Water may seem basic as a molecule made up of just three atoms, but the process of splitting it is quite difficult. But Lin’s lab has done so. Even moving one electron from a stable atom can be energy-intensive, but this reaction requires the transfer of four to oxidize oxygen to produce oxygen gas.
The Division of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance is hosting two Investigator Series webinars that will provide researchers with information about tools and technologies that are available to help them to transfer research data from one institution to another and conduct research and manage data at a distance.
Seeking ways to improve prediction methods to preempt future global health crises, Virginia Tech researchers are developing a cost-effective and highly deployable approach for monitoring respiratory illness for public health epidemic forecasting.
In the face of novel coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic — headed by Angela Scarpa, a professor in the Department of Psychology — moved all in-person consultations, therapy, and diagnostic assessments to a secure, online format.
The center will be administratively established as an institute-level center in the Fralin Life Science Institute and will include faculty participants from at least seven colleges and more than 25 departments on campus.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Seed Fund has initiated a campus-wide competition open to Virginia Tech students, seeking proposals for creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for a safe reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Krisangel Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student in Jonathan Auguste’s lab at Virginia Tech, received the fellowship to research how migratory birds can transmit diseases and which pathogens they may carry.
By the time it is fully operational, the number of total students in the program, set to launch in fall 2021, will be about 24. The program requires a minimum of 96 credit hours of coursework and research.
The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.