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How plant parents ensure that their kids make it far in life

Researchers in the Whitehead Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences are studying seed dispersal to understand how chemicals impact the interactions between fruit and the animals that distribute their seeds

The Department of Biological Sciences is at the center of life sciences research and teaching at Virginia Tech. Our mission is to seamlessly integrate world-class research addressing the grand challenges of the 21st century, from global change to human disease, with preparation of the next generation of scientists.