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Michael Fox, PhD

Michael Fox, PhD

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


March 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Michael Fox, PhD

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, M203
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present a talk titled, “The Developing Brain: Conception to Birth,” on March 23. Fox researches how the connections in the brain form and how missed connections or improperly formed connections can lead to neurological disorders.

Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To register, visit our Eventbrite page or, especially if you have an older Internet Explorer browser, email us.

About the Speaker:

Michael Fox studies the visual systems of the brain, including the formation of synapses: specialized sites that allow information to be passed between neurons. Their importance is highlighted by the fact that even minor synaptic abnormalities, caused by disease or neurotrauma, result in devastating neurological conditions. He researches how the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive two aspects of synapse formation—synaptic targeting and synaptic differentiation.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2002, or send an e-mail.

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