People Related To Developmental Disorders Research

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Yuchin Albert Pan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology Eminent Research Scholar in Developmental Neuroscience, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Health Sciences & Education, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech

Craig Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar of Human Development, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Human Development, College of Liberal Arts and Human Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Events Related To Developmental Disorders

Precision Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder

April 4, 2018, 3 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Andrew S. Huhn, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Special Seminars

A Path from Genes to Treatment of Fragile X Syndrome and Related Developmental Brain Disorders

Oct. 19, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Mark Bear, Ph.D.


Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

POSTPONED: Genetic Approaches to Tackle Neurodegenerative Disorders

April 14, 2017, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Huda Zoghbi, MD


Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics; Professor, Pediatrics – Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience; Professor, Neuroscience; Professor, Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Developmental Biology; Professor, Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Baylor College of Medicine HHMI Investigator; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute Texas Children's Hospital

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

A New Way of Thinking about Neurological Disorders: Protein Dosage and RNA-Binding Proteins

Feb. 23, 2017, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

Protein Dosage and Neurological Disorders

Feb. 22, 2017, 3 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Vincenzo A. Gennarino, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Special Seminars

A New (Immune) Look into Neurological Disorders

Oct. 7, 2016, 9 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D.


Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), University of Virginia

Virginia Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference

Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Modeling Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Nov. 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Mario Capecchi, PhD


Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2007
Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics and of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Gaucher Disease and Parkinsonism: Insights from a Rare Disorder

Sept. 4, 2015, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Ellen Sidransky, MD


Chief, Section on Molecular Neurogenetics MGB, National Human Genome Research Institute

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Basal Ganglia and Movement Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015, 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Uhnoh Kim, PhD


Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Basic Sciences, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Special Events

Fear and Fear-Related Disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD

May 21, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD


Professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member, Institute of Medicine

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

POSTPONED: Congenital Cardiac Disorders [Heart School 2015]

Feb. 19, 2015, 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Joelle Miller, MD


Pediatric Cardiologist, Carilion Clinic

Heart School 2015

Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders

Oct. 3, 2014, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Lin Mei, MD, PhD


Director of Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Professor of Neurology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

The Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders

April 18, 2014, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Elizabeth C. Engle, MD


Professor, Neurology and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Conducting Mechanism-Based Clinical Trials for Genetic Disorders: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 [PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE]

March 21, 2014, 8 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD


Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair, Medical Genetics; Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics; Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Studies; The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Changing Medical View of Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease

May 3, 2013, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Rachelle S. Doody, MD, PhD


Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Now vs. Later: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies of Impulsive Choice in Addictive Disorders

Nov. 26, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael Amlung


MS

Special Seminars

Therapeutic strategies for mitochondrial disorders

May 1, 2012, 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sarika Srivastava, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Special Seminars

Developmental Neuroeconomics: Applications for Child and Adolescent Externalizing Disorders

Feb. 16, 2012, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Carla Sharp, PhD


Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Developmental Psychopathology Lab, University of Houston, Texas

Special Seminars

Stories Related To Developmental Disorders

VTCRI researchers join forces to improve life for children with genetic disorder

March 14, 2018

Accomplishments of three girls who received intensive therapy at the VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic based on innovative pediatric neurorehabilitation research have been documented in a report published in BMC Research ...

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 ...

Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sept. 20, 2016

To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists developing speedy test for autism spectrum disorder

Jan. 15, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes.

Psychiatric disorders linked to a protein involved in the formation of long-term memories

May 20, 2013

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists discover a protein that regulates synaptic ion channels that have been tied to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Read Montague participates in workshop focused on speeding therapies for neurological disorders

April 8, 2013

Read Montague, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been selected to participate in an Institute of Medicine workshop focused on accelerating the development of therapies for ...

Research on post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans receives multimedia attention

Nov. 6, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work has been featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report ...

Neuroscientists produce a guide for using ultrasound to treat brain disorders in clinical emergencies

Sept. 14, 2011

The discovery that low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound can be used to noninvasively stimulate intact brain circuits holds promise for engineering rapid-response medical devices.

Publications Related To Developmental Disorders

Schiariti V, Fowler E, Bradenburg JE, Levey E, McIntyre S, Sukal-Moulton T, Ramey SL, Rose J, Sienko S, Stashinko E, Vogtle L, Feldman RS, Koenig J, On behalf of the AACPDM Cerebral Palsy CDE Workding Groups. (2018). A common data language for clinical research studies: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Cerebral Palsy Common Data Elements Version 1.0 recommendations. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

Srivastava S. (2017). The mitochondrial basis of aging and age-related disorders. Genes (Basel) 8(12): pii: E398.

