Category results for: Research

Traversing the James River to learn about its biodiversity and history

Students have been participating in VCU’s experiential Footprints on the James course are also helping professors from across the U.S. test new river-based field lessons. This summer’s Footprints on the James includes two courses: Footprints on the James: The Natural History of the James River Watershed, taught by Daniel Carr, an assistant professor in the […]

An aspiring dentist discovers a passion for ecology

Drashty Mody, a biology major set to graduate in May, is on the pre-dentistry track at VCU. She was placed last year in the research lab of Rima Franklin, Ph.D., associate professor of microbial ecology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. At first she was nervous that Franklin’s ecological research seemed like no more […]

Spring Research Showcase

The Integrative Life Sciences Student Organization is presenting its annual research showcase on Thursday, April 14th from 11am – to 4pm. Come to The Commons Virginia Rooms A-D to witness students giving presentations on their own research findings. Oral presentations will also be available over Zoom. Contact for any questions.

VCU News: From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Sivam Bhatt and Anubhav Thapaliya are Biology majors that have been busy conducting research on specific genes that impact the development of zebrafish and blood stem cell generation in the lab of Erich Damm, PH.D. None of this would have been possible without the  Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund  grants that further research like […]

VCU News: A VCU-led experiment will improve forecasts of how the forest carbon cycle responds to disturbances — a key question for climate change

VCU researchers, including Chris Gough and Maxim Grigri of the Biology department, led a research project to elucidate the ways in which forest disturbances affect carbon uptake and storage in forests. Read the full article, “A VCU-led experiment will improve forecasts of how the forest carbon cycle responds to disturbances — a key question for […]

VCU News: Students’ plan for at-home COVID-19 testing kit recognized by Clinton Foundation

Four biology majors are among a team trying to develop an at-home testing kit for COVID-19 – work which has been recognized by the Clinton Foundation. Read the full article, “Students’ plan for at-home COVID-19 testing kit recognized by Clinton Foundation” by James Shea at VCU News. Teerth Patel, Sivam Bhatt, Nuhash Bhuiyan, and Anubhav […]

Biology junior earns prestigious NIH scholarship

Anirban Mahanty, a junior biology major at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named a recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the National Institutes of Health, making him the third VCU student in four years to receive the highly competitive national award. Read the full article “VCU biology major’s passion for medicine, science and research leads […]

VCU News: Biology researcher explores a way to stop coronavirus infection cycle.

VCU News has published an article on extremely important research being conducted in Derek Prosser’s Membrane Biology Lab. Derek Prosser is investigating whether SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can be stopped from entering cells. If it can, the infection life cycle can be broken. Read the full VCU News article “Is it possible to […]

Meet a Biology Student

VCU Biology undergraduate David Huey answered questions about his interests and experiences in research and academics. Read the Q & A With Dalton Huey on the Biology website.

VCU Biology and Environmental Film Festival to co-host “The Story of Plastic” free screening, 2/13

VCU Biology Department and RVA Environmental Film Festival is co-hosting the “The Story of Plastic” film screening at Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace Street on February 13 at 6 p.m, followed by a panel discussion.The Story of Plastic exposes and uncovers the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Request your free […]

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