Stories for 2017

VTCRI summer undergraduate neuroscience research federally funded for five more years

Dec. 12, 2017

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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded a Virginia Catalyst grant to curtail opioid overdoses

Dec. 4, 2017

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 ...

Scientists watch the CLOCK gene for potential epilepsy connections

Dec. 1, 2017

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 ...

Graduate student recognized with professional development award by Society for Neuroscience

Nov. 20, 2017

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 ...

Research reveals biological mechanism of a leading cause of childhood blindness

Nov. 16, 2017

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 ...

Weight management and physical activity expert to speak at VTCRI’s new Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors on Wednesday

Nov. 10, 2017

John M. Jakicic, a nationally recognized expert in physical activity and weight management, will present a public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Governor, Virginia Tech Carilion officials break ground on VTC Biomedical Research Expansion

Oct. 25, 2017

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, ...

Eminent scholar in developmental neuroscience joins Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Oct. 16, 2017

Albert Pan moved his developmental neuroscience laboratory the VTCRI, where he serves as an associate professor as well as the Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Eminent Research Scholar in ...

Leading brain development, disabilities expert to open VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 13, 2017

A renowned neuroscientist who focuses on how new experiences trigger the brain to modify its own form and function — known as brain plasticity — will talk about fragile X ...

Stepping up to create awareness for cerebral palsy research

Oct. 5, 2017

Awareness is the big message,” said Stephanie DeLuca, an assistant professor and director of the VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic. “Cerebral palsy is the highest expenditure in health care for childhood ...

NIH training program leader to speak at VTCRI, Carilion Clinic

Oct. 2, 2017

Stephen Korn, the director of Training and Workforce Development at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Insitutes of Health (NIH), will discuss training the nation’s ...

Scientists identify potential key to therapeutic treatments for autoimmune diseases

Sept. 20, 2017

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 ...

Scientists decode breast cancer protein

Sept. 14, 2017

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 ...

Using social exchange games to probe the boundaries of mental health

Sept. 12, 2017

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 ...

Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health doctoral student elected student council president for Microscopy Society of America

Sept. 12, 2017

Cameron Varano, a fourth-year doctoral student in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program, was recently voted president-elect of the Microscopy Society of America’s student council.

TBMH student visits China via NSF fellowship to explore neural processes of bat echolocation

July 28, 2017

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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute teams converge on strategies to defeat McCain’s form of brain cancer

July 26, 2017

Research teams at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute from three colleges — Engineering, Science, and Veterinary Medicine — are developing new approaches to treat glioblastoma, the aggressive form of ...

Graduate student at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute receives NIH fellowship to study risky behavior in teens

July 13, 2017

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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces leading executives have joined its advisory board

June 21, 2017

Fifteen leaders of business, industry, and education — including a former Virginia Tech president — have been named to serve on the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s advisory board.

Undergraduates will spend summer learning what it means to be biomedical research scientists in and out of the lab

June 12, 2017

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 ...

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