Events for 2018

Defining Transcriptional Parallels Between Gliogenesis and Glioma

Jan. 10, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stacey Glasgow, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Center for Cell & Gene Therapy
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Special Seminars

GJA1-20k functions as a cardiomyocyte stress response protein

Jan. 11, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robin Shaw, M.D./Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Wasserman Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Special Seminars

Mechanisms and Significance of Microglial Dynamics in the Brain

Jan. 16, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ukpong Eyo, Ph.D.

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic

Special Seminars

The Neuroscience Of Stress-Reward Interactions: Preclinical Approaches Toward Therapeutic Targets In Addiction

Jan. 19, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Danny Winder, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Sounds In Silence: How Glial Cells In The Ear Shape Development Of The Auditory System

Jan. 26, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dwight E. Bergles, Ph.D

Professor of Neuroscience
Associate Director, Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute
The Soloman H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes

Feb. 8, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health;
Chief, Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch/NIDDKD
Chief, Molecular Hematology Section, Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch/NIDDKD

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Role of TL-1A/DR3 in Intestinal Inflammation

Feb. 9, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Fabio Cominelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Investigating the Spike-Based Computations of the Brain

Feb. 12, 2018 , 11:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ben Dongsung Huh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Special Seminars

Systems Neuroscience Beyond the Tuning Curve

Feb. 15, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Pearson, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor
Duke Institute for Brain Science
Duke University

Special Seminars

Democratizing Discovery Health with N=Me

Feb. 16, 2018 , 12:50 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elizabeth Ofili, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Clinical Research Center
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research
Morehouse School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Adaptive and Maladaptive Dynamics of Reward Learning and Mood

Feb. 22, 2018 , 10:30 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eran Eldar, M.D., Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
University College London

Special Seminars

Social Brain Function in Anorexia Nervosa

Feb. 26, 2018 , 6:45 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School

Special Seminars

NOTE NEW DATE: Brain School: The Nature of Addiction

March 13, 2018 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute


Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

The Development of the Modern Cochlear Implant and the First Substantial Restoration of Human Sense Using a Medical Intervention

March 16, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Blake Wilson, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng., Dr.med.hc (multi)

Co-Director, Duke Hearing Center, Duke University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University Medical CenterScholar in Residence, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Anatomy of Beliefs: Insights from Social Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry

March 21, 2018 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Behavioral and Brain Science
Director, Computational Psychiatry Unit
The University of Texas at Dallas

Special Seminars

On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive Control

March 22, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Bendheim and Lynn Bendheim Thoman Professor in Neuroscience
Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium 2018

March 23, 2018 , noon at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Special Events, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

The SHINE Trial (Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort): Considering Trial Design

March 30, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Karen Johnston, M.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurology
Director, Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia
President, Association of University Neurology Professors
University of Virginia

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Precision Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder

April 4, 2018 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andrew S. Huhn, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Winning Hearts and Minds for Science

April 5, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mary Woolley, M.A.

President and CEO, Research!America

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Diverse Professionals Networking Event

April 7, 2018 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Complex Models to Understand Complex Health Behaviors

April 9, 2018 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rahmat Beheshti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Special Seminars

The Present and Future of Delay Discounting

April 19, 2018 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Samuel McClure, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Arizona State University

Special Seminars

Researching Young Brains: Understanding the Sex Differences Following Injury

April 20, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pelin Cengiz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Today's Innovation, Tomorrow's Health

April 23, 2018 , 6 p.m. at The John F. Kenney Center for the Performing Arts

Special Events

Utility of Operant Conditioning to Address Poverty-Related Health Disparities

May 3, 2018 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Special Seminars

Reducing Smoking Among Rural Women: Tobacco Control and Regulatory Interventions

May 8, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephen Higgins, Ph.D.

Director, Vermont Center for Behavior and Health
Professor and Virginia H. Donaldson Chair in Translational Science
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Special Seminars

What Are All These Wires For? Organizing Principles of Neocortical Circuits and Their Function

May 11, 2018 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kevan A.C. Martin, Ph.D.

Professor and Director
Institute for NeuroInformatics, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich
Switzerland

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Scarcity Context and Mindset: Behavioral and Policy Implications

May 17, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eldar Shafir, Ph.D.

