Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure. The study also shows long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.
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.
DePauw established Virginia Tech's nationally recognized and award-winning Graduate Life Center and has focused on building an inclusive and diverse graduate community across the university’s campuses and programs.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1986, Zipper has improved the scientific understanding of water, aquatic biota, soil, and vegetation response to and recovery from Appalachian coal mining.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1976, Yoder made significant contributions to the tree fruit industry in Virginia and across the nation through his scholarship on integrated disease and orchard management strategies.
In a recent paper published in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, David Haak and John McDowell, from the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, proved that genomic sequencing and assembly tools can be improved by combining two generations of technology.
David Schmale and Shane Ross plan to launch an NSF Harnessing the Data Revolution: Data Science Corps program at Virginia Tech, which will offer opportunities to underserved biology and engineering undergraduate students.
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.
For years, Adam Downing, a forestry and natural resources agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, has passed a big, healthy white oak tree on his drive to work. This summer, he noticed as two-thirds of the tree’s foliage turned brown in just a few days, and the tree looked like it was dying. Within a month, the tree had been removed.
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.
Seven students enrolled in the new Farm Market Field Study course take shifts managing the Homefield Farm Stand at Turner Place at Lavery Hall. The stand sells nearly 30 different types of vegetables grown at Homefield Farm.