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Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.

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


March 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, M203
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Consisting of billions of base pairs, the human genome serves as a blueprint that guides brain development and function. Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, an acclaimed neurogeneticist, and a leading investigator of DiGeorge syndrome, which has been linked with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia, will explore how genes regulate brain development.

The 8th Annual Roanoke Brain School speaker lineup features presentations about what influences early brain development and how these factors relate to infant health.

Each evening of Brain School begins with a catered reception and exhibits in the first-floor atrium from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. followed by an hour-long lecture presented by a leading scientist in Room M203. Space is limited and advance online registration is encouraged. Free parking is plentiful on-site at 2 Riverside Circle and the Carilion Clinic parking garage at 4 Riverside Circle.


Brain School is held every March in Roanoke as part of Brain Awareness Week, which unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a weeklong celebration of the brain. It is spearheaded internationally by the Dana Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research, and by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

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This is a free event. The host is Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

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