Virginia Tech has announced the formation of a search committee to select the next executive director of the Fralin Life Sciences Institute.

Stefan Duma, executive director of Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, will chair the search committee.  Search committee members are as follows:

·      Daniela Cimini – professor, Biological SciencesCollege of Science.

·      Tom Dingus – director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.

·      Mike Fox – professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

·     Glenda Gillaspy – professor and department head, BiochemistryCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

·     Alan Grant – dean,  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

·       Machelle Hall – project manager, Fralin Life Sciences Institute.

·      Bill Hopkins – professor and director, Global Change Center,  Fish and Wildlife ConservationCollege of Natural Resources and Environment.

·      Margie Lee – professor and department head, Biomedical Sciences and PathobiologyVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

·      X. J. Meng – university distinguished professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

·      T. M. Murali – professor, Computer ScienceCollege of Engineering.

·      Dwayne Pinkney – senior vice president for operations and administration.

·      Amy Pruden-Bagchi – W. Thomas Rice professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering.

·      Janet Webster – director of administration, Fralin Life Sciences Institute.

Lynn Byrd, human resources project manager in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and Kim Borkowski, administrative assistant to the director in the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, will serve as search committee staff.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Korn Ferry, the firm retained by the university to assist in this search via email ( Nominations may also be sent via campus mail to 4101 North End Center, 300 N. Turner Street (0921).

Position description, application process, and search updates will be available on the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation ( website.  


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