About Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC makes transformative scientific advances that address the fundamental processes of human and animal health and disease. One of Virginia Tech's institutes dedicated to biomedical research, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute trains the next generation of leading biomedical scientists while also facilitating discovery-based medical education. By sustaining and continuing to strengthen the Virginia Tech Carilion strategic partnership, the institute aims to develop one of the nation's premier biomedical research environments in Roanoke, Virginia.

Recent News

July 22, 2019

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientist earns grant to examine ‘catastrophic’ seizure disorder

Sharon Swanger, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has won a $150,000 Dravet Syndrome Foundation research grant.

July 22, 2019

Virginia Tech graduate student earns prestigious NIH award to map unexplored brain region, study optic nerve regeneration

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate student, has won a six-year $390,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) award that ...

June 28, 2019

Graduate student receives prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Ben Barres Fellowship

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate student working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has received the Ben ...

June 17, 2019

FDA deems molecular test for concussions ‘breakthrough device’

BRAINBox Solutions, a molecular diagnostics innovator dedicated solely to the field of brain injury that works extensively with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, ...


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