2018 - 2019 VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program offers the expertise of a range of scientists who are exploring frontiers in biomedical research. Held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room R3012 of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, these seminars are open to Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff; and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and trainees.

Upcoming Events

Opening Windows into the Cell: Bringing Structure and Molecular Context to Cell Biology Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Event will be held November 16, 2018, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California San Diego

In 1 day

Anjelica Gonzalez: Title To Be Announced

Event will be held February 8, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Yale University

In 85 days

The Fabric of the Neocortex

Event will be held March 1, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

Director, Center of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (CNAI)
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

In 106 days

Neural Circuits for Vision in Action

Event will be held April 5, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Cris Niell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Institute for Neuroscience
University of Oregon

In 141 days

Colleen Hanlon: Title To Be Announced

Event will be held April 12, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D.

In 148 days

How Do Glia Sculpt Synaptic Circuits

Event will be held April 26, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine

In 162 days

Benjamin Youngblood: Title To Be Announced

Event will be held May 3, 2019, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Benjamin Youngblood, Ph.D.

Assistant Faculty Member
Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

In 169 days

Previous Events

Changing Computations Underlying the Development of Motivated Behavior

Event was held October 19, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neural Science
New York University