VTCRI summer undergraduate neuroscience research federally funded for five more years
A summer pilot program for undergraduate neuroscience research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute proved so successful that National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, of the National Institutes of Health, has provided $500,000 of funding for another five years.
Scientists watch the CLOCK gene for potential epilepsy connections
A new discovery by scientists has determined that the loss of a gene best known for its role in establishing circadian rhythms — the body’s innate cycles that include sleeping at night and being awake during the day — can lead to particular type of epileptic seizures, called focal cortical epilepsy.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded a Virginia Catalyst grant to curtail opioid overdoses
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute project focused on the opioid epidemic will receive $1 million in combined grant funding, according to a Dec. 4 announcement by the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp., also known as Virginia Catalyst.
Graduate student recognized with professional development award by Society for Neuroscience
Aboozar Monavarfeshani, a graduate student at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute with the department of biological sciences in Virginia Tech’s College of Science, received a Trainee Professional Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience.
Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading cause of childhood blindness in developed nations.
Governor, Virginia Tech Carilion officials break ground on VTC Biomedical Research Expansion
Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea (from left), Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology Michael Friedlander, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Carilion Clinic President and CEO Nancy Agee, and Carilion Clinic Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Patrice M. Weiss break ground to officially announce construction on the VTC Biomedical Research Expansion.
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.
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.
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
- Stephanie DeLuca elected Director-at-Large of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
- Collegiate Times (Dec 11): ‘Shark Tank’-like competition opens up for undergraduates
- Collegiate Times (Dec 10): Researchers discover the pathology for a cause of childhood blindness
- Roanoke Times (Dec 10): Editorial: Some global lessons for Roanoke
- 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