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In Person Medical Scholar Lecture: Neurodevelopmental Origin of Childhood Central Nervous System Tumors

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Scott Pomeroy, M.D., Ph.D.

Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Neurologist-in-Chief
Boston Children's Hospital

In Person Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture: Neurodevelopmental Origin of Childhood Central Nervous System Tumors

April 8, 2022 

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: This lecture is anticipated to be presented in-person in Room M203, 2 Riverside Circle, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, and will also be hosted virtually.

Seating for this event is limited and masks must be worn by in person attendees due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Virtual Access: Watch this lecture live via Zoom

About this Seminar

Recent discoveries have shown that childhood brain tumors arise through oncogenic transformation of cells in specific functional states within the developing brain, typically neural progenitors or stem cells. These transforming mutations often disrupt epigenetic mechanisms that control the expression of ensembles of genes critical for cellular differentiation. Treatment strategies to target these mechanisms are in development.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series hosts clinician scientists who are exploring frontiers of medicine. These lectures are principally intended for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students and Virginia Tech students in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program. Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and students may also attend.

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