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

In 2 days

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

In 3 days

Cells That Tile Your Brain: Astrocyte Contributions to Neural Circuits and Disease

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

Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Physiology, and Neurobiology Department
Associate Director of Research, Brain Research Institute
UCLA

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 10 days

Engineering Reproduction: From Bench to Bedside to Babies

March 12, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Watkins Professor & Vice Chair of Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Northwestern University

Chief, Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine
Northwestern University

Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering
Northwestern University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 16 days

(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 Awareness Week, Brain School

In 20 days

(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 Awareness Week, Brain School

In 21 days

(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 Awareness Week, Brain School

In 22 days

(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 Awareness Week, Brain School

In 23 days

Talk Title TBD

March 20, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

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

Professor
Section of Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Chicago Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
University of Chicago

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 24 days

Effect of Contemporary Societal Exposures on Adolescent Behavioral Health

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

Adam Matthew Leventhal, Ph.D.

Founding Director
Institute for Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory, University of Southern California
Institute for Addiction Science, University of Southern California

Professor of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 45 days

How Vaccines Train the Immune System in Ways No One Expected

April 16, 2020 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Christine Stabell Benn, M.D., Ph.D., D.M.Sc.

Professor, Global Health, University of Southern Denmark; Steering Board Member, The Bandim Health Project, Guinea-Bissau

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 51 days

Neurovascular Interactions: Mechanisms, Imaging, Therapeutics

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

Katherina 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 52 days

Molecular Landscape to Management of Malignant Gliomas

April 17, 2020 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

W.K. Alfred Yung, M.D.

Professor, Neuro-Oncology and Margaret and Ben Love Chair of Clinical Cancer Care
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Member, Moon Shots Program™ Executive Committee

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

In 52 days

Reprogramming the Brain Cancer Stem Cell

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

John Laterra, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, Brain Cancer Program
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Director
Neuro-Oncology Division
Von Hippel-Lindau Clinical Care Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology
Professor, The Holomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Oncology
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 59 days

Genes Regulating Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

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

Michael Young, Ph.D.

Recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor; Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Rockefeller University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 65 days

Re-establishing Developmental Pathways for Heart Regeneration

May 1, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Kristy Red-Horse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
School of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 66 days

Talk Title TBD

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

In 66 days

The epigenetic basis of memory formation and dysregulation in memory disorders

May 8, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Farah Lubin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Graduate Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program
Co-Director for Research, Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program
Department of Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 73 days

Chemistry of the Adaptive Mind

May 15, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Roshan Cools, Ph.D.

Professor, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

Principal Investigator
Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 80 days

Precision Neuroscience 2020

May 20, 2020 at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Precision Neuroscience Conference

In 85 days

Aerobic fitness and susceptibility for metabolic dysfunction

May 29, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Thyfault, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center

Senior Scientist
Kansas City VA Medical Center

Scientific Director
Children’s Mercy Hospital Center for Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition Center

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 94 days

Talk Title TBD

June 5, 2020 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elena Boto

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 101 days

Akt-mTOR signaling in TGF-b responsiveness and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

June 12, 2020 , 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 108 days

The Fabric of the Neocortex

Sept. 11, 2020 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

In 199 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 213 days

Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine 2020

Oct. 4, 2020 at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Special Events

In 222 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 227 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.

Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, Georgia Tech. Leader in human augmentation, developer of assistive robots in the home to therapy gaming apps to remote robotic exploration of extreme environments (Forbes top 50 U.S. women in tech)

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

In 233 days

Tiny conspiracies: cell to cell communication in bacteria

Oct. 29, 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 247 days