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Leaders mark construction milestone for VTC Biomedical Research Addition

Sept. 28, 2018

A crowd watched on Friday as a crane hoisted a steel beam four stories into the sky at the construction site for the Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Addition in ...

Leading clinician scientist on women’s and African-American cardiovascular health to speak at VTCRI today

Feb. 15, 2018

Elizabeth Ofili, the director of the Clinical Research Center and senior associate dean of clinical and translational research at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak at the Virginia Tech ...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire of AgRP Neurons

April 16, 2019 2 p.m.

Yanlin He, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate Children's Nutrition Research Center Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine

By Bradley Anglin

How do Astrocytes Regulate Neural Function in Health and Disease?

April 11, 2019 9 a.m.

Laura Clarke, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar Department of Neurobiology Stanford University

By Bradley Anglin

Seeing Structures Through The Noise

April 8, 2019 4:26 p.m.

Mingbo Cai Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University

By Bradley Anglin

The Nature and Consequences of Present-Biased Eating Behavior

March 26, 2019 4 p.m.

Bradley M. Appelhans, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine Section Director, Section of Clinical Preventive Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences Rush University Medical Center

By Bradley Anglin

Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Neural and Metabolic Mechanisms of Food Choice

March 25, 2019 2:40 p.m.

Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, Ph.D. Associate Research Scientist Department of Psychiatry | Yale School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Neuroscience | Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

By Bradley Anglin

Electrotransfer as an Effective Nonviral Gene Delivery Approach

Dec. 17, 2018 5 p.m.

Richard Hellar, Ph.D. Professor & Eminent Scholar Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics School of Medical Diagnostics and Translational Sciences Old Dominion University

By Bradley Anglin

Using Epidemiology to Understand Behavior Change and Maintenance at the Intersection of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Obesity

Nov. 12, 2018 8 a.m.

Kara Gavin, Ph.D., M.P.H. Postdoctoral Fellow Behavioral and Psychosocial Research Training Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Department of Preventive Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

By Bradley Anglin

Using Behavioral Economics to Understand and Reduce Lifestyle-Related Mortality

Nov. 1, 2018 12:35 p.m.

Jeffery S. Stein, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

By Bradley Anglin

The University Laboratory and Medical Device Translation: Successes, Caveats, and Pitfalls

Sept. 24, 2018 1:58 p.m.

Robert W. Hitchcock, Ph.D. Graduate Chair Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Utah

By Bradley Anglin

Effective Remotely Delivered Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

Sept. 11, 2018 8:18 a.m.

Mikhail Koffarnus, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

By Bradley Anglin

Modulation of Emotion and Memory via Direct Brain Stimulation in Humans

Aug. 7, 2018 8 a.m.

Cory S. Inman, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Neurosurgery Emory University

By Bradley Anglin

A New Paradigm for the Priming of Systemic CD8+T Cell Responses

Aug. 6, 2018 8 a.m.

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Alabama at Birmingham

By Bradley Anglin

Understanding the Parkinsonian Brain through Computational Modeling

June 13, 2018 10:29 a.m.

V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biotechnology Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

By Bradley Anglin

Positive Feedback Loops Potentiating Pulmonary Fibrosis

May 29, 2018 2:13 p.m.

Richard Gomer, Ph.D. Thomas Powell '62 Professor of Biology Texas A&M University

Reducing Smoking Among Rural Women: Tobacco Control and Regulatory Interventions

May 8, 2018 11:10 a.m.

Stephen Higgins, Ph.D. Director, Vermont Center for Behavior and Health Professor and Virginia H. Donaldson Chair in Translational Science University of Vermont College of Medicine

By Bradley Anglin

Utility of Operant Conditioning to Address Poverty-Related Health Disparities

May 3, 2018 2 p.m.

Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Johns Hopkins University

By Bradley Anglin

The Present and Future of Delay Discounting

April 17, 2018 10:43 a.m.

Samuel McClure, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology Arizona State University

By Bradley Anglin

Complex Models to Understand Complex Health Behaviors

April 9, 2018 9:17 a.m.

Rahmat Beheshti, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

By Bradley Anglin

Precision Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder

April 4, 2018 10:25 a.m.

Andrew S. Huhn, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

By Bradley Anglin

The Anatomy of Beliefs: Insights from Social Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry

March 20, 2018 4:07 p.m.

Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor School of Behavioral and Brain Science Director, Computational Psychiatry Unit The University of Texas at Dallas

By Bradley Anglin

Social Brain Function in Anorexia Nervosa

Feb. 26, 2018 7 a.m.

Carrie J. McAdams, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School

By Bradley Anglin

Adaptive and Maladaptive Dynamics of Reward Learning and Mood

Feb. 22, 2018 10:30 a.m.

Eran Eldar, M.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research University College London

By Bradley Anglin

Systems Neuroscience Beyond the Tuning Curve

Feb. 15, 2018 3:49 p.m.

