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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 via Zoom or in the Fralin Auditorium, which is located in Fralin Hall. These interdisciplinary 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.

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.

Some seminars will be hosted in person, and some will be virtual.
You can find the location or Zoom link for each seminar in the Schedule below.

Jan 21 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Karine Gibbs, UC Berkeley
Micro-Crowdsourcing: how swarming bacteria integrate signals to build communities
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/81458701257

Jan 28 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Fumika Hamada, UC Davis
Temperature homeostasis: Circadian rhythms and Hunger
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/81458701257

Feb 4 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium
Matthew R. Olm, Stanford University
Seminar Title TBD

Feb 11 at 12:00pm via Zoom
Ariane Briegel, Leiden University
Exploring the structure and function of microbial motility: chemotaxis and intermicrobial transport
https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/81458701257

Feb 18 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium
Heather Drew, Virginia Tech
Communicating Science: Celebrating Opportunities and Outreach

Feb 25 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Yusuke Sekine, University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title TBD
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

Mar 4 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium
Simon Gilroy, University of Wisconsin
Seminar Title TBD

Mar 18 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Rafael Guerrero, North Carolina State University
Seminar Title TBD
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

Mar 25, location TBD
Michael Burton
Seminar Title TBD

Apr 1 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Wallace Marshall, University of California
Seminar Title TBD
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

April 8 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Joanna Chiu, UC Davis
Non-transcriptional regulation of circadian physiology
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

April 15 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Bjoern Hamberger, Michigan State
Seminar Title TBD
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

April 22 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium
Daven Presgraves, University of Rochester
Selfish genes, sex chromosomes, and speciation in Drosophila

April 29 at 12:00pm in Fralin Auditorium and live on YouTube
Catherine Marler, University of Wisconsin
Seminar Title TBD
youtube.com/user/fralinlifescience/live

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InstructionsForFacultyHosts_2022_spring.pdf

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:

Committee Member Email
Michelle Olsen molsen1@vt.edu
Silke Hauf silke@vt.edu
Clay Caswell caswellc@vt.edu
Tim Jarome tjjarome@vt.edu
Ryan Senger senger@vt.edu
Jim Westwood westwood@vt.edu
Joel McGlothlin joelmcg@vt.edu