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School of Neuroscience Innovators Seminar Series 2021-2022

Innovator Seminar Series 2021-2022 

The Innovators Seminar Series highlights innovative neuroscientists,

All seminars start at 11:00AM.

 Click here for access to the seminar zoom meetings (passcode VT).

Please direct any questions you have to Natalie Langowski (nlangow3@vt.edu)

*Click the hyperlinked names of the speakers for more details about the seminar as the date aproaches.*

Spring 2022 Speaker List

 

Date

Seminar Speaker

Position/Affiliation

February 2

 

Upkong Eyo, PhD

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia

Research Interest: Microglial activity in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental patholoogies

February 16

Adrien Peryrache, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Research Interest: Understanding organization of neural activity in relation to behavior

March 2

Jill Turner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky

Research Interest: Biological mechanisms underlying high relapse among smokers

March 16

Shannon Farris, PhD

Assistant Professor,  Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech

Research Interest: Brain cell synapses involved in learning, memory storage, and social behavior

March 30

Anubhuti (Anu) Goel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California Riverside

Research Interest: Dissecting circuit mechanism mediating sensory discrimantion and behavior

April 13

A. Phillip West, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M

Research Interest: Understanding how mitochondria regulate innate immunity and inflammatory processes

April 27

Daniel Mulkey, PhD

Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Universtiy of Connecticut

Research Interest: Understanding how brainstem neurons regulate respiration

Fall 2021 Speaker List

 

Date

Seminar Speaker

Position/Affiliation

September 15

 

Jeremy Day, PhD 

*Virtual*

Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

October 20

Colleen McClung, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience,

University of Pittsburgh

November 3

Pavak Shah, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

University of California, Los Angeles

November 10

Marianne Seney, PhD

Assistant Professor,  Department of Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience,

University of Pittsburgh

December 1

Laurie Sanders, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology,

Duke University School of Medicine 

Spring 2021 Speaker List

 

Date

Seminar Speaker

Position/Affiliation

February 24

Anthony LaMantia, PhD 

Professor and Director Center for Neurobiology Research

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech

April 7

 

Kathryn Reissner, PhD

*Virtual*

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

April 14

 

Jason Triplett, PhD

*Virtual*

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Physiology

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

April 21

 

Kevin Wright, PhD

*Virtual*

Associate Professor,  Vollum Institute

Oregon Health and Science University 

May 5

 

Sora Shin, PhD

*Virtual*

Assistant Professor, Center for Neurobiology Research

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech

May 19

 

Dori Schafer, PhD

*Virtual*

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology

University of Massachusetts Medical School