• October 2018_Kevin Edgar, VTCDD member, professor in the department of Sustainable Biomaterials, and associate dean of VT's graduate school, has received two grants from the NSF to study new ways to use plant and woody polymers to improve medical drug delivery and solubility. This research is a collaborative project with Lynne Taylor at Purdue Univ.  Read More
  • September 2018_ Zhi Sheng, VTCDD member and assistant professor at the VT Carilion Research Institute has discovered that a gene involved in the body's sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.  Read More
  • August 2018 -Webster Santos, VTCDD member in the department of Chemistry, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Virginia has received funding to fight a type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Read More  
  • April 2018_Pablo Sobrado, VTCDD member and professor of biochemistry, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia has discovered a mechanism responsible for antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy.   Read More