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Meliora Weekend

October 4, 2019 - Members of the Department of Biology put on a Scavenger Hunt & Research Showcase. Visitors were treated to scientific demonstrations, an undergraduate poster session, and information about many of our programs.

Department News

Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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Long Story Short

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver spares no effort as she places a hood over towering biology graduate Adam Johnson during the doctoral ceremony. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

May 1, 2019

Faculty, staff, and students applaud Professor John Jaenike on teaching his last class after 36 years. John is slated to retire in January of 2020.

Community Engagement

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Majors & Minors

Biology is one of the most popular undergraduate programs at Rochester.

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Graduate Studies

Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.

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We unify the academic and research strengths of the University and its Medical Center.

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  • November 22, 3 p.m.
    Dr. Jacob Landis

    “Genomic components underlying evolutionary patterns of plant adaptation:  From populations to the angiosperm tree of life”

    Hutchison 316
  • November 25, Noon
    Drs. Kaye Thomas and Yurong Gao

    “Improving your view: A deeper dive into advanced confocal and multiphoton applications”

    Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
  • November 26, 7 p.m.
    Dr. Edmund Lalor

    “Perceptionas controlled hallucination”

    Rochester Science Cafe
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Recent News

Nancy Chen Seeks to Understand an Endangered Species, Bird by Bird

September 27, 2019

According to a recent analysis published in the journal Science, the number of birds in the United S ...

Jack Werren Says Genetics Models Move Beyond Drosophila and the Humble Lab Mouse

September 10, 2019

Geneticists tend to crowd around a few favorite organisms that have long histories in research and a ...

Anne Meyer says CRISPR Now Cuts and Splices Whole Chromosomes

September 3, 2019

Imagine a word processor that allowed you to change letters or words but balked when you tried to cu ...


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Marcus Kilwein

profile imageGraduate Student, The Welte Lab

I am researching how Drosophila embryos utilize their fat reserves.  Our lab and others have demonstrated that lipid droplets (fat storage organelles) are highly motile, but little is known about the functions of this motility... Read more >

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