Primary Faculty

Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor
Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Co-Director, Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Neuromotor Research Clinic, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Eminent Scholar in Heart Regenerative Medicine Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director and Professor, Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Research Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Deborah F. Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor
Director, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Computational Psychiatry Unit, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Commonwealth Center for Innovative Technology Eminent Research Scholar in Developmental Neuroscience, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, Health Sciences & Education, Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech

Sarah Henrickson Parker, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

James Smyth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
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, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science, Virginia Tech
Commonwealth Eminent Scholar in Cancer Research

Sharon A. Swanger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

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