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May 17, 2019

Harvard leader, former NIMH director to discuss ‘genetics of mind’ at public lecture in Roanoke

Steven Hyman, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research at the Broad ...

May 13, 2019

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute neuroscientist awarded NIH grant to study brain cell receptors involved in epilepsy

Sharon Swanger, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s center for neurobiology research, was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant through ...

May 10, 2019

Friedlander named fellow of Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Founded in 1903, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) is one of the nation’s oldest scientific societies. Now, after more than a century ...

May 6, 2019

NIH-funded health research grants available to nonprofits, government agencies

Community organizations in the Commonwealth are invited to partner with researchers from any integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) institution on 12-month health ...

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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.

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