Board of Visitors supports creation of School of Neuroscience

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 9, 2015 &#8211 The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors voted today to create a School of Neuroscience — the first of its kind in the nation. Pending approval from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia, the proposed school will be administratively housed in the College of Science with close ties to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. It will increase the quality of undergraduate programs and the number of students completing graduate degrees in neuroscience, a broad and interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the workings of the human neurological system, from the cellular level to an appreciation of the human mind and behavior. Harald Sontheimer, an international expert on the biology of glial cells in cortical functioning who was recently appointed professor of neuroscience…


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