Category results for: Research

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 […]

VCU News: VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in yeast

Derek Prosser was awarded a 5-year CAREER Award by the NSF for his research into non-clathrin membrane transport pathways. This $1.3 million award will support Prosser as he studies lesser known transport pathways that are not yet well understood. Read the full article “VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in […]

NSF: Structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture

Chris Gough co-authored a study on carbon sequestration which was funded and recently featured by the National Science Foundation. The study demonstrated the importance of a forest’s structural complexity to carbon sequestration. Read the full article on the NSF website entitled “Structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture” by NSF public affairs. Chris Gough is […]

Explore Neon Workshop: Register by Sept. 27th

This two-day workshop introduces participants to NEON, teaches them how to access and work with NEON data, and allows them to interact with NEON science staff to get assistance working on the data they are interested in using. The workshop includes hands-on, interactive instruction on how to access and work with NEON data, both through […]

Biology faculty member named “Rockstar Fundraising Researcher”

Santiago Lima, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Biology.  He is a teacher-scholar, and teaches a 3-course series in Cancer Biology that covers the fundamentals of cancer and gets students into the lab to conduct research. As a researcher, Lima is interested in understanding the molecular and metabolic changes that occur in […]

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