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Take a Virtual Tour of Our Graduate Program!

February 4, 2021 - Meet faculty and PhD students who explain why the University of Rochester is an ideal choice for your graduate education.

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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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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

  • “Is Evolution Predictable? A comparison between replicated hybrid zones and its implications for reproductive isolation”May 20, 2022 — 3 p.m.Dewey Hall, Room 2162
  • "Characterizing tRNA methyltransferase enzyme families to understand the biological impact of tRNA modifications"June 21, 2022 — 2 p.m.Hutchison, 140, Lander Auditorium

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Recent News

Lynn Sidor honored with Edward Peck Curtis Award

April 19, 2022

Eleven University students have been selected as recipients of the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...

Lynn Sidor awarded the DoD NDSEG fellowship!

April 5, 2022

Graduate student Lynn Sidor has been awarded a fellowship from the National Defense Science and Engi ...

Maria Castano wins the Best Poster award for the Natural Sciences at ASE Graduate Research Symposium

March 25, 2022

Congratulations to Maria Castano (Uy Lab) for winning the "Best Poster" award for Natural Sciences a ...

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Diego Ocampo

benraissVisiting Student, The Uy Lab

I am currently studying the patterns of divergence in genomic, morphometric, and behavioral traits between different populations of a Neotropical bird species, and how birds of different populations interact and maybe hybridize...Read more >

Biobeams by Lynn Sidor.

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Finding art in the tools of science

This year’s Art of Science competition, which explores “the aesthetic beauty that results when science, art, and technology intersect,” drew more than 50 entries and more than 700 votes cast for People’s Choice.

Winning first place, Biobeams by Lynn Sidor, PhD candidate in the lab of Anne S. Meyer, associate professor of biology, shows the possible lensing effect of bacterial cells, creating “biobeams” of light, where the intensity of the scattered light corresponds to the intensity of the colors in the image.

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