Events for 2014

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

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