During its quarterly meeting March 31-April 1, the board also approved the demolition of Holden Hall's north wing, selected student representatives for the coming year, and adopted resolutions for multiple faculty appointments and emerita/emeritus status.
Experts will share insights and extraordinary facts during the series of community lectures and hands-on activities from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, at 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke.
Martha Farah, a scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss "Socioeconomic Status and Brain Development: From Science to Policy" on Jan. 24 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Youmans graduated with honors from the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Virginia Tech and quickly ascended through the ranks from laboratory technician to manager of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center
Since 1893, scientists have known about enigmatic structures called perineuronal nets wrapped around neurons, but the function of the nets remained elusive. Now, a research team led by Harald Sontheimer has determined the nets modulate electrical impulses in the brain.
Virginia Tech is launching a $2.6 million study funded by the nonprofit Citizens United to Cure Epilepsy and the U.S. Department of Defense to determine if traumatic brain injuries can cause changes within the brain that lead to epilepsy.
The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research will host its fourth annual Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium Sept. 21 in Falls Church, Virginia, bringing experts in autism together with individuals with autism and/or their family members for a day of presentations and discussion.
When the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience first launched four years ago, incoming first-year student Curley was one of the first students to jump at the chance to be part of the new, one-of-a-kind program within the College of Science.
The finding — from a study published by a Virginia Tech researcher — does not mean that people who suffer from depression should eat a bar of dark chocolate or drink a bottle of red wine as self-treatment.
The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science's flagship funding program, the Junior Faculty Awards are designed to provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to grow into vibrant research programs attracting major federal grants.
Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech are trying to understand how information spreads through social media, as well as the underlying thought processes of the individuals and groups involved. The research could help policymakers better predict social movements and uprisings.
The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech hosts its inaugural James and Lillian Gay Distinguished Lecture Series on March 19 with speaker Eric J. Nestler, director of the Friedman Brain Institute at Mount Sinai.