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Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Curriculum Information:

Fall 2014 EEB Seminar Schedule


Jeb Barrett Lisa Belden Fred Benfield Bryan Brown
Cayelan Carey Dana Hawley Khidir Hilu Adi Livnat
Joel McGlothlin Ignacio Moore Erik Nilsen Brent Opell
John Phillips Kendra Sewall Mike Strickland Jeff Walters
Jack Webster      

Microbiology / Immunology

Students can pursue a graduate degree with a focus in microbiology in two ways. Students can obtain an M.S. or Ph.D. in Biological Sciences; alternatively, students can pursue a Ph.D. through the Interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate Program.
Joe Falkinham Liwu Li Stephen Melville David Popham
Birgit Scharf Florian Schubot Ann Stevens Zhaomin Yang

Molecular, Cell, Developmental, and Computational Biology

Daniel Capelluto Daniela Cimini Carla Finkielstein Michael Fox
Michael Friedlander Silke Hauf Deborah Kelly Iuliana Lazar
Liwu Li Adi Livnat Konark Mukherjee Zachary Nimchuk
Florian Schubot Dorothea Tholl Jim Tokuhisa John Tyson
Greg Valdez Richard Walker Brenda Winkel Jianhua Xing

Research News

June 24, 2013: Aging contributes to rapid rates of genomic change, signaling challenges for personalized medicine

June 23, 2014: Scientists seek to develop new imaging capabilities to view a human virus in action

June 3, 2014: Deeper than, 'EvoCor' identifies gene relationships

May 8, 2014: Caught in the crosswalk: Molecular traffic signals keep cells on the right track, researchers say

April 16, 2014: Gene removal could have implications beyond plant science

February 10, 2014: Physics model helps biologist explain histone memory

January 2, 2014: VBI embarks on new Fellows program to foster team science

December 12, 2013: A New Take: Natural Selection and Survival of the Fittest

December 1, 2013: Science, engineering collaboration helps to provide safe drinking water

November 14, 2013: Researchers discover how retinal neurons claim the best brain connections

November 3, 2013: Researchers explore natural solution to rid household plumbing of dangerous pathogens

October 29, 2013: Undergraduate researchers study the complexity of community ecology

October 2013: Liwu Li named VT Scholar of the Week

September 9, 2013: Vector-borne Disease Research Group makes discoveries that protect human health

September 2013: Jack Webster named VT Scholar of the Week

July 28, 2013: Researchers explore genetic links between nicotine, cancer, using "next-generation sequencing"

July 2013: Lisa Belden named VT Scholar of the Week

May 28, 2013: Novel Disease in Songbirds Demonstrates Evolution in the Blink of an Eye

May 2, 2013: Jeffrey Walters receives 2013 Alumni Award for Excellence in Research

April 25, 2013: Scientists image nanoparticles in action

April 5, 2013: The enzymatic competence of proteins can be difficult to judge

April 3, 2013: Collaborations forged to create innovative solutions to children's health issues

February 28, 2013: Nature's phenomena might teach Virginia Tech engineers new tricks

December 21, 2012: A nanoscale window to the biological world

December 6, 2012: Fralin researchers design potential blood thinner that also unmasks cancer cells

September 28, 2012: Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

September 2012: Stealing the playbook: a Ph.D. student researches the complex plant defense system

July 26, 2012: Cylindrical cell structure parts may aid in targeting diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

June 25, 2012:  Researchers use computer model to probe mysteries of human immune system

June 19, 2012:  Virginia Tech forms Center for Drug Discovery

May 21, 2012:  Virginia Tech professor receives cancer-research funding

March 18, 2012:  Safe sex in plants: A PNAS paper by member of the Tholl lab, commented on in the New Phytologist

February 17, 2012:  Genetic "Rosetta Stone" unveiled in Nature

February 8, 2012: Researchers study parenting behaviors of stressed-out birds

February 1, 2012: New technology allows scientists to watch cancer cells in action at unprecedented resolution

January 2012:  The Flourish of Discovery:  In Latham Hall, philanthropy helps research take root

November 28, 2011: Deborah Kelly named VT Scholar of the Week.

September 26, 2011: Dorothea Tholl named VT Scholar of the Week.

August 23, 2011: ScienceShot: Warmer Eggs, Better Ducks

August 5, 2011:  Polar Inquistion

August 3, 2011: VTCRI assistant professor Deborah Kelly studies connections on a cellular level

July 5, 2011: For Certain Sparrows, Love Has a Local Sound

June 20, 2011: Research Centers foster world-class research

June 17, 2011: Roadmap published for dynamic mapping of estrogen signaling in breast cancer