Events for 2020

MRI for the world

Jan. 10, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

J. Thomas Vaughan, Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Principal Investigator, Zuckerman Institute
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor of Radiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Calories, Carbs, or Quality? What matters most for weight control?

Jan. 17, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kevin Hall, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator
Chief, Integrative Physiology Section, Laboratory of Biological Modeling
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Non-invasive Neurosurgeries using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Jan. 17, 2020 , 12:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Steven Allen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Virginia

Special Seminars

Interstitial Fluid Flow in Health and Disease

Jan. 21, 2020 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jennifer Munson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Science;
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
College of Engineering
Virginia Tech

Special Seminars

Catalyzing Translational Innovation

Jan. 23, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Christopher Austin, M.D.

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Sleep and Wake Coordinated by Glia

Jan. 24, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Philip Haydon, Ph.D.

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Exercise, Reactive Oxygen Species, and the Vasculature

Jan. 29, 2020 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Siobhan M. Craige, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech

Special Seminars

A Motor Theory of Sleep-Wake Control

Jan. 31, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Yang Dan, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Role of Astrocyte-Secreted Factors in Synaptic Maturation and Plasticity

Feb. 3, 2020 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elena Blanco-Suarez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Special Seminars

Addressing Social Needs to Achieve Kidney Health Equity

Feb. 7, 2020 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Associate Director for Research Development, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Wearable magnetoencephalography

Feb. 12, 2020 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Niall Holmes, Ph.D.

Research Fellow
University of Nottingham (UK)

Special Seminars

The Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Empathy and Social Loss: Implications for Autism

Feb. 14, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Larry Young, Ph.D.

William P. Timmie Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience
Chief, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders
Emory University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Astrocytes: New tools reveal unexpected biology

Feb. 18, 2020 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

J. Christopher Octeau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles

Special Seminars

How early-life experiences sculpt brain circuits to promote resilience or vulnerability: Role of microglia

Feb. 20, 2020 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jessica Bolton, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of California, Irvine

Special Seminars

Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Feb. 21, 2020 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Timothy Pawlik, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, the Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research in The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Cognition Crisis: Perils and Promise of Technology and the Brain

Feb. 27, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.

The David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry
University of California San Francisco

Founder and Executive Director, Neuroscape

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Evolutionary psychopathology: An integrative approach to mental disorders

Feb. 28, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marco Del Giudice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

CANCELLED: Cell-Cell and Cell-Matrix Proteins in the Cardiomyocyte: Focus on ZO Proteins

March 12, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert S. Ross, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Molecular Cardiology Program
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Health Sciences
University of California, San Diego;

Staff Cardiologist, VA Healthcare, San Diego

Special Seminars

CANCELLED: (Brain School) Healthy Moms, Healthy Infants: Maternal Influences of Brain Development

March 16, 2020 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Brittany Howell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

CANCELLED: (Brain School) Maximizing Abilities After Damage to the Developing Brain

March 17, 2020 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech
Director, Neuromotor Research Clinic
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

CANCELLED: (Brain School) Baby’s Real First Steps: How the Genome Builds a Brain

March 18, 2020 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.

Professor, Genetics of Brain Development, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
Laboratory Head, Laboratory of Developmental Disorders and Genetics, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

CANCELLED: (Brain School) Childhood Epilepsy: Understanding Why Seizures Happen

March 19, 2020 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sharon Swanger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

CANCELLED: Developing therapeutic strategies against primary and metastatic brain tumors

March 19, 2020 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Inan Olmez, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Ohio State University

Special Seminars

Targeting the kynurenine pathway in brain tumors, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders

April 17, 2020 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Sandeep Mittal, M.D.

Chief of Neurosurgery, Carilion Clinic
Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

CANCELLED: Medical Scholar Lecture by Dr. Krishnankutty Sathian

May 1, 2020 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Psychology
Director, Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Penn State

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Developing a Hippocampal Neural Prosthetic

May 5, 2020 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark R. Witcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurosurgeon, Carilion Clinic
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Can Food be Addictive?

Sept. 4, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ashley Gearhardt

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Food Addiction Science and Treatment (FAST) lab
University of Michigan

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 64 days

The Fabric of the Neocortex

Sept. 11, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 71 days

Parkinson's Disease and Why Development Matters

Sept. 25, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Deanna Benson, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neuroscience, and Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 85 days

Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine 2020

Oct. 4, 2020 at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Special Events

In 94 days

Genetics of Invasive GBM cells

Oct. 9, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Nhan Tran, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
Mayo Clinic

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 99 days

Pediatric Robotics – a journey from the lab to a child’s home

Oct. 15, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Ayanna Howard, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing
Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair Professor School of Interactive Computing/ School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 105 days

Neurovascular Interactions: Mechanisms, Imaging, Therapeutics

Oct. 30, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator
Gladstone Institutes
University of California San Francisco

Professor
Department of Neurology
University of California San Francisco

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 120 days

Tiny conspiracies: cell to cell communication in bacteria

Nov. 3, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D.

Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 124 days

Connexin mutants and cataracts: clues to gap junction functions

Nov. 6, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eric Beyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 127 days

Can we ever really ‘see’ pain? Unravelling pain’s mysteries with neuroimaging

Nov. 19, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Irene Tracey, MA (Oxon), D.Phil., FRCA, FMedSci

Warden, Merton College, Oxford; Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences; Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 140 days

Cells That Tile Your Brain: astrocyte contributions to neural circuits and disease

Dec. 11, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Baljit Khakh,

Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 162 days