University News

05/28/2021

Study Upgrades of the Largest Databases of Neuronal Types

A study led by researchers from the Institute Cajal of Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain in collaboration with the Bioengineering Department of George Mason University in Virginia, U.S. has updated one of the world’s largest databases on neuronal types, Hippocampome.org. The study, which is published in the journal PLOS Biology, represents the most

03/18/2021

Student teams to compete for $40,000 at Global Case Challenge

Student teams and faculty from around the globe will compete, learn, collaborate, and network virtually at the 2021 Virginia Tech Global Case Challenge in August. Hosted by the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and Outreach and International Affairs, the Global Case Challenge offers student teams from around the globe the opportunity to present solutions to real-world industry problems. Teams of between

03/02/2021

COVIDsmart Study Launched to Understand Pandemic’s Impact on Individuals and Communities Across VA

COVIDsmart, a digital health study designed to examine the many impacts of COVID-19 on individuals and their communities launched today, with an open call for participation. The study welcomes participants from all walks of life across Virginia to share information on how the pandemic has affected their lives, even if they have not had COVID-19.

01/28/2021

iTHRIV Announces Health Research Pilot Project Recipients

The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hub partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System has awarded $200,000 in funding to five research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant,

01/27/2021

George Mason Hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The George Mason University, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, within the College of Science, invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of virology working with RNA viruses. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and

01/25/2021

VT launches Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture to prepare industry for future

The agricultural landscape is changing. Increased food production is needed to support the world population. Innovative efficiencies are needed throughout agriculture. Climate change scenarios suggest significant modifications in agriculture. In order to address these issues and use informed scientific discovery and technology-driven innovation to develop solutions, the Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences