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.

Changing Computations Underlying the Development of Motivated Behavior

Event was held October 19, 2018 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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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

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
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Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

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

Neural Circuits for Vision in Action

Event was held April 5, 2019 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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Cris Niell, Ph.D.

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

How Do Glia Sculpt Synaptic Circuits

Event was held April 26, 2019 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.

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

T Cell Intrinsic and Extrinsic Mechanisms Limiting Tumor Immunotherapy

Event was held May 3, 2019 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Benjamin Youngblood, Ph.D.

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

Arc as a master regulator of neuronal plasticity: signaling protein or retroviral-like capsid

Event was held May 14, 2019 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Clive R. Bramham, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Head of Neuroscience Research Group The Department of Biomedicine University of Bergen, Norway