Graduate Catalog
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Regenerative Medicine
Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
Houses the Veterinary labs and classrooms.
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine - Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0442 Blacksburg VA 24061
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Building
Degree(s) Offered:
IGEP Degree in Regenerative Medicine
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Email Contact(s):
Web Resource(s):
Phone Number(s):
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Feb 15
To get Google Maps directions from:

The Graduate School
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Building

Get Directions

Graduate Program Director(s) : Linda Dahlgren, Aaron Goldstein
Professors: Linda Dahlgren (Blacksburg, VA); Rafael Davalos (Blacksburg, VA); Sally Johnson (Blacksburg, VA)
Associate Professors: Jennifer Barrett (Leesburg, VA); Christopher Byron (Blacksburg, VA); Aaron Goldstein (Blacksburg, VA); Jia-Qiang He (Blacksburg, VA); William Huckle (Blacksburg, VA); Ashley Shew (Blacksburg, VA); Michelle Theus (Blacksburg, VA); Vincent Wang (Blacksburg, VA); Abby Whittington (Blacksburg, VA)
Assistant Professors: Sophie Bogers (Blacksburg, VA); Blake Johnson (Blacksburg, VA); Paul Morton (Blacksburg, VA); Eli Vlaisavljevich (Blacksburg, VA)
College of Veterinary Medicine: Jennifer Barrett (Leesburg, VA); Sophie Bogers (Blacksburg, VA); Christopher Byron (Blacksburg, VA); Linda Dahlgren (Blacksburg, VA); Willard Eyestone (Blacksburg, VA); Jia-Qiang He (Blacksburg, VA); William Huckle (Blacksburg, VA); Paul Morton (Blacksburg, VA); Michelle Theus (Blacksburg, VA)
College of Engineering: Rafael Davalos (Blacksburg, VA); Aaron Goldstein (Blacksburg, VA); Blake Johnson (Blacksburg, VA); Eli Vlaisavljevich (Blacksburg, VA); Vincent Wang (Blacksburg, VA); Abby Whittington (Blacksburg, VA)
Adjunct Faculty: Willard Eyestone (Blacksburg, VA)
College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences: Ashley Shew (Blacksburg, VA)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Sally Johnson (Blacksburg, VA)

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine (RM) is a new medical approach that seeks to restore both structure and function of tissues lost to injury, disease or congenital defects. This field incorporates use of stem cells, proteins that stimulate healing, and engineered biomaterials to help cure diseases from diabetes to osteoarthritis. Regenerative strategies are modeled on mechanisms drawn from embryonic development and naturally-occurring examples of regeneration. This field represents a paradigm shift in biology, medicine and biomedical engineering. Ethical and societal impacts need to be considered as this rapidly expanding technology is developed. Furthermore, the swift translation of these technologies to the clinical realm provokes a need for both public policy considerations and practical feasibility from a business perspective. Leaders in RM must have training, understanding and interactions across diverse disciplines.  The Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) team aims to produce leaders in RM by training students in the broad complexities inherent to the field, beyond expertise gained in their specific disciplines. The IGEP will be among the first programs of its kind to equip students with a broad-based, graduate-level education in the field of RM.

Colleges and Departments:
College of Veterinary Medicine
    Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Engineering
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Engineering Science and Mechanics    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
    Science and Technology in Society

College of Business

For more information please contact Principal Investigators Linda Dahlgren ( or Aaron Goldstein ( or visit our website.

More Information

Please visit our website for more information: Regenerative Medicine IGEP
Offered In (Leesburg, Blacksburg)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
    • Paper
      • 550.0
    • iBT
      • 80.0
Regenerative Medicine is not a degree-granting program.  Participants should be enrolled in a graduate-level degree-granting program (e.g., BME, VetMed) and perform mentored research in an area aligned with Regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative Medicine

The program takes advantage of access to facilities within all of the four programmatic areas.

Goodwin Hall

Goodwin Hall is the flagship building for the College of Engineering. It houses 40 instructional and research labs, eight classrooms, the Quillen Family Auditorium, and 150 offices for several engineering departments. 

More than classrooms, offices, and laboratories, Goodwin Hall is a ground-breaking experiment to measure even the smallest vibrations made inside the building. The project is designed as a test bed to track data related to building design and security, occupancy monitoring for emergency response, structural health monitoring, and more.

Roughly 240 accelerometers attached to 136 sensor mounts throughout the building’s ceilings will detect information on where people are within the structure, measure normal structural settling and wind loads, and track building movement resulting from earthquakes similar to the event that struck Virginia in 2011. A sensor array mounted outside the building will measure external vibrations, such as wind, the bustle of traffic on nearby Prices Fork Road, the thunderous boom of tens of thousands of Hokie fans celebrating a touchdown at Lane Stadium, and possible seismic activity.

Integrated Life Sciences Building

The Integrated Life Sciences Building is a flagship building of the Fralin Life Science Institute, an investment institute committed to supporting research, education, and outreach in Virginia Tech’s life sciences community.
Resource: Integrated Life Sciences Building (

Kelly Hall

Opened in 2009, Kelly Hall houses the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, which supports and promotes cutting-edge research at the intersection of engineering, science, and medicine. 

The building includes engineering-led research laboratories, offices, and workspaces.

Marion duPont Equine Medical Center

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a premier, full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Virginia, and one of two hospitals of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. We offer advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses. Our team of equine specialists in internal medicine, reproduction, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and surgery is committed to providing exceptional treatment for patients; superior service to clients; education for referring veterinarians, future veterinarians, and clients; and cutting-edge research to the equine industry.

Resource: Equine Medical Center (

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Established in 1978. The college is a leading biomedical teaching and research center and the in-state veterinary college for residents of Virginia and Maryland. Locations include the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and the Gudelsky Veterinary Center in College Park, Maryland.

Resource: VMCVM (