2020 Brain Awareness Week

Please note that this year's Brain School Program scheduled for March 16 - 19, 2020, "Assembling Baby's Brain," has been postponed.

About Brain School: Brain School is held every March 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 locally by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

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

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

Event was held March 16, 2020 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

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

Event was held March 17, 2020 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

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

Event was held March 18, 2020 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

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

Event was held March 19, 2020 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