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The 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance, the Black Alumni Reunion, the football squad's Spring Game ... campus has been busy in April.  

Virginia Tech’s national championship group judging team
Virginia Tech’s national championship group judging team: (front row) Chris Moritz, Sam Withers, Sabrina Vladu, Morgan Ré, assistant coach Alexandra Schmidt, Megan Leach, Peter Guo; (back row) Jirius Abdallah, Annie Konjevoda, Cameron Bermand, and Ben Smith. Not pictured: Izzy Fish, assistant coaches Mike Baszmierowski and Daniel Smith, and coach John Galbraith.

The 2018 Virginia Tech Hokies Soil Judging Team took first place among 22 teams in the group judging event at the Soil Science Society of America’s National Intercollegiate Soil Judging Contest held March 23 in Martin, Tennessee.  

Professor of Biochemistry Pablo Sobrado and graduate student Heba Abdelwahab
Professor of Biochemistry Pablo Sobrado and graduate student Heba Abdelwahab

In collaboration with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Virginia Tech research team has discovered a mechanism responsible for antibiotic resistance in the bacteria that cause leprosy and tuberculosis.

Virginia Tech alumni Renae and J. Pearson
Zhiyong Cheng (left), assistant professor of human nutrition, food, and exercise

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has found that a fat cell remodeling pathway was regulated by an estrogen receptor (ERa) that played a major role in the difference in fat accumulation among men and women.

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