School of Neuroscience

Assistant Professor Alicia Pickrell leads a new study on mitochondrial dysfunction in cells

A new study may bring more understanding to mitochondrial dysfunction in cells through the discovery of a new protein’s function.

The Neuroscience program at Virginia Tech takes a very broad view of Neuroscience considering any interactions that are directed or perceived by the nervous system as Neuroscience. For example, any expression of artistry is generated and perceived by brain circuits, as are emotions, motivation, empathy, passion and compassion. Communications between cells, individual organisms, organismal groups and even societies are governed by brain activity.

Whether a student wishes to pursue Neuroscience research in the future or simply acquire this wealth of knowledge, understanding Neuroscience makes us more competent human beings, and provides us skills to be applied to a multitude of careers in art, music, architecture, urban and community planning, law, finance, policy, politics, health care and many other professions.

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First annual Advancing Neuroscience Research at VT Summer Symposium, hosted by School of Neuroscience and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

The School of Neuroscience Teaching Lab was featured throughout Lumencor's recent media campaign. Lumencor is a leading manufacturer of optical excitation subsystems designed for an array of bioanalytical instruments including fluorescence microscopes. 

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Students get to experience a brain computer interface by playing Pong.

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Meet Saket Bikmal, freshman student in Computational and Systems Neuroscience.

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Compilation of student submitted fluorescent micrographs,  acquired during the Fall 2018 NEUR:2035 Neuroscience Laboratory course.  

School of Neuroscience is leading a three-year, $2.6 million study looking at the connection between traumatic head injuries and epilepsy.

Alternative treatments for depression and anxiety. Georgia Hodes talks with Les Sinclair about alternative treatments for depression and anxiety. HEAR INTERVIEW!

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Targeting the Body to treat the Brain. Georgia Hodes, Assistant Professor.