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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

BIOTRANS:  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:

Brent Bowden
Derring Hall Room 2082-B
926 West Campus Drive
Mail Code 0406
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Graduate Director:

Daniela Cimini (

Graduate School:

Graduate Life Center
Mail Code 0325
155 Otey Street NW
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA  24061