Welcome to the Schmale Laboratory at Virginia Tech!
Little is known about the long distance transport of microorganisms in the atmosphere. We have developed technologies with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to study microorganisms hundreds of meters above the surface of the earth. We are using robots to track the movement of hazardous agents in the water.
New strategies are needed to detect, monitor, and control mycotoxins (fungal chemicals that are harmful to domestic animals and humans) in feed and food products. We use gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to detect and quantify mycotoxins in small grains and barley ethanol co-products.
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where we are located
translational plant sciences
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|413 Latham Hall, Ag Quad Lane
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0390
|office phone: (540)
lab phone: (540) 231-0733
fax: (540) 231-7477