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.
Undergraduates will spend summer learning what it means to be biomedical research scientists in and out of the lab
VTCRI’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are the latest addition to student research opportunities at the VTCRI, which include offerings for students of a variety of ages and experience, from high school through postdoctoral training.
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.
Early career scientist receives international recognition from the Microscopy Society of America
Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America.
Researchers find that brain imagery shows difference between knowing or reckless behavior in criminal acts
Researchers, including computational neuroscientist Read Montague of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, have discovered that brain imaging can determine whether someone is acting in a state of knowledge about a crime — which brings stiffer penalties — or a state of recklessness, which even in capital crimes such as homicide, calls for less severe sentences.
Resveratrol protects neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise.
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.
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
- Read Montague featured on PBS show
- The Washington Post (Jul 10): Brain-training games don’t really train brains, a new study suggests
- WDBJ7 (Jun 28): State lawmakers visit southside and western Virginia
- The Roanoke Times (May 29): VTCRI offshot selected for inaugural RAMP cohort
- 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