Research Team Briefs for August 2013

Jamie Tyler’s research on ultrasound neuromodulation featured in New Scientist

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.

Michael Friedlander and Audra Van Wart lead award-winning graduate program

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.

Read Montague to present latest advances in computational neuroscience at workshop in Japan

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.