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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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Purba Gupta, Graduate Student, The Portman Lab
I am looking at the genetic architecture of natural variation in sex-specific behaviors in the nematode, C. elegans... More »


Undergraduate Degrees

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  • BS in Biological Sciences
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    • Biochemistry
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    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Genetics
    • Neuroscience
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In the News

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Jack Werren's article featured in Highlights in Reproductive Biology
July 2, 2015
Males and females are made different through a diverse assortment of molecular mechanisms.
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Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
April 21, 2015
Culver became interim dean in July 2014 following Joanna Olmsted’s retirement, after three years chairing the Department of Biology.
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Kathy Giardina receives Witmer Award for Distinguished Service
April 15, 2015
Giardina has been with the department for more than 40 years and in her current role since 2007.
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Upcoming Events

"Topoisomerase 2, Antagonistic Pleiotropy, and Lifespan"
July 27, 2015
Hutchison 473
Dr. David Goldfarb
University of Rochester
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