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, 25 postdocs/research scientists, and 90 graduate students on the Blacksburg and VTCRI campuses. As major players in both basic and applied research at Virginia Tech, Biological Sciences faculty secured over $12M in new grants this past year to tackle the most challenging problems facing our world today, from global change to human disease. Research expertise is focused in the following broad areas:
The department is also one of the two largest undergraduate degree-granting units in the university, with 380 B.S. degrees conferred each year; we also host close to 200 undergraduates in our research labs year-round, while teaching more than 14,500 students in undergraduate and graduate courses. We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about current happenings, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate training, and special achievements of our faculty, staff, current students, and our 10,000 living alumni!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
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Monday, December 26, 2016 - Friday, January 13, 2017: Virtual, Blended, or Winter Experience Classes (Final exams Saturday, January 14)
Monday, January 2 - Friday, January 13, 2017: Residential Winter Classes (Final exams Saturday, January 14)
Monday, January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Holiday (No Classes - University Offices Closed)
Tuesday, January 17, 2017: Classes Begin
Friday, January 20, 2017: 6th Annual Martin Luther King Seminar by Tyrone Hayes of UC Berkeley, entitled, "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men," 12:20 p.m., Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium. Hosted by the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee, in conjunction with the Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, the College of Science Diversity Committee, and the College of Natural Resources and the Environment.
March 14, 2016: Cayelan Carey named VT Scholar of the Week
February 18, 2016: SEEDS named Non-Profit Member of the Month by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.
February 10, 2016: VTCRI scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
December 3, 2015: Scientists: Parasite may alter signaling in the brain
November 30, 2015: College of Science inducts six into Hall of Distinction
November 25, 2015: Global change doctoral fellows explore environmental policy on Capitol Hill
October 30, 2015: Timing is everything in cell processes, VBI researchers say
October 22, 2015: Award from NSF may help researchers better understand circadian rhythms