Faculty

  • Cimini, Daniela

    Cimini, Daniela

    Associate Professor

    cimini@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | College of Science | Dynamics of Chromosome Segregation

    Dynamics of mitosis and the mitotic apparatus   Cells maintain a correct chromosome number by equally segregating their chromosomes into two daughter cells at… Read More

  • Davalos, Rafael

    Davalos, Rafael

    Professor

    davalos@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | Biomedical Engineering and Sciences | Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology | Mechanical Engineering | College of Engineering | Cell Membrane Transport | Microfluidics

    Bioengineering, biotransport, microfluidic tissue mimics, cellular engineering microsystems, tissue scaffolds, cancer detection and treatment cDEP for Isolation of Rare Cells: Dielectrophoresis (DEP), the electrokinetic… Read More

  • De Vita, Raffaella

    De Vita, Raffaella

    Associate Professor

    devita@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | College of Engineering | Biomechanics | Cell Membrane Transport | Cellular Mechanics | Soft Tissue Mechanics

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  • Jones, Caroline

    Jones, Caroline

    Assistant Professor

    jonescn@vt.edu

    Biological Sciences | College of Science | Host-Pathogen Interactions | Immunology and Infectious Diseases | Inflammation | Lab on a Chip

    The Jones Lab is a multidisciplinary research team focused on bridging cutting edge engineering disciplines with immunology to prevent, diagnose, and treat immune-related disorders.… Read More

  • Jung, Sunny

    Jung, Sunny

    Associate Professor

    sunnyjsh@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | College of Engineering | Biofluids | Fluid-Structure Interaction | Multiphase Fluid Dynamics | Nonlinear Dynamics

    Animals and plants interact with surrounding fluids everyday, e.g. drinking, breathing, swimming, flying, washing, etc. Dr. Jung's research interests are a variety of fluid… Read More

  • Lazar, Iuliana

    Lazar, Iuliana

    Associate Professor

    lazar@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | College of Science | Microfluidics | Proteomics

    Lab-on a-chip, mass spectrometry, biological signaling and cell cycle. Research is focused on the development of advanced microfluidics, proteomics and mass spectrometry technologies for… Read More

  • Marr, Linsey

    Marr, Linsey

    Associate Professor

    lmarr@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Civil and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering | Air Quality Engineering

    Fate and transport of atmospheric pollutants, environmental and health impacts of engineered nanoparticles, bioaerosols Outdoor air pollution is responsible for hundreds of thousands of… Read More

  • Melville, Steve

    Melville, Steve

    Associate Professor

    melville@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | College of Science | Bacterial Nanomachines | Gliding Motility | Infectious Diseases | Molecular Biology | Protein Secretion Machinery | Type IV pili

    My lab studies the molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of bacterial nanomachines involved in motlity and protein secretion.  Molecular motors that hydrolyze ATP are… Read More

  • Phillips, John

    Phillips, John

    Professor

    jphillip@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | College of Science

    Neuroethology, Sensory Biology, Magnetoreception, Photoreception, Orientation/Navigation, Spatial Behavior, Cue Integration, Visual Signaling Research in the Phillips Lab focuses on the sensory basis of spatial… Read More

  • Ross, Shane

    Ross, Shane

    Associate Professor, Budget Manager

    sdross@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise | College of Engineering | Aerobiology | Atmospheric Transport | Microbe Transport | Transport in Dynamical Systems

    Ross is author of more than 50 publications, including 30 journal articles (1600+ citations, h-index of 21) in the fields of  modeling, nonlinear dynamics,… Read More

  • Schmale, David

    Schmale, David

    Professor, Director and Recruiting Coordinator

    dschmale@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Aerobiology | Microbe Transport

    Aerobiology, biosecurity, mycotoxicology, invasive species, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) One of the goals of the Schmale lab is to understand how microorganisms are transported… Read More

  • Schmelz, Eva

    Schmelz, Eva

    Associate Professor

    eschmelz@vt.edu

    Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Sphingolipid metabolites as lipid second messengers are involved in the regulation of cell growth and death, but some metabolites are actively promoting inflammation, migration,… Read More

  • Shahab, Shima

    Shahab, Shima

    Assistant Professor

    sshahab@vt.edu

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | College of Engineering | Biomimetic Locomotion | Contactless Acoustic Energy Transfer | Energy Harvesting

    Multiphysics Intelligent and Dynamical Systems (MInDS) laboratory focuses on the intersection of smart materials and dynamical systems for various interdisciplinary applications such as energy… Read More

  • Socha, Jake

    Socha, Jake

    Associate Professor, Co-Director and Rotation Coordinator

    jjsocha@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | Biomedical Engineering and Sciences | Materials Science and Engineering | College of Engineering | Biomechanics | Organismal Biomechanics

    Comparative biomechanics; bio-inspired engineering; animal locomotion; respiration, circulation, and feeding in insects; gliding in animals; synchrotron x-ray imaging; tomography Research in the Socha Lab… Read More

  • Stremler, Mark

    Stremler, Mark

    Professor

    stremler@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics | Biomedical Engineering and Sciences | Mechanical Engineering | Biofluids | Fluid Mechanics | Microfluidics | Modeling Transport Phenomenon | Nanoscale Transport | Transport in Dynamical Systems

    My research activities are primarily in the area of fluid mechanics, with emphasis on mixing in laminar flows and vortex dynamics, and a particular… Read More

  • Thompson, Theresa

    Thompson, Theresa

    Associate Professor

    tthompson@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Systems Engineering | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | College of Engineering | Water Quality Monitoring and Management

    Ecological engineering, stream and wetlands restoration, urban watershed management My research program focuses on the protection and restoration of stream and wetland systems. A… Read More

  • Yang, Zhaomin

    Yang, Zhaomin

    Associate Professor

    zmyang@vt.edu

    Personal Webpage

    Biological Sciences | College of Science | Microbiology

    Microbial genetics, molecular biology, signal transduction, prokaryotic development, biofilm formation and surface motility, Type-IV pilus as a nanomotor and biological sensor, pathogenesis and vaccines… Read More