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.
Selma Masri, University of California, Irvine
Cancer and Circadian Rhythms: A focus on Metabolism, Genome Instability, and Stemness
Mar 3 - 12:00p - Fralin Hall Auditorium
In-person, Hosted by Carla Finkielstein
Gabriela S Schlau-Cohen, Department of Chemistry at MIT
Crossing the membrane: Conformational dynamics in signal transduction
Mar 24 - 12:00p - Fralin Hall Auditorium
In-person, Hosted by Birgit Scharf
David Moreno-Mateos, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Restoring ecosystem complexity in a changing environment
Apr 28 - 12:00p - Fralin Hall Auditorium
In-person, Hosted by J. Leighton Reid
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: