Join Brandon Jutras, Lyme disease expert, as he discusses past and future challenges of Lyme disease, and what his team at Virginia Tech is doing to tackle this pervasive problem that impacts more than 400,000 Americans each year.
This year’s Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference, a day-long celebration of student research, offered students the opportunity to gain experience communicating their research or creative scholarship while engaging faculty and other students on an online platform.
With the $661,216 grant, Brandon Jutras, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will study Lyme arthritis, including the cellular component that contributes to it.
University Libraries at Virginia Tech faculty members Anne M. Brown and Jonathan Briganti challenged their undergraduate data students in the library’s DataBridge program and the Bevan & Brown Lab to jump in and create tools and look for patterns and trends in COVID-19 research data using machine learning and molecular modeling.
Astrid Meenan has advice for new Virginia Tech students: “Keep an open mind to opportunities. Don’t automatically think it’s not for you or that just ‘other people do that.' Virginia Tech opened so many opportunities for me.”
The inaugural Mitzi L. Frank Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Jesse Janoski, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, who is researching cancer and circadian rhythms.
Justin Lemkul, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how biomolecules fold and interact in an effort to inform better drug design for life-threatening diseases, especially neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have developed a genetic system for an ancient single-celled organism that resides in deep-sea volcanoes. The breakthrough could result in supplements that aid digestion in humans and animals.
Hosted by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute in partnership with Virginia 4-H, Kids’ Tech University bridges the gap between scientists and kids to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics more hands-on while investigating a variety of topics.
The Virginia Tech Science Festival returns to campus for its sixth year on Nov. 16, with more than 100 free hands-on, minds-on learning interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.
Hehuang “David” Xie, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and his collaborators just published a new study in the journal Nature Communications.
The Fralin SURF program is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time research and related professional development activities that mirror graduate training.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the world, with rates about 30 percent higher in developed countries. It’s expected to cause 51,020 deaths in the United States during 2019.
Clément Vinauger has discovered new neurobiology associated with mosquito vision and sense of smell that explains how Aedes aegypti mosquitoes track their victims. These findings were recently published in the journal Current Biology.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Finkielstein, an associate professor in the College of Science, has been honored with the 2019 J. Shelton Horsley Research Award from the Virginia Academy of Science.
Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.