Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars
The Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars (VTLSS) is a university-wide seminar series funded by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute. The seminars take place on Fridays at 12:00pm at the Fralin Auditorium in Fralin Hall. These interdisciplinary seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students, 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.
Seminars are given by renowned scientists from the US and abroad whose research connects to the life sciences disciplines at Virginia Tech. Some past seminars are available on our Youtube playlist.
Seminars will be in-person, hybrid, or virtual.
Virtual and hybrid seminars will be hosted at this Zoom link:
Students and postdocs, if you are interested in having lunch with the speaker, please contact each respective host.
Sept 16 at 12:00pm in the Fralin Hall Auditorium
In-person, Hosted by Siobhan Craige
Karen Litwa, East Carolina University
Synapses Under Construction: Cytoskeletal Regulation of Developing Neural Circuits
Oct 14 at 12:00pm in the Fralin Hall Auditorium
Isis Kanevsky, Pfizer
Advances in preclinical support of vaccine development
Nov 4 at 12:00pm in the Fralin Hall Auditorium
In-person, Hosted by Jing Chen
Jian Liu, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Membrane compression by synaptic vesicle exocytosis triggers ultrafast endocytosis
Nov 18 at 12:00pm in the Fralin Hall Auditorium
Jake Socha, Virginia Tech
What’s up with flying snakes?
In order to nominate a speaker please fill out the form found here. Please note that only VT faculty are allowed to nominate and host VTLSS speakers. The VTLSS faculty committee will review the nomination and email the faculty member with permission to extend a formal invitation to the nominated speaker. Faculty are allowed to submit multiple nominations, but each faculty member is only allowed to invite and host one speaker per semester.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Krystal Turner.
The VTLSS faculty committee consists of: