Events for 2014

Innovations in Stroke Neurorehabilitation

Jan. 9, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven L. Wolf, PhD

Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine; Professor of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Cell Biology; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Distinguished Public Lectures

Oxidative Stress: The Prime Cause of Disease and Disability in the Second Half of Life? From Molecules to Models to Novel Medicines

Jan. 10, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD

Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension; Director, Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Genes, Mutations, and Heart Valve Disease (CANCELLED)

Jan. 16, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Roger R. Markwald, PhD

Distinguished University Professor; Chair, Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology; Director, Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Distinguished Public Lectures

DNA Methylation and Chromatin Architecture: The Nuts and Bolts of Gene Regulation

Jan. 24, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Paul A. Wade, PhD

Senior Investigator, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory/Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Mechanisms of Autoimmune Synaptopathies

Jan. 31, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rita J. Balice-Gordon, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

What Is the BRAIN Initiative and What Will It Teach Us About Ourselves?

Feb. 20, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joshua Sanes, PhD

Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Harvard Center for Brain Science, Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

Experiments on Trust and Reciprocity: From Brains to Virtual Worlds

Feb. 20, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kevin A. McCabe, PhD

Professor, Economics, Law and Neuroscience, and Director, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics, George Mason University

Special Seminars

Wiring Up the Retina

Feb. 21, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joshua Sanes, PhD

Paul J. Finnegan Family Director, Harvard Center for Brain Science, Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Risks of Pegylated Interferon Therapies for HCV Infections in Patients with Cirrhosis

Feb. 28, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John M. Vierling, MD

Professor, Medicine and Surgery; Chief of Hepatology; Director, Baylor Liver Health; Director, Advanced Liver Therapies; Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Mapping Depression Circuits: Foundation for New Treatment Strategies Using Deep Brain Stimulation [Brain School seminar]

March 6, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Helen Mayberg, MD

Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology; Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures, Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Your Brain on Advertising

March 12, 2014 , 4 p.m. at Science Museum of Western Virginia

Ann Harvey, PhD

Research Scientist, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Assembly: Making the Right Connections Through Genes and Experience [Brain School seminar]

March 13, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

How Social Relationships Help Build (and Rehabilitate) Our Brains [Brain School seminar]

March 20, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon Ramey, PhD

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Conducting Mechanism-Based Clinical Trials for Genetic Disorders: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 [PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE]

March 21, 2014 , 8 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair, Medical Genetics; Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics; Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Studies; The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Careers in Educational Media for Biomedical PhDs

March 21, 2014 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michele Korf, MA

President, Michele Korf and Associates

Special Seminars

The Biological Basis of How We Learn, Remember, and Use Information [Brain School seminar]

March 27, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD

Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Associate Professor for Health Sciences, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Is Connexin 43 a Pivot Regulating T Cell Differentiation and Activation?

April 1, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Piotr Kraj, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor, Center of Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Georgia Health Sciences University

Special Seminars

Charting Our Future Together: Envisioning a Diverse, Adaptive, and Networked Biomedical Science Ecosystem

April 3, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gary Gibbons, MD

Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; Member, Institute of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished Public Lectures

How Viruses Infect the Brain

April 10, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Terence S. Dermody, MD

Dorothy Overall Wells Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology; Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Lamb Center for Pediatric Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Distinguished Public Lectures

Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum

April 15, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

April 17, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

VTC School of Medicine Art Shows

Balancing Ultrastructural Synaptic Plasticity During Changes in Synapse Function

April 18, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kristen Harris, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology, Center for Learning and Memory, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Texas

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders

April 18, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elizabeth C. Engle, MD

Professor, Neurology and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Sex, Drugs, and Funky Rhythms in Silico

April 25, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Colleen E. Clancy, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Alchemy of a Cardiac Fibroblast

April 29, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Russell "Chip" Norris, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Special Seminars

What Makes the Human Brain Human

May 1, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Terrence J. Sejnowski, PhD

Francis Crick Chair, Professor, and Head of Computational Neurobiology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; The Salk Institute; La Jolla, California; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

CANCELLED: Structural Rearrangement of the Ebola Virus Matrix Begets Multiple Functions in the Virus Life Cycle

May 16, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Erica Ollman Saphire, PhD

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Cancer and Aging

May 22, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ronald A. DePinho, MD

President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

Careers for PhDs in Government

May 29, 2014 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Brain Tumors: A “Neurocentric” Look at Cancer

Aug. 29, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

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

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Dopamine Neuron Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression

Sept. 11, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony Grace, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry-Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Distinguished Public Lectures

The Molecular Toolkit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Sept. 12, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute, San Diego, California

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Hypothesis-Generating Research and Predictive Medicine

Sept. 12, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Les Biesecker, MD

Senior Investigator, Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Clinical Genomics = Personal Genomes + Clan Genomics

Sept. 19, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

James Lupski, MD, PhD

Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics, Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

A View of Cortex from the Thalamus

Sept. 26, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

S. Murray Sherman, PhD

Professor and Chairman of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Advance Medical Research without Picking Up a Pipette: Careers for PhDs in Science Policy and Foundations

Sept. 29, 2014 , 11:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Laura M. Brockway-Lunardi, PhD

Scientific Program Director, Melanoma Research Alliance

BEST program

Modern Treatment of Alcoholism

Oct. 2, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD

Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Distinguished Public Lectures

Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders

Oct. 3, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lin Mei, MD, PhD

Director of Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Professor of Neurology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Translation Research on Cue Reactivity and Impulsivity in Cocaine Addiction

Oct. 6, 2014 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

F. Gerard Moeller, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neurology

Special Seminars

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

Oct. 10, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Larry DeLucas, OD, PhD

Director, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Immunological Mechanisms of Allergic Diseases and Asthma

Oct. 24, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Hirohito Kita, MD

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Professor in Medicine and Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Deciphering the Mechanisms of Actin Filament Architecture in Striated Muscle

Nov. 14, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Carol Gregorio, PhD

Director of the Molecular Cardiovascular Research Program, Head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Co-Director of the Sarver Heart Center, Luxford/Schoolcraft Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Research, University of Arizona School of Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Influenza Epidemics and Pandemics

Nov. 20, 2014 , 5 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Professor of Microbiology, and Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Hospital, New York, New York

Distinguished Public Lectures

Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine

Nov. 20, 2014 , 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Virgil Wong

Artist, Researcher, and Creator of the Medical Avatar

VTC School of Medicine Art Shows

Pulmonary Hypertension: Has It Become a “Forgettable” Disease?

Nov. 21, 2014 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert Bourge, MD

Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development, Department of Medicine, E.A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Epigenetics and the Immune System

Dec. 4, 2014 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeremy Boss, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Distinguished Public Lectures

Unraveling the Pathogenesis of Respiratory and Enteric Viruses in Normal and High-Risk Populations

Dec. 5, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD

Faculty Member and Associate, St. Jude's Children's Hospital; Deputy Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies of the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds; Memphis, Tennessee

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Imaging Mammalian Heart and Vessel Development: Insights into Vascular Remodeling and Congenital Heart Disease

Dec. 12, 2014 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mary Dickinson, PhD

Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program