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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
  • BS in Molecular Genetics
  • BS in Neuroscience
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Graduate Degrees

  • PhD
  • MS
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Our Faculty Research

  • Cellular biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Ecology and evolutionary biology
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In the News

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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.
South American Ant
Newly Discovered Species of Ant Supports Controversial Theory
August 21, 2014
The findings were published in the journal Current Biology.
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Upcoming Events

"Promises and pitfalls of phylogenomics – what can army ants, stinging wasps, and comb jellies tell us?"
September 26, 2014
Hutchison 316
Marek Borowiec
University of California, Davis
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