Fralin Life Sciences Institute

Dean Sally Morton

Sally Morton
Interim Director

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The Fralin Life Sciences Institute is an investment institute committed to supporting research, education, and outreach in Virginia Tech’s life sciences community.

Residents of the institute's four flagship buildings are automatically considered affiliated faculty members and all other life science researchers on campus are invited to become affiliated faculty members.

Focus Areas

  • Vector-borne disease
  • Infectious disease and microbial sciences
  • Plant sciences
  • Obesity
  • Cancer biology
  • Ecology and organismal biology