Brooks Casas, professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Science and in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been awarded the College of Science Faculty Fellowship by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The College of Science Faculty Fellowships were established in 2019 with support from alumni and friends of the college to enhance the national and international prominence of the College of Science. These fellowships recognize faculty dedicated to extraordinary research and teaching, to recruit scholars with exceptional records of achievement, and/or retain high-performing faculty members who make significant contributions to the university’s research efforts.

Recipients hold the title of College of Science Faculty Fellow for a period of three years.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2010, Casas is a decision neuroscientist with expertise in quantifying neural mechanisms underlying value-based choice, using methods of cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, and social psychology. His work is at the forefront of the emerging field of computational psychiatry, which is set to be a predominant area of applied cognitive science and neuroscience.

Casas has an exceptional record of scholarship with more than 80 publications in leading research journals and more than 150 presentations. In 2012, his work was recognized when he was selected as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow.

His research has been supported by numerous grants. He currently holds four large federal grants from the National Institutes of Health and he is a co-principal investigator on three others.

Casas earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

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