sensory Signaling in a Mammalian Touch Receptor

Feb. 8, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ellen A. Lumpkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Somatosensory Biology, Departments of Dermatology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

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

Feb. 14, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark S. George, MD

Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory; and Medical University of South Carolina Director, Brain Imaging Center of Excellence, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Distinguished Public Lectures

(Canceled) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Causes and Consequences

March 1, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Ehrmann, MD

Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, University of Chicago Clinical Research Center; and Director, Center for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Labile Brain: Neuroplasticity Across the Lifespan

March 7, 2013 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Brain School: The Stuff of Brains and How They Process Information

March 11, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD, Associate Professor, and Rosalyn Moran, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

March 11, 2013 , noon at restaurants and specialty stores

Brain Awareness Week

Mythbusters: The Truth about Your Brain

March 11, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Audra Van Wart, PhD

Director of Education and Training, VIrginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain School: How Brains Make Sense of the World

March 12, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, and Jamie Tyler, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Brain School: When Brains Do Things We Would Rather They Didn’t

March 13, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Warren Bickel, PhD, Director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center; and Pearl Chiu, PhD, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Willpower and Addiction

March 13, 2013 , 7:30 p.m. at locations throughout the Roanoke Region

Warren Bickel, PhD

Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Power: The Role of Exercise and Diet in Maintaining Healthy Synapses

March 13, 2013 , noon at Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain School: How Brains Grow and Age

March 14, 2013 , 7 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon Ramey, PhD, Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Michael Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director; and Gregorio Valdez, Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Reading Your Mind: How to Decode the Brain Mid-Thought

March 21, 2013 , 7:15 a.m. at Inn at Virginia Tech

Stephen LaConte, PhD

Assistant Professor, VTC Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Understanding Biological Systems: Mission Impossible?

March 28, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Peter Kohl, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London; Visiting Professor, Department for Computer Science, Oxford University, Oxford, England

Distinguished Public Lectures

New Imaging Approaches for Cardiac Structure and Function

March 29, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Peter Kohl, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London; Visiting Professor, Department for Computer Science, Oxford University, Oxford, England

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Magnetic Compass Sense of Laboratory Rodents: Working at the Interface of Quantum Chemistry and Spatial Cognition

April 5, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Phillips, PhD

Professor of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Visualizing Molecular Machines and Cells

April 11, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Wah Chiu, PhD

Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Director, Center for Protein Folding Machinery; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structures of Protein Folding Machines

April 12, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Wah Chiu, PhD

Distinguished Service Professor; Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Seeing with a Broader Lens

April 16, 2013 , 8 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

How Can Big Data Become Real Wisdom

April 17, 2013 , 8:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Translating the Untranslatable

April 17, 2013 , 11:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shifting the Patterns of Power

April 17, 2013 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

What Happens When We Mix Up the Models?

April 17, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Changing Fear

April 18, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elizabeth Phelps, PhD

Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science; Laboratory Director, Department of Psychology; New York University, New York, New York

Distinguished Public Lectures

Going Farther While Staying Closer

April 18, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Thinking Outside the (Check) Box

April 18, 2013 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shifting the Curve from Start to Scale to Exit

April 18, 2013 , 8:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Every Company Is a Healthcare Company

April 18, 2013 , 9:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Hiding in Plain Sight

April 19, 2013 , 8:15 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Coming Together

April 19, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Carilion Clinic Research Day

April 25, 2013 , 11:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Capsids as Compartments

April 26, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Alasdair Steven, PhD

Chief, Laboratory of Structural Biology Research, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Developmental Approaches to Wound Healing Treatment, Delivery, and Design

April 29, 2013 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jay Potts, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Research, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, College of Engineering and Computing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

Special Events

The Changing Medical View of Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease

May 3, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rachelle S. Doody, MD, PhD

Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Sign me up! A new model and field experiment on volunteering

May 24, 2013 , 12:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Daniel Houser

Professor of Economics Chairman, Department of Economics Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia

Special Seminars

Multi-scale modeling of healing myocardial infarcts: Interactions between mechanical environment, scar formation, and left ventricle function

May 30, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey Holmes, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine

Special Seminars

Understanding the Role of Connexin43 in Vascular Cells via a Small Interference RNA Approach

July 9, 2013 , 1:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Hung-I Yeh, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan

Special Seminars

Evaluation of Modafinil in Preclinical Behavioral Assays of Abuse Liability

July 11, 2013 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amanda Quisenberry, M.S.

