Events Related to Neuroscience for 2017

Neurocircuitry of Addiction: An Alcohol Perspective

Jan. 19, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

George Koob, PhD

Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

Distinguished Public Lectures

Uncovering Mechanisms of Myelin Plasticity in the Live Brain

Jan. 30, 2017 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert Hill, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Special Seminars

Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders

Feb. 22, 2017 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

A New Way of Thinking about Neurological Disorders: Protein Dosage and RNA-Binding Proteins

Feb. 23, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

Investigating Synaptic Dysfunction in Human Neuronal Models of Tauopathy

March 2, 2017 , 10 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Tara Tracy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Department of Neurology,
University of California, San Francisco

Special Seminars

Your Brain is Not Wireless (Yet): How Do You Change Connectivity Between Your Neuronal Landlines?

March 13, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech

Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

March 16, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
University of California, Irvine

Distinguished Public Lectures, Brain School, Brain Awareness Week

Activity Dependent Regulation of Astrocyte Function in Neural Circuits

March 24, 2017 , 9 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Amit Agarwal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Special Seminars

POSTPONED: Genetic Approaches to Tackle Neurodegenerative Disorders

April 14, 2017 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Huda Zoghbi, MD

Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics; Professor, Pediatrics – Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience; Professor, Neuroscience; Professor, Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Developmental Biology; Professor, Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Baylor College of Medicine HHMI Investigator; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute Texas Children's Hospital

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Explanation and Reproducibility: Foundational Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience

April 21, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Aron Barbey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director, Decision Neuroscience Laboratory; Director, Intelligence Learning, and Plasticity Initiative; Department of Psychology; Beckman Institute; University of Illinois

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Translational Models of Executive Function and Decision-Making in Health Behavior Change

June 16, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rebecca Ashare, Ph.D

Special Seminars

Interactions Between Natural and Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability for Addiction

Sept. 15, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lique Coolen, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences
Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Studies
School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

A Path from Genes to Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome and Related Developmental Brain Disorders

Oct. 19, 2017 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark Bear, Ph.D.

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT

Distinguished Public Lectures

Selective Vulnerability of Excitatory Neurons to Tau Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov. 27, 2017 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Hongjun Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
Columbia University Medical Center

Special Seminars

The Development and Function of IL-9-Secreting T Cells

Dec. 8, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics Associate Director of the HB Wells Center for Pediatric Research
Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Basic Research
Indiana University School of Medicine

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Midbrain Microglia: Unique Cell Phenotypes and their Impact on Neuronal Function

Dec. 18, 2017 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Special Seminars