People Related To Intellectual Disabilities 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

Read Montague, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor
Director, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Computational Psychiatry Unit, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Professor, Department of Physics, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, 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 Intellectual Disabilities

Disability in the 21st Century: What Are We Thinking, Talking, and Doing About It?

Nov. 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Peter Rosenbaum, M.D., F.R.C.P.


Professor of Pediatrics
Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability
Co-Founder, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
McMaster University

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Toward Understanding Differential Risk for Intellectual Disability: An Experimental Approach

Oct. 5, 2016, 4 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Craig Ramey, Ph.D.


Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Virginia Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference

Oxidative Stress: The Prime Cause of Disease and Disability in the Second Half of Life? From Molecules to Models to Novel Medicines

Jan. 10, 2014, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD


Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension; Director, Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Stories Related To Intellectual Disabilities

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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability and molecular function

May 24, 2016

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute discovered how mutations of a gene called CASK may cause genetic disorders such as microcephaly and postnatal intellectual disabilities.

VTCRI Director Michael Friedlander delivers keynote for NIH conference on developmental disabilities

March 1, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Executive Director Michael Friedlander presented the keynote address at the second National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored Interdisciplinary Training Conference on Developmental Disabilities in ...

Publications Related To Intellectual Disabilities

Chen W, Shieh C, Swanger SA, Tankovic A, Graham J, Madan-Khetarpal S, Tagliati M, Au M, McGuire M, Wilcox W, Traynelis SF, Yuan H, Pierson TM. (2017). GRIN1 mutation associated with intellectual disability alters NMDA receptor expression and function. Journal of Human Genetics 62(6): 589-97.

Srivastava S, McMillan R, Willis J, Clark H, Chavan V, Liang C, Zhang H, Hulver M and Mukherjee K. (2016). X-linked intellectual disability gene CASK regulates postnatal brain growth in a non-cell autonomous manner. Acta Neuropathol Commun 4(30).

Ramey CT. (2014). Preventing intellectual disabilities starting in infancy: Results from randomized controlled Abecedarian trials. Global Education Review 2(4): 1-20.