Upcoming Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series brings nationally renowned experts to Roanoke. The free public lectures are open to members of the general public as well as to Virginia Tech and Carilion faculty, students, and staff.

“The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is bringing some of the world’s leading medical researchers and scientific thought leaders to Roanoke as part of our mission to engage the community in the excitement and promise of scientific research,” says Michael Friedlander, Ph.D., executive director of the institute and host of the seminar series. "We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the insights of such highly sought after experts in such a range of fascinating topics. We're also very proud to introduce these speakers to the blossoming partnership that Virginia Tech and the Carilion Clinic have forged for bringing the future of medical science for better health to the Roanoke region, the Commonwealth, and the nation."

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities

Event will be held March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.

Executive Director
American Public Health Association

In 5 days

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

Event will be held 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

In 26 days

Understanding, treating, and preventing addiction: what would animals do?

Event will be held April 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marilyn Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota

In 33 days

The New Genetics of Mind: Navigating a Brave New World

Event will be held 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

In 61 days