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Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

Hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

2020-2021 Seminar Series

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Archived Pioneers in Biomedical Research Seminars

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

  • What Are All These Wires For? Organizing Principles of Neocortical Circuits and Their Function
    May 11, 2018  |  Kevan Martin, Ph.D.
  • The Development of the Modern Cochlear Implant and the First Substantial Restoration of Human Sense Using a Medical Intervention (Watch Lecture)
    Mar. 16, 2018  |  Blake Wilson, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng.
  • Sounds In Silence: How Glial Cells In The Ear Shape Development Of The Auditory System
    Jan. 26, 2018  |  Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.
  • The Neuroscience of Stress-Reward Interactions
  • Jan. 19, 2018  |  Danny Winder, Ph.D.
  • New Insights into Restoring Mitochondrial Energy Production
    Dec. 15, 2017  |  David Brown, Ph.D.
  • The Development and Function of IL-9-Secreting T Cells (Watch Lecture)
    Dec. 8, 2017  |  Mark Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • Under- or Over-Connected? Cortical Circuit Development and Function in DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome (Watch Lecture)
    Dec. 1, 2017  |  Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.
  • Prontostriatal Interactions in Learning and Decision Making
    Nov. 3, 2017  |  Michael Frank, Ph.D.
  • Massively Parallel All-Optical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Watch Lecture)
    Oct. 27, 2017  |  Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D.
  • Interactions Between Natural and Drug Reward Influence Vulnerability for Addiction
    Sept. 25, 2017  |  Lique Coolen, Ph.D.

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

  • Dysregulation of Ion Channels in Various Disease Processes
    May 15, 2015  |  Geoffrey Pitt, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Novel Roles for Immune Molecules in Brain Development and Disease
    May 8, 2015  |  A. Kimberley McAllister, Ph.D.
  • Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies
    April 17, 2015  |  Margaret Haney, Ph.D.
  • Imaging Mammalian Heart and Vessel Development: Insights into Vascular Remodeling and Congenital Heart Disease
    Dec. 12, 2014  |  Mary Dickinson, Ph.D.
  • Unraveling the Pathogenesis of Respiratory and Enteric Viruses in Normal and High-Risk Populations
    Dec. 5, 2014  |  Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D.
  • Deciphering the Mechanisms of Actin Filament Architecture in Striated Muscle
    Nov. 14, 2014  |  Carol Gregorio, Ph.D.
  • High-Throughput Self-Interaction Chromatography: Applications to Protein Solubility and Stability
    Oct. 10, 2014  |  Larry DeLucas, O.D., Ph.D.
  • Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders
    Oct. 3, 2014  |  Lin Mei, M.D., Ph.D.
  • A View of Cortex from the Thalamus
    Sept. 26, 2014  |  S. Murray Sherman, Ph.D.
  • The Molecular Toolkit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
    Sept. 12, 2014  |  Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D.
  • Brain Tumors: A Neurocentric Look at Cancer
    Aug. 29, 2014  |  Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.

2013 - 2014 Academic Year

  • Sex, Drugs, and Funky Rhythms in Silico
  • April 25, 2014  |  Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.
  • Balancing Ultrastructural Synaptic Plasticity During Changes in Synapse Function
    April 18, 2014  |  Kristen Harris, Ph.D.
  • Wiring Up the Retina
    Feb. 21, 2014  |  Joshua Sanes, Ph.D.
  • Mechanisms of Autoimmune Synaptopathies
    Jan. 31, 2014  |  Rita Balice-Gordon, Ph.D.
  • DNA Methylation and Chromatin Architecture: The Nuts and Bolts of Gene Regulation
    Jan. 24, 2014  |  Paul Wade, Ph.D.
  • Top-Down Modulation of Interoception: A New Frontier for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatments?
    Nov. 1, 2013  |  Martin Paulus, M.D.
  • Purkinje Fibers and Arrythmias
    Oct. 25, 2013  |  Penelope Boyden, Ph.D.
  • Imaging the Dynamics of Cortical Circuits During Behavior
    Sept. 6, 2013  |  Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.

2012 - 2013 Academic Year

  • Capsids as Compartments
    April 26, 2013  |  Alasdair Steven, Ph.D.
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structures of Protein Folding Machines
    April 12, 2013  |  Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
  • Magnetic Compass Sense of Lab Rodents: Working at the Interface of Quantum Chemistry and Spatial Recognition
    April 5, 2013  |  John Phillips, Ph.D.
  • New Imaging Approaches for Cardiac Structure and Function
    Mar. 29, 2013  |  Peter Kohl, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Mechanisms of Sensory Signaling in a Mammalian Touch Receptor
    Feb. 8, 2013  |  Ellen Lumpkin, Ph.D. 
  • Hedgehog Signaling, Stem Cells, and Liver Regeneration
    Jan. 18, 2013  |  Yin-xiong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Structural Dynamics of Muscle Contraction
    Dec. 14, 2012  |  David Thomas, Ph.D.
  • Whole Genome Studies to Identify Genetic Variants Assocated with Chemotherapy
    Dec. 7, 2012  |  Eileen Dolain, Ph.D.
  • Time and the Brain
    Nov. 13, 2012  |  David Eagleman, Ph.D.
  • Chemical Probing Interactions of the Urokinase Receptor
    Nov. 2, 2012  |  Samy Meroueh, Ph.D.
  • Brain Computer Interfaces Increase Whole-Brain Signal-to-Noise
    Oct. 5, 2012  |  Stephen LaConte, Ph.D.