A Virginia Tech scientist has found a way to not only track viral hijackers, but also potentially stop them from replicating.
A Virginia Tech invasive plant expert will be briefing congressional staff members on Monday on the best ways to increase the use of plants for biofuels without sowing an environmental nightmare in the process.
Andrew joined the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science in May 2011 and has been indispensable in the Seed Metabolic Regulation lab.
What some farmers grow as pasture plants others view as weeds. But with the need to cheaply feed food animals rising, circumstances are right for the weed invasion to escalate, says Jacob Barney, an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Fralin Life Science Institute affiliate.
David Haak is interested in identifying the genetic basis of plant adaptation to biotic stress (pests) and abiotic stress (drought), with particular interest in understanding how plant defense traits are shaped by ecological and environmental conditions, pertinent in a changing climate.
Michael Flessner's research program focuses on solving weed management challenges currently facing the commonwealth, with an emphasis placed on sustainable and economic solutions.
"Now that we have found that they are sharing all this information, the next question is, 'What exactly are they telling each other?'," says Professor Jim Westwood.
David Langston comes home to the Hokie Nation as the new director for the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
Kathryn Fiedler, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. student grant.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1982, Henry P. Wilson served as director of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center for more than 13 years.
Researchers have found a natural and effective way to kill poison ivy using a naturally occurring fungus that grows on plant's seed.
Elizabeth Grabau and Eric Hallerman are using a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service to share lessons learned in the U.S. with their Chinese counterparts.
Boris Vinatzer, professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science, has developed a naming system based on an organism's genome sequence.
John Jelesko was recognized for his contributions to the field of plant specialized metabolism, particularly in how master regulatory loci and alkaloid-specific transport processes regulate alkaloid accumulation levels.
For more than 30 years, Virginia Tech researchers working at the Powell River Project have broken new scientific ground on how to restore lands disturbed by coal mining.
David Schmale's research using drones -- also called unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs -- to explore microbial life in the atmosphere earned him a spot on the prestigious list of international scientists, engineers, and thinkers whose innovations change the world.
Sixteen Virginia Tech faculty, students, and alumni, joined by members of the local community, will highlight the second TEDxVirginiaTech event on Nov. 9, 2013, at the newly opened Center for the Arts.