Briefs for Michael Fox

Michael Fox’s research image chosen as the Biomedical Picture of the Day

Sept. 28, 2015

An image from the research of Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was selected by Imperial College London as the Biomedical Picture of the Day on Sept. 28.

Michael Fox named 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator

May 15, 2015

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently named a 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator.

Michael Fox and team discover how retinal neurons claim best brain connections

Nov. 6, 2013

Real estate agents emphasize location, location, and – once more for good measure – location. It’s the same in a developing brain, where billions of neurons vie for premium property to make connections. Neurons that stake out early claims often land the best value, even if they don’t develop the property until later.

Michael Fox presented two talks for Vanderbilt’s Center for Matrix Biology

Oct. 2, 2013

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, delivered two talks at the Center for Matrix Biology at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Michael Fox presented on collagen mutations that may contribute to autism

April 16, 2013

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently gave a talk at a meeting of the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society. His lecture, “The Neurochemical Basis of Autism and Novel Mechanisms Underlying Synapse Formation,” focused on genetic mutations that are linked to autism spectrum disorders and that affect the formation of synapses in the mammalian brain.

Fox collaboration aims to understand retinal neuronal targeting

April 13, 2013

Michael Fox, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been awarded a grant in collaboration with Jason Triplett of the Children’s National Medical Center to investigate how neurons in the brain develop precise connections within a network.