Jianhua Xing is the lead organizer for a conference being held on August 14-16 on the Virginia Tech campus in honor of University Distinguished Professor John Tyson. The conference has been designed to highlight the interplay between cutting-edge biomathematical approaches and experimental techniques, to identify future directions in computational cell biology, and to provide a rare opportunity for young researchers to interact with leaders in the field. A separate formal banquet will be held on August 16 to celebrate John Tyson's life time achievement. More information can be found here. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is May 15!
Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Alumni Award for Excellence in Research is presented annually to as many as two Virginia Tech faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff may nominate candidates. Each recipient is awarded $2,000.
In his nearly 37 years at Virginia Tech, Professor Jack Webster has built a distinguished career, and his exceptional devotion earned him the university's 2012 William E. Wine Award honoring excellence in teaching. Read more about his passion for teaching in the spring 2013 edition of VT Mag.
The macroscopic effects of certain nanoparticles on the human health have long been clear to the naked eye. What scientists have lacked is the ability to see the detailed movements of individual particles that give rise to those effects.
Biological Sciences major Darya Nesterova selected as Virginia Tech's 2013 Undergraduate Woman of the Year
The Undergraduate Man and Woman of the Year awards recognize two graduating students who have achieved overall excellence during their undergraduate careers at the university. They are the most prestigious non-academic undergraduate awards given at Virginia Tech and are awarded to those students who have exceptional and balanced achievement in academics, leadership, and service.
Virginia Tech, Children's National Medical Center, and George Washington University have partnered in a unique program to created research breakthroughs in children's health. Several faculty members in Biological Sciences are involved in the collaborative research projects.
Tenure-track Faculty Positions
The Department of Biological Sciences currently has tenure track faculty positions available in the fields of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology and Molecular Cell Biology. The College of Science has a tenure track opening in the interdisciplinary field of Nanoscience.
Biological Sciences (MC 0406)
2125 Derring Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Friday, May 17, 2013: University Commencement Ceremonies; Graduate School Ceremonies from 8:30 -10:30 am in Cassell Coliseum; Undergraduate Ceremonies at noon in Lane Stadium
Saturday, May 18, 2013: Department of Biological Sciences Commencement Ceremonies, 8:30 am, Burruss Auditorium
Wednesday, May 22, 2013: Staff Appreciation Day, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Rector Field House
Monday, May 27, 2013: Memorial Day; no classes, classified staff/faculty holiday
Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Summer I classes begin.
Thursday, July 4, 2013: Independence Day; no classes, classified staff/faculty holiday
Friday, July 5, 2013: Summer I classes end; exams held Saturday, July 6 through Monday, July 8.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013: Summer II classes begin.
Thursday, August 15, 2013: Summer II classes end; exams held Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17
Thursday, August 22, 2013: Department Faculty Retreat; location and times TBA
Monday, August 26, 2013: Fall 2013 classes begin.