Events for 2015

Linking Discoveries in Developmental Biology to 3-Dimensional Printing of New Tissues and Micro-Organs

Jan. 8, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Roger R. Markwald, PhD

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

Distinguished Public Lectures

Fourth Annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture

Jan. 8, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Poverty, Biology, and Health: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Jan. 22, 2015 , 3:30 p.m. at Fralin Life Science 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 and Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia

Special Events

The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: The Enduring Legacy of Martin Luther King

Jan. 23, 2015 , 12:20 p.m. at Virginia Bioinformatics 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 and Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, Virginia

Special Events

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Bedside to Bench and Back Again

Feb. 6, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fallon, MD

Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals

Feb. 12, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD

Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine; Dallas, Texas

Distinguished Public Lectures

POSTPONED: Structure and Function of the Heart [Heart School 2015]

Feb. 16, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

W. Scott Arnold, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Carilion Clinic

POSTPONED: Low-Cost, High-Performance Millitesla MRI

Feb. 16, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Matthew Rosen, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Harvard University

Special Seminars

POSTPONED: Building Blocks of the Human Heart [Heart School 2015]

Feb. 17, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

James Smyth, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

POSTPONED: And So It Flows: The Human Vasculature System [Heart School 2015]

Feb. 18, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Chappell, PhD

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

POSTPONED: Congenital Cardiac Disorders [Heart School 2015]

Feb. 19, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joelle Miller, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist, Carilion Clinic

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: New Insights Reveal Provocative Complexities

Feb. 20, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD

Hudson Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Associate Vice-President for Clinical and Translational Research, George Washington University, Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

March 16, 2015 at restaurants and specialty stores

Brain Awareness Week

Understanding the Cerebral Cortex: The Legacy of Roanoke’s Vernon Mountcastle

March 16, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Friedlander, PhD

Professor and Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

At the Crossroads: Art, Science, Research

March 17, 2015 , 7:30 p.m. at Moss Arts Center

Brain Awareness Week

Development of the Social Brain [Brain School 2015 seminar]

March 18, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pearl Chiu, PhD

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Infectious Causes of Heart Failure: Viral Myocarditis

March 19, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kirk Knowlton, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiology, Edith and William M. Perlman Chair in Clinical Cardiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

Distinguished Public Lectures

Nucleotide Repeat Expansions: Inflammation, Neurodegeneration, and the Role of MicroRNA in Pathogenesis

March 20, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Erin Pennock Foff, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Cognitive Neurology Division, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Developing Brain: Conception to Birth [Brain School 2015 seminar]

March 23, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, PhD

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

How the Earliest Experiences in Life Affect a Baby’s Brain and Behavior [Brain School 2015 seminar]

March 25, 2015 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Craig Ramey, PhD

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium 2015

March 27, 2015 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network in Parkinson’s Disease: A Therapy and an Investigative Tool

April 3, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD

John E. Cahill Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, Division Chief, Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Low-Cost, High-Performance Millitesla MRI

April 13, 2015 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Matthew Rosen, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital Low Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies

April 17, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Margaret Haney, PhD

Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Substance Use Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Marijuana Research Laboratory, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Scientific Reporting for Major News Organizations

April 23, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

BEST program

Fruit Flies and the Human Heart: The Evolution and Function of Potassium Channels From the Inside Out

April 30, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gail Robertson, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

Distinguished Public Lectures

Succeeding as a Scientific Editor for a Major Biomedical Research Journal

April 30, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

BEST program

Novel Roles for Immune Molecules in Brain Development and Disease

May 8, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Dysregulation of Ion Channels in Various Disease Processes

May 15, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Fear and Fear-Related Disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD

May 21, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

Professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member, Institute of Medicine

Distinguished Public Lectures

What the Fly’s Nose Tells the Fly’s Brain

May 28, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Charles F. Stevens, MD, PhD

Vincent J. Coates Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

Special Seminars

Neurodevelopment: Part 1 Embryonic Through Fetal Structure and Function

July 14, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cherie Eileen Bond, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia

