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.

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Recent News

June 29, 2020

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Principles of Human Dignity and Non-Discrimination

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia affirms its support for justice and human dignity.

June 23, 2020

Virginia Tech cancer researcher Carla Finkielstein to join Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Carla Finkielstein, a molecular biologist and an associate professor in the College of Science, will join the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on July ...

June 16, 2020

Acclaimed neuroscientist to head institute’s Center for Neurobiology Research

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, a developmental neurobiologist and a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been named the new director of the institute’s ...

June 16, 2020

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists’ research confirms virus attacks the heart’s electrical system

A study by Patrick Calhoun, a postdoctoral fellow in the James Smyth Lab at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, confirmed that when adenovirus attacks the human ...


Speaker Series

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Leaders in health and medicine offer glimpses into the future

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Top biomedical scientists share the latest breakthroughs

Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Clinician scientists explore frontiers of medicine