Primary Faculty

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor
Director, VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
Co-Director, VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors
Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

John C. Chappell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Science, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Pearl Chiu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech

Shannon Farris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, VTCRI Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech
Senior Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Robert Gourdie, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Eminent Scholar in Heart Regenerative Medicine Research, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director and Professor, VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Director of Emergency Medicine Research, Carilion Clinic

Kimberly A. Horn, Ed.D.

Research Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Deborah F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brooks King-Casas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Stephen M LaConte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Read Montague, Ph.D.

Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor
Director, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, Computational Psychiatry Unit, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Professor, Department of Physics, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Alexei Morozov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Kenneth Oestreich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Yuchin Albert Pan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology Eminent Research Scholar in Developmental Neuroscience, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Health Sciences & Education, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech

Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor, Basic Science Education, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Director of Human Factors Research, Carilion Clinic

Steven Poelzing, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Co-Director, Translational Biology, Medicine and Health graduate program

Craig Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar of Human Development, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Human Development, College of Liberal Arts and Human Science, Virginia Tech
Research Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.

Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Research Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Stefanie Robel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor, Basic Science Education, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Zhi Sheng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

James Smyth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.

Executive Director and Professor, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Director, VTCRI Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer
I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science, Virginia Tech
Commonwealth Eminent Scholar in Cancer Research

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Assistant Professor, VTCRI Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine