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. The only university-level institute at Virginia Tech 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

Jan. 20, 2020

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists shed light on surprising visual development patterns

In a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal a ...

Jan. 17, 2020

Found in translation: National Institutes of Health leader to outline efforts to accelerate biomedical innovations

“We’re seeing an era of massive collaboration coming in biomedical sciences to get more treatments to patients,” said Christopher Austin, director of the National Center ...

Dec. 19, 2019

TBMH students awarded Research!America microgrant, launch science outreach podcast

What is DNA and how does it shape our traits? How do our brains store memories? These are just some of the questions that a ...

Dec. 17, 2019

Scientists reveal the neural basis of confirmation bias

An international research team comprising neuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie ...


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