Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices, will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s chemistry and decision-making capacity and how the brain can interface with the outside world through digital devices.
The discovery in a rodent model may provide insight into what happens in the visual systems of children born with a condition that prevents the optic nerve from fully developing. The condition is also associated with autism spectrum disorder.
Students from 17 historically black colleges and universities and minority serving institutions across the mid-Atlantic and South converged on Virginia Tech on a recent weekend to explore research and advanced degree opportunities.
The 139,000-gross-square-foot building will rise on the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus at Jefferson Street and Reserve Avenue and will be physically connected by an elevated walkway to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute. It is expected to open in 2020.
A collaborative team of scientists led by Kenneth Oestreich, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has identified a novel combination of immune response factors involved in the body’s fight against invading pathogens.
Cameron Varano conducts structural biology research in the laboratory of Deborah Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and one of the biological sciences director for the MSA.
Warren J. Leonard, a National Institutes of Health Distinguished Investigator and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, leads the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
With increasingly complex problems set before society, we need more than science to offer solutions, according to David J. Skorton. The key is integrating science into other disciplines, especially in the arts and humanities.
The New York Times best-selling author and distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University will discuss his research on canine cognition at 5:30 p.m. on May 9 in a talk titled, “What It’s Like to Be a Dog: Using MRI to See How Dogs Think.”
Deborah Kelly began her three-year commitment to the national society in February. As a director of biological sciences, Kelly works with the society’s executive council. The group is developing an outreach program with the goal of bringing early career scientists into the society.
Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer in the United Stated, about 10 percent carry an inherited mutation in their BRCA1 gene. In health, the gene is responsible for suppressing tumors. In disease, the gene goes terribly awry.
The doctoral program is the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s largest interdisciplinary program, with more than 200 members of Virginia Tech’s Faculty of Health Sciences teaching and mentoring the students.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers published their results in Nature Communications.