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As a traditional department of Biological Sciences, research programs span the entire field of biology with areas of study listed below.  Graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) are awarded through the department and through interdisciplinary programs.

Research Areas in Biological Sciences

MultiSTEPS:  A Virginia Tech program of education and research at the engineering-biology interface that investigates dynamic transport processes in multiscale biological systems.


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Graduate Coordinator:

Sue Rasmussen (
Department of Biological Sciences
Derring Hall Room 2113-D
1405 Perry Street
Mail Code 0406
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Graduate Director:
Dr. Jeff Walters (

Graduate School:
Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (0325)
155 Otey Street NW
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061