A member of the Department of Mathematics since 2016, Childs’ research is in mathematical biology and combines mathematical models, theoretical analysis, and biological insight to understand infectious disease dynamics, such as those of the current outbreak of COVID-19.
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.
DataBridge is an undergraduate research experience that gives students interested in working with data a chance to increase knowledge and hone skills by helping graduate students and faculty with data challenges.
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.
The three-year, $540,000 grant will help Aylward to understand evolutionary trends in prokaryotes and the roles they play in carbon and nitrogen cycling, and other biogeochemical processes that are vital to the Earth’s climate.
Aylward is also an affiliate faculty member of the systems biology program, part of the Academy of Integrated Science within the College of Science. He focuses his research on microbial ecology and diversity, and genomics and metagenomics.