2018 - 2019 Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute 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 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

Neural Circuits for Vision in Action

Event will be held April 5, 2019, 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cris Niell, Ph.D.

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

In 47 days

How Do Glia Sculpt Synaptic Circuits

Event will be held April 26, 2019, 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.

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

In 68 days

Benjamin Youngblood: Title To Be Announced

Event will be held May 3, 2019, 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Benjamin Youngblood, Ph.D.

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

In 75 days

Colleen Hanlon: Title To Be Announced

Event will be held May 10, 2019, 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Colleen Hanlon, Ph.D.

In 82 days

Previous Events

Changing Computations Underlying the Development of Motivated Behavior

Event was held October 19, 2018 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Neural Science
New York University

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

Event was held November 16, 2018 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.

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

Engineering Human Microvasculature in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease

Event was held February 8, 2019 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
( Watch archived webcast )

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

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