Frank O. Aylward

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT, 2014
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014 - 2017


Major Field of Interest

Microbial ecology, microbial diversity, genomics and metagenomics


Current Research

Research in the lab focuses on understanding the processes that shape the structure and function of microbial communities.


Aylward Lab Website


  • 4032 Derring Hall (MC 0406)
    926 West Campus Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061