The Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars (VTLSS) is a university wide seminar series funded by the Fralin Life Science Institute. The seminars run throughout the Spring and Fall semesters and take place on Fridays at 12.20pm in the Biocomplexity Institute Conference Center (room 145). These seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff. You are not required to be in life sciences to attend; if a subject matter is of interest to you, we welcome your participation. We also extend an invitation to join the speaker after the talk over a free lunch, to continue the discussion in a more informal setting. Lunch places are limited so please email the host to sign up. Don’t forget to add the seminar dates to your schedules. We look forward to seeing you!