Dr. Gregorio Valdez, PI

Greg Valdez, Ph.D. of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. (David Hungate/ Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute)

My overarching goal is to develop treatments to preserve and restore the health and function of neurons, muscles and their synapses in old age, and those which are affected by diseases and injuries. In particular, I seek to identify endogenous and exogenous molecules with critical roles in maintaining cellular health. In addition to research, I am passionate about teaching and mentoring students at all stages of their careers.