Research Team Briefs for May 2013

Deborah Kelly recently delivered Sydney S. Negus Memorial Lecture

May 27, 2013

Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will give the Sydney S. Negus Memorial Lecture at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science.

Alexei Morozov and colleagues discover a protein that regulates synaptic ion channels that have been tied to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

May 20, 2013

Researchers have discovered a pathway by which the brain controls a molecule critical to forming long-term memories and connected with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The discovery was made by a team of scientists led by Alexei Morozov, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Jamie Tyler receives innovation award

May 17, 2013

William “Jamie” Tyler, an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the 2013 Innovation Award from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council. Tyler was honored for pioneering a promising avenue of research that could both provide powerful insights into brain circuitry and yield a novel approach to treating neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Michael Friedlander delivered the commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences

May 13, 2013

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, delivered the spring commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke on May 10.