The Center for Glial Biology Research led by Harald Sontheimer at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute brings together research groups dedicated to elucidating the role of glia in brain function and neurological diseases, trauma and brain cancer.


Research Teams



Open Positions

Tenure-track faculty and postdoc positions open.

Tenure-track faculty and postdoc positions open.


Our Location

Located in Roanoke

Located in Roanoke


Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine

October 4-6, 2020

Venue: Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Organizers: Kevin Da Silva (Nature Neuroscience, USA), Sian Lewis (Nature Reviews Neuroscience, UK), Michelle Olsen (Virginia Tech, USA), Stefanie Robel (Virginia Tech, USA), Harald Sontheimer (Virginia Tech, USA), Sebastien Thuault (Nature Communications, USA), Rebeca Wright (Nature Neuroscience, UK), Darran Yates (Nature Reviews Neuroscience, UK)

“Recent Publications”


Location : The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, 2 Riverside Circle. Roanoke, VA 24016


Some investigators have their laboratories in Blacksburg, VA.