Doctoral Candidate in Psychology, Western Michigan University

Special Seminars

International Gap Junction Conference

July 13, 2013 at Francis Marion Hotel

Medical Research Camp at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

July 22, 2013 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

State and Trait Factors Underlying Now-Versus-Later Decision-Making Behavior

July 22, 2013 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Christopher T. Smith

Doctroal Candidate, Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Special Seminars

Functional Morphogenesis of the Developing Heart

July 30, 2013 , 1:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Sedmera, MD, DSc

Professor of Anatomy and Vice Dean, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague

Special Seminars

Losing It in the Amygdala: The Transition from Specific to Generalized Fear (CANCELLED)

Aug. 5, 2013 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shona Chattarji, PhD

Professor, National Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Special Seminars

Engaging the Public in Biomedical Research

Aug. 15, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yvonne Maddox, PhD

Deputy Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

Dynamic Imaging of Dopamine Neurotransmission in the Live Human Brain

Aug. 20, 2013 , 10:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo; Director, Neuroimaging and Molecular Imaging Laboratory, University at Buffalo; and Medical Director, Chemical Dependency Clinic, Erie County Medical Center; Buffalo, New York

Special Seminars

Holoprosencephaly and Fatty Liver: From Rare Diseases to Common Health Problems

Aug. 23, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Maximilian Muenke, MD

Chief and Senior Investigator, Medical Genetics Branch; Head, Human Development Section; National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Cardiovascular Progenitors Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Sept. 4, 2013 , 1:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephen Dalton, PhD

Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar, and Chair, Molecular Cell Biology, and Director, Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Georgia

Special Seminars

Imaging the Dynamics of Cortical Circuits During Behavior

Sept. 6, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Karel Svoboda, PhD

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

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

HIV/AIDS and HLA B*57: Insights from Rules and Exceptions

Sept. 13, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Richard Kaslow, MD, MPH

Deputy Chief Officer, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Exosomes as an Emerging Target in Cancer Progression and a Nanovector for Cancer Therapy

Sept. 16, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Huang-Ge Zhang, DVM, PhD

Professor and Founders’ Chair in Cancer Research, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Director of the Chemoprevention Program, University of Louisville

Special Seminars

Novel Arrhythmia Mechanisms in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Sept. 23, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sabine Huke, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Special Seminars

A Proarrhythmic Role for Pannexin Channels in the Heart?

Sept. 24, 2013 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sabine Huke, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Special Seminars

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

Sept. 26, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marsha R. Mailick, PhD

Director and Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Distinguished Public Lectures

Neuroscience of Cognition, Computation, and Decisions

Oct. 16, 2013 at Center for European Studies and Architecture

Computational Psychiatry 2013

Oct. 22, 2013 at Epic Hotel

Discovery of Metastasis Genes by a Functional Genomics Approach

Oct. 23, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Qihong Huang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Group, The University of Pennsylvania

Special Seminars

Purkinje Fibers and Arrhythmias

Oct. 25, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Penelope Boyden, PhD

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

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Gap Junction Regulation

Oct. 31, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

James Smyth, PhD

Postdoctoral Project Scientist, The Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Special Seminars

Found in Translation

Oct. 31, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

James Smyth, PhD

Postdoctoral Project Scientist, The Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Special Seminars

Delay Discounting and Prolonged Pre-Exposure to Reward Delay in Preclinical Models of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Oct. 31, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey S. Stein, MA

Graduate Research Assistant Department of Psychology Utah State University

Special Seminars

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

Nov. 1, 2013 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Martin P. Paulus, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, University of San Diego

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Flt-1 (VEGFR-1) Spatially Coordinates Endothelial Cell Heterogeneity for Proper Blood Vessel Development

Nov. 6, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John, Chappell, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Special Seminars

An Update on Diabetes Research and Treatment

Nov. 7, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Jerry L. Nadler, MD and Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD

Special Events

Pericyte Recruitment and Investment into Developing Blood Vessels Requires Flt-1 (VEGFR-1) Regulation of Endothelial Cell Heterogeneity

Nov. 7, 2013 , 5 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Chappell, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Special Seminars

Calcium and Sudden Cardiac Death: From Genes to Teens to Finding Better Drugs

Nov. 8, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Autism: New Mutations, Genes, and Pathways

Nov. 14, 2013 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Evan Eichler, PhD

Professor of Genome Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished Public Lectures

iGOT Neuroprotection

Nov. 25, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cameron Rink, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery, Department of Surgery, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Special Seminars

Targeting Arteriogenesis in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Nov. 25, 2013 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cameron Rink, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery, Department of Surgery, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Special Seminars

Influenza: Impact and Prevention

Dec. 6, 2013 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kathryn M. Edwards, MD

Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

When It Rains, It Pours: How Chromium Destabilizes Chromosomes and Impairs DNA Repair on Its Path to Carcinogenesis: Insights from Human and Whale Cells

Dec. 12, 2013 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Wise, PhD

Director, Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health; Professor of Toxicology and Molecular Epidemiology, University of Southern Maine

Special Seminars