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Hopkins’ Lab Hosts 2019 Hellbender Symposium

JUNE 24, 2019

The 9th Biennial Hellbender Symposium held in Blacksburg (June 17-20) was a huge success!!  With support from the Fralin Life Science Institute, the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, and several other contributors, Virginia Tech hosted ~90 people from academia, zoos/aquaria, NGOs, and state and federal agencies.  Scientists from as far away as Japan were in attendance.  Hopkins lab members Clara Frazier, Thomas GalliganSky Button, Brian Case, Jordy GroffenBecca O’Brien, and Arden Blumenthal all presented their research ...

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Hopkins Appointed Chair for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee to Review USGS Laboratories

October 10, 2018

From VTx News

William A. Hopkins­­, professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been appointed chair to a committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Review of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Laboratories: Processes, Procedures, and Best Practices to Meet National Needs.

Hopkins will chair the committee for the duration of a 30-month analysis of all U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory facilities.

Hopkins, who has served on several National ...

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