January 22, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Important Dates for Spring 2019:

March 1 - Deadline for Fall 2019 IGC Admission & Fellowship Applications
March 7 & 8 - ComSciCon , hosted by the Center for Communicating Science
March 22 - GCC Distinguished Lecture , Andrew Hoffman, Lyric Theatre
April 25 - IGC Graduate Symposium , Fralin Hall
13 undergraduates awarded GCC research grants for 2019

This year’s research grant funds total $11,500, spanning 11 projects across 6 departments. Students will present their research findings as a poster at either the VT Experiential Learning Conference or the VT Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium..

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Graduate Courses in Spring 2019:
FREC 5164 - Population Genomics
T/R 12:30 - 1:45pm
Instructor: Jason Holliday
W 10:10 am - 12:05 pm
Instructors: Bill Huckle, Catherine Cotrupi
AROUND CAMPUS
Seminars and Events of Interest:
Women in (Geo)Sciences Dr. Laura Sands , Professor in the Center for Gerontology and Editor in Chief of the journal Innovation in Aging - Data sharing and authorship
Wednesday, 1/23 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
2062 Derring Hall, Museum of Geosciences *please bring dish or snack to share
Rachel Brooks , IGC Fellow, SPES - Biological Control of the Invasive Tree of-Heaven
Wednesday, 1/23 at 12:00 pm
MLK Jr. Seminar Dr. Paul Turner , Yale Biologist -  Harnessing virus biodiversity to develop new therapies against multi-resistant bacteria
Friday, 1/25 at 12:20 pm
Biocomplexity Institute Auditorium, Steger Hall
EEB: Dr. Jeremy Draghi , Brooklyn College CUNY - Complex roles of natural selection in innovation and coexistence
Friday, 1/25 at 3:00 pm
4069 Derring Hall
GEOS: Dr. Peter van Kekan , Carnegie Institution for Science
Friday, 1/25 at 3:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall
Translational Plant Sciences Mini-Symposium: Feb 15, 2019
Registration is open for the 2019 Translational Plant Sciences (TPS) mini-symposium: Plants in a Changing Environment. Held at the Inn at VT and organized by Drs. Eric Beers & Amy Brunner.

tps.vt.edu
NEWSWORTHY
Researchers test a new environmental quality sensing system

VT NEWS Several GCC Faculty are part of team testing an integrated environmental quality sensing system, called Envōk. The user-deployed network composed of wireless microprocessing nodes that are capable of connecting to a wide range of...

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GCC & IGC Featured in December edition of the Fralin Explorer Magazine
Invasive Species! How the Barney Lab is assessing and reducing the risk of biological invader, including the research of IGC Fellows Becky Fletcher and Vasiliy Lakoba


Epic Adventure in Ecuador : stories and photos from the undergrads of the 2018 Tropical Biology & Conservation course co-taught by Drs. Moore and Hopkins 
FACULTY & FELLOW SPOTLIGHT
Josef Uyeda - Biological Sciences

Dr. Uyeda's research program focuses on understanding the drivers of long-term evolutionary change and how these are connected to the ecological, environmental and genetic drivers that we study in contemporary populations.

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Ariel Heminger - School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

In Spring 2017, Ariel joined as a Ph.D. student in Dr. David Haak 's lab. Ariel studies the relationships between plants, insects, and microbes. She is interested in understanding how biotic and abiotic factors can impact this relationship and...

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