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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 sample microbes hundreds of meters above the surface of the earth.

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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413 Latham Hall
Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

office phone: (540) 231-6943
lab phone: (540) 231-0733
fax: (540) 231-7477
email: dschmale@vt.edu

twitter: @SchmaleLab