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

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Our graduate program is designed to foster advanced biological research.

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  • "Integrating population genetic models with emerging functional genomic technologies to reveal the rules of proteome evolution"March 11, 2024 — NoonHutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • "Population Genomic Footprints of Adaptation, Old and Young"March 14, 2024 — 3:30 p.m.Computer Studies Bldg, Room 209
  • "From nucleotides to phenotypes: molecular evolution in extinct and extant seals"March 18, 2024 — NoonHutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium

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Recent News

Graduate student Sakura Hamazaki awarded the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Fellowship

December 21, 2023

Congratulations to graduate student Sakura Hamazaki for being awarded the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundat ...

Dragony Fu explains the future of mRNA

October 3, 2023

“If we are currently witnessing mRNA vaccine 1.0 for COVID-19, then 2.0 will address two furth ...

Biochemistry major, Margaret (“Maggie”) Hoare ’24, receives Beckman Scholarship for research

September 19, 2023

Two University of Rochester students have been named recipients of the Beckman Scholars Program, an ...

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Student in a lab coat holds a dish plant-derived material printed on media and made with 3d bioprinting.

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Printing plant-based pharmaceuticals—without plants

Rochester undergraduates developed a 3D-bioprinting system to replicate chemicals found in plants, including those endangered by climate change.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

The Department of Biology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe it is our responsibility to redress inequities present in our department and to foster a community in which every member feels welcome, safe, and appreciated.

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Spotlight On...

Anushka Jain, Graduate Student


I am a second year PhD student with Prof. Sina Ghaemmaghami. I am currently trying to establish single cell proteomics (SCP) in the lab, with the help of Mass Spec Resource lab at URMC...

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