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Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 15th, 2020 - The Department of Biology virtually conferred degrees to two hundred and twenty majors in the Undergraduate Program in Biology and Medicine (UPBM).

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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.

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Department of Biology Retreat, August 23, 2019

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Community Engagement

Expanding our education mission to diverse demographics of the greater Rochester community

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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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Upcoming Events

  • June 24, 2 p.m.
    Virtual Orientation Event for First-Year Students Preparing to Major within the Biological SciencesRegister here.
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Recent News

Rose Driscoll Offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 12, 2020

Eighteen current and former University of Rochester students have been offered National Science Foun ...

Fu lab's research into RNA structure and function provides key information for developing coronavirus treatments

April 29, 2020

“Our strength as a university is our diversity of research expertise, combined with our highly ...

Ching-Ho Chang a recipent of the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

February 13, 2020

Ching-Ho Chang, a graduate student in the Larracuente lab, is a recipient of the DeLill Nasser ...


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Lauren Gregory

profile imageGraduate Student, The Brisson Lab

I work with asexual, female pea aphids. These insects produce clonal daughters that are winged or wingless, depending on the environment that their mother experiences. If a wingless mother resides on a crowded plant, this induces a stress response, and she will produce a high proportion of winged daughters who can disperse to a more suitable host. I’m working on understanding the hormonal regulation of this morph determination... Read more >

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