Scientists identify potential key to therapeutic treatments for autoimmune diseases
A collaborative team of scientists led by Kenneth Oestreich, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has identified a novel combination of immune response factors involved in the body’s fight against invading pathogens. This new finding is poised to develop insight into the development of better vaccines or even into chronic autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Scientists decode breast cancer protein
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have successfully determined the full architecture of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) for the first time. This three-dimensional information provides a potential pathway to restore the BRCA1 protein’s cancer-fighting abilities, even after it suffers damage.
Using social exchange games to probe the boundaries of mental health
Read Montague’s research team uses neuroimaging and computational psychiatry to learn about human ability to understand and respond to others. The researchers have designed and utilized simple social exchange games common to economics to study human behavior.
TBMH student visits China via NSF fellowship to explore neural processes of bat echolocation
Joseph Sutlive, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health [TBMH] program, recently flew to Jinan with the support of a National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship award.
Graduate student at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute receives NIH fellowship to study risky behavior in teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one of the National Institutes of Health, awarded Nina Lauharatanahirun a competitive F31 individual predoctoral National Research Service Award to investigate the neurobehavioral mechanisms of risky decision-making in adolescents.
Early childhood education study participants, now in their 40s, more likely to have closer relationship with parents, be fully employed, have more assets
Children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at six weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life – are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as adults, according to new results from a longitudinal study now entering its fifth decade.
Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors rises at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
A new research center to understand and tackle the threat of lifestyle diseases — medical conditions such as obesity that are caused or aggravated by a person’s own behavior — is being created at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the heart of the Roanoke Innovation District.
Regenerative medicine researcher’s startup companies give hope to patients
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist takes an entrepreneurial route to deliver new treatments for wound healing and cancer to patients.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion
Oscar Alcoreza, a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student about to complete his second year, has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship to devote a year to in-depth, mentored biomedical research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
From the Executive Director
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute makes transformative scientific advances in understanding and addressing the fundamental processes of human health and disease; trains the next generation of leading biomedical scientists; facilitates discovery-based medical education; and continues to strengthen the Virginia Tech Carilion partnership as one of the nation’s premier biomedical research collaborations, based in Roanoke, Virginia.
- Read Montague invited to give talk for neuroscience seminar series at the University of Cambridge
- Scientists’ work featured on the cover of Microscopy & Analysis
- Steven Poelzing named OVPRI scholar
- Sarah Henrickson Parker to speak at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Surgical Patient Safety Course
- Roanoke Times (Oct 21): Expansion of research institute expected to spark growth in Roanoke
- Augusta Free Press (Oct 19): Leading brain development, disabilities expert to open VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series
- Neurology Today (Oct 9): Neurology Today Conference Reporter: CNS Annual Meeting, An Evidence-based Therapy for Cerebral Palsy That Few Neurologists Know About
- VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
- VTCRI Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
- VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research
- VTCRI Center for Transformative Research in Health Behaviors
- VTCRI Computational Psychiatry Unit
- VTCRI Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
- VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
- VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center