Cancer biologist Kathleen Mulvaney joins the faculty of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on Oct. 1. Her lab will be in Washington, D.C., on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus as part of a partnership between Virginia Tech and Children’s National.
Rare diseases afflict 300 million people worldwide. Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC researchers are bridging a gap in scientific knowledge by studying some of the diseases that together add up to a formidable public health challenge. Feb. 28 marks the 14th international Rare Disease Day.
Jia-Ray Yu will be the first Virginia Tech faculty member to move into the university’s new research facilities on the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus. Yu will be a member of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and an assistant professor in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine starting Sept. 1.