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Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

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  • October 23, 12:00 p.m.
    Dr. Jeff Sekelsky

    “The Dark Knight Bloom helicase trilogy: preventing, promoting, and patterning crossovers”

    Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
  • October 24, 7:00 p.m.
    Dr. John Jaenike

    "Scientific Challenges to Darwin's Theory of Evolution"

    Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
  • October 27, 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Alan Moses

    “Tinkering with signaling: evolution of post-translational regulatory networks”

    Hutchison 316
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Sina Ghaemmaghami Honored with Goergen Award for Teaching Excellence

October 17, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, S ...

Department of Biology Fall Retreat, October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017

On October 9, 2017 the Department of Biology held our annual Fall Retreat at the gorgeous Bristol Ha ...

John Jaenike's Field Guide to Fruit Flies Documents These Surprisingly Close Human Relatives

October 5, 2017

“Fruit flies can reveal a lot about genetics, disease progression, addiction, crop parasites, ...


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Thao Kim Dao

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I am currently working on a project about the shell formation of the snail Ilyanassa obsoleta. We are trying to figure out the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control the coiling of Ilyanassa.... Read more >

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