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The Department of Biological Sciences is a major hub for life sciences research and teaching at Virginia Tech, with interdisciplinary connections that span the university.  We are home to 55 faculty, 20 postdocs/research scientists, and 90 graduate students.  The department is the largest undergraduate degree-granting unit in the university, with some 350 B.S. degree conferred each year; we also host more than 100 undergraduates in our research labs year-round.  Research expenditures exceed $5M annually across the range of the discipline, specifically in the following focus areas:

We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about current happenings, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate training, and special achievements of our faculty, staff, current students, and our 9000+ living alumni!


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 25, 2015: VTCRI Brain School 2015 Seminar by Craig Ramey, entitled, "How the Earliest Experiences in Life Affect a Baby's Brain and Behavior," 6:00 p.m., Virginia Tech Carilion Research Center

Thursday, March 26, 2015: EEB Seminar by John Hutchinson of the Royal Veterinary College of the University of London, entitled, "Of kneecaps and false fingers: The evolution of sesamoid bones in vertebrate limbs," 3:30 p.m., Derring 4069

Friday, March 27, 2015: VTLS Seminar by Anna Panchenko of NCBI/NIH, entitled, "Modulation of protein-protein binding: physicochemical principles and applications," 12:20 p.m., VBI Conference Center

Wednesday, April 1, 2015: International Potluck Luncheon, sponsored by the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee.  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Life Sciences I Building Lobby/101

EEB Seminar Schedule

VTLS Seminar Schedule