Fralin Life Sciences News
Geoscience’s Ben Gill seeks answer to how the planet changed during Triassic mass-extinction event 200 million years ago
Gill, a geoscientist within the College of Science, will seek the answer or answers to what caused the Triassic mass-extinction event — one of the largest extinction events in the history of our planet — 200 million years ago.
Oct 19, 2020
COVID-19 repository highlights how Virginia Tech’s social scientists are responding to the pandemic
The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.
Oct 15, 2020
Technical Assistance Program connects university expertise with business needs
When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.
Oct 13, 2020
Disaster resilience sociologist Liesel Ritchie joins Center for Coastal Studies
Throughout her career, Ritchie has studied the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Hurricane Katrina, and various earthquakes across the globe.
Oct 08, 2020
Grant awarded to study how plants affect microbiomes
A four-year $500,000 grant was awarded to a School of Plant and Environmental Sciences research team by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Oct 06, 2020
Provost Cyril Clarke featured in film on agricultural productivity and pandemics
In a new film tied to the annual release of the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, “Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics,” Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke discusses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health — a concept known as One Health.
Oct 02, 2020
Researcher receives NSF grant to study the structure and function of enzymes, antibiotic implications
After recently receiving a grant from the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation, Pablo Sobrado and researchers from the University of Missouri are gearing up to uncover the inner workings of flavoenzymes, an up-and-coming enzyme family that shows some promise for the improvement of human health.
Oct 01, 2020
Interdisciplinary molecular and cellular biology graduate program flourishes
Virginia Tech launched this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in 2018. The first, second, and third cohort are made up of impressive students from diverse backgrounds with extensive research experience, and the program is now recruiting for its fourth cohort.
Sep 30, 2020
To ensure safe drinking water, experts forecast the health of lakes and reservoirs
An aquatic ecosystem forecasting system, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, will measure water quality conditions that can be shared every day with water utilities, drinking water managers, and many other decision-makers.
Sep 18, 2020
Campus partnership brings cross-cultural understanding to Virginia Tech students
For five years, Cranwell International Center has collaborated with Dining Services to highlight the cultural diversity of Virginia Tech’s campus through International Café Hours. This semester the program will operate differently.
Sep 14, 2020