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Life Lessons from the Lab: Why Research Matters to All of Us

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Why would an otherwise sane (according to some), successful (according to others) scientist leave one of the country’s top five biomedical research enterprises to help build a new biomedical research institute in Roanoke? On Oct. 22, Hokies tuned in to Chapter Cheers with Mike Friedlander to find out!

About Mike Friedlander

Friedlander is the vice president for health sciences and technology and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. He’s passionate about Virginia Tech’s cutting-edge research in the Roanoke Valley. 


“This is one of the most incredible places in the world to cross-disciplinary research, where we’re converging on answering some of the most critical health problems and challenges facing human kind today.”

— Mike Friedlander