John Pearson, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor Duke Institute for Brain Science Duke University

By Bradley Anglin

Investigating the Spike-Based Computations of the Brain

Feb. 12, 2018 10:20 a.m.

Ben Dongsung Huh, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate Salk Institute for Biological Studies

By Bradley Anglin

Mechanisms and Significance of Microglial Dynamics in the Brain

Jan. 16, 2018 9:24 a.m.

Ukpong Eyo, Ph.D. Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic

By Gerry Martin

GJA1-20k functions as a cardiomyocyte stress response protein

Jan. 11, 2018 8:52 a.m.

Robin Shaw, MD/PhD, Professor of Medicine at UCLA and at the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute in L.A. Dr. Shaw was Jamie Smyth’s postdoctoral advisor at UCSF and at Cedar Sinai ...

By Gerry Martin

Defining Transcriptional Parallels Between Gliogenesis and Glioma

Jan. 10, 2018 9:24 a.m.

Stacey Glasgow, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Center for Cell & Gene Therapy Department of Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas

By Gerry Martin

Functional Diversity of NMDA Receptors in Brain Health and Disease

Dec. 19, 2017 11:14 a.m.

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D. Instructor Department of Pharmacology Emory University School of Medicine

By Gerry Martin

Midbrain Microglia: Unique Cell Phenotypes and their Impact on Neuronal Function

Dec. 18, 2017 9:08 a.m.

Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow National Institutes of Health

By Gerry Martin

Under- or Over-Connected? Cortical Circuit Development and Function in DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Nov. 28, 2017 2:37 p.m.

Cortical Circuit Development and Function in DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome Anthony LaMantia Jeffrey A. Lieberman Professor of Neuroscience Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience The George Washington University School of Medicine and ...

By Gerry Martin

On the Control of NMDARs by Astrocyte-Derived D-Serine

Nov. 28, 2017 2:35 p.m.

Thomas Papouin, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Department of Neuroscience Tufts University School of Medicine

By Gerry Martin

Rasmussen Research Presentation

Nov. 20, 2017 9:17 a.m.

Dr. Jeff Rasmussen presentation at VTCRI.

By Gerry Martin

Biomedical Innovation Pitch Competition

Nov. 17, 2017 9:41 a.m.

The pitch is a collaboration between Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate program; the College of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics; the Pamplin College of Business; ...

Functions and Repair of Corticospinal System

Nov. 8, 2017 2:49 p.m.

Xuhua Wang, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Fellow F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurobiology Harvard Medical School

By Gerry Martin

Heroin Task Force: Community Conversation 2017

Oct. 4, 2017 9:46 a.m.

More people die of overdoses than they do of car accidents. There is a nationwide opioid and heroin epidemic and its here in the Roanoke Valley.

By Gerry Martin

Training Opportunities for Predocs, Postdocs, Training Grants

Oct. 3, 2017 9:12 a.m.

Stephen Korn, PhD Director, Office of Training and Workforce Development NINDS, NIH

The Social Brain: How We Learn and Change Norms

Sept. 29, 2017 8:32 a.m.

To maintain the normal functioning of a society, individuals must be able to learn to adapt to norms. More importantly, norms are not static construls but instead, can be changed ...

From Ideas to Applications: From V2 Rockets to Autistic Children and Beyond

Sept. 27, 2017 11:37 a.m.

Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D. SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief of Behavioral Medicine Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo The State University of New York

By Gerry Martin

Heroin Task Force: Community Conversation

Aug. 31, 2017 11:28 a.m.

More people die of overdoses than they do of car accidents. There is a nationwide opioid and heroin epidemic and its here in the Roanoke Valley.

By Gerry Martin

Host Factors for Human Respiratory Synctial Virus Cell-to-Cell Spread

Aug. 22, 2017 12:09 p.m.

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common viral cause of serious lower respiratory disease in infants and young children worldwide, with an estimated 3.4 million RSV-associated hospitalizations annually ...

Translational Models of Executive Function and Decision-Making in Health Behavior Change

June 16, 2017 10:06 a.m.

Dr. Ashare is a candidate for a faculty position in the new VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors. Dr. Ashare is currently a Research Assistant Professor of psychiatry ...

Uncovering Mechanisms of Myelin Plasticity in the Live Brain

Jan. 30, 2017 10:33 a.m.

Unlike any other cell in the cerebral cortex, myelinating oligodendrocytes are continuously generated in the adult. Little is known about how new cells integrate into the preexisting neural architecture and ...

Synaptic, Spiking and Vascular Cortical Maps of Sensory Stimulus Selectivity

Nov. 22, 2016 1:37 p.m.

Public lecture: Synaptic, Spiking and Vascular Cortical Maps of Sensory Stimulus Selectivity -- Prakash Kara, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina