Events for 2017

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 19, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

George Koob, PhD

Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

Distinguished Public Lectures

Defining New Pathways For Human Arrhythmia

Jan. 26, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Peter J. Mohler, PhD

Director, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute; Chair, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology; Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology and Cell Biology; William D. and Jacquelyn L. Wells Chair in Cardiovascular Research; Associate Dean, Basic Research Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Distinguished Public Lectures

Uncovering Mechanisms of Myelin Plasticity in the Live Brain

Jan. 30, 2017 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert Hill, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Advances in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer through Irreversible Electroporation and Enhanced Chemotherapy Delivery

Feb. 3, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD

Sam & Lolita Weakley Endowed Chair, Surgical Oncology; Director, Division of Surgical Oncology; Professor of Surgery; Director, Upper GI & HPB Multi-Disciplinary Clinic, University of Louisville

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Integrins and the Kidney

Feb. 10, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Roy Zent, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine; Professor of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Control of T follicular helper (Tfh) cell responses by IL-2

Feb. 17, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology University of Alabama at Birmingham

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders

Feb. 22, 2017 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

A New Way of Thinking about Neurological Disorders: Protein Dosage and RNA-Binding Proteins

Feb. 23, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

Debunking the concept of one gene-one disease in inheritable sudden death

Feb. 24, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD

Patricia & Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology Professor of Medicine & Professor of Cell Biology New York University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Deciphering the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Food Preference

Feb. 27, 2017 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara

Special Seminars

Exploring How Animals Detect the Food Environment

Feb. 28, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Research Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara

Special Seminars

Acetylated Tau in Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathogenic Mechanisms Underlying Memory Loss

March 1, 2017 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Tara Tracy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

Special Seminars

Investigating Synaptic Dysfunction in Human Neuronal Models of Tauopathy

March 2, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Tara Tracy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Department of Neurology,
University of California, San Francisco

Special Seminars

Role of Sodium Channel a and b1 Subunits in Epileptic Encephalopathy with SUDEP

March 3, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lori Isom, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology; Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Pre-Candidate Graduate Education; Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences University of Michigan Medical School

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Unraveling the Multigenerational Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy:  From Cell Signaling to Clinical Care

March 9, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Vice President, Medical Affairs; Bowers Distinguished Professor; University of Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Your Brain is Not Wireless (Yet): How Do You Change Connectivity Between Your Neuronal Landlines?

March 13, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

From Brains to Bytes to Brain-Computer-Interfaces

March 14, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Shaping Children's Brains and Behavior: New Findings

March 15, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

March 16, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine

Distinguished Public Lectures, Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Decoding Microdomain Calcium Signaling in Astrocytes

March 23, 2017 , 12:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amit Agarwal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Special Seminars

Probing the Brain’s Response to Trauma at the Cellular and Network Scale

March 24, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David F. Meaney, PhD

S.R. Pollack Professor; Chair, Department of Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Activity Dependent Regulation of Astrocyte Function in Neural Circuits

March 24, 2017 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amit Agarwal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Special Seminars

Modulation of Human Cognition

March 31, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark Witcher, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
Director of Neurosurgery Research
Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Business Intelligence & Healthcare Analytics Symposium

April 1, 2017 , 9 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Special Events

A Neural Circuitry Basis for the Core Clinical Features of Schizophrenia

April 7, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David A. Lewis, MD

Thomas Detre Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director and Director of Research
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Director, Translational Neuroscience Program
Director, NIMH Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research
University of Pittsburgh

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

POSTPONED: Genetic Approaches to Tackle Neurodegenerative Disorders

April 14, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Huda Zoghbi, MD

Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics; Professor, Pediatrics – Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience; Professor, Neuroscience; Professor, Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Developmental Biology; Professor, Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Baylor College of Medicine HHMI Investigator; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute Texas Children's Hospital

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

POSTPONED: Frontostriatal Interactions in Learning and Decision Making

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

April 14, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Postponed: Michael J. Frank, PhD

Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Director, Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind; Brown Institute for Brain Sciences
Brown University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Sodium Channels: From Bedside to Bench

April 20, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Isabelle Deichendes, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Director of Heart and Vascular Research Center
MetroHealth Medical Center

Special Seminars

Explanation and Reproducibility: Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

April 21, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Aron Barbey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory; Director, Intelligence Learning, and Plasticity Initiative; Department of Psychology; Beckman Institute; University of Illinois

