Research Team Briefs for 2015

  • December

  • November

    • TEDxVirginiaTech features two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists

      Two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists were featured as speakers at the 2015 TEDxVirginiaTech event. The theme of this year’s event, “Kaleidoscope,” was intended to captivate and inspire multidisciplinary and transformative ideas in line with the principles of TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading.

    • TBMH students contribute to brain cancer research finding

      Alyssa Osimani and Kevin Pridham, both second-year doctoral students in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, were collaborators on a recently published paper.

    • Harald Sontheimer to head proposed School of Neuroscience

      Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience promises to be a unique program in the nation, one that will study not only disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, but also the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity. Harald Sontheimer, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will serve as director of the proposed school.

    • Read Montague featured on PBS show

      Read Montague recently appeared on a new PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman. The episode explored neurological research on how humans make decisions. Montague spoke about his finding that biology influences political ideology, which was published in Current Biology.

  • October

    • Cameron Varano named first author on collaborative and translational paper

      Cameron Varano, a doctoral student in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, was first author on a recently published paper in the journal Chemical Communications.

    • Kevin Pridham earns competitive travel award

      Kevin Pridham, a second-year doctoral student in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, was named the winner of a Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association of Cancer Research. The award will be used to support Pridham’s participation in the American Association of Cancer Research Special Conference on Noncoding RNAs and Cancer.

    • James Smyth and Samy Lamouille speak at CityWorks (X)po

      James Smyth, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Samy Lamouille, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, spoke at the CityWorks (X)po event on October 1.

  • September

  • August

    • Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health student becomes the first in the program to publish her research

      Sydney Vaughan, a doctoral student in the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, was first author on a recently published research paper in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal on advances in neuroscience. Mentored by Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute assistant professor Gregorio Valdez, Vaughan is the first student in the graduate program’s first year to have first authorship in an original scientific research paper.

  • July

    • Graduate student Amara Greer-Short awarded fellowship

      Amara Greer-Short was recently named the 2015–2016 recipient of Virginia Tech’s Ellen E. Wade Graduate Studies Fellowship. Greer-Short is a biomedical engineering doctoral student in the laboratory of Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

  • June

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  • March

  • February

  • January

    • Sharon and Craig Ramey to speak at Virginia Tech’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

      Two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professors will take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech during the week of Jan. 19. Sharon and Craig Ramey, both professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will give two seminars on how health and education disparities can contribute to poverty and class divide.