Research Team Briefs for August 2013
Aug. 28, 2013
The research of Jamie Tyler, assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, is featured in a three-page article in today’s issue of New Scientist magazine on how minute physical perturbations appear to play a large role in how neurons interact with each other. The article is, in part, based on Tyler’s recent article published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience outlining the current state of the field.
Aug. 26, 2013
A new graduate program at Virginia Tech is garnering national acclaim, and it hasn’t even enrolled its first student yet. The Association of American Medical Colleges announced the recipients of its second annual Award for Innovative Institutional Partnerships in Research and Research-focused Training. Out of 35 national submissions, Virginia Tech’s new doctor of philosophy degree program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was a semi-finalist, reaching the top four of an elite, competitive field.
Aug. 22, 2013
Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will present a talk about his research program on deep phenotyping of human behavior and brain function on August 30, at a workshop, “Mechanism of Brain and Mind,” in Nagoya, Japan.