People Related To Biological Machinery Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events Related To Biological Machinery

Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine

Nov. 20, 2014, 6 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Virgil Wong


Artist, Researcher, and Creator of the Medical Avatar

VTC School of Medicine Art Shows

Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structures of Protein Folding Machines

April 12, 2013, 11 a.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wah Chiu, PhD


Distinguished Service Professor; Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

VTCRI Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Visualizing Molecular Machines and Cells

April 11, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wah Chiu, PhD


Alvin Romansky Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging; Director, Center for Protein Folding Machinery; Co-Director, W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Taking a Combinatorial Approach to Understanding the Function of Macromolecular Machines

Nov. 4, 2011, 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Melanie Ohi, PhD


Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee

VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

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Insights into a viral nanomachine

April 7, 2014

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are using new nanoscale imaging approaches to shed light on the dynamic activities of rotaviruses, important pathogens that cause life-threatening diarrhea in ...

Brain Awareness Week will highlight the wonders of nature’s most remarkable machine

Feb. 13, 2013

Brain Awareness Week is designed to share the wonders of the brain, how it works, and what happens when it goes awry. A series of public events will also highlight ...

Publications Related To Biological Machinery

S. LaConte, S. Strother, V. Cherkassky, J. Anderson, and X. Hu. (2005). Support vector machines for temporal classification of block design fMRI data. Neuroimage 26: 317–329.