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Jenny Munson, Ph.D.

July 10, 2024

Director named for Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Cancer Research Center

An accomplished biomedical engineer who studies the biophysical setting of brain cancer has been named director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Cancer Research Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

Jennifer Munson will organize the institute’s Cancer Research Center in Roanoke, while closely collaborating with its Cancer Research Center in Washington, D.C., said Michael Friedlander, Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology and executive director of the research institute.

“Dr. Munson is the ideal person to assume this important new leadership role,” Friedlander said. “She is an insightful and talented scientist who utilizes a combination of laboratory experimental approaches and computational tools to better understand the dynamics of cancers, including brain tumors. Her combined approach employs mathematically rigorous models, a range of engineering tools, and biological experimentation to converge on unique and potentially powerful new strategies for developing individualized therapeutics.”


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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.

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