Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist honored with Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award
Gregory Hoeker, a postdoctoral research associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named a recipient of the 2016-2017 Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award.
Heart disease: Are there answers in the scars?
An international team of researchers recently published a review paper summarizing the potential therapeutic promise of targeting the non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail
A team of scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developed a novel technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.
Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine
The National Cancer Institute awarded $15 million to a consortium of 10 academic institutions in four countries to assess the likely impact of current and potential future policies regulating tobacco products, including increasingly popular vaping products.
The trial and error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out and pandemic
Viruses evolve quickly. The right trait at the right time is everything.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability and molecular function
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute discovered how mutations of a gene called CASK may cause genetic disorders such as microcephaly and postnatal intellectual disabilities.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find molecular clue in development of schizophrenia
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that a small protein fragment significantly contributes to the brain’s healthy wiring. They also found that the disruption of the same fragment may lead to the development of schizophrenia.
Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain’s cells can change through experience. Their results were published this week in PLoS One.
Scientists find new evidence of immune system plasticity
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers published their results this week in Nature Communications.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists take first-of-kind dopamine readings in humans
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.
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
- Read Montague selected as keynote speaker by Cognitive Science Student Association
- Sarah Henrickson Parker to speak at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Surgical Patient Safety Course
- Sarah McDonald’s research featured at international virology conference
- The Roanoke Times (Jul 26): Panel on heroin epidemic stresses need to change pain pill culture
- WDBJ7 (Jul 26): Drug summit tackles addiction
- WSLS (Jun 13): Virginia Tech research may impact the future of smoking
- 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