2020 - 2021 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.

The Fabric of the Neocortex

Event will be held September 11, 2020 at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

In 109 days

Parkinson's Disease and Why Development Matters

Event will be held September 25, 2020, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Deanna Benson, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neuroscience, and Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In 123 days

Genetics of Invasive GBM cells

Event will be held October 9, 2020, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Nhan Tran, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Cancer Biology
Mayo Clinic

In 137 days

Akt-mTOR signaling in TGF-b responsiveness and Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

Event will be held October 16, 2020, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Rik Derynck, Ph.D.

Professor
Departments of Cell/Tissue Biology and Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

In 144 days

Connexin mutants and cataracts: clues to gap junction functions

Event will be held November 6, 2020, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eric Beyer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

In 165 days

Baljit Khakh, Pioneers in Biomedical Education

Event will be held December 11, 2020, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Baljit Khakh,

Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

In 200 days

Effect of Contemporary Societal Exposures on Adolescent Behavioral Health

Event will be held March 12, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adam Matthew Leventhal, Ph.D.

Founding Director
Institute for Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory, University of Southern California
Institute for Addiction Science, University of Southern California

Professor of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

In 291 days

Chemistry of the Adaptive Mind

Event will be held April 9, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Roshan Cools, Ph.D.

Professor, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

Principal Investigator
Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

In 319 days

Aerobic fitness and susceptibility for metabolic dysfunction

Event will be held April 16, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

John Thyfault, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center

Senior Scientist
Kansas City VA Medical Center

Scientific Director
Children’s Mercy Hospital Center for Healthy Lifestyle and Nutrition Center

In 326 days

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar with Elena Boto

Event will be held April 23, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Elena Boto

In 333 days