The Department of Biological Sciences is a major hub for life sciences research and teaching at Virginia Tech, with interdisciplinary connections that span the university. We are home to 55 faculty, 20 postdocs/research scientists, and 90 graduate students. The department is the largest undergraduate degree-granting unit in the university, with some 350 B.S. degree conferred each year; we also host more than 100 undergraduates in our research labs year-round. Research expenditures exceed $5M annually across the range of the discipline, specifically in the following focus areas:
• Cell and Molecular Biology
• Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
• Behavioral and Evolutionary Biology
• Molecular Microbiology
• Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, and Cardiology
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Friday, December 12 - Thursday, December 18, 2014: Final Exams
Friday, December 19, 2014: Fall Commencement Ceremonies, Cassell Coliseum.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (at noon) - Monday, January 5, 2015: Winter closing/university closed
Saturday, December 27, 2014: Winter Session Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience Classes begin.
Friday, January 2, 2015: Winter Session Residential Classes begin.
Friday, January 16, 2015: Winter Session classes end.
Saturday, January 17, 2015: Winter Session exams
Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Classes begin.
December 8, 2014: Iulia Lazar named VT Scholar of the Week
December 3, 2014: Researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence
December 2, 2014: Recent alumna is Presidential Management Fellow Semifinalist
November 17, 2014: Snakes in evolutionary arms race with poison newt
November 4, 2014: EPA recognizes doctoral student's research on birds
October 9, 2014: Bacteria may be key to feeding nitrogen to plants
June 24, 2014: Aging contributes to rapid rates of genomic change