The Life Sciences I 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.

 

Life Sciences 1 was constructed in 2007 and is located on Washington Street, within the life sciences corridor. The three-story, 72,000 sq. ft. building houses faculty members from the College of Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine, with specializations in microbiology, infectious disease, immunology, and proteomics. The second and third floors include offices, a core of specialized research laboratories, and a flexible laboratory bench area that can accommodate changing floor space needs of individual investigators.  A 26,000 sq. ft. animal vivarium is located on the lower floor. 

The Virginia Tech Mass Spectrometry Incubator is located on the second floor of the Life Sciences 1 Building and is used for the study of the functions and interactions of proteins and various metabolites. It includes mass spectrometry, MALDI-TOF, electrophoresis, and chromatography equipment. Other resources include a Deltavision Deconvolution Microscope, a protein purification suite, containment laboratory, and multiple common equipment rooms.  A 50-person conference room and two smaller meeting spaces provide venues for seminars, presentations, and graduate level courses and meetings.

Faculty

College/Department

Matthew Buczynski

 

Assistant Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Daniel English

Assistant Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Richard Helm

Associate Professor

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Biochemistry

Roderick Jensen

Professor

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Caroline Jones

Assistant  Professor

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Christopher Lawrence

Associate Professor

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Liwu Li

Professor

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Paul Morton

Assistant

Professor

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Lina Ni

Assistant Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Michelle Olson

Associate Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Kristin Phillips

Assistant  Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Alicia Pickrell

Assistant  Professor

College of Science

School of Neuroscience

Birgit Scharf

Associate Professor

 

LS1 Principal Scientist                                

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Michelle Theus

Associate Professor

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Brenda Winkel

Professor

 

Department Head

College of Science

Biological Sciences

Virginia Tech Life Sciences I Building
970 Washington Street NW
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Phone:  540-231-6228    

 

Leadership

Birgit Scharf
LS1 Principal Scientist
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

Operations/Management

Pam Stolte
Building Assistant
540-231-6228

lS1 Building