Gill, a geoscientist within the College of Science, will seek the answer or answers to what caused the Triassic mass-extinction event — one of the largest extinction events in the history of our planet — 200 million years ago.
The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech’s investment institute focused broadly on the social sciences, has been highlighting the research and expertise of its social scientists through its COVID-19 publication repository, which was established this spring.
When a Virginia-based manufacturer wanted to show that its disinfecting cabinet was effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, it turned to a university program that enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs and gives businesses a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge.
In a new film tied to the annual release of the Global Agricultural Productivity Report, “Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics,” Virginia Tech Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke discusses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health — a concept known as One Health.
After recently receiving a grant from the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation, Pablo Sobrado and researchers from the University of Missouri are gearing up to uncover the inner workings of flavoenzymes, an up-and-coming enzyme family that shows some promise for the improvement of human health.
Virginia Tech launched this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in 2018. The first, second, and third cohort are made up of impressive students from diverse backgrounds with extensive research experience, and the program is now recruiting for its fourth cohort.
An aquatic ecosystem forecasting system, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, will measure water quality conditions that can be shared every day with water utilities, drinking water managers, and many other decision-makers.
For five years, Cranwell International Center has collaborated with Dining Services to highlight the cultural diversity of Virginia Tech’s campus through International Café Hours. This semester the program will operate differently.
Chemical ecologists at the Whitehead Lab at Virginia Tech are working to uncover why plants have such diverse chemicals and to determine the functions of these chemicals in plant-microbe and plant-animal interactions.
Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.
In collaboration with Matt Hulver, executive director, Duffey is responsible for the management of a broad portfolio of strategic initiatives to spark innovation at the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and Virginia Tech.
A team led by Virginia Tech researchers in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands received a $1.1 million grant from NASA to study microbial diversity in dust plumes and the physics behind the transport of dust and microbes along superhighways in the sky.
A multidisciplinary team is helping the university better understand and plan for impacts of COVID-19 through institution-specific models, outbreak simulations, and impact on regional hospital resources predictions.
Sterling Nesbitt, an associate professor of geobiology in the College of Science, and a team of researchers will use a NSF CAREER Award to learn more about how extinction events -- and time itself -- drive evolution in vertebrate communities.
Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and surfaces.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.