Sonnier-Netto L, Shivers CM, Lee-Volker GK. (2017). Service and personal needs among family caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Invited talk.

Srivastava S. (2016). Emerging therapeutic roles for NAD+ metabolism in mitochondrial and age-related disorders. Clin Transl Med 5(25).

Lu JT, Kishida KT, De Asis-Cruz J, Lohrenz T, Treadwell-Deering D, Beauchamp M, Montague PR. (2015). Single-stimulus functional MRI produces a neural individual difference measure for autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Psychological Science 3(3): 422-432. doi: 10.1177/2167702614562042.

Higgins ST, Bickel WK. (2015). Substance Use Disorders: A Theoretical Framework. Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, Berlin.

White SW, Mazefsky CA, Dichter GS, Chiu PH, Richey JA, Ollendick TH. (2014). Social-cognitive, physiological, and neural mechanisms underlying emotion regulation impairments: Understanding anxiety in autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience.

Bickel WK, Quisenberry AJ, Moody L, Wilson AG. (2014). Therapeutic opportunities for self-control repair in addiction and related disorders: Change and the limits of change in trans-disease processes. Clinical Psychological Science.

Upadhyaya HP, Desaiah D, Schuh KJ, Bymaster FP, Kallman MJ, Clarke DO, Durell TM, Trzepacz PT, Calligaro DO, Nisenbaum ES, Emmerson PJ, Schuh LM, Bickel WK, Allen AJ. (2013). A review of the abuse potential assessment of atomoxetine: A nonstimulant medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 226(2): 189-200.

Bickel WK, Marsch LA, Budney AJ. (2013). Technology-delivered treatments for substance use disorders: Current status and future directions. In: Miller PM (Ed.), Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. (pp. 275-86):Academic Press.

Jarmolowicz DP, Reed DD, Bickel WK. (2013). Neuropsychological aspects of substance use disorders: Evidence-based perspectives. In: Allen DN (Ed.), Neuropsychological aspects of substance use disorders: Evidence-based perspectives. Oxford University Press.

Kishida KT, Li J, Schwind J, Montague PR. (2012). New approaches to investigating social gestures in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 4(1): 14. doi: 10.1186.1866-1955-4-14.

Bickel WK, Jarmolowicz DP, MacKillop J, Epstein LH, Carr K, Mueller ET, Waltz TJ. (2012). The behavioral economics of reinforcement pathologies: Novel approaches to addictive disorders. In: Shaffer HJ (Ed.), APA Addiction Syndrome Handbook. (pp. 333-63):

Ahn WY, Rass O, Fridberg DF, Bishara AJ, Forsyth JK, Breier A, Busemeyer JR, Hetrick WP, Bolbecker AR, O’Donnell BF. (2011). Temporal discounting of rewards in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 120(4): 911-21.

Budney AJ, Fearer S, Walker DD, Stanger C, Thostenson J, Grabinski M, Bickel WK. (2011). An initial trial of a computerized behavioral intervention for cannabis use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend 115: 74-9.

Marsch LA, Grabinski MJ, Bickel WK, Desrosiers A, Guarino H, Muehlbach B, Solhkhah R, Taufique S, Acosta M. (2011). Computer-assisted HIV prevention for youth with substance use disorders. Subst Use Misuse 46(1): 46-56.

Kishida KT, King-Casas B, Montague PR. (2010). Neuroeconomic approaches to mental disorders. Neuron 67(4): 543-554. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.07.021.

Srivastava S, Diaz F, Iommarini L, Aure K, Lombes A, Moraes CT. (2009). PGC-1 alpha/beta induced expression partially compensates for respiratory chain defects in cells from patients with mitochondrial disorders. Hum Mol Genet 18: 1805-12.

King-Casas B, Sharp C, Lomax-Bream L, Lohrenz T, Fonagy P, Montague PR. (2008). The rupture and repair of cooperation in borderline personality disorder. Science 321: 806-810.
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Chiu PH, Deldin PJ. (2007). Neural evidence for enhanced error detection in major depressive disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 164: 608-616.

Deldin P, Keller J, King BR, Best J, Gergen J, Miller GA. (2006). Normal N400 in mood disorders. Biological Psychology 71(1).

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Chen J, McAuslane HJ, Carle RB, Webb SE. (2004). Impact of Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: AuChenorrhyncha: Aleyrodidae) infestation and squash silverleaf disorder on zucchini yield and quality. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 2083-2094.

Deldin PJ, Deveney CM, Kim AS, Casas BR, Best JL. (2001). A slow wave investigation of working memory biases in mood disorders. Journal of Abnormabl Psychology 110(2).