Fralin Life Sciences News
Researchers receive USDA grant to study transport of pollen from genetically engineered switchgrass and hemp
Researchers are using drones to uncover how spread of pollen may affect issues like allergies.
Oct 01, 2019
Researchers study the mechanisms behind learning and long-term memory in the brain
Hehuang “David” Xie, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and his collaborators just published a new study in the journal Nature Communications.
Oct 01, 2019
Professors take part in journal’s test for peer review bias in major international study
Editors of the journal Functional Ecology are testing to see the hidden biases in scientific peer review.
Sep 27, 2019
Science students invite celebrated nanoscientist to campus for guest lecture
When an opportunity arose for undergraduate students in the Virginia Tech College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science to invite a speaker to campus, they didn’t hesitate in their first choice: renowned nanomedicine scientist Joy Wolfram.
Sep 10, 2019
Virginia Tech launches ‘Tech for Humanity’ to ensure technologies are in service to humanity
Led by Sylvester Johnson, the initiative reflects Virginia Tech’s commitment to advancing human-centered approaches to technology innovation.
Sep 03, 2019
Bracing for Hurricane Dorian, coastal experts available to discuss emergency preparation, disaster response and recovery
Virginia Tech has a team of coastal experts available to talk with reporters as Hurricane Dorian heads toward the East Coast. Researchers can provide insight about hurricanes, flash flooding, storm surge, sea-level rise and emergency response.
Aug 30, 2019
National science, health, and policy headliners slated for Maury Strauss lecture series at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
A Nobel prize winner and two National Institutes of Health leaders are among internationally known speakers programmed for the new season of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series in Roanoke.
Aug 28, 2019
Barbara DeCausey named director of Human Research Protection Program
DeCausey will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and compliance of ethical human research as part of the Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance.
Aug 27, 2019
Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow studies methane-producing microorganisms
The Fralin SURF program is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time research and related professional development activities that mirror graduate training.
Aug 23, 2019
Professor receives $1 million NSF award to study regulation of motility and biofilm formation in bacteria
Zhaomin Yang, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to understand how bacteria decide whether to stay and build a biofilm or to initiate motility and move to new territory.
Aug 20, 2019