Sept. 12, 2023
The Richmond-based Red Gates Foundation has committed $50 million to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC to accelerate health sciences research at Virginia Tech. The gift is among the largest ever made to the university. “The Red Gates Foundation is committed to funding innovative research that has the potential to make a real difference in the world,” said Jeff Galanti, the foundation’s executive director. “The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute is a world-renowned research institution that pushes the boundaries of what is possible. We are confident that their nimble approach to research, which is focused on the intersections of science, medicine, engineering, and data analytics, will help them make significant breakthroughs that benefit humanity in the years to come."
Creating a healthier future. For everyone.
The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is one of the nation’s fastest-growing academic biomedical research enterprises and a destination for world-class researchers. The institute’s Virginia Tech scientists focus on diseases that are the leading causes of death and suffering in the United States, including brain disorders, heart disease, and cancer. Since its founding in 2010, the research institute has experienced unprecedented growth: doubling its enterprise and lab facilities in Roanoke, while also investing in brand-new laboratories on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, D.C.
SEMINARS & EVENTS
Home ItemMachine Learning and Human Thought - A Modern Frontier , home
Sept. 28, 2023, 5:30 p.m. (Reception at 5 p.m.) | Read Montague, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor and Director, Center for Human Neuroscience Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute; Professor, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech College of Science | Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture
Home ItemIn Person Seminar: Mitochondrial Ion Stress in Neurodegeneration , home
Sept. 29, 2023, 11:00 a.m. | Xinnan Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Neurobiology Research
Home ItemIn Person Seminar: Precision Medicine in Cardiac Electrophysiology , home
Oct. 6, 2023, 11:00 a.m. | Jennifer Silva, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, Director of Pediatric Electrophysiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Jonathan Silva, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; and | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Vascular and Heart Research
Redirect Item2023 Vascular and Heart Research Symposium , redirect
Oct. 9-10, 2023 | 4 Riverside Circle | Hosted by the Center for Vascular and Heart Research and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Home ItemCloudy with a Chance of Science: The Intersection of Wicked Problems, Perception, Communication, and Risk , home
Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m. (Reception at 5 p.m.) | J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D., Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography, Director, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia, and Member, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture
Home ItemIn Person Seminar: Adolescent Alcohol, Behavioral Flexibility, and Excitatory/Inhibitory Balance in Control Circuitry , home
Oct. 20, 2023, 11:00 a.m. | Charlotte Boettiger, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, UNC School of Medicine | Co-Sponsored by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Health Behaviors Research and the Addiction Recovery Research Center