Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI
George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Koob’s talk will be the first of the newly named Eric N. Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture Series. The six-year-old series was renamed in memory of Eric N. Shullman, a Roanoke resident and supporter of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s public lecture series.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards $2.1 million to VTCRI scientist
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for research to combat the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.
Witnessing fear can physically change the brain, say Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists
Observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists develop new technology to assess nerve regeneration
Numbness, tingling, and discomfort from peripheral nerve damage are facts of life for millions of Americans. Now, investigators have described a way for scientists to directly examine how damaged nerves regenerate and reconnect with muscles in mice, a finding that could inform treatment for human patients.
UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion partner to fund leading-edge, cross-university neuroscience
The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration today announced more than a half million dollars in grant funding will be awarded to nine research teams to tackle pressing problems in brain development and function in health and disease.
Microcephaly secrets waiting to be discovered in genome, VTCRI researchers say
Families whose children are born with microcephaly are desperate for answers, said Konark Mukherjee, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, who leads perhaps the only research team in the world that explores the role of the CASK gene in neurological disorders.
Protective molecules sidelined in models of Lou Gehrig's disease
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and over the course of aging.
Michael Friedlander to discuss doctoral training initiatives at Society for Neuroscience conference
Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology, will highlight neuroscience doctorate training at this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual conference on Nov. 12 in San Diego.
Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.
Income, education gaps influence breastfeeding, but policy and family history are factors too
A national research collaboration funded by the National Institutes of Health has found significant racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding outcomes, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.
From the Executive Director
Since opening its doors in September 2010, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has drawn 21 world-class research teams to Roanoke, Virginia. These teams are led by scientists who transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries as they seek innovation and discovery in the service of health.
- Deborah Kelly honored with Outstanding Research Award
- Stephanie DeLuca elected Director-at-Large of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
- Deborah Kelly invited to speak at Georgia Tech’s Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
- Read Montague selected as keynote speaker by Cognitive Science Student Association
- RVTV-3 (Jan 5): BizRoanoke: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
- Roanoke Times (Jan 1): New Year's reflections
- Washington Post (Dec 12): Distinguished Professor Craig Ramey's landmark Abecedarian Project supports new research
- VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
- VTCRI Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
- VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research
- VTCRI Computational Psychiatry Unit
- VTCRI Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
- VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
- VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center