Diversity Lunch and Learn Series

Stressed Out and Hyperactive: The Role of Astroglia in Degenerative CNS Diseases

July 15, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cherie Eileen Bond, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology, Ferrum College, Ferrum, Virginia

Special Events

Medical Research Camp at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

July 20, 2015 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Development of Interactive Learning Module (ILM) for Active Teaching of Neuroscience to Medical Students

July 21, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Thomas I. Nathaniel, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina

Special Events

Translating from Wild to the Bedside: Mechanisms of Neuroprotection in the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

July 22, 2015 , 1:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Thomas I. Nathaniel, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy, Division of Basic Medical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina

Special Events

Integration: Are We There Yet?

July 28, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Olivera Nesic, PhD

Associate Professor, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, Texas

Special Seminars

Tamoxifen: New Use for an Old Drug

July 29, 2015 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Olivera Nesic, PhD

Associate Professor, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, Texas

Special Seminars

The Basal Ganglia and Movement Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Uhnoh Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Basic Sciences, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Special Events

Parallel Streams of Cutaneous and Proprioceptive Processing for Somatic Motor Integration in the Cerebral Cortex

Aug. 7, 2015 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Uhnoh Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Basic Sciences, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Special Events

Research Designs in Epidemiologic Studies

Aug. 10, 2015 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Monirul Islam, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Special Seminars

Patient-Defined Treatment Success and Preferences in Advanced-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Aug. 11, 2015 , 12:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Monirul Islam, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Special Seminars

Gaucher Disease and Parkinsonism: Insights from a Rare Disorder

Sept. 4, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ellen Sidransky, MD

Chief, Section on Molecular Neurogenetics MGB, National Human Genome Research Institute

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Melanoma and Brain Metastases: Can Immunotherapy Cure a Disease that Arises in the Skin and Kills in the Brain?

Sept. 11, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kim A. Margolin, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Fundamentals of Diversity: Appreciating Differences

Sept. 24, 2015 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Michelle James-Deramo

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education and Initiatives, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech

Diversity Lunch and Learn Series

Central Nervous System Immune Privilege Revisited

Sept. 25, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, MSc

Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia; Director, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neuroimmunology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Collaborating Across Borders V

Sept. 29, 2015 , 9 a.m. at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Special Seminars

Recognizing and Challenging Microaggressions

Oct. 20, 2015 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Natasha Cox, Ph.D.

Assistant Director and LGBT Community Advocate, Intercultural Engagement Center, Virginia Tech

Diversity Lunch and Learn Series

White Matter Injury and Recovery in the Developing Brain

Oct. 23, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vittorio Gallo, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Neuroscience Research; Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience, Children's National Medical Center

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Did Free Radicals Kill Lou Gehrig? Insights into the Complex Role of Peroxynitrite in Disease

Oct. 30, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joseph S. Beckman, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics; Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Professor of the Linus Pauling Institute

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Modeling Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Nov. 12, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mario Capecchi, PhD

Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2007
Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Distinguished Public Lectures

Religious Pluralism

Nov. 12, 2015 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Michelle James-Deramo

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education and Initiatives, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech

Diversity Lunch and Learn Series

Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging

Nov. 13, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

P. Ellen Grant, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School

Founding Director, Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center
Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Privilege and Oppression

Dec. 2, 2015 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

David Embrick, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago

Diversity Lunch and Learn Series

Building and Using In-Vivo Microscopes to Understand Brain Function and Physiology

Dec. 4, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, New York

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

An Electrostatic Mechanism for Ca2+-Mediated Regulation of Gap Junction Channels

Dec. 4, 2015 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark J. Yeager, MD, PhD

Andrew P. Somlyo Chair
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, Virginia

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Can We Live to 100? New Evidence from the National Institute on Aging

Dec. 10, 2015 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marie A. Bernard, MD

Deputy Director
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Exploiting Viruses to Understand and Treat Cancer

Dec. 11, 2015 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Clodagh O’Shea, PhD

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory; William Scandling Developmental Chair, The Salk Institute

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program