Fralin Life Sciences Institute
The Fralin Life Sciences Institute at Virginia Tech strives to improve the human condition by supporting innovative environmental life sciences research, education, and outreach. The institute is an instrument of strategic university investment committed to enhancing the quality, quantity, and competitiveness of innovative environmental and life sciences research, education, and outreach across Virginia Tech. Residents of the institute's five buildings are automatically considered affiliated faculty members:
Faculty that actively participate in institute sponsored activities, including participation in institute funded Centers and focus areas, use of core facilities housed and supported by the institute, and participation in Institute supported graduate and undergraduate programs are invited to become affiliated faculty members. Affiliated faculty members are given resources necessary to explore new, innovative science that benefits people in the New River Valley, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the world. Through seminars, conferences and research group support, the Institute serves as a meeting point for progressive ideas involving multidisciplinary research.