Class of 1987 Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy
Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
Inaugural Director of Princeton’s Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy
Princeton University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Positive Feedback Loops Potentiating Pulmonary Fibrosis

May 29, 2018 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Richard Gomer, Ph.D.

Thomas Powell '62 Professor of Biology
Texas A&M University

Special Seminars

Understanding the Parkinsonian Brain through Computational Modeling

June 13, 2018 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology
Madras, Chennai, India

Special Seminars

A New Paradigm for the Priming of Systemic CD8+T Cell Responses

Aug. 6, 2018 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Special Seminars

Modulation of Emotion and Memory via Direct Brain Stimulation in Humans

Aug. 7, 2018 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cory S. Inman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University

Special Seminars

Regulation of Th2 Responses and Allergic Inflammation During Infancy

Aug. 7, 2018 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Beatriz León Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Special Seminars

Road to Artificial Neuronal Networks: Oxide, Organic, and Live Neuronal Approaches

Aug. 14, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

T. Venky Venkatesan, Ph.D.

Director, National University of Singapore Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Initiative
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Department of Physics
National University of Singapore

Special Seminars

NRF2 Mediates γ-Globin Gene Regulation and Fetal Hemoglobin Induction in Human Erythroid Progenitors

Sept. 7, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Betty S. Pace, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Francis J. Tedesco Distinguished Chair of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Augusta University

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Effective Remotely Delivered Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

Sept. 11, 2018 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mikhail Koffarnus, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Special Seminars

The University Laboratory and Medical Device Translation: Successes, Caveats, and Pitfalls

Sept. 25, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert W. Hitchcock, Ph.D.

Graduate Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Utah

Special Seminars

New Understanding of Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes

Sept. 28, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Jerry L. Nadler, M.D.,FACP, FAHA, FACE

Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine
Vice Dean of Research
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Can Exercise Teach Us How to Treat Heart Failure?

Oct. 4, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony Rosenzweig, M.D.

Chief, Cardiology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital

Co-Director
Corrigan Minehan Heart Center

Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Neurocomputational Mechanisms of Private and Public Confidence in Humans

Oct. 4, 2018 , 3:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dan Bang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
University College London

Special Seminars

Changing Computations Underlying the Development of Motivated Behavior

Oct. 19, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neural Science
New York University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Using Behavioral Economics to Understand and Reduce Lifestyle-Related Mortality

Nov. 1, 2018 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffery S. Stein, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Special Seminars

Intravenous Vitamin C: Pathway to a New Therapy to Save Lives

Nov. 8, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Alpha A. "Berry" Fowler, III, M.D.

William Taliaferro Thompson Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Director, The VCU Johnson Center for Critical Care and Pulmonary Research
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

POSTPONED: Guidance of Vascular Patterning

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Nov. 9, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anne Eichmann, Ph.D.

Ensign Professor
Cardiology, Physiology
Yale University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Using Epidemiology to Understand Behavior Change and Maintenance at the Intersection of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Obesity

Nov. 12, 2018 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kara Gavin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control
Department of Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Special Seminars

Disability in the 21st Century: What Are We Thinking, Talking, and Doing About It?

Nov. 15, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Peter Rosenbaum, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Professor of Pediatrics
Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability
Co-Founder, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
McMaster University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing Structure and Molecular Context to Cell Biology Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Nov. 16, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California San Diego

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Synapses Lost and Found: Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 29, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Carla Shatz, Ph.D.

Director, Bio-X
Saap Family Provostial Professor
Professor of Biology and Neurobiology
David Starr Jordan Director, Stanford, Bio-X
Stanford University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis as it Relates to Senescence

Nov. 30, 2018 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Joseph A. Lasky, M.D.

Section Chief, Professor of Medicine
John W. Deming, M.D. Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine
Tulane University

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

HS&T HOKIE PITCH

Nov. 30, 2018 , 2:15 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

A Transformational Moment for Roanoke and Virginia Tech

Dec. 6, 2018 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Engineering Human Tissues for Medical Impact

Dec. 13, 2018 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.

Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Medical Sciences
Director, Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Scientific Director, Columbia University Stem Cell Core
Director, Stem Cell Imaging Core
Columbia University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Electrotransfer as an Effective Nonviral Gene Delivery Approach

Dec. 18, 2018 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Richard Hellar, Ph.D.

Professor & Eminent Scholar
Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
School of Medical Diagnostics and Translational Sciences
Old Dominion University

Special Seminars