The Integrated Life Sciences Building is a flagship building of the Fralin Life Science Institute, an investment institute committed to supporting research, education, and outreach in Virginia Tech’s life sciences community.

Residents of the ILSB are automatically considered Fralin-affiliated faculty members and are given resources necessary to explore new and innovative science that benefits people in the New River Valley, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the world. 

The ILSB houses four colleges with faculty conducting research in cardiovascular disease, cancer, muscle physiology, virology, neuroscience, aquaculture, metabolism, obesity, healthy ecosystems, and community health. Research conducted by each college shares certain similarities in topic and procedure with the objective to create a forum of discussion for new ideas through collaboration and synergism.  ILSB residents have a recurring monthly research seminar series and get together for a building social each semester.


David A. Brown is the Fralin Life Science Institute principal scientist responsible for general oversight and coordination.

Franc-Eric Wiedmer is the operations coordinator responsible for building operations and daily management.