Research Centers and Focus Areas
Home ItemAddiction Recovery Research Center , home
Researchers in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) work to understand addiction and develop new treatments that restore healthy decision-making in patients suffering from substance use disorders.
Home ItemCancer Research Group , home
Each year, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S., and some 600,000 die of it. At Virginia Tech and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, more than 30 research teams are at work to combat the disease.
Home ItemCenter for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer , home
Glial cells are the brain's most abundant cell type. At the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer, scientists investigate the mechanisms underlying glial cell function in health, normal brain development, and disease, including brain tumors.
Home ItemCenter for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research , home
The Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute serves as a nexus for research teams exploring basic research questions about the heart.
Home ItemCenter for Human Neuroscience Research , home
Research in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Center for Human Neuroscience Research covers a range of fields, including neuroscience, magnetometry, computational psychiatry, psychology, political science, and economics.
Home ItemCenter for Neurobiology Research , home
The most complex of all organ systems, the brain is composed of hundreds of billions of neural cells that are interconnected and work in concert to produce an array of human behaviors.
Home ItemCenter for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors , home
The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB) conducts transformative health behaviors research with the primary objectives of prevention and treatment of life-style related diseases.
Home ItemNational Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS) , home
This NIH-funded center is one of six national centers within the Medical Rehabilitation Resource Network. The center helps clinical scientists studying pediatric rehabilitation by funding pilot studies, providing mentorship, and offering training and tools to support clinical trials research.
Home ItemNeuromotor Research Clinic , home
The Neuromotor Research Clinic has pioneered the use of high-intensity therapeutic interventions. These treatments have allowed children with weakness on one side of their bodies - a hallmark of a form of cerebral palsy called hemiparesis - to make large, rapid, and enduring gains in mobility and everyday neuromotor skills.
Home ItemVirginia Tech Schiffert Health Center Molecular Diagnostics Lab , home
The Virginia Tech Schiffert Health Center Molecular Diagnostics Lab, located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, launched in April, 2020 under an FDA-issued Emergency Use Authorization to help expand public health testing capacity in Southwest Virginia. The lab receives samples from health department and does not collect samples directly from patients or facilities.