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American Heart Association award to support biological sciences graduate student at VTCRI who studies how viral infection can cause sudden cardiac death

Aug. 3, 2018

The American Heart Association awarded Patrick Calhoun, a biological sciences graduate student, a predoctoral fellowship to carry out his dissertation research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in the ...

VTCRI scientist earns third concurrent grant from the National Cancer Institute to study breast cancer

July 11, 2018

Deb Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded $2.1 million by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the protein that gives rise to ...

VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

VTCRI scientist awarded $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the body’s immune memory response

June 21, 2018

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $2 million, five-year grant to Ken Oestreich, an assistant professor at ...

VTCRI scientists and Carilion clinicians are first to identify the perinexus in the human heart; potential implications for atrial fibrillation

June 6, 2018

A collaborative research team is on a quest to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells that can cause big problems. Called the perinexus, the structure spans only tenths of ...

Influencers, thought-leaders in nation’s capital updated on progress at VTCRI advisory board spring meeting

May 30, 2018

Details of the biomedical research reshaping Roanoke were delivered to elected officials and university supporters in the nation’s capital recently during the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Advisory Board’s spring ...

VTCRI researcher, VTCSOM student team up to teach innovative treatment to Vietnamese therapists

May 30, 2018

A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty member and a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student are beginning their second week in Hue, Vietnam, training Vietnamese therapists in Pediatric ...

VTCRI researcher to deliver internationally renowned Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture

May 29, 2018

Read Montague will become the 41st person to present the annual Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture on June 2, 2018 at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Brains ...

VTCRI scientists identify novel cellular mechanism that can lead to cancer metastasis

May 22, 2018

Led by Assistant Professor James Smyth, a team of researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute used super resolution microscopy to gain insight into how an individual cancer cell ...

VTCRI leads effort to develop test for mTBI with industry partners, University of Virginia

May 16, 2018

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical ...

National expert on the behavioral science of scarcity to speak at VTCRI

May 14, 2018

Eldar Shafir, a national expert on the psychology of poverty, will conclude the 2017-2018 VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, May 17.

First students earn degrees through innovative Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program

May 9, 2018

When NithyaPriya Ramalingam and Kevin Pridham don caps and gowns for Virginia Tech’s graduate school commencement Thursday, they are making history as the first two graduates of the Translational Biology, ...

In memoriam: Dr. Charles Steger

May 8, 2018

Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles William Steger Jr., who led Virginia Tech through a period of unprecedented growth and historic transformation into one of the nation’s leading research universities, died ...

Cartledge Charitable Foundation joins fight against breast cancer with gift to Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

May 1, 2018

The Cartledge Charitable Foundation Inc. has joined the fight against breast cancer with a $100,000 gift to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Positioned in front of an electron microscope ...

Keep calm and carry on: VTCRI scientists make first serotonin measurements in humans

April 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the ...

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