Upcoming events at Virginia Tech Carilion

  • A New Way of Thinking about Neurological Disorders: Protein Dosage and RNA-Binding Proteins

    Speaker: Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

    Neurodegeneration researchers have only recently begun to appreciate that overabundant wild-type proteins can cause disease, in addition to the traditionally studied aggregating proteins. While the importance of gene dosage is ...

  • Debunking the concept of one gene-one disease in inheritable sudden death

    Speaker: Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, Patricia & Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology Professor of Medicine & Professor of Cell Biology New York University School of Medicine

  • Deciphering the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Food Preference

    Speaker: Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience Research Institute University of California, Santa Barbara

    The decision about whether to eat or reject a potential food is based, in part, on chemosensation. As the sensory function of smell can detect odors, chemosensation works as a ...

  • Exploring How Animals Detect the Food Environment

    Speaker: Yali V. Zhang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience Research Institute University of California, Santa Barbara

    In order to survive and flourish in the world, both vertebrates and invertebrates need to acquire sophisticated feeding behaviors to effectively locate and discriminate foods. As such, a fundamental question ...

  • Role of Sodium Channel a and b1 Subunits in Epileptic Encephalopathy with SUDEP

    Speaker: Lori Isom, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology; Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Pre-Candidate Graduate Education; Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences University of Michigan Medical School

  • Women in Higher Education

    Speaker: Alicia Cohen, Associate Director of Diversity Education and Training Organizational Development Virginia Tech

    This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn more about the history of women in medical education, current statistics, and data relating to women’s experiences in higher education, medical ...

  • Exploring Implicit Bias

    Speaker: Faye Allard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology Montclair State University

    Implicit bias refers to buried prejudices that are surprisingly influential in the decisions that people make. Even when an individual considers themselves to be open-minded and accepting of others, they ...

  • Unraveling the Multi-generational Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy:  From Cell Signaling to Clinical Care

    Speaker: E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Dean, School of Medicine; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Vice President, Medical Affairs; Bowers Distinguished Professor; University of Maryland

  • Taking Action: Skills to Address Gender Equity and Improve the Gender-Climate in the Medical Field

    Speaker: Monica Motley, Ph.D., Consultant, Community Activist, and Research Associate, Virginia Tech and Christian Matheis, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

    Fostering gender equity is the responsibility of all individuals and society as whole, and requires the active contribution and input from all students. Gender-specific beliefs and practices help shape the ...

  • Talk Topic: Neuroplasticity

    Speaker: Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Founding Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech

    Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., will launch Brain School 2017 on March 13 with a presentation on neuroplasticity. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To ...

  • Talk Topic: Neurofeedback

    Speaker: Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Associate Professor, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

    Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D., will continue Brain School 2017 on March 14 with a presentation on neurofeedback. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To ...

  • Shaping Children's Brains and Behavior: New Findings

    Speaker: Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech

    Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., will continue Brain School 2017 on March 13 with a presentation on neurorehabilitation. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To ...

  • Early Childhood Education: What Works and What Doesn't

    Speaker: Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor University of California, Irvine

    Greg J. Duncan, Ph.D., will conclude Brain School 2017 with a talk on early childhood education. At the beginning of kindergarten, children from low-income households are already a year behind ...

  • Decoding Microdomain Calcium Signaling in Astrocytes

    Speaker: Amit Agarwal, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

    The mammalian brain consists of two equal populations of broadly classified groups of cells called neurons and glia. The proper establishment and maintenance of connections between neurons and glia are ...

  • Student Research Symposium 2017

    Eight members of the class of 2017 will give oral presentations as a culmination of their four-year research projects. In addition, poster sessions will be held for all members of ...

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