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

TUESDAY, MAY 9: What It's Like to Be a Dog: Using MRI to See How Dogs Think

May 9, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gregory S. Berns, M.D., Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics
Director of the Center for Neuropolicy
Professor of Psychology
Director, MRI Center, Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience
Emory University

Distinguished Public Lectures

Cytokines and Human Immunodeficiency: From Genes to New Therapeutics

May 25, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Warren J. Leonard, MD

Distinguished Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Distinguished Public Lectures

A Neural Circuit Approach to Psychiatric Illness

June 8, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

Director
National Institutes of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health

Distinguished Public Lectures

Understanding the Differentiation of Tissue Resident CD4+ T Cells

June 9, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marion Pepper, PhD

Assistant Professor, Immunology University of Washington

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Translational Models of Executive Function and Decision-Making in Health Behavior Change

June 16, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rebecca Ashare, Ph.D

Special Seminars

Host Factors for Human Respiratory Synctial Virus Cell-to-Cell Spread

Aug. 23, 2017 , 10:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Masfique Mehedi, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland

Special Seminars

Interactions Between Natural and Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability for Addiction

Sept. 15, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lique Coolen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Studies
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

What Rare Diseases Can Teach Us about Common Ones: Lessons from the Urea Cycle

Sept. 15, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marshall Summar, M.D.

Director, Rare Disease Institute
Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism
Margaret O’Malley Chair of Genetic Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Finding Solutions for the Obesity Epidemic: Browning, 'Beiging,' and Building Bridges

Sept. 22, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Chester W. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Genetics
Division Chief of Genetics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

From Ideas to Applications: From V2 Rockets to Autistic Children and Beyond

Sept. 27, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D.

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief of Behavioral Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York

Special Seminars

The Social Brain: How We Learn and Change Norms

Sept. 29, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor. School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. University of Texas at Dallas

Special Events

Career Development and NIH: How Do You Know Where You’re Going?

Oct. 3, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephen Korn, Ph.D.

Director of Training & Workforce Development
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health

Special Seminars

A Path from Genes to Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome and Related Developmental Brain Disorders

Oct. 19, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark Bear, Ph.D.

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT

Distinguished Public Lectures

Massively Parallel All-Optical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Oct. 27, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
George Washington University
Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Leveraging the Cyclic GMP Signaling Pathway as a Whole-Person Approach to Treating Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Oct. 27, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey A. Kline, M.D.

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Frontostriatal Interactions in Learning and Decision Making

Nov. 3, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Frank, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Director, Initiative for Computation in Brain and Mind
Brown Institute for Brain Science

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Functions and Repair of Corticospinal System

Nov. 8, 2017 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Xuhua Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Special Seminars

Positioning Lifestyle for Enhanced Treatment of Obesity

Nov. 15, 2017 , 5 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Health and Physical Activity
Director, Healthy Lifestyle Institute
Director, Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Public Lectures

T CD19 CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy for B Cell Malignancies

Nov. 17, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cameron Turtle, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.A.

Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Biomedical Innovation Pitch Competition

Nov. 17, 2017 , 2:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Zebrafish Skin: A New System for Studying Nerve Remodeling and Repair

Nov. 20, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dr. Jeff Rasmussen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Special Seminars

Selective Vulnerability of Excitatory Neurons to Tau Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov. 27, 2017 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Hongjun Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

Special Seminars

On the Control of NMDARs by Astrocyte-Derived D-Serine

Nov. 29, 2017 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Thomas Papouin, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Tufts University School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Under- or Over-Connected? Cortical Circuit Development and Function in DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Dec. 1, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony LaMantia

Jeffrey A. Lieberman Professor of Neuroscience
Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Hippocampal Subregions Express Distinct Dendritic Transcriptomes that Reveal a Role for Enhanced Mitochondrial Function in Area CA2

Dec. 5, 2017 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Shannon Farris, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Special Seminars

The Development and Function of IL-9-Secreting T Cells

Dec. 8, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics Associate Director of the HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Basic Research
Indiana University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

New Insights Into Restoring Mitochondrial Energy Production

Dec. 15, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Physiology and Biophysics, and Biomedical Engineering
Virginia Tech Faculty of Health Sciences
Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Midbrain Microglia: Unique Cell Phenotypes and their Impact on Neuronal Function

Dec. 18, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Special Seminars

Functional Diversity of NMDA Receptors in Brain Health and Disease

Dec. 19, 2017 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D.

Instructor
Department of Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine

Special Seminars