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

Oct. 14, 2019

Leading aging, vision experts to keynote international precision neuroscience conference in Roanoke this spring

Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, ...

Oct. 14, 2019

National health official to address minority health disparities at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Eliseo Perez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the latest research ...

Oct. 10, 2019

Brain science advances could open path to new addiction treatments

Advances in brain science that help explain why individuals are vulnerable to addiction may lead to new strategies to stem the opioid crisis, according to ...

Oct. 2, 2019

Pioneering neuro-geneticist to join Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

A scientist acclaimed for revealing the genetic clockwork of complex developmental disorders in children will join Virginia Tech as a professor at the Fralin Biomedical ...


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