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May 2014 Newsletter

Biology is the study of life and living things, from single cells to vast ecosystems. At the University of Rochester, the department of biology is united by its interest in genetics and commitment to research.

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Undergraduate Degrees

  • BA in Biology
  • BS in Biochemistry
  • BS in Cell & Developmental Biology
  • BS in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • BS in Microbiology
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  • Cellular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Ecology and evolutionary biology
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In the News

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Are Male Brains Wired to Ignore Food for Sex?
October 17, 2014
Choosing between two good things can be tough.
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Less effective DNA repair process takes over as mice age
September 11, 2014
Process may explain why damaged DNA contributes to cancer and other age-related illnesses.
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Targeting Cells’ Protein-making Machinery May Stop Harmful Bacteria
September 8, 2014
New possibilities for stopping super-bugs.
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Upcoming Events

"Cellular mechanics and cell shape change during Drosophila gastrulation"
October 20, 2014
Schlegel Hall, Room S207
Dr. Eric Wieschaus
Princeton University
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