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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander

Michael J. Friedlander
Founding Executive Director

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The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) conducts interdisciplinary and translational research within the medical sciences to facilitate discovery-based medical education and to continually improve patient care through discovery and research.

VTCRI creates a bridge between basic science research at Virginia Tech and clinical expertise at Carilion Clinic and increases translational research opportunities for both partners.

Focus Areas

  • Cancer biology

  • Cardiovascular science

  • Infectious diseases/immunology

  • Neuroscience, including addiction, computational psychiatry, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and decision-making science

  • Regenerative medicine research