Events for 2019

Socioeconomic Status and Brain Development: From Science to Policy

Jan. 24, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Martha J. Farah, Ph.D.

Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society
University of Pennsylvania

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Caloric Restriction and Longevity: From Calorie- to Time-Restricted Feeding

Jan. 31, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.

Boyd Professor
Associate Executive Director for Clinical Sciences
Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism
Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Engineering Human Microvasculature in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease

Feb. 8, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Yale University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Achieving Sustainable Development in the United States and throughout the World

Feb. 21, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ph.D.

Director of The Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University
Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Stem Cell-Based Approaches to Mechanisms of Human Metabolic Disease

Feb. 22, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D.

Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Institute of Human Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Remodeling and Makeovers in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Feb. 28, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D.

Cornelius A. Craig Professor, Department of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

How Different Brains Construct Different Views of the World: From Rattlesnakes to Electric Fish to Owls to Kids

March 11, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech
Senior Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Insights from Animal Brains that are Shaping Our Future

March 11, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Audra Van Wart, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Training, and Administrative Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant VP for Health Sciences Education, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

What Frogs have Taught Us About Our Rhythms and Blues

March 12, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Shedding Some Light into Sleep Problems in Modern Times

March 12, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Edmundo Rubio, M.D.

Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Animal Farm: Influences of Animal Research on Advancing Treatment for Human Brain Injuries

March 13, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pamela VandeVord, Ph.D.

Interim Chair of the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Ringing the Bell on Getting Your Bell Rung

March 13, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Melanie Prusakowski, M.D.

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

The Aging Brain: Targeting Synapses to Prevent Cognitive Decline

March 14, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Normal Aging vs. Dementia: What's Happening to Me?

March 14, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Brian Unwin, M.D.

Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Personalized Proteomics for Eye Disease

March 22, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Vinit B. Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Molecular Surgery Program
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Neural and Metabolic Mechanisms of Food Choice

March 25, 2019 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Special Seminars

The Nature and Consequences of Present-Based Eating Behavior

March 26, 2019 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Bradley M. Appelhans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
Section Director, Section of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Special Seminars

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities

March 28, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.

Executive Director
American Public Health Association

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Genetics and Biology of the Human Circadian System

March 29, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Louis Ptacek, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Neurology
University of California San Francisco

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Neural Circuits for Vision in Action

April 5, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cris Niell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Institute for Neuroscience
University of Oregon

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Seeing Structures Through The Noise

April 9, 2019 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mingbo Cai

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University

Special Seminars

How do Astrocytes Regulate Neural Function in Health and Disease?

April 11, 2019 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Laura Clarke, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Special Seminars

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire of AgRP Neurons

April 16, 2019 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yanlin He, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

April 18, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.

President Emerita
Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Addiction: What Would Animals Do?

April 25, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marilyn Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Early Life Stress-Induced Maladaptive Behaviors

April 25, 2019 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sora Shin, Ph.D.

Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Early Life Stress-Induced Maladaptive Behaviors

Special Seminars

How Do Glia Sculpt Synaptic Circuits

April 26, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

T Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Mechanisms Limiting Tumor Immunotherapy

May 3, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Benjamin Youngblood, Ph.D.

Assistant Faculty Member
Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Ephaptic Coupling Conference

May 5, 2019 , noon at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Special Events

Dysfunctional Communication: Pannexin 1 Channels in Health and Disease

May 8, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Silvia Panuela, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Department of Psychology, Division of Experimental Oncology
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario

Special Seminars

Arc as a master regulator of neuronal plasticity: signaling protein or retroviral-like capsid

May 14, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Clive R. Bramham, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Head of Neuroscience Research Group The Department of Biomedicine University of Bergen, Norway

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Privacy and Research Data Protections Town Hall

May 15, 2019 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Special Events

Modeling the neuro-astrocyte-vessel interactions: Do the cerebral vessels compute?

May 21, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy

Professor Department of Biotechnology Indian Institute of Technology, Madra

Special Seminars

The New Genetics of Mind: Navigating a Brave New World

May 23, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven E. Hyman, M.D.

Director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Machine-Learning Methods for in vivo Neurochemical Estimation: Using Ensembles to Improve Model Generalizability

May 28, 2019 , 2 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gabriel Loewinger

Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health, Harvard University

Special Seminars

Biomimesis in computer simulation: Multiscale modeling to connect micro, meso, and macro

June 3, 2019 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

William Lytton, M.D.

Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology; Department of Neurology Downstate Medical Center State University of New York

Special Events, Special Seminars

Untangling 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: The role of Ranbp1 in craniofacial and brain development

June 11, 2019 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Thomas M. Maynard, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology School of Medicine and Health Sciences George Washington University

Special Events, Special Seminars

Private-public mappings in behavior and brain

Aug. 7, 2019 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dan Bang

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology

Special Seminars

The VALVE-REGEN Project: tissue engineering technologies for cardiac valve tissue regeneration

Aug. 9, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dan T. Simionescu, Ph.D.

Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Professor of Bioengineering Director, Biocompatibility and Tissue Regeneration Laboratories Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson SC, USA.

Special Seminars

Tuning neurotransmission through local protein synthesis and degradation at synapses

Aug. 30, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Sutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Associate Professor, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan Medical School

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Biologic Replacement of the Knee

Aug. 30, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

James Stannard, M.D.

Hansjörg Wyss Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Director, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
Associate Dean and Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Strategic Initiatives
University of Missouri Health Care

President, AO North America

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Epigenetic Vulnerabilities of Human Cancer

Sept. 6, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Alea Mills, Ph.D.

Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Cases

Sept. 6, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

John A. Phillips, III, M.D.

David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Biochemistry, Medicine and Pathology
Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Functional Importance of Mitochondrial Calcium Regulation In Vivo

Sept. 10, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Julia Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

Special Seminars

A Computational and Neural Model for Mood Dynamics

Sept. 13, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robb Rutledge, Ph.D.

MRC Career Development Fellow
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Aging

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Transforming evidence into HIV policies and practice: Lessons from global Implementation Science

Sept. 19, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Julie Pulerwitz, Sc.D.

Program Director
HIV & AIDS Program
Population Council

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 1 day

Molecular programs defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction and therapeutic reprogrammability

Sept. 27, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andrea Schietinger, Ph.D.

Assistant Member
Immunology Program
Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 9 days

Deciphering Cardiovascular Diseases in the Era of Multi-omics

Oct. 1, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Edward Lau, Ph.D.

Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University

Special Seminars

In 13 days

Stop making waves: A new regulatory role for cardiac myosin binding protein-C in contraction

Oct. 11, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Samantha Harris, Ph.D.

Professor
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Arizona

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 23 days

The Science of Minority Health and Health Disparities: NIMHD Perspective

Oct. 17, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.

Director, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 29 days

Leveraging Metabolic Pathways for Antitumor Therapies

Oct. 18, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mikhail A. Nikiforov, Ph.D.

Professor
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Cancer Biology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 30 days

Fractionating the Prospective Brain

Oct. 25, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joseph W. Kable, Ph.D.

Baird Term Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 37 days

A Decade’s Work in Radically Transforming the Resuscitation of Hemorrhagic Shock in Trauma

Oct. 25, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Bryan Cotton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Bryan Alan Cotton is a Professor at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program as well. He is also Co-Director of the Shock–Trauma ICU at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

In 37 days

Control of TGF-beta Signaling and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

Nov. 1, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rik Derynck, Ph.D.

Professor
Departments of Cell/Tissue Biology and Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 44 days

Climate Change: Policy, People, and Place

Nov. 7, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vicki Arroyo, M.P.A., J.D.

Executive Director, Georgetown Climate Center, Professor from Practice, Assistant Dean, Centers and Institutes, Georgetown University Law Center

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 50 days

The genome is the way forward for paediatric medicine

Nov. 8, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

David Rowitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, and Howard Hughes Investigator
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 51 days

Behavioral Economics and Tobacco/Nicotine Policy

Nov. 15, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 58 days

Understanding Dyspnea: 30 years of asking questions

Nov. 15, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Richard Schwartzstein, M.D.

Director of Educational Scholarship Pathways Course Director (Homeostasis I)

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

In 58 days

Talk Title TBD

Nov. 22, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Nathaniel D. Daw, Ph.D.

Huo Professor in Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience
Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology Princeton University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 65 days

Social Inequality & Cancer Survival: How Can We Close the Gap?

Dec. 5, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ophira Ginsburg, M.D.

Director, High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health; Associate Professor, Section for Global Health, Division of Health and Behavior, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 78 days

Gene-based therapies for acquired and heritable arrhythmia syndromes

Dec. 6, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Fadi Akar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiac Bioelectricity Research Laboratory
Cardiovascular Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 79 days

What's Next in Digital Health Care?

Dec. 12, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Halamka, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Chairman, New England Healthcare Exchange Network

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 85 days

Talk Title TBD

Dec. 13, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Granato, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 86 days